Easter is one of my favourite times of the year; aside from the weather being much more favourable, & chocolate lining store shelves, it's an occasion to reflect on the amazing power of grace.
Whenever I take a moment to think of what I would be like had I never been exposed to the forgiveness & love of my Savior, I tend to shudder & be even more thankful for how God would choose to forgive me in the most radical way.
Being humbled by the truth that God's love & sacrifice is always greater than any sin or mistake I've made is something that is worth celebrating more than in one weekend a year. It just makes any bunny or foil-wrapped piece of chocolate dim in comparison!
Well, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter! Here are some randoms from my life as of late:
My birthday came and went with a lot of sugar, buttery seafood, pretty gifts (including this book that I've been waiting to get my paws on for awhile), and spending quality time with the other half & babe.
I tried Burmese food for the first time, and it was one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten! I've been thinking about that dish ever since!
and I mentioned in a past post that I won a pair of shoes from a ShoeMint giveaway, and I decided on the pair of Heather equestrian style boots. When I received them, they were way too large around my calves (which is a problem I tend to have with boots). I thought about sending them back, but instead got them taken it!
Did you know you can hem boots to fit tighter?!
Chicken-legged ladies (like me!), rejoice!! ;)
before it was altered:
I don't know why my ankle looks broken there, but the boots fit a lot more snug (even though the terrible angle in the photo doesn't show it!) :)
While my hubby & I were perusing a gift store in a quaint area just outside our city, and I found these cute little things:
They're actually soft maps made out of material that can be crumpled up, thrown into your bag, and can flatten out when needed. Neat, eh? (sigh, the Canadian in me...). They're fittingly called Crumpled City, and would make the perfect gift for that person who refuses to give into the Siri/GPS-ways of getting about. :)
My MIL and I went to the One of a Kind show in Toronto recently, which is an exhibition for local aritsans to showcase & sell their work (they even had a neat Etsy section!)
Here are a few things that caught my eye (and taste buds!):
seriously, that apple deserves a little blurb; it was a cinnamon sugar coated caramel apple that knocked my proverbial socks off. Their retail store unfortunately is about a 2.5 hour away from me, and it only opens during the summer months (but believe me, I plan on visiting and stocking up on those $13 apples!!)
To get your sweaty palms on one, luckily they offer online orders (and with shipping costs, the apple will only cost you a whopping $20!)
How do you like them apples?? ;)
Well, thanks for reading (if you made it all the way through! ;)
Have a lovely Easter.