July 29, 2018

Life in Transition: The Kitchen Island Cart

There are some pieces of furniture that are really worth celebrating. And in my current life in transition; moving from one country to another and renting a house until we’re ready to buy one, flexible furniture has been incredibly helpful to keep me organised.  I would like to raise my glass to the humble kitchen cart. I believe you can do so much with these versatile pieces. I’ve fallen in love with these functional pieces so much that I now have two.

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July 17, 2018

Tricks of the Trade: Indoor/Outdoor Rugs

Summer is here and along with blue skies and insane humidity comes dirt from the garden, melted popsicles and sandy toes. One of the simplest, most economical ways I have found to help combat this inevitable mess is with the addition of a few indoor/outdoor rugs.

Indoor/outdoor rugs are made from synthetic materials and so they repel stains like it’s their job. Well, I guess it is, in fact, their job so let’s just say they are very good at their chosen professions!

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July 06, 2018

Tools of the Trade: The Mighty IKEA Bag

Do you have certain things that you reach for again and again? What are the items that make your life easier? One of the tools of the trade I am constantly finding new uses for is the good old IKEA FRAKTA bag. You know the one… big, blue, sturdy handles both long and short. This is an object whose usefulness continues to amaze me. Really – let us count the ways!

Because of their durability,

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July 01, 2018

Cabin Fever

For the past week I have been in a cabin in the woods, hanging out with my beloved children at our church family camp. We borrowed a cabin for the week and left our easy suburban life behind. Without TV or WiFi or any electronic device we unplugged, unwound and were carefree. My children ran around barefoot, rode their bikes, went in the pool, made friends, sang songs, picniced and played. Pure joy.

To me cabin life is very much a North American thing compared to my experience in the U.K.

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