Monday, May 26, 2008

shoe love.

I ordered two really cute pairs of shoes off ebay almost two weeks ago. I really hope that they come this week! I hate it when I buy stuff online then I have to wait a few weeks - I just get so antsy! I remember when those skate shoes were really popular. I always thought they were really cool but I don't know if I would ever be able to get the hang of them. They are coming back in style. I don't actually know if they ever went out of school in the first place. :P

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Crazy week

This week has gone by SO QUICKLY. Work and school and work and Bob Dylan concert with Troy and work and school again! Work tomorrow and then free for the weekend!

I have big camping plans which i'm really excited about. Saturday night Troy, Stephanie, Christian and I are going camping back to Troy's cabin. Today, at Value Village I even bought a cute little game for us to play. It will fit very well in with the whole "earthy" feel. I'm really excited about it!

A girl in my class wants me to paint her a necklace with a purple flower. I think it's going to be really cute. It's for a reminder of a friend of hers who passed away. I think it will be a good little piece for her - she's so cute.

Monday, May 19, 2008

clean your body = inside and out!

I'm so not up to date in the medical field. I heard about something awhile about getting your colon cleansed - which sounds painful and then I recently heard something about getting your liver cleansed. That just seems really odd to me. I guess it could be a good thing if it will help to function properly. I guess people who are really suffering and need some extra cleaning here and there it can be a good thing!
I'm really looking forward to this week and weekend! Bob Dylan on Wednesday and then my camping adventure on Saturday! It can't come soon enough!

Stuck in the middle :)


I'm getting excited for summer. There are going to be some really great painting opportunties for me! I'm going to take part in one fundraiser in July and one in September! I'm really looking forward to some wonderful sales. These are going to be smack dab in the middle of me moving to my new apartment - which could be interesting.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

clean clean clean

I spent 4 and a half hours today cleaning!
My mom wanted me to go through some of my stuff in the garage - and I wanted to go through to it as well so I can have everything all ready when I have to move in the summer time. I have basically everything already to go now in August i'll just have to grab it in go. It'll be way too hot then to really do much - so I was taking advange of the cooler weather today. It's SO rainy!
I came across a lot of religious jewelry as well as lots of books and stuff that I totally forgot that I had. I put a lot in the church yard sale box to just get rid of. It really felt good to just know what I have and all that jazz.

Saturday night special!

Saturday Night Special


Take advantage of my saturday night special! I am having a 20% off everything in my shop sale. I don't do these sales very often (about once a month) so take advantage of it! I have listed quite a few new art pendants that I really proud of this past week so go and check them out! My etsy shop here

Don't forget to check out the saturday night special forum thread under promotions to check out lots of other great sales that are going on tonight!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Drug me up!

I really shouldn't have mentioned to Troy that I want to "loose 10 pounds." Everything I say or do when it comes to food or exercising he always comments on it. But I know he is just trying to be helpful. Boy's just don't get it! I've never really considered taking something like Phentermine to loose weight but I guess it is an option. You really have to read true reviews though. Really interesting stuff though!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

sign language love

I have my class tonight. I can't believe i'm already into a few weeks of my second sign language course. I am super excited about learning more and more and I want time to go by quickly right now! so that i can go and converse with my classmates and teacher. They are all too funny.
I really want to take the deaf studies then sign language interpreting course but it's three year thing... so I'm not sure. But we'll see! :) I can't wait till the fall when Troy moves up here with me!

Monday, May 12, 2008

boo yah

I am really looking forward to getting some really nice picture frames for my new apartment. I want some little frames so I can show off some of my ACEO cards (art cards editions and originals). They are my little mini paintings that I do. :) I want to get a really LARGE picture frame and put all my art cards in them. I think that would be so awesome! I should do that soon! Now i'm getting all excited over a picture frame.
That's how awesome I am.
Boo-yah.
'check it.

packaging rules!


I'm trying out new packaging.
I am trying to create my own packaging for my pendants that make them look just a little bit more professional! I found an etsy how-to video on youtube suggesting a few things and I took them and changed them up a bit - put my own spin on it and done and done! I still have basically all of them to do. I'm still playing around with everything though to make sure I know what I want! Let me know what you think!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

shoes!

I need new shoes BADLY!

I found this awesome website that has cute vegan shoes. I really want some cute little shoes like those for the summer. Some new shoes like those and a few little sandals would be so awesome.

