October 24, 2014

Listen, Look, Love: October

Listen

I discovered Papoutai by Stromae during a regular old exploring of YouTube moment, and I loved it almost instantly. Since then I have had it on repeat on my Rdio while driving in the car, and while I am working on the computer. The video is a little on the bizarre side when you first watch it, but I love the dancing and the message behind the whole thing. It's a very clever idea. While I have no idea what is being said it is still such a wonderful song, and I love the emotion in it.



Look

I was really excited when I saw this image of Picasso and his little dog Lump -- I love that name -- because it immediately reminded me of my own dog and the little image that I drew of him -- and became my shop logo. Not that I'm comparing my work to Picasso -- maybe I am -- but I thought it was interesting that we both drew simple drawings of our little dogs.


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Love

This dress from the F/W 2014 Ralph Lauren Collection is to die for. What a stunning piece of art and design. I would never have anywhere to wear this dress, but I would totally buy it and just walk around my house in it.


October 14, 2014

Decorate to Dream: Little Boy's Room Makeover



Little Boy reached a point where he needed a bigger bed, and aesthetically I didn't like the look of his room anymore -- see what it used to look like here and here. Nothing seemed to flow like it once did because everything was designed around his crib. Late this summer I finally got around to repainting his room -- it's a light shade of green which may or may not be his favourite colour on specific days -- and I have slowly been adding other elements into the room, including a bookshelf for his massive collection of books, and other little knick-knacks and pieces of art.

None of this is really an issue with the child. He could care less what I do with his room at this point, but I wanted to make it a welcoming place for him to grow up, and it can evolve along with him. Nothing is overly childish about the main elements in the room, so they'll be able to stay in there for years to come as his taste in art and reading changes.



October 10, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014: What I Am Thankful For

As Thanksgiving here in Canada quickly approaches, and we all look forward to a long weekend, I have been thinking about what I am thankful for. Besides the typical things that I am thankful for, like a job, a roof over my head, and my family, I wanted to dig deeper into the box and figure out something else that I am thankful for.



 Everything in my life revolves around my family, and I realised what I am thankful for this year is actually spending time with my family. Time is flying by as my son is already approaching four years of age, and I really want to spend as much time with him and my husband that I can. There are so many precious moments that I have shared with them, and I really want to continue fostering that. The fact that I am able to do that is something that I am really thankful for.



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