the november highlights reel

Somehow November has come and gone (seriously, I feel like I can’t even remember the last 4 weeks?!) but you know what that means? December is here. Holla! This is definitely one of my favourite months of the year – sparkly decoration overload is the norm, cookies seem to make an appearance at every meal, and so much fun time spent with family and friends. It doesn’t get much better. Beware grinches, I’m a full on holiday lovaah (I cozied up on the couch and watched Serendipity this weekend… man I love that cheesy movie. Anyone else with me?).

Before moving on to all of that though, let’s do a quick recap of november, 2012 styles.

Apparently I had a serious love affair with mason jars (more than usual, I guess?). I’m not sure which of these projects I am more smitten over: the faux snow globes or soap dispenser. It’s a tie.



Coziest moment of the month? This round-up of wintery/holiday interiors from Pinterest. I’m still drooling over that knit blanket and white pendant.

The most fun project this month? Going to my hairdresser and saying goodbye to my blond hair. I’m not promising that the blond won’t make a repeat appearance down the road, but for now I’m loving my new auburn tresses. I’m all mysterious and stuff. Ha.

Hands-down the sweetest shop I have been to in a while was Bluboho in Oakville, Ontario. I was totally snap happy, checking out every corner of their little store and all of their gorgeous jewellery. And the good news? They are doing a trunk show here in Ottawa on Dec 6th at Pure Yoga (in Westboro)!! I’ll definitely be going (check them out on facebook here).

Most giddy moment of the month? Meeting Sherry and John Petersik of Young House Love (check out where they wrote about their Toronto visit – including a pic of me, yikes!! – here). The book signing in Toronto was tons of fun – lots of other sweet YHL readers there and pretty West Elm goodies to drool over. Oh and for those who had asked after it, I now have a print similar to the worm watercolour I did for Clara up in my etsy shop here.

Despite all of the black friday and cyber monday deals, the best buy for me this month were definitely my replica eames eiffel chairs from HomeSav. And spoiler alert – they may or may not have arrived this past weekend!!! Squeeaaaal!! Pics to come this week. Promise. (If you haven’t already, I recommend signing up for HomeSav so that you get their emails with their daily deals).

 And that’s it folks! November all wrapped up and time to get in the full holiday swing. Cue the carols.

What about you guys? How was your November? Super busy? Do any particularly fun? Tackle a new project? Go on any trips? 

  • robyn

    super excited to see how the chairs look!

    • gemma

      Haha, sweet! Promise to take pics and get them up this week :)


  • Emily-Jane @ Not A House, But A Home

    Dude, I *love* the new look of your blog!! How have I not seen this yet?? I need to get off Google Reader and onto actual blog sites more often!! You probably did this a long time ago and I’m just seeing it now… Seriously, love it :)

    • gemma

      Hahah thank EJ! No it’s still pretty new (within the last month). There are some little tweaks that I’m working out… but I definitely love it too. Much better than the pieced-together-over-time look that I had going there for a long time!!