the ocean

and let me breathe the salty air-3

There are times in my life when my soul craves the mountains, and there are times when it craves the sea.  In one month I’ll be storm watching on the west coast of Vancouver Island with some great friends.  Nature is a calming presence in my life, one of the few.  Being surrounded by the towering, majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies is a feeling I wish I could describe accurately.  Although the mountains hold my heart, the sea sets it free.  I have had some breath-taking experiences on the Pacific Ocean, which is what inspired me to design the above quote.  I plan on sharing a few of these experiences over the next few months, while hopefully creating new ones.

First up, Tofino.

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a new member of the family

MEET HARLIE

Our darling Harlie has quickly become our baby girl since we picked her up in November. This new responsibility/playmate has eaten up a lot of our time lately, thus the lack of recent posts. Not that I mind though. I’ve wanted a dog of my own for years, and now that our wedding is over, and our lives have calmed down a bit, it seemed like the perfect time. No one can imagine the incredible love that emanates from that of a pet. It’s the best feeling in the world and everyone should have the chance to own a dog at least once in their life. I have been lucky enough to have three, so far.

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I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’ve just clued in that it’s already March, or that our wedding is now 186 days away, or that I feel guilty that I didn’t set myself any New Year’s resolutions this year. To be honest I never really have. Maybe it’s because I’m not great at following through with things (but…I think I am), or because I am great at procrastination (this is true – I really am), or maybe I just simply have too many things I want to resolve to do, and I just can’t choose the most important. Continue reading

do all things with love

Much like Cathy G of Paper Projects, I too have been shut in at nights, braving the cold snowy Vancouver winter huddled in my cozy sweats with a portable heater aimed at my toes – making St. Valentine’s Day cards.

I recently picked up some new stamps from Micheal’s Craft Store; their $1.50 bins are the place I come upon my most favourite finds! I’ve used these, along side some vintage designs I found on ‘Pinterest’ and printed off. My Fiance has become quick friends with a little one named Sophia, and so I’ve been trying out different designs for him to choose the perfect card to gift her on February 14th. I’m sure the 6 month old will not know the difference, but it is the thought that counts anyways. He’s sweet that way.

Here is what I’ve been working on.

Do all things with Love.

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