Wednesday, December 31, 2008

... it's official!

I BOOKED MY FLIGHT LAST NIGHT!
This is so crazy! I booked my flight last night so everything's starting to become so "real". I'm pretty satisfied with my connections and everything. I had to put it on my mastercard. I don't have enough to pay it off but I do have a portion. I'm pretty satisfied with my efforts so far. Considering I have only really been selling stuff and trying to get money for about a month I do have a nice chunk. Anyways. I'll be posting any updates on my "chip in" account too~

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

safety


I'm kind of crazy when it comes to home security. I always make sure my doors are locked in the middle of the day, I'm always watching and looking around for anything that may seem out of the ordinary. I think it's important to be that way because you never know what could happen! I wish I had a security system - but most apartments don't. At least I have a billion locks on my door - that makes me feel safer. I think security systems are awesome because they give you that extra feeling of comfort. I think they are extra wonderful for the elderly because sometimes they can be a target of crime.

giving etsy some lovn'



So I spent quite a bit of time working on my etsy shop a little facelift. I made a new banner - I don't know if I can completely satisfied with it though - I may make a new one. I listed a few pendants and will continue to do so throughout the week! The more the merrier right? I'm pretty content with the way it's looking. I'm going to go to the art store today and pick up some canvas and paints. I'm getting pretty low on some colours. And I got a gift certificate from my parents so I might as well go buy a few things with it! I'm almost done a comission painting - I'll post it soon!

Monday, December 29, 2008

painting crazy!

I was looking at some indoor and outdoor lighting online. I really want to invest in a nice floor lamp for my art room. I have some commission paintings to do and it's hard to paint when it gets dark. Troy and I put together my new easel that he bought me - it's so cute. I'll post a photo of it sometime this week. It's so helpful when doing large paintings. I started a commission one last night. And I have two more to do that I am going to try and start this week as well! :)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Help me get to Kenya!

I created a chipin account so if you want to contribute to me going to Kenya it would be greatly appreciated!
I created a website there too to check it out go HERE!!!

Almost 2009

It's almost 2009. Christmas was lovely and I kept myself very busy. I had a little get together with some friends last night and it was a lot of fun. I'm now back in the city and going to be hanging out for a few days doing some painting. The craft show is slowly coming together - I'm going to work on that and do some more planning for Kenya tomorrow. Now that i'm back "home" I'm going to try to be productive and get some things done where I can't find the time when I get back to work. January is going to be super busy! Here's another picture of Esme (licking Elliot!) They are just too cute!

shopping online

Shopping online is an addition. For me anyways. I find that even though you have to pay shipping - most of the time you end up paying less than what you would in a store. It's even better when you find a sale or two and those are common around this time of year; after Christmas. I'm thinking about ordering some stuff for Troy that I couldn't get before Christmas. He never reads this so he'll never find out! muahahah! So far (knock on wood) i've had great luck with shopping online. Everything's come through clear for me. Shipped in a decent amount of time for a great price. I had going to the mall so this is all so perfect for me!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Bed dreams.

I need a new bed. I can barely sleep on it because it hurts. Isn't that awful. I sometimes search around like at those sleep number beds. Those things are awesome. Anything I think would be better than what I have right now for a bed. I feel bad because Troy goes and sleeps on the futon most of the time. I am going to have to invest in a decent bed sometime. Maybe after all my trip stuff is over with and I save up a little bit of extra money. Sounds good to me :) Bed bed bed!!

Merry Christmas!

What an interesting Christmas this has been! Everyone to my Best friend to strangers have been really supportive of me and my trip in April! Troy's mom is out of the hospital from having heart surgery on Friday so everything's looking up. I'm also looking forward to having a few more days off before having to return back to work! yay!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! All the best!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

ouchie

I always see commericals for motorcycle accident attorneys, and car accident lawyers and all that jazz. Troy told me last night that sometimes his rib STILL hurts from our car accident in the summer time. Craziness. Sometimes my leg still pains like it did after the accident but it doesn't happen very often. I think it is important to have a good lawyer if something really bad happens to you. Especially if drinking and driving in involved :P

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Esme!


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Originally uploaded by ashtonsart
Alright. I'm such a sucker.
My co-worker had 3 baby kittens so I took this sweet little girl home with me! She was born October 3rd - she's roughly 10 weeks old. She's so pretty! I had a hard time deciding the name but I'm pretty satisfied with "esme". I was also contemplating "Melba" but I think Esme and Elliot sounds better together and I think it suits her better. I always forget how funny kittens are. She goes crazy and is super playful then falls right to sleep for 20 mins. Yay!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

vacation!?

Ever since i went to las vegas when i was 13 my mother has been all about the Vegas vacations. She said that i should go there for my honeymoon! haha! I would realllly love to go to Ireland. I'm going to start saving in the spring for that I always feel that I'm saving my money for all these different projects. It's madness!

It's fun though. I sent out the applications tonight for the craft show and I hope that i get a decent response. :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

halifax crafters


So this weekend I'm selling my pendants and some small art works in halifax at the halifax crafters handmade market. I go back tomorrow for a few more hours. Today went really well! I sold quite a few things and met a lot of really interesting people. So i'm really looking forward to going back tomorrow and seeing what happens. I've never done a 2-day craft show before so it's been really exciting! :)

politics?

So i found this cheap lingerie website. I don't know how i find these things. There are so many sales this season - due to the "economic crisis" i suppose. I went the rally to support the canadian coalition the other day. It was so intense- people yelling and booing and cheering. It was awesome. I have a sign now that says "Coalition Yes: Make Parliment Work" in my window now. I wonder if i'll get egged?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Winter Craft Show

February Winter Craft Show

I’m holding a craft show on Saturday February 7th, 2009 to help me fund a volunteer trip to Africa in the spring. If you are interested in getting an application form to have a table at the event, I will be e-mailing out application forms within the next little while. Email me at ashtonsfolkart@hotmail.com if you are interested!

Thanks!