Canada Day Long Weekend

Well hello friends, it's been awhile! This is my second summer blogging and it is definitely feeling reminiscent of last year when I struggled to keep up with postinog. Between working on what feels like a million projects + yard work, trying to enjoy the summer weather and our weekends getting busier with weddings, showers, parties, etc, it is hard to keep up on here. Oh and I also work 6 days a week. Anyways, enough with excuses! I am trying to wrap up some indoor projects so that I can enjoy being outside this summer!! My laundry room still isn't finished (sigh) ONE DAY! I also stencilled my kitchen floor which I am thrilled with! (More details to come)


But today I wanted to talk about Canada Day. I cannot believe it is this weekend! I am super excited as I am off work for the next four days and am hoping to spend all of it outside! I wanted to share my simple decor to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday;

I love the dollar store for seasonal decor so I always scoop up some mini Canadian flags and anything else red and white :)  I made this simple rustic red + white wreath for my front door. All of the red + white flowers are from the dollar store as well as the burlap I used to make a bow. The wreath I bought at Michaels for $4.


After a few days on the front door, I decided to make it even more festive and added a wooden Canada flag.


I used the mini flags to decorate my planters. As you can see I stick to white flowers and greenery so it's nice to add a pop of colour. 


I also made a red + white tissue paper garland. And picked up some cute plates, straws & galvanized serving tray from the dollar store :)


I had a Canada Day potluck at work today which I made this bruschetta for.


I love that the colours make it look festive and I used fresh basil from my little herb garden! 


I also added more string lights to the backyard above our new conversation set. I will be doing a post to share our backyard updates that I am also very excited about so stay tuned! 


This weekend we will be staying put in Port Stanley and celebrating our annual porch crawl. A big group of our friends get together and "crawl" around town, stopping at local watering holes as well as friends' houses (our house included). Each stop has a different theme and drink. With this year being Canada's 150th, each stop is a province and we are Ontario!! Lots of Toronto Blue Jays and Maple leafs apparel, a nod to Niagara Falls and of course Port Stanley! And our drink is Ontario VQA red + white sangria!! 

I am super excited for time off, spending time out and about with friends in our awesome little beach town and celebrating our amazing country !! Fingers crossed for lots of sunshine! Wishing you all the best long weekend and Happy Birthday, Canada!!! 

Jess xx