Weekend Anthology ~ October 10, 2015

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

It feels like we’re neck deep in pumpkin, apples and leaves (yay!). I’m feeling pretty reflective these days. We had a lovely summer full of camping, visits with friends and Edmonton firsts (Folkfest, Instameets and visits to Drumheller, butler-service). We had a constant influx of friends visiting including two of my besties who naturally joined me for some temporary, sparkly tattoos.

I’m looking forward to a few fall firsts: my first 5km, my first Halloween in our new city and learning to use In Design on my own after a fab two day class here.

But I’m also mega-stoked for some catch up on some dark TV like Game of Thrones, Fear the Walking Dead and Scrotal Recall.

Crafternoons are on the horizon – maybe some macramé or screen printing. Time to focus on my health, too. Enough with this baby chub I say! Snowboard season is coming and we’re not far from some world class powder.

So in the spirit of gratitude, I thought I would share some ephemera I’m thankful for (other than, of course, family, friends and good fortune).  Read more

Friday Anthology ~ 31*June*2015 +++ A GIVEAWAY

It’s show and tell time plus a giveaway. Remember when you were able to bring a batch of cookies to school because your mom baked too many so you gave them out after show’n’tell? Well this is kinda the same thing. I love share what’s making me smile so here goes… stay with me until the bottom of the post and the AWESOME little give away. Read more

Friday Anthology 19*June*2015

Well that week flew by. I swear our little dude grew three inches, I unpacked about 750 more boxes. Or maybe it was just 17.

This is officially week three of Anchors + Proteas and I must say hearing all the feedback from friends near and far plus new readers is such a motivator. Did you know Anchors+Proteas has a Facebook page – makes following the conversation easy peasy.

I feel completely blessed to know a lot of people with cool jobs. So if you want to read about two of people with f*#king awesome jobs (such great jobs I feel the need to swear) then jump into the world of Element Botanicals’ Amber Haase and the Brinkman Climate’s Joseph Pallant.

In case you missed it, I walked y’all through my favourite ways gathering city intel. If you’re more digital than analog, check out Calgary Travel Blogger Jody Robbins’ travel app picks hereRead more

Friday Anthology 5*June*2015

This week is moving week for us. Each night after work and daycare pick up we’ve been trundling a station wagon and mini van full of boxes to our new pad. We’re on the verge of finally leaving our waaaaayyyy long house sitting gig at the in-laws. I’ll miss the country but I’m itching to get back into the city. In fact I might be a little Kimmy Schmidt next week, like THIS.

I’m loving Skinny LaMinx’s new DigiDot collection inspired by a recent block printing workshop India founder Heather Moore attended.

Summer is in full swing now isn’t it? Edmonton is finally all about continuous, hot, awesome days. So I might be making some of 204 Park’s watermelon freshies in the future. Speaking of things you put your mouth: check out Vitamin Daily’s cookbook giveawayRead more