What I Love About Where I Live

I’ve used some of my time off this past week to tackle some house projects that have been sitting on my to do list for awhile. It’s nice to look at some different spaces in my house that have been bothering me for awhile and now see how nice they look.

IMG_9383I love all the white in this kitchen. As someone who loves colour it really surprises me how much I love all of the white. What I love though is the way that the white makes any little bit of colour really pop.

 IMG_5230 I love the tile backsplash and this new owl vase I bought on sale at Michaels. I have plenty of drawer space that I don’t need to have any utensils on the counter, but I loved this vase too much to not give it an important place on the counter.

IMG_9399I love this clock that I bought in Saskatoon this week. It’s made by Umbra, makers of all things really cool. I also love the colour of this old washstand, which came from my Uncle Noah’s house after he passed away. I love that some of the furniture in my house has been made modern, while still having some old charm.

IMG_9394This little corner is off of the kitchen and used to be the original entrance into the house. The closet has been turned into a pantry, and this was a perfect spot for this cabinet to house my Pyrex. I love Pyrex, and also, Ikea!

IMG_9402I love that this washstand finally got painted this week, although now I don’t love the colour. I’m wishing I had painted it dark grey, so there is still a chance it will get repainted again. I love that this piece came from my Grandma’s. I also love that poster!

IMG_9396I love this saying above my bed. I also love my quilt. I have material to make a new orange and grey quilt, but this one is the first quilt I ever made and I’m a little partial to it. I also love this very comfortable bed, especially on a week when I get to sleep in.

IMG_5233I’ve shared a photo similiar to this on Facebook and Instagram several times, but that is because I absolutely love my living room. I love how incredibly comfortable that couch is, even if it doesn’t totally go with the rest of the room. I love that I got it for free. I love the beadboard on the back of those cupboards. I love the Ikea lamps, and I love that I took all of the pictures in those frames.

IMG_5234I love this old dresser and that it came from my Mom and Dad’s. I love the warm yellow in this otherwise cool coloured house. I love my nesting dolls.

IMG_5235I love this old chair that came from an old friend of Dad’s, and that the new fabric makes it feel modern. I love that I could repurpose that old desk into a place for my computer. I’d like to find a low profile monitor so I could close the lid. The hunt for that continues. I love the cross stitch on the wall tat was made by my Aunt Susie. She gave away cross stitch pictures when her great nieces and nephews were married. She passed away before I could get married, but it was understood that when the time came, this picture was to be mine. I love that it’s got such a special place to hang.

IMG_9409I love that my sewing machine is finally out for the first time in…a year? I love that so many of the framed items were either made by me or cards sent to me. That wheat picture? Something I made in printmaking my first or second year of university. And again, I love Ikea.

IMG_9407I love that this space is clean and usable, even if it’s been a long time since I’ve sat down to do anything. I love that it’s organized and sort of hope that by being organized it might inspire me to do something with it? I love that yellow frame.

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lwf2014This post is part of a list-making project called Lists With Friends 2014, an effort to document the year in lists of all types.

For a Good Laugh or Good Advice

I love Pinterest. I love it for all the obvious reasons, the recipes, the home decor ideas, the crafts, but especially for the humorous ecards and quotes. My For a Good Laugh or Good Advice is by far my favorite board, and one that I come back to often. I admit to being Pinterest obsessed, with over 5000 pins, but this board is the one I go back to the most when I’m needing a laugh or a pick me up.

Here are some of my favorite quotes and funny finds – some that are just good and some that are totally fitting to life right now.

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lwf2014This post is part of a list-making project called Lists With Friends 2014, an effort to document the year in lists of all types.

Why I Love Birthdays

It seems to be the accepted norm to dread or dislike birthdays once you reach a certain age. I have always loved birthdays. I will admit that I had a hard time turning 19 – something about stepping into the real world and making independent decisions – but aside from that particular year I loved all birthdays before and since. I’m a firm believer in birthday weeks and have always enjoyed finding various activities to occupy the days leading up to and following my birthday. Maybe someday I’ll be dragging my heels, but today I am fully embracing turning 29 (for the first time!).

So here we have it, a list of why I love my birthday…

1. Facebook wishes. Need I say more? Logging in to see a wealth of notifications from friends and family wishing me well on my big day? An easy way to plaster a smile on my face.

2. My class makes me feel loved. Almost everyone of them could tell you that today was my birthday and the majority could even tell you my age. They walked in this morning saying Happy Birthday and walked out this afternoon wishing me well a second time.

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3. Presents. I will openly admit that I love receiving gifts on special occasions, big or small.

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4. Family. Age nor location has kept my extended family from gathering together to celebrate my birthday, whether it be the day of, or a few days after. This is a great benefit of having the majority of my aunts and uncles, and grandparents all live within a 20 mile radius of each other.

5. Text Messages. Technology has made birthdays just that much more fun.

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6. Snacks. If my birthday falls on a school day you can guarantee there will be some kind of snack to share. These owl cupcakes were made by the Kindergarten class.

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7. Birthday Supper. Location keeps me from eating out too often, so I love a special occasion to get together with friends and/or family and have someone else make (well, and pay for) my supper.

8. I can eat as much cake as I want to. Because this Kindergartner said I was allowed.

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lwf2014This post is part of a list-making project called Lists With Friends 2014, an effort to document the year in lists of all types.

 

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