At some point almost every day I find myself in my kitchen, tinkering about trying new recipes and putting together another meal. What adds to the experience is my ever expanding collection of kitchen appliances, gadgets, trinkets and pantry items. Nothing excites me more than finding something new and special to add to my collections. […]
Spotted outside Meat on the Beach, Queen Street East and Woodbine Avenue, Toronto.
We are lucky enough to have this lovely little shower out in the backyard by the pool. It is just a prefabricated unit we bought several years ago from Rona. It really came in handy the summer we renovated our bathroom (although the arrangement did lose some of its charm when the days grew colder […]
Although I am blessed with a large backyard, I don’t really have many open sunny areas where I can grow vegetables. I compensate a little by growing what I can in pots on the deck and around the yard. This year, trying to expand my efforts, I created a new area for about 8 large […]
Nothing is sweeter than fresh flowers brought in from your own garden. And there’s just something precious about watching your kids pick them in the backyard. As children, both my girls would create lovely little bundles of flowers and herbs for me, often tied with grass or leaves. Recently one of them brought in this […]
You would think that the outlets in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area would keep us busy enough during our sister road trip, but we managed to find time to stop in at Wegmans, a local grocery store. We love that the product selection is so much more extensive in the States, and we spent some time […]
Rearrange the letters in Missoni and you get “mission”. And that’s exactly what we were on last week when we left Toronto for a road trip to the Buffalo burbs in search of the legendary Italian brand’s low priced line for Target. The line launched September 13, and determined to hit Target in time for […]
Like many people I have a hard drive filled with digital photos, and I’m always looking for creative ways to use them. One quick and easy project is to transfer them onto fabric for framing using iron-on transfer paper. This adds some texture to the photo and makes it more interesting. Here I used a […]
Grab a Guitar! And if you have a toddler handy, sing a song together and record it. Play it back, giggle a little, feel warm and fuzzy. Or just watch this video and smile.
Sister road trip. ‘Nuff said.
Or First Day of School “Anything”. My thing is baking so I make a cake, but the point is to start a little tradition. It could be a First Day of School trip to Dairy Queen, or a FDoS hot dog in the park. It’s just a ritual or tradition to honour the beginning of […]
There’s something invigorating about new beginnings. I’m the kind of person who gets excited about cracking open a new notebook and looking at the first blank page. There’s just such a sense of possibility. It’s the same feeling I get in January at the beginning of each new year, when I think about what I’d […]
Second on our list of places to check out from blogTO’s list of the best ice cream shops in Toronto was The Big Chill at 367 Manning Avenue in Toronto’s Little Italy. Since my goal for this outing was to have some fun with my girls, this turned out to be a perfect spot.
I’ve just come across a cover album of songs by John Prine, an artist whose songs have given me so much pleasure over the years. Released last year, it features some great artists, including the ethereal Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), who does a lovely cover of Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow). While Old Crow Medicine […]
Spotted outside the T-Shirts Guys, Dundas and Logan, Toronto
Dutch Dreams stands out from the storefronts of Vaughan Road with its eye-popping exterior. It’s the kind of place that brings out the child in everyone, and leaves your eyes spinning. The interior is filled with an eclectic mix of just about everything from imported Dutch groceries to streamers and party lanterns (and of course, […]
After a long search for an oil-free high SPF facial sunscreen that truly feels oil-free, I’ve finally found a product I’m in love with. Having fair skin that burns easily, I’ve always been a little sun-phobic, and recent public awareness of skin cancer rates (and the aging effect of the sun) have only made me […]
image courtesy of Joelk75 on Flickr One of the fun things my daughter and I decided to do for the summer of ‘11 was to work our way through a list of the top ice cream shops in Toronto. Thanks to the people at blogTO, we found the ideal guide in their recent post, The […]
Cute display of folksy art or holiday memory keepsakes? In this case, both! This little display sits on the wall molding in my bathroom. It will always remind me of an idyllic afternoon spent sitting on the beach with my sister and my girls. On the last day of a great family holiday last summer […]
Two sisters, polar opposites. Simple childhoods, angst-y teen years, university, careers, travel, relationships, marriages, babies, homes – two full and expanding lives. We have lots to say as we go about creating our lives, our relationships, and our spaces. Come join us as we look for bliss, balance, and the recipe for the perfect artichokes. […]