Nicole and Rachel stirring Buffy
Rachel filling Lustre. Sad face because she hates Lustre.
Happy face because she is a good actress.
Freshly made Sugar Scrubs, containing FRESH FRESH ginger and fennel to ward off the lumpies.
Street art in Kensington
The happiest chicken I've ever seen.
Gift wrap en Francais? MAIS OUI!!!
Making Spacegirl bath bomb with Rosie.
Whatever this is, you can't do it here.
Words cannot describe how badly I wanted to dive into this massive pile of biodegradable packing peanuts.
This is Tracy. She is my boss. Sometimes she thugs out.
Rachel and I were very serious about taking a photo of each other through the gift-wrapping machine.
The gift room crew. They were the most fun EVER.
French labels in Distro. WOOOO!!!!!
This handmade cake made me cry. As a baker, I know how much love went into it. Our Lush hosts were so welcoming and kind...this preggo got super emo and had to leave the room.
On our last full day in Toronto I realized that we were near a Great Lake I had not seen in years.
So some girls and I took the train down to the lakefront and took a walk on the (very cold) shore.
A boat. (a boat WHAT???)
I showed this photo to Brian and he said, 'That duck looks French.'
So, for your viewing pleasure...a French duck.
Nicole looking wistfully across the lake.
My Target boots held up well.
Nicole and me.
This deserves and explanation, because it sums up this girl so wonderfully:
Okay, so Rachel K...my roomie...a fellow believer and married lady. An all around fantastic person. With this incredibly wicked sense of humor. I fell a little bit in love with her during the trip.
While Nicole and I were having our mini-photo shoot, Rachel very kindly grabbed all our shopping bags so that we could get going (it was COLD). I asked her why she had them all, and she replied, 'Well, I just want to look like a crazy bag lady for a minute.'.
I began laughing hysterically and directing her to the nearest trash can to pretend to pick through it.
She was game. And that is why she is awesome.
Toronto is grey.
I left this city and country with a newfound appreciation for the products I sell (and a little bit of PTSD regarding them as well). I learned a lot about my coworkers-got to know some of them better, and for that I am truly grateful.
Many thanks to Lush for the trip, for the staff that helped us win, and most of all, to the Woodfield staff that stayed behind and held down the fort while we were gone. Many thanks to my in-laws for their help with childcare and to my amazing husband for supporting me in this. None of this could have happened without the support of everyone.
Thank you times a million.