Soy Candles +Comfort Bags

There is nothing I love more than coming home after a long day, relaxing by candlelight, and cozying up with one of Nanny Andree’s wonder working comfort bags. For those of you that don’t know what I am talking about, a ‘Comfort Bag’ is a 100% natural thermo-therapeutic compress that helps relieve muscle aches and…

The Upcycle Challenge

There’s absolutely no question that I love a good DIY project. So, when I was asked to participate in the Calgary Home + Design Show’s DIY Runway, I could hardly contain my excitement.  Not only did I receive done fabulous RustOleum products, but the proceeds raised at the auction were donated to Habitat for Humanity….

OMG It’s A Knockdown: 5 Tips for Revamping Your Exterior

Gone are the University days when it didn’t really matter what the shack looked like as long as it had an adequately stocked beer fridge we were good to go. Now that I’m all grown up, I like to consider, like a fine wine, that we improve with age. Unfortunately for your home this isn’t…

OMG! Your Webpage Is Like So Last Season

Header image across the top, widgets on the right (or left…depending on how you roll) with content occupying the rest.  Sound familiar?  Yeah, well just as fashion and your home decor has a shelf life, so does your website. Though I like to dabble with DIY web design and I have made some decent pages…

Signature Scent: DIY Perfume

I absolutely love essential oils, and I would not trade the benefits that I have experienced since eliminating lab synthesized chemicals from my life for anything. Like any other girlie-girl, I love cosmetics, perfume, and all other beauty products. I just never liked not knowing exactly what I was using on a daily basis. Since…

All That Glitters

There’s just something about the cosmic collision that occurs when majestic equine beauty meets the glamour of a rodeo queen that simply cannot be ignored. This is my cousin Nichole, former Hanna Pro Rodeo Queen. She considers this old news but I beg to differ. I consider this an accomplishment to be cherished for life…

[oh my: that’s haute] January 2016 – Premiere Issue

Hello Hautness! It’s here!  It’s here!  It’s finally here.  Click on the image in the post for direct access to the premiere issue!  Don’t forget to sign up to #thehautelist and receive a copy in your inbox.

Au Natural Anti-Aging Serum

It’s no secret…somebody says DIY and my eyes light up like it’s Christmas. I started dabbling with essential oils a couple of years ago but have recently invested quite a bit of time really learning about them. As I complete my Aromatherapy Certification, I thought I would put all of the clinical trials and information…

JRB Contracting Inc: Thank You So Much

Our very first corporate sponsorship just happened and I’m so very excited.  Why?  Because with this corporate sponsorship, I can feature the creative work of 2 local businesses.  With JRB Contracting Inc.’s advertising support we not only get to show off the contractor’s work we can also showcase Natalie Mireault Photography. Live Local.  Love Local….

Deck The Halls With Toxic Candles. Wait. WTF?

Not all candles are created equal so before you go getting all romantic and setting the mood with a bunch of ‘benzy burners’, (I’ll explain later) you should probably know a few things. With the green living movement, indoor air quality has been the forefront of many debates. Several studies have been published highlighting the…

Baby It’s Cold Outside: Snuggle Up To Winter

Guys, listen up!  Chicks absolutely love the ambiance a fireplace adds to any space, and since romance is often a prelude to sex, you might want to pay attention. Unfortunately not all homes or budgets can support a gas burning beauty. However, an Electric Wall-Mount Fireplace adds warmth and a modern look to your home…