Category archives: Something Or Other

  • Book Review: The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie

  •   It arrived on a Friday and was delightfully devoured in a weekend.  At just over 400 pages, it was a surprisingly quick read.  If you're looking for a great weekend escape (via book), I would absolutely recommend first time Canadian novelist Sally Christie's The Sisters of Versailles. Here is how Simon & Schuster describe it:   I really was taken away and felt a[...]
  • Fun music for your weekend

  • If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know I regularly tweet out links to music I am currently listening to.  Usually very very loudly.  I love music. I find people who don't enjoy music very odd.  I am not sure I could be friends with them.  Music is on when I cook, when I clean, and when I DIY.  Music is even a big part of some of my favourite movies, like Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist, Hig[...]
  • Book Review: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

  • I really do try to celebrate the small things in life.  One of those small things is being an advance reader for Simon and Schuster:) Having a new book arrive is such a treat! I've been introduced to books I would not have picked up for myself, which is always fun. When the most recent book arrived I had high hopes.  I've heard great things about Alice Hoffman, but never read any of her books. [...]
  • Book Review: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

  • Books, I love them.  I have always loved reading and it helps that I am relatively quick at it.  I've been on a Scandanavian Thriller binge recently thanks to inheriting my mother's old Kobo and basically reading every book marked 'closed' - meaning, every book my mom read:) We have pretty similar tastes, or more accurately my taste is similar to hers. Needless to say when I received a note fro[...]
  • Christmas trees & traditions

  • Christmas is definitely a time of year for traditions. Both for celebrating old ones and creating new ones. A tradition in my family is the tradition of cutting down our Christmas tree. Whether it was with my Mom and step Dad, or my Dad and step Mom, the drive to the tree farm and the adventure that ensued was always amazing. Being a family of two, DH and I continued that tradition heading[...]
  • So many reasons to be #ThankFALL

  • Both DH and I are blessed with wonderful friends, his, mine, and ours. And while Thanksgiving is always a busy time of year for us, we are so very #ThankFALL to be spending part of our Thanksgiving weekend with people who are near and dear to our hearts: my BFF, her handsome hubby, and their three perfectly awesome kids. I am lucky enough to be their fairy god-mother. A role I cherish. Now, I'[...]
  • Those little labels & laundry care

  • Other than the flying cars and outfits, sometimes I feel like we live in the era of the Jetsons. Computers everywhere, in everything. And while I'm not keen on a take-over Matrix style, I do enjoy how simple the machines in our house make things. I can learn to cook something new watching a video on youtube right at the kitchen counter. I can take a picture, edit it, and share it with the [...]
  • my dirty little secret...

  • When people say, "you've got such a beautiful home!" I smile, say thank you, and frankly...agree - I love our home, and it is beautiful (to me, which is what counts right?). But I have a bit of secret.... On most normal days there are dozens of dog toys strewn about (I picked up five in the kitchen alone this morning...), the chairs in the dining room and the stools in the kitchen are servin[...]
  • File under 'Awesome': #GuelphBlogBrunch

  • My Sundays usually start out quite lovely, but this past Sunday had more in store...and it was awesome. I joined the first (of what I know will be many more) #GuelphBlogBrunch. Heather over at heartheather was the delightful human being behind this get-together - you must go check out her post (and super FAB photos - she's got a great eye!) - and to her I am ever grateful. The six of us met at [...]
  • Finding my inner ninja at #BlogHer13

  • I've just returned from my very first blogging conference as a blogger. Heading into BlogHer13 I really had no idea what to expect. People told me to pack lots of shoes (that was easy!), they said to ensure I had oodles of chargers and power for all my devices, and to bring lots of business cards. (Those are my feet. I was the first person in line to pick up my registration for #BlogHer1[...]