Woah, that's the longest break from my blog I have ever taken. I am finding Instagram so much easier. To write a decent blog post takes time, have to take photos with my camera which requires me to edit and upload onto the computer. I am just too dang lazy. Also I have been really thinking about my blog, what I want it to be, do I want it to go anywhere, and if so,  do I need to simplify my name, or just use my name instead of something else? I had dreams of venturing into design, hence the name, but I can't see myself actually enjoying the business aspect of it, so that is not a reality anymore. Maybe I should just be hodge:podge, as that is what my blog is full of, a mix of gobbly goo. Or should I just be my name, like other bloggers? Or is that just so yesterday already? 


What do you see my blog as?  I do enjoy showing everyone that renting shouldn't limit you design-wise. I loved interviewing fabulous Canadians in my So Canadian, eh? series, but that was soooo time consuming.  Not sure what my niche is. Would love your two bits.

Even though I left my blog stagnant, I have been busy with a few projects. I am almost finished custom roman blinds for our master bedroom! Hoping to head to Ikea to get my favourite drapes to add an extra layer to the windows!

I have been adding a few blue and white bowls to my collection.

Can't help myself.

And this lamp came home with me from Target, which by the way is leaving Canada. Waaaaah!. Only now that they are exiting our lovely country, are their shelves fully stocked. That was not the case for the past 18 months. So sad, really. 

I have been trying to decorate slowly, not make rash decisions. I really want our home to feel like a home and not a showcase for a photo op. I want it to reflect who we are, and not fill it with trendy things. I don't want it to look like thousands of other bloggers homes, which frankly I find so boring and lacking any design aesthetic. So with that in mind, I will practice slow blogging as well. Why fill this blog with "filler" posts?  I want to be filled with authenticity and inspiration. 

And my 5 year blogiversary came and went in October. 


I feel I have come a long way with in those 5 years. Life has changed, my priorities have changed but I still enjoy blogging even if it is every once in a while. I have had many exciting opportunities land on my lap, met fabulous people (many who I can call a good friend now) and have felt the whole world open up! Being a mom to one still at home, moving this past summer and teaching Kindergarten/grade one has kept me busy. So glad that I have many friends that have stuck by, thank you. Hugs and kisses to you all!