Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Physics of the Quest

In the end, I've come to believe in something I call "The Physics of the Quest." A force in nature governed by laws as real as the laws of gravity. The rule of Quest Physics goes something like this: If you're brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter, old resentments, and set out on a truth-seeking journey, either externally or internally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher and if you are prepared, most of all, to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be withheld from you.

Elizabeth Gilbert - Quotation from Eat, Pray, Love

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Roslyn Boutique Fall 2010

I ventured down to Chi-town last weekend to visit my friend Rosie. As soon as I arrived in Chicago it started to hail and then proceeded to start pouring buckets of rain. I managed to get a few shots of Rosie's beautiful store, but the light just wasn't the best, and there was no time to go back because of the ba-jillion bridesmaid dresses I had to try on during the weekend.

I would live in this joint if I could. The displays are amazing.

Elise has set up a little shop in the corner of the store. It is the cutest. But it also is in the very back of the store, so the light wasn't good enough to do her space justice. That's as much blogging as I can muster up today.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bungalow Love

I saved the best home for last. This is my dream house. Hands down. Bar None. I love the quirk. I love its charm. I love the kick of colour. I love that it has polish but at the same time says come jump on the bed, put your feet on the couch, make a mess in my kitchen. Perfection.

They sold this house. For 1.6 million dollars this year. They being Mark and Sunrise Ruffalo. All pictures courtesy of Domino Magazine.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Taking a break from home inspiration to talk about our Spooktacular weekend. Rowan's fireman costume arrived the day before his daycare's Halloween party. It was cutting it very close, even though I ordered it from ebay about three weeks ago. The quality of that outfit was amazing. He wanted to wear it to bed the first night he tried it on. He wore it to the hockey store while James was buying a new stick...You get the point. He wants to wear it everywhere.

Here are little snippets of the Halloween decor. I used the MME Blackbird line to create the little banner that I hung on the fireplace.

I can't begin to explain how many leaves have fallen off the trees. This is Rowan in all his snotty gloriousness. The boy has an obscene amount of buggers lately. Usually, I make sure there are no bats in the cave before I take pictures, but I wanted to take a few au naturel. He'll love these when he gets older ;)

A few pictures of Rowan in his fireman's costume. This was his first Halloween where we went around the block and actually knocked on doors. It was a little overwhelming for him. We managed to hit about eight places before we called it a night and went back to grandma's to pass out candy to the children. That was his favourite part. Giving candy to all the kids and seeing their costumes.

Rowan helping Daddy carve out a pumpkin at grandmas.

Walking through the mass of leaves before trick or treating.