Tis That Season – Minted Holiday Cards

Monday, November 11, 2013 4 Permalink 0

Listen, I am as shocked as the next person - it's almost Christmas. How the hell did it come up so quickly? I have no idea. Life has this magical mysterious way to sneaking up on us. It felt like just yesterday that Nan and I were splashing around the East Coast and now I am already thinking about my Christmas shopping and cards.... I always struggle each holiday season to buy cards that are "me". The ones I seem to gravitate towards are always way way way too expensive for me to rationalize buying (everyone just recycles non-personalized cards right?). I love getting cards that involve personalized pictures because than at least it feels like you are getting a little something special. So what awesome timing when Minted contacted me about their holiday photo cards and the desire to collaborate. Minted has kindly offered to allow me a ...

Morning Light

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 2 Permalink 0

My new apartment has amazing natural light. It really is the best feeling in the world to wake up in my little box of an apartment with Nannabear with the sun shining onto me. If you had asked me ten years ago if I would have thought that I would actually like the morning sunlight waking me up at 6:30am (naturally!!!),  I would have laughed. No way. I probably would have invested in some black out curtains or something. Oddly, I have gone from being a total sleep-in addict to a full on morning person. Well I don't know if I am a 'real' morning person, I just wake up early now. Not sure if I am approachable or not but I love waking up early. Sometimes, I feel like it is actually the best time of the day. I spotted this beautiful image on Pinterest this AM - the image ...

Today’s Treat

Sunday, May 26, 2013 1 Permalink 0

Patio season has officially started. I have visions of sleeping outside on my patio when the temperatures start to rise in late June - not so sure I like the idea of a squirrel snuggling in with me in the wee hours though (my rooftop neighbours LOVE being chatty and active at 5am).

Evolution of My New Apartment

Thursday, April 11, 2013 3 Permalink 0

Previously, I used to document things along the way, corner by corner, project by project. Living in an extremely small space (for my standards) has made me feel like I am not quite ready to 'share' my new place yet. I have been living here full time since the middle of January... The process has been slow. I haven't been wanting to rush anything and for budgetary reasons, things really have been coming along slowly. Don't get me wrong, it looks completely different in here. I have been painting, hanging, moving and switching things around weekly. But it still isn't there yet. Being so small, if I share one thing, I pretty much share it all... So I want it to be more complete. Most of the painting work is now finished - I finally got to use my amazing sponsorship from Para Paints to give the walls a fresh lick of paint. ...