• May 25

    Spring Cleaning Tips!

    May 25, 2013 • 12:11 am

    Meet Laura!  Not only does she work on the Love It or List It Vancouver set, but she is crazy organized with really fun ideas to keep chaos out of any space.  We started talking about doing a spring cleaning blog and so I asked her to hook us up with some of her simple, but useful tips… try these this weekend and let me know how you make out!...

  • May 09

    Flower Power!

    May 9, 2013 • 8:14 am

    I am absolutely obsessed with having fresh flowers at home… If I drive into Kelowna the first thing I do is stop and get a bunch of tulips or lilies to brighten up my place.  I always argue with mom, who ironically is also my bookkeeper, why I need to keep feeding my flower addiction…

  • May 03

    Food Friday: Captain Charlie Edition

    May 3, 2013 • 8:41 am

    Usually Food Fridays is reserved for some snazzy recipe I’ve dreamed up or swear by.  Well this Friday is different, as you know, this week has been all about Captain Charlie’s birthday party and you KNOW I love a good party.  This time, I wanted to do it differently - I wanted more time with our guests, I wanted to be less stressed and quite frankly - I wanted THE BEST for our little man, Charlie Ford.  (Okay okay maybe this was all for Aunty Jill) I decided this time, I would give catering a try!

  • May 01

    Captain Charlie's Decor!

    May 1, 2013 • 10:16 pm

    First step in throwing a party ... décor, my favourite part! I've been a little crazy about nautical these days so it seemed like the perfect theme for our little Captain Charlie! It’s also no secret I love vintage so Tori and I decided to incorporate the two!

  • Apr 30

    Charlie's 1st Birthday

    April 30, 2013 • 11:15 pm

    Every day I’m reminded of how lucky I am to have such an incredible family… they really are my best friends.  You have all seen my love for Charlie Ford explode over this past year - Charlie is my nephew (Tori's First babe!) and I insisted on throwing his first birthday party!  With the help of SO many people, Tori, our fabulous Photographer Sharla, our family, Justin… Sweet On You Cakes, and of course Cabana Grille who catered the event, I’m positive it was the MOST "OVERBOARD" 1st birthday party of the century!

    SO much happened Sunday that it simply is too much for one post - so to start us off, I want to share the love that was shared this weekend... as you can see it was Nautical themed, and so my dad of course took it upon himself to plan a treasure hunt for the kids, and dressed up like a pirate! God love him.  Stay tuned for the next few posts this week... we’re going to be dishing on FOOD, DÉCOR, ENTERTAINING TIPS and how to stay sane! (which is more than just relying on the wine) haha!!

    These are just a few of the AMAZING pic’s that Sharla Pike took!

    Jilly xoxo




  • Apr 22

    Our DIY's for Baby Mesnick's Nursery

    April 22, 2013 • 10:35 am

    Shame on @danavaleria and I... we did these AMAZING DIY's for Riley Anne's nursery and you'd think we would have grabbed a pad of paper to write down HOW we did these things, we were so into the space that we completely forgot to make notes!!! HAHA, But here's a fun tidbit for you... you know the gorgeous canopy above the crib?! We had to get creative with this one and you're going to giggle when I tell you that it's hung using toilet paper roll hardware! Think about it... Those things are pretty stylish these days and it worked perfectly to tie the white canopy strings to it. You'd never know that it was meant to hold a roll of TP!

    There are a couple of DIY's to check out, the first being this gorgeous letter M (for Mesnick) that we constructed out of foam core and lights from Target. It's a great piece that literally adds "character" to the space and brings a really classy look to the room without going overboard in cost! Here's what you need to create this marquee...

    • Foam core
    • Exacto knife
    • Ruler
    • Masking tape

    Once the letter was completed and put together, we applied:

    • Gesso - 2 coats to cover all the masking tape
    • Acrylic paint - 2 coats
    • Finishing spray - 1 coat

    Once everything is dry, you have to screw the light bulbs through the letter. We got the clear light globes at Target:


    Molly Mesnick, Dana Valeria & Jilly


    DIY Onesie: I ♥ My Interior Designer

    Of course we couldn't leave Molly & Jason's home without making sure baby Riley Anne had a stylish outfit from Jillian Harris Design;) Racing through Target to get clear bulbs for the marquee we decided to grab a plain white onesie and a graphic t-shirt making kit to make our very own onesie for baby Mesnick! At the time we had no idea Riley Anne was a girl so now I'm ECSTATIC that she gets to sport this cute onesie that we made! What a sweet baby shower gift idea!... it’s useful AND personable!

    Happy Monday!

    Jilly xo