Kate’s Favourite Things: June 2018

Before I get to a pile of amazing books, I have to say one of my favourite things is watching my daughters perform, and this video of 12-year-old Olivia and 10-year-old Eva singing Serena Ryder’s “What I Wouldn’t Do” was very popular on Facebook last month! Hope you enjoy it! BOOKS Click on titles for […] Read more…

Our Big Reno: The Full Reveal

It feels like it’s been a long time coming: we started planning this reno in the fall, the action began early in the new year, and I can finally say we are officially done! I had a vision for the space, which my fantastic designer Meredith Kirk quickly identified as “Farmhouse Glam”, and with her […] Read more…

Be Summer Smart

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To be sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Summer is right around the corner and with the warm weather and outdoor activities come sunburns and unwanted allergies, and both can keep you from enjoying fun in the sun. Be smart and take […] Read more…

Hair Donation Day 2018

Yesterday was our 5th annual school donation day for Wigs For Kids and 8 generous girls answered the call, giving up 10″ of hair to be made into wigs for kids with medical hair loss.     My Olivia was back again for the second time and Eva made her third donation. The other girls […] Read more…

A Special End Table Makeover

This was the first piece of furniture my dad ever built, back in 1978. It has now become the final piece of furniture in our newly renovated home, in our cozy nook by the stairs. A special thank you to my mom who painted it white (Casement – Fusion Mineral Paints) and added the cute […] Read more…

Reno Updates: Our New Pantry

When we started to plan our main floor reno, one of our goals was to maximize space, starting with the area above our stairs to the basement. As you can see in the “before” photo, the old railing was ridiculously long. Placing a buffet in front broke up the space somewhat, but we knew there […] Read more…

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