Mexican Snack Food

I am a huge popcorn lover, as many close friends and family can attest to.  And a recent article in the Toronto Sun reported on some research that states that popcorn is good for you.  After doing my dance of joy to the Popcorn Gods, I made myself an air-popped bowl of those healthy morsels.  Yes,…

OUR WEDDING DAY

The ocean breeze.  Crashing waves.  The butterflies of excitement. Violin music floating through the air. Engulfed in love, surrounded by family and friends. Tradition is present.  Two cultures combined. The squeezing of hands.  The stolen glances.  Words spoken from the heart. Mr. and Mrs.  Sealed with a kiss.  Bonded with a hug.  Now together as…

The Maid’s Day Off

“It’s the maid’s day off. What are we going to do?!” Can’t say that I ever heard that ring through my house, growing up in Canada.  Armando, on the other hand, grew up in Mexico where having a maid was a common thing among many Mexicans.  Hmmmm, maybe that’s why Armando has a problem with…

Getting Married! But Where?

I’m Canadian.  Armando’s Mexican. We live in Port Moody, BC.  Being new to BC, we have a small group of friends here.  The rest of our loved ones are spread across the rest of Canada, USA , Mexico and beyond. After the first few weeks of engagement bliss, we realized, “Oh yeah, we have to…

176 days left

I had a dream the other night that woke me up in a panic.  No, I wasn’t being chased by some axe murderer, nor was I being haunted by creepy ghosts and ghouls. I hadn’t bought my jewellery yet.  Now, wait, wait!!  Let me finish…I’m not some shopaholic gal who’s worst nightmare is her credit…

Whirlwind Year in a Nutshell

So in the last 12 months, I left my stable government job, moved to BC with my boyfriend, started my own business, had my first almost snow-free winter (which I loved!), got engaged, became a first-time home buyer with my fiancé and moved again, closed my business, had a mid-life crisis, saw a career advisor…