Monday, May 09, 2016

One Thousand Gifts

I came across this One Thousand Gifts from FMS Photo A Day post. The idea came from a Book with the same title by Ann Voskamp.  It's how you can appreciate things, person and experience through your day to day. 

I know we tend to grumble and complain in the midst of deadlines and busy schedules but we're luckier than most and should be more gratelul for what we have.  I'm choosing to take this journey and challenge, so here goes.
  1. April 29.  My brother John is in town.  It's been awhile since he's been back in Toronto, as he resides in NJ.  Don't get me wrong, I saw him during Christmas but the fact that he is in town and having my two brothers, aunts and my family together.  It was a nice reunion.  Of course silly me....forgot to take photos.  Doh! These photos were taken on the last day of his stay in Toronto.  I wished that I took a photo with my brother Andy and John
  2. May 5| Spring Concert. The excitement of the students at RH McGregor is energizing.  Proud parents flock to school to see Their sons or daughters sing, play an instrument, dance or MC the concert.  It was truly a magical night.  
  3. May 6|.  Weather is beautiful.  Sun is out, it's a perfect Spring Day, I went for a walk around the neighbourhood, flowers are popping out; trees are starting to get their leaves and Danforth bustling with people. 
  4. May 7|. Celebrating Mother's Day at my in-laws.  I'm so lucky to have such a loving and caring Mother-in-law.  She's been a great help to Wallace and I by Taking care of Aidan after school, taking him to karate class, etc. She single handedly managed to declutter a 4-5 bedroom house, 2 storey house with basement and moved into their new condo with my father-in-law. I'm  hoping to have that strength and fortitude to do the same thing, later on.   She's a pillar of strength.
  5.  May 8|  It's Mother's day❤️ and I'm So lucky and happy to have my 10 year old miracle baby.  Love him to pieces.  This is my GQ son at two years oldHere's Aidan at 10. 
I truly  miss my mom but I know she would have spoiled him silly, if she had a chance.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Shop Local | Madame Gateaux

Madame Gateaux is a store that sells baking supplies and equipment.  It's west of Woodbine Ave on Danforth, 2034 Danforth Ave.    After taking the macaron workshop at St. Lawrence Market, I wanted to get some powdered food colouring, I thought of Madame Gateaux.  It's a small shop but they seem to have a different variety of baking supplies available from baking cakes, making chocolates and making candies.  

Take note!, it is closed on Mondays.  I hvnalmost drove to Bulk bArn but glad I didn't.  I like to shop local on occasion to support them.

FMS Photo a Day | May

Continuing with FMS Photo A Day, here's the prompt for May.   Hoping to participate each day.

My FMS Photo a Day collage for April 2016.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Order and Pay

It's the sign of the times.  They have it at Starbucks and now they have it at McDonald's.

It's very convenient.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Shop Local | In This Closet I've shopped a few times at this local store on Danforth.   The store have great selections of women's used clothing.  Found a dress and a pair of summer flat shoes.

Friday, April 01, 2016

FMS Photo a Day | April

Here's the April prompt.  I didn't manage to take a lot of photos in March but April looks really interesting.

1|| Yellow.  Bright Yellow Lillies certainly makes for a brighter day.  #fmsphotoaday

My March Collection do FMS Photo a Day.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

FMS Photo a Day March

I completed my montage for Feb 2016 for the February FMS photo a day.

Here's the FMS Photo a Day for the month of March, hosted by Chantelle.  Aiming to participate every day for March.

Photo A Day Challenge / March 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Peace and Tranquility

I spent a few hours at the Scandinave Spa while the boys went skiing. No electronics allowed in the Spa area😜.  With today's technology we all need a break from it.  Okay, I admit we shouldn't have to pay an arm and a leg to switch off, but there it is.  I did pay for it.   I have to say it was hard at first,  I had to send a few texts and check emails before locking it away.  

But it was worth it.  Peace and Tranquility, can't beat it.  A beautiful day for it,  I thought I'd be freezing my buns off.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Throwback Thursday

I think this was at Luneta Park with my dad, brother John and Buddy Boy.  I'm in the foreground with the wild pants trying to eat an ice cream bar.  Do I look dorky or groovy in this pants.  LMAO.