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!

Shampoo-free!

I’ll say it straight and plain (sort of like my locks): I haven’t washed my hair even once this year. It’s not a resolution I’m necessarily married to, but I approached it as more of an experiment and, well, it’s one that has worked. Let me rewind. Last year, I …

Compassion is for everyone (even pro athletes)

There have been a couple of standout sports moments for me in the last couple of weeks – not because I’m particularly interested in them, but because they seem notable in relation to one another. Super Bowl post-game. Cam Newton. Yeah, a lot of people don’t like him. They see …

Happy holiday hummus

For each of three holiday events we’ve attended over the past couple of days, I’ve been asked to bring my hummus. I’ve always liked it, but this proves others do too. Sometimes you have to listen to the people. If feelings can be had for hummus, mine would be labelled …