drake general store giveaway

Exciting news! Today I have teamed up with Toronto’s own Drake General Store to offer a giveaway of $250 worth of some of my favourite items from their private label brands (which are Shared, Shared History, Held in Common, and Arborist). The Drake has long been one of my favourite shops to scout out unique gifts and treats, everything from emoji cookies to Tarot decks to vintage Canadiana postcards to playful Christmas tree ornaments. And, of course, ONESIES!

Update: December 13, 2013: This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Mariyah G. I have hidden the comments as some contained full email addresses. Thank you!

Geoff and I got grey onesies last year (sooooo sexy, you guys) and they are seriously hilarious.

One lucky winner will win the following:

Shared History soap in peppermint + mint leaves
Shared History adult onesie in red (in size of your choice)
Shared History kids’ onesie in red (in size of your choice)
Arborist Great Lakes touque
Shared History buffalo plaid pillow in green
Shared History knapsack in black

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To enter, please visit the Drake’s new webshop and let me know what your favourite item is in a comment below. Please be sure that I have a means of contacting you if you win! Also please note that I have comment moderation enabled to combat spam so your comment may take a few moments to appear.

This contest is open internationally, but please note that you are responsible for any duties and customs your country may charge. I will select one winner at random on Friday, December 13 and contact that person privately (the Drake will ship out your items).

Good luck!


repository pt. 11

A few things I’ve been meaning to share from here and there!

1. A new blog I’ve been enjoying lately is Quaintrelle, by Toronto publicist Ashley Bartlett. She started a series called The Portrait, and yours truly was the first subject. Thanks, Ashley!
2. I’ve shared a photo of our Christmas tree on Instagram, and received a few comments/questions about my narwhal ornament. I thought I had posted about them last year, but apparently I didn’t! I used this pattern from Grainline Studio (there’s actually a grey one and a white one on my tree but the white is a little camouflaged). Easy to make even without a sewing machine.
3. A little while ago Kelly from Design Crush designed a couple of calendars, Bloggers Love Cats and Bloggers Love Dogs, and asked a few of us to contribute to it. My Pony is in the calendar wearing a pineapple hat! All proceeds go the Humane Society of the United States, which is wonderful. You can purchase and download the calendars on Etsy.
4. A few of my favourite independent boutiques are now featured on the website Garmentory, where you can view and make offers on sale items from those shops. It’s a pretty neat concept, and I enjoyed this little Q&A with Summerland. The boutiques on Garmentory are pretty much the coolest ones.
5. I think that Sarah peeked inside my brain when she styled the Cursive Design fall/winter 2013 lookbook. Soft white fluff and a soft white kitty and the prettiest jewelry. 
6. I have recently become completely addicted to Mila Fragrance’s  bath oil in Chiara. There’s nothing like a warm bath when it’s cold, and this one smells sensuous and earthy and leaves my skin so soft. Love it.

A lovely gift that I received recently is a set of custom stamps from Sycamore Street Press, from the  Versailles Collection: a pretty monogram and a return address stamp (edited here, obviously!) which I plan to use on our holiday cards. As you can see, they are so beautiful and special. Thanks, Eva!