Thursday, July 31, 2008


I’m really bad with technology. My father is trying to help me with buying a computer but it’s still a rough ordeal. I get so confused with what I’m looking for. Yet I want a computer a.s.a..p I just get so antsy. I would love to get aliant to come and hook everything up really soon. But I don’t know when that’s going to happen. At least I’m going to save on an extra phone/internet/cable bill for a little while longer. Troy was trying to explain KVM stuff to me. And how amps work and all that jazz. I just don’t’ get it. Too confusing for me!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

car accident

I didn't end up having a very good weekend. It was great until Sunday morning when this happened. This photo is of when Troy's friend flipped his car into the ditch. I was in the back seat behind the driver. I was banged up pretty good. I have lots of scratches and big beautiful brusies, and i'm still quite sore but alive to say as much! I am really thankful that no one was really crazy hurt. It could have been a lot worse especially if we weren't wearing out seatbelts. It was a very scarey thing to go through though. Something I don't really want to go through again.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

a smile a day

I love reading reviews on everything, music, movies, medications, stores even pimple cream! Haha. I found this website that talks about the best pimple creams around. #5 even includes gold and costs over one hundred dollars for ONE bar of soap. Isn't that insane. I guess if it works then it's work it. But still. There are lots of other cheaper ones out there too. Don't give up!

weekend love

It's the weekend! How lovely! And it's not raining! I'm so surprised. These past I would have to say - six days or so have just been non-stop rain rain rain! I think it's suppose to rain for most of next week too. But I guess anything can happen. Troy and I have been spending most of our weekend time back at his "camp". We swim at the lake for hours at a time. It's really lovely. Up there is a picture of a view of the camp. It's so beautiful back there. Hopefully when I have my vacation in a couple weeks I'll be able to spend a bit of time back there. That would be lovely!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

be aware

I think it's really important to be aware of what you are putting into you body. I came across this diet pill reviews website. I think it's great that there are websites out there that have honest reviews like these because sometimes you never know what you are getting yourself into if you don't educate yourself first. You do have to be very careful. So if you are thinking about taking diet pills review some of them on this website first!

a rainy stormy day!

I'm finally getting settled into my apartment.
Last night I brought my cat over. He wasn't happy with me at all but I think he'll settle in eventually. I can't wait to post photos. I have been cleaning and getting things tidied for about a week now. I am almost finished thankfully but I do need to do quite a bit more to be completely happy. I didn't think I'd mind no television but I am going a little nuts without it. I wish I had at least one channel but I have nothing all all. Thankfully my best friend Stephanie is going to let me borrow her "rabbit ears" :) I'll probably get them this weekend sometime :)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

equals love

I am gathering quite a bit of stuff for the new apartment. I'm glad I don't really have to buy anything new. I do need some chairs - I don't have any at all and I am looking for a smaller table - since my kitchen it so tiny. I'd love to invest in an espresso machines. But I think i'll wait and ask for one for Christmas. I love coffee but I usually only drink it at work and I am too cheap to go through a drive-thru and by one when I feel like drinking it. I love coffee! I never thought I would but I do. Tea and coffe = love.

new apartment.

I'm getting there.
Moving into my new apartment has been so exhausting but I am almost finished. I have a few more things from my old apartment and a few things in Bridgewater then I'll be done. I can't believe it only took a couple days. I worked my little butt off though. I was a little dissappointed because the apartment was really dirty when I moved in. I spent so much time wiping down walls and doors. I'm still not finished that part yet. It's getting there though!! :)
I'll post photos soon!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Money money money!

So this month is so awesome, because I get THREE - count them - 1 - 2- 3!~ day days! I think that's so great. Now I can actually (hopefully) afford a new computer by the end of the summer. I am thinking about learning more about 0 balance transfers and hopefully getting some new and different bank and credit cards so that I can establish a good credit line :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Flower crazy

So I think it's official. I am totally flower crazy. I've been painting and collaging flowers a lot lately. I did two paintings on the weekend of flowers/daisy's. I did this one and another one that sold on Saturday. This one didn't sell but I love it so much. I'm actually quite impressed with the way that it turned out. It is on 8 X 8 (inches) wrapped canvas using acrylics and pap (from a map). It's so fun :) I may put it on etsy. I'm not sure yet

lovely toy shopping

Work has been going really well lately. We do some really fun programming for preschool children for 8 weeks during the summers. It's nice that we also get some money donated to buy some new toys for the summer program as well as for our general programming. Shopping for toys is just as fun. I feel like a child again when I go in the mall or stores shopping for them. :) Oh what great fun.

Paint Mahone Bay a success!

This past weekend I took part in Paint Mahone Bay! It is an fundraising event for a local museum - The Settlers Museum. I displayed five of my previous works (in which I sold three of them) and I ended up selling four painting that I did around town during the weekend. Friday night there was a lovely wine and cheese kick off event and Saturday night Troy and I went to a dinner that they also hosted. I had a chance to talk with some very unique talented artist's. I would consider the event a success! I had so much fun and I'm just glad to really get my art out there more and these venues are great for it!

This is a painting that I completed during the weekend and sold titled "Florious sun colours the Mahone sky". (note the Paint Mahone Bay t-shirt and hat)

I also sold this painting on Saturday and is titled "Welcome the Mahone flowers".

Saturday, July 12, 2008

books galore~

I love Amazon books so much. I ordered a handful of books last Christmas from Amazon and it was so great. I really enjoy the fact that they are so much cheaper and usually I don't even have to pay for shipping which is so great. There are a couple of books that I have been wanting to buy lately so I think I may splurge in this next little while and get a couple for my new apartment. I really want a post secret book. I bought one off amazon last christmas for a friend. I really wanted to keep it for myself haha!

Paint Mahone Bay!

Paint Mahone Bay this weekend!!
My paintings are for sale today and tomorrow until 4:30pm at the Mahone Bay Centre.

I am going there tonight for some dinner. I even convinced Troy to go with me. It didn't take too much convincing which was nice. There are so many talented artist's. Some much art that I want to have in my new apartment which I am moving into on Tuesday!! I know I haven't had much time to write - trying to paint and get ready for Paint Mahone Bay as well as packing for my new place. Troy's going to come up this week with his truck and help me out which will be really nice.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Getting behind.

I think it's a good thing that you can't talk on your cell phone anymore while you are driving (here in Nova Scotia). But it can be quite annoying sometimes when you are really looking forward to a phone call. But it's better safe than sorry. A lot of people have been buying those blue tooth things that you talk on your cell phone yet not actually hold your cellphone. I think these cell phone amplifiers are a great invention too. They can be very helpful when you are in your car. Technology is getting pretty crazy lately. I feel so "behind the times."

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Paint Mahone Bay!

I'm taking part in Paint Mahone Bay again this year!

If you don't know what it is let me briefly explain it!

Artist's come together and paint scenes around the town. And media is welcome! The paintings that are done on that weekend are sold at a fixed price and the artist receives 50% of profit.

You can also sell previously done works at the Mahone Bay school. You can have five paintings up there at a time. When one sells then you put up another one!

Last year I did really well and I sold 5 previously done works and 3 paintings I did during the weekend. It was a grand accomplishment for me I have to say.

Come check it out if you are around July 12th and 13th!

if the price is right.

I'm still apartment hunting. It's going okay and there are a few new phone numbers I'm going to call today and hopefully make a few more appointments for this week upcoming.

I have seen some really beautiful photos of places with some surprisingly beautiful bathrooms with glorious Grohe faucets, and clawfoot tubs. They are just beautiful. Sometimes the price of the apartment fits, sometimes it doesn't.

Happy Canada Day!