Lessons in canning

I put canning peaches in my list of things I wanted to do this month on sort of on a whim. On one hand, I have always wanted to learn to can foods, but on the other, it’s always seemed like a really complicated – and, frankly, risky (I’m afraid …

Walking Vancouver: Deer Lake Park

A few weeks before we went on vacation, I was out at a bookstore and had a brilliant idea: I would take home this book I’d picked up and it would change our lives. Wait, isn’t that the reason we buy every book or every thing for that matter? Because …

July in review

High: we went on vacation. Low: we were put on balcony lockdown for 12 days which made for 31 degree nights inside our apartment. (That’s 88 degrees for those of you playing along in America.) Good: we explored a local park that we’d wanted to visit for years. We harvested …

Things we’ll do this month: August

A month that begins with a holiday. Now, that is a good sign. Goal setting is fun. It’s great motivation to sit down and hash out the things we want to do and fantasize about the roads that will take us there. When we talk about goals, we talk about money and …

A fresh start

I’ve been feeling like I’m in need of a change for a little while. When it comes to blogging, I mean. Here’s the history: When I first started blogging in 2005, (whoa! and, also, happy ten-year anniversary to me!) my whole blogging crowd was a network of people from here …

Set the date!

It’s #WeddingWednesday! I know, I know. When we got engaged, I swore that I wouldn’t turn into an obsessed bride. Let’s be real, people who talk about one thing and one thing only are boring. But people who are planning a wedding who talk only about planning their wedding? They’re …

Vegas, Las Vegas

If we’re connected on social media (and if we’re not, why not?) you probably know that we were recently in Vegas on a big old family vacation. Yep, five days with my entire immediate family and +1s made us a traveling pack of six. The basics were all arranged by …

Engaged!

I don’t know a thing about engagement rings, but I know this, like Kevin, is the one for me. We’re getting married! Thanks to Dane and everyone at Cavalier Gastown. This ring is perfect!