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interior design : Zoe’s big girl room

I’m in full-on interior design mode. First order of business is designing the kids’ bedrooms, we want to make sure they have their own unique spaces in the new house. I’m not a pro, but I do love decorating and pulling together rooms. For some reason I find it much easier to do the kids’ bedrooms than the master. So I’ve been all over Pinterest trying to create the perfect.. Read More

mom-truth monday: we scare our kids

mom-truth: Halloween is literally one of my least favourite holidays, but I have to admit the miniwheats look damn cute when in full costume. I’ve mentioned here how much I love to scare my kids, like the hide in the shower and jump out screaming kinda scare, it gives me joy which is a bit twisted I know. MisterWheats used to scold me for doing this, but more recently he has.. Read More

private sale, bidding war avoided

We debated buying a house for well over a year and our patience finally paid off. We bought a house via a private sale, hallelujah! We are beyond excited to move our little mini-wheats into this house and to finally build our family home. For the first time, Thomas and Zoe have an actual backyard of their very own, bedrooms that they can grow into, a pool to make memories in.. Read More

Life lately

We’ve been busy, really busy. It feels like we’ve had event after event and many many birthdays. We’re not complaining, we’re just really looking forward to a breather. Life lately has looked like this:   I turned 36 and the hubs and I spent a weekend in the city alone We welcomed another niece into the world and we can’t wait to meet her in July We had a fun filled Easter.. Read More

birthday celebrations all around

We’e back! Not sure why the hiatus other than “life got busy”, but we’re back. We spent all last week celebrating Thomas who turned FOUR on April 13. I don’t believe in birth-DAYS, I believe in birth-WEEKS, so we did little things all week long. There were plenty of treats, after school playdates and few extra little gifts, but hey, who’s keeping track. Thomas was super pumped about his birthday.. Read More

Valentines Day + Family Day

We are just wrapping up a 3-day weekend thanks to the provincial holiday of Family Day. We celebrated a lot this week, including Valentines Day + Family Day, my Dad’s birthday, and my Grandma’s birthday . The kids rocked a variety of Valentines themed outfits and lots and lots of red to school, I love dressing them for occasions. And for some reason lately, whenever I asked for a picture,.. Read More

mom truth monday – capsule wardrobe

mom-truth: I forgot how to shop for myself. No really, I can flip through sites blindfolded to find exactly what I want for my kids (and I do), but somewhere between dressing for two pregnancies and having two toddlers that suck every ounce of brain space out of me, I literally forgot how to shop for myself. I am all of a sudden a deer in headlights in a space where.. Read More

Groundhog day and a birthday bash

Every year when Groundhog Day rolls around we are either celebrating one thing or two. Today my Grama (and Zoe’s namesake) turned 78 years young! Wireton Willie predicts 6 more weeks of winter while Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow and is looking forward to an early spring. Even though I live in Canada, I’m going to go ahead and put my faith in Punxsutawney Phil and start my countdown to.. Read More

Valentines outfit inpiration

Although I don’t love Valentines Day I do love dressing my kiddos up for the occasion and spoiling them with fun Valentine themed breakfasts. We have amassed a good collection of valentines outfits, but nobody loves a repeat outfit so here is some Valentines outfit inspiration for dressing your littles on love day. This year Valentines Day falls on a Sunday, so instead of booking a sitter and heading out.. Read More

mom-truth monday – cutting the crust off bread

mom-truth: Cutting the crust off of bread….is literally the bane of my existence. l don’t know how kids know, but they know. I’m convinced it’s some sort of kid conspiracy or something because all kids instinctively know that you never eat the forbidden “crust”. We need one of these or these stat. I mean it must be some rite of passage and it must be passed down from kid to kid.. Read More