The House Guest

D and his family jetted off to Vegas for a few days but were in need of a bird-sitter while they were away. So while they were gambling all their money away, dining at top restaurants, searching for a good deal, enjoying the night life, spending family time together, I stayed at back home with this little one. 


Make a Splash

Today my regular Friday lunch buddy cancelled on me last-minute so instead of going out to the Gastrohouse across the street for the soup and sandwich special, I grabbed a Jugo Juice and had a quiet lunch in my office. I was peering out the window, as I do from time to time, and noticed that something was falling from the sky. I assumed it was snow, I mean it is January! But low and behold it was actually raining! I don't particularly like the rain but heck, in the dead middle of winter I'll take whatever I can get!

And then I found these.....too bad my size is all sold out!


A Clean Confession

Lately, I just can't get enough of this stuff.

A couple weeks ago, my friend, Sarah, and I decided that it would probably be safe to enter the malls again now that the Christmas/Boxing Day rush was essentially over. It was a fun day of meandering through shops, drinking coffee, and people watching. One of the stores we popped into was Fruits and Passion. Of course, I was immediately attracted to the pretty glass container of soap in my favourite shade of green, with a great little label to boot. But when I stopped to smell... it was amazing! Not too strong, not to sweet, not too flowery, just clean, citrusy, fresh. I've seen Cucina before but never took the time to check it out. This time I couldn't pass it up. I bought two bottles of the Olive and Coriander variety (because it reminded me of my friend Robert who has moved far far away) and a third bottle of the Lime Zest and Cypress.

I can be an excessive hand washer, especially during cold and flu season. Normally I buy the big bulk container of 'whatever is on sale' soap and refill my little pump from time to time but this was just too yummy to pass up. I'm at the point where can't wait to go home and wash my hands.

Yup, I'm the crazy girl smelling her hands all day long.

Officially Obsessed.


Zoo Lights

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope you are all having a great start to 2011, I know I sure am. I was fortunate enough to get a few days off work this holiday season so on January 1st I decided it was time to get outdoors, embrace the chilly air and enjoy what Zoo Lights had to offer.

And it was wonderful! Snow was falling softly, fire pits were a blazing, hot chocolate was readily available. What a great way to spend the first day of the year.

I can't wait to see what else 2011 brings!