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And Another Week Starts…

In blog, books, camping, catalog, community, promote, quadding, relaxing, weekend on April 14, 2008 at 4:49 pm

This weekend was perfect. I haven’t had a weekend that relaxing or fulfilling in a long time, it was exactly what I needed.

I was thinking after I posted last time, how amazing it is that I can say “we don’t usually go to government camping spots”. Most people don’t have that option. When we visited the Shuswap last summer, we assumed we would be able to camp out along the way. In our area, you can find unofficial camping spots wherever you want. Really. And it’s not private property, it’s the middle of the bush. But we had forgotten it wasn’t like that down south. There’s private property everywhere, no room for a quick camping spot and hardly even room to pull off the road at all. I consider myself so blessed to be able to go camping, drive half an hour and be in the middle of nowhere.

The weather was beautiful this weekend, perfect with the exception of a wind. It was so relaxing to sit around, warm by the fire, chat and roast wieners. We forgot the marshmallows, but as long as I have my M&M’s I’m fine (: I had brought my book (The Other Boleyn Girl) and it turned out I needed it. The boys decided to abandon us for several hours (according to them, it was “a good half hour”. HA!). I sat beside the fire, warmed my toes, ate my M&M’s and read. It was so amazing to be able to read for so long, something I don’t get to do (or don’t chose to do) at home very often.

I’ll post a couple pictures as soon as I take them off the camera.

Also, I’ve joined another bloggers community, Blog Catalog. Hopefully I’ll be able to make some new contacts and be able to promote my blog more. It’s just another way to build my blog up and hopefully make it more successful…while having fun!

How was everyone’s weekend?


Etsy Fave

In art, books, collage, etsy, feature, journal, seller, selling, sketching, store on April 10, 2008 at 5:13 pm

I haven’t featured an Etsy store in a while and I found this great store yesterday. Somavenus has these funky journals or sketch books, covered with colorful collages and abstract art. I love it!!

One of my favorite things about this store is that they use their original photography to decorate the covers of the journals, not all of them, but some. And great prices! $30 bucks for a freaking cool journal. I think it’s a great idea for a present for a teen, they’re always so hard to buy for I find.

In books, etsy, fantasy, fire, jack whyte, reading, sellers, store, stores, tad williams, winter on November 21, 2007 at 10:41 pm

Charity Elise Designs

Jennifer Rydin Designs

Khermsen Photography

Winter brings mixed feelings for me. Being Canadian and in living in the North, there are few things I appreciate about the cold winters. I love curling up in front of the fire with a book, roasting chestnuts, Christmas and the feeling of family surrounding me around that time. I think that’s where it stops (: I do love the crispness of winter. Not so much the crisp air, but the crisp white that covers everything. It makes it all look so clean.

The beauty of Winter, the pictures, the romantic images, is what I appreciate most about winter. Pictures of a thick frost, a deer in deep snow, trees laden with loads of powder, capture the beauty if it all. That I can appreciate. What I can’t appreciate is actually being there, freezing my buns off, my camera not working because the batter is too cold, wind blowing through my multiple layers of clothing…

I really do love reading in front of the fireplace though. I’ve just finished reading the Memory Sorrow and Thorn series by Tad Williams and now I’m moving onto Skystone by Jack Whyte.

What books are you reading in front of the fire this winter?