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…

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…

My Beauty Secrets Revealed: A Beauty tag

Talk us through your skincare regime… Skincare in my opinion is the most important thing to looking youthful and fresh. In the morning I follow 4 steps:  Cleanse I use CeraVe Foaming Cleanser for oily skin.  Peel : I use the Alpha Beta Peel pads by Dr. Dennis Gross. They are a simple two step…

What I Loved In October

Last night we turned our clocks back and as I write this the sun has long set. I served dinner at 6:30, the city sparkling outside the windows, candles burning on the table. It really feels like the dark half of the year now.  A storm came in yesterday and dumped 75mm of rain on…

What I Loved In September

Today is October 1st and as in Northwestern fall fashion, the fog and rain greeted me as I pulled back the blinds this morning.  Oh how I love October! The following are the things I loved in September.   Autumn Nightly Baths I think the thing I most look forward to with the coming of…

What I Loved In August

The sun is shining brightly through the windows, even as it nears setting.  September first arrived and the temperature dipped noticeably.  We were up at the house in Cultus Lake this weekend.  Every year my fiancee’s family spends a week at the “cabin”, a palatial home built with the true feeling of the Pacific Northwest…

Best of Beauty 2017 – What I’ve been loving this year.

Hello everyone. I hope you’re all having an amazing Holiday Season.  I’ve been feeling very festive! I’ve been wanting to write this blog for a few days but all the shopping and planning and decorating and Christmas movie watching have prevented me from photographing all these lovely products I’m sharing with you here today.  I…

Current Beauty Faves. What I’m Loving

Recently I decided to focus my blog more on cooking and on the photography of my travels throughout the Pacific Northwest.  I used to do a monthly favourites blog featuring things I was using and loving. If you did enjoy those and want me to continue doing them then comment below or message me and…

January Favourites

I’m cozy on my couch.  Outside the window, tree branches are weighed down by the snow.  We’ve entered February with a series of rare snow storms and it falls peacefully. I could watch it for hours. Below are the things I’ve been using and loving since January. iMovie I recently had the house to myself for 5 days while my boyfriend…