scenes from our weekend by meg

Hi friends! Well it's Tuesday which means I am little tardy on this post but with a short week ahead, it means we are cram jamming to get everything done. The weekend was grey and wet and rather depressing to be frank. We are all so darn desperate for some summer and it simply hasn't arrived. On the plus side, we managed to sneak about town running errands and popping in to a few of our favourite spots. Kitten and the Bear for a delicious scone and a hot cup of coffee adorned our hands while popping in to a couple of vintage stores. I scoured a few Persian rug shops but haven't quite found the one I am looking for. I did however have a very exciting chat on an upcoming collaboration that is going to make my little girls room something really special. 

We rode our bikes to the park before the torrential rain came and likely pushed that swing one million times. The baby is completely obsessed and I just adore it. She yells 'wee' with every swing back and forth. 

Oysters and some tasty wine with a friend started the weekend off right and I love cocktails on the deck in the evening. It feels like at that time, we really have nothing to do or think about expect enjoy each others company. 

We ended our weekend with painting indoors. How fun to do these things with the girls. They love it just as much as I do and sharing in this passion together is something really special. You can check out a few pieces I put up online

Hope the week has been off to a lovely start for all of you and the holiday (although smack dab in the middle of the week) is a nice time to unwind with family and friends. Happy Canada Day!

 

peace out by meg

Well, it is officially vacation mode for the munchkins. School wrapped yesterday and we are off to a pretty great start with warm weather, cool snacks and a clean house. I have been absolutely bonkers around home lately with the cleaning. Cob webs and scuff marks have reared their ugly heads and I am so done with all of it. The house feels like it is starting to show its age and it definitely needs a little TLC. I managed to overhaul the craft closet that was so desperate for new storage containers and of course a good purge. I say it all the time but it nauseates me to see the things we have cumulated over the years that have absolutely no use. Even more shocking is that I actually think I am on the minimalist end of things so I cannot even fathom how some can function with drawers and closets bursting at the seams. To each their own, my neurotic ways seem to suit us fairly well. 

I plan to hire someone to come in and give the house a fresh coat of paint. The ceilings in particular need a lot of love. In between this, I will continue to streamline things and naturally a good old garage sale will be in order. Best way to purge quickly is to practically give things away for free and you know a garage sale is exactly that.

Our weekend ahead has minimal plans which will lend itself well to some gardening and puttering around the house. I am most excited to share a cocktail on the deck with the hubs and snuggle with my babes.

Have a lovely first weekend of summer everyone, I hope it is hot hot hot.

a drink for mom. spiked lavender lemonade by meg

While perusing one of my favourite online blogs, Mothermag the other day, I stumbled upon this lovely little cocktail and naturally had to share it. I am such a sucker for lemonade. In fact, its tangy sweetness is a real favourite around our household. This one however, is not for the babes but rather for the adults or lets just make it for the mamas for today because we sure deserve a drink don't we?!!

The full recipe is here and I plan to make a few glasses over the weekend while embracing these first official days of summer. Enjoy!

the hottest in hacienda by meg

If I could even find the words to describe how lust worthy this space is but really I am a little speechless. This space has everything we could dream of in a home. Leave it to EST Mag to feature this beauty amongst all of their other stunning daily inspiration. 

This Spanish Hacienda designed by Axel Verdvoordt is currently home to Calvin Klein in Miami Beach Florida. The space as you can see, has the most ethereal, relaxed atmosphere. Very little items adorn the space and the modern elements are the perfect juxtaposition to the old world Hacienda feel. The rich textures and that kitchen are things I see in my dreams. Should I have 16 million right now, I could actually purchase this since it is for sale. For more details you can catch the feature here.