Mar 8, 2010

My Dad's Birthday

Today is a tough one for me. It is supposed to be my dad's birthday. He would be 65.

I have been trying to think of the best way to mark this day. Dad's favourite drink was Coke. He drank it all day every day. I have not been able to touch it. I thought I could drink a toast to him today but I am not ready. Strange, I know, but I can't go near it without feeling sick.

It has been really hard to think of anything to do in his honour because I actually don't believe he is gone. I wonder if that feeling ever goes away? I am also finding it impossible to talk about him with anyone, even my family, because it makes it real and I can't control my emotions yet.

We did come up with a way to think of him today that I can handle though.

My Dad loved the zoo. He went to the Toronto Zoo with my son and husband on his last visit here so my mom, brother and sister and I decided we would remember him today by adopting a gorilla in his name. I think he would like that.

happy birthday Dad xoxo

Mar 4, 2010

Home Show Hot List

I won some free tickets to the National Home Show, thanks to the Yummy Mummy Club. I love interior design but I had never been to a Home Show before so I went, ready to be inspired. Here are my fave finds:

Are these light fixtures hot or what? I LOVE them.
They are like jewelry for your home.

I would tile every surface in my bathrooms if I could {except the toilet...brrrrr!}. These were my favourites:  

This bathtub is so fabulous I can't even stand it!
When I grow up I am going to get one just like it.

There is nothing better than sitting by a cozy fire on a beautiful summer night.
I know just the right spot to put one of these lovelies in my back yard:

I found some environmentally friendly paint in such fresh colours.
Good for the environment and beautiful? Sold!

This one's for you future Canadian Olympic hockey players.
It's a floor that you can put in your basement, or back yard, or garage that you can ice skate on.
Yup. You heard me. Ice skating in your basement.
We saw it in action and it is so cool! Ugly but cool.

No home show would be complete without celebrities. I got the chance to watch Cocktail Deeva work her magic. She was hilarious and took the mystery out of mixing fun, delicious drinks. She is just as fabulous in person as you would think. By the way: her shoes were to die for.