Best kind of Girl Friend dates…time with a hint of floral

So one of my ever so sweet high school girl friends, Ashley, messaged me the other day saying that she had a great idea for us to celebrate my birthday together ~~~ I would have never thought of it! It will take place at…

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I am even in love with the NAME of their shop!

Now, I have only seen photos and heard snippets of things about this floral shop on social media, word of mouth, etc., and I have to say, I am excited! I know they have beautiful arrangements for weddings, parties, just because (the best), holidays. One thing I didn’t know they hosted were Workshops.

Ashley and I will be attending a Floral Arranging Workshop!!!! What a sweet way to get quality visiting time in with a good friend, learn something new and take home the beautiful creation that adds beauty and the memory of the evening to your home!

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“At Oak & Lily we love flowers and know how working with them and being surrounded by them lifts your spirits and excites your creativity! We also love to share our passion for these precious pieces of creation and believe that everyone has a designers touch!

We offer workshops through the year to help everyone hone in on their inner florist! From terrariums, to vintage containers, to mason jars, to wooden boxes, anything can become the base of a beautiful floral arrangement. Join our mailing list to be the first to know about the workshop schedule or call us to arrange for a private gathering of some friends!”

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They also carry some sweet things other than only items with petals and stems:


The prettiest cards you ever did see! All designed by local and independent artists — hand illustrated, letterpress, oh my!

Strathcona 1890 Urban Seed Collections ~ Beautifully packaged easy to grow, non-GMO, open pollinated, non-chemically treated, heirloom seeds for sustainable food resources. Edible Flowers, Junior Framer, Quick & Dirty, Bee Bouquet, and Microgreens Kit.

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1724 Corydon Avenue || 204-421-6251 ||  || Instagram

I cannot wait to share how the experience goes and photos of the arrangements that Ashley and I come up with in next weeks workshop!!! Wish us green thumbs!

Photos were borrowed from Oak & Lily’s Instagram and website


Capturing “THE” Moment

 It is not easy….

I personally would love to think that I am quite the fancy photographer with my iPhone and filtering apps. My sweetheart of course tells me that I am fabulous when it comes to freezing lasting memories in time.

He also thinks its cute when I fall over furniture when I am not looking where I am going.

 A local photographer who I have found myself to be loving online lately and professionally knocks the heels off of any of us ‘self proclaimed amazing iPhone picture takers” is Lisa of LBK photography


 One of main photos that caught my eye for its crisp beauty, yet whimsical feel was a floral crown shoot that was featured in the Wedding Bells Magazine ~


The crowns were hand made by Alysha Murdoch of Everly Willow Floral Crowns. Lisa was able to contain so much vibrant sweetness in these photos it makes me want to wear one right now. The colours pop right off the screen and the clarity makes you believe you should almost be able to smell those delicate buds.

Capturing beauty in everything seems to come easily to Lisa as she not only does wedding, but maternity, commercial, family, locations and more….

…and in person, she is a sweetheart!!!!





A little that Lisa shares about herself is:

“I am a fashion and wedding photographer with a passion for beauty and originality. As a sketch & makeup artist, my experience with expression and detail has developed into my photojournalistic, honest approach to portrait photography. My style is focused on feeling relaxed, having fun and revealing the natural you.”

Lisa K. Brezinski | 204.801.2447 |


Sweet sugar high from JRC ~ for the eyes and the tummy

Winnipeg is full of amazing talent in every nook and corner of this diverse city. I find pretty things everywhere. It is not hard. But some just sparkle so brightly they can actually makes you smile by just looking at them.

The custom and delectable creations by Jenna Rae Cakes are no exception.

They are pure eye candy that tastes as amazing as it looks.


“Jenna Rae is a self-taught baker and cake designer, who quickly rose to the top of Winnipeg’s baking scene when she launched Jenna Rae Cakes in 2010. She is specifically sought after for her customized cakes by wedding couples, event planners, and local celebrities including the Winnipeg Jets. Jenna Rae opened a neighbourhood bakery with a boutique atmosphere in March of 2014. Her twin sister and graphic designer, Ashley Nicole, joined JRC as a partner shortly after. Their mission is to provide Winnipeg with delicious and beautiful sweet treats for any occasion, baking fresh daily and using only the best ingredients. We’d love for you to stop by, say hi, and enjoy a freshly baked goodie and fresh cup of red velvet coffee. Find out more information about the bakery here, or email us at to say hello!”

 -from her website


Cake pops, macaroons, cookies are just a few of the wonderful sweet treats that can be found at Jenna’s Bakery!


You can pop in and visit Jenna’s new store front for a delicious piece of cake and glass of milk or take-home treats or contact her at:


Bakery Hours:





Photos were captured by Simply Rosie Photography ~ ~ during a Garden Party that I hosted, Summer 2013.