To say my November is busy is a complete understatement. Teaching, birthdays and craft fairs, I am having a hard time catching my breath but enjoying every minute of it. This past weekend was a perfect example so I thought I would give a little weekend recap. Two birthday celebrations and I was in an Art & Craft fair on Sunday. I have realized that the trick is to be present in the current moment and try not to worry about that never ending to do list (it will always be there :) or what is next on the agenda.
On Saturday I got to spend the afternoon with my girlfriends in the Gatineau Park to celebrate Rachel’s b-day. We went for a nice hike on the sugar bush trail in Chelsea.
Here we are starting out.
Jen brought her beautiful munchkins. Made me wish I had of brought my girls.
It was such a gorgeous sunny day. Here is some bright green moss I found on a tree. I kind of wanted to take some home to put in my terrarium but wasn’t sure if that was kosher.
I found an old tree leaned on another with a giant knot in it that went through the entire tree. Super cool. Would have been nice to take that home too, for my garden, haha.
We started to get a little cold so figured it was time for some warm drinks. I was super excited to check out the new coffee shop Biscotti’s but unfortunately they were too busy and there wasn’t enough space for all of us.
So, we went to one of my favourite places, the Chelsea Pub. They put on a new addition to an old heritage building and did a great job keeping with the esthetic. Also gives them a lot more space which they greatly needed.
They were all decorated, Christmas is in the air. Looking forward to decorating our house.
On Sunday, I was in the Sandy Hill’s One & Only Craft Fair (more on that later) and we also celebrated another important birthday, which was our little Ava’s. Well, she isn’t so little anymore. She turned 8. Next thing you know she will be driving off to go hang out with her friends, haha. Through all of the chaos I wanted to make sure that she got a home baked birthday cake. It is something I try to do for all of the girls on their birthday. They at the very least get home baked cupcakes.
I know, pretty sad isn’t it? It certainly isn’t my best decorating job but Chris thought I was crazy to attempt any of it at all with everything going on. Here she is while we sing to her.
Finally blowing out the candles as she took her time making her wish. I wonder what she wished for?????
Well, this post was a little less of my art and more of my soul but one must keep a balance.