December 3, 2010
December 2, 2010
Wouldn't this one be easy to make? Seriously. We've already hosted a fabric flower workshop. No prob. 'Cuz that's how we roll.
I think I'm craving a little retail therapy because I'm stuck at the house with two sick boys. I should thank them for saving me money:)
November 29, 2010
Brushed suede blue ones from Club Monaco and they were SO. UNCOMFORTABLE.
If you really want some shoe inspiration, I recommend visiting The Satorialist. You're welcome.
November 24, 2010
September 18, 2010
August 17, 2010
So we went out again today. Got a little lost (as in, we took a detour off the main trail and it went on FOREVER. Apparently if we continued on, we could have hiked to Kingston.), but they still had fun.
Maybe we'll conquer all trails by next August and be ready for all the walking we'll do at our favourite place.
August 7, 2010
August 4, 2010
July 28, 2010
July 11, 2010
July 9, 2010
If a store, website, blog have a European feel to it I'm all over it!
June 23, 2010
An old Ikea shelf in our house. A little worse for wear from multiple moves, it's partner probably put out on the front lawn for pick-up. But somewhere, in the house you now live in, is the shelf.
Mine has somehow ended up in our family room. It had a siamese twin & a taller partner, but alas it is the only one that remains (and I'm pretty sure this one came from my sister).
I really, really love a pattern I've been noticing on some of the design blogs I read. Arranging your books by COLOUR! I love it. Did I say that already? Since I was feeling 'nesty' last night, that's what I did:
I couldn't help the middle shelf, unfortunately. It won't co-operate. I'll have to find all the books scattered in every room of my house & change it. I also added some fabric on the bottom, with the help of my trusty staple gun, to hide this mess:
At one point in our marriage, very early on, we used to discuss opening a pub. Totally unrealistic considering neither of us has actually ever worked in one. But we both love the true Irish pubs, you know the ones. Two rooms with the bar in the middle on both sides, one room having couches & booths and t.v.s, the other tables for eating. Dog lying by the bar.
June 10, 2010
June 8, 2010
May 31, 2010
- 1x Free Workshop to be used anytime (value: approx $40)
- 12x 15% off Handmade Nest Workshop (one coupon per month for twelve months - value: approx $72)
- 12x 15% off your Blackbird purchase (one coupon per month for twelve months - value: unlimited)
- 1x 25% off your Blackbird purchase (one time, anytime use - value: unlimited)
May 24, 2010
May 19, 2010
My point being, yesterday I felt I really needed to be organized to leave the troops in good hands. Being the uber-Mom (not!) that I am, I made a roast, caught up on laundry, had every surface cleared off (which is no small feat for me) and took two of the boys to the library after supper.
For a small town, we have a pretty great library. I'm still getting used to the fact that they don't whisper, and I'm usually the only one there whispering to my children. Dork. Anyhoo, I had to look something up on the computer/card catalogue. To my surprise, I found our library has a blog. The library?
Well after years and years of reading blogs, and having my own neglected one for some time...blogs? Hmm, not so cutting edge.
*disclaimer - I do love that they have a blog. Nice that our library isn't just gray-haired old fuddy-duddies.
April 16, 2010
I have fallen in and out, and back in love with this house. There is a long list of things that need to be done, some big renovations and a few small cosmetic. For instance, our main bathroom is a mess. It has a green tub & surround, blue sink, blue toilet, navy blue peel & stick tiles and had navy blue walls! It has potential for sure, but our money has been designated for other more fun things right now (disney!) so it can wait. I painted the walls, and for now I can tolerate it.
Unfortunately what I've found, having this be our third house we've owned, it takes me at least two tries before I get a room colour right. Our first house I painted our foyer twice (once neon yellow, oops. and then the right shade), the second house I painted the hallway and our bedroom twice.
This house, so far, I have re-done our bedroom twice. And now the living room. This is the first colour I tried.
April 12, 2010
And it's so lovely right now!
I assume that the general public hates mondays. I don't. Kind of love them. They bring back order to the day, we all have things we have to do regardless of our energy level, and it's a fresh start.
I hate wednesdays. They are boring, people call them 'hump day' (dumb if you ask me), and they seem to drag on and on.
In celebration of mondays, I'm going to start posting some links and pictures to all the wonderful inspiration I find on the internet ( a.k.a. my reading material, really. my news, my magazines, my entertainment. that is what the internet means to me. call me a loser-go ahead. I still love it.)
Apartment Therapy, how I love thee. I will never have enough time to pore through every picture on this site. I love seeing how people decorate their spaces, their use of colour (some c-razy), and the amazing architecture of their homes. LOVE this site!
A stitch in dye is to die for. She designs and dyes her own fabrics, then turns them into amazing creations like these pillows:
Finally, Color Me Katie! She's amazing, really. I'm pretty sure I would love to be a fly on her wall. She's a street artist, photographer and I'm sure creative in every aspect of her life.
March 23, 2010
Beyond that Emily and I are hosting another workshop tonight. It's the second time doing this one, and although I'm looking forward to a night out crafting I find that we do move on after finishing a workshop and can't wait to create something else new.
Our next workshop will either be Sock Monkeys or Embroidery Hoop Art.
We are also going to start working on hosting a Craft Show in Almonte in the fall. Our intention is to get a craft show together that is full of funky crafters who are creating fun and amazing affordable items. Not that we don't appreciate the 'artisan', but we kind of want to avoid all the snobbery and expense that goes along with that title.
While all this happens, I am still coveting other blog's photos of beautiful spaces. Like this one below that I found on daisy chain.
Oh, how I'd love to sit here with a coffee and my sister before heading out to explore Paris for the day!