Thursday, 11 September 2014


Jack, I mean Mary climbed up the bean stock yesterday to pick me a bag full of garden fresh yummy yellow beans. We steamed them up last night for dinner. Mary gave me an awesome idea for next season... buy bean poles and make a teepee structure the beans climb up and the children can play inside. Brilliant idea!


Today was Euan`s first day back at nursery school. He was very excited to go, not a single tear which is the exact opposite of last year. His teacher said he was so precious and very polite. Our little bug is growing up. We are so proud of him.


I was tagged by Sandy Lee Style to write a Finish 5 by Fall list.

So here are my five.

1. Half my closet. I hoard way too many clothes. I cleaned my closet last weekend and told Husband a story about each item. ie. The first time I met your Mother I was wearing this blouse. I wore these jeans on our first date, This was the dress I was wearing when I died my hair green in NYC the night before we boarded the QM2. Is this normal? or do I have super powers?

2. Reading the stack of books I have on my bedside table. I need to unplug. I spend way too much time online from 7 to 10pm at night.

3. Give up the horrible habit we`ve gotten into of having ice cream every evening. I`m giving up dessert by Fall. Geez how many days do I have left?

4. Volunteer.

5. Meal plan including two to three vegetarian dishes a week.  

Now, It`s your turn. I tag you to make your own Finish 5 by Fall list.

Monday, 1 September 2014


I was watching Bachelor in Paradise and saw a few of the girls wearing these temporary foil beach tattoos. I think they are amazing. After doing some looking around I like these ones best. I enjoyed perusing through this FB page too, which is where I got the below picture.  These are going to be such a treat for our next beach holiday!

Get Foiled

Sunday, 31 August 2014


 We've spent this weekend getting to know Ottawa a little better on our bikes.  This morning we took our bikes into the city again in hopes of catching site of a few balloons. It was wet when we left but the sun came out by the time we reached Stanley park. We rode through the Governor Generals home first and weaved around Steve's old New Edinburgh neighborhood looking at all the swish homes.  The kids love being on the bikes and I could ride around city neighborhoods all day long. We ended our morning on a little pub on Wellington with some ciders and then popped in to see some friends in the area. Steve hung up the kids tree swing when we got home today and we tested it out before jumping in the pool & hot tub. I'm loving the long weekend especially the fact that it's not over!

Saturday, 30 August 2014


We took our bikes down to Dows Lake today and went for a long bike ride around the arboretum and the new TD Place stadium located on the Lansdowne Park fairgrounds. I love the design. They have condos, restaurants, movies, shopping, a skate park & kids park on the outer core of the stadium- it's brilliant!  We stopped in at Mill Street Brewery for some beer tasting and brunch after-It was delicious!

Daddy's little Rose.



Our play dates have been some of my favourite days this summer. Euan definitely loves all the ladies. School is starting next week and it's all Euan's been talking about today, that and the disappearance of his big brother... I just keep telling him he's gone back to school which seems to make him happy until the next time he ask me. 

We will be heading off to the balloon festival tomorrow. Some of the pictures posted today were amazing. Enjoy the long weekend folks! LLBC xo