January 31, 2015

Jan 31/365

Hello friends! Can you believe it's already the end of January? Did you have a good start to 2015? I really love doing this 365 photo project (although, some of the photos I've taken have been really sub-par quality, but at least I've kept at it). It's fun to look back at the month and be reminded of all the great things that have come from this time: ringing in the New Year on Pender Island, having amazing dinners each weekend with different friends, taking my daughter to her first concert, going on a date night with my love to see Brian Regan, having a tea party with my momma and celebrating each day that she's with us. So even if you don't do the photo a day project...even if you just jot one special thing from each day on a wall calendar, you'll be amazed at how many wonderful things can take place, just within one month's time. xoxo

January 30, 2015


It was a collection of the most adorable animals attacking their papa. Kids have the most incredible ability to make us forget about the big life stuff we are tackling, to demand that we are present and to remind us that it is best to just be silly. xoxo Happy Friday Friends!

January 29, 2015


Hello friends! It's been a very busy week...we made an offer on a home, that ended up going to someone else whom I shall furthermore refer to as lucky bastards. And although my hubby told me not to get to attached too quickly during the process,  I had already moved in, in my mind, and was so over the top excited to set it up and make it our own. I had already started to look at furniture (online). So ya, I got 100% attached to it, pretty much as soon as I walked through it. But I couldn't imagine making an offer on a place that I wasn't 100% excited about.
What kinds of qualities do you look for in a new home? Our new list includes a beautiful neighbourhood, quiet street, close to good schools...and for the house, I'd love an open floor plan, lots of natural light streaming in, a decent sized yard (ie - enough grass to play, but not so much that I need a ride-em mower), three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a rec room for our daughter.....so we'll see what we find. I'm just excited by the idea of exploring a new neighbourhood, having more room to entertain our friends (Is it just me, or do you sometimes find the expression room for entertaining a little funny? I mean, we're not actually "entertaining" them....like with a tap routine or performing showtunes ). Anyways, I'll let you know if we find our next home. All I know is that it's given me something to feel hopeful/excited about, which I've been very grateful for these days. xoxo

January 28, 2015


another grainy late night iphone photo.....hopefully life will settle down a bit soon so I can break out my camera...but tonight I just wanted to capture the sheer joy of finally getting home, after an almost three hour commute....and being thankful that I was home safe and sound, and not the poor man who passed away on the highway today.  As long as I'm hugging this little gal, my day is wonderful. xo

January 27, 2015


This is a little grainy because it's an iphone photo, but I had to quickly capture all the big time action as our cat moved from one sleeping spot to another.

January 26, 2015


Today was a lovely day. The sun glistening off every surface truly helps pump up the volume on the day's enjoyment level. Toss in a great visit with friends, a beautiful walk to the park with my old gal (the princess pictured above) and a delicious dinner and you've got a rock solid Monday. I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the beautiful sun! xoxo

January 25, 2015


Nature was very fashion forward when she created the ladybug. I think I'd feel pretty spiffy if I were a ladybug compared to some of the other drab insects crawling around. I'd be all "in your face woodbugs!"