Friday, December 28, 2012

New Years Party . . .

It is that time of the year again . . . when another one begins! As we approach the celebration of a new year we are busy planning and figuring out what to wear on such a night of romance and excitement! So like any girl I turn to pinterest for some inspiration . . .
Fun New Years outfitRARE OPULENCE  Sequined and ruffled tulle dress $230 gorgeous party ballet-inspired dress #fashion #holiday #party #new year #christmas #gold #outfit #clothes #glitter #sparkle #glamorous #designer #stylish #chic #modern #sexy #cocktailnew years outfit...The perfect dress is nothing without a pair of killer heels to go with them! Have you found the perfect shoes to match your outfit for New Years Eve?I love tulle!  Theres something so romantic about it!  Love this outfit for a Christmas or New Years Eve party!New Year's Eve outfit @Baylee Biancofiori
perfect new years outfitNew years outfit 2013New Year's Eve outfit :)
rockin outfit!New Years Eve outfit inspo.NEW YEARS EVE / WEDDING ANNIVERSARY OUTFIT!!!!
"New Years Outfit!" by fleurdelove ❤ liked on Polyvore
New years eve nails? Maybe I should get an outfit first..

If I had this body, a party to go to, and a sitter for the kids, this would be my new years eve outfit. maybe next year.Beautiful sequin dress paired with black tights = great New Year's Eve outfit!
Rockys outfit for the New Year

Happy New Year!!! I wish you a safe and prosperous 2013 . . . .

Until next time,
w&c designer girl xo

Monday, December 17, 2012

Pure Victory and it is just the start . . .

Some of you may know I have a true passion for animals and helping to speak for those that can't speak for themselves. It is sad how much animal cruelty is still out there in today's societies and communities all across North American. It is a issue that many turn their nose or head too so that they can live in ignorance for they know, knowing will be painful to hear!! However that is no way of living or carrying on, when there are so many more options to help those who are need. I am very much involved with the Jack Russel Rescue of Ontario, after naturally adopting my baby girl Lucy four years ago. As the Volunteer Coordinator and a foster parent to these helpless animals looking for a home to show them what life as dog should really look like.  I am not writing to show you graphic images of what puppy mills look like and the abuse that these innocent dogs receive. I am not writing to lecture to stop buying puppies through pet stories that encourage puppy mill breading. I am simply in good news of one women's effort to expose puppy mill breeders and the effort and victory she has received all by standing up for something she believes in . . . .I am also writing writing in hope that it brings more awareness to what goes on behind closed doors, especially around the Christmas season when so many want a puppy on Christmas morning. . . .

Ontario Puppy Millers Charged
It's been a long exhausting road for Kimberly Thomas of Kismutt Rescue and as cliché as it may sound, when things were darkest, the light at the end of the tunnel appeared.

Just three months ago, Thomas seemed to be at the end of her rope in her fight against the puppy millers of Ontario located in the Wellesley township area after a local newspaper published Thomas' accusations against the millers and in retaliation, the millers stopped letting her pull their unwanted dogs. She knew what was going to happen to those unwanted dogs and it wasn't anything good and that weighed heavy on her.

She sounded frustrated, angry, distraught.

Perhaps as a last recourse, she called Toronto lawyer Clayton Ruby who has been an animal advocate extraordinaire all these years and, well, the article from yesterday's Ontario Farmer newspaper can explain the rest: . . .  . "

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Congratulations on taking a stand and seeing it through!  Congratulations on all those that got involved and made sure something was done! This is great encouragement to know that something can be done and that we can fight to help expose more. You all should be so proud of your efforts!!
 Almost every dog breed has a rescue and mostly ever community has a SPCA or some kind of animal shelter. You would be amazed at how many animals are in and out of these centers and how many people are dedicated to helping these animals. Which are either dropped off by owners, which is called a relinquish, for they either don't want the animal or can't take care of it anymore. Others are found at large and most are rescued from puppy mills and abusive situations all across North America. There are people that help transports, pick up animals, report abuse, adoption placements, relinquished cases, foster care, their is a volunteers for every capacity. This community of rescuing and helping innocent animals is huge, however it is a quite society for the majority of the population want to turn their heads and ignore us. They believe rescued animals will have issues, are un-trainable due to them being older, won't have a connection as if they would if they got them as a baby, or they want a pure breed, you hear it all. However some pet stores like to twist the truth on papers and some puppy mills like to call themselves breeders. Even when buying from these places it doesn't guarantee a perfect animal, it does guarantee perfect health, all it guarantees is a receipt of purchase. We have adopted many dogs and I will tell and so will others, they are the most thankful little creatures. They are eager to learn and to be loved!! However like any pet you must train them, teach them the ways and they will become the best animal for you. Please think adopt for your next best friend and help support your local shelters this Christmas and throughout the years! Also make sure you don't allow those to get a dog on Christmas morning for it not fair for the dog or humans involved in such an excitable and busy days. 

