Wednesday, April 23, 2014

instagramer to follow / building walnut farm

Just a quick post for today. If you're on Instagram I wanted give you a heads up to follow the account "Building Walnut Farm". I have an Instagram crush on them - every single post is consistently good. Although I love a lot of Instagram accounts, this one makes me want to move out to the country and build a farmhouse.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

obsessed with / succulents

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I'm obsessed with succulents. I think it started two summers ago when I made these Concrete Planters. Between that Summer and today, West Elm got in on the fun, I've designed a line of prints after them,  drooled over anything that has succulents in a design and pinned everything that has to do with these plants. And Prickly Pears. I can't get enough of them. (They were even on a cover of Elle Decor recently, although for the life of me I can't find the picture) The name is enough to love them. Here are some of my favourite finds. :)

See more finds on Etsy here. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Southworks Antiques, Cambridge Ontario

Aubrey and I were out in the Cambridge area on Sunday. With a few hours to spare I googled "Antique stores" and found Southworks Antiques.  It was pretty fun place visit, but even before walking through the doors, my thrifting self knew that I wasn't going to be going here for deals. Instead, this is a spot where people have already "picked" items and are displaying them in booths for you to shop. The pro to visiting a place like this, is that if you're looking for some "ah-ha's" for your home - unique things to decorate with, you will find something. I almost guarantee it. The downside is, it's not the same as the pricing in Cottage country or, thrift shops in Toronto. So if you're going for a deal, it's not really you're spot. But if you're going with looking for really cool stuff to add some "ah-ha's" to your home, then this is your place. I fell in love with the vintage milk bottles above for their interesting logo design, how great would those be in a kitchen as a collection?

Friday, April 18, 2014

bits + pieces, a reflection on my blog + content

bits + pieces from over on instagram
Someone wrote a response to a post this week that they felt my blog was becoming "soulless". Although no one enjoys hearing criticism, no matter how worded, I did feel that at the core of what they were saying was that my content had changed (and they weren't too pleased) While contemplating the comment, I felt that this post from 2012 where I addressed a shift in content on my blog is just as applicable today as it was as the day that I wrote it.

Content shifts on personal blogs, such as my own, are a natural occurrence over time. Is it even necessary to address? No, not all the time. But perhaps it needs to be done in this case as my content shift this time is less about no longer doing renovations, but  more so to do with the incorporation of monetization - in particular, affiliate links.