Throwback Thursday: It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s… Me?

Hello friends! It is good that you are here. Today, we are changing things up a bit. (WHAT?!) Yes. I am writing to you this morning from the bustling city of Winnipeg, Manitoba! I decided to head south to visit my husband for a few days, who has been flying out of Winnipeg for the last week… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s… Me?


Whatever Wednesday: Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

It is Wednesday. Wednesdays are smack dab in the middle of the week and, for those of you who are not familiar with the popular term that has been coined over the years, it is "Hump Day!" Ok, enough with the silliness. I just could not resist. (Get on with it already, Laura) Fair enough. Here… Continue reading Whatever Wednesday: Baby, It’s Cold Outside!


Blue Skies & Butterflies

Today, we have blue skies and sunshine! It is -20 degrees outside, the days are short, and there is still plenty of snow blanketing the ground, but we have blue skies and sunshine after several months of cloud coverage. We finally have Manitoba winter weather and life is good! A year ago today, we were in… Continue reading Blue Skies & Butterflies



I have recently discovered the wonder and excitement of snowflakes. This may sound a bit silly, but growing up in southern California, snow was not really a thing. Sure, we could pack up the car and drive to the mountains where my family and I would make snowmen and sled down random hills. But snow… Continue reading Snowflakes


A Clothespin Christmas 

Christmas comes but once a year and now it is here indeed. It is crazy how quickly this year has gone by. It is like we celebrated the new year, blinked, and now it is already December again. Crazy, I tell you. Since we cannot deny that Christmas is just around the corner, Andy and… Continue reading A Clothespin Christmas 



One of the best times of year here in Northern Manitoba is late summer, when the leaves begin to turn the vibrant colors of fall and the air becomes more crisp, sighing away the last few warm days before the first snowfall. During this part of summer, one can trample through the boreal forest and collect… Continue reading Blueberries