June 30, 2010

a giveaway designed for new + expecting mommies, and those who need a great baby gift!


So I went out and purchased my first Chatelaine magazine today. ( Don't get me wrong, I love the new direction the magazine is taking, I usually just read my moms :) The reason for my purchase? Tamara Taggart. Tamara, along with her gorgeous children were featured this month. You may also remember my Q+A with this modern mommy. The magazine images were shot by one of our other friends Janis Nicolay. So fun to know these lovely ladies!

Tamara is a co owner of a fabulous Vancouver BC children's store called EIO A kids store. As a mom of two with number three on the way, Tamara understands the importance of staying organised, and as a mom, I can attest to how hard that really is.

So this giveaway is going to help-

Day to Night Baby Log
The only baby log that lights up at night!
The Skip Hop Day to Night Baby Log was designed with the new parent in mind. With sections to record daily feedings, changing times and sleeping schedules, this six-month book helps new parents keep track of baby's busy schedule.
Our patent pending illuminated Time Capsule is perfect for those diaper changes and feedings in the middle of the night. The four LED lights cast a gentle glow across the pages, making it easy to add entries when the lights are off. The light-up clock helps parents know the date and time for every entry, especially late at night when they're half asleep. The handy built-in timer makes monitoring nap and feeding times a breeze.
Sections for recording doctor visits and baby gifts are included. With its simple design and unique features, our Baby Log will add a bit of order to your life and makes tracking your baby's day a little easier!

Oh, what I would have given to have had this book with my girls. I had lists and chalkboards covered with information on feedings and sleeping and all that fun new baby stuff :)

EIO also has a blog, that you can visit here. You'll see great updates of new items available in the store. There is no online shopping available yet, but if you need something, give the store a call!

How to enter-
1. Follow Flourish Design + Style
2.Follow EIO A Kids Store
3. Lets save this giveaway for new and expecting mom's, or if you have a friend or family member who is expecting and would love to get this as a gift!
4. Leave a comment with who the book would be for

Winner will be announced July 5th!

You can still enter the giveaways with these lovely friends of mine: ( all linked! )
Emerson made, Mariska Meijers, Janis Nicolay, The Cross design & decor, Lisa Roy Handbags, Alice Lane Home Collection and Rikshaw Design


June 29, 2010

three things and a giveaway recap-


and yes.

I thought today we could recap and catch you up on all the amazing giveaways so far and if your here for the first time, welcome! I'm glad you're here :)
I have partnered with an amazing group of giveaway hosts to celebrate my blogs first birthday / anniversary, to thank you for hanging out with me everyday-
You can still enter the giveaways with these lovely friends of mine: ( all linked! )
also pop by for more giveaways coming this week!

images, Samantha Pynn, Lonny + style at home all via decor pad

June 28, 2010

a giveaway with rikshaw design


bombay, jaipur, lali, taj, udaipur. The most darling boho baby prints you will find. Kurtas, bloomers, sunhats and babysacks. The sweetest baby accessories around. Rikshaw Design-

Catherine Fitzsimmons, the lady behind it all. Who was just recently featured in Lonny Magazine. How fabulous, I truly hope sales are through the roof because not only is the product gorgeous, but Catherine is so lovely. I may contribute with my love of the women's kurta's and the bedding. Wait, do you know anyone expecting? Oh the joy a Rikshaw gift would bring. Perhaps a camel pillow and sunhat? Or bloomers a sun hat and a diaper pouch?What fun the bedding would bring to my girls rooms. I am crazy about mixing patterns in their rooms and the euro shams would be lovely on their beds. Whimsy, boho and brilliance. It's simple and it's fabulous.

Catherine, that is a space that I would LOVE to see more of.. a feature maybe? :)

And lucky for us ladies, the hand block print pieces are not just available for the little ones, and if you sign up for the updates, you just might receive one about this brand new womens goa kurta! It's not even available on the website yet.. and you have a chance to own it! How cool is that!


Our women's kurta has a tunic fit, it comes down long enough to wear over a swimsuit. Lightweight and the softest 100% cotton voile that we think is a wardrobe must-have! hand-whipstitching along the sleeves and bottom hem give it that special touch. machine wash cold. line dry recommended. Made in India.

So, how do you enter?
1. Follow Flourish Design + Style
2. Follow Catherine's blog Rikshaw Design
3. If you, like me, like facebook updates, you can also find Rikshaw Design here
4. Leave a comment and tell us what products you love, and if you would be a S, M, or L in the womens goa kurta ( shown! ).
5. For a second entry, blog or link on facebook the giveaway and leave a second comment!
Thanks to Catherine and Rikshaw Design for an amazing day 7 giveaway! Don't forget to get your name in on the last 6 days.
Winner will be announced July 5th.
For those of you who are expecting or are new moms, I have a fabulous giveaway lined up for you on Wednesday!

