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Love, Love, Love.

St. Valentine's Day.


Love is all around us.

Love is all around us.

I like the 'pretty', and the being nice, and the pinkness that can light up a dull February day. 

I love him. He loves me. End of love story. Or beginning. Or secret. It's so exciting.

Well it's exciting when you are a kid. Or an adult. Or is it just stressful? And anxiety ridden?

Is it actually fun? Or am I just B'ah Humbug? I think it used to be. When I was a kid!

Sweets for my Sweet!

Sweets for my Sweet!

When I was a teenager - it was filled with angst and terror. What if there was no Valentine - or my crush didn't crush on me? Oh the stress!


Pre-kids...well every day was like Valentines back then! Honest!

The average Tuesday night looked like this before the kids!

The average Tuesday night looked like this before the kids!

Every day was wine and roses. Well, there was probably wine.

But today - it's a different story. I want my kids to have fun and enjoy. I want them to feel the excited tingle of anticipation. And, yes. They will get a secret card. And, yes, it will be from me!



The end.

Happy Valentines day!


This Is Me.


10 years ago I swapped heels for steel toe caps, and a laptop for a paint brush. I LOVED it.

We grew our little family into four humans. Acquired 2 goats, many chickens, ducks and the occasional pony came to stay.


Then, 3 years ago, BOOM!

With a six and a seven year old in tow, (aka 'The Tweeps'), my husband and I hopped over the atlantic and took up residence in Canada. Yup. It was fast and crazy. And I nearly went insane. But in the end we made it it one piece.

So the adventure began.

Now we are here. Midtown Toronto. It could not be more different from the life I left behind.

Join me in my journey. I talk to myself, a lot, so I feel a little better if I share!

I will bring you interesting reads, the occasional laugh, and some great pointers for lovey things for your home, garden or just for you.

I would be honoured if you subscribed to my little blog.

See the pretty in everything.

See the pretty in everything.