Well guys...Big year to come!  I have decided to blog again after about a three year hiatus.  I really don't remember what brought me to stop.  Maybe it was the fact that I was being pulled in so many directions.  I had discovered we were expecting our 5th & it threw me for a loop.  Between homeschool, house projects, personal pursuits & the sickness of pregnancy, I got extremely exhausted.  I stopped taking photos.  The urge to share diminished.  There was so much to get done.  I stopped documenting a lot of our life.  I wish I could say that it was because I was more present or cutting out social media.  But it was really just me struggling & feeling overwhelmed with life and finding it confusing to figure out.  

There was something about the past few months that has just propelled me to start manifesting my destiny, follow my dreams and ignite a fire under my butt.  I just feel like I can finally breathe again.  I'm inspired to chase my dreams without guilt, accept & love myself fully, be the most amazing mama, create, bring all my ideas to reality.  

This blog really meant a lot for me at one time.  It was the visual documentation of my babes' lives. It was the opportunity to share that which I loved so dearly with the world.  It allowed me to connect with so many.  I've been craving this for a while and I'm going to go for it.  

Now, a lot of my posts have been poetic, expressive, emotional & I plan to speak from my heart as always.  This post isn't particularly well written, well thought out.  I just wanted to get it out there that I am ready to do this again, I would love to have you visit, and I'm overjoyed.  I wanted to start this year fresh, beautifully, and with excitement.  

So please follow along.  I'm on instagram @themessinmessenger.  

And for some snippets of life from the past 2 years, that I have yet to share, take a looksy.  These are some of my favourite pics (also some of the only photos) from the last 2 years.  





I don't know how she did it, but Grandma made Harriet the best birthday present ever:  a Princess Leia Costume.  From what she told me she modified a vintage Little Red Riding Hood pattern.  But the fabric was bang on and the attention to detail was amazing.  This made her entire birthday!  Speechless.


 Come to the Dark Side, There will be Cake!!

Harriet has been obsessed with Star Wars lately.  I take full responsibility.  We watched all 6 episodes in a three week period.  On her actual birthday, we surprised her with a trip to the city and at dinner told her she was going to see the Force Awakens in 3D.  She repeatedly told me how it was the best birthday ever.

Of course, her birthday had to be Star Wars themed.  So my good friend put together this awesome cake, we invited her good friends and cousins and had a BLAST!  There was pin the ears on Yoda, Yoda Soda, Death Star donuts, light saber sticks (hickory sticks), masks and a handmade Death Star piƱata.  All of the kids were so delightful and I think they had a really good time.

It was lovely for them all to join us.  It is a birthday she will remember forever.

May the Force be With You!


I was recently sent this amazing teething ring by The Vintage Honey Shop to review.  I came across their wonderful shop through instagram.  Their designs are plentiful and compliment any mama and her look.  They recently launched teething necklaces in a variety of spring colours and without the large teething ring incorporated.  So many options.

The packaging was wonderful.  Just look at this detail.  Sweetly wrapped with beautiful string, a doily and a honey bee button for keeps.  Each bead is individually knotted.  The ends are finished with satin ribbon.  It allows for ease of getting the necklace on and off, but it also allows for length adjustment and it is just so darn pretty.

The Littlest Babe has been suffering.  By all accounts, she has been teething non-stop from one month on.  8 teeth emerged in a one month period.  We had tried everything:  soothers, camillia, medicine, rubbing the gums, amber necklaces, cold cloths.  Nothing would help.  I was hoping that something would soother the pain that she felt and I felt from seeing her in so much pain.

Once she latched onto it, it was hard getting her to let me model it for this post.  She was in love.  And the fact that it was attached to me while cuddling and soothing her, it made all the difference.

For those of you interested in getting your hands on one of these beautiful necklaces, please visit The Vintage Honey Shop.  Follow them on instagram and use the DISCOUNT CODE below to get 15% off before February 29, 2016: