The Friday Five – Mid Century Modern Cribs for Canadians

The Friday Five - Cribs | Squirrelly Minds

Sparrow crib from Oeuf on Elle and Elliot – $995CAD / Hudson crib from Babyletto on West Coast Kids – $498.88CAD / Moderna Island crib from Ti Amo on All Modern – $299.95 / Grayson from Shermag on Toys R Us – $299.99CAD /
Modo from Babyletto on West Coast Kids – $479.99CAD

When crib shopping, I found the stock in local shops were filled with mundane, traditional style cribs. Thank goodness for the interwebs! Except I soon realized that shopping as a Canadian was going to be difficult. They were all either:
a) well priced but only shipped within the continental US
b) far too expensive to ship to Canada
c) far too expensive over all

All the above cribs (yes, all white, can you tell I have a preference?) either ship to Canada or are available through Canadian retailers. (I just found West Coast Kids and can tell you right now I’m going to drop a lot of mula there.) But as much as I love all the cribs, we had a very limited budget. What did we get? For $249.99CAD ($310 after taxes and shipping) we ended up with this crib by Kidiway! (Don’t worry, we’ll be buying very different bedding).

The Friday Five - Cribs | Squirrelly MindsI am pleasantly shocked at Toys R Us shipping. We ordered the crib last Friday, shipping only cost us $20, it was sent out on Monday, and it arrived on TUESDAY. I was not expecting that kind of service. I can’t wait to get the nursery together and assemble baby’s crib!

I’m still on the hunt for fantastic baby sites that ship to Canada. Do you know any? Please share in the comments!


Eat | Ginger Kick G&T Cocktail and Mocktail

Ginger Kick G&T Cocktail and Mocktail | Squirrelly Minds
If you caught the news a while back, you’ll know that I have to resist tasty booze filled beverages all summer long. Thankfully the mister is very good at not only concocting cocktails, but just as good at making versions for us pregnant ladies or anyone who prefers their drinks prohibition era friendly.
Ginger Kick G&T Cocktail and Mocktail | Squirrelly Minds | Squirrelly Minds
And so, as I venture forth on a spirit free diet, I’ll be here sharing cocktail recipes with the equivalent mocktail on this little series called Mr and Mrs Cocktails. First up is my absolute favourite – gin. For our first mocktail, I actually had to ask “…this doesn’t have gin in it right?”. Yep, that’s how good it is. This is a refined spin on the old classic g&t. The twist? Ginger, either as a liqueur or a syrup.

Ginger Kick G&T Cocktail and Mocktail | Squirrelly Minds | Squirrelly Minds
We (aka the mister) were lucky enough to get to try a new local gin from Ampersand Distilling Co. I took a sniff from the bottle and knew it was one I could enjoy simple with an ice cube or perhaps some olive juice. (I can’t wait to try). Made from organic BC grain and organic, wild harvested botanicals, Ryan called it crisp, well balanced, and summery. A work horse gin that works for any drink or occassion, and definitely a gin we can be proud to say comes from our island. My gosh I can’t wait to try it for myself.
But some of you can, and you can try it in this Ginger Kick G&T! Or if you’re in my situation, scroll down for the mocktail version.

Ginger Kick G&T Cocktail and Mocktail | Squirrelly Minds | Squirrelly Minds

Ginger Kick G&T


  • 1oz Gin
  • 1/2oz Ginger liqueur (store bought or diy)
  • Bitters
  • Cucumber mint tonic
  • Cucumber & Orange peel garnish


  1. Shake gin, liqueur, and a few dashes of bitters
  2. Strain into Old Fashioned glass full of ice
  3. Top with tonic
  4. Garnish with cucumber and orange peel

Ginger Kick G&T Mocktail


  • 1/2oz ginger simple syrup
  • Cucumber Mint Tonic
  • Orange non-alcoholic bitters
  • Cucumber and orange peel to garnish


  1. Fill Old Fashioned glass with ice & tonic
  2. Add syrup, stir gently
  3. Add a few dashes of bitters
  4. Garnish with cucumber and/or orange peel

Happy drinking!


The Friday Five – Gold DIYs

The Friday Five - Gold DIY's | Squirrelly Minds

Gold Foil Brush Stroke Pillow by Sugar & Cloth on Design Love Fest / Gold Striped Planner by One O / Gold Accented Headphones by Fall For DIY / Desk Calendar by Anna Bode / Faux Crystal Pendant with Gold Leaf by Adventures in Fashion

It’s no secret that I love gold, so I’m naturally drawn to gold DIY’s like a magpie is to paperclips or other shiny objects. I’m well accustomed to using gold spray paint or gold leaf to get that shine I so love, but I was so excited in my search to find gold silk screen foil. WHAT!???? Now I want to turn all our fabrics gold!
Watch out mister, the gold invasion is coming.
Happy weekend everyone!


Shop | Squirrelly Minds Paper Shop Sale

Sale at the Squirrelly Minds Print Shop | Squirrelly Minds
Hey friends! It’s been a while since I’ve done a post on the shop so I wanted to pop in for a little something special:

Sale at the Squirrelly Minds Print Shop | Squirrelly Minds
Yep! To celebrate Spring (hooray!), when you purchase $15.00 or more, you can receive 25% off your entire order! That’s 8×10 art prints, gift cards, gift card box set and calendars. The sale is on for the next three days so hop on over and enter SquirrellySpring2015 for your discount.

See you there!

*Discount valid on purchases of $15.00CAD or more. Expires 12am on April 16th, 2015

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