And We're Off...


We're off... Leaving the city... Heading to the lake... With our closest friends... To relax at their cottage... I will leave you with a few of my favourite pictures of that blessed place... And for the rest of the week: lovely photographic cottage tours... I hope you enjoy! Have a lovely week friends!

Weekend Project {Berry Pavolovas}


Do these Berry Pavlovas not look delicious my friends? I won't be getting to them this weekend as Saturday morning, we're finally heading out of the city for some much needed vacation! But I plan on making some of these soon... They're simple and beautiful... The perfect combination for a dessert! Happy weekend! And tune in next week, for a week's worth of cottage inspiration!

Jill & Dave's Lovely Wedding...


On July 9th, my long-time friend Jill married the love of her life, Dave... I had a lovely time taking a few photos for them... Here are a few of my favourites! Enjoy!

2 By Fryd...


Back in May 2010, I shared the first edition of the online magazine, By Fryd... It was so inspiring... And the second edition is just as beautiful! Enjoy!

Take it Outisde: Tents


Brennah has been dying to set up a tent in the backyard... A little helpful inspiration!

Weekend Project {Fabric Streamers}


A simple and lovely weekend project idea for Fabric Streamers from 'My Life {as a Sugar Lander}'! We're off to visit my parents this weekend and attend the wedding of an old friend... It promises to be a lovely weekend! Happy weekend friends!

Making Jam with B...


My first attempt at jam making... Strawberry... With my favourite helper... How sweet is she?

A {Shabby Apple} Dress Giveaway!


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED... Congratulations to Briann, winner of the 'Frida K' dress with comment #72 (chosen with the help of And thanks again to the lovely ladies of 'Shabby Apple' for supporting this generous giveaway!
Last week, I was contacted by the lovely ladies of 'Shabby Apple'... They asked if I might be interested in running a giveaway for one of their beautiful, vintage inspired dresses! Now let me tell you friends... This was not a decision that took me long to make... I quickly replied that Yes, I would LOVE to run a giveaway for a 'Shabby Apple' Dress! I'm really loving their white dresses and their shirt dresses this summer... Oh... If only I wasn't nearly six months pregnant! Drum roll please...

Prepare to be awed by the stunningly simple and elegant 'Frida K' dress! One fortunate winner will get this very dress, courtesy of 'Shabby Apple'... (For directions on how to enter to win, scroll down below the picture!)

This giveaway will be open until Tuesday, July 19th at Noon EST... The winner will be announced right here on the blog, next Tuesday evening!
There are FIVE ways to enter to win the Frida K... Please be sure to include your email address!
1. Visit 'Shabby Apple'... DROLL over all their dresses and return back here to comment on your favourite dress from one of their many collections
2. Post about this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter and return back here to comment
3. Post about this giveaway on your blog and return back here and comment with a link to your post
4. Visit the 'Shabby Apple's' Facebook page, return back here to comment that you've "Liked" 'Shabby Apple' on Facebook
5. Become a follower of this blog and comment, letting me know you're a follower
Please Note: Only five entries will be published per person!
Love what you see? Use the coupon code: sparrow10off for 10% off your purchase at 'Shabby Apple'!

Take It Outside: Quilts


What's better than a summer afternoon, spent laying on a lovely backyard quilt? And tune in tomorrow for something even better... A fabulous dress giveaway from 'Shabby Apple'!

Balzac's Coffee...


A little peek at our favourite Stratford Coffee shop, "Balzac's"... I could spend all day in this charming little shop, sipping a latte, reading a good book...

Weekend Project {Pink Lemonade Icebox Pie}


It's the Canada Day... The official launch of summer... And I'm going to be making two of these pies to share with friends this weekend... What says summer like pink lemonade?


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