Author Archives: Kimberley Eklund

Friday Favourites

Wowwee, it’s been quite the week and boy are we excited that it is Friday! Things have been hopping at Dusty Road and I am so forever grateful for the support of each and everyone of you! I love, love, love what I do and I most certainly couldn’t do it without all of you fabulous DRB customers!

We are headed into Victoria Day weekend which hopefully means you get to spend lots of time with the special people in your life! If you happen to be headed out camping be sure to check out the yummy recipe down below…..everything tastes better cooked over a camp fire!

Here are a few of my favourite things from this week…..

Favourite Quote Sometimes life throws you curve balls when you least expect it and I firmly believe they come for a reason, even if we never fully understand why. It is those curve balls that you learn the most about yourself and what surrounds you. This quote describes it perfectly and came to me at the perfect time!

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Favorite Spring Nails I must confess that I do not currently get my nails done…..not that I don’t want to! When I am not working at DRB I am at home working on my farm in the manure and dirt and I feel like it would be a waste! Tell me what you think in the comments…..would these nails survive my farm life or should I not bother? I really think these ones are so cute and perfect for spring! Found on professionalnailss Instagram account.

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Favourite Camping Recipe We are headed out camping this weekend and I think this recipe is a must try! Campfire Whiskey BBQ Chicken from Cooking with Janica

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Have an amazing long weekend! Enjoy yourself and be safe!!

Cheers,

Kimberley

Friday Favourites

Wow the weekend is already here! It is a special one since it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday….and I get to spend it with my family doing something we all love doing together, exhibiting at a cattle show! I personally can’t think of anything better, except maybe today’s Friday Favourites!

Favourite Mother’s Day DIY Gift this looks like such a fun project from Craft Cuts for those who love to create!

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Favourite Recipe My Nana got me hooked on bean salads and I haven’t looked back. I am planning on trying this recipe from Mom On Time Out very soon!

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Favourite Saying I’m not sure the where I found this pretty print as I have had it on my computer for awhile but I just had to share! may12 home is where mom is.png

I hope you have enjoyed my little round up of things I love and that you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy Mother’s Day, whether you are a Mom, an Honorary Mom, or you are celebrating your Mom!!

Cheers,

Kimberley

 

Pack Your Suitcase Like A Boss

May long weekend is just around the corner and for many of you that means a nice family getaway!

A fabulous family getaway starts at home when we are packing our suitcase! All too often though, packing is the task we dread most when it comes to travelling. If we don’t plan out and pack properly we either end up not having what we need or most likely we have way too much and we end up lugging around a 120 lb bag on our trip!

Make your next trip far less stressful with this easy packing strategy!

I like to use the 5.4.3.2.1 rule and when done right you will easily have a weeks worth of outfits ready to go without an overflowing bag!

Pack: 5 tops, 4 bottoms, 3 accessories, 2 shoes, and one bathing suit!

Ya ya, this may not be for everyone, but let me say, if you struggle with over packing and you are always overwhelmed with what to wear…..this strategy is golden!

Of course the type of clothes you pack will be determined on the type of trip you are going on, for simplicity we will stick to a casual family vacay. This is how I would pack.

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Choose a colour palette and a variety of short, mid, and long sleeve tops.

By mixing and matching these items I can come up with a variety of cute outfits with very little fuss! Now I can spend more time enjoying my family and what we are doing and less time trying to figure out what to wear!

If you have a neat strategy for packing I want to know! Share below in the comments!

Cheers,

Kimberley

 

Friday Favourites

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! It seems fitting that today I start my favourites out with my absolute most favourite Mexican themed food ever……read on to see what else I have been diggin’ this week!

Favourite Food Never mind favourite Mexican food, Shrimp Tacos are my all time weakness. No kidding, I will search out the restaurants based on if they have them on the menu! Here is a fabulous recipe from one of my all time favourite food bloggers, The Girl Who Ate Everything.

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Favourite Party Theme I am so in love with this adorable little kids birthday theme I found on Spaceships and Laserbeams!

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Favourite Vintage Decor Love how Little Vintage Nest old books to add to her vintage decor!

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Favourite Book I can not recommend this book highly enough, go pick one up today! For The Love: Fighting For Grace In A World Of Impossible Standards.

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Now that I am feeling inspired (and hungry) and I hope you are too….let’s go enjoy this beautiful day!!

Cheers,

Kimberley @ Dusty Road Boutique

Dress Casual Chic With Ease

I just love the casual chic look.

It accentuates who I am, a country girl with a touch of flair. If you have followed DRB for a bit now you have probably noticed that our clothing and accessories are also a reflection of the casual chic country lifestyle.

Casual chic is all about mixing casual and dressy pieces into one pulled together outfit! This includes your accessories, shoes, and hand bags which can all be mixed and matched to create your own unique style!

A classic casual chic look is the white tee/jean look. Throw in a classy pair of heels or flats and some gorgeous sparkling earrings to pull it together.

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Mix up your work and play clothes. Wear a dressy blazer with your favourite pair of weekend jeans!

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Use accessories to add pops of colour! Pull a colour from a printed top and use it in your shoes or a bag.

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Choose contrasting pieces, like this pretty ruffled blouse with a pair of distressed jeans.

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Casual chic should look “effortless” so if you feel like you are over the top you are probably right! Take a step back and see what you can take away from the outfit to make it look more natural.

When it comes to accessories less is more! Choose one statement piece, a nice stand out necklace, gorgeous drop earrings, or stacked bracelets. But choose just one stand out and let the rest stand in the background or don’t wear the others at all.

Now that you have permission and the tools to dress casual yet still look fabulous and pulled together you better get going through your closet and see what you can come up with! Mix and match, experiment and try it all on. I am betting you have more than you think!

Cheers,

Kimberley