For as far back as I can remember, I've had an interest in the spaces we live in and in homemaking.
When I was quite young, I spent a lot of time with one of my sisters designing and furnishing homes for Barbie dolls out of cardboard boxes. We enjoyed this more than dressing them in outfits.
We were also re-arranging the family furniture all the time, something my mother tolerated amicably. Years later, when Mom was gone and Dad was elderly and living on his own, my sister and I were rearranging furniture still.
I would describe our home as dynamic. Things are always changing, whether to accommodate new needs or new interests. Rooms have had so many incarnations I've lost track. What was the dining room became the living room, and so on. I also move the paintings and other artwork around regularly.
Our home is quite small – roughly 1500 square feet - so I decorate with an eye toward simplicity. I like spaces that are not overfilled and I have a serious tendency towards decluttering. I love blank spaces and the potential they hold.
I'm happiest surrounded by things I love – things that have meaning and are doing active work for our family. I'll often opt to decorate our home with things from nature - food, flowers, stones and shells - rather than objects and doodads.
I'm the lead organizer of this annual fund raiser and community event.
I started this blog to document and share the beauty I see in my day-to-day life, and as a way to become more disciplined about photography and writing.
All the photos are mine unless otherwise stated.
I live in Ottawa, Canada with my husband, two of our three children and two cats.