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Where to begin? A new year, a fresh start, a good a time as any. I have not attended to my blog for many months, but I’ve always had the intention of returning. I wanted to share a quick update... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2012 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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When I look back on a lifetime of collected incidents and events, there are a few rare moments I can recount in which I learned a significant life lesson. I was reminded of one poignant memory late Wednesday afternoon upon... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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With one glance at the selection of images I’ve assembled, one may notice that my items don’t necessarily scream fall fashion. A few perhaps, a couple more might be considered transitional, the rest are there just because I like them... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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The fabulous Sarah over at Prairie Perch asked if I would participate in her guest series “Lovin’ Lately”, while she is away on vacation. Sarah is another Saskatchewan design blogger (we appear to be a bit of a rare species),... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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Today marked the first official day of school for my two boys, albeit the day wrapped up after a mere forty-five minutes. Our presence was required for registration, and the outlining of the general proceedings for the year to come.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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There was a much anticipated event that occurred during my hiatus from the blog, the installation of our driveway. We are closing in on a year in residence here, and only now can we drive into our garage without bringing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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I have finally resurfaced after a surreal past week. The Style at Home photo shoot was really an amazing experience. Erin McLaughlin, the Style at Home Editor, and Virginia MacDonald, the photographer (please check out her portfolio, you will be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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I’ve not been feeling 100% well this week, thus my sporadic posting. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments about my upcoming Style at Home shoot. I’m nervous with anticipation. In an attempt to banish it from my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
I glanced at the calender (and by calender I mean iPhone), and was enveloped by a minor wave of panic. Frankly, I had not anticipated such a swift arrival to August. For there is a date that is looming large,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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Hi Cathy, I can empathize with your back issues. Three years ago I had a severe L5-S1 disc herniation which required emergency back surgery, kind of a nightmare. I now have quite a bit of nerve damage in my left leg, and one of the muscles in my calf will likely remain at about 40% function. The cause was not running, but probably lifting the baby carrier, that twisting motion. But I was a runner before and am still a runner after (not exactly fast, before or after mind you). I got clearance to start running again about six weeks after my surgery and at that point my neurosurgeon told me the best thing I could do for my back was to run and focus on building core strength. For me, he did not recommend PT or chiropractic, which unfortunately had exacerbated the herniation in the first place. Since that episode I've had a couple periods of back pain which resolved over a few weeks. I've done quite a bit of reading on the topic, particularly in regard to running. It seems that in a vast majority of cases, running is not the culprit, though it can definitely make it more painful. When I do experience pain, I definitely reduce the intensity, no sprinting, no running on an incline, but I still will jog Or I walk, hills are good for walking. If I have back pain, I stop lifting weights, and switch to body weight exercises instead, and am very careful with anything involving lifting or twisting. But if I don't keep exercising that is where things get worse. They say that most uncomplicated back pain will resolve on its own after a couple weeks. Patience has been major for me throughout this process. I hope your back feels better very soon! Thanks for the continued inspiration. :)
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As a small child, a singular location in our small town epitomzed to me complete luxury and glamour. The jewelry store, aptly named Majestic Jewelers, was the one destination I always longed to visit on our somewhat infrequent trips to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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With great shock and sadness I watched news of the tragic events in Norway last Friday. It seems incomprehensible that such a peaceful and orderly place could be the scene of such terror. We were in Oslo just over a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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Yesterday, Curtis tweeted an image of Courtney Cox’s Malibu home that had recently appeared in Elle Decor. In her living room, a beach landscape photograph is prominently displayed. He referenced me, as my longstanding infatuation with the work of Italian... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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Last week, I wrote a second guest post for another of my favourite blogs, Designwali. Sundeep invited a series of bloggers to recount some of their decorating disasters. I finally shared the sad tale of my new (to me) credenza,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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I was invited to guest post on the blog of the fabulous Aubrey of {All Things Bright and Beautiful}. She posed the question "How do you make your home, your own?". After much contemplation I decided to evade the actual... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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I ordered house numbers shortly after we moved into this house last September. There they sat untouched in a box until last weekend. There were a multitude of excuses. The fall was crazy, getting acclimated in the new house, trying... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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My boys are installed at Science & Technology Camp for the duration of the week, so I have a modicum of freedom to accomplish some of the more urgent tasks on my list. After barely surviving a birthday party comprised... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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Our house remains a flurry of activity, with the onset of the summer holiday and attendance to a myriad of house details. I believe we will be ensconced in the city for the entirety of the summer as the landscaping... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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If you’ve been following along, you’ve had some insight into my likes and dislikes. Or more precisely, things I’m completely infatuated with versus things I find entirely dreadful. Perhaps I will share my dreadful list list soon, kind of reminiscent... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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Today is the first official day of the summer holiday, and I’m taking wagers on the length of time until the words “I’m bored” are uttered by my children. Fortunately, a friend is slated to arrive this afternoon, so the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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This morning when I arose, my only wish was to curl myself in a tight ball and throw the covers back over my head. I am sick, with a wickedly sore throat and a body that is dragging. It is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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We moved into this house last September, so we are rapidly closing in on a full year. The first few months, I think we were shell shocked. First by the process we had just come through, the building portion of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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The fact that this child today turns eight, completely confounds me. Born just on the precipice of the summer solstice during a spectacular thunderstorm, the memory could not be more clear in my mind. He is nothing if not entirely... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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Would you believe that we have been inflicted with a second gas leak in just about as many weeks. This time, outside fortunately, and things are nearly rectified. But we’ve been without hot water since yesterday, and I’m in desperate... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
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The path to furniture acquisition rarely proceeds according to plan. Last I left you, I was fervently preparing for the arrival of my Bond Collection Jonathan Adler dining room furniture. I smiled gleefully as the large truck pulled into my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2011 at Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless