Thursday, 29 September 2011

Taormina, Italy

We're back from our Sicilian adventure but had a great time, as great of a time as we could have with little bit in tow anyway. It's not exactly a snap traveling with an almost three year old, but we did have a very nice time. Our hotel was comfortable and in a great location with a spectacular view. We could see Mt. Etna (an active volcano) from our lovely hotel patio, and the charming town, Taormina, was just a short walk from our hotel. We enjoyed the beach, the food, the scenery, a wonderful boat tour, a walk up to the Greek Theater, and the people were so friendly too. I'd love to go back when Lois is a bit older, when we can go snorkeling, take an excursion up to Mt. Etna, eat out past 7PM.... 
All photos here with my iPhone, using Instagram.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Getting out of Town

We're headed to Italy this week, and I can't wait! We'll be at the bottom of the boot, in Sicily. I'll see you in a week with a full report.
Found image in pinterest, here and processed it in camerabag

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

In Bloom: Saipua

Homemaking is made better with flowers, don't you think? On the weekends Andrew often brings home flowers from the farmer's market, and they usually always last a week, sometimes up to two weeks (if I'm good about changing the water, etc.). I love having flowers in the house. Wether we have flowers in bloom in our house or not, I also love the Saipua blog, where I can see beautiful photos of flowers every day.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Carry Me: Swarm Bags

I've coveted Leslie Oschman's painted canvas bags for quite a while now. I thought I'd take a peek to see if she had any new ones posted on her site and I saw these great, new bags that she's made. They're made from vintage fabrics and linens, with vintage embroidery hoops as handles. I just love them! So now I want one of these too. Images from the Swarm web site. 

Wednesday, 7 September 2011


Recently I paid a visit to the Rust jewelry showroom. I've been a long-time reader of Artemis' blog, junkaholique and have always admired her handcrafted jewelry. For some time now I've wanted to have a look at her jewelry and showroom in person, and to meet her of course! I purchased a fox necklace, like the one shown below, and I just love it. I had a locket in mind when I went for my appointment, but I fell in love with the little fox. The fox I choose was created from a mold that Artemis carved. It was also just really nice to browse the showroom, looking at all the beautiful jewelry and Artemis' creative, junk inspired styling.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Good Reads: Mollie Makes

I've found a new magazine that I love: Mollie Makes. I first read about the British craft magazine on Alicia Paulson's beautiful blog. Her studio is featured in one of the early issues. Unfortunately I missed that one, but I'm happy to have found the magazine. It's really wonderful. Finally, a great craft magazine! I feel that the majority of craft magazines on newsstands are stuck in a previous decade. But this magazine features current designers and crafters, both their work and studios, and it features fun, contemporary projects, and it has a great vintage-modern aesthetic. Making, thrifting, collecting, crafting... here's a peek at Mollie Makes.