day of the dead

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The Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos) is a very unique holiday. It originated in Mexico and is widely celebrated in┬áLatin America and the United States. Call me clueless, but I never knew anything about this holiday – I don’t think it made it to the list of celebrations from around the world that we studied in grade 4.

I did find myself intrigued by the growing popularity of sugar skull designs and make-up, though. They were popping up everywhere: on screen printed clothing and party supplies, on my Facebook newsfeed, and most notably on Pinterest Halloween costume boards.

For years I wondered: what is this absurd, beautiful, morbid trend with skeletons that’s on the rise? Continue reading “day of the dead”


One + Four = Life: Snail Mail, Decor and Friendship

I’m currently writing this from the car, on the way to the Toronto airport. Unfortunately, it isn’t me that’s boarding the plane, but it does have me dreaming of faraway places. Before getting too far ahead of myself with wishful thinking, visualization and plan making, it’s time to reflect on the great things that happened this week. Continue reading “One + Four = Life: Snail Mail, Decor and Friendship”

One + Four = Life: Scenery, Sweets, & Special People

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After the excitement of Weekends Past, this week was low-key. We had our Quinlan-Lummiss engagement celebration dinner with our families on Monday. Of course, I never seem to take pictures of the important things. After that, I was pretty much out of commission from Tuesday-Friday with work and a debilitating headache. Here’s what I did manage to capture: Continue reading “One + Four = Life: Scenery, Sweets, & Special People”