Now that we’ve made some serious headway on the primary rooms in our home, we’ve decided to set our sights on our foyer. And while it is one of the last areas of our house we’re tackling before taking a design break, I truly feel as if it should have been one the first. The foyer is, after all, the very first thing that people see when they walk in. And with that in mind, it ultimately sets the stage for the rest of our home. Continue Reading
While we’re still technically a few weeks away from the official start of summer, the Victoria day long weekend up here in Canada always marks the unofficial kick off as far as I’m concerned. Each year, my family and I head up to our cottage in Prince Edward County to set up shop for the season. Continue Reading
While I’ll never turn down a more traditional rhubarb pie (especially if you throw some strawberries in the mix), my very favourite way to use this seasonal fruit in in the form of a beverage of some variety. Admittedly, I’m no stranger to utilizing it in and around this time each year (as seen here and here)… But when I stumbled upon Call Me Cupcake‘s italian cream soda version just a few days ago, I instantly headed over to my neighbourhood grocery store and stocked up on the ingredients. Continue Reading
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Every once in a while I stumble upon a home that instantly stops me dead in my tracks. It makes me question all of my go-to ways. It challenges my design sensibilities. And gets me excited for my next endeavour. This home, photographed by Nicole Franzen, does all that and then some. From the shiplap-clad walls, to the exposed wood windy stairs, it’s inspiration overload in the best possible way. Enjoy. Continue Reading
Guys, I am so happy this week I feel like I could explode. The weather has been nothing short of glorious, I’m finally on top of all of my projects, and we’re face to face with a three day weekend. To top it all off, we’re sneaking out early to head up to the cottage. Like every May 2-4 weekend, we spend it with my family opening everything up to get it all summer ready. And, for the first time in as long as I can remember, I’m going to be packing my swimsuit. I hope you all have an incredible weekend. In the meantime, here’s a peek at the rest of my week in photos. Continue Reading
I’m thrilled to introduce you to my newest food contributor, Sarah of The Homemade Haus. If you don’t already follow her, you’re going to rectify that immediately. Your kitchen, friends, and family, will thank you for it.
Sometimes I dream up recipes in my head, and then when I actually make them, they’re terrible – or just underwhelming. This was not one of those recipes. I have been daydreaming about bacon chocolate chip cookies for about a month now, and I finally made them. I threw a splash of bourbon into the recipe and used big ‘ol chunks of dark chocolate. Continue Reading