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Hello Sunshine LIVE on Breakfast Television {Behind the scenes!}

Once upon a time, myself and my five siblings along with my charismatic mother and father decided that we would mimic the Von Traps and the Partridge family and so we created a traveling music group. We sang in three part harmony and four part harmony and wore matching plaid (read: unsightly) outfits to solidify our authenticity. We took family bonding to a whole new level in the 80's. Thank goodness YouTube wasn't around yet! After surviving those awkward preteen years on the stage, I never imagined I would happily find myself in front of the camera again. But, perhaps, I need to high five my siblings and squeeze my parents for those years of singing background vocals, because those times made my most recent Live television appearance an exciting and happily anticipated time. This past week I had the amazing opportunity to discuss Leon's 90 page digital Lookbook Hello Sunshine on Breakfast Television! We wanted to share a tiny bit of what the Lookbook is all about and decided the best spot in the house was on the rooftop patio at BT where the set is full of the prettiest patio furniture from Leon's. With summer here in full force, we wanted to offer some tried and Read more


Introducing Hello Sunshine: A Guide for your Bright & Happy Home

Hello Summer! We are thrilled to announce the launch Hello Sunshine, the second edition of the Hello series, a digital publication created by our team of talented Hello Yellow bloggers. Hello Sunshine is a 90 page Lookbook that aims to provide useful tips and tricks for a bright & happy home for the season. With the rise of the Internet and social media there can be a lot pressure to have the perfect home. From meticulously styled Instagram photos to the picture perfect Pinterest party- we’re often flooded with “inspiration” everywhere we look. At times this can feel a bit overwhelming. Real life isn’t always photo ready. It can be messy and maybe even a little chaotic. But just because a moment isn’t picture perfect, doesn’t mean it isn’t perfect for you. Those lazy Sunday afternoons, the piled up laundry, and the family of dust bunnies that tend to visit unannounced, make your home really feel like one. Through candid stories from inside the walls of our bloggers’ homes, we are hoping to show that real life is textured, interesting and fun...but not always perfect. Our homes don’t need to look like the cover of a magazine for us to be proud of Read more


Buzz Off! DIY ideas for keeping bugs away

One of my biggest pleasures of summer is spending time outside with my family, watching the my kids running around, playing with them in the garden, grilling and then eating on our patio with family and friends. Honestly if I could, I would even sleep outside during the summer months! But it's really no fun at all when bugs, mosquitoes and ants come to join in the fun, am I right? And even though there is big choice of products on the market, sometimes I'm simply out of them, and sometimes I think that all the chemicals in them are a bit too harsh for my kids sensitive skin. But lucky there are other ways to get rid of all the annoying bugs and misquotes. Thanks to the use of special plants, herbs and spices we can still enjoy our patio even without the store bought products! So here are my all-time favorite natural, simple and easy ways for getting rid if the mosquitoes and bugs on my patio! 1. Planting bug-repellent plants and herbs. Let nature work for you in the easiest and prettiest way possible. There are many plants and herbs that will naturally repel mosquitoes and bugs, and most of them Read more


Grocery Store Blooms Go Glam

Do you want to add natural elements to your space in the form of frilly textures and fun pops of color but lack the time and the know how to do so? Take the guess work out of displaying your next floral arrangement and fall in love with bright blooms in your space once again by using these simple and quick tips. When we think flower arrangements we often think of over the top bouquets hand made by a knowledgeable Florist who is well aware that the botanical name of a peony is actually Paeonia suffruticosa. It is easy to get overwhelmed when wondering what flowers would look good together and how to display them in our homes. But sometimes, simple ideas have the biggest impacts. That's why, to take the guess work out of floral arrangements, I like to snag an already made bundle for the grocery store. Milk? Bread? Flowers? CHECK.   Life is always evolving, as is the home. Seasonal blooms offer the easiest way to add texture and fun to a space. When I treat myself to a bouquet of flowers I don't just put them in one vase and call it a day, instead I like to spread them all around Read more


10 Tips for a Refreshed Bedroom

In the Summer we encounter bright, warm and refreshing days that are good for the soul but also leave us to consider how we can simplify our living space. It's always time to breathe some new life into particular areas of our home..especially the bedroom. I'm the type of gal that loves to change my decor up according to the season. For me, summer time the the perfect time to minimize belongings by having a yard sale or donating items. It's your chance to feel refreshed within your home! Start by focusing on one particular room and you will not be overwhelmed. Looking to bring some new energy to your bedroom? Let me help. 10 Simple Tips for a Refreshed Bedroom!  PINPOINT YOUR STYLE. It can be tough to determine what specific style you're drawn to. An easy way to start to develop your style is by collecting inspiration from magazines, blogs and Pinterest. Write down the repetitive items that keep appearing such as the furniture, lighting, decor, textures, patterns, colours and overall feeling of the space. For me, I was pinning and saving a lot of images with lots of whites, plants, and pops of navy blue.  PAINT. The simplest and most cost efficient way to update Read more