1. While looking back at photos, I found this one of Miles' nursery that didn't get shared. I think it shows his crib nook perfectly!

 Baby Miles' nursery with Kalon crib

2. We spent the weekend at Whistler and loved it. Whistler is such an easy getaway from Vancouver and once you are there, so much is walkable and bike-able that you can really switch off and explore with the kids. We did our first family trail ride with the girls on their new big bikes and rode to Lost Lake for a picnic. Such a proud Mama moment!

 kids playing at lost lake whistler
 trail ride kids

3. The drive home from Whistler was made easy by putting The Magic Tree House audio book on for the kids. It's definitely not as great as jamming to your own favourite tunes in the car, but it certainly is better than listening to whiny kids in the back ;)

4. I am excited to have three brand new rooms to start designing. One is another basement playroom project and I can't wait to get started (and of course show you the transformation when it's all done)!

5. I recently discovered local Vancouver artist Sara Clark and I love her work. How gorgeous would this knotted wall hanging look in a kids' room?!

 Sara Clark wallhanging

Happy Monday!

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1. There are only 14 school days left until all 3 of the kids are home for the summer!! I can hardly believe how quickly this school year has gone!

2. Spring is one of my favourite seasons and I just love bringing fresh flowers home for the table. This is the first year I can put flowers on our coffee table without one of the kids coming and tipping them straight over!! Benefits of the youngest being 5.

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3. If you know me personally, you'll know I don't wear earrings all that often. When I do though, I never regret it; earrings elevate a simple outfit so easily! Here are a few of my Spring favourites.

4. With windows this big and a ceiling this high,, this room really doesn't need anything to be incredible. This playroom is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. 

 Jenni Kayne playroom


5. Aspiring to remember these words all week long...

 quote about parenthood

Have a great week!

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1. Why, when it's 20+ outside, do the weekends seem to fly by so much faster? For our friends in the US, I know the weekend is still happening right now. Enjoy it!

 modern house shaped outdoor chalkboard and sandpit for kids

2. In other news, our playroom project is completing next week and I can't wait to show it to you!!! Here's a little peek at an in progress iPhone shot.

 playroom in progress

3. Did you pick anything up in the sales over the weekend? Most are still on today if you haven't!

4. I can't stop pinning!!! Anyone else addicted to Pinterest? This photo is still one of our top pinned images and I am as in love with this canopy corner today as the day I designed Ella's room.

 Ella's room canopy

5. The countdown to summer break is on and I would love your help with anything you'd like to see on the blog over the summer. Are you interested in seeing the activities we do at home with the kids? Or would you rather just stick to kids design all year round? If you have any posts you'd like to see here, please let me know in the comments below!

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