The Bride’s Diary – ONE WEEK TO GO

It’s safe to say that I’ve been rather distracted lately. Apart from all of the last-minute wedding details (which my mom has graciously taken charge of) there’s also this heavy cloud of confusion weighing on my heart. Let me explain… The confusion has nothing to do with the wedding. That is the only thing thatContinue reading “The Bride’s Diary – ONE WEEK TO GO”

Three Books to Read this Fall

Although sitting on the dock in the warm summer sunshine with a fancy cocktail in hand is a great way to enjoy any book; I prefer reading in the Fall. Sitting by the window with a view of the red, orange, and yellow leaves, a book propped up on the fuzzy blanket covering my legs, an aContinue reading “Three Books to Read this Fall”

The Bride’s Diary – 28 Days to Go!

As I sat down at La Bamboche with my fluffy cappuccino I realized that I was about an hour early for my final wedding dress fitting. MY FINAL WEDDING DRESS FITTING. Which meant that I would get to take my dress home because it’s so close to the wedding that there’s no point in keeping atContinue reading “The Bride’s Diary – 28 Days to Go!”

Pizza Month @qmpizza

Pizza is one of my favourite food groups (pasta and coffee are tied for first). I waitressed at the best pizza place in Bolton for nearly ten years, so when I say that I understand pizza I mean it. From the dough to the sauce to the toppings, everything must be calcualted and made withContinue reading “Pizza Month @qmpizza”

Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite day of the year. If you’ve been following my blog since 2010, you’ll remember that my family is all about our Thanksgiving day traditions. The day begins with a trip to Downey’s Farm where we scarf down the best fries with gravy (or a hot dog), take photos in the pumpkinContinue reading “Thoughts on Thanksgiving”

Conversation with a Stranger

The other day I called to reserve a limo for our wedding (OMG it’s almost here!!!), and I ended up chatting with a lovely woman named Helen. As she took my information she commented on my email address (mypenmyvoice@gmail.com). I like that, it must mean something, she said. I explained that it is the name of myContinue reading “Conversation with a Stranger”

The Bride’s Diary – The Bridal Shower

  Words I never thought I would put in a sentence (and actually mean them): I loved everything about my bridal shower. Let’s be clear, this is not because I didn’t think we could pull it off, but because I have never been a huge fan of bridal showers. Although I’ve had fun at allContinue reading “The Bride’s Diary – The Bridal Shower”

Blank Slate/White Space

What if she said no? No to the past, to the comments or emotions felt and said out of fear, insecurity, and self-loathing. What if she decided to draw a line in the timeline of her life and never look back? What if she allowed herself the freedom to change perspective and shy away fromContinue reading “Blank Slate/White Space”