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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 Christmas/ Lindsay/ shopping/ Toronto

Toronto Shop Love / Kendall & Co.

Oscar was home sick this week but I needed to get out of the house and break up the routine, so my boys and I headed out to a shop I had been following on Instagram for a short time - Kendall & Co. I had seen their epic window display of ornaments on IG and I needed to see them myself.  The boys were initially reluctant to go, but once they stepped inside, they were just as enamoured as I was. I have never seen such a brilliant display of awesome, unconventional ornaments. If you're in Toronto, you must visit this gem of a store in Cabbagetown. I bought a few gorgeous ornaments and have decided it must be a tradition to go back every December to pick out a new one.  xo Lindsay

Kendall & Co. / 514 Parliament Street, Toronto  / Instagram

In Lindsay

New family member!

Meet Jake!! He’s the newest addition to our little family. We now have two cats, one little dog, and two snails (Gary and Stephen). He is the SWEETEST pup. He’s already 6 months old and came with the name Jake. I had this long list of dog names we we’re going to name a dog but Oscar was adamant that he keep his given name. I would have protested more had it been a name like Mr. Wiggles – but Jake suits him.

We had originally thought we were going to get a frenchie, but I had seen Jake on the breeders website, fallen in love, inquired, and then let it be. Aubrey was pretty reluctant about getting a dog smaller than our cats – but a few months passed, Jake was still available. I reached out again, and Aubrey and Oscar went to meet him. Needless to say the boys fell head over heels in love and all of Aubrey’s concerns went out the window. The breeder was the best, so kind, and I was so grateful that she let us take him into our home.

As someone who has pretty high anxiety, but who has learnt how to manage it pretty well (it took some work), adding a dog into my life kind of threw me for a loop for a few days and created some panic attacks. What if I messed him up? My life is over. I can’t leave the house and so on. (I’ve never had a dog). With some helpful reassurance from Aubrey and, my girlfriend Erin, I walked myself back off that ledge and chilled out a bit. I’m now used to the routine more, he’s in a crate at night, goes outside to pee / poop and I’m back to feeling in control and therefore less anxious. 🙂 He’s actually the best and he was meant to be in our little house. If you’d like to see more dog spam click on the read more. 😉  Continue Reading →