• 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

may you rest in peace, little angels

The events that took place last Friday in Newtown, Connecticut were shocking, horrifying and utterly heartbreaking.  I sat in the safety of my cubicle knowing all my loved ones were safe and not in any harm while I watched the horror unfold from my computer screen. I cannot imagine being a mother , father, sister, […]

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 […]

body and bounce… is there anything better?

  So I finally went to get a haircut this past weekend ( MUCH NEEDED) and I couldn’t be happier.  I mean, I’m always happy when I go see An, but this time, she rocked it more than usual! She has superpowers I swear! She makes my hair look so dang good, I wish I […]

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 […]

a little bit more of hawaii (for your viewing pleasure)

Hope you aren’t sick of me yet, but the photos keep coming. It’s a nice little reminder when the weather is grey and cold here, that the two weeks in Maui were sunny and warm and filled with tropical breezes.  The Kihei Market is always a fun place to spend some time and grab a […]

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 […]

flowers, flowers…did I mention flowers????

Warning:  this post is only pictures of flowers.  Proceed if you love them as much as I do. Ah yes, another post about my trip to Maui…are you sick of me yet?  It’s been really hard to narrow down my photos from my trip to the tropics because there was so much beauty to be […]

a morning walk

One of my favourite things to do in Maui is to walk from our hotel in Kihei west along the beach all the way past Wailea.  There are beaches and a boardwalk that go the entire way and besides having the most amazing view to look at, its a great way to get exercise.  The […]

an afternoon in old lahaina

warning…this post is full of a LOT of photos I took so many photographs on this trip that I have decided to split up the posts into areas of the island so I don’t overload you all at once. I decided to look up some information on Lahaina as I didn’t really know that much […]

island life

This holiday is winding down quickly… and we only have a couple of sunshine filled days left by the beach. .. I will miss the pace of the island and the lazy days we have spent wandering around it.  I feel like with every gust of wind that blows through the palm trees, a little […]