Changing with the Seasons



This winter will bring a lot of temporary changes in my life and on the blog.

 For starters, I'm going back to work part time until the spring. Although I prefer to be home with my kids, I think it will be good to get out of the house a few evenings per week when it's too cold and crummy to do anything exciting. I always enjoyed my "day job", especially last winter when I  needed a distraction from the dreaded winter blues. I generally blog during the early morning anyway so I don't think I'll be blogging any less and a change of scenery throughout the week will be much-appreciated.

Also, I finally bought a tripod and remote so I can take all of my own blog photos. Pj is a wonderful photographer and so patient with me but with the decent lighting being so poorly timed in the winter, I thought it would be a good plan to do my own during the daytime.These are my first outfit photos that I took with the tripod and remote system. It will take some practice but so far, I'm loving being able to take as many as I like and not drag poor Pj out into the cold.

While I'm not blogging, there will be a lot of crafts with the kids, catching up on housework, less time at home and a lot of other crazy holiday-related happenings going on. By spring, I think everything will be back to normal with the warm weather, fun things to do and return to stay at home mom status. I'm planning monthly trips to mom's house in the country this winter, which I'm really looking forward to!

I hope to still make a lot of time for all kinds of fun sewing projects this winter. I'm truly happy when I sew, and of course, knitting till my eyes can't focus anymore! I also have a second ecourse in the works (I need to finish my first!!) , which I hope to finish around February or March but we'll see how the new winter schedule works out. Like most of my projects, it may come later than expected!

Since I will have less time for my beloved DIY and tutorials posts, there will be a return to style inspiration and daily outfit posts, which I hope you enjoy as much as I do!

1950s blouse-estate sale
vintage pink cardigan- thrifted on Friday!
1960s brooch- hierloom from Great Grandma Alma
vintage grey wool skirt- antique mall
Clark's shoes-thrifted
angora beret- estate


  1. I love your outfit! Those are some of my favorite colors! I am also getting ready to break in a remote system, and your pictures already look great with the new setup!

  2. Your beret and cardigan are soo pretty! Love those pastel shades! :)


  3. Not bad at all for self-portraits! I've been meaning to get a tripod and remote as well but too shy to take it out (I don't have a courtyard or a back garden) ahahhaha :) I love your pastel ensemble - you look so sweet and warm for the winter! It might be weird - but I just want to give you a hug!

  4. I love your cardigan! I love pink, I'm a bit obsessed lately, I guess. Good luck with your job.

  5. The pink cardigan is so lovely, perfekt for this time of the year

  6. Splendidly pretty outfit! These soft, sweet confectionery hues work magnificently with your colouring (they make me want to go blonde!). How exciting that you got a tripod and remote! These photos taken with them are great!

    ♥ Jessica

  7. You look wonderful in pastels! And I love them for Fall!

  8. I love the pastels for fall! Your outfits are always so inspiring. <3

  9. Gorgeous outfit! I love the colours your paired together. It looks warm and yet cheery at the same time :)

  10. You look so pretty in the pink and grey!!! Your jewelry brought back memories in another post. When I was a little girl my mother gave me my great grandmothers jewelry box....exactly like yours. My mom used to tell me such nice stories about my great grandma, though I never got to meet her She was very special to me. Over the years I don't know what happened to that jewelry box, I wish I still had it. Your jewelry box was a nice reminder of my great grandma and all the stories from when I was so little!


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