Living life fully in the moment supersedes time spent sitting at the computer.
Here we are hamming it up in front of the camera...
we both bought the same T shirt at Aritzia in Mayfair Mall.
(on the Hostess)
Wilfred black tee
g21 skinny jeans
Timberland short boots
We stopped for a bite to eat at Pure Vanilla in Oak Bay to refuel on our Christmas shopping mission.
Skinny decaf latte for the Hostess
Lovely daughter has been helping me choose Christmas gifts for the family.
I love a second opinion and she has a great eye for fashion.
On December 1st
I lit a Diptyque candle.
Nothing like a fragrant festive aroma to put me in a happy mood.
I've been trying to stay one step ahead of the house keeping as our cleaning gal is vacationing in the warmth of sunny Mexico and I really miss her help.
She takes such good care of the basic domestics allowing me time to polish the silverware, tidy up the drawers, cupboards, wash and iron the clothes and generally enjoy "fluffing" our space.
The weather has been freezing with a dusting of snow and the sidewalks have been icy.
Walking has taken a back seat and I have been focusing on indoor activities.
I like to have hostess gifts on hand so I made a batch of marmalade...
Seville oranges water and sugar.
I like looking at the fruits of my labour...
if you want to see my recipe for Scotch Orange Maramalade go here.
Chester has been spending too much time at the window watching/scaring the resident hummingbirds
while they drink at the feeder...
Mr. HB and I have tried to keep him from pestering them as they need to keep their strength up in this frigid weather.
I really enjoyed this book and thought that Betty was particularly honest about her shopping habits.
I loved reading about her life and am so impressed that she continues to work as a personal shopper at the ripe old age of 86!
(I give it 5 stars)
I might be the last person I know to read this book.
Better late than never...
a well written book which is keeping me up late as I cannot put it down!
I'll be back soon to show you some of the highlights of the Gingerbread Houses on display at the Laurel Point Inn.
Hope you are getting into the festive spirit and not getting stressed...
remember to take it one day at a time and don't forget to breathe.