It’s My Life

Kelowna wineries I have been to…
July 8, 2008, 7:53 am
Filed under: wine, winery

Arrowleaf Cellars

Arrowleaf is one of my absolute favourite wineries, and I love their Pinot Noir and Zweigelt.

Tantalus Vineyards

Tantalus is another one of my favourite wineries, and definitely my favourite wine maker! They focus on growing only two varieties of grapes at a time and they have done Pinot Noir and Reisling, with Chardonnay and Syrah to come next.

Gray Monk

Gray Monk is a larger winery, and the wines are very fruity. I really enjoy their Pinot Noir.

Calona Vineyards

Calona winery includes as well as the Calona wines, the Sandhill and Peller Estates. the sandhill 2 is a very nice wine. Tree Brewing is also right next door!

Bikinis, Bikinis, Bikinis
April 26, 2008, 12:50 am
Filed under: beach, clothes, favourites, jolidon, odabash, ondademar, shopping, summer, vitaminA

I am searching for some awesome bikinis for the summer….so far I have found some really great brands. If anyone else knows of any others as well….let me know!





Free People: Round 2!
April 5, 2008, 5:14 am
Filed under: clothes, favourites, free peolpe, shopping, summer

Gsus Sindustries
March 15, 2008, 8:51 pm
Filed under: clothes, Dutch, favourites, Gsus, shopping, summer

They are Dutch!…And they have some pieces for summer that I really like.

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Best Guess summer pieces
March 15, 2008, 7:51 am
Filed under: clothes, favourites, guess, shopping, summer
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More dresses: Diesel
March 9, 2008, 5:21 am
Filed under: clothes, diesel, favourites, shopping, summer
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Skirts and Dresses and More: Firetrap
March 8, 2008, 8:36 pm
Filed under: clothes, favourites, firetrap, shopping, summer
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Miss Sixty
March 7, 2008, 8:50 am
Filed under: clothes, favourites, miss sixty, shopping, summer

This is definitely one of my favourite dresses for summer. I know it is last years, but I still love it.

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bill wilkinson art
February 26, 2008, 2:43 am
Filed under: art, favourites, home, pleasure

So I have to admit that I definitely don’t know much about art. And walking through an art gallery sometimes makes me think ??? I do know though, that some art is just so amazing & beautiful & is just instantly appealing. That is how I felt when I first saw the art of Bill Wilkinson. I love the colours and the texture of his pieces and I would just love to fill my house with them. Read more here

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Thoughts for Summer
February 13, 2008, 4:54 am
Filed under: clothes, favourites, shopping, summer





New favourites from Free People
February 12, 2008, 11:14 pm
Filed under: clothes, favourites, free peolpe, pleasure, shopping, summer

Oooh, It feels like summer might be on its way soon!….I couldn’t be happier…unless maybe I had a few of these!






Best soup ever!
February 6, 2008, 8:48 am
Filed under: food, pleasure, random, recipe, yum


Serves 4 as main course

Preparation time: about 25 minutes

– 1 tablespoon (15 mL) olive oil

– 1 large onion, diced

– 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

– 1 tablespoon (15 mL) minced fresh gingerroot

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 2 tablespoons (25 mL) curry powder

– 1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) cayenne, or more to taste

– 3 cups (750 mL) chicken broth

– 1 can (14 ounces/398 mL) light coconut milk

– 2 large tomatoes, diced

– 2 cups (500 mL) diced cooked chicken or turkey (optional)

– 2 cups (500 mL) torn spinach leaves

– 1/4 cup (50 mL) fresh coriander leaves

– Salt and pepper

Optional garnishes:

– Shredded unsweetened coconut (brown over medium-low heat in a dry skillet)

– Fresh unpeeled apple, diced small (sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent apple from turning brown)

1. In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion and potatoes until onion is softened, 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often. Stir in ginger, garlic, curry powder and cayenne; cook 1 minute.

2. Add chicken broth and coconut milk; cover and bring to boil over high heat. Add tomatoes, and chicken or turkey (if using) and return to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

3. Stir in spinach just until wilted, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat; stir in coriander. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If using garnishes, sprinkle on individual bowls and serve.

