Monday, April 30, 2012


We made it home without any Sasquatch sightings! 
What beautiful scenery, this was the view from the lake right at our campsite.  We spent our weekend sitting by the fire, playing the the dog, hiking, napping and enjoying each others company.  Oh, and eating lots of food.  We made some jiffy pop (a camping tradition),  halloumi and sausages and smore's made with reese peanut butter cups.  Best thing ever!
We had decent weather, but the evenings were a bit cold, hence the last photo, so I bundled up.  
The only thing that wasn't the funnest, I took a bit of a spill while hiking and hurt my back and knee a bit, but a few days of taking it easy and I should be fine.  I forgot my Canon EOS 20D so these shots are from my Canon Powershot.  
Here's to our next trip!

Monday, April 23, 2012


I picked up a few pairs of shoes at the shoe sample sale I told you guys about from a week ago or so, and these little clogs were my favourites!  I also picked up a pair of black chunky heels and a some brown leather boots.  Considering I'm not a sample size, I think I made out pretty good!
Anyone have some shopping success lately?

Shoes: Sample Sale, Top: Anthropologie, Pants, Blazer and Sunnies: Urban Outfitters, Necklace: H&M Scarf: Front & Co

camping pinspiration

Guess what?! We're going camping this weekend! I know it's only Monday, but I'm really excited for our little (read: cheap) vacation.  It'll be our first time camping in British Columbia so I'm trying to prepare myself (read: hello?! bears).  Our campsite is on the water and I think Kea is really going to enjoy it.  
In preparation we did some shopping for gear.  We already have a tent and a couple of other things, but we needed to replace some stuff, and of course get a badminton set.  I'm spending this week packing comfy, outdoorsy outfits, and preparing our camping menu.  I think hot dogs and s'mores may be in order.
Here's some of my pinspiration!

p.s.. I got a little crazy when camping shopping, "let's get this! we need this!", that's how we came home with a badminton set.  Yes!


 I thought I'd start off your week with a little Kea love.  She always puts a smile on my face...and I'm pretty sure yours too!  She had a pretty quiet weekend spent with the Bf, as I was working.  She took some afternoon naps, and a couple of walks on the beach.  Wait a second...that's pretty much her life.  Wish it was mine!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


We went for a walk with the pooch and I played around with my new camera a bit.  
I'll get the hang of it soon. *fingers crossed*
It's photos like these that remind me why I love living in Vancouver, it's beautiful! The mountains, the beach, and downtown all within reach.  

Hey, guess what?! The Bf and I are going camping in about 2 weeks! I'm super excited about it.  It'll be our first time camping in BC, aka, watch for bears! We're taking Kea with us and I think she's going to love it.  
Let the planning begin!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Vancouver Eco Fashion Week 2012

Last week I attended the opening show of Eco Fashion Week here in Vancouver.  I got an invite through work and attended with my Store Manager.  We got there a bit early to enjoy the lounge and have a look at the Designer Showroom, where we mingled and ran into a couple of friends.
The opening was a vintage show presented by Value Village, styled by Sarah La Greca, Deanna Palkowski and Myriam Laroche.  We saw lots of on trend colours, pastel pinks mixed with mints, burgundy lace, leather mixed with metallic, and lovely work with scarves wrapped as tops and dresses.  Definitely inspirational and I can't lie, I'm heading to my nearest Value Village as soon as possible.  Check out photos of the show on the Eco Fashion Week Facebook Page.  

Friday, April 13, 2012

vitamin d

Do you ever get the feeling of good things to come? I'm feeling that today...and I like it.  
It's a nice change from my normal fretful mind, I'd even call it refreshing.  It doesn't hurt that I walked all about with the pooch today in the sunshine.  I love me some vitamin d!
So, since I'm in a happy mood, I thought I'd put you in one too! Aaaaand, cue Kea! Look at the cute face! 
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin chin!

