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…

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…

Christmas at Hycroft Manor – A Photo Essay

  Have yourself a merry little Christmas Make the Yuletide gay Next year all our troubles Will be miles away… Hycroft Manor is a 30 room mansion originally a family home. Built in the Shaughnessy neighbourhood in Vancouver in 1909, it now houses the University Women’s club.  Every year they do Christmas at the Hycroft, a…

December Favourites

  “When night comes on with song and tale we pass the wintery hours; By keeping up a cheerful heart we hope for better days. We tend the cattle, sow the seed, give work unto the ploughers. With patience wait till winter yields before the sun’s fair rays.” The Seasons by Loreena Mackennit   As the…

October Favourites

My favourite month of the year has arrived and I’ve been making the best of it enjoying some very Autumnal activities; watching Thanksgiving and Halloween movies and even shopping for needed additions to my Autumn/Winter closet. Here are the things I’ve been loving in October.   Thumb Rings  I bought this thumb ring at Blue…

July Favourites

July is my birthday month. It’s been a pretty busy month. Camping, Family, Celebrating, Travelling, Fun!  I’ve still made time to observe the things I’ve been loving and using and doing this month so here they are. Movies in the Park – Vancouver is hosting it’s annual series of movies in different parks across the city.  What…