Pawfect “Disney in Pink” Pink Tail Co. Harness | Review

Ella looking pretty pawfect in her, “Disney in Pink” Harness

One of Ella’s Christmas presents were a few new items from Pink Tail Co. I first discovered Pink Tail Co. back before I brought Ella home. I had done an instagram search for feminine, floral dog collars and they came up! I love to sew, but I often don’t have as much time (as I would like) to create clothing and accessory items. That being said, I just recently made Ella a few collars. It is sooo good to get back into some home sewing projects.

ANYWAAAAY!!! What attracted to me to Pink Tail Co. is that it is a small business and each collar is lovingly, handmade in San Francisco. If I didn’t have the time to make Ella a cute collar, I might as well find a company that could! I truly love supporting small businesses, as I find they have the BEST service and products and I use to be a small business owner myself! So, I really appreciate the time, talent and dedication that these owners put in to making their dreams come true! And I really want to support that.

My first order was the, Aurora Bundle. It came with a collar, bow and leash. It was too big for an 8 week old puppy, but I knew Ella would grow into it and I couldn’t have picked a better first choice. I loved the rose gold hardware and the floral, spring-like pattern. Ella was born on May 26th, 2019, so I wanted her first collar to reflect that time of the year. I also find it so special that Ella was born in May, as it is also a very romantic month for my husband and I. Our first date was on May 1st, 2009. He made it official on May 15th, 2009. And we got married on May 16th, 2015. SO…as you can see, having a collar that reflects a special month was very important to me.

When I received my first order, I became SO obsessed and couldn’t wait to order more. I also really hoped they would introduce harnesses! AND THEY DID!!! I ordered two, for Ella. The Aurora (of course), as well as the, “Disney in Pink” harness.

I had to get it with the rose gold hardware! I am so obsessed!

This harness is beautifully made and having worked within the fashion and alterations industry, I appreciate the high quality and attention to detail that goes into it. It is durable, well made and you can tell the designer/owner truly understands what canines (and owners) need to feel comfortable, but also provided with function and style.

I really like how it fits around Ella’s collar bones and along her back and belly. It looks and appears to be a very comfortable fit. I am a huge fan of the Buddy Belts for this reason too, but Ella has wiggled out of them, on occasion, as it can be harder to find a perfect fit, especially for a poodle silhouette. I find the Pink Tail Co. stays on extremely well and I love how it is fully adjustable. I have yet to have Ella wiggle out during a play session outside or on a walk.

A close up look at the front of the harness, over the collar bones.

Speaking of which: another thing that I couldn’t get over, was I had purchased the harness during a Black Friday Promo and Pink Tail Co. adjusted the harness sizing to accommodate Ella’s poodle frame, at no additional cost! I was blown away…and this is something I think they SHOULD charge for, as someone who knows that it does take extra time to make those adjustments. BUT…wow! That just speaks volumes on their customer service and passion for a perfect fitting product.

Ella looking so cute in her harness!

When I first opened it, I adjusted the harness to accommodate Ella’s sizing and it was so easy to put on her. Although she is a puppy, she is well trained with having clothing and accessories placed onto her, but some of these things can take a bit of time to put on, with the different closures, etc. Surprisingly, the Pink Tail Co. harness was faster than I expected and I think that has to do with the parachute buckle! The hardware does put this harness in a light to medium weight category, but it is not at all heavy or uncomfortable for smaller or medium sized dogs.

I also love that Pink Tail Co. added a cute rose gold logo onto their harnesses and collars. It is a perfect touch and feels so fancy.

Such cute details!
Can you spot Minnie?

As you all know, I am a HUGE Disney fan and I had been wanting to make Ella a Disney themed collar or harness for quite some time. Well, it was like Pink Tail Co. read my mind because when they brought out two beautiful and fun Disney options, I could not resist!!!!

I find the, “Disney in Pink” fabric so fun and also extra cute for Valentines, as well as the “French” poodle, hehe. And the cotton material is breathable, lightweight and flexible for a little puppy.

Ella getting playful during our “photoshoot”.

Overall, I am so pleased with both the, “Aurora” and “Disney in Pink” harnesses. I am already planning my next purchase! If you have any other questions about Pink Tail Co., feel free to ask below. I also find the company to be very responsive on their social media accounts/website too!

What Ella Got For Christmas

Little Ella full of Christmas Excitement!

