Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I'm debating on doing a local marathon, well not the actual marathon, but a 10k (kilometer) run in two weeks. I think I'm just going to wait it out, seeing I can barely do five at the moment. There is no way I would be ready in time. If I would have kept with my running/jogging schedule that I set back in January I probably would be ready, but I didn't do well in February or March, I'm just getting back to my routine now. I'm not looking at lipofuze reviews on weight loss pills or anything, just trying to get fit and maybe wear a nice bathing suit for once in my life this summer! I guess that's a goal? :)

back to the drawing board?

I'm so annoyed right now. I have turned into one of those people who - they get ONE pimple and they FREAK OUT. I used to hate people like that, but now I am one of those people *sigh*. I'm never going back though, better get used to it world! I always find these sites like Acneticin announcing different treatments, I wonder what actually works out there. I have been using the same facewash for.... I think... 11 years. It's been treating me very well so far, no use it trying to change it now! Maybe my body would freak out if I did? Who knows? Maybe it is craving for a change?

Hello ETSY!

It's good to be back!

We'll see how etsy invited me back, with thunderous clapping and cheering I hope! I listed my first pin on etsy just mmm. five minutes ago, under my new (well old- i opened up a year ago) name: http://www.thejumpingcrow.etsy.com

I am loving trying to sell my wares locally but decided that I'll get back on the bandwagon of selling online!

Stop by and tell me what you think!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

OH dear! I've been a slacker updating this rig. I spent the weekend at the cabin, back now, just made some french toast, twas a lovely late lunch. Troy is just having a shower then we are going to go for a sunday drive. Not sure where yet, should be lovely though. I'm thinking about a road trip up to Cape Breton sometime soon, it would be lovely to visit my friend Leah. Don't forget to check out the Village Emporium in Chester where I have things for sale! Not fancy barcode scanners or anything, but lovely handmade stuff. I like being more handmade, and I`m trying to make everything in my life to fit a handmade philosophy. :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

oh my weekend in a paragraph

I had a wonderful, productive yet relaxing weekend. I went to UFIT on Saturday, as well as the market, and then off to the cabin last night. Today we spent time just walking around the woods, exploring and taking in beautiful nature. It wasn't too cold or too warm, and no bugs, it was just perfect. I love this time of year! (especially the 'no bugs' part of it). I like the Halifax market because it's all handmade stuff, whereas some of the other markets have strange things everything from finger pulse oximeters, to records and used books. I don't mind those too much, I just prefer all handmade stuff :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Felted pins!

Aren't these just the sweetest things ever? OK! I'm biased, but I just love how they turned out. My vision in my head actually came out to create something sweet. I tried to take a few pictures but it was getting late and dark (I like natural lighting) So I only got a couple. I have used up most of my wool roving though, so I need to go shopping for some more! Probably next week. I'm arted out. I did a lot of art stuff this week, in particular today. All day I made stuff. I can't control myself. Wait, yes I can, i'm tired now.


I picked something up, not heavy, today and my other hand just happened to go over to my arm and I noticed that I am actually gaining muscle! No super pump 250, or other gadgets for me! I guess yoga and ufit is actually helping me! Apparently there may be a ufit class during the week, that would be super awesome. I'm going to the cabin tomorrow night, i'm so excited, I can't wait. I know I was there, not even a week ago, I just love it back there, so nice and peaceful! I have more reading (and creating) to do!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


There is some random weird *stuff* out there. I can across this muscle milk reviews website. I don't know who takes stuff like that, maybe people who work out a lot? Or something? I've been "working out" a lot lately! I have been doing my own ufit stuff at home, which is exciting, I feel good about it! It's still extremely hard to stay away from that ice cream though, it is so evil. Troy and I stopped when we went for a little adventure today, for ice cream, it was just calling out to meee... Ashtttoonnn.... eat me. I say "yes" every time. I need to find some alternatives!

television blues

I pride myself on not watching television. I AM one of those people, sorry! BUT that being said, I watched a few shows while doing some child care last night. It does make time go by quickly, that's for sure! I get annoyed by many stories that hit the "news" that I don't consider to be "news" at all (ahem Tiger woods ahem). I did watch some messed up stories last night about older women sleeping with preteens, random weird murders. When you remove yourself from violence and television, it's almost like a weird shock, going back into it. There are so many issues that they work with like depression treatment reviews, it almost minimizes disorders that people face. Anyways, I wasn't looking into getting a huge social rant, but it happens sometimes SHA-BAM!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Like I wrote before, Troy and I spent Easter weekend/Troy's birthday at the cabin. I'm reading a novel by Tom Robbins (look him up, awesome author). I read two novels and started one while at the cabin, and I got a lot of art stuff done. I did a lot of art stuff today as well. I'm excited to be soon posting photos of felt pins that i've been making, they are so fun!


