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Giving birth to a child is one of the craziest, most beautiful, raw, overwhelming, humbling, emotional things you can be blessed enough to do. I’m so honoured to be mother to a new little one. World, meet Lily Piper Black.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Nesting the Journal
In prep for bebe #2 and reflection on our wonderful lives so far with our sweet little Lucie (above at 4 months old) I share this with you: From the moment you hold your baby in your arms, you will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Nesting the Journal
To say that I have dropped the ball on blog posting lately is an understatement. But as I head into a year of mat leave with bebe number 2 en-route, I am really excited at the possibility to get back... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Nesting the Journal
Landscape design is essentially a visual expression, and we've been wanting to document and share our work in a way that allows people to really experience the spaces we create. Enter our good friend Corbie, videographer extraordinaire. In under three... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Nesting the Journal
Last post I shared our highlights of dwell on design LA. Here are some shots from the rest of our trip- which was more than dreamy. We arrived late thursday evening and checked into a super fun hotel from the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Nesting the Journal
We recently enjoyed a trip down south to LA where we attended Dwell on Design. One day was spent exploring east LA on the modern home tour, and the other day was spent at the convention center- trade show. We... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Nesting the Journal
Happy first week of summer! I cant believe how busy the year has been so far. Last I posted was the first week of spring- eeek. A total of 3 blog posts to date for 2014... I think it is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Nesting the Journal
Happy first day of spring! Its a glorious, crisp sunny one here, and we are loving the idea of the new season ahead. This winter with the help of a grandparents sleep-over, and a few growlers of 33 acres beer,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Nesting the Journal
This has been year 7 of visiting the annual Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle. The show is always a great way to get re-inspired by the spring ahead in our gardens. The theme this year was Art in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Nesting the Journal
Happy new year! Did everyone survive the holidays? This year the holidays sometimes were pretty full on. So we were happy to turn the page, press refresh and start a new year ahead. Somewhere between the life you have and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at Nesting the Journal
This month marks the official launch of World Reclamied our new line of home and garden goods. This is a project that has been in the works for a while now, and we’re thrilled to finally be able to share... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Nesting the Journal
While I was down in palm springs a few weeks ago, I got the lovely pleasure of landing a design consultation with a client in Vancouver who has a home also down south. The project got me inspired to drive... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2013 at Nesting the Journal
What does one do when their good friend springs a "I just got a fat bonus, and need a getaway with my gals, lets find the sun." You go. Even though design work is busier than it has ever been... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at Nesting the Journal
Hope everyone enjoyed our lovely rainfall of a weekend. We pretty much kicked around in our pjs for most of the day, did some epic puddle jumping with miss lucie and crafted up some fun fall terrariums. Terrariums are a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Nesting the Journal
We're Hiring! For those who don't know us: Aloe Designs is a Vancouver landscape design group that creates fresh outdoor living spaces - cultivating sustainable communities one patio, balcony, backyard, rooftop, and container garden at a time. Position: Landscape Labourer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at Nesting the Journal
Dear Summer, You have been the best ever to us this year. We almost forgot that we lived in a rain forest that will soon have snow on its streets in months to come. Sun-kissed skin, and warm late night... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2013 at Nesting the Journal
This is the last segment of our themed yard sale posts. Below are some amazing finds from sales in bc, washington, oregon and california over the last few years. As you can see vintage kids toys and garden items are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at Nesting the Journal
Well hello! Embarrassingly it has been over a month since I last posted. But a sign of de-wiring and enjoying the loveliness that is summer, I guess. Our yard sale last month was a huge success. If you didn't already... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2013 at Nesting the Journal
It’s summer! Time for sun, sand, and sailin’. Yard sailing, that is. Hunting and gathering seems to be in our blood; we can’t spot a sale without dropping everything to stop in. In fact, some of our most-beloved treasures were... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at Nesting the Journal
We had so much fun last month being a community partner at the Vancouver Farmers Market. It was great seeing kiddos and adults alike get stoked about simple DIY projects for the garden. And thanks to the kind folks who... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2013 at Nesting the Journal
Thanks to all of you who came out to visit us last weekend at the vancouver farmers market, despite the nasty wet rain. Also a huge thank you to all the generous the donations to richmond schoolyard society. Here are... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2013 at Nesting the Journal
Aloe is taking it to the streets this month- to the Farmers Market to be more exact! If fresh, local edibles and a stroll around Trout Lake in the sunshine isn’t enough to tempt you to the Vancouver Farmers Market... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Nesting the Journal
A local interior designer and good pal, chats to us about designing for a better, more sustainable future; where inspired trips abroad bring inspiration truth and beauty to all the projects she takes on, including her own home! Who: Tanya... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Nesting the Journal
I wanted to share the amazing list of reads our bookclub has explored over the last 5 years. Since our first meeting we knew we were up to something special. We have evolved so much from the early days in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at Nesting the Journal