Friday, December 30, 2011

Oh Tannenbaum!

I love everything about Christmas trees. To this day, I am just as excited to wake up and plug in the Christmas lights as I was when I was a little girl. Finding the perfect tree and decorating it as a family has always a big part of my family's Christmas tradition. The smell of pine and the ambiance of the Christmas lights are always an excellent way to start the day!

Almost every year since I was little, my mom would buy my sister and I a Christmas ornament that would some day hang on our own Christmas tree. Now I have an entire tree full of beautiful ornaments that remind of wonderful Christmas moments! This year my sister gave me this cute Eiffel tower as Paris is currently on my list of places to visit next year! What's on your Christmas tree? 

I usually try to prolong the life of our Christmas tree as long as I can. But since our tree is real, it will sadly start to lose all its needles in a few weeks. I think I will take it down after Ukrainian Christmas which is the second week in January. When are you going to take down your tree?


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy Holidays

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season! Sorry for the absence from the blog but I have been too busy having fun with our families in Saskatchewan. We usually spend every second Christmas with my family but since both of our families were in Saskatchewan this year, we got to spend some time with both!! One of our highlights of the holiday season was skating on my brother and sister in laws backyard pond. The clear blue skies and the above normal temperatures made for perfect skating conditions! What have you been keeping yourself busy with over the holiday season?


Friday, December 23, 2011

Free as a Bird

I love coming home to Saskatchewan's wide open prairie. There is something about the vastness that makes me feel so free. Like there is an entire world of endless possibilities just waiting to be discovered! I must admit however, that sitting on the beach looking out into the open ocean gives me the same feeling. Whenever  I am feeling a bit homesick for Saskatchewan, I find a little spot on the beach and stare out onto the horizon! I know that a lot of people are scared by wide open spaces and prefer to be surrounded by trees or mountains. Where do you feel most comfortable? 

I am sure that you must be getting sick of seeing me in these red jeans but I really have been wearing them a lot as they seem to go with absolutely everything.

Shirt: Free People
Jeans: Pull and Bear
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Ladder Necklace: Free People


Thursday, December 22, 2011

iswas + will be

I love the simplicity of these necklaces made by iswas+wilbe,  company based out of Portland, Oregon. Inspired by antiquity, modernity and infinity, this husband and wife duo Rex and Telle Lefler, design jewelry with a focus on showcasing rare, found and ethically sourced materials. I would definitely love to add one of these to my wardrobe!

The Tumble Series in Pale Green- Minimal Seed Bead Necklace with Faceted Brass Nuggets

The Tumble Series in Matte Black- Minimal Seed Bead Necklace with Faceted Brass Nuggets


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

DIY Book Shelf

Since we arrived back at our little Swedish Cottage, I have realized that we have way too many books and no place to put them. I love the idea of this book shelf and it would be super easy to make. If I have some time over Christmas I am going to attempt to make something similar!
via poppytalk via rue magazine


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Trend - Sparkly Socks

When I first saw the No.6 lookbook on Size too Small, I immediately fell in love with the sparkly socks and clogs combo. Since I already had the clogs, I was on a hunt for the perfect pair of sparkly socks and I finally found them at Joe Fresh in a variety of colors and for a reasonable price. So if you are in Canada this Christmas holiday, be sure to pick yourself up a pair of sparkly socks!!



Monday, December 19, 2011

What's Your Song?

Do you know which song was at the top of the billboard charts the day and year you were born? I recently found out that my song is "The Eye of The Tiger" by  Survivor. I mean how cool is that? I would love to know what your song is?? 


Friday, December 16, 2011

Good Bye St. John's

After saying good bye to all of our wonderful friends last week, we left St.John's and started our journey to Saskatchewan.  We were lucky enough to be able to stop in Halifax for the weekend to visit some friends. I must say that we had a wonderful time and were so happy that we were able to stop. We ate at some amazing restaurants, went shopping at H & M and even did a little tour out to Peggy's Cove (where the pictures were taken)! We are now in back in Saskatchewan and although it is really nice to be home, I have to say that I am a little homesick for St.John's as I know it will proably be a long time before we are ever back there again.

I bought this pretty Dace raincoat the first day that I was in St. John's and I must say that it really served it's purpose of keeping my dry while looking stylish!! Since it is -8 and snowing here in Saskatchewan, I don't think that I will be wearing my Dace Raincoat until we arrive on the rainy west coast in January!

