Thumbprint Cookies {Like Grandma Used to Make}

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Growing up, I remember eating thumbprint cookies at my grandma’s house around the holidays. She was a truly remarkable lady!  What I remember most about her was how she always kept her hands so busy. You know that image that pops into your mind when you think of a “grandma.” She was it! Being at […]

The Village Press {An Etsy Feature} + Giveaway

Dr. Seuss Quote Print 1- The Village Press

It’s been way too long since my last Etsy shop feature and I’m excited to get the ball rolling again! Whether you’re looking for a customized baby gift, a memorable birth announcement or an invitation that will surely get noticed, I’m certain you’ll want to check out  The Village Press. Who’s Behind The Village Press? […]

What’s Up in the Blogosphere?

31 Days Series at Nesting Place

As you would probably guess, one of my favorite things to do is read blogs. It’s really what inspired me to create my own. You may remember one the first posts I wrote just over a year ago, where I explain my thought process for starting a blog. Looking back, I wonder why I didn’t […]

Feature: So Canadian, Eh?

So Canadian, Eh? Series on Hodge Podge

Happy Friday everyone! Today we’re on our way to a friend’s wedding and I have to say that I’m glad to have a break from staining my front porch. While we embark on the 7 hour drive (which I’m not so looking forward to), I invite you to check out my interview with Barbara over […]

Pinterest Boards I’m Hooked On

Shauna Oberg on Pinterest

It’s no secret that I’m addicted to Pinterest. If you haven’t joined the craze, I’m surprised. I feel it’s one of the best sources of inspiration and there’s really no better way to store and categorize pictures along with their links.   Although I follow a variety of Pinterest boards, there are a few that […]

What Can’t You Live Without?

chatelaine magazine

How is your summer going? We just got back from spending a few gorgeous days at the lake with our friends. Even though we’re all exhausted from the sunshine, boating and late nights, it’s always fun to get away and experience a change of scenery and enjoy a break from the everyday. Laughter is such […]

What Are You Reading This Summer?

Designer Challenge

Did you read Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert? Sometimes I’m a little late jumping on a book train, and in this case, a lot late. Yesterday I finished the book and I have to say that, although she lost me at times (perhaps even bored me), there were some parts I found compelling and […]