From the Core – Handmade Recycled Paper Products [a small new venture]

For the dreamers, for the storytellers, for the artists, for the writers. For you. For everybody.From the Core – Handmade Recycled Paper Products 100% handmade recycled paper products made from used paper/flyers/cereal boxes/receipts, etc. I make “new” usable paper in my home studio in Edmonton, AB Canada and turn them into beautiful journals.  I thought…

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My Children are Wearing the Same Halloween Costume This Year [The Story of Two Little Elephant Costumes]

The things that motherhood love inspires. This time last year, I was finishing up the last little details of the Elephant costumes I sewed for Penelope and Oliver. At the time, they were both obsessed with the movie “Dumbo”, so making them Elephant costumes seemed fitting. I made a pattern using one of their bigger…

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Corners and Stories of my Home

Every year, in the spring and summer months, I appreciate our home more than ever. The days are longer, which allows more time to be outside with my babies, but it also allows hours of daylight after they are asleep, which is wonderful. There is something about being able to sit in my living room…

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The Charm of a Hot Air Balloon

Through my closed bedroom curtains, I could tell even before getting out of bed that today was going to be a beautiful day. The light that was diffusing into the room was warm, and when I finally opened the curtains, I was greeted with a beautiful view of our backyard. Penelope and Oliver were already…

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Family Room DIY Built-Ins [feeling like super woman]

It seems like a very long time ago that I drew this and the vision for our family room was conceptualized. After weeks and weeks, it’s finally complete and seeing a drawing and a vision come to life has been SO wonderful. We have renovated many spaces in our home now, but this particular built-in…

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Penelope and Oliver, just as they are! [#peanutsportraitsbyamanda by Amanda Barbara Artistry]

*All images in this blog taken by Amanda Barbara Artistry. Visit her Website or Facebook Page for more info. If there have ever been portraits that capture so much of my little one’s personalities, it’s these. The nuances in their silly faces, their body language. The way Oliver’s hands look like at age two and a…

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Words of January [The Last Month in my 20s]

There is something truly satisfying about putting words down on paper (blank screen in this case). Reading, looking back and remembering the days I spend with the people in my life who who I love the most is wonderful. I turn 30 in a few days, and this month, the last month in my twenties.…

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Reflections from my First Year at Work after [an extended] Maternity Leave

Exactly one year ago, I went back to work after being a stay-at-home mom to my two children for three years. I’ve you’ve been with my blog since then, I’m sure you remember how hard that transition was for me. Perhaps, one of the most difficult moments in my motherhood journey. Every woman is different, and…

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The End of Breastfeeding [Weaning after Two Years of Nursing – a bittersweet milestone]

The end of breastfeeding is very much like the beginning of breastfeeding- a beautiful irony. My breasts are leaky, I have a bit of engorgement, and as the days pass, I wait for my supply (or end of supply) to regulate itself. A little bit of Mother Nature’s poetry. It’s been three weeks since my…

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