You are such a brat – you bring the ball within 2 feet of me and as soon as I reach out to grab it so we can play together, you take off and make me chase you. I’m not sure if you just haven’t quite figured out the basics of fetch yet, or if you like this game better. You are needy, loud and obnoxious. You don’t understand “stranger danger” and drive me crazy when you decide you want to go on an adventure with some random person who happens to be walking down the street. You insist that you’re not too big to be a lap dog (spoiler – you are, but I let you sit on my lap anyway). You push every limit, you make me feel guilty for eating my dinner without sharing and because of you and all of your fur, I will never be 100% clean again.

But I can’t imagine living life without you. Thanks for being the best part of every day.


torn jeans + bowler hats.

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This is quickly becoming my favourite spot. The drive to get there is lovely, especially this time of year with the colors of Autumn everywhere, and I have yet to see another living person there. It’s completely out of the way, and such a great spot to hang out with a book or play some music while enjoying what’s left of the beautiful weather for this year. As an added bonus, it’s pretty private so I don’t feel like a moron taking pictures for the blog.

The soundtrack for this photoshoot was Demi Lovato’s Confident, which was released on Friday. It’s literally all I’ve been listening to all weekend and I don’t foresee that changing any time soon. Demi’s been a longtime favourite of mine, both musically and as fashion inspiration. Her edgy, yet always classy sense of style definitely inspired this outfit.

Grandpa Cardigans: A Love Story

01I love rainy summer evenings, because it means I can break out my cozy autumn sweaters, and not feel ridiculous about it. Summer is incredible, with the sunshine and amazing smells and general feeling of freedom and happiness, but there is nothing like being wrapped in an oversized sweater that feels more like a blanket than an article of clothing. This particular blanket-sweater was recently thrifted, and I don’t know if I’ve ever been more excited about something that I purchased for $5. It’s quite a thick knit, but these adorable shorts and simple tank top made it the perfect selection to ward off the chilly breeze floating through the air.

PS – bonus photo of my dogs crashing my photoshoot.

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On Home, Love and Valentines

Home is not a place nor a thing; home is with the person who holds your heart, no matter what.  – Sheena Duquette-Oum

When this quote surfaced on my Twitter feed a few weeks ago, I nodded and smiled, thinking it was sweet. With Valentines Day 2015 behind us, I think now I fully understand what she meant.

February 14, 2015 was the fifth Valentine’s Day I have spent with the same person. In past years we’ve done all the usual things – formal dinners, seeing sappy movies in theaters full of awkward teenage couples and middle age married people who would so much rather be home, eating our body weight in chocolates, and exchanging cheesy gifts. However, this one was fairly unique for us. We didn’t go on an exciting date, or spend the day doing cute, romantic things. We spent it in bed – and not in a fun way. Adrian finished moving out of his old apartment and hurt his back, and I fell victim to the worst migraine I’ve ever had. A good majority of our day was spent taking Advil and trying to stay as perfectly still as possible. Some highlights include rubbing Icy Hot on each other and communicating in various groans and squeaks.

But you know what? It ranks pretty high on my list of favourite Valentine’s Days I’ve had. We spent our day together caring for each other, putting our concern for the other ahead of what was ailing us individually and laughing at how pathetic our day was. We were exactly what the other needed in those crappy moments, and we were able to have fun with each other, despite feeling like we were one too-quick hand gesture away from certain death.

Home is where you feel most safe. Home is where you are happiest. Home is where your heart is, no matter what. My home is 5’10 with a goofy smile.

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