Our Suite at the Bellagio

Ever hear about the $20 tip? Well ,if you haven’t, Google it! There are tons of people who have blogged about this little tip when you are staying (or checking in to) the Vegas Hotels! We had nothing to lose, so we tried it!! And it was awesome!!! First off, when we were informed that…

Lake Agnes Tea House

If you are up for a steady uphill 3.5 km climb, you are in for a treat at the Lake Agnes Tea House!! And if you are up early, there will not be any crowds…. it is well worth it!! I first did this hike with my mom (and no, I have not posted any…

2018.01 January

I found this app (Elsie from A Beautiful Mess introduced it to her instagram followers a little while back), it is called ‘1 Second Everyday‘. The idea is that everyday you capture a second worth of video, and then whenever you want you can compile it into a little video. There are a few options,…

Glacier Skywalk, Jasper National Park

Way back in 2015 my mom visited us for the first time from South Africa. Despite seeing a lot of stuff that was awesome (eeeeek, so behind in blogging about our trips!), this one was an interesting one. It is not for people who have any type of fear of heights. Hubby does not have…

Mystery Valley, Utah

While we were exploring Monument Valley way back in 2014, we decided to do a guided tour of Mystery Valley as well. I don’t recall what we paid for the tour, but I do recall the fighting that was going on between the people who were selling the tours. As I mentioned here, the whole…

Sedona, Arizona

On our way to Monument Valley (…..in 2014!), we made a pit stop in Sedona. It was a very interesting little town. Lots of curio shops, restaurants, beautiful scenery, mansions. Our first stop was at the Chapel of the Holy Cross. The location of this chapel is truly amazing, built into the rock landscape, it…

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Today is the last day of 2017. This has been a pretty underwhelming year in terms of personal growth. Nonetheless, we had two fantastic trips – Mexico and Portugal. And hubby’s parents came to visit us here in Canada in the summer. I am not really one for new year resolutions, but would really like…

Portugal Reminiscence

We’re back!!! From probably one of the best holidays of our lives!! Yes, it had a lot to do with the fact that we got to spend it with family!! It also has a lot to do with the fact that Portugal is an amazing country… diverse, cultural, breathtaking, understated. I have only just downloaded…

Hanging our HUGE Mirror

The other day I gave you all a little update on some of the projects that I have been keeping busy with. Within those few project was a huge mirror (4 x 8 foot)(or for us metric people, 1.2 m by 2.4 m). These mirrors came out of a ‘partly standing-partly demolished’ house. It was…

Pretty Hoarfrost

It might be my real favourite thing about winter here in Canada (I don’t particularly care for these cold cold winters….)… hoarfrost!!! It really is magical and pretty beyond words!! On this off Monday (got to love long weekends!), we took the dogs for a long walk!! What a beautiful stroll it was!!

Hi!

Just thought you’d need a new introduction!! … My name is Xandrรฉ, and I am obviously terrible at keeping up with a blog!! ๐Ÿ™‚ So, I was just in the mood to give you a SUPER quick update of some glimpses into what we’ve been doing! (I’ve been updating my instagram stories periodically – and…

Holly {Stop Motion}

I don’t know why, but I haven’t shared Holly’s Stop Motion on the blog yet… I have no idea how this have slipped through the cracks, especially since it is one of my favourites to date!! (Eeeeek!! To think Holly is almost turning one!)… We miss you too much Pam and Damien!! Can’t wait to…

Johnston Canyon, AB

It is pretty amazing to see the ice formations, stalactites, the blue water and ice, the ice climbers at the end of the trail, the depth of the canyon and the famous landmarks!!

Our Quicky Walk-in Closet

This was never supposed to be a decent permanent upgrade, just temporary!! Oh, by the way, this change happened in way back in February 2014!! A LOT has changed over here!!