• Aug 11

    Pocket Full of Sunshine

    August 11, 2014 • 10:00 am

    HAPPY MONDAY my loves!!!!! The sunshine gods have still been so wonderul to us on the West Coast...and this cheery #JHforPriv Buttercup tank is my FAV piece to wear on these hot summer days (and ps...it comes in black too!)

    Top via Jillian Harris for Privilege | Bralette (similar) | Hat via Aritzia (similar) | Shorts (similar) | Sandals via Michael Kors

     

    Thank you BC Tree Fruits for an amazing cherry orchard tour, and HUGE thanks to Sharla Pike for these beautiful photos! Have an amazing week everyone!

    xo

    Jilly

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  • Aug 08

    Food Friday: Cherry Scones

    August 8, 2014 • 10:00 am

    Ingredients
    1/3 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
    1 egg
    1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
    2 cups flour
    4 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 cup cherries
    3 drops almond extract


    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 450F
    2. Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt together in a bowl
    3. Crack an egg in a glass measuring cup and mix with a fork
    4. Add milk to the glass measuring cup until the 3/4 cup mark. Add almond extract.
    5. Mix in the butter with the flour mixture using your hands until the butter is the size of peas. Keep the butter cold!
    6. Pour in the milk and egg mixture and stir with a fork just till it sticks together. Add in your cherries and add a bit more milk if it's still too powdery (do NOT over mix).
    7. Dump out onto a lightly floured counter, press together gently, and cut into around 6 pieces. Add sliced almonds to top them off. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake around 15 minutes till done!

    Enjoy!

    xo

    Jilly

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  • Aug 07

    LOVE IT OR LIST IT VANCOUVER: SUSAN & HARVEY

    August 7, 2014 • 10:00 am

    I haven't shared a recap of any Love it Or List it Vancouver episodes in a while....so here you go!!! AMERICA, how are you liking the new season so far?! Today I'm taking you into Susan and Harvey's home, and oh my, did I love this transformation! We were able to turn this house into a space where this growing family had room to entertain, relax and enjoy!

    This bathroom reveal is definitely one of my favourites! Would you have loved it or listed?? For a full resource guide, click here.

    BIG thanks to the design team and the amazingly talented Janis Nicolay for the photos!

    xo

    Jilly

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  • Aug 06

    Sun Damage Tips with Project Skin MD

    August 6, 2014 • 10:00 am

    If you know me, you know I ADORE the sun, and I basically LIVE in it when I'm home in Kelowna! Every time I step into the beautiful Project Skin MD South Granville location, I immediately feel rejuvinated and in good hands!!! I recently paid a visit to their Sun Event to learn more about sun damage and what I could do to reverse some of the damage the sun has done to my skin. 

    I'm sure you already know that skin cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in Canada. I know I'm guilty for feeling invincible to the sun, but I can't stress how IMPORTANT it is to take care of your skin, and protect the ONLY skin you will ever have!!! Sunblocks and sunscreens are soooo important, and you should be wearing an SPF on your face every day, to protect from every day sun exposure.

    In the summer, dullness and pigmentation are the most common skin complaints. For dullness, you may want to invest in a deep cleaning electronic brush to use multiple times a week, just to ensure your skin is extra clean before moisturizing!

    For pigmentation, which is a direct result of skin damage, there are options to reverse the damage done!!! To help correct and prevent early signs of sun damage aging, Project Skin MD recommends either IPL Photorejuvination or Clear + Brilliant® Permea treatments. For more significant sun damage and signs of aging, treating your skin to a Flaxel® re:store DUAL treatment is best. This procedure got its start here in Vancouver, and it rids of the damaged cells to reveal more even, youthful and healthy skin! Pretty amazing if you ask me!!!!

     

    To help my lovely readers with their skin damage and pigmentation, I have teamed up with Project Skin MD to give away a Pigment Balancing Masque, valued at $180, which will help control complicated pigmentation!! Complete the steps below to enter! Contest restricted to residents of the Lower Mainland. Take care of that skin, ladies!!!!!!!

    ENTER HERE!

    xo

    Jilly

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  • Aug 05

    Bachelor in Paradise Premiere

    August 5, 2014 • 10:00 am

    The day is finally here….Bachelor in Paradise premiere!!!!!! I’m soo excited to start sharing my thoughts on each episode every Tuesday! This show has so many beautiful people in such a beautiful place, bound to have lots of drama, heartache and steamy love triangles. I’m actually quite surprised that there are so few people to begin with…but I guess the cycle will continue and more people will eventually show up in Tulum! I am MOST excited for Marquel and Marcus to find happiness and love…I don’t know if they’ll find it in paradise… but they are the sweetest and deserve it!!!!

    It was SOOO hilarious watching Elise try to come down the stairs on her way to see Chris Harrison…those shoes were clearly NOT fit for an island, come on girl! Other than that, I loved the flowy dresses and bright colours worn in this episode! The hairstyles however…what were the girls thinking?? Lacy had some weird hair going on throughout the episode, and so did Michelle at the rose ceremony....but I LOVE her so anything goes :)

    Drama escalated right away in the BIP house…what is with Ash Lee???? She literally went running into the house and started crying and talking to herself like a craaaazy woman! You can't claim "your guy" on the first day... doesn’t work like that honey!

    I was actually surprised that Clare didn’t connect with anyone right away. I kind of thought she would hit it off with Marcus immediately, but he is obsessed with Lacy! I do not even remember her AT ALL from Juan Pablo’s season, but she’s pretty set on getting any guy she can get! TWO ocean swim dates with two guys in the same night?!?! Eww. For the most part, the dates were all very low key and boring…it was more exciting to watch Lacy in the ocean! Who do you think will end up with each other???? 

    Since I LOVED the bright, summery fashion on tonight's episode, I'm sharing my breezy bright beachwear/cocktail picks!

    Earrings | Neon Dress | White Crop Dress | Sandals

    Sandals | Pink Dress | Romper | Earrings

     

    Until next week...

    Xo

    Jilly

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  • Aug 04

    Swimco Style

    August 4, 2014 • 10:00 am

    Happy long weekend, and happy BC day to all my lovely British Columbians!!! If you know me...you know how much I LOVE my bathing suits!!!! I basicially live in them all summer when I'm in Kelowna, and I especially love mixing and matching my tops and bottoms! Swimco has an incredible selection of swim separates, perfect for mixing and matching. They're literally a one-stop summertime shop with a wide range of swimwear, beachwear, sandals and summertime accessories!!!!! Sharing my FAV Swimco picks with all of you...AND offering FREE shipping to all of my readers!!

    Clover Charlie Flounce Top | Smoothies Basic Bikini Bottom | Billabong Hazy Daze Hat | Pop Beach Cover Up

    Rapture Bandeau | Tribal Quest Booty Brief | Lizzy Hat

    Smoothies Ivy Crop Top | Clover Tamarindo Full Bottom | Billabong Hazy Daze Hat

    How much do you LOOOVE Swimco's swim separates?!?! AND, I am offering ALL of my readers FREE SHIPPING to Swimco!!!! Order online at Swimco and use promo code JILLIANHARRIS! Happy shopping my loves, and HAPPY BC DAY!!!!!

    xo

    Jilly

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