Thursday, September 9, 2010

Good Morning

It is for times like these that I am thankful to have my camera beside the bed...if you have to get up at the crack of dawn, it's nice to have a friend or two waiting to greet you, don't you think?

How's your transition to September going?  The temperature has cooled, the days seem shorter and the structure of the school year is on us.  So far, so good here, although secretly I'm missing having both kids home!!  How about you?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Things That Make Me Smile

IMG_0892, originally uploaded by Lille Mor.
Well hello's been a while hasn't it?

I hope the summer has been treating you well and you've been enjoying every precious moment of this heat we've been having (I love it!!). I had all intentions of blogging everyday but gave in to my life as a mum! I figured there would always be time to catch up with you when the weather turns but only so many summer days with my kids...

I'll be back soon...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Buy of The Day

Go and buy it!  The best anchor necklace around....
Image via elaine-ho

Things That Make Me Smile

It seems like ages since I've sat down to do anything at my computer.  I took an unplanned hiatus just from being too busy with the kids and their schedules!  I chose not to fight it and go with the flow and ended up having a fantastic week...
Canada's Wonderland was a highlight.  Max had been invited for a friend's birthday so Liv and I decided to tag along. I wasn't sure how we'd make out with the heat and long lines but it was pure excitement and fun! 

Monday, July 19, 2010

Weekend Snippets

Happy Monday!  
We are under overcast skies today, but nothing can dampen our victories over the weekend.  Max played his final football game and they came out on top (by 1 point!!).  It was a fantastic game with both sides (it was 3 on 3) playing their hearts out and really working together on every play.  It is really wonderful to see a group of kids so supportive of each other through the good plays and not so good ones too. I was thoroughly impressed that they kept going despite the extreme heat!
Liv has conquered the pool!  She has shed all of her floating contraptions and is able to swim unaided.  She's even managed to pull off a backwards somersault if you can believe it! 
I'll be back with my victories on the bath reno!!  See you soon....

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Liberty Hoops

Isn't this a super idea?  Purl Soho (in NY) came up with this really clever way of displaying their large collection of Liberty fabric prints for customers.  I think this translates well for the home too!  An easy project to do with the kids or on a quiet Sunday afternoon - also a nice gift idea!  See the how-to here...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gold Posts

A simple gold post; these were Olivia's earring of choice.  
After at least a year of wearing small stickers on her ears, she now has the real deal! She wanted to know how it would all play out, down to how the piercing gun worked.  Once all of her questions were answered, she was ready.  She was completely brave and shed no tears while getting them pierced.  

Here she is, in all her big-girl glory with her shiny new golden earrings! 

First Aid Finds

Did I mention that I produced a photo shoot last week?  We did a 3 day location shoot in Toronto and had an absolute blast.  A fantastic crew, many of whom I have known for 10 plus years, great clients (always a blessing) and the BEST location!  The homeowners were very generous allowing us to shoot in all parts of their converted industrial space.  The home is a vintage-lovers paradise...a mix of fantastic finds from old school maps and globes to this super fun montage of First Aid items on display in the powder room.
Don't you love it?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Rolling into the weekend

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

One Busy Week

I just knew that this week was going to be a hectic one!  I hope everyone has had a good week and survived the incredible heat wave we've had here! 
Here's a quick look at how the week started...ripping out a bathroom!  It's so exciting to see a project get started after months of planning!  I"m hoping to get some more 'during' pictures for you without becoming too much of a pest to the guys that are so busy working away....

We're all in masks because of the lovely fibre glass insulation in the ceiling...what a messy job!  I really give these guys a lot of credit; they work tirelessly through some very unfavourable conditions and still seem to be smiling at the end of the day.  Here's to a great (albeit busy) week and a restful weekend ahead!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Weekend Snippets - Part One

Well!  Was your weekend as good as mine?  I confess, I took a bit of an extra long one this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed every single moment!  I am still in the process of going through all my pictures but I thought I'd share a bit of our Canada Day Firework Extravaganza!  

