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It is officially December, one of the most magical months of the year, and what a week it has been. We have all been taking turns getting colds, our poor pup Olive isn’t feeling very well, and Peter’s business is experiencing its usual crazy December rush. This coupled with above average rain, even for the Pacific Northwest, and the extra activities and to dos that come with the Christmas season and we are all about ready…

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American Thanksgiving is done and the Christmas holidays are officially on the horizon. I’m trying to get a jump on things this year so I can actually accomplish the long list of festive things I want to do with Eleanor. It also feels like a welcome distraction to everything going on in the world. I do not mean distraction as in I have stopped paying attention to the protests at Standing Rock, or the Canadian…

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November feels like one big scary blur when I look back at it. Next week is American Thanksgiving and after that we are truly right in the thick of the holiday season.  I’m so looking forward to it this year. More than ever it seems the world could use a reason to cheer. I’m also searching for inspiration for Christmas decorations that feel cozy and festive but take their inspiration more from the forest than…

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I went back and forth on whether or not I should write a post today. Part of me doesn’t feel ready. Writing gets my brain going and every time I start thinking I can’t stop myself from tearing up. I’m so heartbroken and the waves of grief keep coming. When the election results first came in I kept thinking, when will I ever feel ok again? I realize now that it will never be ok.…

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Not only is it Friday, but it is Halloween weekend, one of the best weekends of the year in my opinion. There are parties to go to, haunted houses to visit and one little girl getting dressed up as one of my favourite pop culture characters from the last year. I’m excited about it. I’m not exactly sure how to give Eleanor a taste of Halloween in a way she will enjoy it. She’s only fifteen…

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I hope everyone had a wonderful week. Despite some small hiccups over here, including an accident prone cat getting shaken by a coyote, and a toddler who’s new favourite thing is to shake her head no to everything, we had a pretty great one. The cat is doing much better and thank you for your kind inquiries if you saw my series of worried instagram stories. The leaves are showing off their last colours and…

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This is an especially exciting Friday over here because it is officially the beginning of one of my favourite weekends, Canadian Thanksgiving. The most wonderfully low key food based holiday of all. Even better, we are finally on our way to Mayne Island. We tried to make it last weekend for the apple juicing and failed because of work obligations, but tomorrow night we are off. It has been far too long since we have been back…

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I popped back into my old work to lend a hand for a couple of days this week, which explains why I was a little light on the blog posts. It feels nice to step back into my old life and it reminds me of how much has changed in the last fourteen months. My commute to work used to be a ten minute walk. We lived in the city, and my week was spent…

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There is big cause to celebrate in our house this weekend. Not only are we still floating from the last blast of summer, start of fall dream weather we have been having, but my parents are finally coming home from Europe on Monday after three long weeks and our dog entourage will shrink from three back to a infinitely more manageable one. I love dogs, and I love my parent’s dogs, but there is too…

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Summer hit us with one last blast here on the West coast and we spent the week enjoying it. In a few weeks I know how much I will miss being able to pop Eleanor into a romper and set her loose outside. We managed to make it to the city for a sunny play date with my friend and her daughter, who is a few months younger than Eleanor. They are finally getting to…

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