Buzz. Kill.

  (Oh hey. Follow me on Instagram @lotsaheart) My MOST favourite holiday – of ALL the holidays – is Halloween. Yes, Halloween. I start planning a month in advance (and freak out if I start a day late). As a kid, I loved being in costume – perhaps its the drama queen in me one…

Seasons of Change

Kung Pao Chicken & Scallion Waffles w/ dipping sauce To everything turn, turn, turn goes the old song. And when it comes to keeping up with this blog, everything else in my life seems to get the priority. The seasons have changed and instead of feeling like I am hibernating, I keep getting busier! My…

Loving Life in Lac La Peche

I’m always up for an adventure. Especially small ones that I once done I can say  “been there, done that.” Enter my good friend Megan. In the past her and I have back country camped in Kejimukujik (see that blog post). In hearing that I would be in her new “neck of the woods” Ottawa,…

Picnic Party – Diner En Blanc Halifax 2017

“Is Diner En Blanc as douchey as it seems?” read one tweet. “I’ve never gone. But I think yes.” read a reply. It was this exchange that made me roll my eyes and head to the computer. It’s one thing to question something that you see happening, its another to automatically assume what its like to…

#StopWaiting

If you were to open the provincial newspaper here in Nova Scotia today, you would have seen a photo of me in my undergarments. I’m not joking. Photo Courtesy of Jenn Gregory at Halifax Boudoir Inc. I was asked to be part of a campaign between Sole Sisters Women’s Race and Halifax Boudoir Inc., launched…

Domesticating Sarah

When you walk into our home you’ll quickly note that it won’t be featured in a magazine anytime soon. The living room furniture is covered in sheets, the computer room is now in the corner of said living room and our kitchen countertops have been in the house for decades. But there are always good…

#IMadeitMonday

July, 2015. It has been awhile since I have updated this blog. I won’t lie to you: I have lost a bit of direction when it comes to Sarah Smells the Roses. Is it for cooking? Running? My own personal journal that for some reason I publish? Crafting? If you can help me out, please…

If only we could can smells, sights and sounds….

I have been on vacation for two weeks straight. Yes, that is the lead here. In February I had to cancel my week of time off because work was too busy. I understood, needed to happen. Then in March, I totally forgot I had booked a week off. Like, I asked my team two months…

Who are we singing along the road

This past weekend, on a beautiful summer day, my friend Megan and I slapped about 40 pounds of gear on our back and took to the backwoods of Kejimkujik National Park. Like, 10 kilometres into the backwoods, into the backwoods. Let me say that again, because blogs and even park rangers don’t seem to know…

#TutuPower

What do you do when you are invited to a very large tutu party? And I mean large. Saturday was the fourth annual Sole Sisters Womens Race. It happens to be Canada’s largest, womens only 5km. It also happened to be the largest tutu run race. Yes, tutus. About 2,600 purple ones to be exact. Why…