The Lainie List

  7 Crippling Parenting Behaviours That Keep Children from Growing. Baked Pumpkin Donuts.  When you see the picture, you’ll want to make them. Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie Dead at 53 Humans of Danforth East: Paola from Sugarmoon Salon Meet Fake Francis (a part of myself I’m not proud of). What to put in DIY Microwavable … More The Lainie List

My Why.

  It all began with this print. In a field of roses, she is a wildflower.   I found it on Etsy and it instantly reminded me of my gram – her love of wildflowers and how she chose to live her life differently than others.  It reminded me of me.  And I wanted it … More My Why.

Meet Fake Francis.

    Meet Fake Francis.  She drives me crazy and totally gets under my skin. She has curly red hair.  She wears jeans and a t-shirt.  She doesn’t stand out in anyway or have her own unique style.  Fake Francis just buys what everyone else does. She has the biggest fake smile you’ve ever seen. … More Meet Fake Francis.

The Lainie List

  I love it when people have fun with photoshop.  Too funny. Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon recreate Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s Islands in the Stream. Two new books to add to my “to read list.” Tips for using a slow cooker. White or gray grout for white subway tile? This Halloween costume is … More The Lainie List

My Christmas Wish List

A pink silicone pencil case from DeSerres A subscription to Flow Magazine Starbucks gift cards DeSerres gift cards Gift certificate for a massage A 10 class pass to Moksha hot yoga Gift certificate for Amazon (books!!!) New OPI nail polish Gift certificate for a mani/pedi Underwear Gift certificate for Chapters (Moleskine notebooks!! I like to … More My Christmas Wish List

The Lainie List

The Best Small Towns in the World Slow cooker beef gyros. These were amazing and so easy. Caramel Pumpkin Oat Bars A nail polish wall.  Amazing. Maybe I’ll read this someday. A course to add to my list. Meet Protective Patty Homemade Pop Tarts…yes! I want to go here for my birthday this year. How … More The Lainie List

My Lainie Room

If you climb up an old wooden ladder in our bedroom closet and slide over a dusty wood trapdoor above your head, you’ll enter my Lainie Room. It’s an unfinished attic space from the 1920s that I imagine to look like this…             When we moved into a house where … More My Lainie Room