Saturday, September 29, 2012

Vintage Vogue

Another hidden feed my love to shop! An eclectic shop hidden in Smithville, ON named Vintage Vogue carrying gifts of all sorts: new, antique, vintage and re-purposed. The shop has three rooms filled with goodies (you would never know from the outside). It is on McMurchie Lane across from Foodland, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and Sundays 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. I highly recommend a visit! Owner Cindy Kyle will greet you with a smile!

Vintage Vogue boasts Coach accessories to antique toys and vintage jewelry. My favourite find so far is a key holder I purchased for our foyer. You'll have to visit us to see it...and then you might as well visit Vintage Vogue too.

The little lane just beyond the Chiropractor's Clinic is McMurchie Lane.

Don't be fooled when you walk in, the store takes up most of the building.

A picture inside borrowed from Vintage Vogue's Facebook page.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Two Under Two Go to the Zoo

We "got" away last weekend. Before all the leaves have turned a new shade, Chris and I will have left the decade of our "twenties" behind. A trip to the GTA with the family would celebrate thirty for us both.

We do not have a photograph of our most memorable moment. Rylyn was whining as she had just woken from car nap. It was time for dinner. On our way home from the zoo we stopped at a restaurant called Casey's that has a gluten-free menu. We agreed Rylyn could bring her blanket in to the restaurant (something we rarely do as it is a bedtime only friend) and we would order her a chocolate milk. The decisions were made so that we could enjoy dinner rather than battle the whines (we'll save that for home).

I went off the washroom with the trailing words, "Get her a large chocolate milk, the small glasses are never enough." I came back to a supersize glass and a kid chugging milk through a straw. She drank almost all the milk in one (very long) sip. I am pretty sure the capacity of the glass exceeded her stomach. She went from being the grumpiest kid on the planet to the happiest. I will let the pictures below speak for the rest of our trip.

Didi ready to go

First stop Springridge Farm, Didi a little less excited than the first pic

Rylyn plowing the fields

On Daddy's insisting, look how happy HE is

Celebrating Beth's 30th with 80s style,
the fanny pack may be more 90s, but I love wearing it

Toronto Zoo, Addisyn and Mommy


"Sno-Cone gone."

Lion cub


"That's the spot, Daddy."

Bible Reflections:
"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?" ~Psalm 8:3,4

-Thank you God that You are mindful of me. Of my family. And for the beauty of this Earth that reminds of us of Your greatness. Amen.