My favourite colour is purple. I like most colours, except that I'm not too fond of yellow. I'm a teacher, a student, a wife and a step-mom to four young adult-ish kids. My favourite room is my craft room. I like to play with photography, paper, scrapbooking, book and card making. Thanks for checking out my blog!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


 This was my colour of the day yesterday. My mother-in-law's peonies in front of her house. 


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Five Fingered Shoes

Vibram's Five Fingered Shoes. They're odd. They're colourful. They're comfortable. We went shopping for some yesterday. Someone in my family got them for her birthday. I had to take pictures. 

I had to try these on. It takes a while to get your toes into their right spaces.

muppet feet

So weird...flesh toned. We saw someone buy these.

So these are the chosen ones.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday breakfast

For the last five or six years my husband and I have been going out on Saturday morning breakfast dates. We like to try new places, though we also have a few favourites. We are usually on the lookout for the perfect bakery and coffee combination. It's hard to find good coffee AND good pastries at the same place. 
Today we found both! And in a most unique place. Here is the link to Le Marche on St George street. 
It's on the corner of a residential area. It's like a grocery store and coffee shop rolled into one. With beautiful, artsy treasures. It felt a little like stepping back in time. It also reminded me of a colmado in the Dominican Republic. It had perfect colmado shelves on the back wall, full of row upon row of glass olive oil bottles, jellies and jams and brown paper packages of pasta and flour. 

Sorry, this was removed. Google colmado images and you will get a flavour. 
a Dominican colmado, a corner store where you can buy anything from liquor to chips, matches  and toilet paper. Usually a social gathering place, with chairs outside.

Heirloom tomatoes arrived while we placed our coffee order at Le Marche.

There are a few places to sit. This one was by the window, and we could see the organic fruit and veggie stand just outside. 

This was an exceptional decaf americano.

Pastries and coffee served on an antique silver tray.

Hello, beautiful colours!

This is the front door.

I think we will be returning!

Collage for today

So, I have fallen way behind in a lot of my creative efforts, including my collage-a-week new year's resolution. So last week I got back into it. I was thinking about learning in general. My students had done this survival-basic needs project and their work that I used in this collage was meant for that purpose. However, I kind of like what their words have to say about learning.

This little note, left on my desk, teaches me. I think learning is about asking questions, even if I'm shy. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

"I feel like I'm in a costume store!"

These are some images I snapped last weekend when shopping with someone for their grad dress. 
a rainbow

Wanna dress up to be Belle?

St Patrick's day number
I am thankful to report that none of these will be worn by any members of our household.