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...