Pura Vida en Costa Rica

My family and I spent the last legs of our summer in hot and humid Costa Rica! Apparently, it is their winter season right now – I am afraid to know what their summers are like. But stifling heat and sunburns aside, I was awestruck with the beauty of this country (at least from what I…

I’m Thankful For…

– chinook arches – fall colours – preparing dinner with friends – grandparents – the doggie – mum’s cooking – organic pumpkin pie (with maple walnut ice cream) – movies at home – lying on a sister’s bed and talking or doing nothing – lying on my parents’ bed and talking or doing nothing –…

Watercolour in Italy (Part 2)

I am finally back from a long and wonderful trip in Italy. If there was one thing that stood out for me in the three weeks that I spent from Rome to Florence to the Amalfi Coast, it’s that Italians will try to communicate with you even if they don’t know a stitch of English,…

Watercolour in Italy

I am currently on vacation in Italy and I am excited to share with you what I’ve seen so far on this trip! Uploading photos will not happen until after I return home, but I have been doing some illustrated journaling! Last week, I was in Rome with my family where we did a great…

Spring Break So Sweet

I can’t believe how fast my spring break went by! It actually got off to an interesting start. I was supposed to have an interview in another city on Monday so I stayed the weekend away from home only to discover Monday morning that the building where my interview is supposed to be was closed!…

Wrapping Up Another Year

The holidays have flown by so quickly and I’m already beginning to feel melancholy with the thought of returning all by myself to the cold abyss that is northern Alberta. Well, actually it’s not so bad up there, it’s really just being away from my family again that makes me feel sad. Since I’ve been…