House of Windows

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This glass house grew out of a first-date conversation between designer Lilah Horwitz and artist Nick Olson. Less than a year later, the two quit their jobs and embarked on a road trip to collect dozens of windows and then started to build their glass cabin.

Their cabin is a stunning retreat; every window tells a story, every sunset fills the entire space. How amazing and inspiring it is to create a reality of what was once only a dream.

{Film by Half Cut Tea, via This is Colossal}

The Daily Prompt

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The Daily Prompt is a challenge started by the uber talented Ez at Creature Comforts. A prompt for each day in August to inspire you, whether it be in a photo, written word, video, craft, pin or any other medium you fancy – how awesome! I’ll be trying my best to keep up over on instagram, if you’re interested in taking a peek.

In other news, you might have noticed that this blog has been sort of inactive (to say the least) for quite some time now. You know how sometimes, the longer you leave something, the harder it is to get back into it? Well, it might have taken a long while, but I am slowly making my way back.

[Image by Creature Comforts]

Vacation Snippets: Southampton

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We took a mini trip up to Southampton, Ontario to meet up with our lovely friends for some winter R&R. We stayed at the lovely Chantry Breezes B&B (awesome rooms & breakfast), played lots of board games (isn’t it funny how monopoly starts out so great then gets so depressing?) and bananagram (so good!), went out for a lovely little walks down to the beach and on the boardwalk at MacGregor Point and had an awesome time just catching up with old friends.

p/s Snowy beaches always remind me of Eternal Sunshine, is that just me?

Winter Wonderland

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This Christmas, we embarked on an epic trip back to Canada to surprise the boy’s parents. They had no clue we were going home and the look on their faces when they opened the door late on Christmas eve to find us on the doorstep was absolutely priceless. I still can’t believe we managed to keep it all under wraps for three whole months (thanks in part to J who was doing some serious reconnaissance over in Canada for us). We had a great trip – spent a lot of our time relaxing with family and friends and enjoying the winter wonderland (snowboarding, tubing, snowmen, winter walks)… Amazing!UntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitled

 

 

Weekend Snippets

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Lovelies, I’m back!

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy Happy New Year!

Between holiday celebrations in Singapore, our surprise trip back to Canada, a ton of baking for my little bakeshop and everything else, this past month has really been a crazy whirlwind. Thankfully, I am starting to get back into the groove of things here and hope to get things up and running on this little blog soon.

For now, the tiniest of weekend snippets…. the first of 2013. Hope you all had a great weekend!

Weekend Snippets

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This weekend was a whirlwind of activity – baking up festive orders for friends & family (complete with mini legs-up-the-wall breaks), baking a wedding cake, helping my brother out with wedding details, the wedding day preparations (complete with squeezing into a car packed to the brim), a beautiful wedding and to top it all off, a Christmas meal with lovely girlfriends. Now getting ready for the last push through this week – between baking up orders, yoga classes to teach, getting presents ready, Christmas dinner and what not, I think I’m going to need all the luck I can get.

 

Reception {Part 2}

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A few more little snippets of us and our friends & family having a blast at our Singaporean reception. Best times!

And if you haven’t, see our reception details or part 1.

{All photos by Ivan Tan Photography}

Reception {Part 1}

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We started the evening off with a simple Chinese tea ceremony for our Singaporean relatives who weren’t able to fly over to Canada. Then, a sit down dinner with some awesome courses. We love that the reception was intimate and  easy, people were walking around freely between and during courses, mingling and laughing with each other – that was totally the laid back atmosphere we were going for! We also left little packages for the kids, filled with disposable cameras, bubbles, balloons and other thingamajigs for them to have fun with.

A few more photos tomorrow! Also, reception details.

{All photos by Ivan Tan Photography}