Our Fancy Little Family

Since you've dropped by this lil' old page, I take it you'd like to know more about me, and my little family - you know, the people behind this blog. Well, let me give you a quick run down of how we got to where we are today...

October 6, 2012
B and I met in July of 2007... online, while he was living just outside of New York City, and I just outside of Toronto (Ontario). We spent a ton of time emailing, before we started chatting via web cam, which eventually led to extremely lengthy phone calls. Just over a month of chatting, led to me doing the craziest thing I'd ever done. Booking a flight, and hopping on a plane on September 20th, 2007, to fly to New York City to meet this American who stole my heart via technology. After spending that weekend together being tourists in NYC, we never looked back.

NYC 2007
{Our first photo together - Grand Central Station, NYC - September 2007}

We spent an entire year after that first trip travelling back and forth, fitting in weekends together, and one week long vacation, before we finally made the jump. Well... more like B made the jump. In September of 2008, B moved out of the apartment he'd been sharing with friends in Boston for many years, quit his job and headed North of the border to be with me "full time". It didn't take him too long to find work, and in February of 2009 we moved into our first apartment. In May of the same year we purchased our very first home.

{Our home in June 2009}

We bought in a quiet neighbourhood, close to the lake with dreams of fixing it up and really making it our first home for us and B's dog Parker. In December of 2009, we welcomed a new addition when we adopted Harley, our rescue dog. 

Heading Home from Boston
{Parker on left, Harley on right}

With what felt like a complete family, we went about our way happily renovating and redecorating our tiny home. In the spring of 2010 I finally made a leap of my own (with the support of B), and decided to head back to school. Along with working full-time during the day, and renovating on evenings and weekends, I began taking courses at a college in Toronto to earn a certificate in Interior Decorating. It was such an exciting time, and I felt like I was finally headed in the direction that I wanted with my life. We couldn't have been happier... or so we thought.

In the fall of 2010, things started to change. I was tired and moody and just not acting like myself. Shortly after starting our major front entrance renovation, we discovered why...


Two would become three, when our little girl joined us on July 23rd, 2011...

1 Day and Half an Hour

In January 2012, B started working with a new company and was offered a position across the country, just outside of Vancouver, BC. We jumped on the opportunity and spent our first year on the West Coast living in a rental. In May of 2013 we made the move more permanent and bought our second home. All of this happened only a few months before we tied the knot (back in Ontario), on August 24, 2013.

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Things only got better when we welcomed our little man to our family on May 21st, 2015. His arrival was incredibly special for us, as we were lucky enough to have him delivered at home. If you want to read more about his home birth story, you can find it here.

Art & Soul Photography - Nolan

So welcome to our life, and I hope you'll enjoy all of the experiences and inspiration that we have to share with you! 


  1. Hello Kerry,
    Just found your blog via The Little Black Door and I'm happy to have stumbled upon it. Like you did, I am heading back to get my certificate in Interior Design this September and am looking forward to where it takes me.

    Your home looks beautiful and I'll be following along to see its progress.

    All the best,
    Erin from Out on a Limb

  2. Hey Kerry,

    You have such a beautiful young family. I have a very keen interest in design and I really enjoy your blog.

    Keep up the great work sweetie.



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