Monday, April 16, 2012


The Weather::
It's been SO weird! It will be bright, not a cloud in the sky and then BAM it's black as night!! Then 10 minutes later, no clouds, bright & sunny! It's been difficult to get used to.
On My Reading Pile::

Emma and the Vampires
On My T.V.::

Grimm is new tonight!
On The Menu This Week::

Homemade chicken nuggets
Healthy chinese food
lots and lots of smoothies (I just got a new blender!)
Looking Forward To This Week::

I ordered the Hunger Games Trilogy (I have no plans on reading it, it does not sound like my cup of tea,) but I will be making HG themed crafts to sell in my etsy shop! I'm looking forward to making them because I've already had so many people show interest in the items!
On My To-Do List::

Vacuum. Basically get my house ready for a guest arriving in about a week and a half! 
What I'm Crocheting or Creating::

Right now I'm working on a scarf I'll be listing in my etsy shop in August. It's really pretty!
Looking Around The House::

Glitter. Layla and I were playing with glitter and now it's kind of everywhere.
From The Camera::

I've been feeling slightly better with my costochondritis so I decided to shake out the legs and see if I could maybe run a bit. We all headed out to the track and we did a few laps as a family. Layla loves to go out and run & we took our time. I was a little sore, but I'm happy to say that after a warm bath and some motrin, I was FINE!! I think if I take some motrin before I run, I'll be able to tackle a 7-miler on Saturday!!

Favourite Blog Post This Week::
I always enjoy the posts from Tracy

Something Fun To Share::
In addition to my Hunger Games crafts, I'll also be listing lots of yarny goodies as well as some Jane Austen & Pride and Prejudice and Zombies goodies! 

Monday, April 2, 2012

washi tape & a care package

I have the coolest friends ever! I've been having a hard time dealing with my injury & not being able to run or really do anything active, but I cheered up today after receiving some pretty sweet packages in the mail today!

First was a care package from my friend, Kim! She told me she was sending something, and I had NO IDEA what to expect coming from her =) She sent quite the surprise for Layla and I! She sent me some really cute novelty items from what sounds like a really cool store, including a moustache luggage tag (GASP! AWESOME!!!) She also sent Layla some fun stuff, Dora the Explorer snack storage, a WHOOPIE CUSHION, and a (this is my favourite!) Little Miss Austen Pride and Prejudice book for kids!!

This Pride & Prejudice book is a counting primer that goes up to 10. Each number is assigned something from the book; British Soldiers, Bennet Sister, English village, fancy ball gowns, etc. It actually comes from a line called baby lit & they have also made a few other classics into children's books! Romeo & Juliet, Alice in Wonderland, and Jane Eyre!! Pride & Prejudice has beautiful illustrations and the others look just as cute!!

I also got a package of WASHI TAPE that I ordered off of etsy. The walls in my house are made of brick, so I can't hang all of the frames that I have. A few of them are hung with sticky hooks from the hardware store, but I have some that don't fit on the hooks. Since some of the walls look bare I decided to make some pretty things out of book pages to hang on the wall, but to spruce it up even further I decided to order this beautiful washi tape!

CUTE, right?! Etsy has such a great selection, and I found a shop that sold a lot of different patterns. The tough part was narrowing down which ones to get! Actually, the shop RhinoandRoo has a great selection of crafty supplies. I also received my items quickly after ordering & they are just as cute in person as I thought they would be!! I only picked them up a few hours ago, but I've been busy wahi taping up things all over the house!! 

The book pages I've embroidered with quotes that I love. The Galileo one I did for my husband & hung near his side of the bed. I liked it, but I didn't love it. All it needed was a bit of washi tape!

Home sweet home in the entryway of my house.

Cath Kidston postcards on the door to my closet. 

I'm sure I'll find more things to washi tape around the house. I have more Cath Kidston postcards, I just need to decide where to put them. I'd also like to do something to spruce up my kitchen, just not sure what yet!