Friday, September 18, 2015

Long Time No See!

Thank you all for bearing with my radio silence this year. I am literally and figuratively in a different place than I was when I last posted in February. I haven't been ready to write anything here until now.

Since I last posted I have become single, I started a new phase in my career, I've moved downtown and got rid of my car!

After 8 1/2 years and a lot of thought and heartache I decided to leave The Boy in May. It's complicated (as all breakups are), but it was a difficult decision that I needed to make for my own happiness. It's been a really tough summer as I've transitioned to being single for the first time in almost a decade. But it was the right choice and ultimately I am happier.

I have a new job! Those of you who follow me on Instagram will know that I am no longer stage managing. I am now the General Manager for Shakespeare in the Ruins! I love my new job and couldn't be happier to be in this next phase of my career.

Soooo.....that's primarily what's been occupying my mind, heart, body and soul since we last spoke. My entire life is different. It's both exciting and frightening.

Truth be told I'm ready to leave this blog behind me with so many other things this year. But don't worry...I am working on a brand new blog with a slightly shifted focus which I am planning on launching in early October. I will announce my new blog here when that happens, but if you're interested in what I'm up to day to day I'm still posting regularly on Instagram, so follow me there. :)

Thanks for sticking around guys! I've missed blogging. See you soon.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Hi Folks! Sorry for the radio silence. Life has been full of surprises and curve balls since we rang in the new year.

Amidst my hectic life I've been thinking heavily about this blog: where it's been, what I want out of it and what I want it to be in the future. The truth is I'm a bit disillusioned with blogging as of late, so I'm taking some time to re-evaluate what I want to bring to this space. I'm definitely not quitting blogging, but I feel like my blog needs a facelift.

So bear with me and keep your eyes peeled for some changes around here in the near future.

Much love,
Lisa. xo

Friday, January 16, 2015

New Headshot

Even when you work backstage in theatre you need a headshot. After using a headshot that doesn't look like me now for too many years I finally got new ones taken last weekend (in my old headshot I'm 25, blonde and don't have bangs. Check out this post and scroll down to see it).


Love it. I couldn't be happier with it. :)


Sunday, January 4, 2015

For Fun: My Old Apartment

Nothing like starting off a year by looking back...

I was sifting through my pictures and found these photos from my old apartment and I thought it would be fun to share!

My family moved around a lot when I was young. I've lived in many houses and have discovered that wherever you nest will be home. I lived in this apartment for 5 years. Other than the house I grew up in where my family settled for most of my life and the house The Boy and I live in now, this is the place I've lived the longest. I lived here in university, through the most major break-up in my life, I lived here when I met The Boy.
I lived here with my ex (the major break-up), I had room-mates in this apartment and I lived alone. This place saw me through a lot of major moments in my life.

The photos are a little grainy. I took them with my old flip phone.

My dining room. I loved it. My apartment was very girly. 

The living didn't always have two couches in it. The red couch used to be centered on the back wall under the picture. I took these pictures when I was looking for someone to sublet after we bought our house. The sectional was being kept so it could go in the house we live in now (it's since been replace by our leather sofa and it now lives in The Boy's workshop in the basement). 

My very cute 60's gallery style kitchen. This kitchen had more storage than the one in my current house if you can believe it. 

This place floods me with memories..the good, the bad and the ugly.

I wish I had a picture of my bathroom and my office. My office was really nothing special, but my bathroom had pink tile, walls and floor and a turquoise toilet, sink and tub. In fact it looked a lot like this:

Is it just me, or was anyone else singing the Barenaked Ladies song "Old Apartment" when they read the title of this post? 
Enjoy! Now you can sing this in your head all day with me! lol!


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Wishlist: Matching Separates

I'm swooning over separates these days. Something like this would be perfect for our trip to Hawaii. I can't resist the allure of a matching skirt and blouse set. It's the best of both worlds: wear it as a dress (my favourite) or wear them separately! I'd get so much wear out of a set like that.

I love this sunny yellow 50's set. The cutouts on the blouse are really sweet.

buy it here!

There is something about this print I really love. It's very versatile - the cut is summery, but the print is dark enough it could be worn layered in the fall or winter.
buy it here!

Oh, if only this beauty was in my size…there is nothing I don't love about this set. The colour, the cut, the print…all amazing!
buy it here!

I'm really drawn to the embroidered pussy willows on this set and the pockets on the skirt. Wouldn't it be so cute with a straw bag, big sunglasses and a pair of sandals in the summer? 
buy it here!


