• 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

aloha from maui

I know it has been forever since I last posted and while this will be a short and sweet,  I thought I would just say hello and hope that this little post finds you all well. I have tried to stay away from the computer and phone  as much as possible on this trip because […]

keeping organized

After two months, I have finally moved back into my freshly painted and renovated apartment.  There are still a few things left to be done, so I won’t be posting any house shots just yet, though I’m pretty proud of the decisions I made and the work that was completed by the amazing Bayridge Construction.  […]

life lately… in 4″ photos

Autumn has been awesome so far, but the rains have finally hit this past week and the mountains have their first dusting of snow on them.  It was 3 degrees this morning and I sipped my first peppermint mocha of the season as I drove to work.  Here is what I am looking forward to […]

photobooth fun (and too much caffeine)

There is something about old photo booths that is just sooooo much fun. From the scramble to fit everyone inside the booth and get the curtain closed, the flashing light that speeds up before the flash goes off , to the excitement of waiting to see what the photos look like when they slide out […]

the enchanted forest

When I was little, I used to imagine that the forest behind our house was enchanted with fairies and wood nymphs.  Creatures the likes of the faun in the Chronicles of Narnia or the Badger in Wind in the Willows lived just a hop, skip and a jump across the creek from my bedroom window.  […]

A love letter to Vancouver…(in photos)

There was a time in my life when all I wanted to do was escape Vancouver, go live in a different place where nobody knew my name.  But now, for the life of me,  I can’t think why I ever felt that way?  I love my city. It holds my heart in its hands and […]

learning to write again

I used to write a lot.  It used to be my favourite thing to do. I lived and breathed by my pen,  writing journals upon journals, scribbling thoughts down on any scrap of paper I could find.  And then something happened and somewhere along the way, I lost it for a while. I used to […]

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 […]