Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Uniform

Just wanted to show off some of my Palm Springs finds from this year (& last)! I think it's safe to say that nothing in this outfit was over $40.00. Unfortunately, that means it was all likely discontinued and you will never find it again, so tough luck if you like something I'm wearing!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz, “Ask the LORD your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.”
But Ahaz said, “I will not ask; I will not put the LORD to the test.”
Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of humans? Will you try the patience of my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fun with Fabric

I've been playing fabric for the last few weeks, cutting strips from a large collection of scraps, and sewing them together. I don't know what I'm making....probably a cozy (for those not in the know, a cozy is a tv watching/magazine reading/everything blanket!) Gran would be so proud of me!!


Today our back splash is being installed. Guess who just had to order one more sheet of tile? 

I even measured! Twice! Sheet!

(But what's done looks fantastic and I can't wait to show you!)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

New ARt, PaRt 2

I have more art to share with you! I really did NOT mean to leave it this long (believe it or not, that last art post was the end of August!). 

More pretty stuff to hang on my walls!

First up, this awesome rendering of our house!! Back in the summer, through a friend of a friend, we were lucky enough to get a yard & garden consultation from Andrea Gibb, who is just starting up her business, Robben Landscape Design. Anyway, in addition to the incredible garden plan and plant list that Andrea provided, she also did two renderings of our house! I got the front house rendering framed at Michaels, because how could I not? I love this little treasure. It's hanging at the top of our stairs, and I smile every time I see it! 

I found this whole set up at MCC, I think for around 8 bucks. I spray painted the existing frame black, and viola! A cute little winter water colour scene!

This last idea came from another blog I read. It's super simple - dollar store shadow box, fabric scrap and a fortune cookie fortune from this past summer. Oh, and a thumbtack! My fortune says: "You have artistic talent, do something creative."  So I did!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Just Checkin' In

Welp. We haven't been up to TOO much lately. Last weekend we went to Seattle and saw our friends Jennifer & Eddie. We had a great time! Walked around and ate and talked and looked at stuff. Hmm....sounds a lot like what we did in Toronto!! Super fun relaxing time, minus the part where the check engine light in our car came on. Boo. Dan got it all fixed up though, and it's all good now. 

This is my sneaky photo that I took in a store. They always frown upon that! We stopped at the Seattle outlets on the way home, and Dan got a vest - can you guess which colour he picked?? I didn't do any browsing for myself, since I have a girls shopping trip to Palm Springs coming up soon! Can't wait to see the sun and feel some warmth on my skin!

In other news, I have started my Christmas list! (Michael, this is an indicator that you too should start compiling a list. NOW!) If you want to see it (it's short so far!), follow the link below! Parents/family, I'll try to keep updating as I think of things....not that I NEED a present, but it's just fun! 

It's over there on the side too! To the right! 

Over & Out!