Christmas in Caledon & Dufferin County

Christmas in Caledon & Dufferin County

This Christmas I got exactly what I wanted: family time. And a whole lot of homemade eggnog. Above you’ll see Christmas Eve at the Wrights, and Christmas dinner at the Goldrups. I’ve vowed to take more photos this year, and learning how to use my little camera is a big part of that vow (I … Continue reading

Be Brave, Little One

Be Brave, Little One

I’ve learned the importance of immersing myself in emotions good and bad. I force myself to look terror straight in the eyes. Often, I let despair wash over me completely. I once believed that I could do these things because I was certain that, in the end, I would crawl back out of the depths. … Continue reading

Going Bare and Shorpy’s Pretty Girls

Going Bare and Shorpy’s Pretty Girls

  This post has been republished from my old blog, Suburb-queen, and was originally posted on April 13, 2011. About two months ago I tossed away all of my beauty products and went green, or as I like to say, I became a dirty hippie. Which is ironic, because I’ve never felt so deliciously clean, … Continue reading

Twenty-six in 2012: Give Up Coffee

Twenty-six in 2012: Give Up Coffee

I gave up my delicious coffee habit a few months ago.  I started with two months cold turkey, and have recently allowed myself one coffee per month.  This new practice has been creatively deemed The Monthly Coffee, and the rules are simple: the coffee must either be a particularly wonderful coffee, or taken with particularly … Continue reading

A nudge from across the table.

A nudge from across the table.

This month I had the pleasure of a visit from both of my siblings at once, a special treat because all three of us are usually in different cities.  Both sister and brother have been working on inspiring projects, Cory writing a novel at breakneck speed and Britt just back from working with children in … Continue reading

Twenty-six in 2012: Read Fifteen Books

Twenty-six in 2012: Read Fifteen Books

Reading fifteen books isn’t an ambitious goal for most.  It’s barely a book each month.  However, I’m trying to make amends with the slow, careful reader in me.  She was an enemy of mine during University, a weight on my eyes as they struggled to follow index fingers and speed-reading peers.  No matter.  It’s time … Continue reading