Wednesday, December 21, 2011

client highlight: introducing...sonny jackson

I has the pleasure of working with Sonny Jackson recently to design a website for her new company, Sonny Jackson, Chartered Accountant Professional Corporation.

What a wonderful experience it was! Sonny had a vision of what she wanted for her website: a bulletin board that had her information 'pinned' to it. Something rustic with a vintage vibe - not to stuffy or dry, as many accounting websites can be. She wanted a bean counter image to add some relevance and interest. But it was important that the website be professional enough to present to bigger clients.

I love the colours and the feel of the site. It came together beautifully {probably because Sonny was so organized and efficient and easy to work with! I would definitely hire her to be my accountant, no doubt}. Please take a peek at her brand new website, and the services she offers. Congrats Sonny!

cool kitchen

My dad bought this little beauty for Christmas our Sage. It's the KidKraft Espresso Kitchen. And she is going to love it. Hey, I think I'm in love with it! Many-an-hour will be spent playing with this kitchen set, opening and closing the doors, drawing on the chalkboard, and making cool 'meals'. Her Grammy is getting her pots and pans and fake food. I'm so excited for her to see it! Boy Christmas is just so much more fun, seeing it through the eyes of kids.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

goop app

I got my GOOP email today, and they introduced a new GOOP City Guide app. The illustrations for the app really caught my eye - I love these little delicate watercolours, and they remind me a bit of the Daily Candy watercolours that are so pretty too. Illustrator Bernadette Pascua created these. They are so cute and are reminding me to break out my watercolours! I haven't painted in forever.

The next time I'm in NYC I hope to check out some of Gwyneth's fave spots.

Friday, December 9, 2011

here we grow again

During my first pregnancy, I documented my burgeoning belly in photos each month and I decided to do the same this time around. I am four months along now. These are my belly bump photos so far. Here we go grow again!

Monday, December 5, 2011

i'm on pinterest!

Yes, I'm a bit behind the bandwagon. I've been resisting the urge for a while as I figured it was just one more thing to add to my To Do list...but last week I activated my Pinterest account and wow is it a lot of fun, not to mention a tad addictive. It's exactly what I love to do - finding inspiring images, sharing them, viewing other inspiring images too. I'm still working on my collection so my boards are still rather empty. But check back soon {or follow me!}...because it really seems like a lot of nerdy fun.

Friday, December 2, 2011

$4 vinyl tablecloth solution

We don't have a dog that gobbles up all of the spills and crumbs that end up under Sage's high chair. And our floor was getting quite stained and crusty with a medley of old rotten food pieces {the worst is avocado...did you know they eventually turn a horrid black colour? Yuck.}.

As it turns out, a $4 pretty vinyl tablecloth from Loblaws has been the perfect solution! I folded it in half and stuck it under the high chair - and it has protected the floor and my sanity ever since. Since it's plastic, it can easily be wiped, or else turfed and replaced if it gets really grotty. I've had many mommy friends come over recently and comment that it was such a great idea. It seemed simple enough to me, but I just wanted to post it here in case it helps out another mommy {and floor} too!