How To Be A World Traveller When You Have Anxiety Disorder.

“When in doubt, book that ticket and go!”  (Photo by Jennifer Pedraza Richardson) Today I wanted to talk about something that took me a lot of time to overcome.  Anxiety Disorder is something I’ve lived with for over 30 years. I’ve learned tools to manage it  but most of the work came with finding the…

What’s In My Makeup Bag – (My 5 Minute Makeup Routine)

If you’ve visited my home and have been inside my bathroom, you will have quickly realized that when I say I love makeup, it’s no joke. My husband and I have separate bathrooms.  His, practical: One body and face wash in the shower. Toothbrush, hand wash and cologne on the counter.  Let’s just say my…

A Weekend Catch Up – (And Recipe for My Vietnamese Salad Rolls)

  Sunday.  Blue skies and big white fluffy clouds.  The storm has passed.  On Friday and Saturday we got more rain than all of March.  We drove through the storm, my sister, mother and I, along country roads to the town of Langley where we found the perfect dress for my sister’s upcoming wedding,  then…

What I’m Loving – March Edition

It is a gorgeous sunny Saturday.  The sun streaming through my library window feels warm on my bare feet.  Merlin, my cat, is perched on the chair behind me and he nuzzles my neck seeking attention.  The Basil has flourished in the past week; it’s happy on the window sill. Once it’s big enough to…

Roadtrip To The Kootenays British Columbia – A Photo Essay

I think road tripping is my favourite way to see the vast country that surrounds this amazing province.  The open road with miles of mountains, rivers and endless forests. This weekend we packed the truck and drove 7 hours. Destination:  Rossland BC.  Nestled in the Koootenay region of British Columbia, Rossland was discovered in 1890…

What I Loved In February

It’s 9pm and I’m seated in my living room.  My black cat Salem sleeps peacefully next to me, face nestled on a soft chenille throw, purring contentedly, kneading the air.  Out the window below the street lights cast a yellow light on the wet pavement. There’s another snow fall in the forecast for tonight. I’m…

Saturday Night Chinese Take-Out. (Beef Broccoli & Fried Rice).

Sometimes you just really need some good ol’ fashion greasy take-out.  And this is a blog about Comfort Food.  Last night was the perfect time to pull out my Beef Broccoli and Fried Rice recipes.  The NBA All Star weekend was on, Seth was enjoying a beer in the living room so I figured instead…