• shifting perspectives

    I haven’t written in a while because if I’m honest, I wasn’t sure what to write.   I have all these half written blog posts started and then my confidence in my writing peters off  and I drop down into the rabbit hole of thinking… it’s not good enough, it’s not perfect.   I never […]

  • Finding my WHY?

    One of the big topics my accountability group discusses is WHY.  Why are you doing this? Why did you decide to start, why do you continue? etc.  The first time that topic came up, I realized to answer my WHY, I had to go back further and be really honest about my HOW.   How […]

  • You are your only limit

    The other night I was listening to this audio book  “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert while prepping food for the week, and all of a sudden she said something that made me drop everything I was doing and rewind to hear it again.   She was talking about this saying “Argue […]

  • Be A priority in your life!

    I wrote this post a few weeks ago for our health initiative at work, and thought I would share it here also.  As part of this journey, I want to be my truest self,  so here it goes… I have struggled with my weight and body image for most of my life and have tried […]

  • A Journey begins…

    Oh Heeeeyyyy!  It’s been a while since I’ve been in here … almost four years now that I look at it.  I honestly have no idea how  four years went by in a blink of an eye, but it did.    I lost my way for a while there, consumed with other things in my […]

  • A Day with the Bundy Family

    A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of spending the entire day with one of my favourite families.  These four are pretty special let me tell you!   I have known Sarah  since we first met back in our teens working at Science World… ahhh yes the formative years…  and although she only worked […]

  • Taking Stock

    Its the first day of Autumn today and I thought I would celebrate with this little diddy I found on the Daybook blog.  Autumn is my hands down favourite season…in case you didn’t know already.. here are a couple odes to my love for autumn from last year here and here   Making : plans […]

  • one last post on Colorado before I move on to new topics

    So this week has gotten a little crazier than I thought it was going to be.  I haven’t been home one night yet this week and won’t be home for the remainder.   With surprise visitors from out of town, free hockey tickets, the Lumineers concert and the arrival and snuggling of a new little, […]

  • Denver… continued

    So here is another post filled with landscape photos and no people from my trip a few weeks ago to Denver.  Thank goodness I went when I did, because they had some crazy flooding over the last week that has wreaked havoc on some of the gorgeous places I saw.  Not sure where my head […]

  • Weekend Wanderings in Denver (Part II)- Red Rocks in the daylight

    So I’m a little obsessed with Red Rocks!  If you couldn’t tell by the last post, I absolutely fell in love with this place.  Hands down best venue I’ve ever seen a live show in!  I was so wanting to go back during the day because I just knew that those rocks would be even […]

latest posts

an evening in Horseshoe Bay

   One of my favourite things about living back on the North Shore right now is Horseshoe Bay.  I forgot how much I love this quiet little cove and its quaint charm.    We headed down there on Thursday Night with some friends (before I got really sick , totally unrelated to this evening out, and […]

and overnight it became autumn…

Autumn is here! (shameless fist pump) It arrived overnight I swear, with its crisp cool air and burnt colours.  Ushering  in the subtle scent of spiced cookies and apple cider.It has stolen my heart again, as it does each year with its changing leaves and cool mornings, sunshine filled afternoons and breathtaking sunsets… yes, yes, […]

the bewitching hour of storytime

   This is K. He is a gorgeous, kind hearted little boy with the sweetest soul imaginable.  I had the pleasure of having him all to myself the other night so his parents could go out. K decided to read Auntie Brookie some stories and let me tell you, it was my favourite part of […]

shore livin’

I got to see Little E twice this weekend !!!! lucky me! I also got to see his momma all 3 days! Its pretty fun living back on the shore during my renovations.  I get to drop in for tea and quick visits because I’m so much closer right now!.  We headed up to Davids […]

Friday Night Market at Lonsdale Pier

  On Friday night, my friend C and I ventured down to Lonsdale Pier and went to the Friday Night market. I have never been before,  and so it was fun to check out something new.  There were lots of food trucks, vendors and live music… not to mention perfect weather! The market apparently runs […]

Nifty Fifty

Just a quick post with a couple of sneak peak photos I took of my mom’s flowers the other night with my new Nifty Fifty Lens. For those of you new to the photography world like me,  a nifty fifty is apparently an industry term for a 50 mm prime lens. I mean seriously look at […]

this one time… in Spain

Today marks 6 years since I returned home from a year living abroad in Spain. (seriously, where does time go?) It was the most amazing experience of my life- to date- and I am forever changed because of the things I learned, saw, experienced and lived during my time there.  There is no way to sum […]

photography 101

On Sunday, my friend Sarah and I took our first ever Photography class through Amanda Kerr Photography and went on a 2 hour photowalk excursion in Gastown. There were 6 students and Amanda and it was a great , really informative beginners look at photography.  I have to say Amanda was a great teacher and […]

Autumn, you have my whole heart

Saturday marked the start of September, which is my absolute favourite month of the year, with October following in a close second.   It is also the month that signifies the start of fall- my absolute favourite season of all. September marks the start of new beginnings for.  It feels far more like a new year, […]

a new view

I recently ( as in a few months) ago, invested in my first DSLR camera and am now obsessed with photo taking. My camera is in my purse most of the time and I’m always popping it out to snaps some photos.  Like I said here and here ,  I am a memory keeper. It seems odd […]