The Living Room Rebirth

Thursday, October 16, 2014 1 Permalink 0

It has been exactly 2 months to the day since we moved into our new apartment. That is 60 days of living within the walls of an altogether not offensively painted apartment but a 'not me' apartment. I had been patiently planning and working behind the scenes with the wonderful people over at Benjamin Moore * to determine how to best breathe my personality and some new life into the walls of our home. As I have mentioned several times previously, I am just dying with happiness that I finally have an apartment that is a blank slate for decorating and one that is big enough to decorate (this is big news for me after living in under 400 sq. ft. for a year and a half folks). I went from a wee wee little single old me apartment to a spacious living room with 12 ft ceilings! The before (LOOK BEYOND ...

Tis That Season – Minted Holiday Cards

Monday, November 11, 2013 4 Permalink 0

Listen, I am as shocked as the next person - it's almost Christmas. How the hell did it come up so quickly? I have no idea. Life has this magical mysterious way to sneaking up on us. It felt like just yesterday that Nan and I were splashing around the East Coast and now I am already thinking about my Christmas shopping and cards.... I always struggle each holiday season to buy cards that are "me". The ones I seem to gravitate towards are always way way way too expensive for me to rationalize buying (everyone just recycles non-personalized cards right?). I love getting cards that involve personalized pictures because than at least it feels like you are getting a little something special. So what awesome timing when Minted contacted me about their holiday photo cards and the desire to collaborate. Minted has kindly offered to allow me a ...

Morning Light

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 2 Permalink 0

My new apartment has amazing natural light. It really is the best feeling in the world to wake up in my little box of an apartment with Nannabear with the sun shining onto me. If you had asked me ten years ago if I would have thought that I would actually like the morning sunlight waking me up at 6:30am (naturally!!!),  I would have laughed. No way. I probably would have invested in some black out curtains or something. Oddly, I have gone from being a total sleep-in addict to a full on morning person. Well I don't know if I am a 'real' morning person, I just wake up early now. Not sure if I am approachable or not but I love waking up early. Sometimes, I feel like it is actually the best time of the day. I spotted this beautiful image on Pinterest this AM - the image ...

Today’s Treat

Sunday, May 26, 2013 1 Permalink 0

Patio season has officially started. I have visions of sleeping outside on my patio when the temperatures start to rise in late June - not so sure I like the idea of a squirrel snuggling in with me in the wee hours though (my rooftop neighbours LOVE being chatty and active at 5am).