Down River

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A few weeks ago, the kids took part in their very first fishing derby (we bought all of their gear at Canadian Tire ).  To be quite honest, it was only their second time ever fishing!  I have fond memories of fishing when I was kid.  I loved it and still do.  I find it rather peaceful and I'm thrilled that the kids enjoy casting rods just as much as we do.

We trekked down to the river last weekend and stood in the water for a few hours casting and casting again.  The water kept us nice and cool and the kids did a great job.  I have a feeling that we'll be spending much of our summer break right here!


The Airshow

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

We decided to take a trip to the airshow on the weekend.  We haven't been to an airshow in years and with the boys loving planes, we figured it would be a fantastic way to spend the day!

The static display was fantastic!  There were so many planes and helicopters to tour that the kids didn't know where to start!  We enjoyed some delicious food (poutine!!) and sat back to watch the flying.  Goodness some of those planes were awesome!  I was super impressed by how much the kids knew about planes (and that they weren't completely distracted by the bouncy castles!).

Though the temps were rather high, we managed to make it through to the end of the show with smiles on our faces!  The kids didn't realize just how much fun it would be to attend.  I'd say it was a successful day!


Summer Home Tour

Monday, June 27, 2016

It's been quite some time since I shared a home tour!  I'm excited to take part in the Canadian Bloggers Home Tour - The Summer Edition!

If this is your first time visiting, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!  Be sure to check out the other amazing tours, links are at the bottom of the page!  And take a peek at the hashtag #CDHomeTour on Instagram too!

The family room and kitchen recently received some updates.  A new rug for the family room and then I updated the chairs in the kitchen and of course, we welcomed the recently installed workstation (which I loooooove).

The living room is pretty much our sanctuary.  It's where we go when we need a little quiet time or want to relax.

My office is tucked away upstairs.  I love having my desk under the window.



And that's the tour!  Thank you so much for stopping by and be sure to check out the other amazing homes below!



Kid's Bedroom Makeover - The Before!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Happy Friday!

Earlier this week I shared a picture of kiddo 2's bedroom makeover, which you can find here!  I thought it would be fun to share a few before pictures too!

This room makeover was fun!  Kiddo 2 loves to read, to draw and build lego, so we made sure to design a space that would allow him to do all three.  He really wanted a black and red colour palette, and with his permission, I added touches of grey and white.  I love how the room came together and it was fun to pick his brain to find out how he was envisioning the finished space.

The glasses decals are so amazing!  They were easy to apply once I figured out the spacing.  A long level was the key to making measuring an easy task.  Decals are a great option because they are inexpensive, customizable and they can be removed in a breeze!  You can find the glasses decals here.

Head on over to the Hello Sunshine Lookbook (90 pages of inspiration!!) to see the finished space!

Have a fantastic weekend, friends!


Hello Sunshine!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Hello summer!  Can you even believe that summer is officially here?!  I honestly can't get over how quickly 2016 is going!

I'm super excited to share that the Leon's Hello Sunshine Lookbook is now live!  Which means that you can finally see the reveal of kiddo 2's bedroom makeover!

The lookbook is meant to inspire you and encourage you to surround yourself with #yourperfect! There are a slew of fantastic features, be sure to take a peek!

Kiddo 2's bedroom makeover was so much fun and I can not wait for you to see the entire reveal!  You can check out the lookbook here!  Here's a peek of the finished space!

So pour yourself a delicious beverage, kick those feet up and get ready to be inspired!

I'll be sharing more details about the makeover soon, so stay tuned!


Fishing and Stripes

Saturday, June 11, 2016

top - Gap (old, similar), hat - Indigo, jeans - Gap Factory

The kids took part in a super fun and well organized fishing derby this weekend.  It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning, sitting by the water and enjoying the beautiful weather.  The kids had a blast!  We decided to test out their new gear Friday night, just to make sure that it worked properly and that the kids knew what to do!

I love being by the water (I know, I've said it a million times), it's just so relaxing!

Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend!


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