It’s Gonna Be Worth It All

It’s Gonna Be Worth It All

On Monday I climbed Golden Ears Mountain with my sister-in-law, Elizabeth Gadd, and her friend Shane Black. In the matter of two weeks we planned a hike that is rated “difficult” (as opposed to moderate or easy).

Fall Essentials

Posted by: on Aug 29, 2015 | No Comments

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Fall is in the air in Vancouver and dressing for the weather is tricky. Outerwear is necessary to ward off the wind and rain but indoors is still steamy. Being able to strip down quick is essential to my armpits.

When I cleared out my closet I was so happy to rediscover this cape made for me by my mother-in-law. It’s the perfect Fall wardrobe piece. I’m also super excited to wear looser fit jeans and let my legs breathe this season.

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I’m sorry. I’ve no excuse for the uneven hem roll on the jeans:)

*Joe Fresh jeans, thrifted turtleneck, Stuart Weitzman loafers

Just Debt It

Just Debt It

Posted by: on Aug 28, 2015 | No Comments

I’m not going to think about the meaning embedded in a plastic card as I hand it over to pay for something I don’t need. I want, what I want, when I want it. I need to be jacked up on caffeine, decked out in designer duds and cruising around in my shiny, debt-mobile (okay, minivan. Whatever).

I look gooood on the outside, I have my shiz together. Forget Just Do It and instead Just Debt It.

Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment

Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment

Posted by: on Aug 28, 2015 | No Comments

Yesterday morning I was supposed to stay home and work but then Ben showed me photos of the new playground they were going to explore in Richmond. As if I was going to let them go without me!

The Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment is on the cutting edge of playground design in that it hopes to address “Nature-Deficit Disorder’ in kids and adults by creating a play environment amongst trees and former farm fields, with wild-life nearby and adjacent to the Fraser River.

Purging

Purging

Posted by: on Aug 24, 2015 | No Comments

I’m reading through The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and it’s been revolutionizing my life. I am near the end of stage one; getting rid of clothes. I have gotten rid of bags upon bags of clothing (this includes the boys’) and now all my clothing fits into one small closet and a few drawers.

It’s Gonna Be Worth It All

It’s Gonna Be Worth It All

Posted by: on Aug 19, 2015 | No Comments

On Monday I climbed Golden Ears Mountain with my sister-in-law, Elizabeth Gadd, and her friend Shane Black. In the matter of two weeks we planned a hike that is rated “difficult” (as opposed to moderate or easy).

Life At A Glance | Behind My Eyeballs

Life At A Glance | Behind My Eyeballs

Posted by: on Aug 11, 2015 | No Comments

Life lately has been a little bit complicated and a whole lot good. A few months ago I went through a profound time of personal introspection. There’s only been a couple paradigm shifts in my outlook on life that are bench marked in my brain as a time when my innards (from brain to heart) were changed and rearranged into something better.

What’s in Your Fridge?

What’s in Your Fridge?

Posted by: on Aug 5, 2015 | No Comments

A giant zucchini from my in-laws garden.

Ben and I have tried to cultivate food habits over the last eight years that are beneficial to our finances, our family and the environment. Some habits are fairly new but overall, our fridge and pantry have always looked this way. I hope this can be helpful for anyone else trying to get a handle on their food situation with the ultimate goal of creating a no-waste lifestyle!

Travel Guide for Malaspina and Powell River

Travel Guide for Malaspina and Powell River

Posted by: on Jul 31, 2015 | No Comments

Our family had a wonderful time holidaying near Powell River in Malaspina as you might have seen from our Malaspina Travel Diary 1, 2, and 3. After four years of doing this trip I’ve gathered some useful travel and best eats tips for planning a visit to the Northern Sunshine Coast.

Levi Goes to London

Levi Goes to London

Posted by: on Jul 29, 2015 | No Comments

I love my boys. It’s a tad obvious to say but I’ve been especially relishing in their cuteness, creativity and unique little personalities as of late. Six-year-old Levi’s dream is to visit London. He is fascinated with historical buildings

In Full Bloom

In Full Bloom

Posted by: on Jul 26, 2015 | One Comment

I thought I’d share a full picture of our corner of the yard because it looks so beautiful in full bloom. The little dirt patch is where I planted beets for the Fall. Beets and swiss chard are from the same family and will even cross pollinate.Thank-you Google ; )