Tuesday, May 31, 2016

In My Shoes

Up until October 28, 2015 (my son's birthday) I would have described myself as someone who was:
Independent.
Level headed.
Hard Working. 
Career Driven.
And, I probably would have stopped there for fear that someone might see me as anything less than what I described above. I would have never seen myself as the nurturing motherly type, and really that remains the same... the major difference is I can say that with a smile on my face, similac puke on my lulu lemon pants and baby drool running down my arm.

And now, I would describe myself as someone who is:
A mom.
A wife.
A daughter.
Family oriented.
A best friend.
Somewhat independent.
Level headed most days.
Hard Working.
Organized.
Creative.
Flexible.
Career Driven.
The list could go on and on but those are the major highlights these days. In the past few months I have seen myself quite differently and have a whole new perspective on the world... I guess having a baby will do that to a person! I notice things now that I would have never noticed before and take extreme joy in the smallest things... like a change table being available in a public restroom. As I notice different things from my new perspective I want to tell you about them via this blog, and of course, get your comments and feedback.

I look forward to sharing my random thoughts with you and taking you with me for a walk in my shoes.

Shoes: Flats - perfect for a fashionable mom-on-the-go

Me as a wino


By definition I am really not a wino at all... here is what I am: A 30 something year old female who enjoys drinking, tasting and experiencing wine. I tend to choose wines from Canada, Italy and Australia the most - but, I can be led astray quite easily by a pretty label!

Most wine experts measure the quality of wine by typical qualities such as colour, clarity, legs, bubbles, smell, etc. I am not an expert by any means and as such will strive to give you my "regular wine drinking person" review on wines by my favourite measurements:

Why did I decide to try this wine? It might be because of the label, the name, the vineyard, or it might just be the wine served at a wedding reception... whatever the reason, you'll get the inside scoop.

Would I prefer one glass or indulge in the bottle? I would drink a glass of many wines, but only the ones I love will have the cork tossed out when opened...

What shoes would I wear drinking this wine? Most people pair wine with food, well I think all wines give you a certain feeling... So, I will pair shoes with the particular wine to best describe the feeling I get while enjoying the flavours.

How would I describe the wine? When it comes to wine I am not the best at describing what I taste or what I smell... I'll give this my best shot, but you may end up with a lot of "its a good white wine that tastes like white wine"...

And of course, I will give you the wine details so you too can enjoy a glass!

Shoes: Heels (it doesn't matter what kind... but heels!)

Me as a traveler

I like to think of myself as more of a traveler than a tourist, but in all reality due to the short amounts of time I tend to visit any one location, I would be best described as a tourist with the heart of a traveler.

When you see me in a new place you will likely find me looking for a Christmas ornament for my traveling tree ornament collection or buying a Starbucks city mug from the Your Are Here collection along with my grande non-fat vanilla latte. And then... I will be exploring the new place by foot taking in all the sights and sounds with camera (well, iPhone) in hand.

I love to travel to new exciting places, but over the past few years  I have developed a love for exploring my own back yard. I can't wait to show you some of the gems in Atlantic Canada and get some ideas from you!

Throughout this blog I will tell you about some of my favourite places I have visited (Paris, Banff, NYC, anywhere with a beach, etc.), some stories from the road and some tips and tricks for traveling alone, with friends or with a baby.

Shoes: Michael Kors Loafers