I have been away from my “home” now for a month and a half. I realized how important my definition of “home” was to me, the day I left. As soon as I reached Duncan, well, before I even passed through Port Alberni, I was yearning for the water. It was only a matter of … More Why Home is Not Just a Building
You may have noticed that I haven’t posted for a while. Well, my wonderful, picture perfect marriage has suffered a breakdown. I was scared. I am scared. And I ran. It was a knee-jerk reaction, the hardest decision, but still the best one in the long run. We’ve decided to heal and rebuild. But here … More The Honest Truth
Even though winter is only a month underway, I can feel spring creeping up on us. It’s just around the corner, yet so far away. It’s exciting to see the bulbs emerging from the ground and new buds on the alder branches. How long before the first vibrant salmonberry blooms burst open with a shower … More Signs of Spring
January 1st is a time for rebirth and renewal and many people use it as a jumping off point for resolutions and promises. In past years I have used New Years as the starting point for my resolutions, but in 2018 I began making commitments to myself and our planet during the course of the … More New Year, New Me?
I read 12 books in December! So many were really fantastic. Washington Black was definitely one of my favorites for the year! And I got through lots of NetGalley digital advanced copies. It’s super exciting when the ARCs I read go to print and I get to see them in hard copy at the bookshop! … More Marcie’s Monthly Reads – December
I’ve suffered from dry cracked lips for ages. They never seem to heal and I’m always picking at them. I looked up some online recipes for sugar lip scrubs and adapted a simple coconut oil lip scrub with an essential oil of choice. You could basically take this core recipe and scent/flavour it however you … More DIY Lip Scrub
Well this wasn’t the plan, but plans don’t always work out on the west coast. We were invited up to Hotsprings Village for the Hesquiaht Nation Christmas dinner. We decided to go up earlier in the afternoon so we could relax in the Hotsprings for a bit too! The springs were amazing. The pounding storm … More Stormbound in Hotsprings Cove