I'm on vacation! woohoo! I only have 2 more days left (then my weekend of course) I have to looked after twins this evening (yay for extra cash) but other then that, i'm scott free. I've been really productive though and am happy to say that I will be soon reopening up my etsy shop! Exciting news I know! I finally bought some face wash and other things I was procrastinating on getting. I read about acne pills, i wonder if those work? hmm. I have a headache though, i took a pill but it's not going away :(

Monday, April 5, 2010

busy bees!

Troy's birthday was yesterday! Happy Birthday Troy!!! Him and I stayed back at the cabin for 2 nights and all day yesterday, it was really nice and quiet and great not having to worry about anything. I finished 2 novels!! We are going to to Dtown I think - later on this evening - i'm not really sure though what's going on, I really need to check on the kitties. Troy won't be able to spend much of this week with me, I don't think, because he's got stuff to do, lawn care stuff, even though I took this week off for vacation. I have loads of vacation time, so it's all good :) I hope he gets to build some water features like last year, with uv pond filter and everything, they are so pretty!

Saturday, April 3, 2010


I go through phases. I was going through a phase of wanting a laptop (that is still there) but right now i'm going through a phase where i want at least 50% of my clothing to be organic or hemp. I have been getting rid of some of my clothing; I even have to draws in my dresser cleaned out! But i have been spending so much time looking at clothing online, especially on etsy. All organic and lovely stuff. I just can't help myself. Here are some that i'm considering:

healthy me?

I've been trying REALLY hard to do YOGA everyday. It's hard to remember sometimes and even more tiresome finding the time to do it. I would like to get up early in the morning and do it but basically, i'm lazy! haha! And i don't like getting up in enough time to even eat some breakfast. I'm going to have to crunch down and do it though, and I know I will because I'm determined. I'm on day 2 in a row right now. And I know I will be mad at myself if I mess up and don't do it. It's funny because I even brought my yoga mat to the cabin with me. It was nice at the cabin this morning do it. I keep coming acrossm weight loss products, and i don't want any of that, I just want to try and be and eat healthy. I have started taking omega3 pills and daily vitamens, those are hard to remember as well!

money money money!

Troy and I are trying to plan out a bit of our house/cabin plans so that we know how much money we can try and save and how big of a mortage we are probably going to have to get. It's tricky trying to figure it out, especially when it's a few years aways. We are looking into permints, home ventilation systems, kitchens and appliances, etc. Everything is going to be tricky and figure out and I really like to know what to expect, I don't like having any surprises. I'm also thinking about going back to school as well so that could be a bit more tricky. So i'm trying to save for lots of different things.

Beautiful Spring!

It has been such a beautiful spring so far this year! Winter treated us very well with high temperatures and low amounts of snow. It's been wonderful. Troy and I stayed the night at the cabin last night. We came out to do some laundry and go for a bbq at my parent's house with my sister around noon. It's probably crazy in town with last minute Easter shopping. Troy's birthday is tomorrow! I bought him a Billy Talent concert ticket and some of his favourite gummy candies (frogs!) - it's been a great weekend so far!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Everyone!

I hope everyone has a good Easter. Every year, when a new celebration or holiday comes up, I think, "what was I doing, or where was i this time last year". It makes me giggle because this time (well easter, not the specific date) I was in Kenya. My Easter last year consisted of eating sphagetti with a spoon and going on an "easter egg hunt" like no other. The two girls from Germany boiled eggs, and colored them and hid them around camp - it was really cute. We found them and ate them (some of them were to "chicken" to eat them - but I did).

Troy and I are planning on going back to the cabin for the weekend. It is his birthday on Sunday so we want to relax back there. I have lots of books and wool with me to read and create. I'm looking forward to it. I'm just waiting now for Troy to come back from workie.


I haven't been to the dentist in years! i really need to get my butt in gear and make an appointment sometime. My sister cleaned my teeth last year when i went in to be one of her patients. It was good, but i do need to get checked all over. Or do I? Troy has an appointment with my dentist next Monday. He is in the same boat as I, he hated his dentist so i told him to go to mine :) I came across Plano cosmetic dentist website. I have never had any cosmetic stuff done with my teeth. I haven't wanted to spend the money on getting those whitening strips even though I could benefit.