Life Lately

Been a little quieter round the blog than I’d like.  We’ve been just soaking up some family time and getting some projects done around the house (with the Mister out of classes until mid-september – we are taking full advantage!!)

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First item on the list was a storage method for Miss S’s toy “room”.  I use the word room lightly because we just converted the eat-in area of our kitchen into her space.  It has her gazzillian toys, a small desk, toy kitchen, toy stroller, toy lawn mower, mini basketball net etc – well you get the picture.  For mostly anything on our main floor, I prefer semi-minimalistic and neutral colours (although I can’t avoid it with the rainbow colour explosion of toys).   So this with the white bucket-drawers from Ikea ended up being the best option.

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Aaannnd, Miss S is also getting a room update.  I’ve been going crazy pinning, making lists and moleskin designing her new room.  The main inspiration for her room has been her favourite colour (purple) and my research into Montessori bedrooms.  Still in the planning stages but I don’t see the room being completely Montessori Method just because we don’t typically operate like that in our house (I don’t have any education in it), we are too much go with the flow/trying to stay afloat kind of parents (haha) and because Miss S is in just a regular daycare.  In any case – here is a sneak peak of the mister painting in his PJs.  Needless to say, Sanya goes into this room 1-2 a day just to admire the finish walls.

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Since it’s the end of the summer we are trying to figure out when we’ll be doing our annual trip to the Toronto Midway.  I really go for the food (hello deep fried everaayyy-thaang), the carni games (love watching my man slug a few fast ones for a tiny stuffie :P) and the photography :).  But with the CNE being open, it means Fall is just around the corner – for me that means: pumpkin spice lattes, decorating the house for Halloween and dark moody nail polish!

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Last but not least, I have been trying to be more consious to taking family photos.  Miss S gets tons of photos by herself or with other family members so I realized that she also needs to be able to look back and see pictures with her parents.  Even though it’s a grainy iPhone photo – it’s something!