Tuesday, 23 April 2013


i have a constant inner bout of tug-of-war with myself regarding pinterest... on the one hand, its great! i hand made aaaaall of this years christmas gifts to my immediate family members from ideas i found on there. i have so many ideas for our new little home, because of beautiful homes i've pinned, and james and i have tackled a handful of pinned recipes... however, sometimes, i find it just causes this ache in me... a disastisfaction. wanting what you don't have is a thing as old as dirt, and it's so easy to get caught up in it! it's that fine balance between inspiration and imitation, the difference between coveting and admiring... don't lose yourself and your own wonderful imagination! make sure you are creating original ideas! on that note, here are some pictures from the afore mentioned site that inspire me today :) so springy and fresh!

feel free to follow along

 all images found on pinterest

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

playing house

james and i just finished puppy sitting for some friends. their house is super quaint and beautifully located in the middle of the woods. it was absolute bliss taking sid the puppy for walks amongst the smells and sights of spring. his schedule forced me to rise early, but after the first couple days, i got used to it and fell in love with those early mornings. the ornamental cherry blossoms were at their peak for the two weeks of our stay. the smell and look of those trees always makes me giddy.

now sid's loving parents are home. (oh, you should definitely check out their blog!) and james and i are moving into a home of our own! it is a very exciting time for us. james rented a big truck on sunday and i helped him carry all of our possesions into our new place. james will live there until we're married. but lets not kid ourselves, i will be over allll the time, nesting and decorating and cleaning and making him chilli for the week :) such an exciting new chapeter in our life! i can't wait until it starts to look like a home, that's when i'll post photos. for right now, it's a mess of boxes and bags.

i hope you are all enjoying this sunny, spring day.

this pups instafamous! #sidstagram

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

artistic motivation

i wouldn't consider myself an artist... in the pen and paper sense anyway. but once in a while, i get really motivated and decide to try my hand at something. this is one of those days! james and i want our wedding invites printed on craft paper, and to have a really rustic feel. then today, i signed onto pinterest and saw an invitation design that i really liked, so i decided to give it my own spin. lots of scanning, re-drawing, cutting and pasting (in a literal sense) resulted! i called up minuteman press in white rock, and explained what i wanted. for a fraction of the price by a typical design company, they are able to print and cut up my design! i am very excited to work it all out and see the finished product!

here is a little taste...