Thoughts // Comparison

Thoughts // Comparison

Something I've heard myself say often lately is: keep your eyes in your own lane.  This is one of the things I want to hold to throughout 2017 in an effort to break free from those pesky limitations I was talking about in this post.  The comparison game is a cruel one.  Its easy to become discouraged and hard on yourself when you begin to look at what other people are accomplishing, creating, succeeding at, etc. and in turn make it about yourself and comparing what you're doing/who you are only to fall short.

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Cheers // Christmas + 2017

Cheers // Christmas + 2017

I know I'm not the only one to feel like Christmas/December has flown by this year.  It's been a busy, cold, and at times exhausting month but we've made it!  I LOVE this season, but have always felt like the build up is the best part.  Most years by the time December 25th arrives I feel so disappointed to have to consider putting away the ornaments and records until next year.  This year feels different.  I think it has to do with looking ahead.  2016 was quite a year.  It was full of the most wonderful moments and yet, was raw, and scary, and unpredictable.

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Deck The Halls // Juniper Garland x Rhosyn

Deck The Halls // Juniper Garland x Rhosyn

Rhosyn is a small business here in Calgary that creates stunning floral arrangements as well as curated, hand-made gift boxes.  I met Erica (the owner) when she created the flowers for my launch party (you can see that post here) and as soon as I met her I instantly liked her.  She's beautiful, kind, and super talented.  When I had the idea of running simple gorgeous green garland down our railing during for Christmas I asked her if she would like to create with me.  Amidst her running a small business and being a mom to three beautiful kids I was so excited that we were able to collaborate on this project.

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2016 Christmas Tree Hunt

2016 Christmas Tree Hunt

Holiday tradition has become increasingly important to us over the last few years.  I think it's really important to establish our own way of doing Christmas as a family of three: to be intentional about how we spend each Christmas and make a point of doing things that are unique and memorable for us.  One of the traditions we began just after getting married was to go on a Christmas tree hunt.  We'd get up early, make coffee, bundle up, and pack ourselves and a good saw into the truck and head to the mountains.  It's become one of my favourite things about Christmas.  I look forward to it and plan it well before December gets crazy.  Our tradition has since evolved and each year we have included good friends in our hunt for the perfect tree.

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