Weekend Vibes with Bed Bath & Beyond

I hope you're having a wonderful long weekend!

I've partnered with Bed Bath & Beyond to share some fun and affordable outdoor entertaining pieces with you. this fabulous cooler cart is so convenient for patio parties, and way prettier than my bulky blue cooler.  I also found this amazing pineapple picnic blanket, which is so fun hanging as a party backdrop. This stuff is clearly the beyond part of Bed Bath & Beyond. It folds into a blanket with a built in handle. So fancy.
I also found this shatterproof flamingo stemware and marble tray which helps keep the glasses cool in the sun.
I'm a sucker for marble, so I had to pick up this wine holder. Today, it's a vase for flowers. So pretty right?
I had no idea Bed Bath and Beyond had some stylish home decor pieces. I am contemplating using my new gorgeous pouf inside once weather gets cold. 
I hope you're all having a beautiful long weekend. 

xo 
Love
Mercedes


*This post is in partnership with Bed Bath & Beyond. All opinions here are my own.

Simple Summer DIY with CBC Life

Hi! Mercedes here, I know it's been a while and I miss you tons. Sharing this simple floral pineapple DIY with you for your next party! 


Here's what you'll need:
  • Heavy duty kitchen knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large bowl
  • Water
  • Floral foam block (can be found at stores like Walmart and Michaels)
  • Fresh florals and leaves
  • One large pineapple
Here's how to do it:



  1. Stand pineapple up on your cutting board and use a large knife to carefully remove the crown, cutting on an angle.
  2. Remove remaining pineapple fruit from inside with knife.  
  3. Soak floral foam block in a large bowl of water as per directions on label.
  4. Cut floral foam block with knife until it fits snugly into your pineapple.
  5. Grab fresh florals and trim off the larger stems before carefully sticking them into the floral foam block. Arrange and add florals until you achieve your desired look.

XO Mercedes

Canada is 150!

Happy Canada Day!

If you're looking last minute ideas to celebrate Canada's 150th this weekend, check out the ridiculously stereotypical Canadian table scape I created for CBC Life.  All the details are over on their blog. 

My favourite Canadian dessert are BeaverTails®, so made my own version of the fried dough pastry. If you want this recipe to take no time at all, pick up a a pre made pizza dough from your grocery store. I stretched out the dough to the shape I wanted, fried in vegetable oil, and topped with classic BeaverTail® toppings!
Hope you have a beautiful long weekend, Canadian friends. :-)
xo
Mercedes

Leons Hello Sunshine is here!

If you follow The Party Parade on Instagram you've probably seen my sneak peaks of the she shed TJ and I created for Leons Hello Sunshine Magazine. Well today, beautiful copies are available at LCBO locations (with Food & Drink)!
It's obvious how much love and hard work went into the magazine from the creators (Autumn & Melissa), to the brilliant bloggers who have featured their room makeovers in it.  It's truly a visual treat, and a great read thanks to Sabrina Smelko.

Click through the magazine HERE or better yet head to your nearest LCBO and grab a hard copy. Flip to page 10 and read why my she shed was brought to life by TJ and I.

I also suggest you read until the end because on the very last page you'll learn how to
WIN A $3, 000 ROOM MAKEOVER created by bloggers featured in Hello Sunshine Magazine, courtesy of LEONS! 
Say what!? Can I enter?!
 
Much love, 

Mercedes 
xo

*This is a sponsored post.












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