with a pom on top

My office in Montreal has a secret Santa gift exchange – and not the cheap $10-here-is-a-bunch-of-crap kind. We are big spenders.

I got my favourite tank from Lilas, and Caroline gave Nancy a toque (made by her mom) as a gift. My instant reaction was to snap a picture and send it to my mom (hint hint):IMG_4085Although Nancy’s was not faux, I am all about the faux fur pom pom toque. They’re everywhere this season. How can you not want one?

So, I returned to Halifax and began crafting up a request to my mom but was feeling…

  1. Guilty because she just made me an awesome sweater.
  2. Concerned because I knew my request would not be at the top of her crafting list. Winter is here.

My revised plan was to skip mom and buy a toque, but then I discovered I had a reject hat that’d be perfect for a pom pom! Etsy is a great resource for faux fur poms and within a week my mink brown faux fur poms arrived (I got two poms for $10 total). It only took me two minutes to attached and voila! I am happy, my pom bounces, and winter just got a bit better.DSC_0721DSC_0698IMG_4388

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head smart

Hello sunshine … hello … hello? Are you there?

For anyone like me, who lives for summer warmth, this has been one long painful spring (can we please turn off the thermostat!). If summer does make an appearance, it is good to be ready and head smart. No more burnt heads people! I found some hats online to fit every occasion, including a hoedown.


A. J.Crew Panama hat in two-tone / B. Patagonia Air Flow Visor / C. Syracuse Orange Navy Franchise Fitted Hat / D. Forever 21 Western Redux Straw Cowboy Hat / E. Forever 21 Standout Straw Sun Hat / F. East Coast Lifestyle Black Flex Fit Hat / G. Sole Society Ombre Floppy Sunhat / H. Sole Society Basic Straw Fedora / I. Sperry Washed Canvas Fedora Hat / J. Forever 21 CBF Brasil Cap / K. Tilley Snap-Up Airflo® / L. Biltmore® & Madewell printed baseball hat / M. Sperry Seersucker Bucket Hat / N. Color Block Vintage Flat Top Hat / O. Patagonia Master Chief Hat / P. Official Nova Scotia Sou’ Wester / Q. Lira Roses 5-Panel Hat – Yellow / R. Biltmore® & Madewell baseball hat

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