Tuesday, 20 March 2012

deep space

I am so happy for spring to be here but for some reason, lately, I have an underlying bad feeling in my gut... I am missing my best friend, and sometimes I hate to admit it. I hate to admit any dependence on another person. I just need him some days.

Do you ever think about how tiny we really are? It's amazing that we are just on a little planet floating in a gigantic galaxy, living our little lives... 

photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Sunday, 18 March 2012

mister sun

Today was a pretty mellow day. I got a new vacuum, haha, then went over to my moms and played with Rose in the yard. Simple and the sun was shining so bright! Rose took a three hour nap and I painted for a good while.


{My mom and Rose.}

{a work in progress}


Saturday, 17 March 2012

i love him

This weekend was probably one of the best I've ever had. Yesterday Cody and I made a great dinner at home and went for an hour long walk with Rosey in the evening. Everything was perfect. Tonight we had our first date night in months away from Rose. We went to the mall and browsed, then for dinner, and then for a drive around downtown, looking at all the character homes, drinking coffee and listening to music.

{sunset last night}


{er not my best shot :p}


Thursday, 15 March 2012


Haven't really written an "about me" post in quite some time...

A few things you may or may not know about me

  • I collect Buddha ornaments and rings.
  • I love kayaking, I can't wait for Rose to be old enough to take out on the ocean.
  • I am a lifeguard but I want to become a Mid Wife one day.
  • I am very inspired by folk music.

  • I want more children one day... I know what I would name them. ;)
  • My great-grandmother is one of my greatest inspirations, she is the strongest, most beautiful woman I know.
  • I love wearing dresses.

  • I am very independent, but my dearest friends are treasures to me.
  • I want a dream catcher tattoo.
  • My daughter is almost two years old! 

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roasted cauliflower soup


1 head of cauliflower, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2L chicken or vegetable stock
2 tbs fresh ginger, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsp ground ginger
1tsp ground tumeric 
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground cloves
2 bay leaves
4 tbs butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 375 F. Melt the butter then add the ground ginger, tumeric, cumin, cloves, salt, and pepper (as desired). Chop the cauliflower into medium sized florets and mix into the butter mixture. Put the cauliflower onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and roast for about 30 minutes. 

Meanwhile, heat a good sized soup pot at medium heat, add the oil and chopped onion, fresh garlic and ginger, and some salt and pepper. Once the cauliflower is done and the onions are translucent add together. Here is where I decide if I want more spice, usually I add some more tumeric and cumin. Add the stock and bay leaves and bring to a gentle boil, then let simmer for about 30 minutes to an hour. 

Next, you can leave the soup chunky, but I like to blend it a bit, if you have an emulsion blender you can use that or add half of the soup to a blender, blend and then add it back in. After I blend I like to let it simmer for another 10 minutes, then serve. Be sure to remove the bay leaves before blending. If it seems too thick you can add some milk or water, I prefer water, if you do add more liquid you'll want to simmer it for about 20 minutes longer.


{so, I was too lazy to take a picture... shame on me.}

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

spring is here?

Well, I hope spring is here to stay! Today the sun is shining so bright! Rose and I are getting ready to go for a walk soon to the store to get some ingredients to make Roasted Cauliflower Soup! {will post recipe tonight?} I am having the best feeling about today, we woke up happy and ready to go. I can't wait to see my man after work tonight as well. I hope you all have a great day today too.

{a couple weeks ago at my parents' house}

{at one of ourr favorite shops/restaurants; the Art We Are} 

{me slummin' it haha}


Monday, 12 March 2012



some good friends of mine held an art show in supporting a healthy environment in our city and further educating people on our counter-proposal to the mine that may be built here...

{my art feature}

{these photos were all taken by my dear friend, Jimbo}

Thursday, 8 March 2012

international women's day

These are three of my most favorite women, besides my mother, daughter and grandmothers. 
Truly, I love all you, women! Hope you all got treated the way every woman should every day! 
Happy International Women's Day!!

 // drew // gwen \\ kim \\ 

Thursday, 1 March 2012

mini tour

Here's a few pictures taken by my iPod of around our living/dining room. :))

{our love seat where many books are read and cuddles are had}

{Rose's table and play mat}

{our mini rocking chair and my favorite pillow}

{bamboo leaves and a painting by me}

{bird feeder and our friendly tree}

{my messy desk, which I am considering painting?}

{my favorite fiber art wall hanging, scored this beauty for only $2!}

This week has been pretty nice, the weather has been decently warm so we've been enjoying many walks. I can't wait for it to be warm enough to go for hikes! Looking into buying a good carrier for Rose. I am skeptical of buying online because I like to try things like that on... any suggestions?