December 20, 2010

wonderful watches

As an extra special gift, my wonderful husband surprised me with a stunning watch a few months ago. He gave it to me right after our first ultrasound. That's right :) B and I are having a baby! Many baby posts to follow for sure from now until April.

The watch he got me was a very classic and glitzy Fossil and I adore it! I had been eyeing up white ceramics but their price tags were just too insane. I wear it daily and love the mother of pearl face (which is not even a fraction as pink as in the pic). My watch search had ended with B's sweet surprise, but today I came across another watch that is just so darn cool – the WeWood Crono.

October 28, 2010

spread the love

What a cool idea. Hearts for Haiti make wonderful Christmas gifts for sure.

October 21, 2010

poster heaven

I have a new favourite place to find print goodies! So many rockin' posters on Poster Cabaret. Including this one by Tad Carpenter featuring a pretty fantastic last name/an amazing musician :)

October 4, 2010


What a sweet poster! Its from Brainstorm. Perhaps a next purchase?

September 17, 2010

something new

I bought this today :) its from enormouschampion.

August 4, 2010

bench love

Our new house has a sweet and oh-so-handy mud room but it's in need of some love. So I've been scoping benches, as my mister says that's a must. From Ikea to hand-made hockey stick benches to old-fashioned deacon's benches. However, this one featured on Remodelista makes me swooooon the most!

July 29, 2010

in your pocket

I'm in love with these cute little pocket books! AND you can design your own. Too cool. If I were getting hitched again I would for sure give these little guys as favours. My wheels are already madly spinning to come up with a project to turn into a little book. Scout Books rule.

July 8, 2010

tbay likes photographs

Need a laugh this morning? I was greeted this bright and sunny morning by this lovely editorial (click to enlarge). Thunder bay has one local newspaper and they thought it was appropriate to slam the current cover of the phone book, which I art directed with a talented local artist (Greg Dubeau). They also praise the previous 2 year's covers, which I did, so I guess that's good? Art will always be subjective and controversial I suppose. Thank god I'm a designer, not an artist.

June 17, 2010

clever design

What a clever idea for all your favs! Side table by Etsy seller janedandy.

May 21, 2010

b is back!

Yay! My love's contract is over and he is home much sooner than expected and ready to begin his new position this long weekend. And help me pack. Oh so much to do... Here's to the most amazing friends ever, who in weeks to come will be life savers. And cheers to the rest of our wedding party around the globe, thinkin' of everyone today!

April 13, 2010

an a without a b

I miss my husband already. 2 days in. 4 months to go.
Fingers crossed he gets to come home for our move in 6 weeks.

[photo by Shannon Lepere]

March 31, 2010

big & bold

I loooove design sponge's before & afters. There are so many great and creative DIYs on there and I'm always inspired. I have a long list of "when I have time" projects on my list and re-upholstering a chair with a bold funky pattern is one of them (or rather taking it to somewhere to do said re-upholstering). And I think our new house would really like to have a cool chair.

March 29, 2010

hot ties

I really dig these new ties from toybreaker.

March 25, 2010

first house

Our home will always have a special place in our hearts, being that is was our first. It is where we've lived for 3 amazing years in our lives and we love our little home enormously. However, with the purchase of our new home it is time to say goodbye and list it on the real estate market. The place is spic-and-span and ready for this week's viewings. Take a look.

March 10, 2010

forever house

Boy, lots can change in the span of a week... we bought a new house! At the end of May we move into our dream home located on a dead-end road just within city limits. This is the part of the house that instantly sold me:

March 4, 2010

oh canada

It's hard to describe how amazing it was to be at the Olympics. Once in a lifetime for sure. Definitely incredible, exciting and pride-filled. Most of all I think of how genuinely HAPPY everyone was to be there for such a huge event. Its tough to go from a 24/7 sports bonanza back to regular life, but it will be in my heart forever.

[Video via Stanley Makes Three and yes, it totally brought tears to my eyes]

February 12, 2010

goin' for gold

I've got my red mittens ready to go for my trip to Van on Sunday! This Valentine's Day I'll be reunited with my husband who has been out on the West coast working at the Olympics for a month already now. So darn exited. My Dad and I are going to see Cross-Country Skiing at Whistler Feb 17th, Half-pipe snowboarding at Cypress Feb 18 and Finland vs. Germany Men's hockey Feb 19th. GO CANADA!

February 5, 2010

sweet vid

I have to share this very awesome video because its about the place I live now. Its not my hometown in that I didn't grow up here, but it is where my home currently is. The production on this video is so awesome, and so not TBay. Good job!

Jordan Burnell is 1/2 of the rap group that makes up Burnz n Hell. The other 1/2 is Coleman Hell (small cameo in the vid) and he's my work-mom's real son, so I'm excited these guys are starting to create some buzz around town.

So sad... the voice that was sampled on this track would not give the rights to the song so its been taken off of youtube unfortunately {March 11, 2010}

January 21, 2010

coolest studio ever.

One day I'm totally going to live and/or work in a space like this! I am completely floored and had to share. design*sponge never fails to bow me away with the amazing things they come across. Possibly the best design studio ever - way to go parlaiment.

[images from design*sponge via the parliament site, photographed by lincoln barbour]

January 14, 2010

clever calendar

Very cool. I think I want one. On sale at twentytwentyone.