Friday, July 23, 2010

$8 Art

My latest find at ValueVillage, from a Manitoba artist! I love the saying...

Not entirely sure about the little man, but I'm sure he'll grow on me!

Recent Loves

What do these two things have in common?

I love them!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Squirrel it is not

Did I mention that this cute little fella resides in my backyard?

One day when I came home from work at 10:30pm she was standing in front of my step... and I scared her a little when I finally saw her (I think I was texting at the time and nearly walked right into her!) then I ran up my steps and she got up all backed against the fence.... then ducked into a hole and took off. But boy was that a close one! Now I am so paranoid about being outside (so much for enjoying that hammock!) or leaving the door open or anything! I took this picture last week, the first morning I saw her, but at least then it was from accross the whole yard. The thing is, she's like a baby so there must be more somewhere, no?

I just know I am that clumsy bimbo who'd get sprayed by a skunk, so what do I do?!

  • by the way, I have begun my love afair with It has photo editing stuff for free, which is, in my opinion all one needs. It even has those photoshop effects like posterize,  film grain, cross process, etc., that seem to work quite dandy! So far I've created my new header and my rosie picture, and its really quick and fun!
  • However, all of my Polaroid-style photos I make using "Poladroid" which I think everyone should download, it's so fun, you get a little polaroid camera that sits on your desktop and spits out a polaroid whenever you drag a photo into it. You even get to shake it and watch it develop. :)
  • my house is hot
  • and did i mention i have a skunk living in my backyard?
  • oh and i'm finally getting a decent wireless plan and a blackberry. woot!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Thank-you to all who played along in my little guessing game! You were ALL right! hahaha....

See the green rod in the hitch?! Okay well it is hard to see, but it is easy to see that the Canoe is resting on it. He was sure he gave it all away when the green thing went in, but I didn't have a clue what it was for!

I didn't take any pictures of us paddling, but once we got to the other side of the lake, we just enjoyed our own little private beach :

The boy sittin on his "throne". He made me one too after this!

He even packed a game of snakes and ladders! Here's a picture of how bad he beat me the first round! He caught every ladder up! But I beat him the next 2 rounds : P

The glacier-fed water certainly felt good, but it took a few yelps to get to the fully submerged stage!

total bliss.

Guessing game...

the boy had a surprise activity planned for the day....
we got in his truck with our bathing suits, shorts, lunch packed in a cooler, and a blanket.
we drove until we got to his mom and dad's house (i thought, oh great, we're going to clean his tool trailer which is parked in their yard) where he went into the shop to reveal ..... (excitement mounting yet?!) a big long green metal rod with a little horizontal bar accross the top and bits at the end that stuck up. Stuck this mossy coloured creation into his hitch and got back into the truck. As we drove to the front of the yard I was instructed to go in the house and get a jug, ice, drinks, etc. and find some old beach towels because we forgot that. Out front, boy backed up to the trailer, which clearly wasn't going to mount onto the hitch with that green rod. . . I still couldn't figure it out.
Can you?
Well, then the lean-to door was openned to reveal what made it all make sense. It looked like a banana. We hoisted it up on top of the truck, strapped it down and drove off proudly. After a stop at Tim Hortons we whipped accross the Golden Eares bridge and followed the Golden Eares mountain peaks until we landed at Alouette.
Had an awesome day! Do you know what we did?

Here's another clue to give it all away: it is featured on the Canadian 100 dollar bill.

Sorry no photos, that will be the next post!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Vintage Beach Blonde

 I saved this image that I saw on the Sartorialist  a while ago. I keep going and looking at it again.
I don't know why, but I really like it. That lace on her sarong, the interesting body angle and shape. The blur and the rocks and her blonde hair. It just feels like a far away place and time and I love that.

Thursday, July 1, 2010