office tour!

I cleaned up my office today and started snapping pics.  Then I figured, why not share my happy place with all of you!?  I spend 3/4 of my day in here, working away.  I painted it a super bright turquoise for two reasons... One, because it's my favourite colour (duh!), and two, because it is a HAPPY colour! It's strange how colours can affect your mood isn't it?  I wanted the room I spend the majority of my time in to be a HAPPY PLACE!  I read somewhere that blue tones make you lose weight... not sure if that's the truth or not but if it is, all the more reason to paint in blues!  This is my favourite room of the house! Enjoy my little photo tour and don't forget to enter my giveaway for a $25 shop credit!


Sunday, Lazy Sunday...

Dustin and I went to check out what was available at the garden center earlier. We found an awesome apple tree that grows four different kinds of apples... yes FOUR! I had never heard of this before, and didn't even know it was possible haha. We were set to bring it home but changed our minds as we were leaving. I'm kinda wishing we picked it up now... oh well!

After that, we visited this cute little consignment shop that is located in a super old log house that must be about 100 years old. It's the coolest location and when you walk inside you can just feel how old it is! Exposed wood beams, narrow staircase, a cricketty old wood floor. I love it!

Does anyone else remember those crazy little fluffy haired clowns?!  That totally brought back some memories for me... I used to collect those when I was little!  

We picked up a few other fun things, like a badminton net and "outdoor sport set" (lol) for our company next weekend. It is Canada Day after all you know ;)  It's like our 4th of July.

On the way home I spotted a license plate that made me chuckle...

Perfect for a convertible!!! (although, I'm pretty sure the X with the S at the end makes it read as "rainsuck's" haha, but whatever floats your boat...).

Can I also just tell you how excited I am that Canada Post has been forced back to work!! WOOWOO!!! That means mail should be resuming tomorrow (edit: Tuesday), which means I can start shipping orders again and we can finally hear back about Dustin's immigration status!  SO EXCITED!!!

How did you spend the weekend!?


A chair makeover...

This chair was in my family for as long as I can remember, and it was always hideous.  It had the ugliest forest green velvet make-do seat on it, and was not even usable due to a broken frame. This picture was taken after I furiously ripped off the old nasty seat, and spent about 2 hours fixing the frame so it was sturdy once again. 

After sanding and painting, it needed a new seat.  I grabbed whatever cushioning I could find, and created this one with some super cute fabric that was stolen from a wrap sweater I once created.  Nail head studs were added to finish it all off.

This old chair now has a fresh outlook on life, and will last twice as long.  Not only does it look cute and fit my decor, but I can actually SIT IN IT!


wednesday is for... weddings?

Some inspiration for our wedding...  I'm really into this forest wedding idea...


Dear Canada Post Union...

You are really making it hard to like you right now. I would always get excited about picking up the mail... mostly because I order a million things a week... but you just HAD to strike during one of the most important mail deliveries I've been waiting for.

You see, I've been waiting for this particular letter for almost three years now.  It is the response from Immigration Canada regarding my fiance's permanent resident status.  After all of the applications and the waiting... and re-doing lost applications... and more waiting...  I finally got notice that they had reached a decision and would be mailing me that decision earlier this month.

Well, thanks to you, Canada Post Union, my future with the love of my life is currently tied up somewhere in your mail system for an unknown amount of time.  

So, thanks for meddling with other people's lives, for no reason, all because you are unhappy with your employment crap. Here's a good idea... if you are unhappy at your job, QUIT!


mustache love

If you haven't read my about me page, you might not know that Dustin is a US citizen who has been trying to get his permanent residency here since... forever it seems.  The most frustrating part? He only lived right across the border from me. A couple hour car ride and that's it. We've been waiting on this so he can get a job, we can get married, and we can have a honeymoon somewhere OUTSIDE of Canada.

The other most frustrating part? They give applicants who apply for their PR card from outside of Canada first priority and they are usually able to live here within 2 months from submitting their application.  How does this make any sense? Here we are, a happy in love couple, a guy who WANTS to be able to contribute to the country he's been LIVING in for almost 3 years, yet it takes so long.  I mean, he's already here!  Give him his card dammit!

Of course the strike has to happen at the exact same time we're supposed to hear back. It's almost laughable in a way... like one last kick in the balls to end it right.  Anyways, we still don't even know what the decision is... so please cross your fingers and toes that it's good news and we can stop all of this w a i t i n g . . . .



A Walk Through The Woods

I love my backyard. It's a forest. Walking through it is so calming.  The inner kid in me is so tempted to see if I could make it across those fallen trees to get to the other side of the river (hehe).  and of course how can I not love that little face waiting for my return!
boots: jeffrey campbell.
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