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‘Tis the season…. And it has been hectic… I have been pretty social on instagram, see below for a couple of my most recent shots (which has a LOT of New York reminiscing going on!!) Follow me and keep in touch!! I love it!!

So here are a couple of things that we have been SUPER busy with – getting our basement bathroom tiled and finished (hoping to paint and install new toilet this weekend!). We need a useable bathroom before the rents arrive here next week!!

So, we have family over for Christmas!! SUPER excited!! Our temperatures have been frigid (understatement of the YEAR!), but they can thank their lucky stars that it seems to be warming up for their arrival… I’m sorry, what I meant to say was that it will be warming up from Friday, just in time for their arrival next week…!! Today is freakin freezing!!

We are going to take them to the mountains – so definitely tune in on instagram for some pretty photos!! My AMAZING hubby brought me a Sony Alpha A6300 mirrorless camera for my birthday!! I took it on our trip to NY and it definitely made travel “lighter”!! I also upgraded my phone (hellooooo Samsung Galaxy S7!!). This is important because now I can wirelessly send photos from my camera to my phone… en voila!! The result is some pretty amazing instagram photos!!

As it is Christmas season with tons of specials, I took good use of this opportunity to catch up on some albums (because I LOVE seeing my photos come to life!!). Although I haven’t shared much of this with you, I have enjoyed the last few trips by paging through my GORGEOUS albums!!! (Intervention has been performed by hubby… apparently enough is enough now!!) 😉

I know there are a few things that I wanted to get done before the rents arrive… but oh well!! We’ll just not mention that and all should be good!!

Work has also been kind-of nuts!! It’s that ever popular end-of-year crunch!! (I am writing this while we are in a lull waiting for some last-minute proposal reviews to come through!!…. EEEeeek!!) Crunch time…. Only a couple more days to go!! Have I mentioned that I am excited?? 😀

The dogs are doing well as well!! I’m pretty sure they just sleep throughout the day… and then take out their energy on us when it is time to wind down…. but we love them!! Hhhhmmmm…. I wish I was with them right now…. I could use their fluffy cuddles and snores!!

Oh well!! Follow along on instagram!! I’m hoping to share some basement upgrades with you soon… but it won’t be untill after the new year!! In which case Merry Christmas to all you people!! Stay warm, stay safe!! And have a great time!! 😀 <3

Grand Central Station – NYC

Grand Central Station is undoubtedly one of the busiest and most beautiful stations in the world. Of course a visit to New York City won’t be complete without a stop at Grand Central. The activity in this place is SUPER CRAZY!!! You really just want to stand in the corner and admire the fact that everyone in the station is in a rush to reach their end destination.grand central station - NYC grand central station - NYC

We walked around for a while admiring the roof, the architecture of the building and savouring the fact that we were indeed standing in the iconic Grand Central Station. We found a spot that allowed for a moment of standing still and grabbing a couple of shots. I also found this great article about the clocks at this station – which is always wrong!!! But for a good reason!! The clock pictured below is estimated to be worth more that $10 million USD – this is likely because of the four faces of the clock is made of opal.grand central station - NYC grand central station - NYC

Can you spot me in the photo above?? I just love this photo!!grand central station - NYC grand central station - NYC grand central station - NYC

Flatiron Building, New York City

The Flatiron Building on Manhatten is one of the most iconic buildings in the city. Located on Broadway and Fifth Avenue it stand 21 storeys tall. It was originally called the Fuller Building but, you guessed it, because of its shape, locals started calling it the Flatiron Building. The name stuck, and now the whole area (i.e. Flatiron District) is named after this building.Flatiron Building hooplahappiness.com Flatiron Building hooplahappiness.com

The Flatiron Building is gorgeous, unique, eye-catching and captivating. It is not a tall building, but I was surprised by the detail the embelish the facade. As a bonus it is right across from a pretty park and a super small little market!! Really a great tourist spot – oh but look out for the traffic. Actually, always, everywhere in New York, look out for the traffic – those people drive like maniacs!!!

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We just returned from an awesome trip to New York City!! New York Hooplahappiness.com

A couple days before the trip my hubby surprised me with an early birthday gift… And I mean way early, as my birthday is November!! A Sony A6300 mirrorless camera!! I was (still am) stoked about it!! It made a world of difference on this trip to not lug around my heavy, bulky Canon 6D around!! I still have to figure out some tweaks that comes with upgrading to a new camera, but I am getting there slowly but surely!!

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I will share some photos (and stories/tips) of this gorgeous vacation with you soon!!

Crescent Falls, Alberta


Crescent Falls has long been on my list of places I wanted to visit. It wasn’t until recently that I made the effort to find out exactly where Crescent Falls is located!! So close to home – It was a no-brainer… We would visit Crescent Falls in the very near future!!

We took our dutch friends to the mountains for the weekend, and man, was it a good weekend for hikes and waterfalls!!! So beautiful!! Here are a couple photos from our stop at Crescent Falls!!

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