Summer 2017 is officially here! I'm a big believer in celebrating any chance you get, and summer is something to celebrate! So, we collaborated with friends to put together this beautiful, delicious al fresco dinner to ring in sunny days, warm nights, windows open, too many glasses of rose and the first of many dinners on our patio.Read More
Earlier this year James and I decided that we needed to set aside one night each week to intentionally date. We decided on Thursday night and dubbed it Thurs-date. James and I spend lots of time together as it is, so why set aside another night of the week to spend together (aside from adoring spending time together)?Read More
We are so excited to introduce you to our new space - Wildly Us!
Wildly Us is what bloomed after planting a seed nearly a year ago. As I've learned and grown and forged a path through the last year I began feeling that it was necessary for our presence online to evolve and grow and change along with us. This space is that.Read More
Change and evolution is essential. It's a natural part of life whether you resist it or welcome it with an open heart. I'd like to think of myself as more the later, however, I won't lie or say that there haven't been times and details that I resist as whole heartedly as I wish I welcomed them.Read More
I’ve hit that point again.. There's a very distinct feeling and moment at which I begin to realize I'm starting to feel drained. It's like the moment you're driving along and the orange gas light pops on to let you know you're getting close to empty, getting close to needing a fill. That's me, in this moment. Self care is easily forgettable. For me when life gets busy, our social calendar is filled up, there are people who demand attention and care, it's spring and I'm feeling the urgency of newness, needing to get the garden cleaned up and vegetable seed orders placed, taxes, main floor ceilings that needs to be repainted - life. And it's a balance of the thrill of knowing I'm running on empty and pushing the limits, while also being aware that I'm about to hit a wall and be empty, stranded on the side of the road when it's not fun or thrilling anymore.Read More
Last weekend we adventured to Drumheller Alberta. It's a stunning part of the world. Adventures + photos is my kind of day. Plus its a nice little day trip and I don't know about anyone else but long drives are when James and I have the most life-giving convo. We often end up turning the podcast off or the music way down because we get into such great conversation. Re-connection. It's where a lot of sparks fly for idea, thoughts, change, growth, learning etc. Dinner and road-trips are where the magic happens. (Which for some reason makes me think of the Seinfeld episode where George has a phone conversation with a new girl and talks about how great they are on the phone together....anyone?)Read More
Have you ever spent your time doing something that leaves you with this off feeling that you just can’t shake? Social engagements and interaction often cause this for me. I am a pretty sensitive person. Not sensitive as in thin skinned. Sensitive as in I pick up on everything going on around me and absorb a lot of energy and emotion. Energy and emotion where others are able to be like a rock in water and allow it to flow over, around and off of them, not through them. I’m more like sand in that analogy. So after social interaction I often feel like I have a lot to process. I used to mistake this quality in myself as weakness. Sensitivity is often equated to being weak, the opposite of strength and empowerment. But things are only weaknesses if you own them as that. And since sensitivity is not necessarily something I want to change about myself, instead I’ve changed the way I see it in the context of my life. Being sensitive has now become my superpower that I’ve just started learning how to manage.Read More