Where We Create - Giulia of Fishly News

Good morning everyone! Today I am pleased to introduce you to a fellow Canadian, Giulia of Fishly News. Well, she's Canadian at least by virtue of having lived here for 9 years. An east coaster stole her European heart and here she is.
   
You might recognize her from Design Mom where she was part of her Living With Kids series. She's had a few posts at Apartment Therapy as well. This girl is working it!
   
But let's hear about where she creates...
   
   
   
   
             
   
          
   
This is our dining room table. It's a solid ebony coloured wooden table from Provence and is our only expensive furniture purchase. We eat dinner at this table, create crafts, use the sewing machine, make advent calendars, wrap gift, host parties and I take 90% of my food photos on this table. The dining room is flooded with light so it works very well for my photography, but it's also the gathering space for everything else we seem to do, including not so fun things like folding the laundry. While I don't edit my photos here or write my blog post, this is definitely the space where we create.
   
   
1. What time of day do you do your work and why?
I write my blog posts for the week either on Saturday or Sunday during the day, usually after grocery shopping or when the kids are out with their dad. I can't work late at night, so this is the only way I can get my content ready. I also prefer to plan ahead rather than posting last minute. Photos are taken during specific events, if they are part of a reno or the Friday Food Files they are most likely taken on the weekend as well.
   
2. What's your go-to snack when you are feeling peckish?
I never eat while I'm working at the computer, but my favourite late night snack is a piece of toast with melted butter and a drizzle of honey.
   
3. When you are procrastinating, what do you do?
At night I'd be on Pinterest or Twitter, during the day I don't usually procrastinate - I have trouble sitting still if I know things need to be picked up and put away. So, I might be procrastinating in finishing my fireplace reno, but at least things are pretty tidy around the house ;).
   
The fireplace reno that she started has been tempting me to remake our fireplace. It's not as ugly as Giulia's but when the previous owners renovated the cottage, they chose the blandest and dullest and least stylish tiles available. Think beige tumbled ceramic 4"x4" tiles. I'll be following her closely to pick up some tips! And if you have any suggestions or advice for Giulia, go at it.