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories: 195; Protein: 5 g; Fat: 10 g; Carbohydrates: 24 g.

Full article here

Hermannator Ice Bock
January 15, 2008, 7:05 am
Filed under: beer, christmas, pleasure, random, VI Brewery

Originally uploaded by amakingma

My wonderful bro works at the Vancouver Island Brewery, and every Xmas time they release this wonderful beer. It is 9.5 % and tastes so delicious. I wish I had one right now…..

January 11, 2008, 7:31 am
Filed under: clothes, favourites, knitting, pleasure

I am really addicted to knitting, I don’t know what it is but I am like a little grandma. I am getting a bit bored with just making scarves so I am looking to try some new things. One book I came across which is filled with cute summer clothes is Sexy Little Knits, by Ashley Paige. Here are a few of my favourites from the book.

Another book that looks good is Domiknitrix, by Jennifer Stafford. They also have an awesome turquoise and brown scarf but I can’t seem to find a picture!

December 18, 2007, 5:21 am
Filed under: cute, photography, pleasure, xoxo!, zoe


I can’t wait to see my Zoe again!!!…xoxo

True horoscope…kinda crazy!
December 17, 2007, 12:37 am
Filed under: random


Your life is simultaneously flowing in two realms today. On one hand, you are floating in the sweet dreams of your imagination. On the other hand, you have too much data to efficiently use what you know. Instead of pushing for a solution, explore ways to integrate your feelings with your rational thoughts.

Christmas list….
December 16, 2007, 2:52 am
Filed under: christmas, clothes, exercise, favourites, gym, Planet earth

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gym membership

December 15, 2007, 11:29 pm
Filed under: favourites, photography, pleasure, travel, vespa



Oh, I have always wanted a Vespa myself, and this picture is just awesome. I would love to be cruising down the streets of Milan on one of these. Gah….but the digestive system is fun too……

I also really love this photo as well.


And one more…


Photos by confusedvision

Too excited to study…
December 15, 2007, 4:56 am
Filed under: random

All I can think about it getting away for Christmas holiday’s….I still have 2 exams to go but it is soo hard to study for them….I can’t wait to see the fam again, all my friends and Matt….It is soo close but I still have so much to do before then….I am too excited……

Tazo Om
November 30, 2007, 2:36 am
Filed under: favourites, om, pleasure, random, tea, yum


New favourite tea!…This stuff is so good, I am addicted….AHHH…tomorrow is moving day…better go pack…..

Sneaky brim
November 28, 2007, 6:36 am
Filed under: clothes, favourites, lulu, shopping


Today I had to buy this toque. It is the best toque ever, and it is from Lululemon. It is now officially my first thing from Lulu. I bought black though, only because I know I am going to need to wear it everyday. It is so warm, and with the “sneaky brim” looks much better than a regular toque. Also I had to buy another ball of yarn for my scarf (3 balls so far)…but it is coming along. Now that the snow is here, I have to get prepared.

Ready and loaded!
November 23, 2007, 9:06 pm
Filed under: Diana+, photography, pleasure, random

Woohoo!….It is finally time to take some photos……I am hoping for some SUN tomorrow!!

Camera’s here!
November 23, 2007, 4:50 am
Filed under: Diana+, photography, random

WOO!…..except I can’t load the bloody thing. I don’t know if it is a problem with the camera or with me, but I have wasted 4 rolls of film trying to load it. So frustrating……and it is taking all my effort not to try another roll…..but I am going to take it to the photography teacher at school tomorrow. I have waited this long I guess I can wait one more day…..grrrrr.

Any thoughts or ideas?….It is the Diana+

November 20, 2007, 8:36 am
Filed under: beach, favourites, photography, pleasure, summer, travel

Originally uploaded by mohlat

Wow I just came across this photographer. All of his photos are exactly where I want to be. So beautiful

Sweet escape
November 20, 2007, 8:32 am
Filed under: bouganvilla, favourites, photography, pleasure, summer, travel

Originally uploaded by mohlat

I just saw this picture and thought…aaaah….I am going to pass out now and dream I am in wherever this picture was taken…..zzzzzz.