Moving Beyond The Why

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of reading…like A LOT of reading. I love to read. Normally my reading habits are pretty sporadic and I’ll often skim rather than really absorb what I read, and then almost instantly forget what I digested.  It’s a time thing…and a personality thing…and a bit of a lazy thing. … Continue reading

Theme in Progress

Usually at this time of year I write some silly New Years post about resolutions, how I don’t make them and why I’m better off without them. Pfft. Ya I’m done with those kind of posts. I’ve well covered the topic, and we all know I’m nutso. I don’t need to write about it. Plus, … Continue reading

Unwritten

Unwritten

Well, I’m realizing my last 5 posts are much harder to finish than I thought! I figured the last few would be relatively easy, especially considering how ready I was to be done with the whole blogging thing…of which I’ve yet to talk about or explain….and I will…but not now. Later. Right now I have … Continue reading

Wanna Trade?

Wanna Trade?

Have you heard of a game called “Bigger and Better”? I hadn’t until I started reading “Love Does” by Bob Goff. In a word this book is – Amazing – and then in another – Inspiring – and then in yet another – Life Changing. Seriously it’s that good…so good it prompted my son to … Continue reading

Post #93 and Why #100 Scares Me

I started this post about two months ago,  except at that point it was titled “Post #91 and why #100 scares me”. Thankfully I didn’t finish it then, it would have been fitfully impulsive filled with phrases like: “I think I’m going to….” or “I have a little hunch I need to…” “I’m not sure … Continue reading

Not Just a Pile Of Wood

Not Just a Pile Of Wood

I don’t know how – I don’t know when But at some point this pile of wood will magically turn into a table that looks an awful lot like this: We’ve needed extra eating square footage for an eternity now so I’ve been eyeballing a million and one different farmhouse/ harvest tables for just the right … Continue reading

The Other Side of 40

The Other Side of 40

This past weekend I officially landed on the other side of 40. I won’t lie, the day started off a bit rocky. I woke up giving myself a “hoo-ha” pep talk of not being shaken, moved or bothered in any way shape of form. Then I cried. A little 5 minute pity party cry. The … Continue reading

Taking it Curbside

Taking it Curbside

Last week the weather was so nice, I decided to swap my indoor chores for outside ones. We are still picking away at the inside, but my art work project is completely driving me crazy and all the junk we’ve been pulling out has been obnoxiously sitting on my front porch. So it was time … Continue reading

Tip Toeing Through the Tulips

Tip Toeing Through the Tulips

One of my favourite things about living on the west coast is all the beautiful foliage we get to look at. We may put up with a lot of rain, but we sure do get a whole lotta amazing greenery around us. Just south of us, for the month of April, our lovely American neighbours … Continue reading

A Dog’s Life

A Dog’s Life

A few months ago we gained a sweet addition to our family…a little schnauzer puppy named Aspen. He’s smart, loveable, cuddly and adorable, but lately I’ve noticed I’m developing some serious feelings of jealousy towards him. This is how he spends most of his day: Lounging around like he has all the time in the … Continue reading

A Day in the Life of a Lisa P Project

A Day in the Life of a Lisa P Project

I am beyond excited about my latest project. Like – slap myself silly and call me Shirley – excited. But I can’t show it to you, because I ruined it. Yep totally ruined it. And even though I ruined it which should make me ridiculously angry…(which I was for about 2 seconds)…I’m still still up … Continue reading

Plywood Plank Floors

Plywood Plank Floors

There were two things I was very sure of when we bought our house. 1. I really wanted to paint everything white. 2. I really wanted white plank floors. Im not sure what it is about white floors, but I love them! So clean, quaint, and depending how you decorate, a little funky. I think … Continue reading

The Glamorous Side of Renovating

The Glamorous Side of Renovating

I snapped this photo yesterday while I was getting ready for work. Oh ya, roller on my vanity! That’s right, cause you never know when you may want to paint something whilst in the bathroom! I consider myself a fairly honest girl. But I wonder if I may be holding back a few tidbits of … Continue reading

This Side Of 40

This Side Of 40

In two months 40 will be upon me. I’ve asked it to hold off a bit, until I can get a few things straight, but age is pushy, bossy and waits for no one. And from what I hear 40 is the most domineering of the ages. Let’s just say you don’t want to go … Continue reading

Alive and Flailing

Alive and Flailing

Kicking is really what should be in the title…but in good conscience I couldn’t say that. I would sort of be lying. Because flailing is really what I’m doing these days. From one thing to the next. Forget busy…no siree…I’ve completely by-passed busy and gone straight to flailing. When asked  “How are you doing?” No … Continue reading

Wasting Time

Wasting Time

I don’t really get spare time…I like to tell myself I do, but I don’t really. However, if I am able to squeeze a teeny tiny morsel of time to myself I occasionally read, write, or google research myself to death. And then sometimes I just waste it. Like today. But look what I created with … Continue reading

Breaking the Bed

Breaking the Bed

Every now and then a project comes along that forces me to put on my bossy pants and remind everybody who’s in charge. Of course obstinate inanimate objects have no idea what they are up against when they start messing with me. I’m a working mother of three, who’s almost 40, and stays up way … Continue reading

Mr. Miyagi, Resolutions and Other Deep Thoughts

Mr. Miyagi, Resolutions and Other Deep Thoughts

January…it’s the time of year that makes us all reflective and resolution-ish. Fancy, ambitious lists start floating around with important dos and don’ts that will no doubt make our lives perfecto. For some strange reason this particular month also makes me feel like I’ve been a good for nothing lazy bum over the last 365 … Continue reading