One of the most interesting (and healthy) things that we are doing this summer is eating a ton of fresh local organic vegetables. The best way to do this? Why through a farm box (or community supported agriculture/csa) program of course! We’ve signed up with Crisp Organics (formerly the Arkestyeyn-Vogler Family Farm) from Abbotsford, run
Last June (…the 2011 June…) I posted about my very first Pinterest inspired craft: coasters! That was just a sneak peak and I promised I’d put a tutorial up soon. Unfortunately, in some France-induced excitement last summer, I deleted my memory card and lost all the step-by-step images. But, never fear… yesterday I undertook project
Travel “Tuesday” this week is on a “Tuesday” because my little computer was sick and in the hospital on Monday and Tuesday morning. Trackpad problems. But no worries, she’s back and working better than ever! As I mentioned on Monday, this past weekend we photographed a beautiful wedding on the Sunshine Coast. And the second
Every time the Bing Hawaii commercial comes on I do a little jig at my excitement from the song. So imagine my delight when my wonderful couple this weekend selected it as their walking up the aisle song. I refrained myself from doing a jig, but I did come directly home to figure out just
We’ve been looking for a small couch/bed for our office in the attic. This will serve not only as a couch for meetings and brainstorming, but also as a bed for our (younger) guests and as our bed when parents-aged guests come to stay. I’ve been trolling craigslist for months and had narrowed it down
I’m switching things up a little today (and perhaps for the next several weeks). Instead of focusing on places I’ve been, how about places I want to go. Or images that inspire me to travel. Like these. 1. Lady on Train. Pinterest. Original Source. 2. See The World. Pinterest. Original Source. 3. The Maldives. Pinterest.
Thanks to everyone who has expressed concern about my death cold. It’s slowly but surely going the way of the dodo bird, woohoo! Though at day number 11, I certainly wish it was just gone. But don’t worry, it didn’t stop me from shooting the heck out of a super cool trash the dress session
First of all, let me apologize… I’ve been remiss in posting this week. Blame this on the death cold that has taken over my body. It started last Thursday night with a seriously sore throat, was followed on Friday morning by a ear, throat and back ache, then turned into a brutal cold over the
You know how nothing beats a puffy, gooey, cinnamon bun? Well, do I ever have a recipe for you! This recipe for cinnamon buns comes courtesy of my mom: (way) back in her day as an undergraduate student at the University of Alberta, she used to drop whatever she was doing at 10am and line
Time sure does fly, I can’t believe that I started this 30-before-30 project nine months ago. And even more, I can’t believe that I’ve only got three months to go! I’ve been distracted (really distracted) with weddings, and a new business, and settling in Vancouver so—once again—I didn’t go a great job on my list.
Usually Travel Tuesdays take you to some exotic place. Not this time friends… This time it takes you to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Edmonton often gets a bad rap, but it’s actually got a very pretty river valley and downtown. And it’s where I’m from, and where I’m spending a few summer days soaking up the
No mini project today, friends (though I did finish the lasts coats of poly on three more colourful kitchen table chairs yesterday… sneak peak here). Instead, today I’m going to talk about our VERY RED bedroom and how we plan to “un-red the bed(room)”. I introduced you to the bedroom on our house tour, but
The last time I got a haircut was on May 7. “That’s only 6 weeks ago” you’re thinking… And you’re right. But I didn’t get my hair cut on May 7, 2012. Oh no friends… I got it cut on May 7, 2011. And up until this morning, my hair came past my waist. Long
When I recently posted the image of Victoria Falls (more accurately of Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls) I realized it’s been awhile since I shared any Africa images. And this one is a good one. I have really mixed feelings about Zanzibar. I think by the time we got there we were really, really tired.
If you haven’t noticed I’ve been on a wee-bit of a homemade kick recently. (Thanks Captain Obvious.) I’ve homemade bread, pasta, pitas (and cookies, and lasagna noodles, and more bread), diy-ed a ton of stuff around the home, etc. Call it nearing-30 nesting, call it excitement to have a home, call it extra time due