Tag: Photography

My toxic trait

My toxic trait is that when things aren’t going well, I put up all my walls, I shut all the doors and windows and disappear. I become less responsive to text messages and phone calls. I become very distant with those that I love.… Continue Reading “My toxic trait”

The west coast

The bright sun heats the sand and rocks of the coast, bringing in warm waves and creating the most spectacular contrast with the freezing cold water for those who swim in the reviving,Pacific Ocean. The rivers and creeks are being filled by the melting… Continue Reading “The west coast”

Scrambled thoughts

For weeks now I find myself typing then erasing, over and over again. When I get an idea, my fingers start putting it down then my mind drifts off into a million different things that barely even seem important. I eventually realize that I’ve… Continue Reading “Scrambled thoughts”

Chasing away my winter blues

Summer is officially just around the corner. Everywhere I look has turned green, Mother Nature has laid her blanket of wild flowers over our yard and the bumble bees and butterflies are over joyed. As I’m writing this, I am laying on our back… Continue Reading “Chasing away my winter blues”

A day in her shoes

Walk a day in her shoes, You might feel it to. The feeling of be small, Or even nothing at all. Walk a day in her shoes, You might feel out of place. Always working so hard, But never win the race. Can you… Continue Reading “A day in her shoes”

Early bird

Why be a morning person, would it be to listen to the early birds sing as they fetch themselves food before daylight has had the chance to takes it’s place in the sky or maybe it could be to take full advantage of the… Continue Reading “Early bird”

Crepes – breakfast delight

1 cup of flour 1 1/2 milk or almond milk 1 tbsp sugar 2 egg 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tbsp vanilla 2 tsp cinnamon Pinch of salt Crepes are my excuse to eat dessert for breakfast and this recipe kinda makes it easy… Continue Reading “Crepes – breakfast delight”

Good morning.

I wake this morning, the weather is gloomy yet I feel brighter then ever. I press start on the coffee machine, the sound of the steaming water along with the birds chirping makes up that perfect morning melody. Derick is sound asleep, catching up… Continue Reading “Good morning.”

Be your own source of happiness

We are almost settled in. Our small amount of furniture is all in place and our belongings along with our little treasures/decorations have found their spots in the house. There is still this feeling of being lost in this larger place that I am… Continue Reading “Be your own source of happiness”

Getting off the road

After almost 3 years of living on the road, moving from town to town, we’ve finally decided to settle down for a year or so in a adorable little trailer home, here on Saturna Island. We are heavy hearted to be getting out of… Continue Reading “Getting off the road”

Because pizza makes people happy.

Living on a small island means eating fresh pizza isn’t something you have access to on a Monday night. Unless you make it yourself. We might not have a pizza shop but the general store definitely has everything you need to make an awesome… Continue Reading “Because pizza makes people happy.”

Quit your desk job

I remember like it was yesterday, I was sitting at my desk in Gatineau, Quebec, wearing a suits, wondering what the heck I was doing with my life. I had dropped out of college, landed on a “great opportunity” job as an admin, and… Continue Reading “Quit your desk job”

Winter on a rain shadowed Island

It’s now the middle of winter, the ground is covered with a mix of mud, fresh grass and blossoming flowers. Roses bushes are beginning to bloom and the locals are getting their gardens beds ready for this spring. The west coast has been treating… Continue Reading “Winter on a rain shadowed Island”

Being a female, traveling carpenter.

As I was growing up, l had the stereotypical idea that by the age of 25 I would be married, working in an office, have a house, kids and in general be settled down near my family. I am now 25, move about twice… Continue Reading “Being a female, traveling carpenter.”

Make yourself at home 🏡

Counter extension Personally, I am someone who loves to cook big meals and living in a motor, has not always made that easy. It took me a while to adapt to not having any counter space. I would usually just put my large cutting… Continue Reading “Make yourself at home 🏡”

Change of plans

It’s been a while since I took the time write about what’s going on work wise for us, so let me get you in the loop. Before the holidays, we finished the footing on the ocean front here on Saturna Island. Now I won’t… Continue Reading “Change of plans”

Thank you …

Let’s take a minute to thank the dads, husbands, boyfriends and brothers. Take a minute to thank your bosses, foremen,supervisors and co-workers. Some of us are lucky to have certain men by our side to teach us ,defend us and support us. I’ve had… Continue Reading “Thank you …”

You might not have known.

You had an interview with her and wondered why she was so anxious. You might not know that she has been turned down from every other application. You wondered why she took things so seriously. You might not know how many people took her… Continue Reading “You might not have known.”

From me to him.

From me to him. You had no right. You had no right to say those things. You had no right to make me feel like I was less. You had no right to touch me. You had no right to make me feel so… Continue Reading “From me to him.”

So far on Saturna Island

It’s been just over a month now that we are living on a beautiful Vineyard on Saturna Island. The sunrises along with the sunsets behind the ocean and mountain view’s have not been disappointing. Our days at work have been a beautiful balance of… Continue Reading “So far on Saturna Island”

Pouring concrete forms

Here’s a short video for you all of what a day of pouring concrete footings look like on Saturna Island. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get updates on the amazing custom house we are getting ready to build here on Saturna Island

For our daughter’s daughters

Let me justify why I’m doing all of this. Why am I writing these blogs, why I work my a** off and what I’m hoping for the futur of the industry. I grew up in a world where there was jobs “for women” and… Continue Reading “For our daughter’s daughters”

My biggest challenges

Physically Let’s talk about the 3 biggest challenges I’ve had to face to become a carpenter so far. Not saying they are the only ones, but definitely the ones that took the longest for me to get through. So I’m about 5’6” and weight… Continue Reading “My biggest challenges”

Treat yourself

  After living in a motorhome for 2 years, it’s good to remember to treat yourself. Don’t give me wrong, I love the Rv life, but a big cozy bed and unlimited hot water is definitely nice once in while. So on Thursday night,… Continue Reading “Treat yourself”

It gets easier

Now trust me when I say, I know this job isn’t always easy as a women. When we wake up, we don’t get to put on our new favorite outfit, doing our hair is useless, we don’t get home smelling like flowers, our nails… Continue Reading “It gets easier”

A summer in Canada’s surf town.

This pass summer, Derick and I had the opportunity to live in Uclulet, Bc. It was honestly a dream come true to have found this job in may, when everything was shutting down on Vancouver Island because of COVID 19. As soon as we… Continue Reading “A summer in Canada’s surf town.”

Long story short

A lot has changed since I last wrote anything on here . To start off, the bus project has been put on pause. We decided this when last spring when we had moved to Squamish and unfortunately faced some major financial issues due to… Continue Reading “Long story short”

Strip it down

So obviously before starting to build our dream home, we had to rip everything out, and I mean EVERYTHING. The flooring, the ceiling and the windows. Considering the fact that winters will get cold , which means lots of condensation, we wanted to insulate… Continue Reading “Strip it down”