Hello! My name is Suzanne

For as far back as I can remember, I've had an interest in the spaces we live in and in homemaking.

As a young girl 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 the home I share with my family as dynamic. Things are always changing to accommodate new needs or new interests or just because. 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'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.

If you see value in homemaking, flowers and good food you will like it here. I sometimes share my opinions, too.

All the photos are mine unless otherwise stated.

I live in Ottawa, Canada with my husband, two of our three children and two cats.