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5 Things: Women's Clothing, A New Eatery & Event Space in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 24, 2014 12:14

1. Enjoy sips while you shop The Local Locals on Saturday from 9:30-5:30 at Anthology Home Collection - with popup shops by Durands Footwear and Tonic. 

2. Saskatoon blogger Wanderlust and Words recently shared that a new crêperie, Drift Sidewalk Cafe, will be opening on 19th Street next to Escape Sports. Sounds delectable!

3. Looking for a unique venue for a charity event, girls' night, or holiday party? You can book a private party in Era Style Loft's contemporary and open loft space. 

4. If you have high quality pieces that you just don't wear anymore, stop by local consignment shop Stasia Boutique. While you're there, browse the many racks of potential "new to you" clothing and accessories. 

5. This lovely winter wedding favour DIY could also serve as a stocking stuffer or Christmas party favour. 

Enjoy your Monday!

5 Things: Staying Warm in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 19, 2014 08:08

1. This Michael Kors gift set from Era Style Loft makes gift-giving easy. 

2. If you've noticed a draughty bedroom or living room, try a sleek electric fireplace from Warm & Art.

3. Enjoy a free hot chocolate at Herbal Time when you order cheesecake (today only). 

4. Twisted Goods has adorable knit head wraps that will keep you cute and toasty this winter. 

5. These easy DIY pocket-warmers would make a great homemade stocking stuffer.

Enjoy your Wednesday!

5 Things: Saskatoon Craft Sales & Markets

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 17, 2014 09:37

1. Collectively Green Craft Market is coming up on Nov 22 from 10am to 5pm at Grace Westminster Church. Browse through lovely locally made and earth friendly gifts for your loved ones. 

2. On November 30 from 4-9pm, stop by the Black Market Market at Wallstreet Common to explore the offerings of awesome Saskatoon artists and artisans.  

3. 33rd Street Market is open from Wednesday to Sunday at 410 33rd Street West. Find all things antique, vintage, repurposed, and artisanal. 

4. Macrame is coming back in a big way. Here's an easy way to create your own unique wall-hanging (or chair cover!).

5. If you're looking for an idea for a homemade gift from the heart for the fashionista on your list, perhaps she would love something from this list of DIY accessories.

photo credit: Honestly WTF

Happy Monday! 

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Glitter: A Charitable Night of Shopping in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 14, 2014 14:24

Local businesses coming together to support local charities and non-profit organizations- this concept is very close to our hearts at My Saskatoon. Through our sister site Give Back Saskatoon (stay tuned for the official launch!), our goal is to encourage the connections among local people, the Saskatoon business community, and the non-profits and charities that are working to create positive change in our city. The people of Saskatoon have such huge hearts, and we absolutely love it when local businesses take the initiative to host events that enable others to come together and get involved in supporting charities and non-profits in Saskatoon. Glitter, a charitable shopping event happening at The Mall at Lawson Heights, is doing just this. 

On Tuesday, November 18 from 7-10pm, cross some items off your Christmas shopping list while enjoying great discounts, fun entertainment, food, and prizes. You must have a ticket to attend, and tickets are only available through participating registered non-profits in Saskatoon. Check out the extensive list of organizations here, and get your ticket by contacting the listed non-profit or charity that you most identify with. Tickets are $10 each and 100% of ticket proceeds stay with the organization. Entrance is limited to a specific number of ticket holders, so get yours soon!

Locally owned in Saskatoon, Believe Fit will be featuring a fun Old Hollywood theme, with great discounts, samples, and hourly giveaways. You’ll score an additional discount on winter accessories at locally owned Twisted Goods, in addition to a store-wide discount and refreshments. You can expect big discounts and a variety of contests, draws, and fun at many of the other stores in the mall. What a great way to support local non-profits in our city as you do your Christmas shopping!

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Where to Find Trending Jewelry for 2015 in Saskatoon

posted by Elle    |   November 12, 2014 22:06

As the snow and chill set in, I feel like winter provides a perfect excuse for me to shop for a few additions to my wardrobe. I don’t know what it is, but I get a little extra pep in my step when I’m wearing jeans or a top that are new to me, even when they are second-hand. But sometimes the shopping process can be tiring, as all that trying-on usually wipes me out pretty quickly. 

Thankfully, I’ve found that the same feeling of new-clothing exhilaration I was talking about can be achieved with something as small as a new pair of earrings. The same goes for any type of accessory really- hats, gloves, bags, shoes, but especially jewelry. Fashion is all about the extras, and fun jewelry details can take a basic outfit to the next level. Here are a few of the jewelry trends we are seeing this winter and into 2015. 


I am loving one of the latest trends for this season, an earring in just one ear. I got my favourite solo earring at Back Then & Again, where you can find a nice selection of vintage earrings missing their match. Its the perfect way to rock this trend.


Minimalistic studs work well with the mismatched trend, with one stud worn alongside a more dramatic earring in the other ear. Twisted Goods has some unique, easily mixable studs from Jayu

Estate Earrings 

If it looks borrowed from your Grandma, its a winner. If your Grandma isn’t willing to share, pay a visit to Stasia Boutique for bold consignment pieces, or Back Then & Again where vintage baubles abound. 


Pendant Necklaces 

The statement necklace trend is predicted to be outdone in 2015 by the classic pendant. Options by Trish recently released the gorgeous Timeless Pendant, which is designed and made here in Saskatoon by the talented Trish Hoffart. 

