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I am sure I have said it before but it’s true, I cannot play an instrument and probably can’t carry a tune to save my life….. yet music speaks to me profoundly and it never ceases to amaze me how pivotal a role it plays in my memories:

The Elvis tunes that woke us up far too early on Saturday mornings!

Making up lyrics to a well known tune of the time and laughing our asses off! Mel you know I’m talking about you!

54-40 rehearsed repeatedly in a basement. my only real groupie experience

Cheap nights at Moviola’s no diggity, no doubt!

Pretty much anything MC had playing…. except The Tragically Hip yeah, yeah I know. fellow Canadians may hang their heads and shake them in disbelief now

Tubthumping. *shudders from the onslaught of pleasant and horrid memories*

The one that was playing when I kissed the guy in the bathroom of that bar that time….okay, I really only remember the guy….also that it felt more 50 Shades elevator than gross this is a bathroom at the time 😉

Driving fast with the windows down with no real destination in mind.

Metallica playing loudly and tiny kicks in rhythm from the soon-to-be-born boy.

I wonder if I will still feel the same about these songs in another 10 years?

Lambs Become Lions-Not All Treasure Is Silver And Gold

Florence + the Machine-No Light, No Light

Of Monsters and Men-Little Talks

Fun-We Are Young

Dragonette-Let It Go

City and Colour- The Grand Optimist

HA! Who am I kidding? Of course I will because when I hear this

it takes me back to my 12yo self, in my 12yo’s bedroom with the magazine wallpaper, daydreaming things only 12yo girls dream and falling in love….with the music.

*I do not own the rights to any music listed above, YouTube, or videos*






The best Mother’s Day so far.

I ❤ my boy.

I sent out an FB request to my friends for materials with which to craft.

One person gave me something.

One!  (thank you RP!)

And with a silent auction happening at work I was asked by the same person if I would make something for people to bid on.

Of course I can!

Now she asked for something specific but without a time frame there is only so much I can do. So I started with this and figure if I have another few days I can make a bag/purse like she requested.

This skirt was in the bag of clothes she gave me and when I saw it I immediately thought pillow.


So that’s what I made….


What do you think? Would you bid on this?

Before I had the handsomest, most wonderful boy I was not one of those people that got super excited when someone told me they were expecting. I mean I would congratulate them and all but deep down….well lets just leave it at that shall we?

Anyhow, that changed after I had my own because kids just change you! I like to think that they mostly change you for the better and I can now honestly say I get excited when most people tell me they are expecting!

I’ve gotten excited a lot over the past couple months because there will be several new babies in my personal universe this year!

I might be a little biased about one in particularshe’ll be making her debut this summer but that’s okay because I’m the auntie! and aunties are supposed to get super excited!!

And sometimes aunties like me! make things for their babies. So I made a blanket of course! and really are you surprised by this?


Isn’t it cute?

I found this piece at Joann Fabrics when I went to visit one if my bff’s for a weekend. I have learned to curb my spending there after the first visit when I spent SO MUCH MONEY so I wouldn’t be broke five minutes after getting there! It is way too easy for me to spend money on fabric which is why I try my best to reclaim and that gets expensive!

I am sure I am not alone in this when I say the fabric speaks to me. I swear I’m not crazy. I mean I can literally walk around looking at fabrics for hours and not find a single thing that “feels” right while other times I know in two minutes.

I had picked out a half dozen other fabrics when I came across this one and the image of the finished project flashed through my mind. wow, I am not doing much to disprove the crazy theory am I? I put all the other bolts back.

I normally like to cut and piece but this was a first for me, starting with something that was already half done! I’m not going to lie, I liked the simplicity. But it was already SO cute, I only aimed to emphasize the cuteness.


I hope I was successful. I embroidered around the animals and the circles around them, finishing the sandwich off on the machine following the borders already in place and completing it with a pieced binding.

I procrastinated as usual but for once managed to finish something with time to spare by which I mean I wasn’t sitting in the driveway of the party location still sewing! which sadly has happened on more than one occasion.

So I made cupcakes!


They were awesome.

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