Above photo of Silent Lake, by Oliver Sigrist. Another week has gone by and you probably have a lot to be thankful for. We are still in this pandemic and slowly our community is starting to re-open.

We are happy to help if you are looking for something specific or are a shopper who needs a bit of guidance. If you are doing renovations or thinking the cottage needs some redecorating we are qualified to help with floor plans, colour choices and furniture layout. Comfort and style are high on most customers’ lists so I thought I would share a few items that are popular in the shop.

The Megati sectional below is a showstopper that is made in Toronto and can be customized to your size requirements quite easily. It would look great in a contemporary or traditional interior, and is available in numerous fabrics and leathers at a great price point.

The Quinn swivel chair shown above is perfect for watching the game, or enjoying your morning coffee. Just imagine yourself sitting here taking in the view of the lake. The back cushion is down filled for added comfort and it is available in a selection of durable fabrics as well as leather.

Hunter Street Books has permanently closed the physical store but remains as an online website for orders and free delivery in Peterborough. Check out the website here for more details. If you are looking for something to read while you are at home check out this selection of inspiring books.

Heather Doughty is a local photographer who has documented local families and businesses in this inspiring video. Check it out here.

Miss Grove & Co out of Omemee does artisan gift boxes and flowers if you are looking for a unique Birthday or Graduation gift. I gifted flowers to relatives for Easter and they were beautiful. They have just opened up a plant pop up shop. “We are happy to announce the opening of our farm stand at The Flower Barn for planting season! The time has come to get our hands dirty and plant some new life outside. We will have easy curbside shopping and pickup available to service you.  With hanging baskets, planters, annuals, vegetable seedlings, herbs and more, we promise to keep things safe and easy for you to be able to shop with confidence”. Photo below by Miss Grove

There really are some wonderful people in this world. How beautiful is this?

With this time at home photographer Daryl Granger has built some fun sets in his backyard. Check out this article to see some squirrels in action!

A Trent student breaks a Guinness World Record raising money for frontline healthcare workers. Read the article here.

If you want a new project to keep you busy you can attempt to make a dream home for bees.

Check out these songs that might make you smile.

I personally have not had the energy to totally clean and re-organize my home.  Now that the weather is warming up and the kids are playing outside more maybe I will try and declutter. I’m all about less stuff to clean and dust. If you need some tips and advice this article might help you.

I finished watching The Last Dance with the rest of the world and it made me think back to last year and The Raptors big win! Hopefully when sports finally comes back they are able to do the same once again.

 “A Toronto-based photographer has won a prestigious photography award for his photo of what has been touted as one of the Toronto Raptors’ most iconic moments — Kawhi Leonard’s Game 7 buzzer-beater during the 2019 Eastern Conference playoffs. Mark Blinch’s photo, showing Leonard squatting down as he, his Raptors teammates, Philadelphia 76ers players, and fans inside Scotiabank Arena, watch the ball drop through the net, won the first prize in the sports singles category at World Press Photo’s 2020 photo contest”.

If you are home schooling there is only another month to go, but you still have to make lunches for the entire summer! Actress Kristen Bell shares a glimpse of her life with kids below. Things can get a bit crazy I know, all we can do is try our best and take it day by day.

Cheers to you for being amazing – Holly