Sunday, August 24, 2014

Our Home-Outside Progress

The first thing on our to do list after moving in was to tackle the jungle outside...But being a few months pregnant didn't really help that plan too well. It also didn't help with the whole unpacking thing either, but that's a whole other story! Lucky for us, our families have been pitching in with shovels and chainsaws...My mom has been working the hardest to help us get our yard looking neater and ready to plant some prettier things! She's been amazing! Even the neighbours love her :) It still has a long way to go, but let's take a look at some of the progress she's made...

The biggest difference in the front yard was the removal of an 85 foot Spruce tree. It was a massive tree that had become tangled and grown around the hydro wires, so it had to go! The end result will be lots of flowering ground cover overflowing different sized rocks with bulbs and perhaps some ornamental grasses...the vision is still a bit blurred.




Looking back on the before photos, everything looked so lush and green, but weeds and overgrown shrubs are in fact green! The after photos show grass that has been trampled by millions of feet and shrubs that have been cut back to the ground with hope that by next year everything comes back fuller and more manageable! All a work in progress...


So what do you think so far?

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Life Lately

Well, well...hello my friends! I don't even know where to begin, where to start filling you in, where to begin to tell you where I have been for the last year...So I am going to keep it short and sweet for you and hopefully by hitting 'publish' on this post I will continue on and not disappear on you for any length of time :)

So the short and sweet part. Life happened :) Some of it was good and some of it was bad, the aftermath of that led to some changes, a lot of things to think about and rework and most recently it brought us to a new house! Just 3 short weeks ago we moved into our dream home...

Which looked like this when we first walked through in late Spring...

And on our move in date it looked like this...

Seems like we have a bit of work on our hands to bring it back to it's former glory :) But we are up for the challenge...

AND THEN....

A few weeks prior to that we found out some pretty surprising news...


We will be expecting a wee little one in February 2015! You know, cause moving with 2 kids wasn't enough! LOL....

So there you have it! Your caught up :) What have you been up to?

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Words to Live By

For those of you that need some words of encouragement...I know I need them daily.

so just be patient..
YES.happiness

From top-left to right-Her Crossroads, This LineEmily McDowell and Tumbler


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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Shop the Shop-Newly Stocked AND BLACK FRIDAY SALE!


Real quick...here's a catch up on what's been going on in my shop over the last few months! AND in lou of American Thanksgiving, I'm jumping on the Black Friday Sales bandwagon! Use code BLACK25 to receive 25% OFF everything in my shop.


The latest collection in the shop consists of a variety of necklaces. All one of a kind and all combining new and old pieces. These kinda came to be when I realized my 'overflow' drawers were really overflowing! Ends of chains, bits and piece of necklaces I took apart, a collection of beads from eons ago...they all were begging me to transform them!

Same kind of story on the hair pin sets...all one of a kind and made using reclaimed and new pieces. I've recently become quite obsessed with vintage jewelry and antique buttons...


And of course, you'll still find these super comfy, one of a kind bracelets and scarves, made from recycled t-shirts!

So what are you waiting for? Head on over before someone else get's it before you do!

Use code BLACK25 at checkout for 25% OFF!


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

My Handmade Market Setup

Just thought I would update you all with some pics from my latest craft sale...

I really had the vision in my head that I wanted a black ombre tablecloth layered over top of the pink one that I did a few months back...Well it turned out to be a bit of a DIY fail...and ended in a rather dark bluish color...of course I am a last minute girl, so blue it stayed! I'm really digging my sign though...

The antique cash register box I found proved to be the most perfect holder for my earrings...organized by color of course! 


My favorite part of the whole display was these logs. I dragged my Dad out early Thanksgiving morning to pick up some logs that we saw on the side of the road the day before...the final step involved a chain saw in the backyard, and tada! Plus, I got a few smaller ones for another project too :) The ones in the photo also got a light dusting of some gold spray paint.

Overall, it was a fabulous show! I've always stuck with the one day craft shows...but I think investing in a three day show was totally worth it!

I'm always on the look out for great craft show displays. Do you have any pins or posts that show inspiring set ups for handmade markets?

Oh, and watch for new items being added to the shop this week too!

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