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Happy birthday, Ollie

How can you possibly be 15? Last year, I swear, you were 6. 🥹 I am so proud to be your mama. You are sweet and strong and the funniest person that I know. You sing show tunes, make art, share funny TikToks, dance around the house and are kind to your brother (most of … Continue reading Happy birthday, Ollie


Happy birthday, Danielle ❤️

Happy birthday, Danielle! How can I possibly put into words how much you mean to me? I am a writer and as such I can without a doubt say there there are not emphatic enough words to describe the amazing friend, auntie, sister, mother, person that you are. You light up the room with your … Continue reading Happy birthday, Danielle ❤️

Reading Challenge 2022

My year in #books! I managed to exceed my goal of 100 books, and incorporated more #fiction into my #tbrpile. #bookstagram #shelflife #allthebooks #asitwasharrystyles #asitwas #fypreels #goodreads #readingchallenge2022 #kalidesautelsreads

Merry Christmas 2022

Happy Christmas ❤️ #onewheretheypretendtolikeeachother #onewheretheyaretroybolton #merrychristmas🎄 #happyholidays #ᴄʜʀɪsᴛᴍᴀs2022 #christmastree #mybabies❤️ #yvr #christmas2022 #mynotsolittles

Let it snow!

This is how we feel about the snow over here, when we have no where to go! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! My oldest loves the snow as much as I do, and watching them play in the snow makes my heart happy! #snow #snowday❄️ #letitsnow❄️ #yvr #vancouver2022 #winter2022 #letitgo❄️ #andtoallagoodnight

You got a friend in me

We got to spend the evening with this special girl. She is such a sweet love and melts our hearts every time we get to spend time with her. Ollie told me that they love being loved by Poppy because Poppy doesn’t love everyone so it feels extra special. I also love that they have … Continue reading You got a friend in me

A h*t, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema ~ Lindy West (2020)

❤️❤️❤️❤️ Having just watched Love, Actually for the holidays, it feels like the right time to review Sh*t, Actually by Lindy West! This hilarious book is 23 reviews of popular movies from The Fugitive (which West determines to be the only good movie ever made) to Shawshank Redemption to Love, Actually (where the book gets … Continue reading A h*t, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema ~ Lindy West (2020)

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! We spent a snowy afternoon at the Vancouver Christmas Market. Everything feels more festive when it actually snows! Also - this little bean is 6 months old! How is she growing so quickly?!? Processed with Lensa with Magic Correction Processed with Lensa with Magic Correction #vancouverchristmasmarket #yvr … Continue reading Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

Sitting out Black Friday

Why am I skipping Black Friday? I have all the major electronics that I need 3 out of 4 of us have more clothes than we can possibly wear the temptation to spend more money than is in my budget will take me away from my more important savings goals shopping addiction is real and … Continue reading Sitting out Black Friday

how lucky I am

“How lucky I am having something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ~ AA Milne - Winnie the Pooh I will miss you forever. #griefquotes #grieving #winniethepoohquotes #cancersucks🎗 #worldpancreaticcancerday #pancreaticcancer #fuckcancer👊 #soulmama #loss