Today’s blog post is about Ella, my mini poodle puppy and what she got for Christmas! This was our first Christmas with her and it honestly ended up being the best Christmas EVER! She just adds such warmth and fun into our days, and Christmas was no exception.

While we did go to Toronto, right before Christmas (to see our family and friends), I really wanted to be back home to celebrate Christmas in our new home with our Guineas and Ella! I am really happy we made this decision because it ended up being the most peaceful, relaxing and joyful Christmas morning I’ve ever experienced.

After sleeping in (we usually go to midnight mass on Christmas Eve), I got up and made some morning teas (Santa’s Secret* from DAVIDsTEA, of course) and got Snowman (my husband) and Ella out of bed. I was SO excited for Ella to open up her stocking filled with toys! “Santa Paws” had arrived late that night and filled up her fluffy stocking (Nicole Miller), with lots of surprises! I brought my tripod out, so I could film the moment, but be present and not distracted, as it recorded! It was soo fun to see Ella’s excitement as she stuck her head in and pulled out different presents! One of her favourites was a cute mini Santa I got from Petsmart, as well as a “Sniffany and Co.” blue bone complete with ribbon (by Dog Diggin Designs). She also liked the organic pink candy cane too (by Simply Fido)!

*affiliate link for DAVIDsTEA

These are a few of Ella’s favourite things!

After that, my husband and I opened our gifts. Ella was curious and full of wonder, as we unwrapped and opened each one. And to her excitement, the last gift, under the tree was for her! We got her a “Miss Dogior – Barking Bouquet” perfume stuffy (by Haute Diggity Dog) and three delicious treats (Unicorn “poop”, Christmas “brownie” and Reindeer “cookie”). It was so fun seeing her unwrap her gift. I asked her which treat she’d like to enjoy and I must say, she takes after her mom! She chose the unicorn “poop” rainbow themed treat! I did take videos of this too. I think I will save these videos for my Pawfectella Vlogs (still debating if I should do one big long video or a few mini ones!).

I also added Ella’s “Chewy Vuiton” (by Haute Diggity Dog) to this photo because she loves this toy! She loves to carry it around by the handle, which is so adorable to watch.

Can you spot the Chewy Vuiton?

I got most of Ella’s presents at a store called, Barking Babies. I love going there to find special and unique things for my little pup! This was the first ever store we took Ella too, right after we picked her up, to get her a harness. At 8 weeks, she was super small and the associate was so sweet and welcoming to us! I was really impressed with the level of service and it keeps me coming back time and time again!

Before Christmas, I also picked up a few adorable Christmas themed toys for Ella. I really love going to Marshalls/Winners/Homesense because they have a great pet section for Dog and Cat owners. I find great deals on such cute themed toys! One of Ella’s favourites is by Zippy Paws. It is an interactive toy that provides so much fun for Ella and I! The stuffed toy is a big red mug of “hot chocolate” with two large holes and “marshmallows” that can be pulled out from the holes. She loves finding and pulling out the squeaky marshmallows and we have fun tossing and throwing them around. I have some cute videos of Ella playing with this toy on her Instagram, if you’d like to see. This toy is Ella’s favourite and because of that, I ended up getting her a similar “Pumpkin Spice” toy from Petsmart too (not pictured). She loves this one too!

I also got one Eggnog “puppuccino” (by Fuzzyard) and one Gingerbread “puppuccino” (by Bow Wow Pet Products) for Ella from Marshalls/Winners/Homesense too! Her Daddy’s favourite holiday drink are Eggnog Lattes, while I am a huge fan of the Gingerbread Lattes! Oh, and I got her a cute red stuffy bone that says, “Puppy’s First Christmas”. I had gotten a similar one at Halloween and they are great for photos!

Look at all those puppuccinos!!!

During the Black Friday Sales, one of my favourite online dog accessories stores, had a great deal and I stocked up on some pieces I had been wanting to get Ella! They are called, Pink Tail Co. and I absolutely LOOOOVE their designs, quality and service. I got her two adorable harnesses. One is the, “Aurora” to match Ella’s leash, bow and collar I purchased back in July. And the other was, “Disney in Pink“. I also got her an adorable gingerbread themed collar and bow!!! Too cute to resist! I regret not getting a matching leash.

