February 2013

VEST: Club Monaco (1997-ish) – SWEATSHIRT: C/O The Gap – SHIRT:H&M – JEANS:The Gap – BOOTS: C/O Joules Wellies

I’m a huge fan of buying less, only buying what you love and need – I even dumped my feelings all over this post about it. This  basic snowy day “let’s go to get bagels” outfit, is filled with some of my most favorite items – items I wear alllll the time, items that are easily paired with pretty much everything else in my closet. This vest for instance, I have worn it every fall and spring season since I bought it all the way back in GRADE 10! I have professed my love for this simple puffy black vest many times throughout the 16-ish years I’ve owned it – I still remember wearing this vest in high school because it hid my pack of cigarettes well in the pocket (I know, ewwwww!), and my sister sneakily taking it from my closet only to pretend later that she never wore it. This vest is like a song, that brings back memories every time I wear it (super cheesey and nerdy I know), but I’m pretty sure I already gave that up in the photos.

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· February 28, 2013 · in Daily,My Style



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ANDREA FROM HI, SMALL WOULD WEAR: 01.Tee 02.Jeans 03.Shoes 04.Clutch

TO THE FLEA MARKET: image via Orlando Designs

SHE WOULD USE: 05.Tape Measure 06.Shopping Basket 07.Umbrella 08.Hand Sanitizer 09.Water Bottle

The lovely Andrea runs a sweet little etsy shop filled with curated goodies for little ones, she is a Momma to one of the sweetest little boys around, she shares he stunning photography (and adorable little family) on Hi, Small Blog and her Instagram account might be one of the most beautiful and happy feeds around (it’s a MUST follow).

 

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· February 27, 2013 · in Daily,Mom Time Out



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KINGSTON | HAT:H&M (his sisters) – COAT:Zara – TEE: C/O Osh Kosh – CARDIGAN: C/O Shana and Toad – JEANS:Zara – SHOES:Old Navy similar

HARLOW | HAT:The Gap – COAT:The Gap – CARDIGAN:Joe Fresh similar – TOP: C/O Osh Kosh – JEANS: C/O Downeast Basics – SOCKS:H&M – BOOTS:H&M

Never and never ever have been popular words as of late – but of course they are never used in the proper context, as brand new words go. Sometimes I like to let words totally slide when they are said or used incorrectly, because it’s to so flipping cute to hear Chicken (when she means Kitchen) or Planet Earth (when he means home). But never to I let the incorrect use of never go, since the moment the word became confused (how, I do not know).

It’s a word that now pops up in almost every conversation: “we have never ever been there before” when referring to the subway or the corner of our block, OR “you never gave me a hug” when it has been all of 2 minutes since the last one, OR “we never had sugar before” when for goodness sake, OR “let’s go to this place, since we’ve never been there before” when speaking about the condos behind them in the photos. of course you have. Never is one of those words (among MANY others) that, when used improperly in front of the wrong adults, could make Mommy and Daddy look like either, really questionable or really awesome parents.

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· February 26, 2013 · in Daily,Little Style



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Last week I posted a super simple DIY on how to resurrect a sad little toddler belt , and make it something even better. This week, another super duper simple DIY on how to make a belt for your toddler – this one will take you…2 minutes.

SUPPLIES:

  • mom’s old belt. or a new under $5 one, without jazzy top stitching (like this one)
  • glue gun
  • scissors

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  • Place the belt around the little ones waist, or lay it down beside one of thier old belts. Take your trusty scissor and cut the belt to fit the right size. Cut the end on a fancy angle or rounded edge, or just poker straight.
  • Take your handy glue gun and run a thin bead along the new cut edge. I waited a couple moments and used my finger to smooth out the glue. This will prevent the edge from getting all worn and torn from use.
  • I used a corkscrew to drill new holes to fit, or if you want to get all fancy take it to the cobbler they usually have a leather punch (even though this is not even in the leather family).

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· February 25, 2013 · in Daily,DIY



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documenting those EVERYDAY moments : 7/52 – Snowflake Catching.

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· February 22, 2013 · in Daily,The Everyday



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mama watters, its the little things, mom time out, mom break, adult time, mom style, cooking break AMANDA (aka Mama Watters) FROM IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS WOULD WEAR: 01.Glasses  02.Sweats  03.Apron  04.Slippers

TO CREATE DINNER RECIPES: image via @mamawatters

SHE WOULD USE: 05.Dutch Oven  06.Cookbook  07.Oven Mitt  08.Verjuice  09.Utensils  10.Salt Bowl  11.Mortar and Pestle

As a full time middle school English teacher and mama of one energetic tot, I jump at the opportunity for some mom time out.  Each and every night I find solace in our cozy little kitchen where my stress melts away with each turn of the wooden spoon.  The likelihood of cooking with no one (cough* cough* Stella) running through my legs is rare, but that doesn’t mean I can’t put on my apron and compile an array of random ingredients while backing up Ella Fitzgerald on Pandora, right?  For me, there has always been something so comforting about creating a meal for my family.  The stirring, the smelling, the savoring as I go…all of this is very cathartic for me.   It is a ritual that I look forward to before we sit down and share our days with one another.  Not only is cooking a way to get some precious me time, but also serves as an expression of love for my family.

Make sure you check out Amanda’s adorable blog, she has a serious talent with words and a super talent of making adorable babies!

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· February 21, 2013 · in Daily,Mom Time Out



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HAT:Zara (2011) – SWEATER:H&M (2011) – SHIRT:H&M – LEGGINGS: C/O American Apparel – BOOTS:Zara (similar)

It’s coo coo crazy that this coming weekend is the last one in February – crazy AWESOME! I really try not to wish time away, just winter and February. If you look up February in a dictionary I’m sure you will see CABIN FEVER as the main description. We have been chasing what little light peeks through the clouds, indoors (where it’s warm) – hanging out taking pics in stairwells, I think that’s a symptom of cabin fever. I am SO excited for March, the window to spring – I’m not kidding myself that spring will come next month, but it is the window and boy I cannot wait to see some grass, leaves and sunshine through it!

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· February 20, 2013 · in Daily,Little Style



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Everyday that we all have zero work or school obligations, we like to make a family day – lately it’s only one day a week that it actually happens, so it’s even more special. Yesterday though, that was a technical statutory holiday (for 5 out of 12 Canadian provinces and territories) called Family Day – a stat day created to break up the drab zero holiday month called February. So what does one do on a holiday (which isn’t actually a holiday) called Family Day? Probably something really creative like spend the day with family and hit up the museum (and stay out of the cold, so tired of hiding from her).

The kids love The ROM, King is now asks questions about most things and is super interested in everything – they were two hyper little sponges walking through the ROM, rather then the usual two little race cars racing through and barely glancing at a thing.

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· February 19, 2013 · in Real Life



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