I do want to spend some money this summer on clothing and footwear considering I never get a chance to spend any money on clothing. I was watching some debt show where people are in debt and this women comes and tries to help them. She puts money into jars for them. I think I should start doing that! Any money that I don't spend I'll save for clothes or to put more money on my loan!
Troy has been suggesting I get a new car. He's so silly :P

Paint crazy


SO I was suppose to go and sell some of my pendants downtown at The Mudder's Day but the weather is so terrible today. It's windy - rainy and a down right mess. I'm really sad about this though because I was really looking forward to making some potential sales! I spent a lot of time last week painting my little heart out. I have about 40 pendants all ready to go.
I got some info on an upcoming painting even that I did last summer: Paint Mahone Bay! I did suprisingly well last year. I am staritng to get some special paintings ready just for this event! I can't wait. I'm going to send in my registration some time this week :D

Thursday, May 8, 2008

oh life

Thinking about moving in my new apartment in just less than 3 months I keep thinking about costs and space. I think I am going to look for a one bedroom in Dartmouth. I'll be closer to work so I won't have to spend so much on gas and bridge, la la la.
I would love to have cable but I honestly don't think that's going to happen. I'm going to cut back on all those things since I won't be dividing it 3 ways but only 2 and possibly just by myself. I'm even debating now If I'll have a phone. Lots to think about once my pay stuff gets all situated here.
I would love to have a tv, and better yet a tv wall mount - but I don't think an apartment would let me put up something like that. I wish I could afford a small house or a condo. That would be awesome.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Mudder's Day 2008!

This Sunday - May 11th is Mudder's Day on the Halifax Commons!
11:00am - 10:00pm

If you haven't heard about this event it's a day to come together and celebrate not just Mother Earth but all mother's alike.

There are going to be some really great things going on like live music, workshops, speakers, art, and so much more!

I'm going to go down with some of my art pendants! All are welcome to come down and check it out/or and bring some handmade stuff to sell, a kite to fly, a musical instrument. For more information check out this website: Mudder's Day 2008

love love love

I had my sign language class tonight and it really opened my eyes talking with some of the ASL 4 students. There are a lot of may-i-say "older" students. They are so consumed and in love with it and who are really pushing through it. I really want to take the whole thing - and be a sign language interpreter. I want to keep my options open to be able to work in law, with children, drug rehab, schools, etc. I know that I still - so young - but I don't want to be in school for forever either. I'm looking at another 3 years of school if I want to take the whole sign language thing. It's a lot to think about that's for sure.

let's not be that predictable


I'm really itching to do a large painting! I've been doing SO MANY little pendants and ACEO's lately that I really haven't had much time or inspiration to do a really large painting but now I really want to. I'm just going to need to get the canvas for it! I am hopefully going to be selling some of my pendants down town on Sunday so I am trying to paint lots and lots for that so I'll have a huge variety of pendants. I think right now I have about 30.. but I would still like to create more. I hope it works out!

bed

I don't think I have ever slept in a king sized bed - until this past weekend. Our hotel room had one and it was marvelous. I loved it but Troy hated it. He said he couldn't sleep because of it - who knows if that's actually correct or not but that's what he claims. I would love to have an adjustable beds. I think they are great. I know that I can only stand so much cuddling then I need my space so I would love something just to suit my needs. I went to be really early last night because I wasn't feeling well. I had such a great sleep. It was wonderful!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Road Trip!

Troy and I had our FOUR year anniversery last week so we decided to take a mini road trip to celebrate! We went down to "the valley" as us locals call it. We headed to Delap's cove for a wilderness hike. Half way through the hike there is a beautiful waterfall! As you can see from these photos:

We also headed out to Digby neck and walked a little trail to see the Balancing Rock! It was fantastic - I have been longing to see if for a long time now and I'm just glad I have that fullfilled! We stayed in Digby for the night. We even had a whirlpool bathtub. It was pretty fancy to us - to say the least. It was nice to just travel a little bit without spending a million dollars!


Enjoy the photos! I can't wait to start a little mini-road trip scrapbook!

Steam clean!

I have been in a cleaning frenzy lately. I cleaned the inside and outside of my car a few weeks ago. It's been staying clean inside- but not outside unfortunately. I wish that grime would just stay away. When I move out of this apartment I'm going to have to get some sort of steam cleaners. They expect that of you - to get everything fresh. I guess it's one way to make sure that you will get your full deposit back. I don't mind though - i would want it to be done when I moved into a place that's for sure.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Music loves


I have been finding some really awesome bands lately. I really enjoyed the band that I saw last weekend: Hungry Hill. They are very bluegrassy and I was definitely one of the youngest ones there at the concert last Saturday night. They were so awesome though and my Dad bought their latest CD.
A girl from etsy told me about this other band: The Avett Brothers and I'm really obsessed with them now. They have just have such a cool folky sound. :) I am burning cds like crazy!

Off for the weekend!

Troy and I are going away for the weekend and I'm really excited about it!
We have never gone and stayed at a hotel before! I am trying to save money and all that jazz but I really want to go and relax for a weekend! Yesterday was our FOUR YEAR anniversery which was very exciting! Now I can say we have been offically together for 4 years! How wonderful. I was going to go shopping for some chemises and stuff - haha yah right.
I took the afternoon off and I'm going to head back to Bridgewater soon. I got a wholt bunch of pendants in the mail yesterday so I wanted to paint of of those before I go for a potential art sale next weekend! :)