Best Father’s Day Gifts {are free}

  It’s going to take you a little more time than say building him a new BBQ or cleaning up after an afternoon of daddy DIY’s but if you ask Sammy, he will tell you this is by far his most cherished Father’s Day Gifts he’s ever recieved.  I had this wild plan in my head to make Sammy a video with Sofia for Father’s Day, but I had to wait for the perfect moment in time. That moment that she started to talk, make decisions of her own (not necessarily good ones) and had her own opinions (oh… the opinions!). Sofia was 3 and it was only […]

Keeping Handwritten Notes Alive {basic invite}

I wrote and passed notes in high school EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. In fact, I have a shoe box full of handwritten notes that meant more than just a pen to paper; some they confessed high school true loves or silly moments we never wanted to say allowed but never wanted to forget. It’s no wonder why people can grow a strong love for stationery, it can carry so much emotion.  The more digital we get, the more I want to make sure that handwritten notes never fade in my house. From unexpected letters in the mail, to notes or drawings tapped to bedroom doors, lunch kit love notes and […]

FEATURE: A Festive Stagette

It’s not everyday your bestfriend gets married, and; It’s not everyday you get asked to be her Maid-of-Honor! Party Planning sorta’ runs in my blood (interesting fact; I was a wedding planner for 8 years) but this doesn’t mean I wasn’t doubting my talents this time around, as this client was extra special to me. Not only my bestfriend but I was in her bridal party… I am her Maid-of-Honor! Lindsay and I have known each other since Elementary School, grade 3 to be exact. She was the kid who snorted milk to make others smile, she has this contagious laugh that can turn anyone’s day around and a voice that […]

FEATURE: Doodles By Me Shoes

I doubt this is going to come as a surprise but Sofia and I, WE LOVE A GOOD CRAFT. Clearly glitter runs through our veins and if crafting can be hereditary then it’s no doubt she got it from her mama! I stumbled across this company when looking for an indoor shoe that Sofia could take and keep at school. Once the request form rolled out in it entirety (this kindergarten thing is serious business) I was left with a very specific check-list of what they wanted in an indoor shoe for these kidlets. They must be able to put them on themselves (no tie-up shoes) They had […]

PREGNANCY: Hospital Bag Checklist

This right here is me tweaking a Hospital Bag in the past that never got a passing grade. I have done this once before and now that I know what to expect (which can also be the unexpected), I’ve finally nailed down what I feel is the Mother-Of-All Hospital Bag lists. Will everyone agree with what I’m bringing and why? Probably not! Will you need everything that I need? Possibly! Might you need more than what I’m packing? Could very well be! But guess what?! This Hospital Bag checklist is a GREAT place to start, removing items you don’t feel pertain to you and adding in personal things […]

HOME TOUR: The Baby’s Nursery

DIY Art via LILAxLOLA (fawn, racoon, bunny) Luxe Quilt via loulou LOLLIPOP Vintage Floral Sheets via Sweetheart N Sunshine Lullaby Bunny via cloud b Sky Beige Rug via Lorena Canals  Gift Box Side Table via IKEA Canada  Retro Mini Bluetooth Radio via VQ Vintage Floral Change Pad Cover via Sweetheart N Sunshine Mist Wipe Warmer via Munchkin Diaper Pail via Munchkin Room: Baby’s Nursery (upstairs) Vibe: Whimsical Woodland I’ve been working on this little slice of baby heaven ever since finding out we were having another little girl. I wanted to keep the base of the room, the wall color and trees, the same as Sofia had in her nursery, but the spin on what […]

FEATURE: Sofia’s 5th Birthday (Puppy Adoption)

I did it! I did it! I tackled and successfully saw out Sofia’s Puppy Adoption Birthday Party exactly how she had wanted while 36 weeks pregnant and all my mama instincts wanted to do was nest.  Sofia has asked for 2-things this Birthday, a Puppy Adoption Party and an Outdoor Movie Night. I decided to do what I always do and bite off more than I can chew, combined the two and kept my fingers crossed I wouldn’t get in too much trouble from the parents I was asking to keep their children up to 10:30pm. We celebrated Sofia’s Birthday early this year, more than 2 weeks early ensuring that no party […]

FEATURE: Big Sister Bag

Whenever I think about Sofia first meeting her sister I get all sappy. These days especially, I can cry in a split-second when I think of the first times she sets eyes on her baby sister and all the emotions come flowing. It’s this very moment that had me think about just how important it is that it be documented, and not just from MY view.  I got the idea of a Big Sister Bag from another mama-blogger, Kelly from Gav + Ro, she put together the sweetest little backpack filled with fun items her son would be able to use (and snack on) at the hospital […]

DIY: Project Playhouse (yard prep & painting)

These past 3 weeks have been so busy! Sammy has been working like crazy at his 9-to-5 (with additional overtime shifts thanks to the hot weather) to come home and literally drop his lunch kit in the kitchen and head back outside to work on the yard and get this playhouse painted.  He’s made quite the to-do-list for himself when he decided that he wanted to first level out the yard before the playhouse was built. He wanted the ideal canvas for this work-of-art and that meant a backyard with a level playing field. Sammy ordered in a truck of dirt and wheel-barrowed it from the front yard to the […]

DIY: Patio String Lights

This post has been meaning to go live for quite sometime now, however STUFF, like growing a baby in this little belly of mine has taken priority. So first and foremost sorry for the delay, I hope you haven’t been holding your breathe waiting on doing you own patio renovation for this very post. For if you have, my goodness am I ever sorry! In this picture heavy, and by heavy I mean ELEPHANT-SIZED picture heavy post I hope to give you a good understanding of how we went from a little dream to a big reality. We really spent very little money, most of what we gave was […]