Snow in Vancouver?!

Vancouver Got A Snow Day!

If you don’t already know, I am from Vancouver BC, Canada. When most people think of Canada they think of maple flavoured snacks, extra polite people, and snow… lots and lots of snow! Well in Vancouver we don’t see a whole lot of it. Usually once every winter we will get snow but it either doesn’t stick to the ground or doesn’t last longer than a day. Our city definitely does not fit with the rest of the country as far as the harsh winters go. Being someone who drives, I am generally very okay with that. Due to the fact that we don’t experience very much snow, as a city we all kind of forget how to human when it does snow. That can make driving seriously dangerous. It is funny though how crazy everyone gets.

Fast forward to this past week, and Vancouver’s weather game has changed! We got quite a large dumping of snow last Monday and it made the roads crazy, schools close and some businesses as well. Seriously, I’m not kidding about forgetting how to human – 3 inches of snow and we close schools. It’s comical, and makes me love this city even more. However, we assumed that would be our snow fall for the season and we enjoyed it while we had it. Turns out we were in for an even bigger snow storm than our city has seen in years. It hit early Friday morning and lasted all throughout Saturday morning.

Generally I am a big scrooge about snow; it makes the world look beautiful but the obstacle it creates for getting around can be very stressful. This time around I decided to take advantage of its beauty, so my friend Kristen and I ventured out to get some winter-esque photos!

Go figure, a few hours later the storm got worse and I ended up sliding diagonally down a snowy street. Then I proceeded to get myself stuck in the centre of the road. Needless to say it gave me an insane bout of anxiety, I was late for work and I didn’t have access to my car for 3 days. I am so glad we got some great photos, and it was a refreshing change from all the rain we’ve been getting (2 months non-stop of rain, I’m not even kidding), but I am grateful that I don’t live somewhere with a lot of snow because I don’t think I could handle it.

Below are some of the photos that we took. We went out on two separate days and these are just a few. I plan on sharing some more in future posts! Hope you enjoy 🙂

What is the weather like where you live?

Thanks for reading,

xo Sara

Photos of me are taken by my friend Kristen, you can find her photography instagram page here: @ksbphotography

All other photos are taken by me.

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Gotta have my Starbs, always!

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This is one of my favourites!

 

 

Pumpkin Patch Fun!

I spent the day at the pumpkin patch with a friend of mine the other week, and it was such a blast! I haven’t been to a pumpkin patch since elementary school and I thought I’d be too old for it now; but if we’re being honest here… do we ever get TOO old for big pumpkins and farm animals?! I think not!DSCN0485 (2)

Of course we had to get some cutesy photos! What would the day be without it? Fall has never been my favourite season, I’ve always been more of a Summer girl—but how can I resist the colours?! It really brightens up any photo which really makes me swoon.
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I am not much of a pumpkin carver myself, but I want to try using glue and glitter to make them super cute! I’ve seen it done by people all over the internet and I think it looks really fun! I especially want to try it on the mini pumpkins, to make a really cute Fall centre piece! The little ones are just so ADORABLE!
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Once we finished with our pumpkin patch adventure, we went to a park to steal some leaves! I know you must be wondering.. why?
Well my friend has an active instagram account for her pups, and she needed some Autumnal photos for her followers viewing pleasure. However, with the pups running about in her backyard, the grass has turned to sand and the trees aren’t leafy. SO because I am such a fantastic friend, I brought her to a park with an overabundance of leaves, and we filled up bags to our hearts content and brought them over to her house for a doggie photo shoot! What could be more fun?! I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of the beautiful trees before we left!
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IMG_3525 (2)My boyfriend thinks these photos are absolutely ridiculous and very staged! I will tell you one thing, the pumpkins are staged… the dogs — completely candid! Love these pooches though!

Thanks for reading!!

xo Sara

Weekend Getaway!

This past Wednesday (September 30) my boyfriend and I celebrated 5 years together! We decided to take a trip up to Kelowna, BC for the weekend and get away to spend time together. We have taken quite a few trips over the last couple of years, but this one was one of the absolute best! It was very spontaneous as we only planned it out less than a week before, and it was very much relaxed which made it even better. The main reason we went up there was to visit Kangaroo Creek Farm, which is literally a kangaroo petting zoo. I saw it online and I also knew a few people who had been, and the second I heard about it I knew I had to go! I mean… petting kangaroos… what can be any better than that?!

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Royal Private Residence Club

So we booked a hotel and packed our bags and ventured out for our 4 hour drive up to Kelowna. I love road trips! There is something so freeing about listening to loud music with the windows down with someone you love. After a few pit stops for coffee, gas and food we made it to our destination, or so I thought. It turns out, the basic, affordable hotel that I had thought we were staying at was not where we were headed! Ryan actually surprised me by booking a really fancy hotel for us for the night called Royal Private Residence Club and it was freaking amazing! I absolutely love surprises, but it takes a lot to actually surprise me because I am a really good guesser! Almost every birthday or Christmas gift Ryan has gotten me I have guessed before he has even bought it! However, he got me this time! I was so surprised and it was so sweet of him to do, it really made the whole weekend!

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The view from our room
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View from the rooftop pool

We were on the top floor and our room had a huge patio and a breathtaking view of the water. We went out there almost every hour just to look at the sky as it changed colours and take it all in. There was also a roof top pool and hot tub that we got to enjoy which was so relaxing and beautiful! The hotel even put out champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for us to celebrate our 5 years!
We spent the afternoon wandering the streets of Kelowna and appreciating the sights, because man were they something special!IMG_3189 It really is a gorgeous place! We had coffee, we talked and we enjoyed each other’s company, then we had dinner and settled in for the night with a Netflix movie. (We watched the Imitation Game and it was great!). The day really could not have been more perfect.

Sunday was the main event we’d been waiting for… KANGAROOS! The kangaroo farm was everything I could have hoped for and then some. Ryan got some real cuddles with one of the roo’s and he also happened to be the SOFTEST one there. IMG_3289 It was pretty wonderful. You’re only supposed to pet them on the back, so the fact that he literally climbed into Ryan’s lap and nuzzled into him made it even cuter! I also waited my turn in line to hold a baby kangaroo and it was the best thing ever. Seriously, everyone needs to hold a baby kangaroo.

After all of the stress and emotions I have been feeling over the past month, this trip was exactly what I needed to refresh. I can’t say enough good things about it and I just wish I could do it all over again! Needless to say, being back at work just isn’t doing it for me!

Thanks for letting me share this with you!

xo Sara

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