Friday, September 26, 2014
I feel badly for the lack of quality posts lately - getting Oscar into the swing of things at school took more of a toll on me than I had anticipated and I misjudged the amount of energy it would zap out of me. I thought I would drop him off on the first day, I'd pick him up for lunches, I'd bring him back to school for the afternoon and between it all I'd be back to my old self of having time to run the shop, clean the house, do grocery shopping, get my leisurely coffee at Starbucks, and then write a thoughtful, meaningful post about design and decor, be inspired to do artwork, oh yeah, and get in some time at the gym and sit in the steam room and meditate. Yeah. A big ol' record scratch to my soundtrack of life and everything went pretty much opposite as to how I had anticipated it would go.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I had a root canal done today. I adore my dentist, he has hands like an angel. But even still - I was freaking out and was suggesting they just knock me out with drugs to do it all. (They laughed and thought I was joking - and I assured them I was not) I think the tension of it all - and the lead up to today, threw me off my game. I hate doctors appointments. I always feel like I'm going to go in for something and then they are going to tell me something bad is going to happen. Like my teeth are all going to fall out. Annnnnnd so - I haven't felt like journaling anything on this here blog. Apparently Aubrey knew I was stressed, it was pretty obvious. I think I was acting totally normal. Whatever. Maybe the six candy bar wrappers from last night were a giveaway. #StressEating
That being said alhough I haven't felt like writing much this week, I have felt the need to DECORATE! Our living room is stashed full of items for #ProjectPinkRoom and as you can see,...... there is a LOT of pink! Fingers crossed it comes together because seriously, this has been a whole whack load of fun, and buying things because we think they are awesome. A room revamp for the start of school for this little girl - well - makes me SO flippin' excited.
Ok. That's enough for tonight. Off to watch some trash TV and zone out. xo
Posted by Lindsay at 7:11 PM
Friday, September 19, 2014
Happy Friday! Just some quick posts to end the week. :)
- Aubrey and I celebrated TEN years of being married yesterday! You can read what we did here. ;)
- A beautiful wedding video. We didn't shoot video at our wedding but I kind of wish we had!
- New desk accessories in the shop including pencils that have some of my favourite sayings on them.
- I've been using essential oils more, especially when it comes to Oscar and when he has a bug. I've bookmarked this, which I keep going back to. He came home from school with a cold last week, and I kept him home for a morning to rest up (I think quiet and rest is a huge help) but I also gravitated towards the Peppermint oil - I put it on him every night and he had no trouble breathing during sleep. Do you use essential oils? Off to the library I go.
- These chandeliers. Oh my.
- I bought a light reflector to use for product photography and I LOVE it.
- OMG. Do you believe in Ghosts??
- I watch The Real Housewives series. Don't judge. Anyhow, for those like me that like a little trash TV - Have you seen the clip of The Real Housewives of Disney - Oldie but doesn't get old - seriously Kristen Wiig is awesome. And the Real Housewives of SNL? Love.
That is all! Have a great weekend!
Posted by Lindsay at 9:44 AM
Monday, September 15, 2014
Ten years ago, I started my company. To the horror of my Mother I left a secure job, had no real backup plan - only a gut feeling that where I was working wasn't what was right for me. I owe a lot of thanks to a lot of people - my Mother included - because without her trepidation about my career move, I may not have taken the decision to resign so seriously. I also owe a lot to my Father - who I admired for his way of talking with people, conducting business, and treating people with kindness and respect - even in the times of pressure, stress and conflict. Anyways, perhaps one day I'll write it all down - the story of how I chose to resign, how I started the company, and the growth and changes, but what I really wanted to share today is how grateful I am to everyone who have stood beside me, behind me, and in front of me - giving me a hand to hold when I may have stumbled - all of whom who have helped me to follow my passion of being a creative. On first glance, to those who don't know the story, it may simply be an anniversary of a shop starting. But it's truly more than that - as a reader of my blog, you likely know that I throw my creativity in a lot of places - my house included. So although it is ten years of my shop, it is also the ten year anniversary of me taking a leap of faith - and never looking back. So I raise my glass to all of you, and cheers those that follow their passions, and support those who also want to do the same. xoxoxo
Pssst. The shop is having a sale - and some free gift offers. Check out the newsletter for those details. ;)
*It's the job of a Mom to worry - when your eldest leaves what looks like a dynamite job for the unknown, I get why she was horrified. ;)
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I'm SO CLOSE to revealing the Etsy room makeover that we're doing. 99% of the items I've purchased have arrived, so we're SO close. My girlfriend and I spent all today running around the city, checking the remaining things on our list. (and maybe a coffee stop here and there, some Ikea Hot Dogs, and then lunch....we were without the kids, so it was a little liberating!)
We stopped in at Tonic Living to check out fabrics together for the drapery and I nearly DIED when I saw this. Happily, my girlfriend was equally smitten and so it was done. I seriously cannot WAIT for these drapes. I'm living vicariously through my girlfriend, decorating a girls room. Oscar's room will one day be updated, but there is something about pink. OMG. I love it. I'm not a designer by any means but seriously people, I'm obsessed with these projects of getting to have fun with other people's rooms. AS IF people get paid to do this fun! (Not quitting my day job, but seriously, this is the best)
posted originally to instagram
Posted by Lindsay at 6:52 PM
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
I'm so close to revealing the "after" of Peter and Lindsay's space! But before I do - I have a few more steps I want to elaborate on. First I showed what they picked for the Living Room but I have yet to show you what they picked for the bedroom. Truthfully, I was having the hardest time coming up with a "look". Which I thought was probably relateable to many people so I thought I'd share my process on this room, because in the end, the after is ridiculously fun and the process is hopefully inspiring for someone else. So for the bedroom, I'm going to do things differently and show you the actually process for the room, and hold back on the reveal until later.