Thursday, November 3, 2011

fall family road trip

this fall we took a family trip to victoria, it was beautiful as usual
 aya loved this window in our hotel
 one of my favourite parts of trips to the island is going to butterfly world, i love it there! 
and then there was halloween once we were back. aya was a fat cat bear creature, she loved trick or treating sooo much! since she's not allowed sugar i got to eat all of her candy.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

aya's 1st birthday

we had aya's first birthday's these last couple Sundays, one with family and one with friends. i was telling a fellow mom at the park that i threw two and she was saying it's not really worth the effort because they don't remember it anyway. but in our ideal state we live our lives in the here and the now...i think all babies live like that. and aya had fun! she loves hanging out with people and especially other babies, so it was well worth it for me. plus she'll have 1st birthday photographs to "remember" it by:)

my mom got her this little rocking horse which she loves!
happy birthday aya! xx

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

chai tea

fall is a time of change and i wanted to get my kitchen painted happy colours before it's i painted it pink! the colour scheme is inspired by flower tea which i love dearly.
 pink with cream accents which is also the same colours as my hair right now! my hairdresser said my hair looked like it had been dyed with flowers and tea which is fine by me.
 here is a recipe i've used for chai tea from scratch for quite a few years now. it tastes great, warms you up from the inside and makes your place smell great, i'm a little obsessed...

6 tbs honey
1 tsp ground cardamon
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp mace
pinch ground cayenne
3 tsp vanilla
3 cups water
1 tea ball of favourite tea leaves

combine everything and bring to a boil. turn burner to low and simmer 10 min. let stand and cool. strain spices and tea leaves and store in a glass jar in the fridge. shake well before serving. serve by adding 1/2 cup chai with 1/2 cup milk (i prefer almond) hot or cold. 


Thursday, August 4, 2011


i've been doing a lot of crafting lately, i made a bird mobile...
and hung it above ayas bed...
 i stumbled upon the idea here...
and you can download the pattern here...
i made a doll for alice and a doll for aya. they didn't turn out how i was expecting them to, they're more like little aliens but aya loves hers!
 i've been making more owls...
i decided it was time to start doing more upholstery, it's one of my favourite things to do; taking something old and turning it into something new. i found this beat up old chair at a garage sale and had to have it. i wish i had a before picture, but here it is now post refinishing and recovering...
and these are pillows i made for aya, i had to get this fabric when i saw it!

lots more crafty things to come <3

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

sanaun islands

we just got back from a yachting trip to sucia island (one of the sanaun islands). 
aya hated her life jacket!
we hiked around half of the island
it took awhile but one of my favourite parts of being a mom is cuddling aya till she falls asleep...aya & her sleepy bunny <3

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

aya & isabella

here are some photos from this summer in a westend park with aya and isabella...
♥happy summer♥
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