September 01, 2014

Shop Announcement: World Alzheimer's Month

Today marks the beginning of a new month. September means a lot of different things to different people: it is the beginning of the new school year; it's the month to celebrate the birth of a child, or a family member; it is the month in which you got married.

September is also World Alzheimer's Month.

The Forget Me Not is a symbol of the Alzheimer Society of Canada (source)

Alzheimer's touched my family many years ago when my Grandma was diagnosed with it. Like most people that suspect a family member is suffering from memory loss, there were some members of my family that didn't want to admit what was happening to her until her memories were so lost that she tried to hurt the man that she loved for most of her life, who, even after she was safely in a home where there were people to care for her, would visit her on a daily basis to play the piano for her and visit with her for hours upon hours. They had a beautiful relationship.

That's why for the month of September I will be donating 15% of the shop profits to the Alzheimer Society of Canada to provide support to those who are suffering from the disease and their families, and to promote research. Help support the cause and give a voice to those affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

August 29, 2014

The Summer List 2014: Complete

I have mixed emotions over announcing that The Summer List for 2014 is complete. While it is quite exciting that we completed everything that I had planned on doing this Summer, it's still sad to think about the fact that Summer is technically over -- maybe according to the calendar, but not so for the weather. 

I am also pleased to announce that we actually did a few of the things on the list several times, and we added even more to the list, too! Little Boy has fallen in love with going to the library, and we enjoyed going swimming a few times at some of the local outdoor pools -- we save those for the really hot days.

August 22, 2014

Listen, Look, Love: August


You would not believe how excited I was to find out that the Madden brothers are back at it. I was a fan of Good Charlotte back in my high school days, and I was wondering where they were at. I heard this song on the radio last weekend, and instantly loved it. It's got a 1960's and 70's vibe to it, and reminds me of something from The Mamas & The Papas or Aquarius (Let the Sunshine In).


I have been looking for hairstyles to wear with a simple yet elegant dress that I chose for a wedding this weekend. The collar of the dress tells me that I should have my hair up, but I want something that is really understated. I'm liking the look of this hairstyle. It's exactly what I've been picturing in my head.


I just recently purchased this map of the world for my son's bedroom. I really, really love this map because UP was one of the very first Disney movies that we showed him, and this is one of my favourite quotes from the movie. I hope he will grow up believing this.

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