• 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

The Beginning of Something New…

I first met Anita about 5 years ago at a party my old roommate and I were hosting. She and I  hit it off right away and have stayed in touch, in one way or another, ever since.  She is truly one of the nicest, most genuine people I have ever met. I remember, on […]

From my bedroom window…

I missed throwback Thursday by a couple of days with this post… but I’m going with it, because well… I feel like it and isn’t that the point of having your own blog?!  Anyway, I wrote this little bit below back when I lived in Spain in 2005 and thought it might be fun to […]

The Littles, lately.

I have said it before and I will say it again, I am so blessed to be an Auntie.  I love all my relationships with the Littles in my life, and cherish the time I get to spend snuggling, playing, photographing and sharing experiences with them. It’s such a wonderful blessing to watch children discover […]

wanderlust

Wanderlust:  a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about. I have always loved the word wanderlust… describes so perfectly how one feels when they are going through it. The craving for  travel, the desire to see foreign places, the joy of wandering  and discovering something new. Every once in a while, I get this extreme case of wanderlust. If you have never experienced […]

The Latin Quarter

To all of you Paris Voyageurs out there, here is a word of advice …  when you find something you really like at a small, random street market on your first day, don’t decide to come back another day.  BUY IT! dang it, BUY IT… because even though you spend the next day trying to […]

Montmartre

We found ourselves in Montmartre on our second day of our trip and then found ourselves back there on our very last day before we came home.  We loved the charm and the quaintness of this part of Paris.  Despite my thoughts of taking the funicular up to the top, we braved it both times […]

Wandering…

One of my very favourite things to do in a new city (or any city for that matter), is to wander.  Just get off the metro or walk out the door of your hotel and walk, and walk and walk, and see where the day takes you.  There is something so decadent in the freedom […]

Une nuit a Paris

Our first outing in Paris was at night and what an incredible way to see the city.  Paris by night is so magical and my pictures don’t even give it a fraction of the justice it deserves.  It was, in a word… enchanting.  The city is completely lit up, including a sparkling light show at […]

Marché aux Fleurs de Paris

The Flower Market, located in the fourth arrondissement of Paris on the Île de la Cité, is just blocks from the famous Notre Dame.  It is a serene oasis tucked away in the bustling city of Paris.  On the day  we found ourselves wandering through this gorgeous market, there wasn’t another tourist in sight.  I […]

A Walk in Villiers Sur Marne

During our week in Paris we stayed with some dear friends of S in a little ville outside of Paris called Villiers sur Marne.    It was a lovely little town full of lots of character and old buildings, cobblestone streets and ivy clad structures.   I loved wandering around this little town capturing its […]