June 25, 2010

11 days of giveaways, day 6 with Alice Lane Home


I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that you adore Alice Lane Home as much as I do. The atmosphere they create in the store and the spaces they dream for their clients are divine. Many of you know I live way up in Calgary AB Canada, and I'm still trying to convince my husband a vacation to Orem Utah really is a good idea :)
Honey.. this is why..

I can't even tell you what an impact that grey + cream striped pillow would make in my living room.. I just may have to ask my new friend Kristen at Alice Lane that I have been chatting with about them...

No one yet has gone on record as ever spotting Jessica Bennett click her heals three times before opening the front door of the Alice Lane showroom. But no one is denying it, either. "Home," she says, "should be your favorite place on earth."
( now that statement... is perfect )

And to help you make home your favorite place on earth, Alice Lane is giving away a gift basket full of Thymes goodies for you! Kristen says "It's our favorite lotion/bath/cleaning product line! If you're not familiar with it, you can see it on their website at http://www.thymes.com/.
We sell it in our store, and we'd love to put together a cute gift basket with some body soap, hand cream, body lotion, air freshener, and hand soap. And they all smell so lovely! "
Thanks Alice Lane!
To enter, you'll want to visit Alice Lane's new blog - It's full of inspiration, great ideas and gives you the 'how to' to execute great design ideas.
Be a follower of Flourish, and leave a comment on this post!
If you're on facebook, make sure you visit Alice Lane, for a fun chance to win something else!
If you repost about the giveaway, please enter a second time for another chance!
Winner will be announced on July 5th. You can still enter the last 5 days of the giveaway, all the posts are on the left sidebar.
Good luck + have a great weekend!


I'll be back a little later with day 6 of the 11 days of giveaways.. are you enjoying them? There are some amazing ones to come! I was called home from work last night to take Calleigh to the doctor.. sore throat, bad cough. So no time to put together the great post that our great giveaway hosts deserve :)
So instead-

What a great entry / hall, I love the hooks. I have an XYZ from Anthropologie that look similar, might have to rehang them... toys that look good...and yet another gorgeous kitchen. I know, I know, I have a thing for white, add a touch of that green and it's got me- and fingers crossed my little munchkin is feeling better soon.
All images from tumblr, forgive me, I didn't take note of which one. If you know, please tell me!

June 24, 2010

painting furniture

Do you play musical furniture? This dresser my mom + dad bought for Calleigh's baby room 5 years ago. She now has an armoire, so Lauren had the dresser. Now she has the white model of this dresser, and Calleigh's original piece is now my side table. So thanks mom :)
To get to the point, I am thinking about doing the same treatment to this as I did to my desk. Staining the outside darker and painting the drawers a creamy white.

Make sure you visit all the giveaway posts along the left sidebar to enter!

I'm pretty flattered this week.. you can find my bedroom pick here, and my entry here! Thanks Yahnay and Brittany! Make sure you stop by and see Brittany for another great giveaway!

11 days of giveaways, day 5 with Lisa Roy Handbags


I have met some amazing and wonderful people in my year of blogging. One of those ladies is Lisa Roy. Alot of you probably know her too, she blogs at a designer obsessed with pretty things, beautiful spaces, interesting places and...handbags!
Lisa has great style, and I love her tales of Muskoka, a beautiful area of Ontario which is considered cottage country in Canada. Lisa has her studio there! In that studio Lisa is creating a gorgeous collection of handbags, clutches, wristlets and iphone covers. She has two shops, a website and an Etsy Shop. For this giveaway, have a look at her etsy shop, at the iphone/ ipod covers and the wristlets.
Here are a few of my favorites!

how fab is the zebra!

Giveaway rules!
1. Follow Flourish Design + Style and Lisa's blog- a designer obsessed with pretty things, beautiful spaces, interesting places and...handbags!
2. Visit Lisa's Etsy shop and choose your favorite iphone / ipod cover or wristlet.... this is what you will win!
3. Come back and leave a comment, telling us your pick!
4. If you post about the giveaway, come back for a second entry!
The winner will be announced July 5th.. good luck!

June 23, 2010

just a regular, here's what I'm loving right now post-

I have a thing for a sitting area in the kitchen. Maybe one day I'll have enough room to have my own, and the twin doubles, love.

Have you entered all the amazing giveaways? .. thank you to all the wonderful + generous giveaway hosts for helping me celebrate my blog anniversary / birthday..
They are all listed in the sidebar, go enter... good luck! I'll be back in the morning with number 5!

