the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: November 2015

On the Altar

On the Altar

I love to sew. Of late I have made a camel wool cape, a polka dot swing coat, and nighties from vintage linen tablecloths (more on that soon). But on Sunday, the first Sunday of Advent, the altar of our tiny church had a new purple […]

A Simple Snack

A Simple Snack

It is a busy time of year. Even if you keep it simple at Christmas, there is still much to do. When you inevitably come to the point where you just can’t multi-task ONE MORE THING in your 101 things-to-do juggling act, remember this simple snack […]

The Perfect Gift: Kids

The Perfect Gift: Kids

I have a great recommendation for a Christmas gift for an active child—or for one you wish to entice away from the couch or the computer—a Penny board. Skateboard, that is. My twelve-year old got one for his birthday a few weeks ago and he LOVES […]

Braising Season

Braising Season

The mountain tops all around us are white; the ground is frozen solid and sparkles in the sunshine; but no snow has fallen here yet (much to Max’s chagrin). Having grown up in Saskatchewan, land of snow, I breath a sigh of relief. Rain is infinitely […]

You Know Who You Are

You Know Who You Are

I subscribe to dictionary.com (yes, I am an English Literature graduate) and every day I receive the Word of the Day by email. (They also have an app for that). I thought this word would be an excellent one to share on A-Woman-Of-A-Certain-Age which has […]

Eating Essential

Eating Essential

Maldon Salt is what I would take to a desert island because it makes everything taste better. And if you have to resort to leaves and bark, it might as well be flavourful leaves and bark. Hand-harvested in England for over 130 years, Maldon Salt is […]

Mini Miracle

Mini Miracle

In the category of Makeup That Makes A Difference, Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer is seriously like your skin has been airbrushed to perfection. Housed in a glass (yay!) bottle, this mineral-based primer is fragrance- and oil- free and gives a satin finish whilst minimizing pores and blurring fine lines. It’s […]

A Certain Insouciance

A Certain Insouciance

I came across the art of Blair Breitenstein aka Blonde Lasagna on Etsy a few years ago. As a lover of fashion illustration, I was smitten. Of her process and inspiration, the Seattle-based artist says: Watercolour is my medium of choice. I love how quickly I can […]

The Big Fix

The Big Fix

A furious winter storm blew through here yesterday. I watched a tree fall, hit the power line, and then land on the roof of a house. We were without electricity (and the Internet) for 12 hours. Unlike many of the houses in the area, we do […]

Languishing

Languishing

A bottle of French champagne languishing in the back of your fridge is never a bad thing. Our culture tends to tie champagne to a celebration; in France, they pop the cork as you walk in the door and put out a bowl of chips, […]