A Peek Inside My Library II

In our digital world, we’ve become disconnected with the pleasure of holding a book in our hands. The smell of the paper and the swishing sound when our fingers glide over each page turned. I’m an old fashioned girl, I don’t own a cel. phone and still handwrite letters. Whenever I’m on holiday, especially visiting…

Saturday Morning Pancakes (from scratch)

Salem (our black cat) sits at the window. These rainy Winter days are his least favourite because we don’t let him outside. The courtyard and garden are his world where he spends sunny day’s lounging under the shade of the hydrangea bushes and pretending to hunt birds and squirrels up in the Pine, high and…

Autumn on the Pacific Northwest Coast

I’m sitting next to the fireplace at home. It’s a grey Saturday afternoon and the light drizzle outside is the kind that mists your face and leaves tiny droplets on your hair .  It’s October and there’s no hiding the fact it’s getting colder with each day that passes.  I wore a jacket and a…

A Ramble and Fall Candle Preview

As August enters it’s 3rd week and  the weather is still hot and the sun is bright, I can’t help but feel a twinge of excitement at the coming of Autumn. Summer’s been so busy and I quite look forward to the slowing down that occurs with longer nights.  June began with the rush of…

What Is Hygge?.. And Why You Need It In Your Life Now

You know that feeling when the season changes and suddenly the days are shorter and nights are crisp?. You light the fireplace, make a comforting meal and life becomes more about home.  Or maybe on a balmy spring afternoon after a picnic in the park, the rain begins to fall and you find yourself sheltered…

Tofino, British Columbia – A Photo Essay

We celebrated our 3 year Anniversary last week by heading out to the wilderness coastal town of Tofino.  Tofino is about 5-6 hours from Vancouver.  The ferry left the dock at Horseshoe bay at 10:30am Thursday morning. The sun was shining but it was quite windy and chilly.  We arrived at the city of Nanaimo…

The Ritual Of Dinner Time

A candle is lit.  Fairy lights sparkle, illuminating titles of the cook books on the window ledge. Ingredients are delicately chopped and measured into small bowls. The sun has set. Outside the trees dance in the wind and inside, the kitchen is pleasantly inviting. Music plays from the laptop on the counter. The scent of garlic and onions…

Jennifer’s Chilli Con Carne

  During the Summer months I gravitate more toward a raw diet; fresh fruit, veggies and protein. It’s served me well in that in the past month I’ve lost 6 of the 10lbs I want to lose.  That said, I am a comfort food girl at heart so I pulled out my Chilli recipe this…

Cozy Homes From My Favourite Movies

One thing about being an introvert is that we not only internalize everything but we also have very vivid imaginations.  Whenever someone is telling me a story, I usually visualizing it in my minds eye like the scene from a movie.  Because of this I feel that my love of cinema has to do strongly…

The Autumn Ready Home

Welcoming each season into the home is something I really enjoy doing and with some small accents, the home easily becomes new and festive. Stay cozy. Love, Jennifer