Any special plans for the weekend?
If you're a local, and have small feet, check out an awesome Shoe Sample Sale.  I went today and even though I'm an 8.5, I brought home a couple of pairs.  I can only imagine what I would have come home with if I was a size 6 or 7!
3550 Wayburne Drive, Burnaby Open till 9pm tonight, 5pm Sat, 4pm  Sun.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

hello wind

Over the weekend the Bf and I made it the beach with the pooch for a walk.  It was a lovely day, sun shining, barely a cloud in the sky....until we pulled out my new camera to christen it with it's first outfit photos.  The clouds rolled in, the wind picked up (hence my fly away hair) and tiny droplets of rain turned into random hail pellets and what looked like wet snow. It was crazy!
So I agree with you, these photos are a bit dark.  I'm learning one thing at a time, and photoshop is on the list.  Help a girl out, any takers on teaching me? 

Trousers and Belt: H&M, Tshirt and Necklace: AE, Sweater: Aritzia, Shoes: Toms, 
Sunnies: Urban Outfitters

p.s. please ignore the laundry's clean! I swear! 
p.p.s. this was the first photo of me on my new camera! expect a few more of self portraits like this :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Look at my big girl!! 
She was at the vet on the weekend to get her final shot and when they weighed her she was a whopping 21 lbs.  A month before, at her last visit she was 12.8 lbs.  What a growing girl!

p.s. This photo was taken on my new camera! looks good, don't it?! 

Thursday, April 5, 2012


image via pinterest

I was thinking about the goals i made for 2012 (you can read them here), and it got me reflecting on the year thus far.  With springtime blooming all around me it can get distracting from a set plan.

One of my goals was to live healthier and I talked about Yoga.  I loved it! But I'll be honest, since it's ended I haven't really been doing any other workouts.  With the dog and all, my time has been a bit monopolized.  I take her for walks, but a lot of the time it's my Bf doing it because our work schedules are so opposite.  I'm usually chasing her around the house, or vise versa, and playing so she's keeping me a little active, but it's not quite measuring up just yet.  When she's a little older her breed is great to jog/run with.  And I'll be honest, I'm afraid I won't be able to keep up with her!  
Diet wise, I've been doing better, but it's kind of in phases.  I'll have a week of meals that are fruit filled and lots of salads and yummy things.  Then I'll have a week, like this past week, where I feel like I've had pasta for every meal! (it doesn't help when the Bf makes homemade spaghetti sauce).  I could definitely work on this portion of living healthier.  I've thought of doing a cleanse, drinking smoothies, something to make a change.  Any tips? suggestions?

Taking more photos is definitely going to be easier now that I've gotten a new camera!! I know, I just posted at the beginning of the week about my hunting skills, but that evening I got a response from someone and went to get it right away!  I got a Canon 2D and so far I've just barely gotten past figuring out how to turn it on.  I'm looking into taking a class or something to help figure things out.  If anyone feels like giving me a tutorial, I'd love some help!  

I'm definitely reading more often.  Hello! Hunger Games!! I read the first one and loved it.  But, like the Twilight Saga, I plan on reading a different book in between each installment.  That way it isn't over so quickly! Currently I'm reading Bossypants, by Tina Fey. It's hilarious!

Petting more dogs is definitely happening, considering I now have my very own! 
I won't go on about Kea, you already know so much!

Lastly, my goal to give more attention to my blog has been a blessing.  I've been posting more often and from that my readership is growing.  Thanks to all of you! I look forward to the day when I hit 100 followers, aka, new friends!  You know you wanna help me get there ;)

I hope you all have a lovely long weekend!  I'll be keeping these goals in mind during mine!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I've been on a major hunt over the last couple of weeks for a new camera, well new to me.  I've been busy scouring craigslist and kijiji to find something within my budget and in decent condition.  I want something to learn on and will grow with me, oh and I've decided to go with a Canon or a Nikon.....but I'm open for suggestions/advice if you've got'em!
I thought it would be a lot easier to find a deal, but I guess you've gotta work for it.