Sunday, December 28, 2014

Casper Beauty Sleep Style Challenge

Hello everyone! We hope you all are having an absolutely AMAZING holiday season, celebrating all of your respective holidays!

We recently learned that January 3rd is the Festival of Sleep! IKR, who knew? In light of this we were invited, by a wicked company called Casper, to participate in their Beauty Sleep Style Challenge. Of course we jumped at the chance, because it involves two of the most important things in life: cute PJs, and beauty sleep!
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

12 Days of Christmas | Christmas Keepsakes

The holidays are the perfect time to make memories with your family that you'll remember forever.

When we first moved into our house 15 years ago, we had to get a new tree and decorations for Christmas. All of the cousins signed their own blue ornament in a silver gel pen. We each wrote our name and date of birth on them. 15 years later we still have them up on the tree. 


Another cute thing we have is matching t-shirts. We went one year to Michael's and they had a t-shirt making class. We each got a green shirt and they had different colour fabric paint available for us to use. We decided on the Christmas tree design with our name on the sleeve. 

These things are so cute and you can keep them forever ! We love them, hope it gave you guys some inspirations. Feel free to share your family traditions with us, we'd love to hear them ! Merry Christmas Eve ! <3 xx

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

12 Days of Christmas | Quirky Christmas Sweaters

Welcome to Day 10 of our 12 Days of Christmas series! Today we’re covering quirky Christmas sweaters you can rock to all of those Christmas parties for seasons to come! Cute sweaters are always good, but these quirky sweaters are sure to be the hit of your party circuit. Click the titles to check em out!

This one’s been seen around quit a bit in the past two years, but I’ve always wanted it. You can never go wrong with Home Alone (Angels with Even Filthier Souls) references. $35

Monday, December 22, 2014

12 Days of Christmas | Christmas Traditions

Welcome to Day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas series! With Christmas right around the corner, we thought we would share with you some fun activities we used to do around the holidays with our family, young and old :)

Christmas Cookie Decorating Contest

Sunday, December 21, 2014

12 days of Christmas | Gift Exchange Ideas!

Welcome to Day 8 of our 12 Days of Christmas series! It's always a bit hard to think of a Secret Santa gift. Especially if it's a Yankee gift exchange! Or, if it's one where you might not know the person very well. So we decided to give you guys some general ideas of some great gifts!

Headphones are always a good idea. We're always losing them! (At least I am...) and you can never have too many spare pairs. You can get someone a luxury pair like Beats by Dre or if your budget is smaller, Sony has a great pair of affordable quality earbuds that do the trick!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

12 days of Christmas! | Creative Gifts this Holiday!

It's time for Day 7 of our series! A lot of the time here on GNL we focus on clothes for gifts. We love clothes, duh! But there are so many other options people! We love to get creative here, so let’s look into some cool options for gift ideas this season.

      Personalized Gifts
It could be a letter on a keychain or an engraved pendant, but personalized gifts are always so sentimental! Another great idea for a personalized gift is a photo album. I know that as I get older, when people ask me what I want for my birthday or christmas, I start to think and realize that I don't want anything. I have multiple dresses, makeup, books etc. I'd rather have something sentimental! And if you have anyone in your family that's the same way, and doesn't need more material possessions, then a personalized gift is the perfect choice!

Friday, December 19, 2014

12 Days of Christmas | Favourite Holiday Activities

Welcome to Day 6, of our 12 Days of Christmas series! No matter what holiday you’re celebrating this season, this time of year always brings family together. Whether you have relatives fly in - or just see the ones you live near a LOT more - it’s a time where an abundance of free time is had, and so, plans are made. 

So we decided to make a list of our favourite fun things to do during the holidays!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

12 Days of Christmas | Dealing with your crazy family during the holidays!

It's Day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas series! Crazy family members. We all have them. Those crazy relatives you’re not looking forward to seeing over the holidays. Whether they pinch your cheeks, make awkward comments or are just plain old crazy/annoying/unbearable in some way, we’ve all got someone we’d just rather not be around, who’s unfortunately in our family. It’s okay, you’re not expected to get along with everyone, and it doesn’t make you a bad person. But, during the holidays it’s possible you may be around these people for hours, days or maybe even weeks on end. So how can you deal?! Well let me tell you:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12 Days of Christmas | DIY Christmas Crafts

Hello! Welcome to Day 4 of our 12 Days of Christmas! This is also our 200th post, WOO! We've scoured the web for some easy, last minute DIY decor ideas for those of you that need quick, cute ideas for all of those holiday dinners! It's also a fun way to keep kids busy during the break :) Just click on the title you want to check out, and get crafting!
This one is super easy, and great to pull out for the holidays. But, since I love anything deer related, I would totally keep this up all year round'. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

12 Days of Christmas | 7 Things to Get as Stocking Stuffers This Year !

helllllooo everyone ! :)

Welcome to day 3 of GnL's 12 Days of Christmas ! Can you believe Christmas is almost here ? Im so excited but that also means trying to find cute little things to get your friends/family for stocking stuffers. Here's our list of 7 Stocking Stuffers to get this year :)

Monday, December 15, 2014


Here’s my guideline for holiday outfits based on some awesome stores I’ve come across in London! For most of these stores you can also order online and ship to Canada/US so you’ll be able to get your hands on one if you want to! I’m going to include a wide array of styles here, to accommodate different people and the different events you may have to attend! Here we go:

Sunday, December 14, 2014

12 Days of Christmas | Favourite Christmas Albums

Welcome to Day 1 of our 12 Days of Christmas! Today we're talking about our five fave Christmas Albums. What's the Christmas season without a little music to set the mood, right? 

 Home for Christmas, ‘N SYNC
Okay OBVIOUSLY this is on the list because let’s be real, ‘Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays’ is everyone’s real favourite Christmas song. Also, the three of us used to try to replicate their wonderous ‘O Holy Night’ harmonies (it’s a five part harmony, what?) year upon year of our entire adolescence, so this album is definitely near and dear to our little musical hearts. If you want to instantly flashback to the Christmases of your childhood, ‘N SYNC is your best bet.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Travels | Scotland DAY 1: The Highlands and Edinburgh at night!

Hi everyone! I promised myself that this time I went to London for work, I would take more advantage of the fact that I was in Europe and actually travel for fun! (And not just for work!) So my first little trip this time around was to Scotland. I can honestly say my friend Shirley and I just wanted to go on a little trip for fun, but we chose Scotland mostly because it was somewhere close and easy to get to. After travelling there I realized how underrated it is! It's such an amazing country with so much culture and so much to see. I hope you get a taste of it from my post and maybe one day you get a change to go! 

Shirley and I stayed in an adorable Airbnb apartment, which ended up being awesome. The place had so much character, the host was awesome and it had everything we needed. I strongly recommend using Airbnb if your'e going to Edinburgh because there are some amazing places all very close to the downtown core and so much cheaper than a hotel. 

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Tech | Tile

Hey y'all! It's Tech Tuesday! Last week I was surfing the web and stumbled upon an ad on the side (it wasn't a virus LOL) that said "For the people in your life who are always losing their keys". Intrigued, I clicked and it took me to this website for something called "Tile".

Monday, December 01, 2014

Music Monday | 2014 Forest Hills Drive - J Cole

SURPRISE SURPRISE! I wandered on to J Cole's website..because I love him like that..and I realized we've never done a #musicmonday on his new album! If you don't already new, I love J Cole! He's definitely one of my favourite mainstream rappers. He's a classic, he tells a story and it's not just about the punchlines. I'm so excited for this album! He's not releasing any singles, just the full album.

He released this "trailer" from the album, which makes me even more excited!