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Outfits: New Years Eve

The Boy and I spent New Years Eve with a small group of friends. We had a few drinks (I'm thankfully not hung over as I write this. Just a faint throb in my head. Nothing coffee and breakfast won't cure), we ate some delicious food and ended the night with a game of Cards Against Humanity.

I knew it was going to be a more casual evening, but I still wanted to wear something festive. For a girl who is attracted to sparkly things like a magpie I really don't have too many dressy separates. Then I remembered that I bought this tank from Value Village during Halloween this year. It's a bit like beaded chain mail. The entire tank except for the straps is beaded with a lining behind it. I paid under $7 for it because it was on the costume rack. I'm very sure a similar tank at a retailer would be close to $100. It's a very well made piece of clothing and I'm happy to have found it.

Vintage Rhinestone Earrings: thrifted
Black Bolero with Rhinestone Clasp: Laura Petites
Beaded Tank Top: thrifted, Value Village
Black High-waisted Skinny Jeans: Forever21
Vintage Rhinestone Bracelet: thrifted
Black Ankle Boots: George

I am very happy to welcome 2015. I'm eager for a few fresh starts in some areas of my life. 2014 wasn't all bad, but I'm glad it's over. There are some exciting things on the horizon both in my professional and personal life and I'm looking forward to them. 



Happy New Year!
The Boy and I are having a low key evening spent with friends. 
January 1st is our eight year anniversary. Eight years! Where does the time go? 

Thank you all so much for taking time out of your busy lives to pop into my little corner of the internet and see what I'm up to. Thank you for your comments and emails. I look forward to them every time I post - they really mean so much to me. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year and I wish you all the best for 2015. 


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014: A Year in Review

I'm doing my year in review post a bit different this year as well. Instead of chronically every month and highlighting important posts like I usually do, I'm highlighting my favourite posts from the year just like I did with my outfit roundup yesterday.

By far, my favourite posts of the year are my Thrifting Tips series. I worked incredibly hard on them and am very proud of how they turned out.

This year I was interviewed by Shaw TV about thrifting and my blog which was very exciting!

After living in our house for 5 years, I finally got the courage to tackle the enormous job of painting our kitchen in April. Another 6 months down the line and we're almost ready to knock the wall down between the living room and the kitchen. Like I said, things happen slowly in this house.

for the record, we have put the outlet covers on. this is just an old photo. 

We had a new addition to the family in June. We rescued Chopper. He's about the sweetest dog you could ever meet. Him and Dave love each other and we can't imagine life without him. 

In November I cut about a foot off of my long, long hair. I loved my long hair, but I can't believe I didn't cut it sooner.  

I really hate to be a downer on the blog, but it's been a tough year. I feel very tired. Even after 5 weeks off. I overloaded on work this year - I felt like I couldn't help it - so many projects and opportunities knocked on my door and I was compelled to say yes to most of them. I don't regret working so much...I really did learn a lot and some very exciting doors have been opened as a result, but I think I'm going to be more mindful in the coming year what I say yes to. 

On top of which my personal life has been really stressful this year. I don't really know what to say about this here, except that in some ways my life has been in limbo. This combined with too much work has kept me from blogging or too tired to care about a lot of things - like Halloween costumes (we didn't dress up this year) or Christmas (confession: I never put up our tree or decorations...couldn't be bothered). 

The good news is that I believe things are getting better. I can see some light at the end of the tunnel. I have work to do - both in my professional and personal life. No New Years Resolutions this year  (not even anti-resolutions) ...just the promise to myself that I will be mindful of my spiritual well being, my personal happiness and above all: keep it simple. 

Check out previous year in review posts from 2013, 2012 & 2011.


Monday, December 29, 2014

2014 Outfits

For the last few years I've done a round up of my favourite outfit posts from each month. It's been a bit of an erratic year for blogging, so instead here are my favourite looks from the entire year.

Here they are, in no particular order:

This look pretty much sums up my style these days. Casual, with a hint of retro.

My birthday outfit, featuring my amazing Jenny skirt in Burlesque print from Pinup Girl Clothing.

Easily my favourite outfit of the summer, inspired by my Miss L Fire Bluebird sandals.

And finally, one of my most recent posts featuring one of my newest acquisitions for my vintage dress collection. I've decided I'm wearing this outfit to the opening of my next show in January. Can't wait!

Check out my other outfit roundups from 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010! (phew!)


Thursday, December 25, 2014


Merry Christmas!
I hope you have a wonderful day filled with laughter, family and good food. 


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