Spring is coming.. hopefully!

 

I wish I could say Spring is around the corner, but I live In Canada, what I can hope for is that we will not have anymore -40 weather… but who knows!

I have been seeing so many lovely spring clothes and shoes, and I thought I would show you a few of my favourites!  I think my style is quite classic, I love Princess Kate’s style ( the Duchess of Cambridge), Since I was born and raised in England, then to me, that’s a given 😉  I also think Jennifer Anniston has a beautiful classic style.  So without further ado, here are my current loves!  One of my favourite places to shop is Next.  It’s a UK store, but they ship worldwide, and you get your package within 3 business days.  I order all the time, and live in a very rural place and the longest I have waited is 4 days.. it’s like Parcel magic!

I love a white crisp blouse, and look at these sleeves, so pretty.

top

http://www.nextdirect.com/ca/en/g50186s3

dress

http://www.nextdirect.com/ca/en/g6a68s2

I think this would be so pretty for a wedding or evening out, and on  cooler nights you can just pop on a cardigan or light jacket.

Ruffles are so big this season and I can’t get enough.  I love this lightweight sweater that comes in a few different colours. http://www.nextdirect.com/ca/en/g5068s4

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I love floral.. anything floral! LOL

floral

http://www.nextdirect.com/ca/en/g5022s4#959587

It makes me hope for warm weather soon!

Heidi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I’m reading

I am a reader.  I love to read and usually have a pile on my bedside table.  However, in recent years it seems that I go through spurts of reading like crazy and then barely touching a book for ever.  So it’s one of my goals this year to read 1 book per month.  I thought I would share with you a couple of my recent favourites that I have read throughout the past year.

THIS.. seriously in one of my all time favourite books, ever, and I have read hundreds.  I still think about the characters!!  if you have not read it get on amazon now.. ps I usually buy my books used from amazon  really cheap.  I am also so ‘ old’ that I still like to have a book in my hands, I don’t download anything, I have to add that I might still be the only person left alive that still buys CD’s and then puts them on a computer because I can’t figure out how to download songs onto my Samsung phone #over40problems #I love me a CD LOL

nightingale

Next, I know the movie was popular, but I read this book WAY before the movie was even filmed and I loved it.  Of course, I loved it because it was set in England, and there was a lot of English Humour and Culture in the book that had me laughing and maybe if you are not from there you might not have picked up on it yet it was gripping.  I loved the story, and  the characters so much too.  Most of all it made me be more compassionate and more aware on assisted suicides.  Such a great book.

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This one was recommended by a blog reader that I love, you can find her blog here http://mixandmatchmama.com/  This book is so full of fun,  laughter, teaches you about life and also has a yummy recipe at the end of each chapter!!!

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and lastly, This book was so good, firstly, I must say ‘ For the Love ‘ about 50 times a day, secondly, it’s all about faith, love and how not to lose ourselves to comparison and competition!  LOVED IT

for-the-love

 

If you have any great books, leave me a comment!

 

 

 

 

 

Fragrance for Valentine’s!

I love perfume, obsessed might be a better word.  I  honestly can’t remember a time where I didn’t wear it.  I remember being a young girl saving my $ ( except they were pounds and I can’t find that button on my keyboard) haha so I could go to The body Shop and buy their fragrances, I loved Dewberry & White Musk, I can almost smell them if I close my eyes.  Then, as I got older I got more into Victoria’s Secret lotions, and then as I started work I started to buy my own perfumes.  The days of CK one, and Calvin Klein Eternity!  My tastes have changed through the years, so I thought I would be fun to do a little post on my favourite current smells!

Jo Malone- Peony & Blush Suede  http://www.jomalone.com/product/11563/27028/Fragrances/The-Collections/Floral/peonyblushsuede/Peony-Blush-Suede-Cologne#

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This is my current #1, I LOVE it, it’s very girly without been ‘ teen’ smell.  The bottle states it’s The essence of charm.  Peonies in voluptuous bloom, exquisitely fragile.  Flirtatious with the juicy bite of red apple and the opulence of jasmine, rose and gillyflower.  Mingling with the sensuality of soft, blush suede.  Luxurious and seductive.. you need some of this!

