Saturday, March 29, 2014

Coffee and Catching Up


I went out the other week with a girlfriend that I haven't had the chance to spend time with much at all lately. We met in my final year of university through some mutual friends and found out a couple days later that we were in the same class. Even though we don't manage to get together often we still pick right up where we left off. We always need to make sure we have a large chunk of time to spend together, though, because we both tend to get extremely detailed when telling stories. It's just how we both are, and its even more pronounced when we're together because we feel no need to cut it short when we both do the same thing.

Isn't catching up with old friends the greatest?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Shall I Write it in a Letter?


I absolutely love receiving letters. It's so exciting to have something in the mail with my name on it other than my cell phone bill or something asking me to donate more money.  Lately I have been super into writing letters too. I've been on a bit of a project where I try to write at least one letter each day, and I've been doing pretty well!

Sometimes I like to keep the letter simple by using printer paper and a regular envelope, but I really like using different types of stationery. I have a couple sets that are actual pages of stationery and I have a bunch of card-type sets as well. I have recently tried my hand at making cards too, and I find it super fun. I don't really have many supplies for making them, but when I am surrounded by the materials I let my creativity go wild and come out of it with a bunch of new cards to send off.

Do you like receiving or sending letters? Do you remember who the last person you received a letter from was? I would love to hear about it!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Road Trip Recap: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan - March 21, 2014


I'm back today after a bit of a break to share about one of my recent road trips! I had the day off on Friday and I took the opportunity to drive down to Moose Jaw, SK to visit a good friend of mine who recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.

I love road trips, especially solo road trips. Driving in Saskatchewan can be extremely beautiful, with the endless views, the stunning sunsets, and the ever-changing skies; there is a reason we have "Land of Living Skies" on our license plate.  You would think that an endlessly flat, almost always straight drive would get boring, but it doesn't. It's the perfect time to think, to reflect, and to just be. Singing along as loud as I want to all of my favourite songs doesn't hurt either.

My visit with Jessica and her new baby girl Payton was fantastic. Jessica is such a beautiful new mom! She seems to have it all together, and the day of my visit was Payton's 3 weeks! I have never had a child, but I'm pretty sure that when I do I won't be as willing to share as she is, and I definitely know I won't be as calm and collected as she is.

After our visit I went to downtown Moose Jaw and wandered Main Street. I used to have a dance competition there every year when I was younger and I love the historic feel so I wanted to revisit it. There is also a newer store there that always has the greatest necklaces so I stopped by to check out their stock.

After spending a bit of time downtown I decided to hit the road again. I set off for Saskatoon as the sun was setting, and was accompanied by some beautiful views.