Thursday, November 26, 2009

hey hey hey hey

I enjoyed an intro to yoga session this afternoon. I really want to take a class - come the new year. Just not sure how I'm going to go about it yet. I am also debating going for some massages as well. I love low cost health insurance and my insurance through work - it covers a portion of massage - so i figure I'll use it up. I have never gone for one before and me being a HSP (Highly sensitive person) i'm very nervous about going about this. Does anyone have any feedback they can share?

Elliot wants love now. Tuna melts for supper? :)

thrifty love


I absolutely love thrift shopping. I love Frenchy's (popular here in Nova Scotia), value village and Sally Ann's (Salvation Arm thrift store). I used to hate it when people I know would go to these places and find some really great things. I am proud to say that I'm one of those people now - or so I feel. Usually I'm wearing at least one article a day that was found during one of my adventures to the thrift store; whether it be shoes, shirt, pants, accessories, etc. I found this little handy display the other day at Value Village which I'm going to be displaying my acorn earrings at the village emporium come tomorrow afternoon! Wish me luck!

cleanse? or not to cleanse?

I keep hearing about these colon cleanses. I'm not really sure what to think about them. I'm paranoid because this kind (colon) cancer runs in my family so I'm not sure if this is something that I should be looking into or not. Troy's obsessed with Dr.Oz so I wonder if he has heard anything about it. I'll ask him when he gets home tonight :)

I'm listening to Greg Holden right now. He's so adorable. He's an emerging artist from the UK who's been touring with Ingrid Michaelson this season. Check him out.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

autumn update

This has been a great season so far. Autumn has been so beautiful here in Nova Scotia. It's raining at the moment (not snowing - that's a surprise) and I just love the sound of rain as it's dripping or hitting the ground. Troy is living up in the city with me now. His weekends are a bit wonky though. He has today and Wednesday off this weekend but will have to work this weekend while I'm doing my craft show in Lunenburg. It's going to be weird me being there and him being up here - it's opposite really. He's looking for another job that will maybe give him regular weekends so we'll have time together. Like a call centre or something. Has anyone heard of fulfillment centers or e-commerce websites? I want to start up a nice website for my art/felt for sale. I'm not sure how to go about it though.

Art art art!

Last weekend I did a show in Cole Harbour and this weekend I'm doing my last craft show of the season in Lunenburg! On Friday I'm setting up my felted creations at a store in Chester called The Village Emporium. I'm really excited about setting this up. I've been getting things ready all week so far and will be spending the next two nights getting pricing and packaging things up for the store! Don't forget if you are in the Chester area to stop by and pick up some Christmas presents for your family and friends!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

travel bug again and again

I'm itching to travel some where - but aren't I always!? I have been looking up projects. Troy and I are thinking of going to Costa Rica and volunteering with turtles - helping babies get to the ocean and all that jazz. He loves turtles - it's a good choice. We are thinking maybe not this March but 2011 March. I think it's a great idea. I want to travel lots before I'm settled with a home and children (whenever that will happen)! But I'm excited for both things really. mexico vacations would be lovely too. I was talking with a lady tonight who's from Mexico but lives here. She is going back to Mexico because our winters are just too cold for her :)

Ivy Vine


On Saturday I went down with my best friend Stephanie to the local tattoo shop and got this tattoo done. It was a pretty intense ordeal overall. I was nervous for days especially the day of it and was making myself sick with anxiety. It took 2 hours and was quite painful but I'm really happy I have it now. It's at the itchy stage at the moment and it's driving me crazy. I have to go wash it and put some cream on it before bedtime. Stephanie got a really cute tattoo as well - the scripted word "love" on her wrist - it's very sweet. It was nice that it didn't take her to long so she could talk to me while I was getting mine done to try and distract me a little bit. We kept the tattoo artist laughing with our silly conversations. Good overall.

warm winter days

I lost weight this past summer. I am atributing it to cutting out ALL juice. I had the occassional apple juice but I stopped drinking all sugary not-god-for-you juices all together. I know that's why my belly fat has been disappearing for sure. Now if i could only cut out chocolate and other sweets. I made an apple crisp last night - so good but so not good for me. I have been trying to eat healthy, hopefully i'll keep more active throughout the winter months. Winter kills me when it comes to that. I just want to cuddle up on the couch with hot chocolate. I am excited about that!

Christmas shopping no no no

I hate Christmas shopping so I have been trying to get some stuff from the craft shows bought and traded so I won't have to spend any time in a mall or store in December - whatsoever. Very excitited about this idea. I have been trying to make things as well so that has been taking up a lot of my time. I'm going to have my felted stuff in a shop in Chester so I have been trying to get that together as well, but it's been difficult to find the time. My goal is next weekend I'll put it in - hopefully they are okay with that.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

televison

I never really understand new technology. When different gaming systems came out I didn't get it (now i love them), when mp3s, ipods (still don't get those completely) came out it's so foreign. Considering that I am "young" and should be hip with all these things but I'm not at all - most of the time. I do love you internet :). The new thing I don't really understand is the whole HDTV craze. I saw these Samsung HDTVs online and yes they are lovely but I don't know if really need to be seeing video like it's "real". I don't get it I guess. Ask me in a year or two, maybe I'll say differently.

autumn love

Autumn is closing to an end. We have been having beautiful autumn weather this week so far. The sun has been shining gloriously and tomorrow will hopefully be another good one since I'm helping Troy with the last of his fall clean up. He despises raking, and I don't mind it so It will be lovely - as long as it stays nice out. My shoulder has been hurting me, so hopefully that won't be an issue tomorrow.

Don't forget that I have 2 more craft shows for this season so make sure that you stop by and check them out. <3

Sunday, November 8, 2009

weight? ouchy?

I've ate so much junk food this past weekend, it's terrible! I really need to detox - spinach salads all week for me! I know i'll feel much better when I do. I only weighed myself yesterday at Evan's house. I don't have a scale, so i only weigh myself at other people's houses. If you are trying to loose weight, please don't be silly about it! Check out all kinds of resources before you go through websites like this best fat burner one. Be safe people! :) I did something to my back too, I don't know how but it's really hurting. I ask troy every five minutes to rub where it hurts. Ouch.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Craft show



Craft show at the Dartmouth sportsplex was this past weekend. Attendance was down significantly lower but I did okay considering this factor. Here are two photos from my set up. One is my felt balls - made for infants. They are a nice organic, non toxic way for babies to enjoy a ball. Some of these even have nice little jingly bells inside. The other photos is a set up for my acorn ornaments. Everyone commented on how cute all of my felted things were and how nifty the felted soaps were. I met some really talented and unique people. I even did a trade with a women named Maureen St.Clair", she does beautiful artwork, check her out. :)