Raincoat: Dace
Toque: Jo Fresh
Wellies: Hunter


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Free People Holiday Inspiration

This season, I have been totally inspired by the bohemian vibe of the Free People Holiday collection. I am especially loving the combination the rocker girl t-shirt with the glitzy jewelry!! For some reason the look just seems to speak to me and I am definitely going to try and pull it off this holiday season!  What is inspiring you this holiday season?
 Thursday Poll: Holiday Lookbook

 Thursday Poll: Holiday Lookbook

 Thursday Poll: Holiday Lookbook

 Thursday Poll: Holiday Lookbook

 Thursday Poll: Holiday Lookbook

Photos Via Free People


Monday, December 12, 2011

sparkly i-phone covers

If you are still looking for some small but super cool Christmas gifts, you should really check out these sparkly i-phone covers from J-Crew! They are not the  that I posted about a few week ago but they will definitely add a bit of sparkle to any outfit and are perfect for the holiday season!

Glitter iPhone case


Thursday, December 08, 2011

Instagram Roundup

You may remember that a few weeks ago I posted some photos from my i-phone. One of my lovely readers, Sara from Sweet Harvest Moon, suggested that I start an instagram account. I must say that until then, I was totally oblivious as to what instagram was. However, once I looked into it a bit I realized how much fun it could be. So, nevertheless I started an account and have basically been addicted ever since. Here are some of my instagram photos from the past few weeks. I realize that this may be an overload of instagram photos but I thought I would share them with you anyways. From now on, I promise to update them more often. If you want to follow me you can find me on instagram at: kareneggerman



Photo Legend:
1. Scary cemetery I have to walk by daily
2. Remembrance day parade
3. Eating croissants on the street
4. Fortune I loved
5. Best mushrom pizza ever
6/Tequila party
7. Six salsas from our taco party
8. Early morning clubbing
9. Popcorn from the movie, "the rum diaries"
10. Colorful row houses in St.John's
11. Torbay dock
12. The yellow house
13. Delicious Coffee and biscotti - my favorite
14. Dominic getting into the surf
15.My parents came for a visit - so much fun
16. Cheers to their visit
17. The infamous Signal Hill
18. Icon of St.John's


Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Copenhagan Christmas Decor

I love the simplicity of the Christmas decorations in this Copenhagen home. I have never really thought of purple as a Christmas color, but I think the subtle accents of purple are absolutely magnificent. I am however, a big fan of Christmas decorations having a theme. My decorations are a combination of white, gold and pink. Do you have a theme to your Christmas decorations or do you prefer a mix of colors??

Tuesday, December 06, 2011


I have fallen in love with this golden dress by Vince. I think it would be perfect for new years, Christmas or really any holiday occasion dress!! And since it is a few hundred dollars over my budget, I thought I would make a virtual outfit that I could share with you!!

Have you found your Christmas out fit yet? I actually bought a sparkly silver dress by Blaque Label and although it is not the Vince dress, I cannot wait to wear it!
Golden 2

Monday, December 05, 2011

Christmas Gift Guide For the Cold Water Surfer

Second Up on Ruby Tuesday's holiday gift guide is what to buy for your cold water surfing husband. I know that not everybody's husband surfs but this is the ultimate guide for those hard to buy for husbands who think about nothing else than surfing!! 

Brixton Roy Pom Pom Beanie - Men's - Khaki/Brown
A Toque (from keep him warm after the surf.
A classic wool shirt (from Norse Projects) to keep him looking cozy while simultaneously looking fabulous to and from the beach!

Cold water surf wax so he has a collection of colors and scents!!

Subscription to surfer magazine wo he can read about all of the 
best spots to surf!

And a camera to mount on his surfboard so he can have footage of 

the awesome ride.


Friday, December 02, 2011

Cottage Clothes

Although I like to pretend I am a big city girl, I must confess that I do enjoy takign a break from the city lights. Last weekend, Dominic and I stayed over night at our friend's cottage in a quaint little town outside of St. John's. They have the most amazing yellow cottage that over looks the ocean and they are the most hospitable people I know. We ate some amazing food including fish tacos and waffles for breaky and we even went for a boat ride on the mean old north Atlantic. I have to say the cold waters scared me a bit and I was glad to be back on dry land again. Anyways, this was my cottage ensemble which I thought suited the occasion perfectly! Do you have a special place you go to get out of the city? And if you do, what do you like to wear??

Plaid Shirt: Roots
Sweater: Dear Creatures
Jeans: Black Orchid
Boots: Hunters
This is their cottage that they like to call, "The Yellow House".
The cottage has the most adorabel matching barn where the fire wood is stored.

The Zodiac we took out on the water!!

Dominic stoking the fire so we could warm up after our Atlantic adventure!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. My parents are coming here for a visit so we are really looking forward to seeing them and showing them around St.John's!!

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