Category Archives: friday favourite

boots

It’s officially fall. And I’ve officially fallen for a new brand of shoes – Vionic. 

They aren’t a new brand…but new to me with their structured, yet styling, comfort. I can’t wait for cooler weather to strut them out.

I bought these ankle boots in the heat of summer so they’ve only seen the inside of my house as I break them in. I usually don’t wear any amount of heel…but these actually feel like flats.

And the black runner-style shoe has a great future for travel. Dressing up jeans , capris or yoga travel pants,

These are my Friday Favourites.

CJR

 

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friday favourite – dear girl

My daughter-in-law received the book Dear Girl as a gift for their new daughter Lila. She read it as I held Lila the other day. I have since ordered several copies, a few to give away and one to keep for my basket of books! It is a wonderful message for girls about being  powerful, strong and accepting yourself. If you have any special girls in your life, give them a copy of the book…and maybe keep one for yourself, too.

Dear Girl, Keep that arm raised! You have smart things to say!

Dear Girl, Sometimes you may feel like being pink and sparkly. Sometimes you may feel pretty much the opposite.

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You may have heard of the author, Amy Krouse Rosenthal.  She wrote an incredible piece for the Modern Love column in the NYTimes entitled You May Want to Marry My Husband. It was published on March 3, 2017, just 10 days before she died of ovarian cancer at the age of 51. It is heartbreaking and heartwarming.

HAR

friday favourite – ice cream

I don’t usually keep ice cream in the house. I think the deep seeded memories of plowing through a tub of Haagen-Dazs made me realize that it never stops at one small scoop.

But I buckled recently and am sooo glad I did. I was having friends for dinner and thinking of something cool and simple for dessert…and there it was.

A beautiful cube of locally crafted ice cream with packaging as delicious as the salted caramel flavour waiting inside. It didn’t last long enough for a photo. And the melted remnants of my little slab of sweet and salty goodness just didn’t make for good photography.

Check. This. Out. (or something like it in your town). Four All ice cream is my Friday favourite!

CJR

family weddings

We just wrapped up a great three-day wedding weekend. It’s the kind of stuff we love…

when your son/nephew gets married to a wonderful woman…fullsizeoutput_af87when your family travels five hundred miles squished in a car to attend the wedding…fullsizeoutput_af61when cousins re-connect at the wedding…fullsizeoutput_af34when two families merge at the wedding…fullsizeoutput_ae35and of course, when sister bloggers get some real in-your-face time…fullsizeoutput_af3c

HAR & CJR

friday favourite – grandma’s slippers 2.0

These are so quick and easy, each slipper is the equivalent of one episode of whatever you are bingeing on with Netflix! They are a custom order for a friend of mine. Her adult children were nostalgic for the slippers their grandmother used to make for them. We went to our local yarn store and selected colours for each of her daughters. And then I knit them. It took a week and I binged on Fauda, a drama about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — the more intense the drama, the faster I knit!IMG_3167Then I had some fun arranging the slippers for a photo shoot!IMG_3176IMG_3177Creativity comes in many forms!

HAR

friday favourite – old pictures

Almost all of our old family photos are in the form of slides. Since few people have a way to view slides anymore, I asked my mom to select some so I could have them saved on a flash drive.

The photos were ready today and I have been lost in nostalgia all afternoon. I can’t stop sending photos to my siblings!

Find a local photo shop that can convert slides, photos and old VCR footage to flash drives and save those old memories. And then share them with your family and crack up! You never know what you might find…like this beauty of HAR and CJR!Head and Jane in matching outfits by barn

HAR

friday favourite – travel pants

Whenever I spend time in airports, waiting in line, watching people…I often notice what others are wearing for their travels. Seems I can always find outfits that I think, wow, why didn’t I think of that.

I want something comfortable, warm and in layers to handle the changing temperatures on the plane and wherever I’m headed. And I finally found the best travel pants from Athleta.

Of course they are basic black. I can dress them up with a sweater and a scarf…or just a t-shirt. I think I could even use them in a pinch in my new kayak…dry them off and wear them out to dinner.

CJR