• 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

tea and biscuits

There is this little gem of a place called The Secret Garden Tea Company which serves up the tastiest mini treats and a gorgeous selection of teas.  It’s perfect for “ladies who lunch” and us wannabes on weekends. I mean really, could these treats look any more delicious –and let me tell you, those lemon tarts are […]

memory is a funny thing

Memory is a strange thing.  It brings you such joy and such heartache at the same time.  These pictures may not seem like much to you… but they bring me to tears when I see them. I think of the joy and laughter spent here.  I think of the people that have shaped my life. […]

Happy Birthday to two of my favourite people!

Just wanted to wish these two lovely ladies who are two of my best and dearest friends, the happiest of birthdays! May this year bring you tons and tons of happiness and joy! xo miss you both dearly

Buon Viaggio

Last night we had a little Gastown farewell party for a friend (and my, by proxy, big brother) who is spending the next year living in Firenze  after finishing his PhD this summer (he is THE smarty pants around here). What an adventure and I’m so happy for him to be starting something so new […]

pickled

So, in case you guys aren’t pickle maniacs like my family is and in case you aren’t sure exactly how much 80 lbs of pickling cucumbers is, all said and done… well , ITS A LOT! 79 jars of pickles to be exact,  an entire bag of garlic ( I lost count after skinning the […]

Farmers Market Saturdays

My Saturdays this summer have involved Farmers Markets whenever possible.  I had originally planned to volunteer out at UBC Farmers Market and the UBC Farm, but summer somehow got away from me with weddings, travel and good times. Its on my list for next year for sure though!   Anyway, I made it to the market […]

another legacy…

I just got home from watching the latest instalment of the  Bourne Series and while you can never be as GREAT as Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner makes a pretty awesome super spy/assassin. (read: SUPER HOT BOD). Okay, now that, THAT, is out of the way, what I really wanted to say was that it looks […]

on being an Auntie

I have the pleasure of being the Auntie to this little guy E.  He has been in my life for 2 years now  (how has time gone that fast?) ,and 9 months before that in his momma’s belly!  He is the light of my life and I love the special relationship we have together. This […]