Recommended Read: St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

Thursday, 22 September 2011

St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves 

This book has been discussed on numerous blogs, however, it was Christy's  recommendation that prompted me to pick up a copy for myself. St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves is a series of stories narrated by characters that are either on the cusp of or the midst of adolescence. Despite the mythological elements of each tale, the pain and confusion associated with growing up is entirely relatable. Almost too relatable - I often found these stories to be painful reminders of the awkward middle school experience. Despite this, Karen Russell's narrators are charming in their insecurity, and it wasn't long before I was hooked. Most of the time, I wished each story was a little longer so I could spend more time with the characters. St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves deserves its rave reviews. 


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Queen Margherita Pizza

"There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity"
- General Douglas MacArthur

I have big plans for this fall. It feels full of potential for new opportunies and experiences.
Beginning with a new hair style and a trip to Montreal this weekend. Not bad places to start, I think.

EDIT// I pressed publish before my replies were written! I'm sorry if you missed them the first time around. 

Mulberry F/W '11

Thursday, 15 September 2011


I've fallen head over heels for the Mulberry fall campaign. There is a lot to love about it - the bird print dress, the shearling coat and giant scarves. However, even more so, I am in love with the hair and makeup! I haven't been able to get it out of my head since coming across the campaign. I've made a hair appointment to dye my hair the shade of the model's (it's not a big change, just slightly lighter than my own).

Finally, I hope to bring this picture to a makeup counter for help picking out the correct colors. I am not sure which counter would be the most helpful - does anyone have recommendations? I don't often experiment with new makeup, so I'm excited to give this a try.


Diana Mini Success!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011


My apologies for my extended absence - last week started off rather busy, then I ended up with the chicken pox!  Not recommended, to say the least.

Making up for it are my first successful Diana Mini photos! The majority of the roll is still out of focus, but I'm so happy I'm getting better at figuring out this adorable but tricky camera. I'm so smitten with the gorgeous blue tones from my lazy days at the cottage with J. I'm thinking of framing one or two for our 'soon-to-be-blue' bedroom. Soon-to-be, because we have yet to hang our navy curtains or pick from the samples of blue paint colors, but folks, it will happen.

However, I think I'll leave that for a day I'm not covered in calamine lotion...



Friday, 2 September 2011

Sometimes, it's just nice to sit on a dock and let time go by. 

My cottage vacation was wonderful and I miss it already! The cottage is a few hours north of Toronto and I was delighted by the slight nip in the air signaling the arrival of fall. Jim and I swam in the lake every day, it was so cold it took the air right out of our lungs.

September marks the beginning of my very favorite season. Though I love many of the things summer has to offer, I am always anticipating the arrival of fall. As a knitter, I think the best part about the colder weather is the opportunity to layer on cozy knitted garments.

So, farewell to swimming in lakes, watermelon, summer breeze, ice cream cones and sweaty noses.

Bring on warm blankets, pumpkin pie, falling leaves, hot chocolate and flushed cheeks.

p.s. I've re-designed my blog a little and I've noticed that it doesn't work in all browsers. Does the header show up in a fancy script font or just in Arial font for you? I am curious to know.


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