Playing with paint

I was playing with paint today. Up until a few years ago, I hadn’t really painted since I was a kid. You know, because I wasn’t ‘good’ at it. Or maybe because as grown ups we’re either ‘painters’ or ‘not painters’, ‘artistic’ or ‘not artistic’. And somewhere along the way I had decided I was … Read more Playing with paint

When it sucks…LARGE.

My day today had some great highs and one big bad low. Life is going to keep throwing stuff our way… and there’s nothing you nor I can do to eliminate being thrown curveballs or feeling like the floor drops out from under your heart every now and then. However – we do get to choose how … Read more When it sucks…LARGE.

Welcoming the New Year

I had the great privilege to make a dear friend’s spontaneous wish come true.  She decided on Dec 31st that she would love to start the new year off with great girlfriends and a hike up the local Soames Hill to watch the sunrise.  So I thought about it for a minute… that’s some early … Read more Welcoming the New Year

Hyjacking Advent or strategic multi-tasking? You tell me.

Am I the only mom around here who totally hijacks the whole advent calendar thing for her own selfish motives? In our home, my girls have these little pockets for advent that we   – strike that –   ‘the Christmas Fairies’   tuck little treats or notes into.  Sometimes it’s a lip balm, sometimes its a note … Read more Hyjacking Advent or strategic multi-tasking? You tell me.

Lean into THIS….

Sisters helping each other with crafty projects. Whistler village suddenly transformed into a winter wonderland. And a hubby who slow cooks in the morning. Yup – these are the moments I’m leaning into- soaking them up! Sure, there’s other crappy stuff going on around me… but I’m not leaning into those things. Decide to thrive- … Read more Lean into THIS….

Oh September, how you kick my butt. It’s ok, I still love you.

Your crisp sunny days and new rhythms make up for your rude termination of my summer lovin’ and ruthlessly tossing me into a whirlwind of transition. For years, September’s disruption took me by surprise. Somehow I thought ‘back to school’ and settling into fall routines should make life smooth and easy-peasy. Except there’s this little thing called … Read more Oh September, how you kick my butt. It’s ok, I still love you.