LIFE: Playing Catch Up

catch up circle

Hey guys!

So.. the wedding came and went!  As you may already know if you follow me on other spaces on the interwebz.  Seriously though, you probably wouldn't have wanted to have listened to me go on about it anyways.  Now that it's over - I'm excited to be able to talk about non-wedding related things (well, at least sometimes... hehe...), and actually have some extra time to spend with my husband and pup.

Shortly after my last post, I got a job as an art director at a small lifestyle magazine in my hometown, which I really loved!  Because it was such a small operation, I got to style + shoot the covers, and a lot of other things I love to do - like making cute neighbourhood maps! 

But life got real crazy, real fast while Pedro was away in Boston!  Between long hours at the new job, commuting from the city, taking care of Rudie (he stayed in Toronto with me when Pedro moved in February), trying to take care of myself (yoga+running+cooking) and planning a wedding for 200+ people, it's needless to say, I had a lot on my plate.  It was a super busy + difficult time, but a time I will look back on, and be all, "Damnnnnn, you did it girl..."!

While Pedro + I were legally married (in a small civil ceremony at my parents' house) on February 8, we had a big wedding with all of our family + friends on August 9, 2014.  It was such a fantastic celebration, and am so so so happy that we had the opportunity to share those memories with our loved ones.

And that brings us up to our newest adventure... Our move to Boston, MA. 

On the morning of August 31, we bid adieu to our beloved studio-loft in the Junction.  I'm not going to lie, I shed more than a few tears at the prospect of leaving my neighbourhood.  It was just one of those places that really felt like home, you know?  I got to be a part of such a vibrant community... and the coffee! And brunch!  But mostly the places, and faces (+ pups!) that I grew to know + love.  I will always remember the three years that I spent living there, as incredibly happy ones.  And fear not Junctionites, I remain a west-end girl (though it's now the west-end of Boston).  I have also started a collection of graphic prints (most are from Kid Icarus in Kensington Market), and memorabilia from my 'hood (one of those fancy Junction signs from Forever Interiors, framed photo of Pedro + I in front of the Junction Mural on Pacific Avenue) for our walls.

If you'd like to follow my adventures on the east coast, I'm starting a series that I think I will call YYZ -> BOS.  What will I feature here you ask?  Maybe me doing touristy things, like eating a lobster roll? Or give you updates on the progress of our apartment?  Or just.. life?  I don't know.  The truth is, I have a lot of free time, and mostly just want to take photographs and write things and put them on the internet.

So if you need me, I will be proudly promoting Canadian stereotypes in Beantown (does anyone actually call it that?) + decorating my apartment.  Come say hey if you're around.

OUR WEDDING: Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Hello again!  I'm back with more wedding planning fun.  I promise I will post other things eventually, haha, I've just got wedding on the brain!

I went bridesmaid dress shopping with my lovely ladies yesterday, and GASP, we found a dress. At the first store no less.  I'm sort of a one-stop-shop kinda gal.  I see something I like, I get it and I'm out of there.  So that was super exciting, and I'm so grateful to have such an awesome group of girls by my side.

When it came time to choose my bridesmaids, I wanted to do something special for each one of them.  While I have a limited budget, and a limited amount of time (planning a wedding in less than 8 months is no easy feat), I still wanted to put together a little something to show how much they mean to me.  Check out what I came up with below :)


I put together little polka dotted gift bags (aren't they the cutest? I got them at Target! ).  I made matching illustrations of each of the girls, and put them in pretty silver frames.  I also added a hand written note, a To Do List notepad to keep track of all things wedding related, and a nail polish that matched my wedding palette.  I just wanted to put together something fun and thoughtful for the ladies in my life.  Here's a little look at all of the illustrations together.  Funnily enough, the dresses we picked are actually a very similar colour!


Pedro and I have a fairly large wedding party.  There are 7 bridesmaids, and 7 groomsmen! AH!  It's a little bit crazy, but there are so many important people in our lives from across the globe, and we wanted to make sure that we included everyone in our (second) special day.