I grabbed my camera this afternoon when Winnie and Griffey were hanging out and got a few shots of them together. It's nice to see them finally notice each other. For the longest time, neither one of them were interested in the other. Griffey is pretty much exactly how I expected him to be with her. So gentle and patient. While I was snapping these photos Winnie found her toes for the first time so I thought that was kind of special that I happened to capture it. Also, I fully acknowledge I'm having a total mom moment here, posting so many slightly different photos of the same thing! To me, I see such different expressions that I just can't help it. Sidenote: we gave Griffey a meatball straight off the table tonight, which we have literally never done before. Maybe feeling a bit guilty that he doesn't get as much attention as he used to.
The Winster and I took a little field trip to Allan Gardens Conservatory yesterday. Sometimes napping at home is just not happening and we need to get out of the house. We got in the car and I didn't even know where we were going but I had been thinking about checking this place out for a while so we ended up there. I really enjoyed seeing all the different plants and flowers, and the succulent and cacti room pretty much blew my mind. So many cool things to do in this city. Sometimes you just have to look harder. I really want to take advantage of this year off with Winnie to explore places I usually wouldn't be able to go because of full-time work. If you have any ideas for fun (and ideally free!) places to go, leave me a suggestion in the comment.
Picked up my camera Sunday morning because of how the light was coming through the window. The shots turned out to be super dramatic which I'm kinda liking. I think my New Years Resolution for 2016 might be to pick up that camera more often, just because.
I got married two and a half years ago but only finally got around to making a wedding album this past month. I've thought about making them as Christmas gifts for the last two Christmases but never followed through until now. While I was at it I figured why not make a Winnie book too. I hope to make a Winnie book every year as a new tradition but we'll see how that plays out. I used Blurb to make these books and found the design software to be really easy to use. I chose to have zero text but there were lots of good text-image layout options too. I was pretty impressed that the iphone photos I included in the Winnie book were good, as long as you keep the print size fairly small. I'm definitely happy I splurged on the hardcover because I've made a softcover one in the past and definitely felt the difference here. Anyways, here is a little peek inside my books. All wedding photography is by K North Photography.
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting one of my Insta friends, gorgeous Amara, from the blog Lace + Braids. I'm really inspired by her relatable style but also her ability to prioritize form over function, for the love of fashion. I remember last year in the dead of winter she posted an outfit on her Instagram feed where she was wearing open-toed heels in the dead of winter and I was so impressed! Meanwhile, I was looking like the Michelin man in my huge men's winter coat with two pairs of socks under my rubber boots thinking, Do we live in the same city? Ha! Ha! No wonder I never made it as a fashion blogger. Sigh.
Although it's been unseasonably warm in Toronto for December, it was super breezy and chilly by the water the day we took these photos. Amara was a real champ though, braving the cold in these sweaters without a flinch. I gotta say, I really love the cool grey and blue tones of the sky and water, and how they complement her hair and outfits.
Thank you, Amara!