It wasn't really an extravaganza but it was fun anyway!  A couple of packs of sparklers, a lighter and a camera are really all you need.  We did have a quick lesson on why we don't touch the end of sparklers, nicely demonstrated by Olivia on her first attempt but other than that we came out unscathed.  Max was most impressed by the shots I took of them whirling the sparklers around.  I confess, it was fun and I'll take any cool points I can get from my budding pre-teen!  
I've got a crazy week this week so I will forwarn you that the postings could be few and far between.  Who knows's at times like these I tend to be my most productive!!  Time will tell...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

Off to Canada, originally uploaded by charlietyack.

Happy Birthday Canada! What a beautiful day to celebrate...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Well, it must be baby week!  In the past 2 days I've found out that 2 of my friends are expecting (so exciting!!)  So in continuing with yesterdays cutest diaper ever post, today I would like to share what could possible be the coolest new nursery furniture.  Have a look!

The line comes from an Australian duo who created the pieces after their search for modern baby furniture left them empty handed.  Currently only available in Australia, we can only hope they make their way into stores in North America soon!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

'g' Aren't These Cute

My two kids are well out of diapers but I have some friends who are still very much in the thick of it!  When Liv was a baby, I desperately wanted to put her in gdiapers (a completely earth-friendly hybrid diaper out of Australia) but they were not available anywhere in Canada at the time.  The thought of driving to the states was a bit too daunting so I continued on with disposables and felt bad the whole time.

I may have changed my tune if these little numbers had been available!  Can you stand how cute these are?  Every baby bum deserves a green, environmentally friendly, completely adorable daiper such as these.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Felt Floor Cushions

I came across these fun and fabulous floor cushions yesterday via The Purl Bee.   I love these for a playroom or even a modified version made from outdoor fabric for a backyard oasis!

There are instructions here if you're up for trying these out!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fletcher-Rae Interiors + Design

Hello, hello!  Fletcher-Rae Interiors + Design is the name of my company and I'm so excited to give you a sneak peak at some of my interiors that I've had photographed recently.  Two very different locations and two very different clients.  The first 3 shots are from an avid art collector's house who wanted to showcase her collection and have a more streamlined decor throughout the living area.  With a fresh colour palette, new lighting, custom cabinetry and comfy yet modern furnishings we certainly got exactly what she was aiming for!

The above photo is from my former business partner's converted garage.  Streaming light from the hinged garage door.  Glassy, polished concrete floors (love), the most stunning table from E15 and a shot of colour, care of the Moooi chairs.  An industrial space done right!
I'm in the beginning phases of planning my interior website and capturing my various client's homes is step one!  I'd love to hear your thoughts on your favourite, most user-friendly design sites.  Are there elements that you love or that you feel have been done to death?  What are you looking to see when you visit these sites? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Home Love

I love this place!  The wooden beams, built-in shelves, clean decor with natural elements and tons of natural light.  Perfection!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Fresh Start

I wanted to give you guys a quick peak into one of the projects that I've been working on.  I'm sure you've heard me mention working on a teen's room.  Well here is the before...

and here is where we are now!  
The millworkers installed the units (including a built-in bed, window seat and fantastic desk/wall unit!) and now it's time for the fun to start!  We'll be spending the next little while re-organizing everything and getting some fun new textiles and storage items.  I'll be sure to keep you up to date on our progress...
 I love that my client at 13 years old embraced such a bold print and hasn't looked back.  What do you think so far?  Would you do this for your room or let your teenager take the reins on a bedroom project?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Weekend Snippets

Another beautiful weekend has come and gone! I hope you enjoyed yourselves wherever you were and whomever you were with.  I've been enjoying time with my family and friends and trying to spend as much time as I can outside.  This weather is just perfect! Warm, sunny days that melt into perfect evenings for sitting out and (if you're lucky) catching a glimspe of the fireflies...