life lately

October is wrapping up. Here’s life lately:

The day I realized I had no coffee in the house. Luckily, I found this gem with my hiking gear:img_6567Lunch! I am defrosting things from the freezer these days:img_6571Mike hung our new print from Washington State – I sat on the couch and gave orders while watching This Is Usimg_6582We picked our pumpkins:img_6575 img_6576 img_6578Ran 34km along the BLT trail. I was so happy when Sarah texted me the night before saying she’d join me on the bike: img_6573Bowling! Not a huge fan of bowling but I’m a huge fan of my friends and their son Aden. We bowled for CAWS and Edie came too:img_6584 img_6585 img_6587Sunday mornings are for walks with Henry:img_6591img_6589Sunday afternoons are for baking: Sugarless pumpkin break (bland), chocolate chip banana bread and tea biscuits for a new mom:img_6593 img_6595 img_6592Meet Henry – our friend’s little guy is just 3 weeks old:img_6598

*WARNING: this is gross*

Purple nail polish helps camoflauge the black toenail. Why bother getting a pedicure at this point?img_6597

And if you still have an appetite… My friend Dominic gave me this idea – serve a plate of veggies and hummus with supper for the picky eaters:img_6599Morning walk to school – Henry and I had to ride David’s scooter home:img_6602Eating my TEFF every morning. I like to believe it is working:img_6603A little treat I got for a friend who’s been so great at organizing our relay adventures (still have not given it to her however):img_6604Jill had a dentist appointment so Henry and I watched Edie for a few hours:img_6607 img_6613I was bored:img_6615Mike was away twice this month so I had to take my runs downstairs:img_6618I wanted this so I took David. Sadly, he did not like his creation:img_6619Obviously:img_6620TWINS! Well at least we are sisters. Jill dropped Edie off so her and Alex could go on a birthday dinner date:img_6624 Have I mentioned how lovely it is to have a niece in the same country?img_6628edie-10-20-16Birthday brunch at Edna’s for Sarah:img_6633 img_6634 img_6635This is how people in the North End make apple cider:img_6636Happy birthday Jodie! We celebtated at Piatto Pizzeriaimg_6652 img_6640Another morning walk with Henry:img_6665 img_6662I made this breakfast sandwich and it was delicious:img_6667A proof of David’s class picture arrived. I love it! (blurred the other kids)lizzy-dee-studioAnd it’s soup season! I made butternut squash and apple soup and served them in my grandmother’s dishes – did anyone else have these Campbell Kids soup bowls?img_6669You can see most of these and more on Instagram!

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just keep swimming

… When days are hot and days are cold …

Here are some of my favourite swimming prints I spotted online

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Gray Malin
(Aquafabulous)

HelloSunshine_HeloBirdie
Helo Birdie (Swimming Pool)

HelloSunshine_SamanthaFrenchSamantha French (Daughters of the sun)

HelloSunshine_OliverSpiesOliver Spies

HelloSunshine_JulitaMalinowskaJulita Malinowska (Adrift)

HelloSunshine_DavidHockneyDavid Hockney (Portrait of an Artist (Pool with two figures), 1972)

HelloSunshine_AnitaPhotography By Anita (Swimming POOL Photo 18 x 12 Print)

HelloSunshine_MaxWangerMax Wanger (Dip)

HelloSunshine_PedroCovoPedro Covo (Swimmer 5)

HelloSunshine_MagiPuigMagi Puig

HelloSunshine_KikiPollyKiki And Polly (All Together)

HelloSunshine_JosepMoncadaJoseph Moncada (Subtil i dolç silenci)

HelloSunshine_BethCarverBeth Carver (Blue Cap Single Tube)

HelloSunshine_NinaNolteNina Nolte

HelloSunshine_KarineLavalKarine Laval (Untitled #07 (Cascais, Portugal, 2002)

Do you have a favourite? I have a Samantha French print and I love it. I’d happily own all of her work. There’s something about water that soothes the soul… Must be in my Maritime blood.

One of my other wordy-water prints is from my favourite Halifax store, Inkwell : Salt Water PrintHelloSunshine_Inkwellpsst. If you like what you’re reading, please subscribe and share. xomeg

number thirty-four

One of the items on my thirty-six things to do before thirty-six was print and frame a photo. Done. pugwash2 DSC_0680

I chose my Pugwash photograph because it is my happy place and I think the print is a nice addition to the gallery wall. There are many places you can get photos printed and enlarged – like Costco and online services – however, I went with a local store to avoid shipping costs. Atlantic Photo Supply on Dresden Row in Halifax offers an easy online ordering system and gives the option to pick up (for free) or ship. They also have tons of size options and different finishes like metallic, canvas, high gloss and matte. I ordered an 11×17 print and it was $13.99.

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I was lucky to score a bunch of Ikea Ribba picture frames at half price (thank you Jessica) and have been slowly filling them. You can say I have a bit of a white-wall-white-frame-oholic problem. DSC_0681 DSC_0685

Sorry for the glare, perhaps I should put take a photography class on my to-do list for thirty-seven.

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