Texas summer is no joke. We spend most of the time in reverse hibernation with the blinds closed and the curtains drawn. When we do get out we are starting to find ourselves poolside. In addition to our sunscreen from back home, our big floppy hat, our caters swim top and our swim diaper from… Continue reading Summer Poolside with SwimZip Sunnies (Initial Review)
I've never been so worried about messing up a project as I was with this one. But guess what? It turned out okay! So honored to do this custom painting for my friend and her son Bruno. Big brother and Dad also got in on the design which makes this extra special. With just one night to… Continue reading Bruno’s Helmet
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
You know those days, the kind where everyone is driving you crazy through no fault of their own? You're extremely irritable and for no major reason in particular. Today was that day for me. When I got home I still had, and do have, more things to do than time to do them in (part… Continue reading Case of the Mondays
There's no shortage of movies and television shows perpetuating the myth of 'marrying for a greencard' in the United States. But what happens when you actually meet, fall in love with, and marry an American citizen? The answer is far more complicated and less glamorous than popular culture likes to portray. The reality for us is… Continue reading Welcome to the United States
I debated long and hard about how much of our first time home buying experience I wanted to share. At the end of the day I'm just going to leave things alone and be thankful that we are on the other side of the process. So we're in the house, we own it, and it… Continue reading It’s Ours!
I have some garden space to work with in the new house and in that new garden space I have some trees! I have no idea what to do with trees or even how to identify them. and so I will probably get to some research over Labour Day weekend. I'll also have to spend some… Continue reading A Tree for Me
No Easy Steps Sometimes life takes some unexpected turns. You work and prepare for something and then a curve ball happens and things aren't what you thought they would be. This seems to be the case a lot with us. From first meeting, to getting married, to immigration, to wedding, and relocation, we always seem… Continue reading Moving: The Good, The Bad, and The Other
Boxes line every wall of my home. Small passageways are left for myself, my hubs, and my stressed kitty to travel through. The walls are barren and ready for the next tenement to fill with photos, art, and memories. We are done renting. For two years we have called this rental house our home and… Continue reading Moving Day Approaches!
It's nearing the end of summer, my second summer in Texas. This year I decided I would try out some of my Zone 4 skills in the dry hot unknown that is my zone 7 rental. I started slowly; indoors with seeds. I chose plants that I thought would do well and for a while they… Continue reading No Zone Like Zone 7