This Moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. (inspired by SouleMama)
It's been a busy week for me here. Sorry for the silence yesterday. Just one of those days... April whizzed by. I plan to drink in every second of May. Really soak it all up and try to savor more moments like the one above. Evan and I will be celebrating 7 wonderful years of love, Mothers Day is fast approaching, Evan's birthday is on the 17th and Linus turns two on the 26th! We have many swell plans with friends and family, and we have tickets to a few concerts as well. Evan and I have been so caught up in work, taxes, spring cleaning, errands, weekly classes and all the responsibilities that come with being parents that we often forget to take a little time to stop and smell the flowers. We need to remember to enjoy the people/moments that make it all worth it. That is what May is going to be all about for me. I welcome it with open arms.
Have a lovely weekend!


A Tuesday at our house...

Yesterday afternoon at our house. It was a good day!
oh...and are you on Pinterest yet?


Simple Pleasures

 Just a few things around here that are bringing me joy. Many simple pleasures.

•My childhood friend and talented photojournalist Ben Nelms recently introduced me to the work of photographer Christopher Anderson. I've been swooning over his book project entitled 'Son'. So beautiful and inspiring.
•My pretty new stamp from NoteTrunk. I'll be using it on my fabric backed business cards from now on.
• All the lovely fabric I have to choose from!
• Fresh and sweet strawberries. My boy has been asking for them everyday. I'm so glad he enjoys eating all sorts of fruits and vegetables. How did I get so lucky?
•My tulips and daffodils are finally beginning to sprout! It's magical and it makes me jump for joy whenever I'm outside. My neighbors must think I've lost my marbles...•I'm really enjoying Tina Fey's new book Bossypants. I keep thinking back to various quotes and start giggling quietly to myself. My family probably thinks I've lost my marbles too...•Finding Linus' toys set up in the corners of our home. •This lovable shmoo.

•And this video makes me oh so happy. The colors... The movement... The music...the faces! Enjoy.


A Lovely Easter!

Our boy is still sick so we decided not to go to Vancouver this weekend... The thought of taking a stuffed up, fevering, uncomfortable almost two year old on a plane, who would then likely get my family in Vancouver sick too, was enough for us to cancel the trip and un-pack our bags. We're hoping my dad, step mom and baby brothers decide to visit us here in Edmonton this May for Linus' birthday. Linus was really looking forward to playing with them this weekend. They were going to have a wonderful backyard Easter egg hunt and the weather is supposed to be beautiful in Vancouver right now. We think we made the right decision by not going though. Our boy just needed to rest up here at home and fight off this nasty sickness. He's had a rough weekend, but things are looking up. He had a pretty good sleep last night, he's eating more and he's able to goof around and play quite a bit. He had a pretty fantastic morning yesterday. The Easter Bunny wasn't confused by our change of plans. Linus woke up to a "big mess". A trail of wooden eggs, chocolate, and egg shaped bouncy balls led through the house and into the living room where a super soft stuffed bunny waited next to a package of egg shaped sidewalk chalk! Oh, happy day! Evan and I didn't know whether Linus would get into the hunt or not because of how he's been feeling, but he ended up loving it! He grabbed his little blue bunny basket and excitedly placed each goody inside until it was just "too full. Oh my goodness!". He acted surprised by every egg that he found. Twas adorable.
We enjoyed home made cinnamon buns from Evan's mom for breakfast with fresh strawberries, coffee and chocolate milk for Linus. We won't be having Easter dinner with my family until tonight so we spent the rest of the day yesterday cuddling our sick boy, cleaning, and playing outside with our new sidewalk chalk. I noticed that I have quite a few tulips sprouting now! We also went for a little walk through our neighborhood and around the University. We stopped at a little cafe for some gelato. Evan got a cannoli. It was pretty great!
These guys make my world go round...

Since deciding not to go to Vancouver this weekend, we thought we should use some of our time to work on a massive home organization extravaganza. It took forever and I was so happy to finally get through everything so we could enjoy the beautiful weather. Things have come along nicely and we're starting to feel on top of it all. Once we're finished with the upstairs we're hoping to tackle the dreaded basement... I'm scared. I managed to do a bit of organizing and cleaning down there last night, but boy oh boy do we have a lot of work to do if we want to make it into a livable space. I really do need the space, so off to work we go!


This Moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. (inspired by SouleMama)

Three lovely new necklaces!

A little shop update! Meet the newest members of My Sweet baboo. Click on the titles to veiw it in the shop. Heart it? Buy it? Gift it? Wear it?

p.s. The Happy Camper Necklace is back! It's available at The Beauty Parlour here in Edmonton right now and will be in the shop again in a week or so.


Pretty Potholes Please!

Artist Juliana Santacruz Herrera has taken to the streets of Paris to repair unsightly potholes and cracks with braids and braids of colorful yarn. Juliana, we need you here in Edmonton. Driving around this city in my little Yaris feels a lot like the Disneyland Indiana Jones ride... Not quite as much fun though.
These pothole gardens by artist Pete Dungey are ever so lovely too...

via A Cup Of Jo