This post is in dedication to all those involved and all the hard work and time that is given to these animals!!  Thank You To All!!

And Merry Christmas from my rescue pups:

 Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!!
Until next time w&c designer girl!! xo

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hung with Stocking Care

The count down is on and are you ready for Santa to come?? Well I wanted to share with you all my friends company in hopes that it might help with some of those shopping lists . . .

Hello Whitewash & Co readers!  My name is Staci Edwards, and I’m the owner of Switch Studio.   Switch Studio is a super awesome upholstery and sewing shop {if I do say so myself} located in Oakville!  

 We carry high quality, designer fabrics, as well as offer custom solutions for all your upholstery and sewing needs.  Whether you need an old chair to be "switched" up and reupholstered, a new custom headboard to suit your style, or fabric to create gorgeous drapery and pillows to finish off your room – We're here to help!  Check out our website at

Today I am here to introduce you to a new line of Christmas stockings I launched this year.  Speaking of Christmas, didn’t you love the decorations Jo found at Ikea?  I sure did! ("Your so sweet!! hehe" Jo) Anyway, on to the stockings…


My idea behind these stockings was a modern twist on the old classic stocking.  They are bright, cheery, and are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face {including Santa himself}! 

They are for sale at for $30 each - But hurry, they are selling fast!  If you are local, feel free to swing by my studio to shop and save on shipping charges.
I hope you like them, and thanks so much to Jo for having me over today!

Thanks Stacy, the stockings are stunning!!  And what a stylish gift to give someone or to even be used as a gift bag with a gift within!!! My only question is, how do you decide on what one to get . . .  I love them all!!!

Happy Holiday Shopping Everyone!!

Until next time,
w&c designer girl!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's looking a lot like Christmas!!

Every year I dread putting up the Christmas decoration because that means snow is shortly to follow, augh!! However once it is up I always love it, it is such a romantic season!! This year I switched things up and realized I needed a few more touches to complete this new look, however I didn't want to spend a lot, so I turned my shopping search to IKEA! Which I am glad I did for I found some really cool items, check it out . . .

I had to have my white feather tree this year! However weight is an issue with the branches, and I didn't want to take away from the tree but I need to add something? I found some subtle pieces to finish off the look and really create that WOW factor, all for a great price!  

Next I created a festive and budget friendly center piece set up on my coffee table. I had a bowl and a few red and silver ornaments, however by adding some plain red IKEA Christmas tree balls to the mix and one of their candles the look was complete and smells great!!
I was able to find a mix of IKEA pieces to sprinkle throughout. Each piece adding an interesting flare and festive feeling all the way through the house!!
Find fun seasonal decor at any IKEA!!
Tis the season, happy Christmas decorating everyone!!

Until next time,
w&c designer girl!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The New Appliance Canada Showroom!

I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of the new Appliance Canada Showroom at 1380 Castlefield, Toronto. Smart move to be in the designers district, makes for easy shopping with your clients since now there is literally everything on Castlefield, rugs, lighting, furniture, ect and now even appliances!!  Make sure to stop in and see the new and very larger showroom with great displays. While I was appreciating their new space I made sure to catch up with friends and to enjoy the fab food and wine being severed!!

Great party Sharyn from Eventful PR! Can't wait till the next one :) 

Until then,
w&c designer girl!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Showcase Project Party!

I love the saying " work hard, play harder!" for that is exactly what we did, all 17 Canadian suppliers involved in the Showcase Project enjoyed a cocktail party with media, friends and those involved!! This unique project to showcase products/brands in a home environment with a high/low design twist behind the method was a great success, so lets show off our hard work and party now!!

Thanks Grand Events by Design for a great time!
( website coming soon) 416-573-5378

"The house after your creative style looked high energy and current, not like anything I've seen before." J Connelly.

"Had such a great time and the inspiration that filled the place just perfect!" @pushinteriors.

"A fabulous home showcase, eclectic mix of interiors from various suppliers." @sherylbagga

The unique architect within the four million dollar home nestled in The Beach dictated a eclectic and current design direction. Shown on BT last week and appearing in the Toronto Star this Saturday! Learn more about the design concept and Showcase Project when you grab for your paper this weekend!!

More photo's to come, so stay tune and learn what publication you should be picking up next to find out even more about this Showcase Project!!

Until next time,
w&c designer girl!

(Photos by Jeff Turner Photography, Thanks Jeff!)


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