Red

Red | Sophster-Toaster

I’ve always loved the way the colour red appears in old black and white movies and television. It’s the one colour that never loses its bearings in the sea of grey. Red never blends, never conforms, never fades, never seems to completely give up its saturation. Somehow, my brain still always reads it as red. Red lips, red telephones and red wagons always pop, even when the chromatic intensity of their hue has been stripped away. Let my favourite red skirt show you what I mean.

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Sweater thrifted
Skirt Steady Clothing
Stockings ModCloth
Socks Walmart
Boots L.L.Bean
Earrings Nicole Gagnon

All photos by me.

Negative Twenty

Negative Twenty | Sophster-Toaster

Winter finally arrived last weekend and she seems to be making up for lost time. We got all of December and January’s missing snow in one day and then the temperature plummeted to -20°C the next night. We went from spring-like bare ground to middle of winter snowbanks in a few hours. Pepper couldn’t be happier, though.

We walked her downtown to get doughnuts Saturday morning, went to the park Sunday morning, played fetch in the yard and have had a hard time convincing her to come or stay inside. This dog loves her snow is making up for that lost time too.

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Coat ModCloth
Pants ModCloth
Boots L.L.Bean
Socks Walmart
Hat ModCloth
Scarf knit with yarn from Michaels
Mittens Roots
Sunglasses ModCloth
Earrings ModCloth

Negative Twenty | Sophster-Toaster

All photos by me.

Road Trip

Road Trip | Sophster-Toaster

For the first time since our first Thanksgiving living together, when we were too poor to travel home, my husband and I spent the holiday weekend with just each other for company. We decided to road trip up to the family cottage to spend a cold and cloudy Thanksgiving cuddled up by the fire together.

We usually try to make the 5-6 hour car + boat ride as efficiently as possible, only stopping for tea, gas or bathroom breaks when we must, but we chose to do things differently this time. With Pepper in tow, and no one to meet at the marina, we decided to take our time and do a little exploring on the way to give Pepper a chance to pee and stretch her legs.

We stopped in Peterborough, ON to visit the highest lift lock in the world. We didn’t really know what to expect. We thought we would walk around and explore a National Historic Site while the weather held out and then hop back in the car once the dog got bored. However, shortly after arriving, we were told a boat would be coming through the lock in just a few minutes! We got to watch the lock work from both the bottom and the top, making for a very exciting stop on our little road trip.

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Coat ModCloth
Pants ModCloth
Boots L.L.Bean
Bag ModCloth

T-shirt ModCloth
Cardigan Modcloth
Necklace Emery & Opal
Barrette very old
Socks Walmart
Slippers White Noise Maker

Road Trip | Sophster-Toaster

All photos by me and Matt.