Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summery Blooms


And now it's time for finding new hobbies part 3! Actually I just tried making some floral arrangements from the lovely flowers that are in bloom outside. Top one is for our living room -- bottom is for the kitchen table. We obviously have a bit of an obsession white vases (the bottom one is just a vase set inside a fruit bowl). Have a good long weekend everyone. I'll be working all weekend long :(.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Practice


While trying to explore my non-outfit related interests, I've been attempting to take a black and white self portrait that really shows "me".  No make-up, no glasses, no hairdo (that one wasn't hard for me). Just me in my natural state. As self-centered as it seems to take a boat-load of pics of myself, it is good practice. I actually found it hard to pick one picture that really showed "me". I guess there is a bunch of sides of me that I couldn't quite capture all at once. None the less I picked one. The winner shows how my face is pretty much all the time. Squinting to see (even with glasses on) and thinking really hard, dry lips and messy hair. I'd love to see anyone elses self portraits sans make-up and everything. Show me the real "you's"!


This is my cats bad self -- her whiskers are outta control!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Suitcase -- Before and After


Hello! Remember me? I know it's been awhile. I've been quite busy in real life as of late. I'm still unsure when I'll actually be back to blogging for realzies but I though I'd pop by with a before and after I did today. Before I get to that heres an update on what I've been up to (in case you actually wanted to know! haha) I have been working like crazy as usual but I've got another job! I'll be designing kitchens now. I haven't started yet but I'm a little excited. Some relationship changes happened (I wont bore everyone with that) for the better and I'm having so much fun and am so happy right now! YAY for changes! 

Onto the before and after. I have quite the collection of suitcases that I find and mean to fix up but don't get to do it as much as I'd like. This one was pretty damaged on the bottom of the inside so I had to re-make the lining for it as well as the joining middle-piece. I painted a owl on the front for fun! Oh and the inspiration for my owl came from here.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My (late) Weekend:


I know I'm a little late on the whole my weekend thing but real life has been strange lately. As you can tell my whole weekend was pet related! My friends came up to visit me and brought there dogs along. Of course instead of taking pictures of us hanging out we took pictures of our dogs hanging out. They / we had so much fun together.

You may be hearing crickets around this place for the next little bit.  Not only have I been working like crazy... I'm also in the middle of a quarter- life crisis and there are many changes going on personally, professionally, romantically... you name it, I'm changing it. So the poor ol' blog might be left to the wayside while I sort myself out.

You all know Ninny ------------------------------------ My more camera shy dog Keko

My friend's dog Bella ------------------------------------------- My other friend's puppy Gracie


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nap Break


Talk about a photo over-load. This is one of my favourite spots to take pictures.... so a million pictures were taken. I also had an outfit block and hated everything I put on... eventually I settled on this. I'm sick and the dress is comfy so my outfit criteria for the day was met. I'm going back to napping my sickness away now...

dress - gift
cardigan / shoes - thrifted
Ninny stands guard at the entrance to the woods

Monday, May 30, 2011

Here Comes The Sun




















I haven't made a little movie in quite awhile so I took advantage of actually having a Saturday off (GASP!) to make one! It stars my former maxi dress that I hemmed this week. I don't regret it at all! I absolutely love it knee length and I have a feeling I'll be wearing it all summer long. I also cant get over our apple tree! The blossoms are out of control. I hope you like my little movie; I seriously need to find a partner in crime because it is tough to make one of yourself by yourself!

dress / shoes / jewlery - thrifted


Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles

Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Weekend:


Annoyingly, someone/thing smashed a window in my house last night. What worries me more is that at no point did I hear it while I was sleeping!? I did hear my dogs (who were inside with me) barking up a storm but they do that if a deer walks across the field or a bird is eating from the feeder or a blade of grass blows the wrong way in the wind so I paid no attention and went back to sleep only to find this in the morning. Kinda creepy. On a less weird note: I got a postcard from Michal and I got to sleep in with my doggie (and protector) this weekend.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Day to Day


I've actually been having a fun time trying to style up my jeans more for my day to day wear to work. Since it was a bit of a chilly start to my day off I thought I'd show you a going to work outfit. Of course once I get there I have to change my shirt and shoes but I can be stylish for my car! These shoes were MADE for my feet. They are the comfiest shoes I have ever worn. Whoever owned these before me is my foot doppleganger because they are seriously molded to the shape of my foot. My mom said the brothers would make fun of me for wearing them... good thing there opinions are easily ignored!

shoes / jeans / shirt / bag - thrifted
socks - stolen from mom's drawer
coat - old navy
Ninny was keepin an eye on me

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My Weekend:


My weekend has been mostly working but I managed to take in some of the blooming trees. The mayday smells especially delicious. I know I have been lacking in the commenting back department but I find it hard to justify staying inside on the computer when I've spent October - April cooped up. After staying inside all day at work I just want to lay/walk/handstand/anything outside! I totally appreciate your visits and comments and I am trying to squeeze in all my favourite blogs!