Thursday, September 30, 2010

...and a bit more on sage

I haven't really introduced you to my little one yet. She is just about 12 weeks old now...which is insane! Soon she will be going to school, then getting married. Slow down time! Here is a photo we had taken when she was brand new.

sage's nursery featured on ohdeedoh!

Yippee! Today Sage's nursery was featured on one of my favourite children's design websites, ohdeedoh. I am so honoured! A lot of love and personal touches went into her room and I'm proud that I am able to share it. Thanks so much to Carrie McBride of ohdeedoh! You can see a few more nursery pics here too.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

baby bloomer bump update: meet sage!

Sorry guys...I've gotten VERY behind on my blogging. But my little one is here and time really seems hard to come by, although things are starting to settle down a tad. Anyhow, I just wanted to post my final Baby Bloomer Bump update. Please meet little Sage Delilah, born July 12, 2010! And at 9 lbs., 11 oz. she was a whopper! Especially since I am kinda little myself. Note my quite 'unkempt' new mommy hairdo in the latest photo! I don't quite have time to blowdry and straighten my hair anymore! But having no time and looking disheveled is so worth it. Sage is a complete joy - a very sweet baby. I will post some more pics of her soon!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hue Home and Colour Inc.

This past month I had the pleasure of working with a lovely lady, Beth Lowenfeld, to create the branding, print materials and website for her new home staging and colour consultation company, Hue Home and Colour Inc. It was such a fun project! And I really loved how all of the materials turned out! The colours are so vibrant. And with a company named 'Hue', that is pretty important!

Take a peek at her new logo, business cards, gift certificates, note cards, folders, and website. We ordered some beautiful chartreuse envelopes to match the notecards and gift certificates...what a purty package when it all came together!

Best of luck, Beth! Your biz seems like it's off to an amazing start already.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

baby bloomer bump update: 9 months {almost there}

Well I'm a little late with this update, but here it is! My last Baby Bloomer bump photo...well at least let's hope that it's the last one, and that the final photo has a baby in it! Things are getting pretty tight and heavy, my feet have swollen to elephant proportions and I'm getting a bit tired of strangers asking if there are twins in there. Nope! Just a really large baby girl. For those of you who don't know me, I'm a pretty tiny person - so I'm not sure how I cooked this baby so big! The doctor thinks she will be at least 8 or 9 pounds. But I am just happy she is doing well and she continues to entertain me with her squirming and by poking out her little elbows, knees and feeties.

The Baby Bloomer {also known as Peanut and Lil Miss Pixie} is almost here! Can't wait to meet her! Can't wait to into introduce her to you!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

happy canada day, eh?

Happy Canada Day! I do feel very lucky to live in this beautiful country of ours. How better to celebrate than to have a good ol' Canadian barbeque and use these cool plates and cups from President's Choice. Adorable!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

painting the door red

Last weekend we decided to paint our front door. It is something that we have been wanting to do for the past 4 years, but I tell ya, this nesting thing is pretty strong and Mister P. and I are tearing through our humongous list of to-dos before the baby arrives and finally crossed this one off.

We chose Sherwin William's 'Red Tomato' - just in time for Canada Day, although completely unintentional! We think we like it - but is it too bright? Too orangey? It is definitely growing on me and I think it looks pretty quirky beside our massive mess of daisies.

Monday, May 31, 2010

baby bloomer bump update: 8 months

Oopsy...about 2 weeks late posting these pics, but here I am at 8 months - almost there! What a transformation. Remember how I used to say how fast the pregnancy was going? Well that has all changed! Mostly because I feel gigantic, stretched, slow and maybe just a tad waddly. I've heard the 'stretched belly' feeling likened to Joan River's face after having plastic surgery - yep, pretty much! It's getting harder to walk up the stairs, especially in my 3-story house {4 stories, if you count the basement...ouch}. And yesterday it took me 15 minutes to attempt to buckle on my gladiator sandals - and it didn't end in success. Flip flops it is!

It's also feeling a lot slower because of the anticipation. We just cannot wait to meet the little person who is actively dancing around in my tum. Who will she look like? Will she be artistic {like mom}, or musical {like pops}, or both or neither? So much to look forward to!

Friday, May 14, 2010

my lil shop

I've had an Etsy shop - inBloom Boutique - for a while, however it's been sitting empty and lonely for the last year or two! Finally I have added some artwork to it - some little acrylic paintings. I will be added more to the shop too, including some new 'unbusiness card' and 'mommy card' creations. Take a peek!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

baby bloomer bump update: 7 months

7 months along with my Baby Bloomer, who is also known as Miss Pixie. She is quite an active little thing - lots of kicks, wiggling and aerobics from time to time. Definitely getting there! I can hardly wait to meet my little girl.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

the graphics fairy...who knew?

Remember this post I wrote a while back about creating some easy botanical wall art? Well yesterday I stumbled across another great blog that provides free downloadable vintage clipart - The Graphics Fairy. And with over 1000 followers on her blog, I feel like I'm the last to know about this treasure. Be sure to check out the site - a
ll of The Fairy's clipart would be very cool framed or used in some crafty way!

{All images from The Graphics Fairy}

Friday, April 16, 2010

finally...a new website!

I am excited to finally announce that after two years of trying to get to it, I have launched a brand spanking new website! Amazing how a little one on the way puts a fire under your butt to finish things on your 'list'. The site is not perfect and I have some adjustments to make, but it gives a good overview of my style, and the work I've done. Please check it out and let me know what you think!

Yippee, something crossed off my To Do list! Now onto creating a book of my wedding photos, cleaning the linen closet, painting the front door, and adding a backsplash in the kitchen...

Have a wonderful weekend!