How I survived the Christmas madness
I hate to admit it but I’ve gotten caught up in the busyness of the season. My sister and I are entrepreneurs after all and it’s very hard to take a breather and slow down. We’ve written about this topic...
What donut do you wear?
We all like donuts don’t we? I do, the sweet sugary taste, the billowy goodness you enjoy after your first bite. It’s comforting even though you know it’s not the best for you. We all crave that sense of comfort...
I thought this running class was for couch potatoes
You may remember the first post I did about running here.  So we go to the first class and we figure it will be pretty laid back. I wear a sweat shirt, jogging pants and a black puffy coat. I don’t...
Staycation
Remember that song by the Go-Go’s? "Vacation all I ever wanted.." are you humming along to it yet? Since we are entrepreneurs we sing it as ‘STAYCATION all I ever wanted”.  Customers laugh when we say that we consider a...
Run a 5K, are you joking?
Caron (the other bloom of Two Blooms) has posted about our running adventure here and here and now it’s my turn to describe the events that led up to me joining this torturous class.  Yup Caron saw a sign driving by several times that said...
Thank you for 30 days of blogging
Nothing has prevented me from this challenge. As I was harping on my sister to post this blog that I'd written 2 hours earlier the power went out. Just as we were about to head out the door to head...
When you just can't
This has been a power week.  We’ve gotten two runs in, long walks and sugar consumption has been low. Yesterday I was up at 6am working away and went until 11:30 at night.  Lists were made, plans were set and...
Think outside the box
Iris Apfel is an inspiring, eccentric fashion legend and if you haven’t heard of her, find an online video – she’s inspiring.  Reading her quote this morning touched on something that I’ve been pondering.  Simply that for me, I no longer...
Slow Down & Listen
Two days later and I’ve recovered from the horrors of running.  I keep replaying the night over and over again, the sheer terror I felt when the nice running teacher “D” said “now run”.  I didn’t take time to enjoy...
Ready Set Run
We arrived at the rec centre last night pretty excited to get started.  The first clue was seeing the long, tall, stick thin girls standing nearby.  All wearing reflective running tights, matching running jackets, trendy caps on their perfectly coiffed...
When Pigs Fly
Driving back and forth I could see the sign out of the corner of my eyes, but I didn’t bother to look at it.  Every day there it was and I’d smile driving just a little bit faster to get...
Outstanding in your field?
This afternoon found me at yet another winter craft market, I am always trying to be on trend and wanted to see what other crafters were up to (notice I am purposely using the word ‘crafter’ since that’s what was...
Love Yourself
Remember the post about walking vs. driving?  So today was day 2 of walking for a delivery, 27 long agonizing minutes there with NO BREAK FOR CARROT CAKE I might add and 29 minutes walking back. Yes the beauty was...
Drive or Walk
  Sat in the car waiting for a friend to get off work and I watched an older lady get out of her car and amble slowly to the store.  Her joints just looked stiff and it didn’t help she...
Outdoor market versus online
The tent has been taken out of the car, along with the folding tables, folding chairs (not the low ones, but the swanky high ones that allow you to slouch/stand), tent sides, trolley/dolly whatever it’s called, bamboo polls to support...
Safety in the manor house
All settled in the coffee shop I sipped my tea and started to write this blog.  To my left sat two lovely ladies each nursing coffees and reminiscing.  Ideas weren’t coming to me as quickly as I had hoped so...
The Artisan Show Adventure
By February of every year we set our winter market schedule.  We typically do our favourite three markets and stick with that schedule.  One year we did every craft show we could find filling every Saturday/Sunday between November 1st and...
Perspective
We are at the tail end of farmers market season, which means that after Saturday the tent, the tables, shelves and all the bins of product can move back into the house.  It’s a great day of celebration in that...
Reflections
Random fact: I was the yearbook editor my junior year in college.  Motivation was having a crush on the photographer and if that didn’t work out, I also thought one of the writers was cute. The publishing company we worked with...
We all have a story to tell
My friend wanted to take advantage of the two for one price glasses that were on sale.  She admitted she had a difficult time choosing one pair of glasses (really?  I never noticed :)) how would she ever choose two...
I Quit. I give up. I. Am. Done.
You know those days, its cloudy, the weather is cooler, its damp, I am rummaging around for sweaters to wear, I am eating waaaay too many carbohydrates for comfort food and its all going terribly wrong. Facebook shows me that...