Creativity Overflow

Creativity Overflow

There have been quite a few moments over the last several weeks where I've had to step back and take in how lucky I feel right now.  I have so many different creative projects on the go and it's felt really fulfilling for me. I've always been a creative being but have lacked direction and felt as though the best way to practice creativity was safely - within our home, and our lives, where it's understood and appreciated and valued.  But I've always had this desire somewhere deep down to find my voice and platform to confidently have my art seen.  

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Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas!! December has flown by and suddenly Christmas holidays are here!  I can't even begin to express how much I am looking forward to the next 11 days.  We decided to spend time just the three of us doing whatever it is that makes our hearts happy.  I think the next few days are going to include lots of matching pyjama time, and all the Christmas movies we haven't yet watched this year (mainly It's a Wonderful Life, and A Christmas Carol).  A break from the everyday and a transition into vaca mode and then the beginning of a new year!

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July Long Weekend

July Long Weekend

I woke up early this morning remembering that I haven't blogged in awhile and feeling the desire to but also happy at the notion that life has been so full and I've been enjoying summer so much that I just haven't had the time.  Last weekend we spent 3 days in BC, at my family's cottage, with friends.  It was perfect.

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Summer Solstice Dinner

Summer Solstice Dinner

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.

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Wellness / Self-care

Wellness / Self-care

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.  

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Sensitivity + Gatherings

Sensitivity + Gatherings

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. 

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