Busy Bee

Hello again,
I still exist, and even more I still want to keep my blog going! I've just been so damn busy! With what you may ask? What has me so busy that I haven't posted a blog in over a month? Well I'm starting my own business and I will be selling chocolate.

For those of you who don't know me personally I have always loved food and have aspired to be a chef since I was 12. I have trained in culinary and pastry arts but while studying the later I have found a fond love for making chocolate. I have always loved eating it but learning how to make little jewels and learning what makes a good chocolate or truffle is so much fun. Not to mention all of the different flavour combinations out there!

So the business, where can you buy such beautiful chocolates? No where yet, this is just a teaser! But very soon I will be selling on etsy and hope to be doing some local Christmas shows here in Halifax. I will keep you updated on how to find and buy from me and also share with you some of the inspirational businesses that gave me the guts to try this out on my own.

Furthermore I am heading to Maui on Saturday and then flying back to go to Prince Edward Island for a friends wedding, who happens to be a super very talented singer and songwriter, Jenn Grant. I will leave you with a little song from her and hope that everyone else is easing into this cooler weather well, I am but I also have Maui to look forward to!

Binge, Purge

I think I have a problem, I go through these stages of trying to collect everything that catches my eye and then a few weeks later I look through my 300ish sq.ft apartment that I share with my very tolerant boyfriend and think where am I going to put it all. And then i try to purge.

This isn't anything new, I've always been this way, I want to be a minimalist but I adore eclectic interiors with their quirky elements. But having done this for so long I will think about items that I once owned and then immediately look everywhere for it only to come up empty handed (after several phone calls to all of the households that may have my possessions lingering. And although some people would suggest renting storage there is no way that I can justify spending money to house insignificant stuff.

I know I posted about spring cleaning a little while ago, but I honestly didn't do it. I had the best intentions but like so many other times I am like a goldfish and find something else to occupy my time with. And maybe I can't tear myself away from my precious things.

The remedy? Take some time and get a little perspective. I think the cure is going to be a result of finding better storage solutions that both showcase and organize my things, purge a few things that I really wont miss, and finish some projects (their materials are what is taking up a lot of the space!).

So next week I am going to have a plan of attack and a few ideas to share with you all about hot to keep sane, organized and still keep some of the things you love. Oh and do some projects.

Thanks for listening!


My Grandma Maureen, my Mom Anna, and Me. And yes, this was July but it is Nova Scotia.
Last week I had two beautiful, hilarious, and sweet women visit me here in Halifax my Mom and my Grandma. I must say we had a time! We toured around Halifax and took a trip to Peggy's Cove and Lunenburg.

Buoys and ropes in Peggy's Cove

The weather was interesting to say the least! Our first day of sight seeing was clouded and rainy with a chill in the air that required warm jackets and hot drinks. But the rain was on our side, it kept some of the tourists away from these high traffic areas and provided some great lighting for photographs.

They could only stay for four days but every day was filled with good laughter, lots of hugs and kisses, and lots of love. They day they left I was really sad that I had to work but also very grateful that I have an amazing boyfriend that not only picked them up and dropped them off at the airport, but drove us all around, put up with our uncensored conversations and was willing to share his home with two other crazy ladies.