Wednesday, May 25, 2022

I’m excited to announce the release of my new book, 𝘚𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘗𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘵: 50 𝘞𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘓𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘓𝘪𝘧𝘦. It’s currently available on Amazon in Kindle format. The paperback won’t be ready for another couple of weeks.⁣

This one is a short and petite “pocket book”. It is meant to serve as a quick dose of inspiration whenever you crave a bit of beachy goodness (and who doesn’t!) It's the type of book you can snuggle up with on the couch (or beach blanket) and read in one sitting, or pick just one chapter over a cup of tea.⁣

Here’s a taste of what it’s all about: ⁣

The beach is a mysterious, transformative, peaceful and intriguing environment that holds a special place in the hearts of many. Whether you live near the ocean, visit it occasionally, or have never stepped foot on its sandy shores, living a beach inspired life elevates the experience of the everyday. This book will inspire you to slow down and tune in to the wise words of wisdom the beach has to offer. ⁣

Infusing your life with the essence of the beach is really about seeking more of what we instinctively crave and thrive on—simplicity, peace, tranquility, freedom, connection, self-care, adventure, nature and fresh air. ⁣

𝘚𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘗𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘵 will help you hunt down the hidden seashells life has to offer and sprinkle each day with a dash of beach magic! ⁣

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! 🐚☀👙🌊🕶⁣
xo 𝒥𝑒𝓃𝓃𝒾𝒻𝑒𝓇⁣

Thursday, March 24, 2022

I'm so excited to announce the release of my new book, Preloved Chic: Stylish Secrets to Elevate Your Wardrobe With Second-Hand Fashion. It is currently available in Kindle format on Amazon and the paperback will be out shortly!⁣

Spring is in the air here in Nova Scotia. (If you live in the Southern Hemisphere and autumn is on your doorstep…enjoy! It’s my favorite time of year!) Many of us get an itch to update and refresh our wardrobes as the seasons transition. Instead of hitting repeat on your regular shopping habits, why not rethink your approach this year? Preloved Chic is here to help you build a wardrobe that is stylish, unique, budget-friendly and sustainable. It almost sounds too good to be true!⁣

The preloved fashion scene is taking the world by storm, and for good reason. Today’s conscious and savvy consumers are seeking out ways to both stretch their dollars, and consume more sustainably. Second-hand shopping ticks both these boxes.⁣

Are you curious about getting in on the action, but feel intimidated and overwhelmed? Maybe you’ve dabbled in preloved shopping, but are looking to expand your skills and hone your hunting techniques. Building a fantastic wardrobe with second-hand fashion is accessible to everyone, no matter your level of experience with fashion resale. I wrote this book from the perspective of an everyday woman (me). Although I don’t consider myself a fashionista, over the years I’ve developed a set of tools and strategies that have helped me achieve success on the second-hand market. I’m excited to share my stylish secrets with you

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Chapter 4 of my new book is titled "Set Yourself Up for Success". In it I discuss small ways to create a work-from-home space that encourages productivity and inspiration. ⁣

Whether I'm writing or doing accounting, I like to add touches of beauty to my home office space. Creating a pleasant atmosphere makes unpleasant tasks more enjoyable. Being surrounded by beauty improves my creativity when I'm working on a writing project. ⁣

It's no coincidence that this bouquet of wild roses in a mason jar ended up on the cover of my new book. This is what sat on my desk while I typed up the words to 𝘌𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘓𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘏𝘰𝘮𝘦. Its image seeped into my psyche when I was brainstorming ideas for the cover.⁣

What's your favorite way to elevate your home office workspace?

Thursday, August 19, 2021

One of my favorite parts of the self-publishing process is seeing my vision of the cover come to life. I'm so lucky to have @flourishellis to help me out! She is so talented and her artwork always captures exactly what I had in mind. She is also absolutely sweet and lovely to work with. (💖 Thank you so much Elka!)⁣

Something as simple as a mason jar of wildflowers can add so much beauty to our living spaces. I usually reach for what's outside my doorstep, which has been wild roses all summer long. My cover is meant to convey the same message as my book - that small intentional acts and thoughts can have a huge impact on how much we enjoy living in our homes.⁣

What's your favorite easy and inexpensive touch you like to add to your surroundings?