Ella also got spoiled by our loved ones! She got a very Christmassy chew rope from her Aunt Angie (DailyCharmAddict) and an adorable Mickey Waffle from Aunt Nichol (MyPandoraCharmedLife). Aunt Jessica got her a unicorn coloured squeaky toy and two cute balls and she also got an hilarious gingerbread man from Aunt Tiara (TeaforTiara).


And there you have it!!! That is what we (and Santa Paws), spoiled our little Ella Bella with for Christmas. And don’t worry! Zooey and Georgina also got spoiled lots too. hehe!!! They just gobble their presents up so fast, so I didn’t get a chance to take photos.

We spent the remainder of Christmas Day relaxing, watching Christmas movies and enjoyed a delicious holiday meal together. I hope you had magical holiday with your loved ones too!

Also, Do you have any pets? If so, what did you get for them?

Ella looking pretty darn pawfect in her Pink Tail Co. Collar and Bow.

Ohm Beads January Collection | Review + Design Ideas

Ohm Beads “Lion Dance”

In this video, I share the Ohm Beads January 2020 Release Collection + Styling with you! I will be reviewing Ohm Lion Dance, as well as Ohm Peace Alien. They were officially released on January 2nd. I will also be reviewing the January Ohmistry project: Marble the Pony Campus. A bead collaboration designed by Grace Owen and Ohm Beads. It releases on January 17th. I filmed an unboxing and first impressions video on IGTV, too. You can watch it here.

As an Ohmbassador, Ohm Beads was so kind and sent all three beads for me to review (thank you so much, Ohm). I had so much filming this video and designing with these beads! My sweet guineas, Zooey and Georgina also help co-host this review video with me! I love when they help me out!

Also, if you are new to Ohm Beads, feel free to use my referral link to save 11% off your first purchase!

Watch the video here!
Twisted Ohm Bracelet featuring Ohm Lion Dance, Year of the Rat, Bottomless
Ohm Peace Alien styled with Curly Sheep and Glass Bark, Sky and retired green spiral bead.
Marble the Pony Campus with Spark of Life and Odette
Marble the Pony Campus

Beads & Tea | Ohm Beads – Beads and Coffee

Beads and Tea with DailyCharmAddict and ACharmedDreamer

On December 20th, I woke up feeling SO excited! Today was the day I would get to see my dear bead friends, Angie and Rita!!! And not only that, but also enjoy some Ohm Beads #BeadsandCoffee, or how I like to call it: Beads and TEA!!!

We all decided to meet up at my favourite hometown coffee shop, Matter of Taste. There are two locations and we decided to meet up at the Waterloo location. I have been going to Matter of Taste since I was in high school and since moving away, it has become a special place to visit, whenever I am in-town!

When Angie, Rita and I met up, we caught up with each other first, ordered our drinks (tea lattes for Angie and I and a latte for Rita) and I gave them some special Christmas surprises to open!

Opening up some Christmas surprises!

And then it was time to start designing over some Beads, Coffee and Tea!!!

Cheers!!!!

Ohm Beads sent me a new bead concept called, “Ocean Love”. It is a new style of clip for them (more similar to a Pandora clip) and they wanted our feedback on the function, design and style! Please note, this bead has not been released. If you would like to watch our video adventures together, as well as see their designs, check out my Instagram Stories: Beads and Coffee. I unfortunately didn’t think of taking photos of their designs, just video!

Below, you can see my design:

Ocean Love Clip
Here are some of my bead styling ideas. I really liked the idea of pairing the Ocean Clip with Ohm Odette.
Completed look with a mixture of Ohm Glass!
Another look at my design.

My Pandora Christmas Bracelets | Pandora Open Bangle + Ohm Beads Bracelet

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

In this video, I share my Pandora Moments Christmas Charm Bracelet and my Pandora Open Bangle Disney Christmas themed Pandora Bracelet. I also share my Chrismas themed Pandora Floating Locket necklace and my Ohm Beads Lucky Red Whip Bracelet with some Beadmas themed beads! I hope you enjoy this video and a very blessed and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greeting to each and every one of you! I hope it’s a magical one! XOXO

Zooey, Georgina, Ella and I
Decorating the Christmas tree.
Ohm Beads and Pandora Christmas themed bracelets

My Pandora Collection Overview | Jewellery Storage + Ohm Beads Play Tray

A new video is up!

