Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A change and a bit of fun!

Hey folks!  Thanks for sticking with me through my lack of posting.  :)  I'm struggling with how to continue this blog.  My passion for interior design just isn't the same.  I love it and am definitely interested in it but I have a new passion - Thomas, being a mom and taking care of my family.  Something has changed in me since having Thomas.  Time is limited and therefore I want to spend it wisely - the energy I give out needs to come back to me.  I also want to document more of Thomas' life.  So this blog will now be more about my family, Thomas, being a mom, wife - essentially what makes me happy and what brings me energy.

Now onto what I want to share with you.  Aaren (SIL) introduced me to Pinterest this afternoon.  I've just spent the last two hours browsing the website.  It's genius.  It's similar to facebook or twitter but with picture updates instead of text.  I found this fantastic print by Kiki Creates.  I sing this to Thomas every morning and he just looks up at me and smiles.  Just one of the many moments during our days together that make my heart melt.  I love him so much.

Here is a shot of Thomas after his morning bottle last week.  He was sitting on my lap hanging out.  The morning tends to be my favourite time with him.  He sleeps twelve hours a night now - bless him!  So after all that time apart, we get excited to see one another.  After his bottle we have a cuddle and a bit of play on his mat.  I love this time.

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Touch of Gold

I love the warmth gold brings to a room.  It is definitely one of my favourite colours to use right now.  Each week I'll try and bring you a room that uses it well.  Today's room is from Lonny's current issue.

As usual I have a million things to do around the house.  My plans to complete the gallery wall and Thomas' picture frames this weekend did not happen.  I really need to get them done.  It's driving me nuts!  I'm a pro-procrastinator!!  

It's raining again in Toronto!  So far this spring is horrible.  I just want the sunny hot summer weather to arrive already.  I'm sick of the rain and cool temperatures.  

Monday, May 9, 2011

Before I was a mom...

Before I was a mom I never knew...

...what it was like to jump out of bed after hearing Thomas stir in the middle of the night.
...what it was like to wake up every three hours for months and still function during the day. much fun playing peek-a-boo with Thomas can be. much you can accomplish before 9am (if Thomas is asleep or being watched by someone else).
...that I would be part of a mommy's group that sings songs to their babies together for 45 minutes each week.
...that I wouldn't mind being puked, spit-up and drooled on.
...that I would become a cheerleader for Thomas - 'Yeah Thomas you picked up your toy!! WooHoo!! (insert high kick and pom-poms here)
...that cleaning my house would become a race.
...that singing nursery rhymes and clapping by hands would be essential to preparing and making meals.
...that I could smile this much. :)

...what unconditional love felt like. Thomas' cry would make me cry. my heart can break when Thomas is in pain. a smile from Thomas melts my heart. much I love being a mom.

Thomas is definitely the most precious thing about life.  Everything has changed for the better.  I could not be happier.

Cheers to all the moms out there (especially mine)! I have so much respect for you.  I never knew how much you truly did for me until I took on this role.  You are amazing! 

Have a great week everyone.

Friday, May 6, 2011


I just received an email regarding today's opening of Elte's second floor.  This is my absolute favourite home store in Toronto!!  It's filled with so many brand names such as Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.  I'm so excited to go and check out their new line of furnishings set at reasonable price-points (there words... not mine).  Will let you know what it's like when I visit next week.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Final touches on Thomas' nursery

If you haven't discovered Penny People Designs yet then you must head on over to shop.  Lindsay the owner is an incredibly talented designer.  She creates posters for the kiddies, stationary, business and personal calling cards.  I have been lucky enough to meet her personally.  Thomas and her son Oscar hung out last month while Linds and I chatted about everything!!  She's so easy going, sweet and generous.  We were sent home with these prints.  I love them and have big plans for them in Thomas' nursery.

You'll have to wait for the finished product.  :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My little man...

Thomas is growing far too quickly!!  He had his four month check-up yesterday at the doctors.  He is 16 lbs and 25.5" putting him in the 75th percentile.  I always new new he was above average.  :)  So far he's reacted well to the immunization shots.  He slept twelve hours last night!!  I woke up in a panic this morning thinking something was wrong.  I was paranoid but also annoyed that I was 'that over-reacting mom' who always thinks the worst.  I argued with myself internally until I went and checked on Thomas in his crib.  He was sleeping peacefully.  Very sweet!!

These photos were taken around Easter weekend.  I have more recent from my iphone but they won't upload.  I have just spent the last 45 minutes trying to figure it out.  I swear I almost chucked the computer across the room.  Thomas will be waking up any minute now and I haven't gotten anything done.  Very frustrating!!!  

Be back tomorrow.  Hopefully with a video of him.  

Have a great day!