SUMMER ESSENTIALS


Is it just me or does anyone else think that summer is going by way toooooo quickly? We're almost halfway through July...and I'm kinda freaking out here! Anyone else? I thought it would be fun to round up a few summer essentials....because everybody needs a giant inflatable flamingo in their life...right!

Essentials for summer time!

1. Straw Bag
2. Rose Gold Inflatable Flamingo
3. SPF 40 Sunscreen
4. Blue Jays Hat
5. White Arizona Birkenstock (living in these alllllll summer long #pregnantwomandreamshoe )
6. Red One Piece Swimsuit
7. You Are Gold Water Cup

Such cute things hey!!? Would love to know what's on your summer essential list?

XO!
laura

 

YOUR FAVOURITE POSTS FROM 2015

Oh my gosh we are four days into 2016! 2016!!!!! It seems so crazy saying it out loud. I have a feeling this is going to be a good one but I'm pretty sure I always say that because of my optimistic nature ha.

But before all the 2016 planning, I want to share with you, your favourite posts from 2015. 2015 was an overall good year for the blog! I didn't do all the goals I wanted to but my readership increased...I also saw a lack of blogging in October-December which you can blame on the little 17.5 week old baby in my tummy! But don't get too mad because I'm sure that little baby is going to bring a lot of post inspiration this year ;)

So here you have it folks, your top 10 favourite posts from SSHEART in 2015! Thank you so much for continuing to journey with me :)

10. WARDROBE // 10

top posts from 2015

In this wardrobe post we shared how we won that huge prize from Mayfair (gift cards & stay at the Delta, which we used for our anni). I don't particularly love my outfit here but those leggings are beyond comfy! I'm now inspired to do another wardrobe post with my growing belly!

 

9. 20 GOALS FOR MY LAST YEAR AS A 20-SOMETHING

This year I turn the big 30 so I made a list of 20 goals that I would like to accomplish in my last year as a 20-something! Thankfully I've knocked a couple off the list but I got some work to do!

 

8. MY #1 RELATIONSHIP RULE

love in the forest

Last February I did a little relationship series which I received some great feedback from. I'm no relationship guru but through my own idiot mistakes and years of counselling others, I've accumulated some wisdom in this area ;) This post was about my #1 relationship rule.

 

7. RACHEL'S BACHELORETTE

CLUNG TO THE JUNG!

Last May my bestie got married and we went to town on her bachelorette (aka bed by 10pm and ceramic painting).

 

6. #CLUNGTOTHEJUNG IN IPHONE PHOTOS

CLUNGTOTHEJUNG

As I said right above, Rachel got married last May and IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST DAYS EVER!!!! The wedding was done right and everyone had so much fun. It was such an incredible day seeing my bestie marry the love of her life :)

 

5. PREGNANCY POST // 4 MONTH BUMP UPDATE

bump!

The start of the bump!! Oh my gosh it's (and I lols) have grown so much since then and I can't wait till month 5 where I can show my next update.

 

3. WE'RE HAVING A BABY!!!!

WE'RE HAVING A BABY!

Our baby announcement was my favourite post from 2015 but thanks to pinterest, a couple others ended up on top lols. We took some holiday photos with Rachael Alexandra Photography and were so excited to post this one and share the news that WE'RE HAVING A BABY!!!! 

 

2. EYE CANDY // 2

picnic in the spring

I did a couple of these EYE CANDY posts for inspiration and after pinning one of these photos, this became my second popular post of 2015...the power of pinterest!!

 

1. 5 BACKYARD PARTY IDEAS

BACKYARD PARTY!

I was totally planning on doing a lovely party in my backyard for my birthday but it ended up pouring rain and we had to throw on in our house :( We still had loads of fun and seeing this post again makes me excited to throw one of these this summer (with a little baby in tow!!!!)

 

So there you have it, your (and pinterest's) favourite posts from 2015!

XO,
laura

GIFTS FOR MOM

Mother's day is just around the corner...Sunday to be exact! Let's take some time to show some love to our mommas. Take her out for lunch or pick her up some peonies or use this gift guide for some inspiration...

Gift Guide for Moms

1. Rifle Paper Card
2. Prada Candy Florale Perfume (smells aaaamazing!)
3. Kate Spade Necklace
4. Daring Greatly (incredible book!!!)
5. Madewell Tote

Happy Wednesday!

xo,

s.s.♥︎.

APRIL FAVOURITES

Well, well, well. Another month GONE! April was great...but May...May will be GRAND because in May Rachel and Jason are getting MARRIED and it's one month closer to SUMMER!!!

Here are the top posts from April...

5. EYE CANDY // 2

April Favourites
cute-baby

And how cute is baby Nikolai???

3. BAND WIFE LIFE // ON FACING ANXIETY

Prince of peace

Real talk on facing anxiety.

2. BUDGETING AS A MARRIED COUPLE

Budgeting as a married couple
bachelorette-times

And the most popular post was the recap of Rachel's bachelorette! Can't wait to stand by this pretty lady as she marries the love of her life next month!!!

 

Goodbye April, HELLO MAY!

xo,

s.s.♥︎.

MARCH FAVOURITES

Oh goodness. Today is the LAST DAY OF MARCH. That means....1/4 of this year is DONZO! Are you freaking out or rejoicing? I'm definitely the latter because that means summer is nearing us...PTL!!! I have some fun projects in store for April (starting with a free April calendar printable tomorrow yay!) but before that, let's look back on your favourite posts in March.

5. ONE WORD POSTS

Sarah & I shared our one words for 2015. These are my faves. There are a bunch more people who are yet to share, so look forward to more encouraging one word posts!

4. BAND WIFE LIFE

This past month, James officially joined Towers & Trees and I officially became a BAND WIFE. He just got back his first tour with them and there are two more coming up (including one 3 week one!!) so expect more band wife life posts!

3. ONE WORD BREAKFAST 2015

I hosted the annual ONE WORD BREAKFAST. We gathered, ate, shared, laughed, cried, and painted! And Amy Gary took pretty pictures.

2. OUR HOME // KITCHEN (BEFORE)

I shared the before photos of our kitchen and showed you what's inspiring me..can't wait for that reno!!!

1. WARDROBE // 10

And the most popular post from March was WARDROBE // 10. I wore my fave leggings ever and shared with you that we won that Mayfair contest...#booyah.

 

Well those are your favourite posts from March! Looking forward to April posts. I'd love to know what YOUR fave posts are...what would you like to see more of on SSHEART?

Until next time,

s.s.♥︎.