Wednesday, September 23, 2009


it has been absolutely crazytown around here. i have given up on my usual linear approach to life. it is all multi-tasking and rolling with the punches. and there have been some big punches - both good and bad. savouring the good and waiting out the bad.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

wet and wellies

fall seems to be making an early arrival this year. vancouver had an unprecedented hot summer so it seems a little cruel that it will be over soon. not that fall doesn't have it's charms but rain is not one of them.
i have spent most of my life on the wet west coast but i honestly never wore proper footwear or carried an umbrella until last year. i also swore i would never wear a hooded waterproof anorak but succumbed to practicality several years ago. motherhood can really squash one's fashion aspirations. while i am sure there are cool coats/boots/umbrellas to be found, my budget doesn't allow for much in the way of luxury items. quite frankly, i am not much for wearing a big logo anyway. so i am on the search for new rainboots/wellies/gumboots/hipwaders.
i am a huge fan of aigle boots. when i lived in japan i had a lovely pair - lost to a bonfire - sad, sad story. now to find the perfect raincoat with a hood!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


back to school means lunch planning. new routines, new gear. while i was pretty enthusiastic about making sushi for lunch last night, it was a different story at 0700 hours this morning. thought these would make eating lunch fun (even if it's no fun making it).
mushroom lunchbox love notes from PuppyLoveCreations
reversible lunch bag from fortyducks

lunch box system from oots
vintage thermos from OleaVintage

Monday, September 7, 2009

burnt fingers (or not)

how cool is this machine? this is the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker and apparently it will make 12 feet of bias tape in 60 seconds. all you have to do is cut the tape to width (various width attachments are available) and feed it through the machine. WOW. with the amount of bias tape i've been making this week, i sure could have used one. my fingers are feeling tender.