I'm taking a page from the lovely bloggess Saige Wisdom and am posting about one of my many obsessions. Today, it's little teepees. Every magazine or blog I read seem to showcase a teepee of some kind and I must say I like! We have a circus tent from Ikea that is pretty fantastic, but there's something about a teepee that is, frankly, pretty friggin' cool. I have some bamboo that used to just sit in a vase in a corner of our playroom and I almost threw it out, but thank goodness it's still in my garage collecting dust. Now I can use it to add a kiddie teepee to my very long list of DIY projects that I want to complete.
For now, here are some teepees that are really pretty to look at. They, along with others can be found on this Pinterest page.
Hey there, it's been a while. Since going back to work this past September after a 15 month maternity leave with O, let's just say that sh*t got real. I became a working mother with two littles. I also switched from teaching grade four to grade three, so I pretty well regressed to feeling like a first year teacher. Translation; I basically floundered in every aspect of my life and blogging got kicked to the curb. I've had ideas for posts, but they never translate from my head to the computer. Well, I'm back and I hope someone is still out there to read!
The title of this post pretty well sums it up, but a kitchen banquette is (sadly) what I'm dreaming about these days. We have a combined kitchen/dining area and space is limited. Plus, we have a wall that juts out, which we though would be the perfect place for a banquette. We can shift everything over and make more space for the littles to do laps. around the kitchen. I've been told that this project is set to begin at the beginning of April and I am ecstatic! Here are a few banquettes that I have been pinning for inspiration. Time to go shopping for fabric! BTW, the rest of the banquettes I've been stalking online can be found on this Pinterest board. Stay tuned for updates about our banquette project.
The time has finally come. After 15 months of maternity leave, I'm heading back to work on Monday! I've been saying that I'm glad to be going and I'm not nervous, but my crabby and anxious mood might tell otherwise. I will be teaching third grade for the first time, well, if you don't count my first year teaching, but that's a gong show of a story for another day.
Honestly, I'm scared, anxious, excited, tense because I'm leaving my baby boy; however, as shallow as it may sound, I'm elated to get to wear those coveted new school clothes. As a kid, do you remember going shopping for new clothes and school supplies at the end of summer with those butterflies fluttering around the pit of your stomach in anticipation of the new school year? That is exactly how I'm feeling and focusing on that to avoid stressing over the grown up details of having to go back to work. So, having said that in my usual long-winded fashion, here's my little back to school wish list. Thanks for reading!
Duncan to Belle: "You know, my favorite thing is walking in the woods."
Belle's reply: "Not me. I like playdough." Fair enough.
"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."
During the past while, I haven't really done anything interesting worth noting, which makes for a lack of inspiration and a snooze of a blog (I sure know how to sell it eh!), but a few weeks ago, we headed down to Fundy National Park for a little hike and some fresh air so I thought I would share. Oli made himself quite comfy in the baby backpack carrier and Belle was a little trooper, hiking two different trails while getting a nature lesson from Duncan. Afterward, we stopped in the village of Alma for some fish and chips. Aside from having to teach Belle how to pee in the woods on the fly, I'd say it was a great day. Here are a few pics. Thanks for reading!