February 2014 archive

Chez Nous: Starless Sky (#ParaBlogCrew)

  To (somewhat) make up for stealing Austin’s Minecraft room, I got out my paintbrush and roller on the weekend and cracked open a can of Para’s Starless Sky (P5155-62) for his bedroom. A little context: when we moved into our house in August 2012, we had all the main living areas painted. It was […]

A More Than Pleasant House in Ottawa’s Pleasant Park

I now spend my cold winter nights time searching for pictures of Ottawa homes in the summer. Fortunately there’s not a lot of professional photo shoots done in winter so my luck is good for finding great sunny homes to share with you. Staring at these photos I can almost imagine that Spring is just […]

Chez Nous: A Room Of My Own

“But Mom, where am I going to play Minecraft?” My 9 year old son was rather distressed when I informed the family that I was taking sole ownership of our home office. Sorry kid – when Minecraft starts contributing to the bottom line, we can talk. Until then, Mama’s got a business to run! I’ve […]

Design Crush: Threshold Hampden Stool

I have a quick crush that I need to share with you tonight. It’s a 24″ counter-height stool that I have absolutely no need for, but that I love from afar. Does someone else need an industrial-looking new perch? If you’re a savvy Target shopper, you’ll have picked up on the fact that it’s from […]

Caribbean Shopping Hot Spot: Earthworks Pottery

  Forgive me if I’m still holding onto the last bits of sand from my week in Barbados. It should come as no surprise that I managed to do a little shopping while on vacation, and thought I’d share a little island gem called Earthworks Pottery since I know you are all going to be […]

Get This Look: Island Style

I spent last week in paradise. Seriously. I have the photos to prove it.           Our stay at Cragmere Villa in beautiful Barbados made me want to bring a little bit of island style back to Ottawa to keep me warm until winter’s over. The villa is perched on a cliff […]

Valentine’s Day Tea for Two

Please excuse me while I get my “Martha” on. (Otherwise known as, if you’re opposed to crafts, please skip this post.) I am spending the week with my son at my parent’s house which means awesome all-access backstage passes to my mom’s collection of fabric. She’s a quilter, which means she’s got tonnes of scrap […]

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