Being thankful

It is Thanksgiving in Canada. I’m thankful for the health and happiness of my beautiful children and my own health. I am thankful to live in a beautiful house in a wonderful city and raise my children in an almost idyllic urban setting. In a time when the displaced refugees from Syria number 11 million, … Continue reading


Hello, New York City!

I threw myself into the kids this past week. We left Toronto for New York City – first time south of the border for both K and L. We went all out in the five days – trekked the Highline, marvelled at its offering of urban greenery straddled by new and interesting architectural developments and … Continue reading


The elephant(s) in the room

I am happy to say that this weekend we put in some time and finished up K’s space!  It used to be our tiny guest room with an uncomfortable and not terribly stylish Ikea bed.  Still tiny, here is what it looks likes now.     The space is simple, serene, and reflects K’s love of … Continue reading


Progress in K’s new room

We have been making progress slowly in K’s room.  The slats were cut at home depot and the elephant bedspread arrived. The bed is done! The bedspread is a bit more peachy than it looked over the internet but its really well made and the elephants are even more vibrant in person. The Buddha pop-art doesn’t … Continue reading


Changes around the nursery

When our first, K, was born, we got lost in all the baby junk that we needed or thought we needed.  I say junk because in reality you can live without a lot of it.  That being said, you only learn from experience, so when baby L was an impending arrival we decided to streamline … Continue reading


Of spools and elephants

In my last post, I introduced you to my latest project – creating a space for our three year old by transforming the guest bedroom. The plan was to work with the existing Ikea twin bed, unless something came up on Kijiji or Craigslist. And lo behold, a few hours after I posted, I came … Continue reading


Thoughts for K’s new room….

We need to address K’s displacement from his room since Baby L came into our lives.  Until a week ago, his clothes were in Baby L’s room and he slept in our room with most of his toys in the sunroom downstairs and his books all stored in our upstairs hallway.  We made some progress … Continue reading

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Our nursery in Today’s Parent!

Back in the fall of 2012, we finished our son’s room – it was to serve as a transitional room for when he outgrew his crib.  A few months later, we were lucky to have the house, nursery, included be featured on a house tour on one of my favourite blogs, The Marion House Book.  … Continue reading


Hunkered down with House and Home TV

What to do when its -30 degrees Celcius? Cuddle my little girl and catch up on some House and Home TV episodes.  I am currently loving Sarah Hartill’s bungalow renovation – love the living space and the use of mixed metals in the kitchen. Side note, what is with designers abbreviating ‘traditional’ to ‘trad’ – … Continue reading


I’m back! And the back yard…..

It’s been 15 months since my last blog post. I had a two year old boy then. Now my little guy is three and we have an almost 3 month old baby girl. Life changes have been amazing and blessed during the blogging hiatus. Although its been a break from blogging,  it’s not like we … Continue reading


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