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So we’re in a pandemic still.

Woah. So, this whole Covid s**t messed up the first half of 2020, and pretty much my daily life, that I knew. Oscar is home, Aubrey is home, my work pretty much came to a complete standstill but then, I quickly pivoted out of necessity and actually found my groove in a new pivot for the business. (Sometimes great things come out of awful situations.) But that’s another post. But we’re doing ok, and have our health. But man, oh man, all of the ideas I had to have a happy scheduled series of posts here went out the window, the minute we were doing school from home. Have you even had time to READ blogs?

It has been so ridiculously fast paced for us, that I have obviously neglected this space. And yet, I have so much that would be so fitting to write about here on this blog. Hopefully you follow on instagram, as many of the projects I’ve written about there. But alas, if you don’t – don’t fret (I know you’re fretting, it’s a big deal right?) I will post here.

But a few updates. We’ve travelled to the cottage, done lots of little projects around the house, and have more on the horizon.

I’ve moved my office to the studio, and we’ve all played musical chairs, and moved Aubrey to my old office in the basement and are in the process of building Oscar a new desk area down there too. As a gift to myself for the new studio, I bought a vintage Safe-t Cup Light, that I’ve always wanted. (You can find them on eBay, and Etsy – though on Ebay I find the prices way more reasonable)

We’re redoing our siding on the back of the house (see above) and finding siding, and people to do siding has been the worst. Again, full blog post will follow – but the house hasn’t changed since this photo a few months ago. So you’re not missing any awesome updates.

I needed to rip off the bandaid and say hello, and do a post, but with a little summer vacation coming up I’m hoping to dedicate some hours to writing. Hope everyone is staying as sane as possible, healthy and relaxed.

xo Linds

In Bits + Pieces/ Lindsay

Blogging like it’s 2004

I’m not quite sure what it is, or, what has shifted, but I’m actually feeling back to my old self of blogging – to the days where I didn’t feel like there was a formula or, audience reading the post. The way I used to write in 2004. I once again feel the enjoyment of it and I’m less concerned about presentation of a post and just genuinely sharing random things that I love.  I don’t wait for a comment any longer because my joy of a post is no longer whether someone feels the need to reply, but it’s in the process of putting it together.

I used to do this – waaaay back when. But then the blog world go weird, I lost my love of it and fell into this weird “in between” space – somewhere between the boom of blog popularity to the shift to Instagram. But I like to write, I like to compile things I love – my blog is my hobby. It’s nice to be back at it with a positive mindset.

In Bits + Pieces

Bits + Pieces – Summer Edition Part 1

Oye. The Summer is going by rather quickly. I’ve been meaning to post but alas, it has been a bit of a whirlwind start to the season. We started off the Summer, the weekend of my 40th birthday, with a trip to the Emergency room with Oscar. A few hours after being admitted, my brave little man was in surgery getting his appendix taken out. The surgeons were amazing, and the nurses taking care of him afterwards were also fantastic. I stayed at the hospital every night, sleeping on one of those chairs that turn into a bed (that was surprisingly comfy). It was the worst seeing Oscar in pain, but I was so thankful that we knew what was going on and there was a solution to it.

The appendicitis was so bad, that it took awhile for him to recover – but I’m happy to report that a few days after getting home (he had to stay a few days), he was chomping down popsicles and getting some of the Oscar-isms back. He was most excited to make it home in time for the release of Super Mario Maker 2 on the Switch. And Nintendo Canada was lovely enough to notice (I made reference to it on Instagram) – and sent him this lovely gift of a sweet note, some sticker sheets and Mario Hard Hats…

A week after he got home from the hospital, we headed to Haute Goat near Toronto, a birthday gift / expedition. Here you get to hang out with goats (GOATS!) and at the end of the day sit on the grass and snuggle with them. My Mom adores goats, and we brought her along. Honestly, it was THE best experience ever.

Seriously, goats are hilarious.

The baby goats weren’t great at following the pack, so Oscar was right in there helping get them moving.

I mean. That FACE.

New planters from HomeSense got some Lavender – I’ve decided that Lavender not only smells beautiful, but they make a gorgeous statement when planted in groups. Bring on more lavender next year.

xo Linds