Winter Solstice

I know it’s been well over a week since December 21st, aka the winter solstice, but it’s a subject I really wanted to write about before it was altogether too late. The winter solstice is both the best and worst day of the year: the worst, because it’s the shortest day; the best because from thereon out … More Winter Solstice

Merry Christmas

Nothing like being home for the holidays. No matter what you celebrate, if you even do at all, I wish you all a wonderful season of love, joy, and much good company. Merry Christmas, everyone ♡

A Canadiana Christmas: Behind the Scenes on My Holiday Cards

First off, I love the word Canadiana. We have Americana, but what about us neighbours to the (Great White) North? There needs to be more use of this word – and in general, a prouder presence OF Canadiana. Give me some moose motifs, cedar sprigs, and snow-scrubbed panelling any day. For this Christmas, I decided to embrace my Canadian … More A Canadiana Christmas: Behind the Scenes on My Holiday Cards

The Last Run

I finally did it. Four months ago, I started running. Using the Couch to 5K app, I gasped my way through running for one single minute at a time. Sixteen weeks later, I’m running 5K in half an hour. It took twice as long as the program was supposed to last, but I took it in my stride, pushed … More The Last Run

Canadian Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!! Canadian Thanksgiving, that is – because ours is like a month and a half earlier than in the States. There’s a few ways that the holiday is different up here in America’s hat, so I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to share them! 1. Sunday, Monday, Happy Days! While American Thanksgiving … More Canadian Thanksgiving

Oka Beach

I was 11 years old the first time I saw the ocean, and I had to go all the way to Virginia Beach in the USA to see it (though that was just a happy byproduct of attending my uncle’s wedding, not even for the ocean itself). I say this as a way of explaining … More Oka Beach