Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Little Peek into our Friends' Modern Farmhouse

 Just thought you might enjoy seeing our friends' beautiful country home which has been just recently renovated in a modern farmhouse style...complete with barn door, church pew, subway tile, shiplap & wooden beams.   

And this tub...wowzers!

And the view's not bad either!

 (All pics are mine taken with my iPhone.)

 NOTE:  Most furniture is Elte or Restoration Hardware.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Moving the Outside In

With temps getting quite a bit cooler at night, I've had to start bringing all my ferns & tropical plants inside.   My garden didn't do that well this year as we had extreme heat for a long period of time. I totally forgot what green grass looked like! But at least the potted plants were very happy.   It's always quite a challenge trying to keep the ferns alive over winter, but I love the look of them inside a home. 

This little purple Aster was meant for outside but I loved it inside, so it stayed.  Also, in case you're wondering about the kitchen, (confession) I still haven't painted the lower cabinets or bought handles (gasp).  Finding the time (& energy) with 2 teens & a puppy... the thought of taking down the doors & painting is a little overwhelming...but it's on the list for this fall.

I'm sure this tropical plant won't last in the family room but it looks good.  This room has had some changes over the may notice the hanging light & rug from here.  Also, I did the quickest & cheapest slipcover ever...I used a dropcloth.  I'll do a little post on it later.   

Monday, 19 September 2016

My Picks for Best Dressed at the 2016 Emmy Awards

Allison Janney wearing Bradley Mischka

Some of the older women rocked it for me last night at the Emmy Awards.  Allison Janney looked amazing (maybe it's because her boyfriend is 20 yrs. younger than her)...everything about this look was on point.  And how about Lily, classic & age appropriate...I thought she looked so sweet. 
Here are some more dresses that stood out for me.

 Lily Tomlin

Neve Campbell wearing Christian Siriano

 Natalie Morales

 Angela Bassett

 Melora Hardin

 Niecy Nash

 Keltie Knight

 Felicity Huffman wearing Tony Ward

I was on the fence about this one, worn by Emily Ratajkowski,...I loved the colour & construction.  The bottom was amazing but the top for me was too structured & wasn't quite right...if the triangles on the top were removed, it would have complimented the bottom much better. But beautiful dress nonetheless. 

Emily Ratajkowski wearing Zac Posen

And the host of What Not to Wear won the What Not to Wear Award for me.  
This was wrong in so many ways!

Stacy London

(All photos via

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Summer Trip to Wasaga

So that was summer...
I started the day with a few tears as my son started college & my daughter started grade 11...but I'm ok now.

I have no idea where the time has gone, but we did manage to get away for some great family time at Wasaga Beach this summer...and yes, it's a complete miracle but our teenagers will still spend time with us.  I don't think I've been to Wasaga since I was a really hasn't changed that much.  Most of the cottages are very small & a little outdated with the odd one being completely gutted.  I spotted this one on the way to the dog park...yes they have a dog park on the beach, which is amazing for those of us who can't leave home without them. 

Check out this beach house...perfection!  Looks like it's in Cape Cod. 

This was Axel's first real experience in the water...apparently he can't swim......but he's cute.

We also took a quick trip into Collingwood (because my fave store is there) & ate a very cool new taco place called Bent Taco.  I strongly recommend it!  Oh, & get there early cuz the line up is crazy.

(All pics are mine taken with my iPhone.)

Have a great day!

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.