Currently Obsessed With: Minda Home

You guys know how excited I get when I discover new sources for cool home decor? Well I feel like I hit the jackpot recently when I found Minda Home.

It is a small online boutique that only features the creations of a lovely lady named Melinda, which range from art, to textiles and holiday decor. 

My package arrived last week and I was blown away by the quality and beauty of everything inside. Everything was wrapped so beautifully in burlap and lovely pompoms (in fact I've held on to every pompom just because they we too lovely to not put to use!).

Wren trying to check out the treasures first...

All her Moroccan wedding blanket pillows, poufs, etc. are made with authentic vintage wedding blankets and filled with beautiful down inserts.

A couple of her beautiful pillow creations.

I cannot even tell you how flattered I was when I shared this photo on Instagram and she then dubbed the pillow on the right the 'Holly pillow'! It's my first official namesake product LOL. Thanks Melinda! 

You guys already know I am addicted to cool, unique art. 

And this piece in particular just makes me feel so happy yet peaceful. 

You know when you discover someone/something that just speaks to you? That I exactly how I feel about Melinda, she is bursting with talent and I cannot wait to add to my Minda Home collection~

She has the perfect balance of neutral, light, bright and a pop of fun!


Local Handmade Finds


I LOVE supporting wonderful Canadian based businesses, specially small ones and so I was thrilled to discover Linnden and her beautiful wraps for little girls at Urban-Cowgirl.

Too many cute patterns and designs to choose from, but you can never go wrong with black and white!

My friend, Kristi, also has an adorable Etsy shop (check it out here) and I commissioned her to make a super cute teepee for Wren to hang out in the yard and take to the park with us. We have also carted it to the splash park and I can't tell you how many kids wanted to play in it and how many moms asked about it. I picked up the fabric at Ikea (again with the black and white LOL) and Kristi even added the little pompoms up at the top to make it a little more whimsical! Wren adores it to no end.

(you can find the checked rug here)

Parisian Bounty


When we were in Paris last month I actually didn't do too much shopping as far as hitting up the usual boutiques like Dior and Chanel. Instead I enjoyed finding off beat little shops hidden on small alley ways and streets. During my little excursions I found a true gem by the name of La Boutique De Louise.

They have all sorts of unique and creative items for the house and I had a hard time not bringing back one of everything! Since I had to consider the fact that I had to find a way to get it all home, I only picked out a couple goodies but I definitely plan to order online again in the future.


This cute little night light was for Wren and she LOVED it. In fact, we carry it around when we do errands at times she is so attached to it.


This oven mitt wasn't your typical souvenir, but I was in love. And with my mission to bake and cook more this year it seemed fitting.


As did this tea towel by La Cerise sur Le Gateau (the cherry on the cake) by Anne Hubert. I am so glad I discovered her creations because I am a huge fan now. I actually ended up framing this one since. All her creations have a touch of whimsy, fun and happiness.

The polka dot pillow is another one of Anne's creations.

As is this pillow Wren hijacked from my Eames chair. What can I say, the girl likes to decorate!

I  fit a couple more goodies in my suitcase (like my first Diptyque candle!) but for the most part this was the total of my shopping. 

But there's always next time, right?