hey dads

Father’s day is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate your favourite dads than giving them a plaid shirt from the Wear Plaid for Dads HBC campaign for Prostate Cancer Cancer.

I love this campaign. Probably because I love plaid. Who doesn’t? PlaidSHirtsWhen you purchase any of the 6 select Hudson North plaid sport shirts, $12 from each shirt will be donated to Prostate Cancer Canada. On Friday, June 17, Wear Plaid for Dad to help protect the 1 in 8 men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

Oh!!! And please think about signing up all the guys in your life for the 2016 Bare All For The Barre event. Registration is now open and we have been working really hard to make this the best year yet. If you don’t believe me when I say it is an awesome event for a great cause… ask one of the 100 guys who participated last year!B4B-Teasers_Warmup

To register, please go here. Fill in and submit the form. Make your registration payment and then we will send you a link for your personal fundraising page. The event will include great music, food and local beer. How can you say no?

psst. It’s my birthday so how can you not not register? 

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holiday snaps

I hope everyone is enjoying a bit of holiday cheer. I am taking a bit of a break from my home-office and computer but wanted to share a few photos from December. Two of David’s cousins are in town from New York so it has been fun to see the kids together. I will be back with some Friday Finds and my 2016 bucket list … but until then, have a good one!

1The great tree hunt of 2015. Unlike Clark Griswold, we have no problem going to the local lot. David got his own tree this year.2We made a heck of a lot of shortbread cookies
3.1My favourite view in December
3.2An early Christmas at the Ackerman’s. Your eyes are not playing tricks, that is half-a-tree!
3.3David squeezed in a morning at soccer camp session. He loved it.
4I may only go once a year but when I do, I make sure to find the cutest church out there.
5What’s Christmas without matching PJs?
6David and Margaret are adding raisin buttons to the cookies for Santa.
7 8A little quality control.
9Christmas Eve. Erin, Jill (and Sam) played some beautiful holiday songs on the piano for us.
10If I can’t have a white Christmas, I’ll happily take +15 degrees and sunshine. Perfect weather for an 8km run with Alex and Allie.
11Jill’s friend made a plate of amazing sweets for our Christmas dessert.
12Boxing day hike in Wentworth.
13Rocks do not work as great tripods. You get the picture – a big family walk.
14Better late than never. David and I drove around looking at the Christmas lights in Halifax. Photos by David.
15Dinner with the Hulk and Darth Vader.
16Turns out suitcases with wheels were a big hit for all three kids this year. They all loved them.
17 18 19And finally, the three sisters had a pasta night at Jill’s house. Margaret and David helped.

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meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

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Have a great weekend! It’s family time on the wallace river and I am excited to run (26km) on the TCT!

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meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

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And speaking of adult slushies… it’s the weekend – My sister and her family are visiting from New York State. Yay!!!!!

just curious

Hello friends,

We’re friends right? And friends help friends so I am asking for some help. Hello Sunshine has been around for a few years and I am so grateful for all of the reads, shares and comments; it truly means a lot. However, I have been wondering, what do I want from this and more importantly, what do my readers want from this? If you look at stats, which I rarely do, the most read post ever was this one (a big thank you to Aimee, Caylum and everyone else for sharing it!).

Does that mean I should write about more wedding stuff? Wedding ideas, trends, things I’ve seen, things I’ve done, Wedding planning (which I’d like to do more of)? Give me a gig, and I am happy to write about it!

But my next most read post was this one. Perhaps everyone loves a great debate. Should I write more about design? Or more about local stuff? Or more local designy stuff?

The third most read was this one. Which probably means I should talk about Oprah more… Or things I want.

Rounding up the top 10, there’s a post about hosting Aimee’s wedding shower, the sneak peak of Halifax’s new library, old photos, the up and away halloween costume, my lonely boy post, the DIY fakeo fauxdenza post, and boobielicious.

Topic-wise, it is all over the place, which means both me and you are all over the place too. I do think it sums up my ‘career’… I mean really, what is my job?

I have a few upcoming posts in mind and will be welcoming guest posts too. I was also thinking trying to go a bit more local. Places to eat, things to do, etc.

Embarrassing disclosure: I have not visited the Art Gallery in twenty years! I am such a bad BFA girl. 

So while I think about the future, the friendly favour I am asking from you is to answer this quick poll I created below. Maybe I can get a better feel for what I should be talking about. As always, feel free to offer some ideas in the comment section. Love you all!

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