Monday Morning Coffee

Good morning, beautiful people! I know I’ve been pretty scarce around here lately, but I just haven’t had the itch to blog. The creative juices have been feeling a bit dried up and not much is inspiring me to write. Regardless, I figured I’d give you all an update on what we’ve been up to lately.

So, if we were sitting down for coffee this morning, I’d be telling you that …

… Isla has been loving school! She’s made some friends and so far I haven’t had any notes sent home by her teacher that she’s been misbehaving. Win!

… Norah has equally been enjoying having a bit of alone time with me while her sister is at school. Not having to share the toys for a couple of hours? Oh the joy!!

… We’ve started doing some Christmas shopping and this year is proving to be challenging. I have zero idea what Santa is going to bring the girls (they have ideas but I know Santa isn’t made out of money), and even my wish list is pretty boring. (Like, “Hmm, new towels would be nice” boring.) Maybe once Halloween comes and goes I’ll be inspired.

… We did some hardcore adulting and renewed the mortgage on our house and even pulled some equity out of it. Hurray! Time to adult more and tackle some loans. Adulting is fun, yo. ;)

… My face has been glued to the World Series playoffs, specifically the Blue Jays! We’re down 0-2 in this current series against Cleveland, so hopefully we’re able to make some magic happen this afternoon.

… I’ve started watching a few new shows on TV and I’m undecided on whether I actually like a couple of them or not. “This Is Us” is probably my favourite, but “Lethal Weapon” and “Pitch” I’m on the fence about. No one can duplicate Mel Gibson and Danny Glover’s chemistry in the Lethal Weapon movie series, and Pitch is a little too “Girl Powery” for me. I’ll give them the season to help me decide, if they last that long.

Clearly, my life is boring AF.

Please, tell me what’s new in your world!

Monday Morning Coffee


Happy(?) Monday, everyone! I know things have been a bit quiet over here lately, so I thought I’d catch you up coffee date style.

If we were having coffee this morning, I’d be telling you that…

… Kyle’s back to work today after two weeks of holidays from work! While the weather totally didn’t play in our favour at all, we still had a busy and enjoyable two weeks together!

… I had a wonderful Canada Day down at the park! My mom took Isla and Norah to the park after the rain stopped and we had a great time walking around and checking out all the vendors. My mom bought some earrings, I bought a mini painting, and Isla had her face painted! After the park we treated Isla to an ice cream cone, and I’m pretty sure she wore more than she ate ;)


… we got to go out for our annual visit with one of Kyle’s best childhood friends on the Little Shuswap. Okay, so it rained a lot while we were there, but it was great to see him and his family!

… the wind-up tournament for our slo-pitch league was this past weekend and it was such a great time! I have no idea what place we came in (we were eliminated in the 2nd round of sudden death playoffs), but it was an amazing way to end our season! We really came together as a team, regardless of how much bickering we do in the dugout. We’re a typical dysfunctional family, haha.

… Isla starts dance camp today and she’s so excited! She’s going for a half-day, so I’m looking forward to some free mornings with Norah. Hopefully the weather cooperates because I’d love to head down to the Farmer’s Market on Wednesday.

… I got Norah’s cake smash photos back and they are just A-MAZING. See for yourself:


Mad props to Tiffany Christianson Photography for capturing Norah perfectly, and for figuring out that Norah just needs a cup of milk to make we world a better place. ;)

… Kyle and I FINALLY found a house – and we have an accepted offer on it! We have to sell ours first, but I have a feeling we won’t have an issue. Since it was listed last Wednesday, we’ve already have 13 viewings booked. Whew! I don’t think our house has been any cleaner. Fingers crossed we get an offer soon, because I’m so sick of cleaning and tidying already.

What would you be telling me if we sat down for coffee this morning??


Monday Morning Coffee

Happy Easter Monday, everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I know some of you may be back to work, but for those who aren’t, here’s what I’d be telling you if we were sitting down for coffee this morning:

  • We (or should I say Kyle) had a productive weekend doing yard work! We/Kyle tore out our front flower bed, including all the rocks, mulch, and shrubbery, so we can redesign and plant new stuff! It’s still pretty cold in our front yard most days, so it will take a few weeks to finish completely, but we’re looking forward to it!
  • It tried to snow yesterday morning. Actually, technically it was snowing, but it wasn’t sticking. Yuck.
  • The girls had a wonderful Easter! Isla did her Easter egg hunt around the house and Norah had fun ripping apart her basket. (Second child fact: We didn’t do anything for Isla’s first-ever Easter, but since the Easter Bunny brought Isla something this year, he had to leave something for Norah’s first Easter.)


  • I’m really loving my Jamberry nails! They are so easy to put on (seriously, it takes me about 15 minutes) and I cannot get over the fact that once they’re on, I don’t have to baby my fingernails and wait for them to dry.
  • My mom and I are planning a little weekend getaway in May and I’m looking forward to it! We’re loading up and taking the girls to the Lower Mainland to visit family and friends, so it should be fun!

What would you be telling me if we were having coffee this morning?