Frosty & Snow, man!

December is a very busy month for Bagels, as it is for many families. We celebrate two birthdays, our anniversary, and of course Christmas! Keep Reading


My sister’s wedding was already a month and a half ago! How on earth does time fly by so quickly?

I suppose it’s true what they say “time flies when you’re having fun.”

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Wedding bells are getting louder!

There are officially only 26 days until my big sister’s wedding and I couldn’t be more pumped! Last weekend she drove to our house (90min drive) and then the two of us drove another hour to the city where I work to meet our mum for some shopping. Both mum and I needed dresses for the big day and we were on the hunt. 

Mum found a lovely dark blue dress from “Melanie Lynn” after some searching at a few other stores. It has a chiffon ‘cape’ overtop and som pretty beading running up from the hem. I found a gorgeous eggplant purple dress from “Le Chateau.” It had three quarter length sleeves, a hem that hits around the knee, and it’s all lace. I just love it!

We made some other stops on our shopping adventure: Lush to scope out the soaps and bath bombs; Sephora to look at makeup for the big day; and the freshly squeezed shop for some pina colada smoothies (I added frozen yogurt to mine). After some more walking around we went out for dinner – just the girls. It was a perfect day and it was so sad to part ways and drive away from mum. I was lucky to be driving with my sister, it was much less lonely. 

catching up while mum tries on dresses.
becca & mum enjoying their bevvies
capturing the conversation… and the fun!

That night we had a brief visit with our friends Kendra & Rob to gift Kendra with her birthday bath bomb. Then we left for the big city (luckily I wasn’t the driver for this trip). We celebrated my mother-in-law’s birthday on Sunday with church, dinner out, and tea with cakes after. The hubby and I got back a bit later than planned, but it was for a good cause. 

Another busy week ahead: working all week, running tomorrow night, going to a glow night on Wednesday, yoga on Thursday, and planning on surprising my Gramma with a visit after work on Friday. I know it’s gonna fly by and then we will be that much closer to my sister’s wedding!

Until next time,


Bridal Shower for Becca

Well folks, I did it. I survived the back-to-back-to-back (to back to back!) weekends of wedding adventures!! From weddings for friends, to bridal showers and a bachelorette party for my sister, I’ve come out the other side. Somewhat exhausted and not –really– looking forward to a crazy full work week, but we’re back to sorts soon enough and only about six weeks to go until my big sister’s big day!

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A Celebration of Love

Hello Again darlings! Two posts in two days, I must be doing something right, eh?

This is going to be very light on words, but heavy on emotion and romance. I am happy to say that i’ve finished editing the video clips from the wedding my hubby and I attended two weekends ago. You can check out this post here to see a few photos that I took during the event. Otherwise, if you’re feeling ALL the feels, take a look-see at the video I created for my two amazing friends…


Hope you two darlings LOVE it — I sure enjoyed editing the footage. I really hope it helps you to remember all the magic that went into your big day. Thank you SO much for including us!!!


*Coming up soon: Another Bridal Shower!

Tea Party Favours

Tonight I took the night off from working out to do work of a different sort. I cooked dinner upon arrival at the home front (salmon, veggies, & salad) and sat with the hubby to eat and discuss our days. Just before throwing some YouTube videos on the TV to watch while I got stuff done, my sister called… Because she hadn’t talked to me in a while (we talked on my drive home). Either way it was an awesome conversation.

Post epic convo, I enjoyed “a coffee break” cupcake (see my last post if you’re curious about the treat!) then got to work on more bridal shower prep. I purchased some loose leaf tea (you can read about that in my previous post too!!) from a great little shop in Hamilton, Ontario. Four large bags was more than enough tea to fill up 33 half cup mason jars. I created some cute labels, affixed them to the sealing discs, and included three loose leaf tea bags per jar. 

I think this means I’m pretty much done all of the goodies for the shower. I plan on printing out some games I’ve found on Pinterest to round out the event – maybe some word scrambles or he said/she said sorta thing. Scroll down to see some photos of the party favour creation process!

Stick around and check back often for more fun adventures ❤


Bridal Shower Update

Hello lovelies. I’m keeping up with this blog-post situation quite nicely, wouldn’t you say? I’m actually impressed with myself, not gonna lie. I am taking time on my weekends and days off to write out a few posts in advance (of whatever excitement i’m working on at the time) and scheduling them to be released every few days. It really is a handy feature in the blog world – even if life gets busy, your posts are released even if you forget to press “go!”

A few days ago I wrote about creating invitations on the computer with photoshop. We looked at a step-by-step Bridal Shower invitation for my sister’s upcoming party. Last Sunday, while my hubby was at work, I met my sister in London for coffee and chatties. After running some errands (me) and a workout (sister), we hit up a Starbucks for bevvies and discussion of all sorts of nonsense – Father’s day (& Grandfather’s day)/ our brother’s 24th birthday (oh gawd I’m feeling old) and also her wedding plans and how things were going. We’re into the double digits for the countdown and I know i’m only going to get more and more excited as time ticks down.

The shower that my mum and I are throwing for Big Sister is all garden tea party themed. I have all of these fun ideas running around in my head (thanks pinterest!) and really wanted old fashioned tea cups or teapots or SOMETHING to make the theme really pop. Big sister is a fan of themed anything — as long as it has direction we’re good to go. Enter “HomeSense” — I don’t really know how to describe the place, just that it seems to have everything for decoration your home. Big sister needed to check it out and invited me along to continue our date. We found some amazing goodies for her shower.


Look at how CUTE those are! Floral and polkadots.. you are speaking my language HomeSense! We both got super excited when we came across these gems – the cups were only a few dollars, and the teapot wasn’t too pricey either. Luckily we both had a gift card (though mine had only about 3$ left on it haha).

These six teacups are going to be used as centre-pieces for the tables at the shower. We’re going to fill them up with nice big flowers. The options are big fluffy pink hydrangeas (from my garden) or perhaps I could get some faux-flowers from the dollar store. I might even go the floral shop route and pick some small, inexpensive flowers and bunch them all together.  The “head table” will be set with the pretty teapot full of flowers as well, and the 2 sugar dishes…we’ll figure that out. We plan on giving the white teapot, cups, and sugar dish as a prize for one of the games. I will also pick up a few more prizes – a bottle of wine, some artisan soaps handmade by my mum (future post topic!), and something else I can’t think of right now.

Still a lot to do for the shower: more decorations, lots of crafting on my part, thank-you gifts to put together, and of course putting it all together. Make sure you check back here for updates on how the big day is coming along!

As always, thanks for directing your webs to the Mellow Beat.