Hi! I'm the girl behind this blog


I suppose it is about time I fill in this page. The main reason that is has been a vacant spot for so long is that it kind of feels like a weird first day of school assignment to write the obligatory "About Me" essay, specially at my age. What age would that be exactly? Well, I guess that would be a good place to start. I am a 31 year young wife and mom of an awfully sweet 6 year old  (that would be Wren, the real star of this blog).

 my little buddy.


Some popular adjectives I use to describe myself are busy, creative, outgoing, ambitious, friendly and smart. Yet not so smart that I often forget to use the spell check function, so maybe we'll swap it out for "good problem solver". Yup, that sounds better.


You may notice that things change regularly around our house, and the main reason for that is that I used to own and run a local furniture refurbishing business named WhiteBerry Reinvented. It evolved from a piece of furniture here or there for myself to a full time gig that lasted a few years. But being the old lady I am it, all that shuffling started to wear me down with the constant changing and rearranging. So I've moved on to much less stressful work such as flipping houses (that's sarcasm there, friends). Maybe my job title would be more accurately described as professional flipper, whether it's furniture, trinkets or houses. Basically, I like to make things pretty and pass them on to someone who will love it just as much or more than I do.


So where exactly is home? We live in Edmonton, Alberta. We bought our constantly evolving home just about 4 years ago and over time we have poured our hard earned cash, hearts and souls into it. Are we nearly done? I am hoping soon! Still left to be done are 2 bathrooms and our stair case, among countless little odds and ends. So feel free to live vacariously through our renos, or laugh at us for how long and painfully drawn out they've become. Either one is fine by me.

Our humble, evolving abode.

In the end this blog was started to chronicle our adventures into parenthood but has developed into an assorted mix of decor, clothing, the occasional recipe and snippets of daily life. And let me tell you, there is nothing that keeps me more motivated to finish a project than knowing I can't wait to share it with you. So thanks for that, because lord knows our garage cannot hold one more half finished project!

And that is the long and short of it my friends!
As always, enjoy whatever it is you are doing ...in the fun lane.



HeidiFerguson said...

So nice to know a little more about you! Thanks for "finally" updating! Haha! Love your style (clothing, furnishings...) and love that you share it. Being that I live in Atlanta, GA, I doubt I will ever run into you but I would feel like I ran into an old friend if I did!

Velud'arte said...

Hello Holly.
I love your blog, really!
Your personality, your ideas, your projects ... fantastic!
The Wren's beautiful! I have a wonderful daughter at 8 months and I imagine it is more so when grown!
I work in a company of rustic furniture in Portugal. I am responsible for project design and monitoring in manufacturing.
My blog is just to share some ideas that I go through my head!
I give much value to your work! Congratulations!

Jen Gilday said...

Am LOVING your blog! Found you on pinterest.


Cheyenne said...

Holly, I popped over here via Sausha's blog and got have been reading through your blog for the past while. You. are. awesome. Your photos are stunning and I love your home! Oh, and your lil sweet pea is just that-ever so sweet.

My jaw sorta dropped when I read your Happy Canada post...because blogs like this one here are usually from the US. Then I was sure you were from Vancouver, yes, Vancouver it had to be. When I read here you are practically a neighbour (okay, that would be a several hour exaggeration) I was thrilled to find such a hip blog located right here in Alberta. ;)

I'm anxious to read more! Thanks for sharin some of your life!

Anne said...

Hi Holly! Just found your blog today & I'm already a huge fan! Always happy to find another Canadian blogger!!


Zach said...

Hello Holly.
Love what I've read of your blog so far. You need to turn your horseshoe 180 degrees, though, so the luck doesn't run out. ;)

Anne said...

I LOVE your site!


rowenamaxwell said...

Great to come across your blog. Seems a cheerful place.
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Christina @ The Murrayed Life said...

So I've been reading here and there for a while now, and finally decided to read your about me and am so glad I did because this whole time I thought you were getting to ParkView house ready for you guys! ha. But no, you flip them and make them beautiful for others, which is seriously a very kind service to the world.

Thank you, thank you, for helping those of us who just don't want to do it ourselves out. I greatly appreciate it. :)

Carol Bartlett said...

OMG, can't believe I am just discovering you. Found you via My Sweet Savanah. What would you call your style? I absolutely love it!

Holly Baker said...

Thanks so much Carol!
I would say my style is best described as white, fresh and happy. I have a hard time narrowing it down much more than that LOL.

Ooh La Lovely Blog said...

I am so glad I've stumbled upon your darling blog! I'm excited to follow along and see what amazing things you bring. Finding a good blog is like finding money you forgot about in a pair of old jeans. Its great.


Dana said...

Hi Holly!
I bought the latest issue of Style At Home Magazine yesterday and was delighted to see the feature article about you and your home! I was excited to read "in their West Edmonton home"!! I always assume it's a Toronto or Vancouver home being showcased, so I felt great knowing a fellow Edmontonian was being featured.
Your home is beautiful and I love your style, aesthetic, and search for a great deal or something you can rethink or repurpose. You're a girl after my own heart!
So glad I discovered your blog. All the best in your future renovations!
From another Edmonton girl!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering what brand & color you used when you colored your hair red? Thank you.

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