Step 1: Mention that your current backyard sandbox is getting too small for your kids; when a friend suggests having your husband build them a new one immediately go online to find the most perfect plans for a sandbox with built-in seats that turn into the lid.
Step 2: let your husband see your children . . . → Read More: How to make the coolest sandbox ever
Clearly not Ottawa, since we’ve basically skipped right into summer! After months and months of being mostly housebound due to the never-ending winter (please don’t send me hate mail if you still have snow where you are right now!), my girls can’t get enough of being outside these days. It makes for a quiet . . . → Read More: Who needs spring?
After months and months of heavy layers and feet of snow, it’s such a wonderful change of pace to have splash pants and muddy rubber boots at my front door!
Last year, our first day of spring looked like this:
This is how it’s looking this year:
Thanks for the sense of humour, Mother Nature.
This was our view 2 weeks ago in Florida:
And this was taken just minutes ago in front of our house:
I’m so over winter!
The weather was slightly less freezing on Sunday so we decided to attempt Winterlude. The last time that we went was 2 years ago so we were excited to check it out. We got to cross on the canal – no skating for us this time – and see some of the sculptors working on . . . → Read More: Wordless Wednesday – Winterlude 2013
I love living in Ottawa! It’s not my hometown by birth but it’s the first city that I ever made into a home on my own and I was thrilled to move back after living for a few years on the other side of the country. When we were in university, my then-boyfriend (now . . . → Read More: Givopoly lets you support local and shop online (giveaway)
We’ve been pretty busy for the first 2 weeks of 2013. In addition to our new feature wall in our living room, we have new curtains (now hemmed)
and new paint (and mirror and a new-to-this-house light fixture from our last house in British Columbia) in the powder room.
. . . → Read More: Wordless Wednesday – What’s New
From my family to yours, Merry Christmas (or Happy Hanukkah, or season’s greetings)! May the holidays be filled with good times, great food, time spent with loved ones and many happy memories!
Pictures taken by the incredibly talented Elizabeth Fulton Photography
The girls are too young to carve their own pumpkins so we paint them instead! It was Rowan’s first time using paint ever and she thought it was the greatest thing, and the girls even worked together to paint the pumpkins. Lots of fun, lots of mess, and a nice long bubble bath to . . . → Read More: Wordless Wednesday – Pumpkin Painting