Posted by danielle on April 27th, 2009. Filed under: Recent Posts.

Hi Internet! It’s been a while.

April was been a really busy month.

A few weeks ago I turned another year older and to celebrate we took a road trip to Pittsburgh. I know it doesn’t sound like the ideal romantic getaway destination but we has a few reasons for choosing this location.

The main purpose for the trip was to see Fallingwater, a summer home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s. It was built over a waterfall, hence the name. It was truly a remarkable place, designed inside and out with all of the unique and thoughtful touches that the architect is known for.


Like most of out vacations we also did some shopping. We stopped by the famous Grove City outlets and then the retail area near our hotel where I paid $5.50 for a pair of shoes at DSW from the original price of $100! I don’t mean to brag but I’m the queen of bargains (or cheapness…).

Another highlight of the trip was a visit to a Trader Joe’s store where I cleaned them out of Rice Pasta Macaroni and Cheese. It’s the next best thing to Kraft Dinner for people who don’t eat wheat. I just discovered this amazing product in February and unfortunately, the Trader Joe’s chain hasn’t made it to Canada yet (or even near the border) so I will have plan more trips stateside as my supply gets depleted.

Our final stop was Mount Washington to see the view of the city. We had intended to take the Duquesne Incline, but our google directions led us up the station at the top of the mountain instead. It was just as well, there wasn’t much happening up there on a cold and blustery easter Sunday so we just took in the view for a moment and started for home.


After our mini vacation I got to work preparing for the Telephone City Arts and Crafts show in Brantford last weekend. The sale went fairly well. I sold a few things and bought a few things. I also had a great table neighbour which made the slower parts of the day go by quickly.

Next on our horizon is gardening and yard work. When we moved in to our house at the end of the summer we were aware of the overgrown mess outside but choose to ignore it until now and since we didn’t have much of a yard when we lived in the townhouse it’s all fairly new to us. So far I‘ve been enjoying it though. Gardening is physically hard work, but mentally relaxing at the same time. Of course when the bulk of the trimming, weeding and planting gets done I am looking forward to fully relaxing in a chair on the deck.

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