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…

Kate’s Favourite Things: May 2018

This month: long-lasting makeup, a game-changing smartphone camera trick, five excellent books and our latest binge-watchable series! MAKEUP Lipsense My personal stylist friend Lisa is now a Senegence distributor (they make Lipsense) and she offered me the chance to try out this long-lasting (4-18 hour) lip colour (also waterproof, smudgeproof, kiss-proof, gluten-free, wax-free, lead-free, cruelty-free […] Read more…

Reno Updates: Our New Gallery Wall

Now that the big items are in place, it’s time to accessorize! I knew the space needed some personalization, and fortunately our designer, Meredith Kirk, was on the same page. When I asked her what she was thinking for the large wall above the sectional, her vision was clear: a large mirror to reflect the […] Read more…

Our First FabFitFun Box!

Read to the end for a chance to try a starter box for free, or get a $10 discount on your first full box! True story: One morning before work, I was telling my ECE partner (Ontario kindergarten classes are staffed with a teacher and a Registered Early Childhood Educator) about two books I had […] Read more…

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