Monday, October 05, 2015

Giller Longlist 2015.

One of the many things I love about Fall is that it's Giller season - the perfect time to refresh my reading pile with great Canadian fiction.

I rarely get all the way through the longlist, but I try to tackle as much of the shortlist as I can in the month between the shortlist announcement and the Giller gala...

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Five Photos: Ireland Vacation

Dane and I returned from our holiday in Ireland last week. We had a very relaxed, lovely trip - a much-needed getaway for both of us.

The other night, we started sifting through our 1,000+ trip photos (eek!). I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by the number of shots we took, and then I remembered my friend Janet's wise rule.

Her theory is that people only want to see about five photos from any trip that a friend or family member takes. Gone are the days of having your friends and neighbours over for cocktails and a lengthy photo slideshow - this is the 21st century, yo.

I failed at narrowing our photos down to a Fave Five, but I figure a Fave Eight is a good start, right? In case you're interested, here is my Ireland highlight reel...

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Summer Sandals.

You know how I know I'm getting old? Among other things, I now need more supportive shoes. My feet have grown too old for flip flips and paper-thin soles, and I also have a little bone on the top of my foot that rubs against certain shoe lines.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Surfing in Ireland.

As you may know, Dane and I are heading to Ireland soon!

Even though I didn't initially think of it as an Ireland-y thing to do, I'm really excited to go surfing...

Friday, July 24, 2015

Happy Weekend!

It's Friday! What are you guys up to this weekend?

I've got some work to do, but I'm going to take a break on Saturday to - wait for it - hit the beach! I'm ridiculously excited because I am a water baby to the maximum.

Hope you have a good one (and don't forget your sunscreen!).

24 indie beauty brands

Dane and I saw this movie lastnight - fun and odd

Bookmark for when you need a pep talk

Yummy, lazy dinner

Have you gotten on the charcoal soap train? I'm intrigued...

100 pieces of fantastic journalism

Fun packaging (would make a great gift)

Nature witchcraft!

I'm having a real moment with pottery

It's all happeeeennningggggg


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Minimalist Jewellery.

I love jewellery, in theory. However, I don't own many pieces because I have trouble finding accessories that I really love.

I have a watch (this one, in Tortoise) and I wear my mum's plain gold wedding band on my right hand, but that's pretty much the extent of the adornments that I wear on a regular basis.

Lately, I've been thinking of expanding my jewellery repertoire - there are some great minimalist jewelry designers who use sustainable practices in their craft. Here are a couple of my current faves...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Packing for Ireland.

As you've likely gleaned, I am a planner - I like lists and schedules and thinking ahead. To this end, I have already finished making my packing list for our upcoming trip to Ireland.