Playing a bit of catch up with some recent YouTube videos I uploaded on my channel recently…or should I say, last year?! I cannot believe we are already into 2020!!!

In this video, I share how I store my Pandora Jewellery, as well as my Ohm Beads, Ogerbeads, Trollbeads and Alex and Ani pieces. I also share an overview of my entire collection, with you! This has been requested by so many of you, but I’m always hesitant about filming this type of video. I have a huge collection and I know I’m very blessed to have such special and meaningful pieces. Each one tells a story or reflects a special loved one or memory. I really love that about charm bracelets!!!

Anyway! Here is where you can watch the video:

Now, I’ll share some information on where you can find these jewellery storage options, should you be curious!

The first is the jewellery box I picked up in November by Tuscan Designs. I found it at Homesense/Winners for $149. Since this is a store that only has limited stock, there is a very similar option on Wayfair by a brand called, Morelle Company. The style is called, Sophia Leather Jewellery Keepsake Box. This may be the only difference as my jewellery box is a faux leather.

Pink Jewellery Box
It is so gigantic!

Inside this jewellery box, I added a ring tray that I found on Amazon. In the video, I placed it in the middle layer, but I have since moved it to the top layer, below the glass section. You can shop it HERE.

You can see the ring tray hiding behind my hand and bracelet!

The last item is my grey, Less Play Ohm Play Tray! If the grey isn’t your thing, they have a quite a few colour options to choose from. I hope that one day soon, Ohm Beads will also come out with a light pink colour too (they currently have a hot pink one though)! If you would like to order the tray (and haven’t placed an Ohm Beads Order before), feel free to use my referral link to save 11% off your order, HERE.

Ohm Beads also has an anti-tarnish tray bag that is sold separately.

Anti-tarnish Tray Bag by Ohm Beads
My Pandora Collection Overview + Storage

Holiday Afternoon Tea | Langdon Hall Country House at Christmas Time

My Grandma and I waiting to be seated for afternoon tea

On December 20th, 2019 my Grandma, Husband, Mother and I went to Langdon Hall Country House for a Christmas Afternoon tea together. This was my husband and I’s second time going to Langdon Hall and we really wanted to take my Grandma and Mother, ever since our first visit! It is such a special place and I knew my Grandma had always wanted to go.

When you walk up the steps and through the front entrance, you walk into an elegant atmosphere, surrounded by history and seasonal Christmas florals and greens, picked from the gardens and woodland outside the hall.

After taking our coats, we headed into the waiting area that had a beautiful Christmas tree decorated with old fashioned charm and wrapped presents below it!

Langdon Hall Christmas Tree

Soon, they called our name and we were seated at a round table with their afternoon tea menus and beautiful seasonal decor. Afternoon tea is a seasonal, set menu, but if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, it is recommended to call ahead, when you book your reservation. Langdon Hall is fantastic at accommodating dietary restrictions and allergies, and we had called ahead about both my husband and I’s. The server let us know that my meal (and my husbands) were being served as gluten and dairy free and I loved that I didn’t even need to double check!

Langdon Hall Tea Menu

The server also explained their tea menu and also asked if we would like any champagne, mimosas, etc! My Grandma and I decided to go for mimosas. I rarely drink (just on special occasions) and this felt like a perfect occasion and a mimosa sounded so good! My Grandma agreed!

There were so many delicious tea options on the menu. I had quite a few I was debating between. I settled on the, Blood Orange Oolong. Oolong tea is one of my favourites and I was intrigued by the hibiscus and citrus peel notes.

A look at the Langdon Hall Tea Selection

The server took our tea orders and brought our mimosas. As we were waiting for our tea and treats, we laughed and chatted away and enjoyed the understated music and outdoor views through the large windows.

My Grandma also admired her tea cup and inquired about the little infuser inside her cup! I let her know it catches the fallen tea leaves from the tea pot! I hardly ever see this method being used and I absolutely love it!!!!!

Langdon Hall Teacup and Saucer

Our pots of tea arrived and they looked so charming! Every one enjoyed their tea selections! My mother actually got the same tea, as me! My Grandmother ordered a delicious ginger blend and my Husband got a peach tea.

Such a beautiful table setting! And can you spot the blueberry jam, butter and clotted cream?
My Grandmother enjoying the atmosphere and beautiful view outside!

After all our first pours of tea were nearly finished, our delicious sandwiches, scones and treats arrived! Langdon Hall recommends eating their scones first, as they are fresh from the oven!

