I have totally fallen behind on my monthly Maya updates (I still have to do month 5 + 6 — I can’t believe this little lady turned 7 months a few days ago!!). Anyway, if any of you mama’s out there have similarly aged kiddos, you might also be in the drool stage. It seems like over the last few months the drool has been out of control. She still doesn’t have any teeth, but the drool stream is pretty… Read more »


Sorry to have totally dropped off for the last 10 days or so, guys! Can you guess where we were? Puerto Ricooooo (for some reason I always need to say this with my terrible spanish accent and lots of emphasis on the “oooo”! Ha)! One of my best girlfriends was getting married and I was in the wedding party, so it was a fabulous excuse to jet off for a week of fun in the sun. I had full intentions… Read more »

DIY paper mache bowl - the sweetest digs

Before diving into this week’s crafty stuff – I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you guys for the overwhelming support on my post about my breastfeeding experience on Monday. I was completely surprised about the number of comments, facebook messages, and even private emails that I received from other parents out there who could connect in some way with the post. Clearly we need to talk about this stuff more, and throw all of that judgment… Read more »


A heads up – this post is nothing to do with decorating or DIY projects, and everything to do with boobies and breastfeeding (!!). If that doesn’t float your boat, then consider this one read and come back later in the week for some crafty goodness! For long before I was even pregnant, I had visions of myself as breastfeeding mama. One of those uber enthusiastic ones who breastfeed longer than most. My undergrad and Master’s degrees are in Public… Read more »

reduced depth vanity

I received an email a few weeks ago from a reader, Elaine (also from Ontario|!), about a bathroom she recently made over. Elaine was inspired by the vanity that we built in our bathroom (you can see that here), and wanted to show me how hers turned out. I totally loved the bathroom, so I thought I would share it with you guys! Here is the before – dated, and oh so beige. Unlike in our bathroom, the Godmorgon vanity… Read more »


The other weekend I was going to a friends’ baby shower (well actually, a “welcome to the world” celebration, as the baby has already been born). My girlfriend has a lot of stuff for baby already and didn’t register for anything in particular, so I decided to have a little fun with her gift. Have you ever seen those “cakes” that people make out of diapers? They are totally cheesy, but I thought it might be kind of fun to… Read more »


Hey lovebirds. Happy valentine’s day!! Here is what is waiting for hubby and my little miss for when Dan gets home from work… some little gifts and love notes. It’s Maya’s first valentine’s day, so I couldn’t help myself but get her a little pressie and card (waiting for her in her very own little pink mailbox). Man, that girl just makes my heart want to burst with love! Our plans for this February 14th? An evening of indian take-out… Read more »

valentines day card

I was playing around the other night making a valentine’s day card, and thought I would share them with you guys in case you’re looking for something last minute. Print this out on cardstock, cut to size, and you’ll have a little postcard! A black and white version… And one with a bit of colour. Download them as jpegs here: black + white, colour. Have fun! 

decorate a plate with a sharpie!

Okay, I know we’re only two days away from Valentine’s Day and all of the other bloggers got their valentine’s day crafts posted about weeks ago… well, too bad. That’s not the case here. Nope. This girl ain’t that organized. So luckily, this should be a craft that anyone can do from the comfort of your home – hopefully no need to go out to the store to get supplies. Here is what you need to have on hand: a… Read more »

easy kids gift idea

You might have noticed a few changes on the blog. After ignoring things for a long while, I have finally started to ‘clean’ it up a little – so I’ll be making some tweaks over the next week or two. Nothing major, just little stuff to make it look better and be more functional. One of the bigger changes has been to switch up the posts to an excerpt view on the homepage. This means that you need to click… Read more »