Upcycled Toys for Toddlers

One of our goals as a family is to make conscious decisions especially when it comes to our environment. We are in no way perfect however we continue to strive to make impactful changes in our daily routine to create a more sustainable life for ourselves. This year we discussed the holidays and our hopes of creating new conscious traditions; one of which was to make some homemade gifts using things we can recycle/upcycle to create something new.  Here are two ideas we came up with for our 1 year old.

Cardboard Box Playhouse/Carseat Box, Water based paint, Paint markers, hot glue


Wooden Stacking Blocks/ Wood from an old project cut & sanded, water based paint



Forest Maternity Photos for Family

I’m so grateful that I was asked to snap a few shots for some of my favourite people in the world. They are soon expecting baby girl number three so we decided to have a little forest photo shoot to remember this time, here are a few of my favourites.

While taking these photos I realized how important it is to step out of my comfort zone and try something new and also to follow my creative instincts. The last photo which is one of my favourites was spontaneous and I feel that it shows my person style, subtle, incorporates nature and really uses the light of the evening. Looking forward to exploring this passion more in new environments.


Forest Maternity Photos

We wanted to capture some maternity photos before the baby arrives. At 37 weeks we went to the conservation area close to our home and snapped a few casual shots mid morning. Nothing was too planned, we just brought the camera and went for our usual walk with our dog, along the way stopping and trying to capture the beautiful morning light.

Happy to have captured this special time in our lives.