How I Survived Maternity Leave

Jan 21, 2017 in Mom Stuff
How I Survived Maternity Leave

Okay, so the title is a little misleading. I LOVED being on mat-leave. Well, okay maybe not at first. The first few weeks after having a baby for me as a new mom were HARD. Happy and joyous yes, but also really painful, and draining, and just plain hard both physically and mentally. But, there were a few pretty key things that I can attribute my sense of well-being during mat-leave to and I’ll list them for ya here!

Chalkboard Vacation Photo Wall

Jan 18, 2017 in Make Stuff
Chalkboard Vacation Photo Wall

Okay, so doing a chalkboard wall might be a little late to the trend. But I have always wanted to do a photo wall with embroidery hoops. So combining the two in a feature wall seemed only to make the most perfect sense! Here’s how I did it…

Why I Decided to Open Up a Shop

Jan 12, 2017 in Make Stuff, Mom Stuff
Why I Decided to Open Up a Shop

For me, this past year (or two, but who’s counting) has been perhaps the most volatile as far as life-changes go and there are many, many reasons both big and small that have lead me to where I am this very moment. This is a little summary for myself about why I decided to open an Etsy shop.

Crochet: Nursery Mobile

Jan 11, 2017 in Make Stuff
Crochet: Nursery Mobile

If you know me, you know I’ve always got my eye on crafting something new. But ever since I first taught myself how, almost 10 years ago!, crochet has always been my “fall back” craft. So when we settled on a sea monster theme for Bobo’s bedroom I had it my head that I would make a mobile.

Recipe: Lobster + Browned Butter + Vanilla

Jan 4, 2017 in Eat Stuff
Recipe: Lobster + Browned Butter + Vanilla

When I see lobster tails on sale I go for them. But my stand-by lobster + garlic butter recipe just wasn’t going to cut it this time. Too mundane as far as a lobster salad meal goes, right? Thankfully, a while back a chef-friend introduced me to The Flavour Bible — an amazing encyclopedia of flavour affinities. […]