In Bits + Pieces/ Lindsay

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 Baking & Recipes

Breakfast Cookies


In our neighbourhood we used to have the loveliest little bake shop called, fittingly, the Beaches Bake Shop. Anna baked the best Swedish goodies and the little bakery was warm and inviting and Oscar spent his toddler years going with me on dates here to try Swedish Cinnamon buns, breakfast cookies and I would in turn enjoy some coffee in peace. Anna closed the bakery and is now in Sweden, but the memories of her bake shop are still strong in both our memories. A friend, Janice, posted a cookie the other day, and it was exactly the same cookie that Anna used to make in the bakeshop, and I immediately whipped some up and Oscar DEVOURED them. No flour. No sugar. No eggs. And yet – AMAZING. Here’s Janice’s post¬†on Instagram.

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Take 2 ripe Bananas and mush them up
2. Add 1.5 cups of Quick Oats (see my note below though)
3. Add some extras like chocolate chips, coconut flakes, cranberries
4. Roll into balls and flatten – bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes

Janice mentioned Quick Oats but I used these and it was totally fine!

 

In Updates

All things pets

We’re officially outnumbered with Pets. We have MakMak who is 16 (she has no instagram account. she refused), Charlie Pickles (turning 3!), Jake (Turning 1 in July) and two snails – Gary and Stephen, who could be 40 years old for all we know. But they are still kicking and loving their slow pace retirement home living in our house. (Sorry, no instagram account for those two either. They are painfully shy) So it should come as no surprise since we love our pets, that I do love some good accessory shopping for them all. Here is an easy peasy roundup of some things I have found and loved.


Beds


Fun Stuff


Leashes + Collars


Here are three products that I bought when Jake, our little chihuahua came home that have been SUPER helpful. The playpen is foldable. On a few occasions I had to be out of the house for the full day and my girlfriend Erin brought Jake to her house. The playpen was SUPER easy to pop up, so he had a space he felt was like home, but also a place that Erin could keep him in as a type of crate, if she needed to leave. We’ll use the pop up playpen a lot in the Summer I’m sure. The carrier looks silly, I suppose, but actually really has helped on longer walks with Jake if he gets tired (I mean, he’s super small) So either I, or Oscar, pop him in the carrier.

Things I have and love….

Oh and PS. Love this leash.