Weekend musings, a birthday and random thoughts

So this coming Saturday  I am turning another year older.   I’ll be thirty-one ( which pains me a little to say honestly).  Last year the big 3-0 was a little scary, but kind of exciting too because it was the start of a new decade.  Turning thirty-one just plain freaks me out.   I […]

holiday lead-up

If you know me, or have been following along through the Christmas season, you will know that I have a tendency to get really excited pre-holiday and begin preparations far too early!  but I mean,  really… can you blame me??? How is one supposed to resist all the red and pink hearts everywhere?!?! it’s nearly […]

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Christmas is my absolute favourite holiday!  If you’ve been following along on instagram  or twitter you will already know this by the obnoxious amounts of Christmas themed photos I have been posting since … cough cough, November.   I have thoroughly enjoyed the season so far, complete with a one day Vancouver snow storm.  I had hoped […]

life lately in 4 inch photos

Life has been sooooo busy lately. Christmas parties, shopping, getting ready for the holidays, decorating and baking.  I don’t think I’ve been in bed before midnight once in the last two weeks.   Christmas is only a week away!  I can’t believe it!   I am really looking forward to a few days off and […]

planetary alignments and other things

So I wrote this awesome poetic post about having an off week and weird planetary alignments ( according to my yoga instructor) and somehow even though I saved it, I managed to paste over it. Gone, disappeared, magically no longer here… and no undo function!.. just .. I have no words.  I really truly feel […]

the most delicious cookies there ever was

I found this recipe on pinterest ( oh how I love thee pinterest, let me count the ways) and they claimed to be the best cookies ever. Well, I couldn’t let that dare go unchallenged, so I made these lovely, dainty cookies Saturday morning… and well…. Pinterest 1: Brooke 0. Delicious, sweet, flaky, chewy, crumbly […]

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 […]

cards… cards… CARDS

Sooooo, it’s that time of year again and the card making has begun! I realized the other day that the holiday season is about to be upon us…  yup you heard me. Thanksgiving ( at least up here in Canada) arrives next Monday, and I hadn’t made any new cards yet!  From there, it’s only a […]