Dear Self

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Dear Self,You awoke this morning to findA note, a card, a greetingNot in pencil or pen or type,But in word, in life, in meaningYou stretched out your arms Opened morning eyes You put feet on the...

Fruit of the Garden

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  Today is the final day of August, marking five more days until the beginning of the fall semester. I'm excited to get back into the swing of lectures and assignments, new faces and familiar...

Fields of Mint (featuring buttercups)

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  Off to the corner of our backyard grows the wildest species of mint I ever did see. It's tall, lush, and grabs the eye of anyone fortunate enough to find themselves near it. Not...

Flowers Galore

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  When the tulips come into bloom, you do not ignore them. Nooooo, that would be a terrible crime. Acres upon acres of vibrant beauties meticulously placed in colour-coordinated rows, each variety toying for your...

Why you need more banana bread in your life

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Happy Day, people! Perhaps the title of this post should be: "Why you need more pumpkin seed encrusted banana bread in your life" or even "Why banana bread will accelerate your productivity beyond your...

In every season

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As I write this, warm fuzzy socks cover my feet and a light pitter patter of rain hits the concrete outside. Each morning the lawn wakes up to new crunchy, rich-coloured leaves on its...

18 inches later…

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Yesterday I went to the hairdresser for the first time in years. And what a memorable trip it was! Reluctantly, my hairdresser snipped off my long ponytail, taking off 18 inches of...

those times when cupcakes are necessary

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      A few evenings ago my friend Kendra and I drove out to our favorite picture taking/treat eating/place to go walking. Of course, we couldn't resist buying the sweetest hydrangea cupcakes! Before gobbling mine...

Love love love

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I've always loved Valentines day. The excuse to eat sweet treats, stores filling up with fragrant flowers, and especially the sense of love and togetherness that it brings. This year I wanted to create...

Sock bun adventures

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Not sure if you can tell, but I'm wearing one of my dad's socks in my hair. Never thought that would happen! I learnt how to do this hairstyle here. Simple, glamorous hair. I'm...