Much like our bathroom (which you can read more about here), the minute this home became ours, I began brainstorming ways in which to transform our kitchen. While it’s generous in size, at least by Toronto standards, my fiancé, Justin, and I have discussed big plans for a mudroom and powder room extension, as well as a full kitchen gut and renovation. It’s something that’s been on our to-do list since we purchased our home late last summer, but with a busier-than-ever business, and our upcoming wedding, we’ve decided to put said major reno on the back burner, at least for the time being.
While I originally had every intention on simply living with the current state of things, the bleh beige backsplash, heinous ceiling fan, and cream coloured walls (which were abundant throughout our home – thank god this is almost the last of it), were starting to get to me. So when we returned from our vacation not long ago, I found myself with a less-than-busy weekend, and decided to take it upon myself to make some quick, and easy, changes… Continue Reading
Truth be told, I’ve been hesitant for a while to write this post. I mean, I am all about sharing my sources wherever and whenever possible, but when something is one of a kind it naturally makes me second guess whether or not I want to divulge. Continue Reading
In reality, it’s more likely than not that it’s going to be another couple of years before we renovate our kitchen. And while I’ve totally, 100%, come to terms with that fact, I can’t help but daydream about exactly what it’d look like. I find myself perusing my Kitchen board on Pinterest (here) more often than I care to admit, and am truly pumped about the day that it becomes our reality. Until then, I’ll just lust over the abundance of beauties that exist out there, like this one. (Oh, and the rest of the home is pretty insane, too.) Continue Reading
With our trip to Europe just two short weeks away, lately I’ve been on the hunt for casual basics to step up my wardrobe game. I started with these linen pants, which will be perfect for our overnight flight (and subsequent 8 hour stopover in Paris), and unintentionally opened pandoras box of striped goodness. Continue Reading
Truth be told, between house hunting, packing, renovating and moving last summer Justin and I both agreed that we didn’t really GET a summer. And now that all of the madness is mostly behind us, I feel as if we have some lost time to make up for this year. We headed up to the cottage for the long weekend last weekend, which felt all the sweeter since it wasn’t something we did much of last year. We spent the vast majority of our weekend Continue Reading
After taking stock of my wardrobe situation I realized that I’m in desperate need of a few new pieces for our upcoming trip to Portugal. And while I went on a major internet shopping spree (you can check out some of the things I picked up below if you’d like), I realized that it’s about as prepared as I’ve been thus far. With just a couple short weeks before we depart, I’ve yet to do any research on where to go, what to see, where to eat, and what’s absolutely not to miss in Lisbon, Sintra, and Lagos. Continue Reading