The Light We Lost – Jill Santopolo

June 20th, 2017|For me|

Looking for some captivating summer reads?

I haven’t covered any books on the blog in ages, but it’s not for lack of reading them.  I spent most of 2016 devouring the Outlander series (8 books with about 1,700 pages per book) – and let me tell you it was totally worth it.

Not everyone is up to investing their summer in a saga like Outlander – so I’ll give you a quick read that you should pick up:

The Light We Lost by […]

Patio Makeover – Sweet William Sewing Style

May 29th, 2017|DECOR, For me, HOME TOUR|

It’s done!

It’s done, it’s done, it’s done! (sung in a ‘happy dance’ sort of voice).

My favourite room in the house is ready – and not only am I going to show it off, but I’m going to go outside and enjoy it once I’m done showing it off.  I’m sorry, I’m too excited to contain the bragging.

Let me preface this by saying that my patio furniture is roughly 9 years old.  It was a cheap set from a hardware store […]

#IMOMSOHARD

May 20th, 2017|For me|

I’m so excited to have come across this that I HAVE to share it with you!

These women are AWESOME.

This is Kristin and Jen and they are my best friends.  Like bestest best.  They do a YouTube show called #IMOMSOHARD

They get me, they feel me, they hear me, they understand me and they make me laugh – like #ILAUGHSOHARD.

(click any of the images to be taken to their site)

#IMOMSOHARD

Spring Desktop Wallpaper (and mobile too!)

May 18th, 2017|DECOR, For me|

By now, everywhere that is going to get a Spring, should be in the throes of it.

Trees and shrubs are flowering, new growth is shoulders-out of the ground by now and we are past the threat of overnight frost.

WAHOO!

I actually planted a week or so ago, so I jumped the gun a bit – as I do every year – in an over-eager anticipation of warm breezes, the smell of freshly mowed lawns and gardens laden with colour.

Did I mention […]

The BEST Mother’s Day gift I’ve ever received

April 30th, 2017|For me, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|

The very best gift my family has ever given me, Mother’s Day or otherwise is this:

Mother's Day gift, best Mother's Day Gift, gifts for Mom, heartfelt gifts, handmade gifts for her, Mother's Day

A dollar store journal that I attached some vinyl lettering to.

I made this for myself (and a few for friends) back in 2014 and it is hands-down my favourite and the best Mother’s Day gift ever.

But I bought it […]

Grace & Frankie – Jane Fonda’s Wardrobe

March 31st, 2017|For me, Uncategorised|

Have you seen the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie” with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin?

Grace and Frankie

It is SO good!

This ‘older woman odd couple’ has Jane Fonda (Grace) as the uptight preppy and Lily Tomlin (Frankie) as the weed-smoking hippie.  The two are thrown together when their respective husbands come to terms with the fact that they are gay and in love with each other.

It’s about friendship and family and acceptance and denial – all in […]

Where did I go?

March 27th, 2017|For me, Uncategorised|

I’m sorry I was AWOL last week – I promise I wasn’t abandoning you for binge-watching Grace & Frankie (although I did do that) – last week was a bit crazy with “stuff to do”.

We went to Florida for March Break, so last week was all about ‘catch-up’ – the worst part of coming from vacation.

Swimming pool, Floridian 5 star, Florida

Yes, given that this was my vacay-view, I certainly won’t complain […]

I’m Sad Today…

March 2nd, 2017|For me|

Actually, by the time you read this it will probably have been a few days ago that I was sad.

But I am/was.

I’m generally a pretty happy person.  It really doesn’t take much to brighten my day – my tea mug turned to the perfect direction to pull it out of the microwave, my dog’s cutie-eyes as she begs for attention, a hug and kiss from my kids.

Today nothing was making me happy.

Let me explain – last week was my birthday […]

Crafty Crates Subscriptions – Try Before You Buy

February 2nd, 2017|CRAFTS, For me, GIFT IDEAS|

Crafty Crates Subscriptions is a brand new subscription box company – like brand-spanking new – but with a BRILLIANT concept…

crafts for ADULTS (and/or older kids).

I know, you’re subscription-boxed out, but hear my argument; if you read this blog chances are you are a Crafter/DIYer or at the very least a Wanna-be-Crafter or Wanna-be-DIYer…

however, making things is expensive.

There are supplies to buy, tools you need, shipping, taxes, coupons – it’s all very cumbersome really, unless you LOVE what you do.

What […]

100 New Year’s Resolutions

January 1st, 2017|100 LISTS, For me|

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hello my happy, healthy and eager friends…

or given last night was New Year’s Eve should that be hello to my tired, hung over and slow-moving friends?

Either way – we made it!

Whether you found 2016 to be one giant $h!t show, or a year of growth and happiness, now’s the time to start a new and even better chapter in your book.

BRING ON 2017!

With that in mind, I decided to revisit my 100 New Year’s Resolutions list to see […]