Real Talk: Why did we buy in Thunder Bay

I know that this is a post that some people will be super interested in and probably a lot of you won’t care at all. And honestly, I understand both sides. If you don’t own a home or have never/probably will never do a renovation on your own, then this really isn’t super interesting. And for those people, I promise I’ll have more pictures of pretty vintage housewares and/or clothes coming up soon. But for those of you who have done/plan to do home updates/reno’s on your own, then I... Read The Rest →

Found; Vol.2

Happy New Year! I know it’s a couple weeks in already, but sometimes I think you need to give yourself a little extra time before you really jump into it. I mean, I have lots of plans and goals that I’m excited to work towards this year, but let’s be honest, none of them were happening on January 1st. But I’m here now and ready to jump back in. Dan went back to school on Monday, I’m back to regular day time hours at my job this week (I was... Read The Rest →

Progress Report; December

Hi friends! It’s been a while, so I thought I’d check in with you. You might be wondering where we’re at reno-wise, and honestly, it’s been put on hold for a couple months. Which is why there has been a serious lack of blog posts. Dan and I have both been hunkering down, focussing on school and work, respectively, and decided to come back to the kitchen in December when Dan’s semester is done. That way we can work on it together and make some real progress. I’ve been working... Read The Rest →

Bernard Kitchen: Inspiration+Progress

[image via Oracle Fox] NOT OUR KITCHEN. Just a little inspiration. Well, I haven’t been around here for a bit, but you better believe I’ve been busy. I flew home 2 weeks ago, packed up the rest of our belongings in truck and trailer and my brother Travis and I drove it up to Thunder Bay. Did it in a day again, although this time around, we had a solid 4 hours of sleep (unlike the 2 hours Dan and I had when we did it the first time. Flight delays,... Read The Rest →

A Home in Thunder Bay

Welcome to the House on Bernard! We’re in it, we’ve been demo-ing like crazy (have a new kitchen coming next week) and brainstorming lots of ideas for the rest of the place. It’s hard not to get ahead of myself, to not be picking out finishes before I’ve ripped out all the lath & plaster (Seriously though. So much lath & plaster!!). That’s one thing that I’m trying to learn, that patience at the beginning, though difficult, is the best way to have spaces you will love still in a... Read The Rest →

Our Stinson Basement Apartment

Ok! We’ve got a house, we’ve got internet (only took a week. Which was actually really hard. Haha. What have we become?) I’ve got a bunch of posts lined up about the new house. But first things first! Before I packed everything up in Hamilton, I took photos of our apartment there. So let me show you where we lived before we moved. For those of you who don’t know, when Dan went back to school 3 years ago we had the whole problem of still needing to pay our... Read The Rest →

at home with Elissa&Jay

Hey there! It’s been a couple weeks. I had a final project due in a class I’m taking, so I got a little distracted. But I’ve got a great home tour for you today, so I promise it was worth the wait! I got to visit Elissa a few weeks ago in the home she’s made with her husband Jay and their pup Wendel (his full name is Wendel Bark, how good, right? He’s even got his own insta account.) They moved to the Crown Point neighbourhood about a year... Read The Rest →

at home with Zac&Mieke

I’ve been meaning to stop by my friends Zac and Mieke’s place to take pictures for a while now, but for some reason just never got around to it. And then they told us that they were putting their place on the market and Mieke texted me to see if I could take a few pictures of their family in their first home before it got listed. So this is a little bit family shoot, a little bit home shoot. These things are always so bittersweet, aren’t they? As exciting... Read The Rest →

at home with Jentine&Matt

I got to visit Jentine (Yen) from The Edit last week in the home that she shares with her husband Matt and two kitty babes, Kyle and Bec. They’ve lived in this house for 6 years, but Yen has lived in Hamilton since her family immigrated here 27 years ago. Funny story, they moved into their current home the same weekend that we moved into ours and they live just around the corner from us, but we weren’t friends yet so we had no idea. But now we go on... Read The Rest →

at home with Abby&Andrew

Sorry for the brief hiatus friends! I’ve been working on getting ahead of my game, lining up photo shoots and what not, but in the process took an unintentional blogging break. I have lots of good stuff coming up in the next few weeks though, and I’m excited to kick it off with Abby and Andrew’s minimal and cozy space. I met Abby through volunteering at 541 Eatery&Exchange. She moved to Hamilton with her husband Andrew about 3 years ago and shortly after getting here, Abby started volunteering at 541,... Read The Rest →

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