Living Room Updates

Many of you have seen photos of my living room via Instagram and other forms of social media, along with a little peak of it in this post. Lately there have a been a few additions! I love plants and made a visit to a local nursery to purchase more green goodness for my house. I picked up this lovely Snake Plant which also happens to be an excellent air purifier. I may also purchase one

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Candy Bar Ideas for Your Wedding Guests to Drool Over

One of my favourite parts of a wedding reception is when there is a candy bar! After browsing Pinterest a bit I thought I would share some cute ideas that I came across in hopes to inspire yours? Oh yes — and invite me! This rustic styled candy bar really got my attention. It is so homey and sweet. The exposed brick does wonders and I love this set up with the pink and white

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Bachelorette Weekend Ideas To Spoil Your Best Friend

Your best friend is on the threshold of celebrating one of the biggest decisions of her life. She has asked you to be her Maid of Honor. You have been by her side through many of the painstaking details for her wedding day. Now to plan the bachelorette! You want something catered to her interests and loads of fun. What do you do? No Hints Since most of this is up to you and the

My Secret to Shiny, Smooth and Perfect Hair This Fall!

I was approached by Eluana of Deville Salon in Toronto to try out a line of hair products by a company called MONAT. I had never heard of them before but as my hair is very big and stubborn I was curious to give them a try. She wanted to know what I am looking to achieve when it comes to hair care and without any hesitation I told her it was hydration and smooth,

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How to Declutter your Home and Your Life While Feeling Great!

This is something that I am so excited to talk about today. I have always liked to be organized and the past few years I have pushed myself to declutter my home. Sometimes it can be very overwhelming and tempting to not even get started. You will find once you do begin, you won’t want to stop until you are done. The less clutter, the better you will feel. Here are some things I do

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Style Alert! Wedding Gown Trends for 2017

Sometimes I think about how amazing it is that the bridal fashion industry can create hundreds designs using predominantly white and off-white as the theme. This season there are a few trends that seemed to show up quite strongly on the runways. If you are looking for that perfect, statement-making, jaw-dropping piece, one of these options might be the perfect fit. Off the Shoulder This look is elegance in its purest form. I love how

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Why I Love Networking and How It’s Important

I began networking as soon as I launched Joanna Pop in 2013. I do not think I even thought of the word itself — but that was precisely what I was doing. I knew that I was not an island. I loved what I did and wanted to build a brand doing so. There was a plan set in place and I was going to show my portfolio to as many people as possible. I

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Shopping Apps that Make Buying Gifts for the Holidays Easier

With the holiday season approaching I like to get a head start on my shopping plan. I rarely leave it to the last minute. I love the malls at in December with all the decorations and Christmas music playing. What I do not like is to be frantically searching those same stores looking for the perfect gift. It is nice to stroll through at your leisure knowing that your gifts are taken care of. Drum

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Wedding Bliss: The Top 5 Splurges Worth Investing In for Your Big Day

Some of us dream about our wedding years before it actually happens. When the day comes that a date is set and you begin to plan, that is when you realize how expensive it can get. Not all of us have bottomless bank accounts. Here is a list of 5 wedding services/items that are absolutely worth the splurge. A Photographer When you work so hard on all the fine details you want to remember them

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Fashion Illustration 101: Choosing the Perfect Shot

Most of the fashion illustrations for my clients are based off of photos they send to me, Sometimes it is a series of pictures and other times just one single photo to replicate as it is. Choosing the perfect shot is so important and I am always happy to assist! Here are some super simple tips. Choose a Straight-Ahead Photo Photos where the photographer is at the same level as the client is best for an