Today’s list of blog headers feature thin and light lettering.
See and Savour (food)
Okay. I’ve got a major blog header post for you today. I learned about a lot of these at February’s blog linkup, and I’m hooked on them! These bloggers are doing some great work, and I encourage you to get a little click happy and explore.
Celebrating this LifeÂ (lifestyle)
Leigh ClairÂ (lifestyle)
26 and Not CountingÂ (lifestyle)
Girl for GrantedÂ (lifestyle/fashion)
Equal Parts of a Whole (lifestyle)
Liska MonetÂ (lifestyle)
Hope Engaged (lifestyle/travel/photography)
Brikasia (beauty & lifestyle)
Carly CristmanÂ (lifestyle)
Whitney BlakeÂ (design)
Last month’s blog linkup organized by Meg and Victoria at Shop the B BarÂ was a lot of fun. IÂ was introduced to so many new-to-me bloggers, and I’ve tried my best to keep tabs on all the exciting things they’ve been doing in the areas of design, fashion, and lifestyle. Last month, we talked about some of our most essential purchases. TheÂ question we are answering this month is:
WHO ARE THREE OF YOUR FAVOURITE INSTAGRAMMERS AND WHY?
First, IÂ love that “instagrammer” is now being used as a noun – casually, but still. As a language gal, this stuff fascinates me. Anyhoo, three instagrammers that I really like are:
Erica’s Instagram life is incredible. Her Calgary home is white perfection – I could buy every single thing she owns. Her style is top notch, and her love for her family (includingÂ 5 sons!) really shines through herÂ posts.
IÂ learned about Chicago-based blogger KateÂ ofÂ Always CravingÂ as a result of last month’s linkup. Her Instagram photos are bright, light, and diverse. Her styling is just lovely.
IÂ know Instagram should beÂ all about photos, but I like words, and French Words posts aÂ new French word, saying, or touch of poetry every day. Simple drawings accompany some of the words as does an explanation about the words (i.e., English translation, part of speech, gender of noun). It’s simple and effective.
If you’reÂ looking to follow more IGers (we can shorten it, right?), check out what theseÂ bloggers have to say:
Hi! ECP, aka Eyecandypopper, here again. I hope you got a chance to visit my kitchen last time (where the healthy cooking magic happens for my blog). As I mentioned, I cared about integrating eco-conscious design into my tiny home renovations 4 years ago, so the use of natural and long lasting materials were of utmost importance. Quality over quantity! Youâ€™ve probably seen a bit of my office in the kitchen pictures already. Itâ€™s a small addition in the back, which we thought about ripping off, but my ever-so-smart sister convinced us that we would miss that little space if it wasnâ€™t there. She was right. I transformed it into a small office and mudroom, and it works really well. Because I work from home (on top of blogging, Iâ€™m also a freelance copy editor and translator), I spend a lot of time in this space, and I quite enjoy all the natural light coming in from all angles. My cat enjoys taking naps on the chair behind me while Iâ€™m working. Itâ€™s small and cozy, but a great space! We kept the same classic design used throughout the house in the bathroom as well. I live in a charming yellow brick cottage house that was built in 1847. Thatâ€™s right! 1847!!! Isnâ€™t that amazing? We love the old charm of it, and we appreciate the solid construction of it, too. Double brick walls are amazing! Despite being old, we luckily didn’t have to modify any of the structure. The bones were good; we just had to make cosmetic renovations, which is always such a time and money-saver. We did our best to preserve as much of the old classic character as possible, but wanted to give it a contemporary twist as well. We were not able to preserve the old trim in this area of the house, so we decided to use modern trim as a crisp contrast to the old character! I love it! In the bathroom, we used classic elements like the white ceramic subway tiles up to shoulder height all around the bathroom, and high quality chrome faucets and accessories. Weâ€™ve added tall white cabinets to add loads of storage, and to act as a visual separation between the bathroom space and the laundry area, which is in the same room (stacked washer and dryer). It feels very European to do that, and not everyone is used to it, but I think it works perfectly in this small space, instead of having 2 cramped rooms. The high ceilings help a lot too.
Again, I love objects that are double-duty and useful, so I used souvenirs brought back from various trips to decorate the space, like the 3 picture frames brought back from Capri Island (Italy), or the giraffe made in Kenya by a women cooperative (bought at the San Diego zoo on a trip with my niece many years ago), and the 2 dishes used for the soap and jewelry were brought back from Egypt. Because I make a lot of my own natural beauty products, I also like to use pretty jars and display them right on the counter instead of hiding them away in cupboards. I love the homey feel it creates.
Well, thatâ€™s it! I hope you enjoyed visiting parts of my house as much as I enjoy living in it! Drop by for a visit on my blog, Iâ€™d love to see you! ECP xo
faucets and shower set: Riobel
sink/vanity and light fixture: Rona
towel rack and paper holder: Restoration Hardware
cabinets: Home Hardware
organic towels: aquaÂ –Â House & Home eco collection (discontinued), whiteÂ –Â Anna Sova Design
marble floor tiles and subway tiles: Olympia Tiles Toronto
photosÂ courtesy of Aya Photography & Design.Â
ThanksÂ for opening up your home to us, Gabrielle.
I am happy to welcome Toronto-based fashion and lifestyle blogger Fatima Sabri to White Cabana today. She thoughtfully put together an all white outfit for the occasion, and she’s here to share her approach. Over to you, Fatima…
I am Fatima, and I am very excited to be guest posting for Jordana today! I blog over at Love, Fatima Sabri. I met Jordana at BlogPodium last year and had the opportunity of running into her again at a Chapters Indigo event a few months ago. She is one of the sweetest people I have had the opportunity to meet.
Jordana gave me a challenge of doing an all white outfit for her today. I must say it wasnâ€™t easy because I always love a little colour. However there is something so crispy and clean about an all white outfit. I am a gal who sure wouldnâ€™t be able to wear all white everyday because I am bound to drop something on it. I couldnâ€™t resist adding a little dose of colour in my sandals but everything else is an off white.
I wore this outfit the other day for my anniversary date with my sweets. 3 years and it seems time has just flown by. It was a warm day so I decided to dress it up but went with sandals to get in the summer spirit. For an evening out, dress up this outfit by swapping the sandals for a gorgeous pair of heels. This pair would be perfect.
It was a pleasure being here today! Feel free to visit me over on my virtual home. At Love, Fatima Sabri.
Have an amazing day!
Xx – FS
Thanks forÂ taking so much care with today’s post, Fatima! I have to say that I can’t really live without my white shirts…I wear them year round! White pants/jeans, on the other hand,Â are on my shopping list this summer!