Call me old fashioned

It’s hard to believe that we have been in our home for a month already! After countless trips up and down the elevator, packing and unpacking boxes galore and organizing and reorganizing and reorganizing again….I think we are finally settled! Last weekend we moved in our dining room table and china cabinet and my Thursday night project was to get it all unwrapped and into the cabinet.

This set of china is very special and dear to my heart as it was my mothers. It’s the Old Country Rose Pattern from Royal Albert and she started collecting it shortly after her and my father were married in 1978. The dining room set was also my parents and is antique elegance at its finest!

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Wednesday Wisdom

What a whirlwind of a week its been! As February winds down and we are starting to see many signs of spring around here I find myself getting anxious for the changing seasons and warmer weather. I love the transition of the seasons from winter to spring as it makes me think of new beginnings when everything wakes up and the world starts to thrive again. It also means that  I’ll be planting flowers and starting my herb garden out on the balcony very soon~

But in the meantime I’ve spent the week focusing on practicing a few

principles of The Yoga Code; Satya (truthfulness) and Sanatosha (Contentment).

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Toupee for a day

On March 6,2013 (a mere 13 days away! ) I will be participating in an amazing fundraiser called Toupee for a Day where I will be wearing a

Toupee

Toupee

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Virtual Housewarming

~Welcome~

Since there are so many of you who won’t actually be able to come over and “warm” our house with us… here is a virtual tour of our humble abode. I must apologize for the delay in getting these up as we have slowly been getting settled. There are still a few things that need to be purchased, put up and placed so please excuse my barren walls and pile of boxes…Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy~!

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Weekend Pleasures

I L.O.V.E weekends!

Especially long weekends jam-packed of full of non stop fun and pure laziness…

Can you believe that it was 13*C (55*F) here on Friday? Can you say beers on the patio after work?? Well, actions speak louder than words and we took full advantage of our trendy neighborhood and hit up National patio for a few bevvies on such a sunny wonderful day.

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Best Fish Tacos EVER~!

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Do me a favour…

Dear friends, followers and other lovelies that are out there…

I just wanted to take five minutes out of my life to introduce you to an amazing blogger/writer/mother/woman/world traveller named Lesley Carter.  Have you ever had a dream that you wanted to come true but just needed a little help to get there? Well, Lesley Carter has a dream… to win a trip around the world! Now, I don’t personally know Lesley, but I started following her blog a few months ago and that’s when I was inspired to create my own Bucket List. Although mine is a lot different from hers it would still be a dream come true for me to complete everything that is on it.

So, I’m asking for your help…

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Home Sweet Home

Our first weekend in our new home!

We have unpacked almost all of the boxes and reorganized things mmmm I’d say  about 50 times…okay, maybe not quite that many times, but it sure feels like it! All unpacking aside, we did find some time this weekend to put our feet up to relax and enjoy being at home.

On Saturday, along with a lovely bouquet Pink Asiatic Lillies, I was greeted with homemade cinnamon french toast with fresh strawberries and maple syrrup…this was a wonderful and delicious surprise! These lillies are my favorite! They smell so delicious every time I walk by them I  get into a Spring mood.  Tyler always buys them with only one in bloom so that they last longer and I am always greeted by one or two more that bloom everyday.

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What do you wish to learn today?

For over a year I have been practicing yoga consistently. My realization is the more I practice, the more I crave it. To me, it’s an investment in myself. A way of showing gratitude and love to my body and my well-being. The time I spend on my mat allows me time to reflect but also gives me strength and inspiration to keep practicing. Some days I feel completely balanced, some days not so much. But everyday that I practice I truly find myself connecting more with my spirit, becoming more grounded and learning something new. To me there is no lessons greater then the ones we teach ourselves.

Get on your mat and enjoy the journey

Namaste

~tl

HOMEOWNERS~!!

Its been a long five weeks since we signed our official documents and purchased our condo. Five weeks of packing, cleaning, purging, emailing and signing…four days of being in limbo, three full vehicles of stuff, two broken dishes and one fight (over putting together our Ikea desk)…

we are finally in!!

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