Day 552: Put on a New Outfit

Came home to a few packages and I was so excited to open them! I ordered a few new outfits for fall and almost everything fits perfectly. At this point, I am happy to shop online instead of going to a store. I still think about going to the mall a few weeks back and I don’t want to go back. Pandemic anxiety is real!

I haven’t been shopping much but it’s amazing how great it feels to put on a new outfit! You are looking at the face of a woman who is refreshed and ready to take on the week. Here’s to making it a good one!

Day 551: Forest Bathing

Worked from the cottage today to avoid long weekend traffic back to the city. It’s been so nice being up here the last few days. I know I’ve said it a ton of times but I love it up here so much. The lake, trees, garden, long walks in the woods.

Have you heard of ‘Forest Bathing’? Originating in Japan, it’s known as Shinrin Yoku which translates to “forest bath”. The practice of “bathing” in the atmosphere of the forest. To partake, simply walk through the woods, enjoying the presence of the trees and absorb the quiet benefits of forest therapy.

Highly recommend spending a few days in the woods, it will do amazing things for your soul.

Day 550: The Art of Sitting

Years ago I was with Sean and Emily at a family media event and one of the hosts was going around asking people their favourite activity. Most people said a sport or hobby and when they came to me, I said ‘sitting‘. She said ‘that’s not an activity‘, but I beg to differ. I love sitting on a couch, plane, boat, bike, beach, pretty much anywhere.

The art of sitting and being present where you are takes practice. I’ve wanted to get a nice patio set for the cottage for a while and today we found one on sale at Canadian Tire. The photos above are me in the front seat with a huge piece of the set and cushions around. I am very excited to sit on this down by the dock! Reading outside is one of my fav activities up here and our new set has enough room for at least two people to fully stretch out.

Day 549: Out of Office

You can find me here, by the lake. Out of office for a few days. Soaking up the sun or sinking into the couch.

Day 548: Cloud Storage

Read a lot of my book today! Currently reading You Love Me by Karoline Kepnes, the third book in the YOU series. I thought S3 of it for Netflix was candles but it’s not. Kinda wish I hadn’t read it now!

Day 547: Bon weekend!

I am so ready for the weekend. I can’t wait to cook food, read my book, try to sleep in, and spend time in the sun.

We’ve been thinking about painting the bathroom with the Chantilly Lace that’s leftover from the bathroom renovation at home. It will be a big change but a nice refresh! Sean’s mum said we could paint it last summer but we’ve not taken the leap yet. ?

Bon weekend!

Day 546: Currie’s Music in Gravenhurst

Sean and I went on an adventure to Gravenhurst after work. One of our fav spots to visit is Currie’s Music & Antique Goods. They’ve got heaps of music equipment, records, and in the back, there’s a section with vintage clothes. I’ve gotten some real gems here! Today picked up this lovely red hat with a sequin star.

Stopped into a Rustix for a coffee and since it was closing time, they gave it to me for free! I also found a Fiddle Fig for $15 (50% off!) at the grocery store which is a steal because I’ve paid over $50 for one the same size. Overall a great time!

Also, we have so many peppers from the garden!

Day 545: Up to The Cottage

We drove up to the cottage after work and I am so incredibly grateful to be here. The last week is really catching up with me, physically, mentally. Feel like this is the best place to be right now. I have Friday and Monday off for the long weekend and am looking forward to charging my batteries.

In other news, I’m a millionaire in Animal Crossing! I got this game in the spring and didn’t think I would play much but I’ve been playing for a few minutes almost every day. A nice break from everything to step into another world. ?

Day 544: Growing Up The Wall

Took a break for a week and I’m back in action. Tomorrow we’re heading up to the cottage for a few days for the long weekend. I can’t wait to be back up in the woods. It’s so magical up there. The last few days have been pretty stressful and to be honest, I’m totally exhausted. Between, work, family, the pandemic, it’s hard to not feel tired.

In other news, my Monstera is growing up the wall so much! I’m really happy with how my plants are doing at home, it’s been such a joy nurturing them the last year. Received a really cute package from Pure Sun Farms today, thank you!

Day 537: In A Fairytale

Have you ever been somewhere that makes you want to run away?

I was looking back at photos from a shoot at OBJX Studio last week and I forgot how dreamy it was. I’d love to live somewhere like this, feels like a palace. A penthouse castle, a warehouse filled with light, plants, and beautiful furniture. I can’t wait to go back

I’m wearing a dress from Never Fully Dressed (Thanks Cory!) and the new shoes I picked at Door Number Two vintage last week (Day 525).

brb dreaming of living in a fairytale xo

Day 536: Romance Yourself

Take yourself on a bike ride in the sun. Feel the wind in your hair. Sit in the grass and read a book. Watch the sunset. Learn to love yourself. Listen to your favourite music. Take a picture to remember the moment.

Romance yourself.

Day 535: Backyard Wedding

Last night we went to Val & Mike’s backyard wedding, it was beautiful. Thank you Chino for snapping these great photos of us. It was really nice to see everyone, celebrate with them, and dance. Congrats!!!! I wish them lots of love & laughs together. It was really heartwarming to have a big family experience together.

I had originally planned to wear a dress from The Fitzroy but I ended wearing this gorgeous number by Greta Constantine (thanks April!). Sean wore his best suit and it was so good to get dressed up. I can’t remember the last time I went to a wedding, it was years ago!

Day 534: Find a Treasure

Last night I went out for a bike ride to The Hippie Market at Dundas & Ossington. I absolutely love this market and find a treasure each time I go. Arrived there in shorts and a cute top and left wearing a new flower dress!

Walked over with Jen after stopping to visit and braid her hair. Feels good to be out & about in the sun.

Happy weekend!

Day 533: OBJX Studio

Had the most dreamy afternoon at OBJX Studio with Cory & Ish. The studio is now open again and it’s such a cool space. My last shoot pre-covid was here with Brigitte for Mark’s. I have so many great new photos to share!