Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday's Finds: Part 29!

I LOVE this table so much!
How perfect is this?  I'd love to do this one day this summer.
This is such a pretty family tree.
My Mom sent me this & I love it!  Knitting AND calligraphy?  Perfect. 
It does help.  (Sometimes.)
How pretty (and delicious sounding) is this cake?  Lemon vanilla cake with fresh berries & mint.  YUM.

This video is awesome.
This week the cause on Sevenly helps orphans in China born with birth defects.  Here are a few of the item you can purchase to help an orphaned baby get surgery and find a permanent family:


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!  I love you so much.  You're the best mom ever! 
And here is probably the best photo of us ever:
Could you tell we loved the Catacombs?  hahahaha.

Friday, May 10, 2013

The List: Calligraphy

Melissa Esplin
One of the things I want to do on "THE LIST" is to learn how to do calligraphy.  I feel like because I'm left handed I might have a harder time learning, but I'm determined to learn.  I'm constantly searching the calligraphy tag on Instagram and every time I go to the bookstore I browse through different calligraphy books.

Have any of you learned?  Do you have any tips for a COMPLETE beginner?  And a left handed beginner at that?  I know the main tip is PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. First I need to find some left handed pens/nibs...
Alexandra Snowdon
Noteworthy and Blue
Oh So Very Pretty

Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday's Finds: Sevenly

I was going to do a regular Monday's Finds post, but I stumbled upon this website called Sevenly and I wanted to share it with you guys.  Every Monday a new cause is chosen and items are created and sold for 7 days.  7$ of every items is then given to the charity of that week.  This is the cause for this week:
There’s a silent killer affecting nearly half a million babies each year. This culprit is called hydrocephalus, which resides in the fragile skulls of newborns, causing fluid to build up in the brain and creating severe swelling. Left untreated, this condition leads to brain damage, blindness, and ultimately death. In Uganda, the medical care required to save these babies does not exist, forcing mothers to watch helplessly as their infant suffers painfully.
 I just purchased this:

And here are some other items for sale this week (click on the image to be taken to the product page):
As of right now over 1,300$ has been raised and this campaign has only been live for 2 hours.  And today if you purchase something, your 7$ donation will be doubled by an anonymous donor, so you should definitely check it out!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Peek at My Week... 64 & 65!

Got some awesome prints in the mail!  I love it when people really decorate letters/envelopes.
This is what happens when I try to take photos of things... Squirt has to see what's going on outside.
Getting ready for a craft show!
Laying out some of the (720!!!) squares for a blanket.
Jay's game!
New crocheted (tea) potholder in action!
Delicious crepe.
Soph enjoying some yogurt.
A TON of birds on the rough lake.
Hanging out with Soph & Lauren at the "big pool".
Lunch with Brooke, Alex & Meaghan.
Oh hey!  It's been a while, eh?  I've been a bit busy lately & I've also been enjoying the nice SPRING weather!  Finally!  I was beginning to think it was going to feel like winter for EVER.  The winter is nice & all, I really am a fan, but when it's cold for so long it starts to bum ya out!  

So, these photos are from the 8th to the 21st of April.  Keith & I hung out with Soph, Lauren & Jesse for a bit (Sophie is seriously my favourite kid EVER.  She's the best.). Sara & I went to our first ever yoga class!  We soon learned it wasn't a beginner's class... haha.  I was sore for a few days afterwards.  I am not flexible at all.  I mean, I can't even touch my toes... but I recently got a yoga mat & I'm seriously wanting to get into it.  Sara's in Italy for the next few weeks, but once she comes back I'm hoping that we will start to go regularly.  To BEGINNERS classes, ha! 

I also had a craft show at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto!  Don't ask me why, but I didn't take ANY photos on my camera!  I have maybe two or three cell phone shots, but that's it.  It was a fun day, though!  & afterwards I made a little terrarium at West Elm, so that was fun.  (I still need to take some daylight photos of that.) 

On the 15th I headed to Toronto for a Jay's game with Keith, De & Tim.  We went to this bookstore & I got a ton of books for 6.99$ which was AWESOME.  (New books are always great, but finding them for so cheap?!  Even better!  That means more books!  Haha.)  And we also went to CHIPTOLE, so it was a great day.  (The Jay's won, by the way!)

Wednesday was Alex's birthday, so we all went out for dinner to surprise her.  (She might have found out about it, but that's okay... ha!)  Plus it was the first time seeing Brooke since she got back from Japan!  That was a lot of fun, plus any night that ends in ice cream is pretty damn good.

Thursday I went to Port Dover with Lauren & Sophie and we ate at The Crepe House.  DELICIOUS.  I can't wait to go back and try some of the other crepes!  The one I got had blueberries and lemon curd and was soo good.  Oh man.  

I ended the week with Brooke, Alex & Meaghan in Guelph.  We went out for lunch and did a bit of shopping.  We always have so much fun when we get together, and always buy way too much!  Hahaha.  I got some new Lush goodies for the bath, and some new tea from DAVIDsTEA.  I can never have enough of either!

Anyway, I'm glad that I was able to mark off two different items on "THE LIST" in these two weeks! I went to a yoga class, went in another craft show, & finally went to a Jay's game!  (I've been to a few Jay's games, but not since creating the list.)  Hopefully this summer I'll mark off a lot more.  Do you have a list of anything that you want to do over the summer?  
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