Wednesday, 30 October 2013

pumpkin patchin'

When I found out Cruz + Anastasia were having their first little date at the pumpkin patch, I immediately jotted the day into my calendar without invitation. Think I would miss out on babies, farm sing along songs + delicious apples? I don't think so. Enjoy the cuteness!
Please note the 11 month old holding the pumpkin. Is this normal?

Monday, 14 October 2013

painted rock estate winery

I'm exposed to weddings almost every day + I'd be lying if I said that I didn't have a dream wedding perfectly planned in my head. Spoiler: it's on a vineyard. So when I was given the opportunity to attend the opening of Painted Rock Estate Winery's tasting lounge to view this new venue firsthand, I giddily accepted. I also figured there would be wine there + that alone is usually enough for me.

Wine there was, along with beautiful views, cured meats + olives, ie: my favourite things. Thank you Painted Rock for the picturesque day. You have successfully convinced me that I...err, I mean the brides-to-be, could have an unbelievable wedding here.
I was one of those super annoying people who asked the event photographer to take a photo of me on my camera. I had to prove I was there, right?

Friday, 11 October 2013

thankful for summer bounty

When I was a kid I didn’t get it. I thought my dad's garden was a waste of space, robbing me of valuable grass to play on. But now it all makes sense. There really is a true joy in being able to pick herbs right from your garden + watch a warm summer produce a beautiful tomato harvest. I know summer collapsed into fall a few weeks ago, but on this Thanksgiving weekend, I am thankful for growing up in a home where a bountiful garden was only one of many food-related luxuries.