life, parenting, personal, pregnancy

My Texas Son

I've been in Texas for three years this August. My life certainly didn't begin here, but my greatest adventure has. On July 21st 2016 I became a mom. ME.  I am a mom. And my little dude is a Texan. This girl from small town Ontario, who didn't even travel out of her zip code… Continue reading My Texas Son

crafty, Creative DIY, house, life, parenting, personal, pregnancy

Nursery Progress

One of my favourite things about this pregnancy has been the slow decoration of the kid's room. Because of getting pregnant only a couple of months after moving into the house, it has been the only room in the house to receive a creative touch... so far. The ability to work on this room slowly, over time and evolve… Continue reading Nursery Progress

creative writing, life, personal

NanoWrimo and Me.

  Ever since I was old enough to read (perhaps even before that) I was writing stories. A happy companion to my drawings and paintings, writing let me create characters and situations that explored the worlds I loved to create. Folders upon folders of ideas and sketches and maps and floor plans, accompanied by character… Continue reading NanoWrimo and Me.

art, life, photography

When the Moon Hits your Eye

When I decide to flex my photography muscles it's almost always with portraits or products. Lately though I've been inspired by my brother who takes incredible night sky photos using his telescope and some hefty equipment and software. I don't have anything fancy to help capture the stars but when I looked out my front… Continue reading When the Moon Hits your Eye

gardening, life, Lifestyle

Mums and Roses

As we carefully watch our budget while still trying to make some improvements at home, we headed out today (on a Saturday - what were we thinking?) to look for a few items for our foyer. This also meant a couple of mums for the front porch. Eventually I'd love to get a couple of Adirondack… Continue reading Mums and Roses

life, travel

Thanksgiving in October

One of the benefits of an American/Canadian marriage is two Thanksgivings. No, I am not going to lie, there is very little to complain about when faced with turkey and gravy, stuffing and potatoes, veggies and pie, twice per year. Last year we spent Canadian Thanksgiving in Maine, having our belated wedding with a small… Continue reading Thanksgiving in October