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…

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…

JH x MA ADORNED: The New Jewelry Collection from Jillian Harris & Melanie Auld

Today is the launch of JH x MA ADORNED, a collaboration between TV personality Jillian Harris and Canadian jeweler Melanie Auld. I’ve had the opportunity to interview Jillian Harris a couple of times, and really enjoy her open, honest personality – she actually just announced her second pregnancy on Instagram last night! I also really […] Read more…

Spring Handbags with a (Royal) Blue Twist

I always find it fun when I see photos of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge or Meghan Markle wearing items similar to what I already own, which happened with my go-to Spring handbag.     I purchased this at Ricki’s at least three Springs ago (for around $30), and continue to pull it out every […] Read more…

A Litmus Test For Friendship

This passage from Matthew Kelly’s book Rediscover Catholicism really resonated with me, and I am so grateful to be surrounded by these sorts of friends in my life!     I love being around people who are striving to love God and better themselves. They energize me. They inspire me. They challenge me. They make […] Read more…

Kate’s Favourite Things: April 2018

Please click book titles for more information or to purchase. Affiliate links help keep me continue to make book recommendations! BOOKS I have seven great titles to recommend this month! Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh     Two years ago, Tom and Caroline Johnson committed suicide, one seemingly unable to live without the other. […] Read more…

Jennifer Reid: The Real Housewife of Johnny Reid Momterview

Jennifer Reid is a busy blogger (A Woman Like You) and mom of four transplanted from Canada to Nashville…oh, and she’s married to music star Johnny Reid! (Her blog takes its name from one of his songs!) I love Jennifer’s writing, and after rereading many of her posts before this interview I told her I […] 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…

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