Tuesday, October 28, 2008


This season I've been trying to find a cute, comfortable and durable pair of wellies! Actually what I really need is time to shop and actually find some in a store. But since I can't do that I am happy to go online and drool over the ones I find at these great sites!

Boots curtesy of J Crew, Rainco, The Welly Shop

Monday, October 27, 2008

Letters everywhere!

Now that I have decided to do my little Noah's room in "alphabet designs", I seem to find fun things everywhere! Today on Etsy I found these adorable single letter prints. I think I'm going to have to get one for every member of the family. The seller is called Font Supply, such great stuff!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Warm and Cozy

I am officially addicted to Starbucks Carmel Apple Spice Cider (with whipcream of course!) Every fall I think I can live without it, and then I'll be out with a friend, decide hmmmm....just one Caramel Apple Spice (Grande) won't hurt. And that's it. I'm hooked. If you haven't had it, try it. Maybe then you'll understand what I'm talking about. Also here are my Etsy loves this week. Happiknits...perfect name for adorable stuff!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Writing on the Wall Wednesdays

My sister (shimmy shake) introduced me to another wonderful author/illustrator. Oliver Jeffers' childrens books are clever and a lot of fun to read. My boys love the illustrations, and I think I love them because they remind me of my boys! Some favorites are: Lost and Found, and How to Catch a Star. If you get a chance check out his website www.oliverjeffers.com and click on picture books. You'll want to own all of them!

I also wanted to post about another great author, but for once it's not a childrens author. I am a huge fan of Mary Lawson. She was born and raised in a small farming community in Northern Ontario and her writing reflects that. The two that I've read are Crow Lake, and The Other Side of the Bridge. Both are beautifully written and make you feel as if you've known the characters your whole life! I highly recommend checking them out...you won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Writing on the Wall Wednesdays

Okay lets try again...I haven't been very good at a frequent Wednesday thing, so here we go. I was introduced this year to a wonderful childrens book author by my good friend and cousin-in-law Lisa. The authors name is Emily Gravett. I love all of her stuff. Her most recent book is called Meerkat Mail, but all her others are just as entertaining! I love Wolves, The Odd Egg, and Little Mouse's Biggest Book of Fears just to name a few! If you get a chance check out her official website www.emilygravett.com. Take a look I'm sure you'll enjoy...

Friday, October 10, 2008


I am looking forward to a weekend full of food, family and fun. I love it when everyone gets together to eat delicious food, and catch up after many busy months apart! I am in charge of homemade rolls, and a couple of the pies. I'm thinking a pumpkin and some chocolate pies will do the trick. Bring on the whip cream!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Vintage Etsy

Oh how I love Etsy! My sister has me seriously hooked...there is definitely no turning back now. These vintage items caught my eye today.

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Things

So my shopping spree to Urban Outfitters was not as successful as I had hoped. Apparently the Canadian version of the store does not carry all of the same stuff that's online (that's not to say they don't have awesome stuff!)... with that said I did not come home empty handed! (and now I'll just have to do some online ordering!)

These are my fun new things:

On another note...I discovered these adorable decals at Ikea last week, and have been trying to find a room in which to put them.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I Love

I am so excited to be hitting an Urban Outfitters this weekend. Here's to wishing that I lived closer to one, and my husband loving the fact that I don't! A few things I would like to arrive home with after a day of shopping...