Aug 28, 2014

Garden Check-in

Hi friends,

Super busy day today. Thought I'd share a quick update on the garden situation here at Casa Marshall. So far... nothing major has died on my watch. Mostly because its been a cooler, rainy summer but I'll take credit for the weather :)

My favorite part of the garden is the hydrangeas:

The Hostas are looking good too:

Don't look to carefully at the pics or you'll start to notice the weeds ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Aug 25, 2014

Blue Mountain Mini-Vacation

Hi friends,

Hope you survived Monday. I did.

Today, I am sharing some pics from our trip to Blue Mountain, Ontario. For those who may not be familiar with the resort area, it's a ski hill during the winter and a vacation destination in the summer. The village hotel and stores were built by Intrawest and is similar to those at Mount Tremblant and Whistler (as I am told).

There was lots to keep the kids busy: kayaking in the pond, mini-golf, ceramics, zip lines, a roller coaster down the mountain, and most important pools with slides and Tarzan ropes.

Here are some pics of the Blue Mountain village:

It was cloudy as you can see but we still had a great time. The pic above is of the Hatley store which I always visit during our annual trip. They have the best jammies and rain gear for kids.

I leave you today with this thought:

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Aug 24, 2014

Laundry Room Tweaking

Hi friends,

I had promised to share vacation details today but I haven't uploaded my pics yet so instead you are getting an update on my laundry room :) I recently paid a visit to HomeSense and picked up some fun accessories to style up my humble laundry room. I figure if I am going to have to spend time doing laundry I might as well do it in an inviting space. We have already moved up from the cave like laundry area in our old place. Now I just need to make a few tweaks.

Here are some pics of the laundry room with the new accessories:

In case you missed it before, this is the idea board I pulled together for our our laundry room:

Laundry Room Idea Board

As you can see, I've gone slightly off plan. I still want that fancy steamer though :)

And plans are underway to get a laminate 'marble like' countertop to cover the washer and dryer. I need to take the measurements and then order it from one of the Big Box stores.

I leave you today with this amusing item:

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Aug 23, 2014

Marble Decor

Hi friends,

Sorry for the lack of posts lately - I've been enjoying summer vacation. I'll share some pics tomorrow. In the meantime, I've rounded up a pretty collection of marble decor items from Etsy. I've always loved the color of marble and the sophisticated look it lends any room. I may just have to snap up a few of these lovelies for Casa Marshall :)

Thanks for stopping by!