Homesick Adult

Mom answers the FaceTime call with a smile and a smirk as if she knew I’d be calling her for help. She’s holding her phone too low, all I can see is her chin and up her nose, and yet I feel cozy as a newborn being swaddled. She’s making dinner at her house, soContinue reading “Homesick Adult”

Out of Focus

The snow is falling without fear, without apprehension. My morning commute is becoming an hour longer than it has to be. My hands grip the wheel as my shoulders hunch up toward my ears. My mind is racing a mile a minute in spite of my car’s snail pace. The flashing break lights in frontContinue reading “Out of Focus”

Seeking Value

After watching a minimalism documentary on Netflix and rereading The Minimalists first book, I’ve become obsessed with the role things and people play in my life. If something or someone doesn’t add value to my life, what’s the point of keeping it around? I’d been playing around with the idea of getting off of InstagramContinue reading “Seeking Value”

Foodie Friday – The Buccella’s go to Batch

Last week Alex and I headed to Batch located on Victoria Street in Toronto.  Alex happened to find them after Googling best brunch in Toronto. It was a beautiful morning so we took our time and enjoyed the drive. I couldn’t help smiling when we walked into the restaurant; it was bright, clean, rustic andContinue reading “Foodie Friday – The Buccella’s go to Batch”

Satisfaction (not) Guaranteed

WANT NOTHING + DO ANYTHING = HAVE EVERYTHING If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’m currently reading The Happiness Equation. I’m trying to figure out how to be happy every single day. First things first – I am NOT unhappy. I am very happy. I have a good family, a wonderful husband,Continue reading “Satisfaction (not) Guaranteed”

Foodie Friday – B-day Dinner at Fabbrica

I’ve been to Fabbrica several times over the years. Alex and I went during Winterlicious in 2013 and we’ve gone back for lunch or dinner dates. My sister even hosted my niece’s Baptism there as well. It is one of my favourite restaurants for many reasons but most important is their consistency. Whenever I’ve goneContinue reading “Foodie Friday – B-day Dinner at Fabbrica”

30 Before 30

After reading La Petite Noob’s 30 Before 30 List I felt inspired to create one of my own. I’ve spent the last few months adding and editing this list, curating a balance between things I’ve always wanted to do and things that I don’t want to do but should. Since today is my 28th birthday,Continue reading “30 Before 30”

Foodie Friday – Fish & Chips

The first time I had fish & chips I was eight-years-old. It was our first night at our new house and we ate on the floor in our empty dining room. I don’t remember how the meal was or if I really enjoyed it, but I do remember sitting in an unfamiliar house and stillContinue reading “Foodie Friday – Fish & Chips”

the unbreakable Vanessa schmidt.

Yesterday Alex and I binge watched The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix. I instantly fell in love with Kimmy’s character. Her happiness, determination, passion and positivity is infectious! She reminds me of a younger version of myself; specifically when I interned at Random House. When I was doing everything and anything I could get myContinue reading “the unbreakable Vanessa schmidt.”

Foodie Friday – Family Business(es)

I’ve been surrounded by entrepreneurs and numerous men and woman who have taught me the importance of passion and a good work ethic my entire life. Many of my family and friends have inspired me to dream bigger, work harder, and continue to write lists filled with goals. Recently two dynamic duos in my familyContinue reading “Foodie Friday – Family Business(es)”