Gingerbread and traditional scones. Mine were both gluten and dairy free!
Such a treat.

The sandwiches and treats were so delicious! Below is a photo of my husband’s selection of goodies.

Overall, we had such a wonderful time together and Langdon Hall exceeded all our expectations for a lovely Christmas treat together. After leaving Langdon Hall, we drove to see some beautiful Christmas lights…such a lovely way to end the day!

Which one would you try first?

How to Clean Your Pandora Jewellery | Silver, Rose and Shine


In this blog post, I am going to share two of my videos that provide all my tips and tricks to care and clean your Pandora Jewellery pieces, as well as other jewellery brands, such as Trollbeads and Ohm Beads!

This video is one of my first ever videos. It feels like FOREVER ago and man, has my camera shyness and filming style improved, haha!

How to Clean your Pandora Bracelets


This next video is all about Pandora Rose and tips and tricks for care and cleaning. You can also apply this to your Pandora Shine pieces, as well!

Pandora Rose Care and Cleaning Tips!

Pandora has also come out with a new cleaning solution kit. This is not yet available in Canada, but check to see if your country has it!!! From what I have heard, it is highly successful!

Pandora Winter Collection | Haul and Styling

Pandora Winter Collection 2019

In this video, I share my favourite items from the Pandora Winter collection and why they are meaningful to me! I also show how I chose to design and style them together, on bracelets and with two different outfits! I hope you enjoy this video…I love that Ella was able to co-host with me.

Enjoying a cup of DAVIDsTEA with Ella!
Celestial Stars Pandora Ring
Dream it. Wish it. DO IT!
Pave Star Slider detail!

OUTFIT ONE DETAILS:

Kate Spade New York Star Silk Dress
Pandora Pave Star Slider Bracelet + Inspiration Stars Dangle Pandora Charm

Dress: Kate Spade Silk Chiffon Dress (retired) Similar design
Pandora Pave Star Slider Bracelet *
Inspirational Dangle Pandora Charm *
Celestial Stars Pandora Ring *
Pandora Bracelet | When You Wish Upon A Star | Disneyland themed bracelet
Starshine Pandora Earrings (retired)
Pandora Starshine Ring (retiring)
Pandora Star Ring (retired)


* These Pandora Jewellery items were gifted to me from Gold-N-Memories Pandora for our collaboration on Instagram! They were so sweet and sponsored some of my Instagram content in celebration of their new online store! I have been a huge fan and customer of Gold-N-Memories for around 2 years and I cannot recommend them enough! They have amazing customer service and ship Canada Wide! You can see their full Pandora collection online and can place an order on their estore or feel free to give them a call or send them an email, with your order (that’s what I love to do).

I love Anthropologie! It is one of my favourite stores to purchase special and cute clothing items!

OUTFIT TWO DETAILS:
Blue Star Sweater Between You & Me | Anthropologie
Liquid Charcoal Black Leggings
Roots Cabin Socks
Pandora Sliding Bracelet + Pandora Charms
Pandora Fireworks Bangle + Pandora Charms | Disney x Pandora Aladdin Pandora O Pendant
This necklace has:
Ohm Beads Beadmas Tree
Ohm Beads Snow Angel
Ohm Beads St. Nick

And everything else worn is the same as outfit one!

What are your favourite pieces from the Pandora Winter 2019 Collection?
I love the Pandora Winter Packaging, this year! A magical night’s sky!
Pandora Sliding Bracelet! Can you spot my Disney x Pandora | When You Wish Upon A Star Disneyland themed Pandora Bracelet?

Ogerbeads | Winter Luxury Collection 2019 | Review

Ogerbeads | Luxury Winter Collection 2019 Review

In this video, I share the newest winter collection from Ogerbeads: the Luxury Collection. It has royalty influence with that classic touch of Ogerbeads magic! I review 4 out of the 8 muranos from the collection, as well as a silver bead.

You can view the entire Ogerbeads Luxury Winter Collection here!

One of my favourite beads: The Acorn

Ogerbeads sent 5 beads from their 10 bead release, for me to review for you. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. A huge thank you for your love and support. I would not have opportunities to collaborate with brands I love…if it were not for each and every single one of you. You make my dreams come true!

Bracelet Design that I created with some of the new beads from the winter collection!