Life

101 Things in 1001 Days

I first heard about the concept of 101 in 1001 from Mackenzie Horan who writes the blog Design Darling.  I absolutely love the idea: accomplish 101 things that you want to try for the first time or do more of - like a to-do list with a set deadline.  I think part of the reason why this idea… Continue reading 101 Things in 1001 Days

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DIY

How to Sew Ribbons and Elastics on Pointe Shoes

After many, many years of dancing, I still have nearly every pair of ballet shoes that I've ever owned.  Some of this is out of nostalgia, but some of my shoes still have some life in them and I always thought to myself, "But what if I need them someday?" While I don't dance nearly as… Continue reading How to Sew Ribbons and Elastics on Pointe Shoes

Life

Day Trip to Terre Bleu Lavender Farm

  Earlier this month my friend and I went to Terre Bleu Lavender Farm in Milton, Ontario.  This farm is dedicated to the growth and harvest of lavender plants.  It is a bit of an unexpected tourist location, but people drive for hours to visit Terre Bleu because of its beauty, fragrance, and peaceful environment. At… Continue reading Day Trip to Terre Bleu Lavender Farm

Life, pioneer

Printmaking at Black Creek Pioneer Village

A little while back my boyfriend Ryan gave me an apprenticeship in the Print Shop at Black Creek Pioneer Village for my birthday (check out the apprenticeship that I gave Ryan for his birthday last year with the Brew Master).  This gave me the chance to operate the 18th Century printing presses that they have… Continue reading Printmaking at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Baking, cake, vintage

Classic Jam Swiss Roll Cake

This past summer I recently discovered the Swiss Roll.  I'd seen them before in pictures and maybe occasionally in stores but I have never heard of anyone making one before, except for my dad who claims that he used to make them all of the time in the 80s... However, he's never made one for me… Continue reading Classic Jam Swiss Roll Cake

Books

Book Review: The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood

Image Courtesy of Goodreads   When I saw this book on the shelf at my local bookstore I knew it would be coming home with me that day.  The cover caught my eye first, because as you might guess, I love the vintage colour palette.  People always tell you to never judge a book by its… Continue reading Book Review: The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood