A new state of mind

26 09 2013

It’s a rare and wonderful thing to love what you do for a living. I’ve been incredibly blessed to land a job with a charity and a cause I’ve come to strongly believe in, so this post more or less wrote itself.

That organization is Partners for Mental Health, and its goal — to create a new state of mind in Canada, one in which mental health is talked about, treated and supported differently — is what inspired the title of this post.

As part of my job, I get to work with a really neat team of volunteers called Community Correspondents who pretty much energize me every time I talk to them. Their amazing passion Read the rest of this entry »


Tots & togs

19 09 2013

Wow, has it really been a year since I last updated this blog?

I’ve been full of good intentions, and to be sure, I have so many projects to write about. All good things, right? Sadly, rather than being filled with inspiration and excitement, I’m one of those people who, when confronted with an abundance of things to do, tends to curl up in a despondent ball and decide to watch six hours in a row of Pretty Little Liars on Netflix instead.

This won’t be a long update, though. I just wanted to share some of the pictures of my friends’ adorable tots modelling the togs I crocheted for them:

The lovely Gabby W. wearing the hoodie I made for her.

The lovely Gabby W. wearing the hoodie I made for her in this post:

The mint kimono top was a little big for cutie-pie Brayden V. but he rocked it anyway.

The mint kimono top was a little big for cutie-pie Brayden V. but he rocked it anyway.

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They say it’s your birthday…

22 07 2011

My friend, the lovely Mrs. Dunwell of the adorable Done Well blog, has been prodding me to update F-Words with some of my recent culinary experiments. Given my penchant for procrastination and wordiness (meaning blog posts take forever to write), I’ve been rather reluctant. But the Husband’s 30th birthday celebration extravaganza presented the perfect opportunity for me to kick my lazy butt into high gear and give my camera a bit of a workout.

The mister enjoys his food quite a bit – one of the reasons I love him so much – so I decided I was going to prepare a gigantic, multi-part feast to celebrate this milestone, with the help of some of my favourite food bloggers and sites.

For starters, I made The Pioneer Woman’s Crash Hot Potatoes and a cheesy jalapeño cornbread recipe that I cobbled together from a couple of random sites. The mains: a modified version of Martha Stewart’s chicken with feta cheese and Cooking Light’s barbecued pork tenderloin (my first-ever attempt at grilling). And for dessert, a strawberry summer cake from Smitten Kitchen/ Martha Stewart that I’ve been obsessed with and have made three times in the past two months.

The finished product

The finished product. The cornbread isn't in the picture, and neither is the cake, though.

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