Support Local Artists: Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market

This past Saturday we took an afternoon stroll through the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market and were pleased to find some interesting vendors there! We sampled (and purchased) chocolate peanut butter covered nibs, lemon dill mustard and organic wine. And we found some cute, handmade rings and necklaces!

There were beautiful potted flowers and herbs and a multitude of other crafts and creations! The Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market is just off Whyte Ave and is open from 8am to 3pm every Saturday. Whichever city you live in, be sure to check out your local farmers’ market. You never know what you’ll find!

LB and JR

All The Simple Things

In a world filled with deadlines and headlines. Where work is emphasized over play. Where consumerism and the media invade our daily lives and influence our decision-making. Where the pressure to obtain high-powered careers and settle down in the suburbs is somewhat overwhelming. Often times, I find myself revelling in the simple joys of life: good food, good wine, and good company.

Here’s to all the simple things.


The Power Of Words

The written word. It can be a powerful thing. Words carelessly strung together can be used to communicate with others. Sure. But choose your words wisely and you can truly get your message across. Who knows, you may even create an impact.

In a world riddled with social media, where we communicate primarily through technology (via facebook, text messages and email) it is more important than ever that we take the time to think about what we want to say. These methods of communication allow us the comfort and convenience to connect when apart; however, the written word cannot fully express tone of voice or facial expression that we get when we’re together. It is a means of communication yes. And one I certainly couldn’t live without. But  if written messages aren’t properly worded they can easily be misconstrued.

Words possess meaning. Power. Beauty. Purpose. Perhaps that is why I love them so much.