Market Days and Simpler Ways


Cottage life brings with it a simplicity that we don’t always make room for in our city ways, including how we eat and shop.

Yesterdays visit to the local market brought with it a slower pace of life, dreams of one day having a market stall of our own, the best butter tart you will ever have (don’t tell our moms) and piles of fresh produce, some of which will be transformed into some homemade jellies and chutney (more on that coming soon.)
Trees rustling from the lake breeze, conversations buzzing around us between old friends, a walk alongside the lake – there is a lot of beauty in these simple days.
A few photos from our morning at the market.
xo L&S

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And…We’re Back!

After a long silence and a whole lot of life, we are back to blogging and excited to share all of it with you!
Most exciting of all is the arrival of our little girl Eloise, born April 20th healthy, happy and definitely the love of our lives. And just before she made her debut, a big house renovation to open up our main floor and redo the kitchen.
As you can see, we didn’t write about these events in real time on the blog, however we did document them carefully and are looking forward to working our way back to share them with you.
Stay tuned for a series of posts showing you the work we did to transform our main floor, a reveal of Eloise’s bedroom and the occasional post on life as new parents. In addition, we will be sharing with you all the details of the summer ahead which has us spending time as a family of three between our city home and lakeside cottage.
We are also working away on a few little fun projects that will be documented under the “Cottage Collection” page on our blog and an etsy store soon to follow! Check it out and please let us know what you think or if you have any custom requests we might be able to fulfill.
We’re are back and so excited to Share this Life of ours once again with all of you.
xo L+S (and now E!)



A last minute gift wrapping DIY!

Wreath 5With Christmas Eve just around the corner we have been busy wrapping up our gifts and getting prepared for the holidays surrounded by loved ones and too much cheese.

Wreath 1I am a firm believer in brown paper packages, but decided to add a little flare this year with some really simple wreath decorations! All done up to the soundtrack of made for TV Christmas movies, gift wrapping is definitely one of my favourite parts of the holidays!

Wreath 2For this easy DIY all you will need are some Rosemary Sprigs, Red Balls (could use berries, pom poms, you name it!) and a glue gun!

Wreath 3A little gentle bending will shape those rosemary twigs into little wreaths and a bit of glue connecting them should hold everything right into place.

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Happy Wrapping!

Wishing you and yours a holiday season full of love, light and beautiful moments together.

xo L&S