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You know those other blogs about lifestyle? Where there are pictures of long haired mavens of style with striped shirts and artfully decorated cupcakes/ streamers/ tiny polka dots/ sunlight streaming through a perfectly decorated bedroom/ living room? Yeah, that is not this blog. This is a blog about LIFE not LIFESTYLE.
Hogtown is a nickname for Toronto, Canada where I live. It’s a great city with its share of great city problems (read: ongoing debate on funding transit). I grew up here, I had my daughter here 8 months ago, my parents and brother live here, and though I’ve lived all over the world (Paris, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, NYC), I think I’m going to craft my life here.
My ongoing drive to craft my life with purpose is the ostensible reason behind this blog. I unexpectedly became a mom at the age of 30. Like many moms out there I was both ready for it and woefully unprepared. Having her made me want to attack my life more conscientiously. What have I learned about things that I can impart to my daughter? What do I still have to learn?
I’ve always thought life is awfully rich and fantastic – there’s an adventure around every corner; and as I have gotten older I’ve realized that that corner doesn’t have to be halfway around the world, either. Often it’s very close to home.
I am a little design obsessed and I originally thought this would be about decor and pinterest (oooh I love pinterest!) but I’m equally interested in how we live our lives, not just what it looks like.
I hope you find my journey interesting and inspiring. It’s part bebe, part mood board, part personal finance, part research, part reckless frugality, part love affair with a yucky little house that my bro and I bought 6 years ago when we were broke, housing prices were low, and we were still in our 20s and the lives we are making in it.
May 10, 2013