NEXT is a popular one but for a reason.  Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb  http://www.sephora.com/flowerbomb-P255506?skuId=1233139&icid2=products grid:p255506

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this is the details on this one.  This floral explosion releases a profusion of flowers that has the power to make everything seem more positive. Magically evocative notes immediately awaken your deepest senses, giving you the impression of living life in your own secret garden, away from reality. Sambac jasmine, centifolia rose, cattleya orchid, and ballerina freesia bloom on a base of patchouli.

This next one is more of an evening perfume, it’s a scent I put on and immediately feel like a grown up.  It’s lovely for an evening out!

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I love nearly all the Chloe Collection, they are such a great every day fragrance.

http://www.sephora.com/chloe-eau-de-parfum-P256308?keyword=CHLO%C3%A9%20Chlo%C3%A9%20Eau%20de%20Parfum%20P256308&skuId=1239789&country_switch=ca&_requestid=284877

chloe

So there you go!  A few of my favourites 🙂  PS, I love them that much that I ALWAYS spray perfume before I go to bed.. is that weird. hahaha

Heidi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I am watching!!

television9.pngAt the end of the night there is nothing more I love than to sit down and watch an hour of TV.  My kids are getting older so this time keeps getting pushed back and becoming shorter because #igotobedat10  .. don’t judge, I need my beauty sleep, and lots of it!!!  My hubby and I usually have a ‘show’ that we are watching, and we at the moment are watching this.. I know not very adventurous but whatever, it’s all good 😉

survivorDayna(my husband), would love to be on this show, we talk about how we would work as a team.. he could live in the jungle and be amazing at fires, and fishing, and making a place to sleep, and I could play the social part, because if you know us, you will know #daynaisnotsocial #Iamnotacamper, I love the blindsides, the challenges, and lets face it, who doesn’t love them some Jeff Probst!

Now, I also try and squeeze in a show of my own, I just finished this on Netflix

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I love this show, well, I did but was this season way more scandalous?  I felt like they were trying to squeeze in so many ‘ hot topics’.  Date Rape, sexual preference, gangs, abortion, adoption, children with specials needs ( by the way, those episodes were so dear to my heart and I bawled A LOT!). I felt like they were trying to rush so many topics into each episode.  However, I love me some Emmitt and Travis.  Should Bay be with Emmitt or Travis?… I LOVE Emmitt but I think she is better off with Travis.  I am passionate about sign language, and I am fluent in British Sign Language.  We will hear more about that in the future!  So, I needed a new show now that the above has finished.  My friend told me about this show justin_this_is_us-e1463782789854

 

… and lets just say I’m Hooked.. everyday I think how quickly can I get housework and chores, and life done so I can sneak in an episode. IT’S THAT GOOD.

So that’s what I am watching, if you have a show that I need to watch, let me know!

Heidi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome & my first giveaway!!!!

Welcome to my blog!

I am Heidi, I’m sure most of you know that.  I have been reading blogs for awhile and I love the community feel that it brings. I have become great friends with many people through the blogging world!  I can’t wait to share with you some of my favourite things regarding home décor, fashion, make-up, parenting, and basically anything that is on my mind!  So stay tuned for more posts, and please be patient as I try and work this technology out haha.   I plan on posting Monday,  Wednesdays and Fridays!

So, because this is my very first post, Welcome to HappeningsinCottonwood and what would be better than a giveaway!  I will be giving away a $25 gift card to Starbucks, because even though I don’t drink coffee, you can bet your bottom dollar I am the first in line for a steamed pumpkin spiced milk the day it comes back!!  All you have to do is leave me a comment!

Winner picked on February  14th!