Whether you’re looking for something vintage or second hand, locally crafted, or simply cute and unique, the locally owned shops in My Saskatoon's Accessories Category have got you covered. Enjoy shopping local this holiday season! 

5 Things You Need to Know This Morning

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 7, 2014 09:07

1. Reduce your carbon footprint with one of these lovely Keepcups from City Perks

2. This coconut chicken soup recipe is easy to make and oh so soothing on a cool day. 

3. Haven Builders' gorgeous show home is open from 1-5 pm tomorrow at 515 Hastings Crescent in Rosewood.  

4. Today is Random Act of Kindness Day in Saskatoon! Go out and spread the love, and share it using #RAKsaskatoon

5. This little mending kit is the perfect DIY gift for that crafty person on your list.  

Enjoy your Friday!

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5 Things You Need to Know This Morning

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 5, 2014 09:36

1. The fruits and veggies are running low at the Saskatoon Food Bank, so the folks there would greatly appreciate donations of canned fruit and vegetables. 

2. This recipe from Sweetsugarbean makes the perfect breakfast for this cooler weather. 

3. If you get a rock chip in your windshield, before you get to Maaco put a piece of scotch tape over it to prevent moisture from getting in.

4. Paramount Day Spa is making Christmas shopping (local) easy with lovely spa gift packs starting at $39.95. 

5. Have you always wanted to make homemade stocking stuffers for your loved ones? Here is an easy yarn ball bookmark stocking stuffer DIY that you can get out of the way. 

Enjoy your Wednesday!

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5 Things You Need to Know This Morning

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 31, 2014 10:04

1. Ingredients is sampling Halloween craft beer from 3pm to 6pm today. 

2. You can make your jack-o-lantern last longer with these tips

3. Visit Leyda's for dinner tonight, and you will receive a complimentary Halloween appetizer with your dinner entree!

4. Pumpkin seeds are delicious and nutritious. How to remove that tough outer shell for maximum enjoyment. 

5. Plastic skulls paint up just as beautifully as pumpkins. Here's some inspiration

Happy Halloween!

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Haute Halloween

posted by Elle    |   October 29, 2014 14:31

While browsing online the other day, I came across the hashtag #hautehalloween. For those of you who are unsure, haute (pronounced ‘hote’) means “high” en français, and commonly describes something that is fashionably elegant. Images associated with this hashtag made me realize that the drama and mystery of Halloween can inspire visually stunning and unique style that is most (or only) fitting this time of year. So, I've put together a few of my favourite Halloween DIY ideas that I subjectively deem to be "haute", and not scary or gory. 

I just love this eclectic little cluster of items, which totally bucks the typical black and orange.

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This black cocktail adds a sophisticated, understated element to your Halloween party. The recipe is here

Matte black is all the rage right now, and transforms an orange plastic pumpkin into this ultra glam, whimsical home decor piece. The tutorial for the DIY is here.  

If you're looking for an easy last-minute costume idea, this one is one of my favourites. Back Then & Again has some great jewelry pieces to pair with this look

I just love the look of these glossy black poison apples. 

If you have a steady hand, let this lovely makeup look take centre stage and pair it with a simple beige or brown top for an easy and chic Halloween look. 

I hope these ideas inspired you, as they did me. There's just something about these Halloween decor elements, party treats, and costume looks that I absolutely love. Enjoy your Halloween and all the fun and fantasy that comes along with it!  

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Fall Home Decor Trends

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 24, 2014 22:56

We were browsing a few home decor blogs this week and just loved some of the styles that are showing up in popular fall 2014 designs. It seems that there is something trending right now for almost any taste, from the simple to the eclectic, and from brights to whites. 

Here are a few of our faves. 

White on White

In an airy home with lots of light, this look would be simply stunning. At Palliser Rooms EQ3 you can choose your fabric and colour to customize your new sofa to meld perfectly with other shades of white in a room.

 photo credit: Pinterest

Cork Flooring

Naturally shock absorbing and insulated, cork is soft and comfortable on your feet. Available at on 51st, this trend is environmentally friendly and adds a beautiful, natural touch to a space with a minimalist vibe. 

The Curated Look

This style gives you the freedom to simply display the things you love. With this look, the more whimsical and eclectic the better. Check out Twisted Goods for some great unique items to group together on your shelves or table tops. 

High Contrast

This concept adds such a striking element to any room, and can be accomplished with furniture, art, or paint. One of the easiest ways is to introduce a deep wall colour that contrasts with the furniture and decor of a room. Exclusively in Saskatoon at Braid Flooring & Window Fashions, the Farrow & Ball paint line is perfect for rich colours. 

photo credit: Pinterest

Luxury Vinyl Plank 

Durable and water resistant luxury vinyl plank flooring provides the sought-after look and feel of wood, but is child and pet friendly. Carpet Superstores carries a great selection of vinyl plank that has been created to have not only the look, but the feel of rustic boards with woodgrain, knots, and distresses. 

A Gallery Wall

One of the most stylish ways to display your memories is with a cohesive gallery wall. Stop by J&S Picture Frame Warehouse with your favourite photos of your family, your travels, or a few art prints you love. Sherry and her staff will help you design and create a gallery wall that will become a beautiful conversation piece in your home.

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We hope you'll take some inspiration from this little list. When it comes to home decor, the most important thing is that your space represents your personality and fits with your lifestyle. Stay true to what you really like and, in our opinion, you can't go wrong!

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