been so busy...

i have been neglectful and have not posted in soooo long. i am furiously working towards a chic interior at home and been bogged down by the dreaded day job (lol).
i am itching to post very soon, please bear with me.

in the meantime, give someone you care about a hug, chances are they need it. xo {image via cute overload}


soia & kyo

i was fortunate enough to snag an invite to the s/s 09 show for soia & kyo. cool show, though it's unfair to get excited about light spring jackets when the harshness of winter is looming....anyways, i enjoyed it. i saw some really nice leather jackets which is something to look forward to and the colours were perfect for spring. also, lots of cropped sleeves which i adore for warmer seasons...can't wait!
sorry for the bad photos, i was too busy watching the clothes!



so, we are waiting impatiently for our lola sofa to arrive....still waiting. in all fairness, it is being handmade to our specifications in vancouver, so it being a truly canadian product makes me exceptionally happy. though, 8 weeks is a painfully long time to wait especially when your trusty futon from your bygone "student" days is suffering so very badly :(
we've also got the re-decorating bug and i have come across some things that would make lola feel more at home.....

here is our couch,sorta (we have dark wooden legs and it's a darker gray)

and i'm thinking cushions with this fabric from daisyjanie would look smart

i also found this wooden table on etsy that i think would look really spiffy with the new addition



had fantastic weekend, i made thanksgiving dinner for the fotheringham clan and feasted something fierce! some food was experimental (asparagus with almond sauce, buttered spaghetti squash with parmesan cheese), but i think i have found my classics. i found a recipe for sausage stuffing that i have made two years in a row and i think is super yummy. i made my favorite side, cranberry sauce with bright, beautiful fresh cranberries and dark brown sugar; i'm doing it this way from now on, no more frozen cranberries and white sugar! joe's mum baked a scrumptious pumpkin pie, we still have leftovers that I am savouring.

anyways, weren't able to make to les vergers lafrance to pick apples this year, but found some crazy/cute pumpkins at the atwater market :) we had a mini carving contest, and it was tough to pick a winner so everybody won for good spirit!

I even made a centre piece, martha stewart would be proud, and the food looked good (although my marshmallows for the sweet potatoes weren't browned due to poor time management on my part, oops)

lol, unfortunately the spaghetti squash was not my favorite....

joe, setting the mood with our makeshift "chandelier"

the pumpkin carving competition was heating up....

the scary finished products. of course, no templates were used in the creation of these jack-o-lanterns, lol ;)

lou and lee

happiness is: new headbands form lou and lee. so pretty.

i heart you

such a cute idea. i'm for sure getting one of these shirts from Dahl + Dane = True Love Always for myself, with the name of my beloved, mr. f {le sigh}. i just like how there are different shirt styles and colours. there are even organic options and their dyes are waterbased, so good for your heart and good for mama earth.fyi - the design duo are an adorable couple, Dahl and Dale. Dahl (Alison Kelly) designs clothes and is from project runway fame and Dale is from the band salt and samovar.

i'm home!

being in the dominican republic was amazing and sunny and hot. had a blast but so happy to be back in my home and getting ready to make my thanksgiving feast.....