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!!


Just thought you’d need a new introduction!! … My name is Xandré, and I am obviously terrible at keeping up with a blog!! 🙂 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…

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!!

Dog Sledding in Canmore

One of the things you don’t get to experience in South Africa is heavy snow… or any snow for that matter!! Dog sledding is something you add to your list of things to do when you finally visit a place like Canada that do have enough snow!!

Let’s Connect!!

‘Tis the season…. And it has been hectic… I have been pretty social on instagram, see below for a couple of my most recent shots (which has a LOT of New York reminiscing going on!!) Follow me and keep in touch!! I love it!! Candy cane lane extravaganza!!! …. because Christmas…. and you know… lights!!!…

2016.11.11 From my Kitchen Window

The only thing that I love about this time of year is that we get to witness these types of sunrises… It might just be one of the prettiest things that exist!!

Edmonton Weather Update

Today is the 8th of October. It has been snowing since last night. I am baking a cake, because it seems like the appropriate thing to do. That is all. Oh, Happy Thanksgiving!

Crescent Falls, Alberta

Crescent Falls has long been on my list of places I wanted to visit. It wasn’t until recently that I made the effort to find out exactly where Crescent Falls is located!! So close to home – It was a no-brainer… We would visit Crescent Falls in the very near future!! We took our dutch…

Where there’s smoke…

… While entertaining our Dutch friends over the weekend, I decided to capture some photos to create gifs!! … Needless to say – I am slightly obsessed!! You know, where there’s smoke, there’s fire!! This is a snippet from our weekend in the mountains!!! 😀

A Few Highlights from our Camping Weekend

We spent the weekend in the mountains… our bliss!! Jasper National Park is our happy place… nature, mountains, no cellphones, hiking… we love it! This weekend we went along with a couple of friends, did some new (and old) hiking routes, saw a bear with two cubs… numerous elk and angry squirrels, just relaxed and…

Sulphur Skyline Hike

Hiking in the mountains is one of my and Hubby’s favourite things!! Hiking the Sulphur Skyline Trail in Jasper is by far our favourite hike ever!!

Magical Hoar Frost

Hoar frost refer to the white ice-crystal that get deposited on the objects. Hoar frost that creates a landscape that surpasses many beautiful scenes.