Home & Décor

Grandma’s Rocking Chair Refinished

I am told that this chair was first considered Grandpa’s. My dad remembers as a teenager finding his father (who had a Grade 8 education) in the rocking chair every evening, cigar going, reading a newspaper, magazine or quite often one of the university English novels that one of his children had left sitting around […] Read more…

Our Refinished Buffet/Hutch by Thistle and Feather

While we’re not ready yet for a full reno reveal, today I am excited to share the before and after of our oak buffet and hutch, which was refinished by Thistle and Feather: Timeless Furnishings Reinvented. When we first built our house I was *really* into natural oak. We chose natural oak cabinetry, hardwood floors, […] Read more…

The Renovations Begin!

We are officially under renovation at the Winn house! I promise I will be sharing reno tips and tricks in the future, as well as lots of details about our decision-making process, the benefits of working with a designer and how we’re surviving without a kitchen, but for now here are a few quick updates! […] Read more…

Eva’s Kitchen Episode 3: Chewy Brownies

There will be a hiatus before my daughters’ cooking show returns…mainly because we don’t have a kitchen! For now, please enjoy Episode 3 – and you have to make these brownies! P.S. If you’re new here, you may not have heard that for special occasions my mom puts together the dry ingredients for something yummy […] Read more…

6 Home Art Ideas

Looking for some unique art ideas for your home? Here are a few that I have tried! 1. Framing a doily (in this case made by my grandma and hanging in Eva’s bedroom) 2. Art canvas (given to me for Christmas by my husband a few years ago. Someday it will be us in front […] Read more…

Eva’s Kitchen: Episode 1

Eva loves to bake, and both girls love making videos, so the concept of Eva’s Kitchen was a very natural evolution. Shot and edited on Liv’s old iPod (she uses iMovie), the first episode finds Eva in our kitchen baking chocolate overload cookies (one of the recipes/ingredient kits that she was given by my mom […] Read more…

Sarah Richardson: The Sarah Off The Grid Momterview

Sarah Richardson is no stranger to television. As a super-successful Canadian designer, she has been the host, co-creator and co-producer of eight HGTV series, including the brand-new Sarah Off The Grid, premiering Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada. The six part series finds Sarah tackling her biggest challenge yet: an off-the-grid dream home […] Read more…

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