Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Favourites!

A few things from this last week that made me smile.

1. New shoes from my Target shopping trip
2. A little pool that I got on sale for $9! I probably can't use it until next year but that's okay :)
3. Cocoa Vin wine.  It's a chocolate dessert wine
4. Coming home and seeing these two faces. 

We are off to the annual September long weekend Buck Wild camping trip! 
Hope everyone has a great long weekend.
Have anything exciting planned?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Birthday, Paddle boarding and Pie

Monday was my birthday and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! We were still in Montana and enjoying the beautiful weather.

The day started with breakfast and coffee overlooking the river.

Then we rented paddle boards. This is something I hadn't done before and was super excited to do. We found a perfect little lake where the water was calm and there was barely anyone around.

Once we finished up at the lake we showered and headed out for dinner.

Fried Green Tomatoes
Duck Drumettes

Shrimp and Grits
Halibut and Beets
I couldn't have asked for a better day. I loved paddle boarding and can't wait to do it again

The next day we took the boards out again before we had to return them and then relaxed at the beach for a bit.

Then we finished our day off with a piece of pie!

On a side note - I removed the word verification feature on the comments - I didn't even realize it was on. Thanks Alison!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Beer, Vino and a 5K

We were in Montana this last weekend ..... the weather was great and we have finally been able to start our holidays and relax a bit.

Here's a quick recap of the weekend

Friday we got here and checked into our campsite and loved the views -  right by the the river.

Saturday I had signed us up for a 5k race. The Whitefish Friends and Family Run. When we first got up the weather was NOT very nice but it soon warmed up and it was a fantastic morning for a run. My official time was 29.32 minutes. I was super happy about that as I was aiming for under the 30 minute mark.

Weather when we first got up.....


Post race (and me giving a lame thumbs up Ha Ha)

The rest of the day we wandered around Whitefish and ended up in the local brewery doing a tasting

Sunday we headed to a winery...

Then laid outside in the sun.....

And finished the night with a campfire, BBQ and some wine!

How was your weekend?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Favourites......Polkadots

A slight change from my normal Friday post.......I didn't have a lot of favourites from the last week but this was a big one.

This is a dress I wore to a friend's wedding last weekend. I originally found it in the states but then couldn't find my size.  When I got back home I tried the locations here with NO luck. On a last minute whim I asked the location here to check the Canadian stores - I lucked out and a location in Ontario had one and they were gracious enough to ship it to me without any additional charges.

The wedding was held outdoors, was fairly casual and I felt this fit the bill perfectly. It was so comfortable and cool enough for the hot day.

Dress: Anthropologie Shoes: Aldo

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Things have been a little quiet around here lately….. We spent most of the week back home saying good-bye to one of the most important people in my life – My Grandma. She passed away quietly at 92.
My Grandma was a huge part of my life and played an important role in my upbringing. She taught me how to cook, sew, garden and took me to church every Sunday and on Christmas Eve anytime I was at her house. She taught me the importance of always being a lady and always acting with respect and dignity.
We saw her in July when we made a last minute decision to attend a family function that we weren’t originally going to make it to. I can’t even describe how happy I am that we made that decision. I got to see her for the last time then.
I miss her already.

When she was in the Air Force

Wedding Day October 12, 1950


My wedding

Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday Favourites

A few things from this last week that made me smile.....

1. Mid-week bulldogs with friends
2. Mini-Golf for girls night
3. Fresh flowers for the house
4. Spending sometime with my two favourite furry friends

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

These are my confessions V13

Link up with Leigh's confession's post........

I confess……. that I am a super light sleeper and have been known to wake my husband up in the middle of the night with random things.

Sometimes I think I hear something out on the street and I wake him up to ask if he heard it and what he thinks it is.

Sometimes when it’s storming I wake him up to ask if he saw the lightening.

And a few weeks ago I woke him up to ask him if he thought it was hailing and if we should go cover the garden with something……….

I am sure he appreciates my nightly "updates"........

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Navy and White stripes

Stripes was by far one of my favourite trends this spring/summer and I added quite a few items in this pattern to my wardrobe.

Unfortunately summer is going to be over before we know it and all my fun dresses and shirts are going to have to be put away in the closet.

This was one of my favourite dresses I bought this year. It's a soft jersey material so its super comfortable and light enough to wear on the hot days we have been having.

Dress: Anthropologie Shoes: Aldo

Monday, August 13, 2012

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!!

It was another fantastic weekend. I'm sad knowing summer is drawing to a close so we are doing as much as possible before it's over.

Friday night I met a friend for drinks on the patio after work....

Saturday was a quiet day.... we did some errands, went to Costco (spent too much as usual) and then just laid around outside enjoying the sun and reading my book.

Sunday we went for a run in the morning and then headed down to Marda Gras in Marda Loop. It was a New Orleans-themed Mardi Gras Street Festival. We wandered around down there for a bit watching some street performers and eating at some new (to us) food trucks.

Gluten Free pizza and freshly squeezed orange juice

Deep fried pickles and alligator jambalaya

Street performers
The we came home I went to hot yoga (for the first time in months).

Only 4 days of work this week then we are off until the start of September!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

These are my confessions V12

Link up with Leigh's confession's post........

I confess....... I know my blog posts have been infrequent lately BUT I am in the process of updating my blog a bit. So please be patient with me.


Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday Favourites

I can't believe it's been a week since I posted! Yikes!! This last week back since vacation seemed to get away from me.

Anyway here are a few things from the last week that made me smile.

1. A bike ride by the river on our last night of vacation
2. A great new coffee table book I picked up this week
3. Some veggies from our garden (finally!)
4. A super tasty new drink I ordered when we went for supper the other night - red wine and coke. It was actually delicious.

I'm excited for the long weekend as we are headed out camping with some friends who just got back from Scotland. I can't wait to see their pictures and hear all about their trip.

What do you have planned?