December 21, 2012

kitchen re-fresh part 2

Coming along! A million and one flooring samples later we've made a decision and are awaiting the arrival of our new flooring. That'll get underway in January. Followed by new countertops and backsplash. And eventually dark refinished cabinets. Exciting stuff!

December 14, 2012

the start of winter

 Here's a couple little snaps of my little loveys. L around 18 months and his sibling to come (about 20 weeks at the time).

project bathroom de-80's

Progress has been moving along on operation "fix up our house before baby #2 arrives". It's slow-going but it's happening so that's what matters! The bathroom was first to get started. Ripping out the 80's strip of tile was probably the most gratifying home reno I've ever done! Closely followed by removing the frosted bird shower doors. And the new paint looks fab, though isn't pictured. Left to do is: 1)Flooring 2) Install Vanity 3) Replace Toilet 4) Replace light fixture 5) Hang Towel Bars/Hooks. The changes in our bathroom are relatively minor but here's a little sneak peek.

October 21, 2012

kitchen re-fresh

It's time to do something about out kitchen... before life gets crazy busy with 2 little ones. We have always hated the ceramic tile - it's grey but has dashes of a kind of pink in it - and now I have even more reason to dislike it. Last week I dropped a plate which shattered into a million pieces and made me incredibly thankful that L was in his high chair at the time. But it's not the first time, probably about the 4th, that glass has fallen on the hard tile and it's no good. So to replace it we are looking for options to go over it because it is directly on the cement pad. The innovative Clik systems make that possible, and easy to install. It has to be kitchen/mudroom/bathroom/laundry friendly, covering under 400 sq. ft. Cork is a definite option. Or vinyl planks. It meets up with gorgeous cherry hardwood so its a balance to figure out what won't look terrible. And with new flooring comes the possibility of painting or staining our oak cabinets and replacing the countertops. Hmmmm....

August 21, 2012

walkin' shoes

The long-awaited feat has been conquered! Lachlan is walking. We honestly placed our bets that he'd be walking at 10 months (my guess) or 11 months (B's guess) but our expert crawler decided to wait until he was a pro at 15 months. He doesn't really like to fall, which is any mommy's dream!

Today I ordered some cute new shoes for him since his tiny feet have grown a bit. I'm pretty excited for them to arrive and Tiny Soles seems like a pretty sweet spot to order toddler shoes from. I had to get another pair of pedipeds (top) - the camo pair he has are hands down the best and most worn pair of shoes in his closet... many thanks Linz! We are also trying out some Stride-rite kicks (middle) and cute Robeez ducky boots (bottom) to keep L's feet dry on dewy mornings.


May 9, 2012


Eep, I forget where I found this sweet sweet flooring idea (Facebook maybe). Anyway, it is awesome! Canadian pennies are stopping production very soon so I'm going to try and get my hands on a whole bunch before then because I think this idea would also make a bad-ass backsplash.

April 28, 2012

chelsea's shower invites

Chelsea + Mike are a super cute couple that have been together forever and I've had lots of fun working with them on their wedding/shower invites. Mike is a plaid-shirt kind of guy and Chelsea is girlie and fun, so I thought their invites should marry the two (hehe pun intended). Here's a peek at her shower invites as we wrap up their wedding invites this week.

April 27, 2012

april + neal invites

My husband and Neal have been best of friends since they were barely walking and they are truly BFFs. So when we weren't able to attend April + Neal's Costa Rica wedding last year we were absolutely heartbroken. I was too close to my due date so it wasn't in the cards. There was definitely magic in the air though – I had gotten pregnant right around the time I was working on these invites for Neal + April! 

April 26, 2012

randi + ryan invites

Calla lilies were the focus for these summery invites done for Randi + Ryan in 2011. I drew the lilies by hand for a really custom and whimsical feel. 

April 25, 2012

stephanie + kris invites

These invites were based on the romance of love notes for long-time sweethearts Stephanie + Kris.

April 24, 2012

alyson + derek invites

This suite was for an gorgeous upscale wedding in the summer of 2010.

April 23, 2012

finally... some invites

I've been meaning to post about the invites I've worked on for, well, years. And since I go back to work next week (sniff, sniff) I figured I'd better get this accomplished! Here's an oldie but a goodie - my dear friends Cedar + Dan's Dominican Republic wedding invites. We missed the fun in the sun because at the time we were at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver!

April 19, 2012

almost one!

Next weekend is our little dude's first birthday party! These are the invites I designed for his Truck-themed affair.

April 8, 2012

11 months already!

It's so hard to believe that it's already time to start planning Lachlan's first birthday party. Life is so seriously fun with our little guy and time goes by so so fast. He's talking up a storm and it's the cuuuuutest thing. His faves include: truck (obsessed!), car, ball, duck... and mama and dad occasionally. He's an expert crawler and stander and has 7 big chompers. And today started walking while holding our hands!

February 15, 2012

go Pens!

January 27, 2012

8.5 months!