Indoor Day | A Little Gift

Indoor Day | A Little Gift

Posted by: on Dec 24, 2012 | No Comments

At the last minute I thought it would be fun to make little Christmas gifts for the whole family. I found the goblet box idea here, and ran with it. I hit up the nearest dollar store and bought all the supplies I needed for $15.

Mommy Musings | Beauty

Mommy Musings | Beauty

Posted by: on Dec 19, 2012 | One Comment

I have not been grasping the beauty of life lately. It has been a full 15 months without more than three full nights of sleep. I feel a bit tortured by my inability to string together coherent sentences and move my limbs without feeling extreme fatigue.

Mourning

Posted by: on Dec 18, 2012 | No Comments

Connecticut has weighed heavy on my heart and I know as a world we grieve for those lost and left behind. I wanted to express my feelings in words and found I kept forming Haiku’s in my head.

Sponsored Post | Thomas Cook Kids First

Sponsored Post | Thomas Cook Kids First

Posted by: on Dec 16, 2012 | 13 Comments

As the rain pours and the temperature drops I can’t help but dream of my time in Australia, lying on the white sand beaches, soaking up the tropical sun, not a care in the world. Wouldn’t it be great to go on a beach vacation in 2013 with the whole family?

Event | Bright Nights

Event | Bright Nights

Posted by: on Dec 15, 2012 | No Comments

One of our Christmas traditions is to visit Bright Nights at Stanley Park with Ben’s family. We bundle up as warm as possible and head to the park to ride the train and ohh and ahh over the lights. I love taking the boys because of the wonder on their faces as we explore the forest of lights and Christmas delights.

Me and Him | Lunch Date

Me and Him | Lunch Date

Posted by: on Dec 11, 2012 | No Comments

Ben recently signed up for Car2Go for work purposes but he can also use his membership for personal reasons such as taking me on a lunch date. It was my first time in a Smart Car and it was fun zipping around Vancouver with my sweetheart in our tiny ride.

Life at a Glance

Life at a Glance

Posted by: on Dec 10, 2012 | No Comments

I’m starting a new column on Elasticpantcity called Life at a Glance. Consider it a synopsis of the things that inspire and interest me, as well as stretch my understanding of life.

I’m reading Joan Didion’s, The Year of Magical Thinking, in which she gives an account of her experience of personal grief.

City Circus | Back to the Burbs?

City Circus | Back to the Burbs?

Posted by: on Dec 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

Last night in a moment of weakness Ben and I were on Craig’s List looking for a new place to rent in Vancouver. Currently we are in a turn of the last century character home and its many failings can put us on the edge of making rash decisions: Like moving back to the suburbs.

Faux Fashion | Meets Real Fashion

Faux Fashion | Meets Real Fashion

Posted by: on Dec 4, 2012 | One Comment

Tonight Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist was at Secret Location in Vancouver for a book signing. There was a huge cue down the block of eager fans waiting to meet the man.

Mommy Musings | When Harm Happens

Mommy Musings | When Harm Happens

Posted by: on Dec 3, 2012 | No Comments

I feel like a lioness when it comes to protecting my boys. I want nothing to harm them. The inevitability of Levi and Jethro getting hurt is heart breaking before it even happens. A couple of weeks ago Levi was assaulted by an elderly woman. Let me explain the circumstances.