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Happy New Years!!

It's 2017! I picked some of my favourite pictures from 2016, which was extremely hard since there are so many. I love every picture of London. Scrolling through all the pictures was bitter sweet. I know everyone always says this, but time really is going by too quickly! Long days, short years. I miss it when London was just 20 pounds and no teeth. She has nine now, and one of them is a molar! 

I hope you all had an amazing holidays! I have a couple new years resolutions, starting with taking better care of my body, which means eating right = eating breakfast!(I am the worst at eating breakfast) I eat pretty well other than that. I love food. I eat tons of veggies, and organic foods, however I eat so much sugar. I have a weakness for anything sweet, cookies, candy, ice cream. And the worst thing is that I do not drink water. This is a huge resolution as I want London to get good habits from me. She copies every little thing she sees anybody do. She will even sit leaning back on the couch the exact way my husband does. If he decides to take his sweater/ jacket off, London will do the same. 

go to bed at a decent time     /  yoga at least once a week    / if I can't eat a balance breakfast make a shake    /      thinking positive 24/7     / focus on whats important        /prioritizing        /    less instagram   

p.s I am so sorry for the delay in blogging. I promise to be more consistent (at least twice a week)  I have lots of good news coming up. 

London  has been trying to walk since 6 months.

London  has been trying to walk since 6 months.

Family trip at St. kits/Nevis 

Family trip at St. kits/Nevis 

Wychwood Barn  

Wychwood Barn  

Farmers market every Saturday 

Farmers market every Saturday 

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Getting her ears pierced , kills me when she cries :(

Getting her ears pierced , kills me when she cries :(

London Lainey Lewis

I am currently working 7 days a week. Which leaves very little time for me to do anything like, cook, bake, walks, distillery christmas market, etc. I am however extremely flattered and humbled by all the people who come by the store and tell me they read the blog, or tell me they drove down from Markham/up north. Please be patient I have very exciting news coming up and cannot wait to fill you guys in. I am also currently in the process of setting up our online shopping so that ALL of our items can be available for purchasing online. London however is starting to notice my absence. When I get home she will not let me put her down for a second without starting to cry. She will give me hugs and kisses none stop which literally melts my heart each and every time. She won't let anyone put her to sleep but me, but then because she has not seen me all day she tries to stay up. And me being the big softy that I am have to admit I have let me stay up for a few nights past 9:30 - 10PM (normally her bedtime would be 6:30-7pm) The other thing that is happening that breaks my heart is that when she comes to the store during the day she wont want to leave. Once she leaves  its always with her full out crying/screaming. I have actually had to close the store down a few times and carry her all the way home as she will not go in the stroller. I almost wonder if she should come to the store or save her the cry? feeling a little confused. I just love seeing her for that short period so much. Being able to hold her kiss her! I am crazy about her!...okay I am going to stop now. 

tiny human....

tiny human....

she loves balloons (did you know we sell and blow balloons up?)

she loves balloons (did you know we sell and blow balloons up?)

tornado London!! this is her favourite spot....

tornado London!! this is her favourite spot....

Tornado London!!!

I'm having a hard time adjusting to not spending as much time with London. I went from being with her 24/7 (picnics everyday) to now only spending a couple hours with her in the morning. When I am finished work at 7pm by the time I get home she is in bed asleep. I am also currently working weekends, which means that my husband is with her all day Sat/Sun (no nanny) and for me that equals, no brunch, no farmer markets, no  outdoor walks (we love distillery) no snuggles/cuddles while we watch movies in bed :( Thats why when ever she comes to visit me it is the best thing ever!!! She reaches her little hands for me and has the biggest smile ever. Melts my heart every time. We have an amazing nanny, and every time they walk by the store when they are off to music class, playdate, or Starbucks she stops by and I get a few minutes with my daughter. For some reason she seems to think the store is her playroom and that all the toys belong to her. After she leaves it looks like a tornado was through the place, but I don't care! It is so worth the visit!

 

 

We Are Open for Business!!

YAY! MTH is ready and guess what? My husband didn't leave me.... and my marriage is intact! It has been a long process, and HUGE learning curve.  We have literally ordered take out for the last  month because I haven't had a minute to cook. Kevin has been so incredible! He has put London to sleep every single night while I work. (FYI creating barcodes one at a time for each item is a tedious process) I had sales my first day and am getting compliments even though I am not 100% happy with the results yet. I feel like it is a work in progress and like we are slowly getting there. I am still waiting for shipments to arrive. I can't wait to show you guys what I have chosen for you. In the mean time you can come by and check out what we have in stock.  Please stop by and say hi :)

Knot & Bow party supplies  

Knot & Bow party supplies  

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Maileg

Maileg

My First Post ... Worst Wife Ever!!!

It was my husband's birthday today and I forgot! I feel like the most terrible person on the planet. This man has given me everything. Everything I have ever wanted. I'm talking surprises me with love letters, showers me with gifts, finds solutions to all my problems, and most importantly has given me my healthy daughter (IVF for 2 years)  I don't want to turn this into a cheesy love poem, BUT I HAVE NO CHOICE! I'm talking I would die for this man (yes I am that type of a person).

This is what I think happened (and no I am not making excuses for myself) I am in the middle of opening Macpherson Toy House, which is my first time doing anything like this! I am new to this end of the retail world (my husband would tell you I am a professional shopaholic and has banned me from many stores in the ’hood). Its been a huge learning curve, hectic, a lot of decision making, and on top of it I have a little girl who turned one yesterday. Thats the other thing, their birthdays are one day apart. London's is the 18th, and Kevin's is the 19th. I never thought I would forget the most important person in my life's bday. I was so worried about not being around for my daughters birthday that I wasn't even thinking about my poor husband. And now the unthinkable has happened! I pride myself in being a giver. I love making my loved ones feel special. I hate saying no to them! I am going to take this as my first big lesson from running a business, don't forget about what's most important!

Our Saturday tradition, Evergreen Brickworks Farmers Market 

Our Saturday tradition, Evergreen Brickworks Farmers Market