Ida Karelsen grew up in Lambton County and spent a lot of time in her parents’ greenhouses. Her love of plants and design led her to landscape design. Ida worked as a landscape designer until the birth of her first daughter. Fast forward a few years, she is now the mom of four children all … Continue reading The Collective Series: Ida Karelsen
I’ve heard a lot of talk recently about the exact date people give up on their new year’s resolutions. It’s sometime between January 12th and the 18th. Already?! It hasn’t even been a month. Why do we make these grand plans to change and yet we can’t even carry through for a couple weeks? I … Continue reading Our Habits and Simple Living
For the last three years Alison and I have been knee deep in this shop local, handmade, sustainable, eco friendly, ethical, and canadian made, movement. As Christmas approaches I wanted to look at some questions surrounding this movement. What does this all mean? Does buying handmade really make an impact? How do handmade and sustainability relate? Businesses … Continue reading What does handmade and sustainable mean to you?
This past summer, our family of four, my parents-in-law, and my brother-in-law’s family of three rented a vintage cottage on the shores of Lake Huron. I fell in love with cottage’s massive stone fireplace, large awning windows and beautiful pine floors. The kitchen was tiny, but the seafoam green formica countertops won me over until … Continue reading Living Large with a Tiny Fridge