Tuesday, June 23, 2009

random june

I am in awe that it's almost the end of june. I have one week left of work before being off all summer. And a bit less than two weeks till we head to Ontario. We are also gearing up for mega loewen family fun as my brother and his family are going to be here by the end of the week. I am so looking forward to that!
We've been enjoying the weather that June has brought.. finally summer. We have been working on the yard. We planted seed in the front and have seen it start to come up. I planted a flower bed along with a tree. I just need to finish edging it. I picked out paint for our front door.. I went with pale avocado which goes so nicely with the old vintage blue milk jug that I inherited from my aunt. It was a long story of how it ended up here but I am so happy it did. It carries even more meaning knowing that it came from her farm where she grew up. I love that it's the star of my house.the picture is taken because I had thought I wasn't getting it and Dave surprised me with it one morning. I was so happy!!!
There has also been lawn mowing going on at our house. This picture is especially funny because if you notice the contrast in the lawn it's actually from Dave fertilizing one early morning and obviously not in a strait line. Too funny. You may be able to see it here but the boys are Dave in mini form. In all ways. It's fun to watch them.

We also got to welcome Baby Gavin this month! We had been waiting for him and he is so sweet. I almost forgot how nice a newborn can be.....

We also enjoyed the zoo a couple weekend ago with amazing friends. I don't have great photos nor can I outblog the story. So you can read about it in two places HERE or HERE. Such fun, Such good friends.

Dave is super busy at work these last few weeks. He has been working a ton of overtime so he's tired and we are all so ready for a vacation.
So from the difrans for now we send you all this loving.. for free :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009


In only a couple weeks we leave for vacation. We are going to Southern Ontario to visit Dave's family. Now to all of you who live there and read this.. I am 100% most excited to see you and visit and just hang out. You will love the boys and we will all have so much fun!! That said this post is now completely 100% also dedicated to the shopping that I have been anticipating for over 6 months now. I have been diligent and putting my pennies away and making route maps online of all the stores I will enter. If you are not from Manitoba you will not appreciate the lack of stores we have and how most of us have to travel to do some good shopping.. so to take you on a tour here is where you may find me in ontario this July.

Anthropologie - I have been here before but I was still insecure with my taste and style. I can't wait to walk around and see all the beautiful things I will surely want to by. All I have to do is browse the catalogue and I get goose bumps. Check it out HERE.

H&M - nuff said.

West Elm- never been but my love of decor always leads me to online shop here. It is mentioned often in House & Home magazine. I have been wanting a new light blanket for summer sleeping and this organic set screamed at me. And this lovely display of birds is beautiful.

Designer Fabric Outlet - for the LOVE of fabric. Oh my. I will be so happy here.

There are three antique/vintage stores in Toronto on Yonge street that I have mapped out. They are favorites of Sarah Richardson herself. I am hoping I don't pee my pants.

Of course there will be the stop at Ikea. I have many prints waiting for frames. It will be nice to look at finally use a gift cards I have there. If we are being honest one trip probably won't cut it.

Pottery Barn - I can't wait to peruse the isles of decorating goodness. I would gladly take one of everything seen HERE. And I may just take this idea and run with it.

So as you can see my retail senses are on overload and I can't wait to hit the streets. I also have some days off from kids where I hope to dive into many more treasures. I am also on the search for a killer turning 30 party dress and a new purse. I am sure Ontario will not disappoint.
Happy Shopping!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

3 year olds know how to party

well noah and ari are three. and yes their party has come and gone. i just fell behind. but better late than never here are a few shots to show the excitement. we did a cars theme. and of course no party is complete without hats.and friends and food.. notice the estrogen overload.
we decorated. yes i made those puffs.. they were supposed to be easy cause martha said so but i found them a bit more time consuming than i thought..
the cakes of all cakes. thanks to amanda of course. the boys were speechless and couldn't believe they had theire own lightening and doc. the cakes alos tasted AMAZING!
and what party would be complete without presents. the boys were thrilled!!

before and after

ok so as requested here is a photo of the makeover of my lovely mcc chairs ...

before. and after.