May 31, 2010

May 25, 2010


We loaded up the car, rolled down the window for Molly to crane her head out and followed the Crowsnest Highway towards the sun. We ended up in Osoyoos, well known for reaching the hottest daytime temperatures in Canada. We fell in love with the quaint town, the desert landscape and the surrounding wineries. We sampled amazing wines at Inniskillin, Gehringer Brothers, Seven Stones, Burrowing Owl and Road 13. We can't wait to have our friends over for dinner and let them sample these delicious grapes.

May 16, 2010

Sunday, Lovely Sunday

Do you ever carry around that little feeling of dread on Sundays? Warning: work week, dead ahead!
For most of us, we only get two days off per week and yet we really only savour Saturdays. Too often our Sundays are spent mentally preparing for the week that lies ahead of us.
I think it's time we stopped clock watching, toss out our "to do" lists and really enjoy our other day off.
Treat Sunday like a second Saturday.

Today's line-up included: breakfast at our favourite diner, shopping at the local farmer's stand, dress shopping for my friend's wedding, catching up with friends, buying flowers at the local nursery and taking our dog out for a long walk. Bliss.

Remember, the weekend is for you. Use every ounce of it.

May 10, 2010

May 9, 2010

Make A Wish

I remember when I was a girl, my friends and I would sit cross-legged on the grass, blowing dandelion spores into the air, wishing for things like slumber parties and ice cream.
For the last several years, every time I pick up a dandelion, my wish has always been the same: to have a baby. One day I'm hoping the wind will blow in the right direction, and all the little dandelion spores full of wishes will swirl up into reality.
What are you wishing for?

May 3, 2010


Kitty, an inspiring trailblazer and dear friend, led me on an amazing new path. She sent me a brief instant message to let me know that I had to check out: Unravelling, Susannah Conway's brilliant e-course for those who are passionate about writing and photography. I ate up the article like candy (I probably ate up some real candy too in celebration, let's be honest).

Since discovering her website: Susannah Conway, I have fallen head over heels in love with her artistic circle of friends whose gorgeous photography and emotionally accessible writing styles have jumpstarted my creativity. Because of their inspiring online community, in the past month I have created a new blog, taken hundreds of photographs and completed my first original painting. The Unravelling course introduces groups of women to share their photography in online private groups, to use their photography and writing assignments to tap into their unique style and to unravel a new layer of themselves along the way. With limited spaces and heavy competition, my fingers and somewhat long toes are crossed in hopes of nabbing a spot this Saturday during the online booking frenzy. I'll keep you posted.

May 2, 2010

Working in the garden

May 1, 2010

On our drive to Harrison...