Weekend Reading & a Few Short Sentences

November 21, 2014

Cavendish, Summer 2012.

For your weekend reading: (Be prepared. They both hit me straight in the heart.)

// on hospitality, by creating space in your life for others.
// on over-committing because you don't want to become irrelevant.

It's been an emotionally charged month. We said good-bye to a beloved grandmother. We spent a lot of time with family. I'm starting a new job on Monday. All the emotions, all over the place.

Busy, full life. I am thankful for this season but also look forward to quieter times. Perhaps they are ahead? I'm digging my heels in for time to slow down.

I may crave adventure but I dislike change. Can you relate?

These busy days

October 28, 2014



Just checking in with a brief paragraph. Things have been crazy busy in the last month but a good crazy, not a bad one. I think. Shayne says I'm only as busy as I make myself and he's right...I just make myself really busy!! It's been a lot of fun to see my little shop taking off for the season. We've also been working on making our house a home, especially now that harvest season has come to an end. All those little projects are getting done, one at a time!

So. Things are good, things are busy. We are grateful for this life we've been given!

More later. I walked around the house taking "as is" pictures the other day and I want to share them with you soon!

My Gratitude List V.1

September 29, 2014

{I'll re-cap Saturday's Etsy Pop Up Market soon, but first...}

In follow up to last week's challenge...here I go!

1) Catching up with old friends & the healing of time


2) Potato harvesting on my road so I can visit my husband

3) Answer to prayer. The three year old daughter of friends from church was diagnosed with leukemia just after our wedding this summer. They've had to relocate to Halifax - they are blessed to be able to relocate the whole family - so Elyse can receive treatment at the children's hospital there. Great news last week!! After the first round of chemo, there is no sign of cancer! Her leukemia is in remission! There are many more complicated parts to the story including the possibility of a bone marrow transplant necessitating a move to Toronto's Sick Kids Hospital, but for now we rejoice in the Lord's goodness in answering our prayers to wipe out the cancer!!!

4) New opportunities

5) Twenty-five years of this messy, beautiful life (see how I slipped that in there. it's today.)

What about you? If you decide to share publicly...link up in the comments!

That Time We Got Married

September 26, 2014

It's been a little more than two months since we started our married life. They've been two roller coaster months, but I can honestly say I wouldn't trade it. Adjusting to this new life - this merged life - with my Shayne has been a blessing! 

Here's a smattering of my favourite wedding pictures. You can see the whole 287 of them here. Our talented photographer is Simon Reid. Enjoy!
































Etsy: Made in Canada PEI

September 25, 2014

I'm participating in my first craft show this weekend. It's this fabulous opportunity put on by Etsy Canada, where we all set up our little pop up markets around the country! You can read more about this all-Canadian event on the Etsy blog.

Here's a little preview of what to expect at PEI's Etsy: Made In Canada show!



  • There are over 40 Vendors setting up shop for the day at the Murphy Centre!!
  • Bernardin will be offering a crafting with mason jars class for FREE!
  • The Singing Strings will be performing from 11-2!
  • Girl Guide cookies will be available - so yummy!
  • Hush Puppy Po'boys Food Truck parked outside...I'm going to have to stay behind my table so I don't eat them all ;)

If you're local and want more information, you can RSVP to the Facebook event here.

So excited (and a little nervous) to be a first time vendor! Wish me luck!!