front porch spruce up…

PORCH

It’s that time of year when I start paying more attention to the little details on my front porch, like all the cobwebs, dirt, raccoon footprints on my chair cushions…it’s endless. Almost time for a fresh lick of paint on the deck too. Gotta love spring!

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retro red…

TRUCK1

Project 365 Photos: #65

Horseshoe Coins & Antiques is a vintage shop in Blaine, Washington. I try to make a stop there every time I visit my U.S. mailbox. I love looking through the treasures tucked in every corner. The owner even pointed me in the direction of the fabulous retro red Pontiac he’s selling outside the shop.

SCALE BIKE HANDLE SHIP'S WHEEL

In Vancouver…

HARBOUR

Coal Harbour, Vancouver BC

Project 365 Photos: #51

Sometimes I have to stop and think about how beautiful my home is. I live about 1 hour’s drive south of Vancouver, BC, but I spend a lot of time in this beautiful city. There are so many amazing sights and truly gorgeous natural beauty. It takes my breath away. I love you Vancouver.

 

fall in love…

FALLINLOVE

Fall In Love

Project 365 Photos: #50

Hello friends!

You know what I’ll never fall in love with? TAXES!!!! You haven’t seen any posts from me for a little while, ’cause I kinda lost my photo mojo for a few days, and it’s all because it’s tax time. The past week was a blur of invoices, receipts, spreadsheets, hair pulling, and teeth gnashing! The only good thing to come out of the whole ordeal is that the office, which I haven’t been able to climb into for the past year, is now spotless. Yay me. You should see my recycling bins.

I can’t get enough of Gastown in Vancouver, so my bestie Sarah (Diary of a House Elf) and I headed into town for a photography fieldtrip. We always have a good time together, and today was a treat! Thanks for coming with me, Sarah!

how little i know about you…

NIGHTLIFE

Gastown Nightlife

Project 365 Photos: #47

Gastown is one of my favourite places to visit in Vancouver, BC. It’s all vintagey and historic–awesome photo fodder. It’s also one of the hottest up-and-coming hipster neighbourhoods in Canada.

We decided to take the kids clothes shopping yesterday, and headed into Vancouver. My 13-year-old daughter wanted to hit the big Pacific Centre mall with me (yuck…I detest shopping), but my 16-year-old son scoffed at that and chose instead to head for Gastown with his “square” dad. He never believes his dad when he tells him about all the cool stores and restaurants he knows in the area (his office is only blocks away). So it’s no surprise that his mind was completely blown by the time Jane and I met up with them again.

After the kids had their fill of shopping, we stuck around Gastown for some dinner and nightlife. Mark and I couldn’t stop chuckling about how little our kids know about us. We’ve got some groove, baby!

Critical Footnote:

This morning we were talking about how little our kids know about us again, and my hubby drops this bomb…

Mark: Jen, do you know who did this song originally (Debra Harry’s “One Way of Another” was playing on the radio)?

Jen: Of course, Blondie. Debra Harry is still one of the coolest artists out there.

Mark: I met her once.

Jen: What?!?!

Mark: Yeah. When I was working in New York, I met her.

Jen: How come you never mentioned that?

Mark: I don’t know.

Jen: Exactly when and where? I need details!!!!!!!

Mark: I don’t know. Probably in some meeting, but  a guy I work with has been to her house.

Jen: WTF?!!!!

Mark: Yeah. He’s in a punk band.

Jen: WTF?!?!? When I ask you how your day is, this is EXACTLY the type of detail that should be shared with me. Not, “I had a really good sushi roll for lunch.”!!!!!!

 

pilfered primulas…

primulas

pilfered primulas

Project 365 Photos: #46

Here’s another photo I swiped out of my BFF’s (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 4) garden. Thank goodness she’s so creative, or I’d have a hard time coming up with stuff on my own. Bah ha ha ha ha!!!!!

stalker blossoms…

BLOSSOM

Project 365 Photos: #45

I’ve got a nefarious streak running deep in my veins. It appears I’m willing to take wild risks for a shot! After a fruitless search for signs of spring around my little neighbourhood village, I performed an act of complete desperation, and flat-out sneakiness. I crept into my green-thumbed, somewhat nymph-like, think-she-speaks-to-plants, BFF’s garden, and snapped away without detection or consciense.

Normally, not a big deal, if you ask me, but it just so happens that she’s an awesome photographer with a blog of her own that needs to be fuelled daily too (check her out at Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 4). However, she kinda owes me for sticking a rather humungous paper machier male body part in my front garden in the wee hours of the morning after my 40th birthday party (thank heaven my husband gets up early on weekends to retrieve the newspaper…yikes). Hmmmmm…I don’t think we’re even YET!!!

Most importantly, I got a picture of the only freaking flower blossoms in Ocean Park. Winning!!!!

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