5- star hospitality at Brookside Inn Boutique Hotel 


My husband and I kicked off 2017 with a staycation at the intimate, 5-star Brookside Inn Boutique Hotel. This was a much-needed getaway from the kiddos because we just returned from a very busy Disneyland vacation. We totally needed some kid-free downtime and it was so nice that our drive to Brookside Inn was less than […]

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OMD fleece pullovers support moms in the community battling Cancer


A few weeks ago I was asked to take part in a community photo shoot with Modern Fort to help bring awareness to a campaign that’s very close to my heart. The OMD campaign in the third year is giving back directly to those battling cancer (who are nominated by the community) with random acts of kindness, experiences, […]

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I’m taking part in the BC Home and Garden Show upcycle charity challenge {& giveaway}


I’m obsessed with styling the inside of my home. I’m constantly moving my furniture around, decluttering, organizing and doing my best to create a space that makes me feel good to live there. My next home improvement project is turning my dining room (it’s never used as a dining room) into a beautiful, functional workspace/library […]

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My Namaste Life


*This blog post is written in partnership with Namaste TV. Namaste TV believes that #mynamastelife is a great fit with  Styling the Inside approach to life.  Below I share what #mynamastelife means to me. Namaste, the belief that there is a divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. We all […]

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“Chuc Mung Nam Moi” from our diverse family to yours


I think people are super surprised when I tell them my mom is Chinese. My sisters and I totally take after our Italian and Scottish father!  We didn’t typically grow up doing anything traditional for Chinese New Year aside from my mom giving us some lucky money.  I do recall my mom buying mandarin oranges […]

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Exploring California


Over the Christmas holidays, our family spent a week in California. Well, the plan was a trip to Disneyland but after our third full day of Disneyland, we all felt like we wanted a break. That said, we decided to rent a car for the day and explore a little bit of California. The girls […]

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Do Less & Live with Less so I can focus more: My guiding words for 2017


Making resolutions can oftentimes lead to disappointment, especially if the resolution is unrealistic. For this reason, I’m setting intentions rather than resolutions again for 2017. One of my biggest intentions for last year was to do less and focus more. Unfortunately, last year I spent a great amount of time ‘doing’ (again)! I became so busy […]

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Our Disneyland Holiday Vacation


This Christmas my husband and I decided to break our Christmas traditions. Instead of buying the kids a bunch of stuff my parents and husband and I surprised the girls with a family vacation to the happiest place on earth; Disneyland! My gut was a bit worried that the girls may be disappointed that we […]

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Last-minute gift guide from Styling The Inside


Ok folks, the countdown is officially on. We are less than two weeks away from Christmas!! EEK! For those of you who are last-minute people (like me), I’ve created a last-minute gift guide to help take some stress and anxiety off your shoulders during the anxiety-inducing countdown to Christmas. I know first-hand it feels extremely relieving […]

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