Pumpkin Love

This is the season for the harvest, and though I do not have a garden of my own, I am drawn to harvest time as if in another life I was a pioneer, working hard on the land to make magic out of a few scattered seeds and some tilled soil. Perhaps it is in […]

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10 Ways to Prepare for Fall

Each Fall, I am used to getting ready. As a teacher, I would get ready to welcome new students with their  fresh school supplies and eager faces. As a mom, I would help to get my own brood ready with new clothes as they prepared to begin another year of music lessons, or sports. sometimes […]

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hello. It’s been awhile. I have had a CRAZY few weeks with lots of traveling for family related needs and now I’m back in my studio, and hopefully in my right mind. Ha. So, I am doing some baking for my college son who doesn’t cook, barely does laundry and has no time for even […]

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Photography Challenge-Layered

For this week, I am showcasing my version of “Layered” the prompt for the week. Each surface is layered, from the wall to the table and finally the chair. In fact, most of the layers contain my favourite things including linens, books and those floral sketches! Have a great weekend:)

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A Rooftop Cinema in Brooklyn

I love throwbacks and vintage& I enjoy meandering through shops that feature items from bygone days, things from my youth. I smile when I see 60’s and 70’s memorabilia like trolls, Route 66 signs, K-Way jackets, giant erasers, bell bottom jeans. Brooklyn is full of such items and places to buy them like under the Manhattan […]

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Fall Photography Favorites

As Autumn is my favourite shooting month, I have put together a few of my fall favourites. These are most of the essentials of my photography during September- October as I mix and match for my flatlays. A wood or canvas backdrop is perfect for arranging items and both evoke a darker and cooler mood. […]

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Good morning!

There’s nothing that sets my day off with a pleasant jolt to the spirit more than a hello or good morning from a  stranger. Always unexpected but always appreciated, it is a personal acknowledgement that validates that I. Am. I often walk early in the morning, preferably on a nature trail but lately, in the […]

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Peach Vanilla Cheesecake Trifle

You’ve heard the expressions “Sweet as a peach” and “Everything’s Peachy” right? Where I am from, peaches are equated with summer, sunlight and backyard barbecues boasting peach bellini’s, peach pie and peach flavoured iced tea. Last week, some friends gave us a flat of peaches, perfectly ripe. If left uneaten, they would only last a […]

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Blueberry Meringues

If you have a sweet tooth like I do, then you should think about adding these delights to a luncheon or summer party. They are colourful, chewy and so easy to make. I have used blueberry syrup for these but they could easily be made using a raspberry, blackberry or for you Canadians-Saskatoon berry syrup […]

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