Wednesday, 11 April 2018

My Year 2017- Stephen Wack

On Monday, I posted about the Humboldt Broncos and how the team was involved in a tragic accident on Friday. One of the players who passed away, Stephen Wack, was also a videographer. On March 19, the last time he posted YouTube, he posted a video "My Year 2017", which you can see below. He was obviously a multi-talented young man. I love that this video captures highlights from his life in 2017, as well as showcase his talent. 

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Hey, It's Ok
With Amber from Airing My Dirty Laundry

To be heartbroken for the Humboldt Broncos- their team, community, family, billets, friends, volunteers. We are all Broncos. We stand with you, we support you, we mourn with you. 

That I finally have my laptop back. I was having issues for a few weeks, but a new hard drive- thankfully- was all I needed. 

To not like Roseanne (TV show). I know people say it's funny and a great show. I don't get it...I don't find it's even a little boring. 

That I had a great time in Ottawa last week. It was a work trip, so I was busy. It was nice to see colleagues, have a quick visit with my cousin, and had a number of successful meetings. I also met the cutest guy as I was crossing the street. 

Monday, 9 April 2018

We Are All Broncos

Since the inception of this blog, Dreams and Colour, I have posted a quote on (most) Mondays. Usually a quote that either reflected on what currently going on in my life, or a quote to focus on for the week. I have spent the past few days thinking about a quote to post today that would capture my thoughts and feelings, and/or be the perfect tribute to the Humboldt Broncos. 

I have come up empty handed. Like all of Canada and the hockey world, I am struggling to find the words. So, instead of a quote I decided to post a couple of images.

On Friday, the Humboldt Broncos were on their way to Game 5 of a playoff series when the team bus was involved in a devastating accident. 29 people were on board and- as of this writing- 15 have died. The remaining 14 people are all injured. One of the players is currently on life support so his organs can be donated. Among the deceased are the head coach, team captain, and the radio broadcaster. You can learn more about members of the Broncos here.

Hockey teams from the NHL, AHL, ECHL, NCAA, and other leagues came together to show their support for the Humboldt Broncos- moments of silence, special tributes, donating proceeds from 50/50 draws. A number of teams- both in the NHL and other leagues- gathered at centre ice to show unity and support for the Broncos; united in tragedy, united in hockey, united as a team.

My heart hurts for this team, community, family, friends, billets, volunteers. In Canada, practically all communities are close-knit hockey towns. Teams are ingrained in our identity and community pride. The teams unity and give back to our communities. Canada hurts and mourns with Humboldt. We are embracing Humboldt and sending love, thoughts and prayers.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up to support players and families affected.

I'm going to end this post with blank space. The space can be a moment of silence, a place for thoughts, a tribute to the team and community, a spot for everything unsaid and things that have yet to be said.

Humboldt, we stand with you. We are all Broncos.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

White Willow February 2018 Review

I have been subscribing to White Willow Box, a Canadian lifetsyle subscription box, for a few years now and it is still one of my all time favourite subscription boxes! Boxes are $49.95 each (plus tax and shipping) and ships every other month. There is still time to sign up for the April box, and White Willow currently ships to both Canad and the US. 

Each box contains 4-5 full size and sample size beauty, fashion, home decor, and other lifestyle products. White Willow curates beautiful and unique boxes, with quality products. 

Here's what was included in the February 2018 box:

  • 1000 Roses Floral Toner by Andalou Naturals Certified Organic and made with fair trade ingredients, this product tones, moisturizes, and refreshes your skin. The mist has a rose scent, and I am not a fan of rose, but I love how hydrating it is on my overly parched skin.
    Retail Value $17
  • Quilted Cross Body Purse Curated in two colours- black and beige- this faux leather purse can be worn over the shoulder or cross body, thanks to an adjustable strap, I love the quilted patterned, and I, surprisingly, don't own a cross body bag. I really love this! This is the first purse that White Willow has included in one of their boxes.
    Retail Value $37
  • Rose Flower Mask by Kocostar There are a total of 12 patches that can be applied anywhere on your body for extra moisture. I most likely going to use this on my face, as I LOVE sheet masks. I think it's interesting that these are 'petals' instead of a traditional sheet mask.
    Retail Value $7
  • 4-Piece Box of Handcrafted Chocolates by Karat Chocolate Boutique
How beautiful are these chocolates?! Too pretty to eat, but they are also mouthwatering! Handcrafted in Okanagan Valley, the four flavours are:
Merlot, Cherry, Black Current
Riesling Ice Wine
Chocolate Lava
Creme Caramel
Retail Value $9
  • Square Gold Lips Dish/Trinket Tray Super cute! White Willow has included items like this before, but I really don't mind because they are all so different in the way they look. This can be used as a catch all, jewelry dish, small serving dish, candy dish, and it can be displayed in so many different rooms in your home. This is a versatile piece!
    Retail Value $19
The February 2018 box has a retail value of $89 CAD, While White Willow is never a high value box, the value is always worth more than I pay. I also love the variety of products- beauty, fashion, home decor, and food were all represented in this box. They do a great job of encompassing "lifestyle" and I can't wait to see what's included in their April box!