a little of this and a little of that...

Hello...finally catching up with you. So nice to be back. I have some exciting news to share with you soon about a fun styling project I worked on. More on that in a few weeks ;) So I've got a bit of a mixed bag blog post for you today.

I hope September has rolled in smoothly for you. The summer flew by. We spent a month by the sea in Prince Edward Island. Pure bliss. Here is a photo of our beach.

You know when you need to catch your breath and relax? This is what I try to focus on.

Yay! These are the new shelves on the wall over my coffee nook. I've been playing with styling them. That's the fun part :)

The print is from Atelier Eva Juliet on Etsy. The rest is a mix of antique pieces I've picked up at markets and some newer finds such as the milk glasses from West Elm and the teapot from David's Tea.

I baked this cake on the weekend for my son's birthday. 

He says "It's my most favourite cake ever!" 
The recipe is my go-to chocolate cake recipe from Trish Magwood's cookbook Dish Entertain's It's one of those really easy almost one bowl kind of recipes that you will use over and over. It makes great cupcakes too.

The Malteser's or Malted Milk balls, if you are south of the border, are a yummy way to cover up a less than stellar icing job.

and ...

We finally got around to hanging our gallery wall in the dining room. There are a few items I want to tweek but I'm pretty happy with it.

I'm trying to decide whether to keep this gorgeous mirror I bought from Ikea.

Stockholm Mirror, Ikea

The plan is to hang it on the empty wall at the end of the table. What do you think? The only caveat is that the light fixture is centered in the room. It is asymmetrical on purpose to hide that it doesn't hang in the centre of that back wall. A friend suggested I hang the mirror off centre and add a longer piece of art or object to it's side. I thought that was a clever idea.

I'd love to hear your thoughts.



  1. Looove the mirror; but is it in ikea in toronto?? It isn't listed on their cdn website :(

    1. Hi Annie, yes I bought the mirror at the Etobicoke location. They had several but that was a few weeks ago. I too, had trouble finding it on their Cdn site. Good luck!


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