The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Monday, May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013


Despite the hail (yes, HAIL!) we managed to create an amazing transformation on Mom's balcony! What a joy to bring in this refresh and all those gorgeous colours she loves so much - and especially to watch her enjoy it!


It was so wonderful to make Mom happy with flowers and her newly decorated balcony for Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

May 12, 2013: Rewind


I love being able to do this rewind on Mother's Day! It's a chance to celebrate the wonderful line of women we come from: Grandma, Mom and Auntie Laima. We are truly blessed. (PS The Power of Three)

 photo 20130511MomasaBabywithGrandmaandherfather_zpsdd01d9f5.jpg

Happy Mother's Day to Mom! I thought it might be fun to celebrate with a baby picture of her :)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

May 11, 2013


On the way to feed Gobo, I had a chance to visit with Norman! I was delighted that he came out for an enthusiastic cuddle despite the wet from the rain!
 photo 20130510Divergent2_zpsd41dfb44.jpg

I've been on a bit of a reading break (not quite on purpose and I certainly want to break it!), and I finally have with finishing Divergent by Veronica Roth. It was easy to sink into and quite a page turner, although I ended up not liking it as much as I anticipated. I *did* like the fact that I finished it though.

Friday, May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013


What an awesome day! It was so great to hang out together and hear so many amazing stories about Mom, Auntie Laima and Grandma. I loved looking at all of these pictures - and being gifted with our Latvian names! What a treat.

 photo 20130509GrandmaMomandAuntieLaima_zps920ccb71.jpg


It was lovely to spend time hearing family stories and looking at lots of pictures with Mom and Auntie Laima, and they are both in this pic with Grandma :)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

May 9, 2013

 photo 20130508CoffeeandJournalling1_zps33599517.jpg

It was nice to take a bit of a break in the morning to head out for a coffee and do some journalling (and now I know the Canadian spelling of this possible non-word of journalling has 2 l's!). It was really good to get out and get writing.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May 8, 2013


It was so great to get down to the beach with Jason. We had an awesome walk and talk. I can't remember the last time we got some sister-brother time like this! What a joy!

 photo 20130507zusefor8thDryingoutPhone2_zps4c45f0ed.jpg

This is the dry-out of after my phone going DUNKED into my tea. The crazy thing is I totally saw a premonition of it happening, I moved my phone to where I thought it was out of harms way, and it still got dunked. The good news is, that after it dried out it still works. Phew.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May 7, 2013


It was great to get out and about together - including to one of my favourite spots for lunch and, of course, one of Suzie the Foodie's favourite spots - Kitchen Stuff Plus!

 photo 20130507TTCTime_zpscaca775a.jpg

The Ridlers take over!

Monday, May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013


I love that we are having a chance to hang out all together. It's been such a long time and I cherish every single moment.

 photo 20130506DeadliestCatchS9PurchasedoniTunes_zpsffd9add1.jpg

I caved and bought Deadliest Catch Season 9 on iTunes. After cutting cable it's one of the 3 shows that just wasn't available online (along with The Walking Dead and Ultimate Fighter). Jamie sweetly taped it for me, but I couldn't wait any longer to see what happens to the guys this year. I don't love the digital version on iTunes though as you can only used it on i-Ish devices, but I needed to try it to see if I liked it. I'll keep researching how to make it work for me.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Rewind: May 5, 2013


This slide is the perfect argument for the value of keeping fuzzy pictures. What a joy to re-experience this moment. Suzie, you are such a happy panda! And Shannon, of course, you are moving, LOL! What treasures.

 photo 20130506STTNGre-watchcontinues9_zps43e81867.jpg


Okay, this is a bit of an odd rewind, but it kind of fits! After about a month or so off of my Star Trek: The Next Generation re-watch I came back to it, and I didn't even really realized the time I took off was during watching the films with TNG cast for my film rewatch. So much Star Trek, everywhere!!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

May 4, 2013


Oh, it was so great to sit down and get totally absorbed in the finale to Big Brother Canada! With all the cheering, jumping and yelling, I'm pretty sure we were channeling Dad watching hockey!

 photo 20130503KijijiworkingonsellingWDStix_zpsc9dc72b7.jpg


So many things can be new experiences, like trying to figure out how to use Kijiji and Craigslist to sell tickets! Good think I write good, adaptable text for offers when they don't want dups! Too bad the site when down for a bit, but I guess we all need breaks :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

May 3, 2013


And here he is! What a joy to have Jason here - and to have a family brunch! It's been so very long since we've all been together. It fills my heart. I love you all so much!

 photo 20130504FamilyBreakfastatJamies3_zps67db9d40.jpg


Waffle-y, awesome, family breakfast!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

May 2, 2013


Shifting and reorganizing to make room for a very special guest this week!

 photo 20130501DeepSouthParanormal-Titlecard2_zpsa9a513df.jpg


I was, shall we say more than a little skeptical of the new show Deep South Paranormal, when I first watched the trailer. But after watching it, I was so impressed by the approach being very kind to the paranormal that won me over. I think there was a line about reaching out to help lonely spirits and lost ghosts that totally got me.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May 1, 2013


Justin and I went to a local pub to celebrate our dating anniversary. And look who was there to celebrate with us - Toronto's former mayor! How kind of him to stop by :)

 photo 20130429AroundtheHouse2_zpse23d2865.jpg


Bit of a quieter day at home, too bad the cat got too exciting and/or I held him too long and wow really caught me with his nails. Note to self: when the cat wants to go, let him go!