Sunday, June 30, 2013

Date a girl that read...

I found this on pinterest a few days ago and haven't been able to stop thinking about it, so I thought I would share it with you.

I am a girl who reads, always have been. I used to walk home from school with my nose in a book, good thing I grew up in a small town, or I might not have made it to adulthood in one piece. I devoured books over the summer through my libraries summer book reading program. I have a few books I have read so many times the covers have long since disintegrated and disappeared. I fully remember being in grade 3 and my elementary school librarian giving me the wrinkle copy of "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe", saying your the only one taking it out anyways. I still have that book! I have run out of space on my bookcase and had to take a box, or two to my parents place for safe keeping. I am the aunt who gives her nieces books, I want them to know that love of books. To feed their imaginations, and create future book lovers. So this article spoke right to my heart and I really suggest you take a minute to read the whole thing. It is worth it.

I totally plan on introducing my children to Asland and Cat in the Hat. I have stayed up many nights reading till 2am just to finish a book I can't put down. I have a book that my dad wrote just for me. Life to me just wouldn't be right without books. Sometimes all you need is a book and a comfy place to read and you are a happy happy girl....and someone to understand you can't hear them when you are in that books world:)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

It may be raining today but it sure has been SUNNY!

I haven't been blogging lately because it has been sunny in Vancouver. This city gets about 10 months of rain and 2 of sun so when it shows up we do everything outside. I have been doing a lot of this...

Wine and cheese beach time with Karen
Mid week beach bathing with a great book
Walking other people's dogs:)
Watching sunsets at Sunset Beach aka my front yard
And a lot of eating.....

Gluten free pizza with the boys
Homemade gluten free meal by one of my favourite people
Brunch in the sunshine with Em
Cocktails before dancing
Grilling anything and everything!
To even out all the eating I've been going on epic bike rides...

The view from Prospect Point after the crazy Stanley Park loop hill
The view out at The Maritime Museum 
Hit up the race course for what won't be the only time this summer...

Race course with my brother from another mother, Dusty

Did a little dancing....
Dress: H&M, Booties: Zara
And I've been hanging out with the coolest kids I know....

My momma and her grandgirls

Brooklyn and Aunty Tiff time!
So its raining today but who cares this summer is going to be AWESOME!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Bulldogs and Sunshine

For those of you keeping tabs on my posts I realize they have been few and far between. I'm sorry. Its been busy in the life of Riley. However I did get in a very fun night this Wednesday. I hit up the Boathouse in English Bay for a few cocktails and some great conversation on their sunny patio. Also finally got to have a bulldog but Tiffany style aka gluten free. It was delicious and potent, drink with caution!

Gluten free bulldog at the English Bay Boathouse 

Not the best picture but here is what I wore for drink.

Dress: Forever 21, Belt: Topshop, Shoes: Aldo
Hope everyone else is getting out and enjoying this awesome sunshine! I know I can't wait to do this again!