Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Little Trip to Unionville

A few weeks ago, I spent the day with a friend in Unionville, ON...such a quaint little town.  The streets are lined with beautiful colonial homes just like this one.  We got our fill of picket fences and gingerbread all the details.  It's hard to believe that this quiet little town is just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Toronto.  You really do feel like you're stepping back in time.

And just like every area surrounding Toronto, the real estate here is absolutely crazy right now. (In our area, very basic 4bdrm, 3bthrm builder homes are going for about $850,000.00 and are sold within a couple of weeks).  This property just happens to be on the market if anyone is interested, and it's going for about $2.9 mil.  Love the front entrance ...and those doors!!!!  (Yes...I have a thing for doors.)

(All pics taken by me with my iPhone.)

This one above is also up for sale if you want to take a peek.


Sunday, 19 June 2016


This past week I've been picking bouquets of peonies over here...doesn't get any better than this.  I've gone from lilacs to peonies.  Absolutely one of my fave flowers in my garden.  Of course once you pick them they have to go in every room in the house cuz they just smell so good...wish this was scratch and sniff. 

I like to put them in all the's beautiful to go to bed and wake up with that smell.  And just a little advice to parents out there, they make teenagers wake up much happier when you place them next to their bed!  ;)  
 I also put some next to my daughter when she was studying for exams.

I'm definitely going to be pinning these!

(All pics taken by me with my iPhone).

Enjoy your week!

Thursday, 9 June 2016

French Lilacs

If you follow me on Instagram you know my love for flowers.   So what a surprise for me a couple of weeks ago when I walked into my friend's backyard and saw her French lilacs all in bloom.  I have a very small lilac that finally bloomed last year, but to see these towering in her backyard was so stunning.  She even sent me home with a bucket of them, which of course, went into every room in the house.


(All photos are mine taken with my iPhone.)

Friday, 27 May 2016

Some Great Finds at Walmart!

Just a quick note...I found some very cool things at Walmart recently.  This rug is cotton, 5' x 7', and also comes in a black & white stripe.  Now here's the really good's only $39.00!  Can you believe that?   Now we finally have a rug in our living room .

I was really impressed with their lighting department...this little hanging light I picked up was only $36.00 and also comes in sweet is this?   

 But this was the whole reason I ran to Walmart in the first place...I wanted to check out this table.  Sadly I couldn't find it... I think it's only available online.  If you like mid-century you'll love it...isn't it cute?

I also wanted to check out this  end table  but couldn't find it (clearly I need to go to another Walmart) . Love this and it's only $79.00.

In the garden department...
I picked up this ginormous fern (because I absolutely love ferns inside and outsidefor only $10.00...these normally retail for about $20.00.  

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

My Fave Store... L e u k

One thing I did on my little sister/birthday/mother's day getaway weekend in Collingwood, ON was stroll through the downtown & browse cafes, art galleries & shops.  I cannot believe how much Collingwood has 
changed since I was a kid.  

This is where I found my new favorite store....Leuk.   It is beautiful!!!  They actually have two has accessories, gifts & a floral shop & the other has furniture, clothing & a little cafe.  

They actually don't allow you to take photos (which I didn't realize), but I was able to snap a couple before I was told not to take any. ;)

Here's a little taste of their floral section.

(All pics are mine taken with my iPhone.)

I would describe the design as modern farmhouse meets Scandi...two of my favorite styles right now.   
Perfection in my opinion...a must see if you're in the area!