Cottage dreaming and learning Lightroom

We have had the most AMAZING summer!

Hubby was able to take two weeks off and we rented a gorgeous cottage on Lake Huron – as in right on the water.  We shared the cottage with our favourite travelling companions and dearest friends and enjoyed sun, sand, surf (some rain) and savoury meals prepared by the boys.

It was absolutely decadent.

I won’t force you to sit through a slide show of our vacation, but I will post a few images here since […]

2018-06-18T13:39:12-04:00August 22nd, 2017|For me|0 Comments

AWOL – Absent but with outstanding learning

I’m sorry I’ve been missing lately – I had the opportunity to attend an international DIY blogging conference in Atlanta, Georgia and I couldn’t pass it up.

Have you heard of Haven? It’s a conference specifically geared towards DIY, design and lifestyle bloggers and it is HUGE.

Bloggers from all over North America, England and even Australia fly in to meet with DIY giants like Home Depot, Quickcrete, Ryobi, Behr Paints, 3M and celebrities like….

Clint Harp! (from Fixer Upper […]

2018-06-18T13:39:20-04:00August 1st, 2017|For me|0 Comments

The Light We Lost – Jill Santopolo

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 […]

2018-06-18T13:39:25-04:00June 20th, 2017|For me|0 Comments

Patio Makeover – Sweet William Sewing Style

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 we got to fill the space when the […]

2018-06-18T13:39:28-04:00May 29th, 2017|DECOR, For me, HOME TOUR|2 Comments

#IMOMSOHARD

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

2018-06-18T13:39:30-04:00May 20th, 2017|For me|0 Comments

Spring Desktop Wallpaper (and mobile too!)

Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to their computer background. Some people like it when they have beautiful landscapes to look at, I know my partner likes Fishing Wallpapers, others enjoy a basic single color wallpaper. Personally, I enjoy my wallpaper to have a bit of character and link in with the season we’re in.

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

Trees and shrubs are flowering, […]

2018-06-18T13:39:30-04:00May 18th, 2017|DECOR, For me|0 Comments

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

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

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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 […]

2018-06-18T13:39:32-04:00April 30th, 2017|For me, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|2 Comments