Sunday, June 5, 2016


perhaps we only leave
so we may once again arrive,
to get a bird's eye view
of what it means to be alive.

for there is beauty in returning,
oh how wonderful, how strange,
to see that everything is different
but know it's only you who's changed.

                         - e.h.

yup... i'm back
i've been tinkering with the video component of my camera
because i sooooo want to make some beautiful videos.

the learning is slow but exciting,
but i'm getting there.

stay tuned...

Monday, May 9, 2016

momma's day

we spent momma's day under the giant rhodo trees...
victoria's playfair park was in full bloom !!!
it was another beautiful sunny day,
made perfect, because both my kiddos spent (most) of the day with me,
made special, because i was the recipient of a gazillion sweet kisses, 
extra loooong hugs, and several whispered 'i love yous'.
belated happy mommas day 
to all you nurturers out there...


Saturday, May 7, 2016


hello everyone...
yes...i'm still here.
i am having a few technical difficulties with our computer at the moment
and for some reason can't download any photos (without the task taking close to an hour)

we are going to try new cables...
 then i'll be back !!!

wishing you all a very lovely weekend.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

tulip flags

we've been getting a lot of visitors to our garden lately.
neighbours and friends have been popping by 
to check out what is coming up this year.
we also have some hungry four legged iris munchers hanging around.
they come in through our next-door neighbour's unfenced yard.
so i had an idea...
 i've always wanted to hang a string of those beautiful tibetan prayer flags in my garden,
but have never found a place to hang them...
until now!!!
so as an experimental, temporary measure,
i made my own string of flags out of old, stained, colourful, tulip place mats
and see if they will deter the deer from jumping into my garden.
so far...
my tulip flags are working !!!


joining frontier dreams

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

thrifted threads: supersized flannel

good morning!!
welcome to another
'what i wore' wednesday
when i link up with lindsey for some fashion fun.
these days, the weather is hovering around that need to wear flannel point,
and yesterday, i did just that.
i purchased this xxxl flannel at a thrift shop about a year ago,
because i loved the colour and the softness of the fabric
 and thought i would/could wear it as pajamas.
but it ended up becoming one of my favourites,
especially for busy errand days.
i was all over the city yesterday...
grocery store, garden centre, gym, library, hardware store, pet food store, bank (phew!!!)
but today...
it will be the gym and the backyard (aaah!!!)
spring time is so exciting around here
and my head is spinning as i try and choose 
which of my hundreds of projects/ideas i will attempt at manifesting.
(i am terrible at follow through, but thank goodness ian isn't)
stay tuned and i'll keep you all posted with my progress.
wishing you all a wonderful wednesday

p.s.  here is the supersized untucked pajama version.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

fun things: blue in the garden

i took my blue scrap blanket out to the garden 
to soak in some magic.
and there we stayed for at least an inch or two of growth 
on this ongoing blanket of mine.


giving it away

a bell is not a bell
until you ring it.

a song is not a song
until you sing it.

love was not placed in your heart to stay.
love is not love until you give it away.

                                           - marilee burgeson
i read this 
and i smiled
and i thought
and i decided
today...i'm giving it away !!!