Behind Her Smile

If you knew me prior to 2014, you would have thought something along the lines of, "There's a girl who's high on life.  A girl who gets it; who is in love with the life she's living.  She understands what's really important; has a large family who loves and supports her, a boyfriend who spoils … Continue reading Behind Her Smile

I Must Be Crazy

It was several weeks ago that I shot a message to my soon-to-be sister-in-law asking if she was up for trying her hand at Chase the Ace.  For those of you who aren't familiar with the game, here's how it works.  You purchase tickets, which get dumped into a large container or drum.  Once ticket … Continue reading I Must Be Crazy

One Of My Favourite Toys

With smart phones, compact cameras, and access to DSLRs - we are never without a way to snap a photo of whatever strikes our fancy.  As a child who grew up sneaking her mother's 110 camera to take photos of random things around the house, I can't deny my love of all things photography.  And … Continue reading One Of My Favourite Toys

Where I’ve Been

Well hello there! Many of you have been checking in on a daily basis, no doubt wondering where in the world I had disappeared to.  On May 26th, Vic and I were involved in a rear-end collision.  We were headed to grab a little pizza I had called in for supper and while stopped at … Continue reading Where I’ve Been

Goodbye 31; Thank You.

As I get ready to close the door on 31, I can't help but pause and wonder how I managed to keep putting one foot in front of the other some days.  It was a hard year, but it was one of exponential personal growth. It was the year I learned that my mental health … Continue reading Goodbye 31; Thank You.

NHL Draft 2017

I not only live in a country that eat, sleeps, and breathes everything hockey - but I'm also surrounded by a family who are all completely hockey crazed. So what does a girl to do when she doesn't really share the love? Suck it up like a true princess, that's what. We have a subscription … Continue reading NHL Draft 2017

100 Days of Summer

The warm weather has finally arrived (where I live anyway!) and the school days are quickly running out, which can only mean one thing -- summer vacation is almost here! Wondering what you're going to do to fill those long, lazy summer days? I've compiled a list of 100 family-friendly activities to help fill your … Continue reading 100 Days of Summer

#getloud

For months I've wanted to share this post.  To share my story.  But for several reasons, I couldn't bring myself to.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to have my utmost vulnerable moments ripped open for the world to see and judge.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to expose my thoughts and feelings the … Continue reading #getloud

Censorship Be Damned

Have you ever wanted to say something, but kept it in because you just didn't want to deal with someone's reaction? Of course you have. I'm sure most of us wish we could be Sheldon Cooper for a day (or twenty) - me, if I were able to have one super power, the ability to … Continue reading Censorship Be Damned

Happy Mothers Day Wishes For The Mother-in-law I’ll Never Meet

Tomorrow I'll stop by and silently wish you a Happy Mother's Day.  A woman I've never met. I'll offer up, yet again, a silent thank you and many thoughts of appreciation to you -- my soon-to-be mother-in-law.  I'll tell you how much I love and adore your son, though it's quite impossible to put into … Continue reading Happy Mothers Day Wishes For The Mother-in-law I’ll Never Meet