Back to School


I used to love going back to school shopping – buying all my art supplies and pencils, colour coordinating my pencil case with my binder. It was so exciting back then. I think teachers used to even give out lists of what you needed to have for the school year. Maybe I’m just imagining things. In high school the fun part of back to school shopping was always looking for deals, at least for me … Continue reading


Raspberry Lemonade

This weekend a friend of mine invited a bunch of us out to her family home in Trowbridge, outside of Listowel. On the way there we stopped by St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market. It’s Canada’s largest year-round farmer’s market, and has things like produce, flowers, food trucks, wines, jams, clothes, and little flea market booths like you would find at the exhibition. I fell in love a little. If I lived around there I think I … Continue reading

Paper Straws

Paper Straws

I love paper straws. No matter how awful or tasteless a drink is, paper straws disguise its flaws. Not to mention they make pictures look deliciously gorgeous – when I see a picture of a drink with a paper straw in it I immediately want to drink it, regardless of what it’s made of. So, needless to say, I’ve been trying to get my hands on some for a while. I keep my eyes open … Continue reading

Birds of Prey


My love for owls is nothing new or secret – I usually have one somewhere on my person – earrings, necklaces, rings, I even have a shirt that I happened to be wearing today. One of my bucket list items for a while now has been to see a real owl up close. I guess I kind of wanted to hold or pet one, but realistically I’d be much too afraid for that. Today I … Continue reading

Windy Sails


Today’s activity was a scheduled sailing trip out and around the bay in Baddeck. We boarded the boat with about thirty other people, and at the last minute a family with about twenty kids came and wanted on board. The captain was pretty laid back so he just let them come on and sit wherever they could find some space. We sailed out and around the edges of the bay, seeing a lot of beautiful … Continue reading

North River Kayaking

North River Kayaking

I’ve never been kayaking before. So, on our planning of this trip to Baddeck we decided to try it out. I have to admit I was a little terrified of rolling sideways and hanging upside down in the water, suspended by the kayak, but thankfully that didn’t happen. We arrived at the North River Kayaking stop just half an hour outside Baddeck at 9AM and everyone spent a little while getting acquainted, learning the ins … Continue reading

Sirius Free Trial


Sirius radio is a satellite radio package that most cars come equipped with these days. Our Ford Escape came with a Sirius button when we bought it a few months ago, but we never signed up for the service. Doing a little research recently we found out that there is a free three month trial of Sirius if your car is equipped with a sirius connection. So, we decided what’s a more perfect time than … Continue reading



I was watching The Social today and they mentioned an app for keeping track of all your loyalty cards. This is a struggle for pretty much everyone who stands at the front of a line and rifles through their wallet trying to find their card, not willing to forfeit points. This is an even bigger struggle at Fortinos, where customer after customer whips out their phone and tries to load their points card, only to … Continue reading

Treat Receipt

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Starbucks Treat Receipt promotion has just over a week left! Treat receipt means buying something at Starbucks before 2pm, and then if you return the same day after 2 you can use your receipt to get any cold grande drink for $2. The best part is – it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to buy a drink before 2pm. Just find someone you know who goes to Starbucks and asked them to save you their … Continue reading



Just like font, I feel that colours can make or break a project. I spend far too long picking out my colour combinations and fonts every time I start a new design. A good colour combination can pull together any design, while a bad colour combination can ruin a great design. There are some really great tools out there, for picking good colour combinations. One of them is Adobe Kuler. It’s super intuitive and really … Continue reading

My favourite things – July


This is a new post I’ve decided to do on a monthly basis. What a better month to start than in July – the gorgeous peak of summer. This past month I’ve been starting to like pink a lot more – I never really liked it before, but it’s growing on me with all the flowers and pretty things this season. It’s the kind of colour that makes me want to go out in the … Continue reading

Lazing Around


I somehow got talked in to working 6-10 this morning facing the grocery shelves. Though I woke up exhausted, it actually wasn’t that bad. It was nice to get home at 10:15 when everyone else was waking up and I had already finished my work for the day and made some money. But, needless to say, I needed a nap. So, I gathered all my stuff and went out in the backyard to lie in … Continue reading

Placemat Wall Decor


Browsing around Jysk today with my mom we came across a lot of stuff on deep discount – if you can believe it, they’re already getting rid of their summer merchandise in preparation for fall. I found some beautiful placemats, and though I wasn’t sure what I would do with them, I bought a few. I got four lace looking plastic placemats, and four blue leaf type cut out placements. When I came home I … Continue reading

Thai Night


I’m a little in love with thai food. Ever since we stumbled upon the Thai Coconut on Fairview street I’ve been hooked. I gave up the thought of being able to cook pad thai at home after our tenth failed attempt, and have never really considered making anything else. However, I recently came across a recipe for Thai chicken tacos that looked delicious, so I decided to give it a try. It turned out delicious … Continue reading