Misc.

Just a Little Messy

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For someone who’s s really into all things neat, tidy and organized, I’m also very fond of messy and chaotic. Specifically when I’m ‘making’ something. When I was in high school and spent hours painting, I’d have paint scattered around me, brushes, magazines, containers of water, all of it just spreading out around my room. When I pack, I have this (potentially bad?) habit  of pulling everything out, dumping it on my bed and then trying to figure out how it all fits into my bag. (Here’s a good example (or two) from when I left France last July.) The same goes for when I’m cooking. I grab everything I need and then proceed to make a big, unholy mess as I’m cutting and peeling and grating. And I love it.

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Misc.

Hello, 2014 (part i)

proactiveTwo years ago I decided to forgo making a list of resolutions and instead just stick to a word to help define my year.  My first year was ‘fearless’, last year’s was ‘determined’ , and this year I’m picking ‘proactive’.  Unlike my two previous words, this one took me a couple of weeks to settle on, even though there really weren’t any other contenders, it just felt too forward, too energetic, too much going forward and not enough calm to balance it out.  But, it also felt right because of that. Continue reading

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Misc.

Christmas Mice

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Almost every ornament on my family’s Christmas tree has a story behind it. There’s the wreaths made out of dyed bow tie noodles that have pictures of my sisters and I when there were only three of us. The three or four of my face through various years of elementary school. The one my brother got from his god parents for his first Christmas. The Mickey Mouse shaped ones we brought back from Florida when we went in 2008. Everyone has a couple that they specifically hang up every year, for whatever reason it may be. One of my favourite ornaments is one I made way back when I was in grade two or three. My school had an evening for families to come and there were activities and one of them were these baby mice.  Continue reading

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Good Things, Misc.

Good Things

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1. Mail from home. I’ve got little brothers writing letters to me and it’s the sweetest thing.
2. After weeks of apple and pineapple juice, I finally have orange juice for my breakfast.
3. I decided, “Why not?” and got something Christmas-y for my nails.
4. I finally caved in and got Snapchat and have been sharing bits and pieces with my sisters the last few days.

 

Things I’m Loving:

+ Spring cleaning in December – (For your Mac.)
+ 7 lists of Best Photos – (Absolutely amazing!)
+ Just a really good post – (She’s my favourite.)
+ A video of jelly beans – (To explain how many days you have.)

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Misc.

Good Things

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dot1 Found this flawless jacket for 10€ last weekend at El Rastro and have been wearing it constantly. (Can you tell I have a bit of an obsession?)

dot2 December is finally here and I’m getting into the Christmas swing of things with all the Christmas music!

dot3 New shoes. Also inexpensive. Also wearing constantly.

Dot4 I had a friend come over and we watched Corner Gas and then ate bacon and eggs. Not just good, perfect.

 

 

 

Things I’m Loving:

+ DIY Map Shelf – (I have a thing for maps.)
+ This outfit – (That jacket!)
+ Gift guide for photographers – (For those in your life.)
+ 20 things to say more often – (So adorable I can’t!)

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