June 22, 2010

eleven days of giveaways, day four with The Cross Design & Decor and facebook


The Cross Decor & Design.
In one word, swoonworthy. Anything you could ever want or need for a beautiful home. From furniture, bedding, lighting and bath to accessories. This store is on my list of must visit shops. And lucky for me, Vancouver isn't that far away. Just the website is dreamy, I can't even imagine the store itself. Here's a great example of what I'm talking about. I'm pretty sure you all know the 2010 Olympics were held in Vancouver BC. Well that's where The Cross calls home. They have furnished a show suite in THE MILLENNIUM PROJECT. This was the site for the athletes village, and is the last waterfront community-

Take note of the gorgeous pillow on the sofa, you'll be seeing it again soon :)

The Cross pillows have quite a following. They are custom made with hand picked fabrics. You can see a post on The Cross blog here, on a day in the life of a cross pillow

You just may be the lucky winner of this stunning pillow, cut from the same fabric as the pillow on the sofa in the first image-

This pillow makes me want to redesign my home. I LOVE it!
Darly Pillow 16" x 24" with a plain silk back
Designers Guild Fabric

So, would you like to win it? Here's the giveaway rules :)

1. Pop over to The Cross's facebook page and LIKE

2. Visit Flourish Design + Style's facebook page, LIKE and leave a comment. Comments on Flourish's facebook page only will be eligible for the draw!

Winner will be announced July 5th! Good Luck!

You can still enter day 1, day 2 + day 3!
oh, and a fun little tidbit.. the Millennium Project photos were taken by Janis Nicolay.. yesterdays giveaway host!

eleven days of giveaways, day three with photographer Janis Nicolay


If you read Canadian House & Home, Style at Home, Canadian Gardening or Gardening Life ( the list goes on ) you have probably seen the work of Janis Nicolay, a lifestyle and interiors photographer based in Vancouver BC. Once you get to know her, and her work, you'll open up the new issue of Canadian House & Home and recognise her work.. "oh there's Janis! " I've been heard to say... you can check out her portfolio here for yourself. I guarantee you'll recognise a home-

I had the opportunity to do a Q+A with Janis Nicolay a little while ago after meeting her through her blog, Pinecone Camp. It was an absolute blast getting to know her!

Her photography is amazing. She does a baked on monday series that along with amazing recipes, the images will get you picking up ingredients on your way home from work-

One lucky reader will get to pick an image from Janis's etsy shop, Pinecone Camp
There are alot of amazing images to choose from. Go have a look!
To enter, be a follower of Flourish + Pinecone Camp. Visit the etsy shop and tell us which 5x7 print you would love to own-

The winner will be announced July 5th.
If you haven't entered yet.. don't miss day 1, a giveaway with emersonmade and day 2 a giveaway with Mariska Meijers, you can still enter!

Hope you are enjoying our 11 days of giveaways! See you tomorrow for day 4!

June 21, 2010

11 days of giveaways, day two with Mariska Meijers


I used to be snow white but I drifted. Love that-

Meet Mariska Meijers. Her work is quite simply capturing. It draws you right in. It's bright + bold. The artist herself is gorgeous, warm and inviting.
Mariska says, "I don't believe in minimalism. There are no rules when it comes to mixing styles and colours. A house should give you a happy and warm feeling. With this in mind I create my art and my products."

These three pieces are from her works on paper. You can commission a portrait of your own interior. How great would that be?

Mariska's work encompasses canvas, paper, stationary and pillows.

She has two upcoming events, that if you are in the neighborhood, you MUST visit.

July 31, 2010
Exhibition/opening event at Design Within Reach, Coral Gables Studio, Miami, USA

August 28, 2010
Exhibition/opening event at Design Within Reach, West Palm Beach Studio, Miami, USA

YOU could own your own piece of Mariska's work, you could even share it ( and by share it, I mean write letters to your friends, give on a gift, you do get 10 after all )! If you win, you'll get to choose the boxed set of note cards of your choice. You can peruse them all here

Here's how you can win. Be a follower, go visit Mariska at her webstore, come back, and leave a comment telling me which set of boxed note cards you would like if you win! Easy! For another chance blog about the giveaway and come back and leave a second comment! Winner will be announced on July 5th.

Here's a few choices-
Mariska was SO lovely to let me pick out a box for me.. I picked Holland. Thank you Mariska. xx

Mariska blogs here at I used to be Snow White but I drifted, and for those in the US, you can shop here at inter decorations

Good luck! See you Tuesday for number three!

If you haven't entered the eleven days of giveaways day one, a clutch from Emersonmade, click here!