Monday, April 25, 2011

Calgary today

(photo by Mike Taddeo)

Along the Bow River in Calgary looking towards the Rocky Mountains.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Eggs

Today, we painted Easter eggs! My niece, Ainsley, loves Mario so Joe and I decorated eggs for her in Mario characters!

Luigi, Princess Peach, Mario, Donkey Kong, and Bowser!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I have felt like I just cannot keep up with anything these past few weeks. With a full time job, a contract position, a volunteer position, plus a few personal issues I am trying to sort out - I am drowning. I am not able to find that much time for myself. I need to slow down, calm down, and refocus...easier said than done.

(via weheartit)

Do any of you meditate? The past few nights I have been going to bed a bit earlier to just lay there and breathe. It has really helped me sleep better and feel a little less frazzled. I am thinking of learning more about meditation; I don't know anything about it besides quiet and deep breathing. I am sure there is more to it then just that. I just need to find some balance. Any suggestions?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Foldover zipper clutches

There are so pretty - I love using a clutch when I go out with friends just for coffee or breakfast. These are simple and casual. I think I like the yellow one the best!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Saturday Evening Mish Mash

How is your weekend going? Mine has been pretty busy - but this evening, I'm just relaxing, finally!

Here are a couple of things I'm excited about:

  • My new cup! Yep, I went back to Anthropologie to get one. This one isn't on their website and I love it! (And yep, still don't have a camera...).

  • While at the mall, I wandered into the Kiehl's store to purchase some new face products. I have a friend who has amazing skin and has used it for years and years - but I didn't give it a shot. Then, while at the airport last week, the girl in front of me in the security line had pretty skin and I caught a glimpse of her belongings in the bin (I didn't mean to be snoopy - it just happened!). In her little zip-lock bag were travel sized Kiehl's products. I decided then I was going to try them. I bought some cleanser last week, and went back for more yesterday after falling in love with samples. My skin feels a lot better already. The price tag is a bit high, but a little goes so far, so it is worth it. Have you ever tried Kiehl's? I love finding new products.

  • A Game of Thrones. I LOVE this book series, and I am so excited for the HBO mini series that is starting in 8 days (I've been counting down for awhile). Have you read them? Click here for a 15 minute preview. In July, the 5th book in the series comes out - I've been waiting for years and years!
  • The Canadian Election - May 2nd. True, this is the 4th Federal election in 7 years, and yes, many Canadians are upset about it. I'm not one of them. As Rick Mercer wrote, "There is much discussion in this country about whether this is an unnecessary election. The Prime Minister went so far as to call it a dangerous exercise. There is no such thing. There are many threats to democracy—voting isn’t one of them."
  • Easter weekend - I get to go to Brooks and spend time with my family!
  • Las Vegas - only 38 more sleeps!
  • Hawaii - My mom is there right now, probably relaxing on the lanai. Joe and I will be going back in October. It seems so far, but it will be so nice to be back!
  • The chocolate milkshake Joe is making me right now.
I hope you are having a great weekend!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Yesterday, I was very, very tempted... get one of these gorgeous over sized mugs.
But, they will have to wait for another day.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Have a great weekend!, remember my last post last week saying I was excited to get back to blogging and catching up? Well, this week was crazy! Work, plus volunteer board meetings, plus planes and travel, plus extra editing I do on the side = no time for life. Work, eat, sleep. Next week will not be so busy though - I hope.

What are your plans for the weekend?

Also, will winter EVER END?