keeping organized

After two months, I have finally moved back into my freshly painted and renovated apartment.  There are still a few things left to be done, so I won’t be posting any house shots just yet, though I’m pretty proud of the decisions I made and the work that was completed by the amazing Bayridge Construction.  […]

life lately… in 4″ photos

Autumn has been awesome so far, but the rains have finally hit this past week and the mountains have their first dusting of snow on them.  It was 3 degrees this morning and I sipped my first peppermint mocha of the season as I drove to work.  Here is what I am looking forward to […]

photobooth fun (and too much caffeine)

There is something about old photo booths that is just sooooo much fun. From the scramble to fit everyone inside the booth and get the curtain closed, the flashing light that speeds up before the flash goes off , to the excitement of waiting to see what the photos look like when they slide out […]

snapshots from my iphone


the enchanted forest

When I was little, I used to imagine that the forest behind our house was enchanted with fairies and wood nymphs.  Creatures the likes of the faun in the Chronicles of Narnia or the Badger in Wind in the Willows lived just a hop, skip and a jump across the creek from my bedroom window.  […]

A love letter to Vancouver…(in photos)

There was a time in my life when all I wanted to do was escape Vancouver, go live in a different place where nobody knew my name.  But now, for the life of me,  I can’t think why I ever felt that way?  I love my city. It holds my heart in its hands and […]

learning to write again

I used to write a lot.  It used to be my favourite thing to do. I lived and breathed by my pen,  writing journals upon journals, scribbling thoughts down on any scrap of paper I could find.  And then something happened and somewhere along the way, I lost it for a while. I used to […]

Gobble Gobble… till you wobble wobble… (and we did)

Thanksgiving dinner was two days ago and I think I may still be recovering from a self induced turkey/stuffing coma.  Was it worth it?  is that even a question? seriously…  ( have you been to one of mom’s dinners?!?!) Dinner was awesome as usual, and we were surrounded by family and friends who all joined […]

Ginger cookies

These cookies are a family favourite. They are super easy to make and make the house smell wonderful.  Not to mention they make a wonderful hostess gift too, wrapped up in cellophane with a pretty ribbon.   Cream together  3/4 cup shortening and 1 cup of sugar.    Add 1/4 cup molasses and 1 egg […]


Its our Thanksgiving dinner tonight, and true to form, the house is a buzz of activity.  We’ve been baking and cooking for two days.  The turkey is just about ready to go in, stuffed and dressed.  There are pumpkin soup bowls waiting on the counter to be filled with roasted carrot and brie soup topped […]