Wednesday, July 31, 2013

in the spotlight - [maria] part 2

Remember my friend Maria!?!  She's back!!  We had too much fun taking these photos!!  More later!! 

~ Diane xo

Quote of the Day: Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer - Author Unknown

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


When I said last week that the sky looked like cotton after the thunderstorm, I wasn't lying.  And I've never seen the clouds this shade of pink before. It was too pretty.

~ Diane xo

Quote of the DayClouds are the sky's imagination - Terri Guillemets

Thursday, July 25, 2013

my phone's eye *81*

This week's edition of my phone's eye features my birthday weekend through instagram.  I shared with you earlier, my birthday party, but that wasn't the only celebration.  The entire weekend involved a visit at my work from my nieces (who brought me a bouquet of flowers and a princess balloon), dinner at my favourite Italian restaurant, my new polaroid camera (totally in love with it), pool time shenanigans with my sister, a date at the beach, Frank the dachshund, a birthday party for 5 people (featuring 3 cakes and my cupiecake), and a late night frappe on my back porch.  Perfection.  

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!

~ Diane xo

Quote of the Day: Live in rooms full of light - Cornelius Celsus

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

in the spotlight - [maria] sneak peak

So you've already met my lovely friend, Maria, during our first little photo shoot together.  This time, we found a ladder, and had some fun.  More soon!

~ Diane xo 

Quote of the Day: Leadership is action, not position - Donald H. McGannon

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Good evening friends!!! This is part two of the random walk that my husband and I went on a few weekends ago. It ended with a picnic. Which resulted in too many mosquito bites. Not cool.  Anyway, you can see part one, here!!!

~ Diane xo

Quote of the Day: Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance - Author Unknown

Monday, July 22, 2013

cotton sky

We had quite the thunderstorm on Friday evening in Toronto.  I LOVE thunderstorms.  I remember when I was 8 years old, I used to curl up on my front porch (which was covered) and just sit; watching and listening.  The aftermath on Friday was just too beautiful.  So I spent a good half hour just staring at the sky (aka taking photos)!  I apologize for the abundance of sky photos in this post.... and there will be more another day. 

~ Diane xo  

Quote of the Day: Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky - Rabindranath Tagore

Thursday, July 18, 2013

my phone's eye *80*

Here's the update from my instagram! In this edition you will find my favourite summer treat (aka gelati), lying in my backyard soaking up the sun, a wonderful friend's birthday party, a dinner date, little girls playing dress up, and killing time driving around some deserted roads.   Just what summer is all about!

~Diane xo

Quote of the Day:  Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


So this is what a 29 year old's birthday party looks like.  As I mentioned in this post, it was my birthday last Thursday.  My wonderful husband threw me a party.  He knows that I pretty much hate my birthday.  And he knows that overcompensating for this fact is the best way to celebrate it.  Simple finger foods, streamers, party hats, leis, hula skirts, pinatas, musical chairs, all make me actually enjoy my birthday.  Just because I'm getting older, doesn't mean I have to have a "sophisticated" birthday party, right?  My 30th should be interesting... 

~ Diane xo

We thought that this was an excellent family photo.

I have to give my husband full credit for this one. Her face is priceless. So excited about that ONE lollipop.
Happy Birthday to ME!

Quote of the Day: Life is like sailing.  You can use any wind to go in any direction - Robert Brault

Monday, July 15, 2013


I went for a walk a few weeks ago, and stumbled upon this, in the middle of downtown Toronto.  Finding these random ravines, makes my heart happy.  Its nice to know that in such a large city, you can still find quiet, hidden trails to spend a sunday afternoon, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. More later....

~ Diane xo

Quote of the DayThe greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go - Steve Maraboli

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