for when we renew our vows

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Minted (check out their Save the Date cards). I wrote it (I wax on about John and I) and the opinions are all mine… Spoiler alert: I think Minted is pretty dang rad. About Minted: “Our purpose in life is to uncover exceptional design from all over the world […]

new baby must-haves: the list

Naomi is now almost 11 months old and I’m only NOW putting this list together. Figures. My best friend from elementary school is having a baby so I’ve been inspired to get my act together (congrats Lynda!). Here is my Essential! List! Of! Must! Have! Baby! Stuff! There are a lot of lists out there, but this […]

dog art

These are two of the pictures up in Naomi’s bedroom. The one on the right of Kayloo isn’t actually of Kayloo. My mom and I found it when we were renoing my office. It looked exactly like Kayloo so I had to buy it. I think it was about $10. Bargain. I made the colourful […]

motherhood rule: if it ain’t broke, don’t mess with it

Little Miss sporting her amber teething necklace. I’m not entirely sure it works (it’s supposed to help with teething pain), but she’s been doing pretty well and I’m not willing to take it off her to test it out. Moms don’t mess with things like that.

mothering touch contest loot

We entered a contest on the Mothering Touch facebook page recently… AND WE WON. I had the option of choosing an outfit to fit 6 months or 12 months. I opted for 12 months so things are clearly a little baggy. Also perfect for a wee photo shoot. We won all kinds of cool stuff […]

ub2ing it

Here Naomi is sporting her UB2 bonnet. John: She looks like she should be leading a horse drawn buggy. Whatever, those pilgrims HAD IT GOING ON. The design of this hat is fab- sun doesn’t get on Naomi’s little face, it’s super cute, it’s reversible AND they’re homemade. Lovely. (i bought Naomi’s at Mothering Touch […]

showering sponsored by: the bouncy chair

The fact that I am showered every day is completely due to this here bouncy chair. It vibrates. It plays annoying music. I consider it one of my closest and dearest friends. I found it used online for $10 but it is WORTH IT’S WEIGHT IN GOLD. I would pay several times that. Several, several. […]

read it: to the arctic

Full disclosure: A blogger friend of mine works for Braided River, the publisher of To the Arctic. They offered me a copy of this book because I am in LOVE with the Arctic, but they didn’t ask me to blog about it or anything- I just think it’s a beautiful book with an important message and […]

quiet tea

I want you to know that I am taking your suggestions in the lead up to the Bambino Whirlwind seriously and I am doing things alone while I still can. Took myself out to Discovery Coffee this morning. I drank my tea, read my book and wrote in my journal.  Alone. I also purposely chose a black pleather […]

fun dates

Whenever I get groceries and I grab my soy milk or rice milk or whatever I always check the expiry date and it makes me think of something I’m looking forward to: Expiry is Dec 23rd! It’ll be 2 days before Christmas! Expiry is June 21nd! It’ll be 3 days before my birthday! Expiry is […]