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12 Mar

BunnySlippers_0006WEB“This year is gonna be all about time and discovery. From places to faces, there will be no wasting time in meaningless stuff. 2014 will be full of new challenges and new adventures with people that matter most to us.” – Artful Desperado

In case you missed our instagram announcement last Friday, we’ve been quietly preparing ourselves for one of our biggest adventures yet! That’s right. We’re expecting a new member to the family on August 18th, 2014  (13 years after we first started dating + 10 years after we were married!) and wanted to share the news with all of you. We’re just over the half way mark and everything has been going well so far (fingers crossed that this doesn’t come back to haunt me later!). Exciting + Crazy + Scary times ahead!

thanks to [stu-di-o] by jeanie for the image and lending us that red chair.

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hello Toronto!

8 Dec

Toronto-1Toronto-2Toronto-3Toronto-4Toronto-5Toronto-6Toronto-7Hello Toronto! Wishing you were nice and warm right now!

pictures taken on my last trip in April

London Fields Shoppe

15 Oct

LFS-interiorI have something to tell you! See that picture above? Welcome to our new store front, London Fields Shoppe!

We’ve been scarce around these parts lately and we are so happy to finally share with you what we have been working on for the past 20 weeks! I know. You are probably thinking “20 weeks for this box with no walls”? Trust me when I say that I had to put aside my only child tendencies and be very patient!

Taking inspiration from Got Craft? and our time in the United Kingdom, London Fields Shoppe was created and named after the area where our favourite market, Broadway Market, takes place in London, UK. We wanted to create a space that reflected our personalities and to share with the community not only work by local designers, but items that we’ve come across during our travels.

We are both mildly overwhelmed and extremely excited! We’re working around the clock (literally as we are working with designers from 3 different continents!) and will be sharing more details soon. In the meantime, sign up for our mailing list to be in the know and for an invite to our opening party! We’ll be sharing the full details soon!

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5 a day

16 Sep

5-a-day-15-a-day-2Woke up this morning to a steady stream of rain falling against the windows. Autumn is my favourite time of the year, but I’m having seasonal dressing adjustment denial and can’t quite put away those sandals and skirts quite yet.

We have been busy prepping for IDSwest and I forgot to post my ‘5 a day’ images from last week so here they are. Thank you so much to everybody that entered to win a pair of tickets to IDSwest. Winners have been contacted, so please check your emails and we look forward to seeing you there! Happy Monday!

pictured above clockwise – the perfect weekend | stuck in traffic | remains of varsity ridge bowl | homemade granola | beneath the granville street bridge

summer love

2 Sep

The-Everyday-1After spending the past two years on and off in the UK, this was the first time since 2010 that we spent summer in Vancouver (BC) and what a beauty it was! We also decided to only accept referals for weddings this summer, which meant that our weekends were free for Farmers Markets, estate sales, and spending quality time with family and friends. (pictured above clockwise – planning session, heirloom tomatoes, iced americano from Matchstick Coffee, and A’hoy goods in Deep Cove)

The-Everyday-2I had planned to start a series over here called ‘5 a day’ where I would post 5 images taken from the past week in one day. Most of the images would be from my phone though, as this is what I normally have handy. Thoughts? It would be similar to my ‘in the city‘ series from 2012 when we were living overseas and it would encourage me to get out and capture more snippets of the everyday.

Anyhow. Enough gabbing. Applications to the Got Craft? holiday show closed last Monday, so there has been a flurry of emails, worksheets, and gathering images for the upcoming look book and website update. It’s hard to believe it is already September, but I’m so excited for the Fall. It is my absolute favourite season! (pictured above – Monsieur Felix, one of the neighbourhood cats)

 

 

A trip to the fair

21 Aug

going-to-the-fair-1going-to-the-fair-2going-to-the-fair-3going-to-the-fair-4going-to-the-fair6going-to-the-fair-5We, with what seems like the entire City of Vancouver, attended the free day event at the Pacific National Exhibition yesterday. The PNE is an annual fair similar to a country fair in the United States with animals, amuseument park rides, fair food, a marketplace, etc. Although, their focus over the past few years seems to have shifted towards more entertainment and less canned goods, quilting, and ribbons for the best pie. This year, the PNE is celebrating their 100th year and you can check out their digital book here to read about it’s history and to view images dating back from the very beginning. The PNE is on until September 2nd, so don’t miss out on the mini donuts and cotton candy – our yearly tradition! What are your fair favourites?

Hey! Just a friendly reminder that vendor applications for the Got Craft? holiday edition on Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th at the Maritime Labour Centre close this Friday, August 23rd at 23:59. For more information including an online application, click here!

the past 3 weeks

21 May

the_everyday_MayIt’s been a while. My 1 week break turned into 3 and although I’m not sure if I’m ready to take on a 5 day / week blogging schedule, I am happy to be back on here. To be honest, I was feeling a bit burnt out after Got Craft and earlier in April went through a small phase of self doubt and needed a change. One of the most important points that I took home from the blogshop Vancouver (more on that soon!) course is to step away from the computer and go experience life in order to create unique content. So what have we been up to? A little bit of everything! I’ll be sharing a few adventures and new finds on here soon. Right now, I need to work on the not so glamourous life of catching up on emails and list making.

Thanks for following along and stopping in!

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