beachside ||

I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend!

We had a lovely weekend here relaxing and doing some more home reno projects and are ready to get the wee one ready for her first day of preschool (2nd year) tomorrow! Unfortunately though, here in BC, Canada, our teachers are still on strike (don't even get me started). My oldest, who should be starting Grade 2, will still be home with me full time. She's been off school since early June due to the strike. The poor thing is desperate to start school. It's so sad to see her so upset that school isn't starting anytime soon. It breaks my heart. If any of you have any great online resources for me I'd love to do a bit of homeschooling with her until the strike is over. Thanks in advance for any tips/resources you have to share. I so appreciate it.

rocks ||

I'm trying to stay positive about the whole thing but it's hard not to get frustrated as a parent. I'm thankful I work from home and can try to bend my already crazy schedule to fit 2 kids home into it during our busy season. So bear with me this month if here and there it's a tad quiet on the blog. We're doing the best we can :)

But on to happier news! I've got 2 winners from our last 2 giveaways to announce! These are some fabulous prizes ladies!!!

The winner of a copy of Sew a Modern Home by Melissa Lunden is....
COMMENTER #35 - Sarka

The winner of a copy of Anthology Vol. 1 by Carrie Bostick Hoge is....
COMMENTER #41  - AngelaH

Congrats! We'll be in touch with you soon in regards to your prize!

Thanks for all who entered and to our awesome prize sponsors! See you tomorrow with another fabulous guest tutorial for our Summer Sweater Knit Along!