Tuesday, March 8, 2011

How sweet it is!

Hey all,

I know it has been awhile since I have last posted so here is snippet from my weekend. My mother, sisters and best friend (yes Sharan I am including you because you were there in spirit) threw me a wonderful surprise baby shower. There was so much love and care put into this event that I do not know of enough words to describe it. Just to show you, here is a picture of the cake and cupcakes that my sister had designed especially for the big day:

Yup - as the title of this post says, "How sweet it is" to be loved :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hmmm ...

There are only 3 monthes and 5 days left till our newest family member makes their arrival (not that I am counting of course!). So what am I doing in the interim?? Shopping for baby of course :) Well, right now, it's more like perusing the web for baby related items and wishing for some of the stuff that I see but hopefully I can convince the hubby that we need some of these baby-related items.

Let me show you exhibit A for example:

It's the Bloom Stylewood Baby Lounger and isn't it just gorgeous??? I love how sleek and modern it looks. And, it would match beautifully with our hardwood floor. *Sigh*, I heart it. A. LOT. Maybe the hubby will surprise me with it (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

Another baby related item that has recently caught my eye is this high chair (also by Bloom):

Of course I could not justify the 400$ price tag of it but it is fun to imagine how awesome it would look in our kitchen. I think the orange would be a great pop of colour... don't you??

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Nursery ponderings...

With less than 4 monthes to go for the arrival of our newest family member, we thought it would be a good idea to put some thought into decorating the munchkin's room. We definitely do not want to go overboard in the nursery and, since we are do not want to know what we are having till it arrives, the room will need to be as gender neutral as possible. We are not feeling the green/yellow combo (too cliché for us) but also wanted something that was a step up from neutral. After perusing the world wide web for a few weeks, we have come up with a grey and yellow/orange/green/black palette that we think would work really nicely.

We have already picked our paint colour which will be Benjamin Moore's Gray Horse (but matched to Olympia's low-VOC version to reduce off-gassing in the baby's room):

There were plenty of neutral nurseries that we saw with this color so think that it will be a nice choice.

As well, we have purchased the following fabrics that I think I will use to make pillows for the room and possibly a crib skirt. The picture below does not do the colours justice (sorry about that!). The fabrics really are a lot more vibrant than this image shows. And, I saw the elephant fabric used as a cornice in another room and loved it so am definitly excited to see how it will look in our space!

The fabric should be arriving sometime mid-march which is great since that is when our crib should hopefully arrive to. It is on back order for awhile but I am keeping my fingers crossed that it arrives in the next few monthes if not earlier.

And that's what we got so far. We still have to find an area rug, some sort of dresser that we can use as a changing table and a few accessories. So exciting!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011


This is my favourite way to share some news with you all. You will need to pause the music player on the right to hear it :)


2011 will definitely be a very exciting year for us!!!

If you like it then you'd better put a rug under it

I have recently decided that it was time to change up the Master bedroom. It's not that I don't like what we have - I do. I just feel that it is time to evolve the space and make it more reflective of us. The room is not yet complete so I really want to finish it up so that I can move on to other spaces. So far, I have bought the Barometer lamp from Ikea as well as the Andrea Satin duvet cover for their industrial look and clean, straight lines. In terms of the bed, I was thinking of changing it and getting a new frame but after thinking about it and looking at it, I realized that what it really needs is some bling. We already have new bedding that we like. And, since I absolutely love mixing textures and layering, I have decided that an area rug under the bed is what was missing to make it look great and define the space better. (I can hear my hubby groaning now...)

For some reason, I am drawn to the Ayo rug by West Elm. It is darker and more masculin than what I normally go for. As well, it has circles which I am not usually drawn to but for some reason, this rug speaks to me. My only concern is whether or not it will clash with the straight lines of the bed linens? I think it may be too much but then again, I do love mixing different textures and it is returnable if I don't like it (returnable being a 5 hour drive to Toronto from here since there is no West Elm near Ottawa). But why not? Do you think they would mesh well together?

IKEA Andrea Satine bedding (it has a more greyish/purple undertone in person than in this shot)

Ayo rug by West Elm:

Saturday, August 14, 2010

How does your garden grow??

Ours grows quite well. We have been rather busy these past 8 months. From trips to Nevada, Hawaii, California to house projects like putting up a fence and finally getting pictures up, the most exciting thing for me is our garden. We planted tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, red chilies and watermelon and boy do we have a harvest! Well, okay, only the tomatoes and chilies grew but they are impressive. The tomatoes need about another week but the chilies are ripe for the picking.

And here is a shot of our new fence in the evening. Isn't she a beauty? Too bad she can't keep that pesky neighborhood mole out of our peppers.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I am sneaking in a few minutes to wish you, on behalf of Hubby and I, all the best for this Holiday Season. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or even Festivus, all the best to you and yours and may you all have a wonderful and safe New Year :)