decorating // neutral nursery for baby bob

My friends Mara and Eric are expecting their first wee little bebe! YAY!! They are going to wait to find out the sex of the baby, so for now they are calling this peanut Bob (Baby On Board). I’m not sure how they are going not make it through the entire pregnancy without caving!! I know I couldn’t… we found out as soon as we could. I have zero patience. In fact, I’m tempted to ask Mara and Eric to come along to their next appointment so I can find out!  Here’s some neutral nursery inspiration for them to get prepped…

Eicho Crib, Amazon
Rocking Zebra, Your Rocking Horse Shop
Love You Night Light, Owly Shadow Puppets
Pug Hug, Urban Outfitters
Magical Thinking Arrowhead Rug, Urban Outfitters
Hemnes Dresser, Ikea
Bidiboo Mobile, Fab Baby Gear
Harry Allen Piggy Bank, Nova68
Jewel Knob, Urban Outfitters
LED Pendant Lamp, Ikea
Aquarius Zodiac Pillow, Jonathan Adler
All you Need Is Love Print, Say It Again Design
Love Print, Made By Girl

Love you guys and can’t wait to meet Bob!!

vacation time

I’m going on vacation tomorrow with my family so I’m here daydreaming about sitting pool side (and I’m at home instead of work because, of course, my little dude caught a bug right before we leave… poor little guy). I am so excited to have a week away, but I’m so bummed my hubby can’t get out of work to join us.

Okay, I’m over it!! Bring on the mojitos!! haha just kidding hubs… Tremblant will not be the same with out you. We miss you very much!! xo

Speaking of mojitos, check out this awesome article, Cocktails in Bloom on Grub Street New York, with over 100 pretty cocktail recipes.

All poolside images via Pinterest

Have a great weekend everyone!

diy // tassel garland

What a fantastic weekend! Spent Saturday celebrating my niece’s 2nd birthday. Sunday, Canada Day, was spent at the Kanata fair with the kids daycare buddies, followed by Kim Mitchell and fireworks. Can’t complain with Monday off, spent most of the day playing with the kids and being lazy.

I’ve been wanting to make tassel garland ever since I saw them by Confetti Systems. I’ve finally created one for my daughter’s room. Here’s how…

1. Get your supplies ready. String. Tissue Paper. Rotary Cutter. Self Healing Mat.

2. Fold tissue in half.

3. Cut in half.

4. Start cutting 1/2 inch strips, 1 inch from fold.

5. Open at fold.

6. Start rolling tissue paper at seam.

7. Twist middle until twist measures about 2 inches.

8. Twist center tightly and fold to create a loop.

9. Repeat.

10. String and hang.

I think it turned out pretty good and Charlie loves it!! This also looks great for party decor. What do you think?

i love nieces to pieces // zara kids

Me and the kids are heading to my niece’s backyard birthday bash over the weekend!! Thought I would plan some cute party outfits ahead of time… Here are a few outfit ideas for some of my favourite cuties!

Everything is from Zara! I am officially obsessed with the kids section of this store. No delivery, bummer…

Woot woot, long weekend!! Who has plans??

decorating // office space

I dream of one day having my own home office. I imagine it to be sort-of like a ManDen… but for chicks. A GirlCave that’s pretty, colourful, sparkly and organized with wallpaper, fresh flowers, art & craft supplies, amazing stationary, a present wrapping station, and Sex in the City playing all the time… oh and of course, a wine bar. Yep, one day…

A sequin wall? Yes please! Here’s a cool DIY from Oh Happy Day for this look…

All images via Pinterest

Maybe I need to grow a Money Tree in the corner too… Do you have a home office?

happy birthday teddy!!!

Happy Birthday to my little man who turns 1 today!! We all had such a fantastic weekend celebrating with family at my parents and with friends at the park. Thanks to everyone for making Teddy’s birthday so much fun!! I can’t believe how fast this past year has gone by. I love you big man!! xx

gift guide // father’s day 2012

My Dad was always the first I went to for advice, I always felt safe growing up, he always put our interests first, he also drove our butts around town where ever the party was and would pick us up no matter how late the party ended. Our Dad is a fantastic role model – teaching us to be good to others, how to have empathy, great morals, how to be athletic and healthy, and the list goes on… And I know this is exactly how my kids feel about their wonderful dad!! We love you Dad!!

Father’s Day is just around the corner people. Here are some things your cool dude daddio might be interested in…

1. Leather iPhone 4 Case, J. Crew
2. Wayfarer, Ray-Ban
3. Ebony Poker Set, Zontik
4. Antique Clothing Brushes, Blackbird Vintage
5. Beer Making Kit, Brooklyn Brew Shop
6. Stag Horn Bottle Opener, Jack Spade
7. Basic Watch, Martin Patrick
8. X-Grill Folding Portable Grill, Home Depot
9. Ivan Media Case, Club Monaco

I’m excited to celebrate Father’s Day with my Dad this weekend… we are also celebrating his 60th birthday on Friday!!! What are you doing for Father’s Day?

renovation // the maahsterfall’s (aka the hat)

You might have read my post a while back when I was trying to help draw some inspiration for my sister’s kitchen renovation… Well, it’s finally finished and the outcome is perfection!!

Here are a few before pictures…

I’m not sure you can tell from the pictures, but the space was a little awkward to work with (long and narrow room with the largest wall occupied with floor to ceiling windows) but with the help of Irene Langlois, they figured out a perfect plan that not only looks great, but is also very functional and great for having guests. Here are the after pictures…

Love this shot – fisheye lens captures the kitchen, powder room and dining room…

Yes please…

Images photographed by Veronica Waterfall

Parsons Reclaimed Wood Dining Table, Crate & Barrel
Ypsilon Side Chair, Crate & Barrel
Industrial Pendants Glass, West Elm
Maskros Pendant Lamp, Ikea
Vintage Toledo Barstool, Restoration Hardware
Espresso Machine, Saeco
Soda Stream, Genesis
Karbon Chrome Faucet, Kohler
Counter Tops, Emerald Tile
Backsplash, The Glass Shop
Fridge and wall oven, Fisher & Paykel
Daily System, Pottery Barn
‘Hello’ and ‘Love’ Languages Posters, MadeByGirl
HiLo High Chair, Fab Baby Gear

interior of the week // cris and marcelo rosenbaum

I just came across this UH-MAZING website, The Selby… why have I never seen this before? Photographer Todd Selby travels the world taking photos of interesting people, homes and businesses. Add it to your reader!

This is the home of Cris and Marcelo Rosenbaum in Sao Paulo… very cool!

All images via The Selby

Many more pics of the Rosenbaum home here.

Anyone else want to add a little more colour to their home?