Sunday, 25 May 2014


I saw a "breakfast/lunch/dinner" post on one of my favorite blogs the other day. Three meals made, photographed, and quickly devoured. I love pictures of delicious food (no surprise there... ;) and was inspired to document an entire day's food myself. But honestly, I remembered to take a picture of breakfast one day, then lunch the next, then dinner the next... So, here is a compilation of an assortment of meals from the past week- enjoy!   

B R E A K F A S T 

D I N N E R 

I found that taking pictures of my food helped me to eat a more balanced, healthier selection of foods. I'm thinking this will become a regular addition to the blog... :) What do you think?
Much love, Vivi  

Monday, 19 May 2014

little things

red nails & pink roses
spring flowers for a cheery addition to my desk
squinty-eyed Browny waking up from a nap
yoga & weights
I found these photos on my camera today- I took them weeks ago and never posted them! The same things that made me happy and rested those few weeks ago still do today. Flowers, bright nails, sweet little Browny, and some quality yoga time. What are the little things that you love?

Much love, Vivi 

Sunday, 11 May 2014


carnations for mother's day
little blue flowers found outside
iced peach tea whilst reading a new novel
mom potting plants in hanging baskets
water colours (my most favourite hobby)
wes copying me drinking out of a mason jar ;)
a different angle of the back deck
more flowers. I can't get enough of them (see the red hummingbird feeder peeping in the background? mom's favourite addition to the backyard :)

Much love, Vivi

Friday, 9 May 2014


"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate." ― Linda Grayson

As wonderful as chocolate is, Shelby is just as lovely with or without gifts of chocolate. ;) Shelby is clothed in compassion, the ability to bring goodness into all circumstances, a joy of boundless nature, and the most contagious smile. I am so blessed to call this lady my dear friend! I challenge you to tell someone today how much you appreciate them. How wonderful is it when someone does that for us? Life is too short to never share with others how much they are loved.  

Much love, Vivi  

Sunday, 4 May 2014

the trees, how they whistle

I've missed this little blog of mine for far too long! Photos have been piling up on my camera with no blog posts being written. But! With exams behind me and my first year of University complete (WOOT!) I'm able to at last share these few frames! 

My friend Laurel came over for a spontaneous visit/photo shoot/laughter fest the other day. We took hold of the evening's golden light and the flourishing nature and snapped hundreds (almost hundreds... actually! haha ;) of photos. Life has been particularly delicious recently. Delicious food got me through exams, lots and lots of it... Strawberry salads, pumpkin loaves, dark chocolate, plentiful fresh fruit, oh baby! Mm mmm. 

In other news, the summer semester starts in just two short days. Is it strange that I'm excited to start my chemistry class? Two months of chem labs and learning all about molecules and reactions. The nerd in me cheers loudly and hollers out a woot woot! Let's see if I'm still this excited one month in.... ;) Until next time, friends, I hope you are basking in the beauty of spring time!
Much love, Vivi