Tweens and self-esteem – The be.Tween Project

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When did parenting get so hard? Actually, when hasn’t it been hard? I’m in a household with two “tweenagers” (9 and 11) and each phase of their lives has presented different challenges – from learning to walk, to potty training to letting them assert some independence. But these tween years – all of their struggles […]

Cottage dreaming and learning Lightroom

Butterfly, Monarch, Cottage living, Inverhuron, Lake Huron, beach, Kincardine, summer vacation

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 […]

AWOL – Absent but with outstanding learning

Haven 2017, Haven conference, blogging conference, DIY bloggers, Atlanta

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 […]

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 […]

Patio Makeover – Sweet William Sewing Style

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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 […]


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 […]

Spring Desktop Wallpaper (and mobile too!)

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Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to their computer background. Some people like it when they have beautiful landscapes to look at, others enjoy a basic single colour 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 […]