Wednesday, August 18, 2021


I’m really excited to announce the release of my new book, “Elevate Your Life at Home: Inspiring Ideas to Add Joy, Peace and Magic to Homelife". It is currently available in eBook format on Amazon (link in profile). The paperback will be out shortly. ⁣

As fall approaches, many of us will soon be returning to our regular routines. This usually coincides with busier schedules and lives. During hectic times, creating a peaceful and pleasant homelife becomes even more important. We all need an inviting space to retreat to at the end of each day to unwind, reset and replenish our souls. Our homes offer this safe and comforting refuge from the stressors and busyness of the outside world.⁣

Whether you are a homebody or not, this book will inspire you to view your homelife through a fresh lens. Elevating your life at home is not just about beautifying your surroundings. It’s also about how you and your loved ones live in and interact with the spaces of your home. My book offers inspirational and practical ideas to make life within the walls of your home as enjoyable as possible. Topics discussed include creative decorating ideas, organization and decluttering tips, flexible space solutions and most importantly, advice on how to develop an attitude of positivity and gratitude about your living space.⁣

Elevate Your Life at Home will get your creative juices flowing. You will be inspired, motivated and empowered to take action and create a life at home that includes more joy, peace and magic! ⁣

To give you a flavour of the book, this is a list of the chapters: ⁣
1. Sprinkle Your Home With Fairy Dust⁣
2. Choose Beauty⁣
3. Adopt a Vacation State of Mind⁣
4. Set Yourself up for Success⁣
5. Elevate Your Style at Home⁣
6. Invite Mother Nature in for a Visit⁣
7. Exercise Your Flexibility⁣
8. Clamp Down on Clutter With a Gentle Hand⁣
9. Tackle Household Problems Like a Superhero⁣
10. Combat Cabin Fever⁣
11. Love Your Perfectly Imperfect Home⁣
12. 100 Seasonal Ideas to Elevate Life at Home ⁣

Thank you so much to my readers! As a self-published author I appreciate your support!

Monday, August 16, 2021

Are you as big a fan of denim as I am? Once the cooler temperatures hit this fall, jeans will form the base of my outfits each day. I live a very casual lifestyle and spend a lot of time outdoors, so jeans suit me perfectly. I like pairing my denim with something a little dressier on top such as a cashmere sweater or silk blouse.

This fall I have five pairs of jeans slotted into my wardrobe. They are all exactly the same style and exactly the same size! I’m a creature of habit. Once I find something I really like, I stick with it. My “inventory” includes: dark indigo wash, two lightly distressed dark blue, washed black and grey.

My jeans are the Citizens of Humanity Rocket Crop. (I refuse to believe or care that skinny jeans are apparently no longer in style. They look good on my frame, and that’s all that matters) I’ve learned that their crop length is actually the perfect full-sized length on my 5’3” frame. This means I don’t have to spend extra on tailoring. If you know this brand, you are probably aware of how pricey they jeans are at full retail. ($250+)

I always buy my jeans on the second-hand market. This allows me to get the quality pieces I want for a fraction of the price. The trick to my success is knowing EXACTLY what I’m looking for. Because I know this style and size fits me perfectly, buying them on Ebay or Poshmark is pretty much risk free. I recently tore a huge hole in the seat of my distressed pair, and in 5 minutes I found myself a replacement for $45 on @poshmark

So, my tip today on buying second hand is knowing your brand, size and style. If you know these specifics, you can usually find what you are looking for. It may take a few months (or years in certain cases), but that special item will eventually turn up on the preloved market. This is such a fun and effective way to elevate your style!

Do you buy styles in multiples as well? Have you looked for multiples on the preloved market? If you already have a size/style/brand in your closet that you adore, buying another second hand can be a slam dunk.

PS – Junior peed on my jeans right after this photo was taken. Always the helper…. 

Sunday, August 15, 2021


Fall is just around the corner, so I figured this month would be the perfect time to offer a giveaway of my book, 𝘌𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘵𝘺𝘭𝘦. I’m offering a whopping 100 free copies of the eBook version on Goodreads!⁣

I wanted to create some excitement around the topic of personal style, as the change in season offers a great opportunity to shake things up! I’m also a big believer in intentional shopping, so putting some thought into your wardrobe ahead of time allows you to plan and budget any purchases you intend to make. ⁣

Although I wrote this book just last summer, it was really ten years in the making. Back in my mid-thirties, I hit a style and identity crisis. I was a stay-at-home mom to two busy toddlers, and felt like I was drowning under the weight of motherhood. I was putting almost zero effort into my personal appearance, and my self-esteem was at an all-time low. I knew drastic measures were in order, but I didn’t know where to begin. The idea of being a stylish, poised and pulled-together woman felt out of reach and inaccessible.⁣

I set off on a journey to elevate my personal style and improve my sense of self-worth. This book details the steps of my journey, and all the things I learned along the way. (It also reveals my many mistakes and embarrassing moments!) I felt that sharing my story was important, because I suspect many women feel, or have felt, the same way. As an “everyday woman”, I thought that others might find my realistic and relatable perspective helpful, comforting and inspiring.⁣

No matter where you stand on your own personal style journey, I think my book offers motivating and empowering ideas to help you along the way.⁣

First off, this giveaway is only open to residents of the US. (Sorry, this part was out of my control!!) In order to sign up, you will need to create a Goodreads account if you don’t already have one. From there, you can just click here to enter!

I hope you will join me on a personal style journey! Good luck!