Posts Tagged ‘read’

Finding New Loves

In Uncategorized on October 20, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Just going through my blog roll and their favorites…I love doing that. Finding new blog loves and daily reads is so fun. Like a treasure box full of creative nick-nacks.

Thanksgiving Whites

In Uncategorized on October 11, 2009 at 5:11 am


Treasury by Monicaj.

I need to buy some headbands soon. They’re so cute! Oh, and see Mandizzle’s shop? Twice. Twice she’s been on Etsy’s front page Treasury!

Have you seen what Kitty is up to lately?

Linkey Loo

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2009 at 6:28 pm
  • I’m considering getting this hair cut. I’ve booked the appointment, but I might chicken out on such a short style…I’m getting something short for sure, but maybe not quite this short (:
  • I want my own personalized stationary.
  • Sears has the cutes dresses this Spring. I was just looking through their catalog as the car was warming up this morning (-15 again today!) and was super impressed! I’m interested in finding an Etsy seller that would make something similar for me.
  • I’m about to go read this interview.
  • I’m looking into doing the Welcome Wagonas a full time job when I’m done at my husbands office. Hopefully between that, Arbonne and Etsy, I’ll be able to work out of the house full time!
  • I have two new favorite daily reads: Old But New  and Wunderbug.

New Faves

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm

Just looking for some new favorite blogs. Here’s what I’ve found so far:

Non Pareil

Apt #34

Cute Overload

Ruby Press

This is Glamorous

Tiny K

And I saw this blog featured on a couple of blogs so I had to check it out! It’s in French, but the pictures are fab! Le Blog de Betty.


Before the Fire

In Uncategorized on December 8, 2008 at 6:15 pm


My birthday was a couple weeks ago and OF COURSE I asked for a gift certificate to Chapters. It’s really just a given for me. The whole experience is a gift for me. The moment I walk into Chapters, I feel a weight taken off of my shoulders, I breathe easier, I fall in love.

Books, antiques and new, get me somehow. As soon as I see them I want to flip through them, smell their pages and take in their words.

We don’t have a Chapters in our town, so during our trip to Calgary and Edmonton, we enjoyed a couple trips to the store.

We stepped into the store, the big classically worn doors closing out the winter cold and the tables of colorful books inviting us in even further. I smiled and breathed in the relaxation that pounced on me.

First: to the discount tables. I’m a bargian shopper, so any novel that I can get at a discount is a double treat. But since I love books so much, it’s really not something I stress about too much.

Then: to the Fantasy section. I’ve been meaning to start reading the Robert Jordan fantasy novels since I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about the books…including my Dad-In-Laws opinion, which says a lot. I also picked up a novel about the beginnings of King Arthur by Jack Whyte. The author is actually from my province British Columbia.

Now: To Heather’s Picks. Heather reads tons of Chapters books and then reviews them or picks her favorites. I picked up a book “The Thirteenth Tale” and looked it over. I had seen it before and it looked interesting. I bought it.

Talk about AWESOME! It’s been a long time since I’ve gotten lost in a book. You know that feeling where you just can’t stop reading and even when you do, you want to go back to your book? This book does that. A total classic. Well written and a beautiful and twisting plot. Prepare to LOVE IT!

I finished the book last night, as I sat before our fireplace on my green velvet arm chair, and kept wishing it wouldn’t end. It’s really that good.

Blog Love

In Uncategorized on October 1, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Just thought I’d send some link love to blog’s I’ve newly discovered or haven’t linked to lately (:


Green Grass

In Uncategorized on May 16, 2008 at 4:23 pm


Last night I tried to garden…I walked around the yard, hoping to find something to weed, something to get my hands dirty. Nothing. In our area, the veteran gardeners don’t suggest to plant your garden before the May Long weekend, so I can’t plant anything yet.

I ended up planting some Basil to grow in the house, grabbing my book and camera and laying on the grass for a while. Cobes thought I was playing, why else would I lay on the ground??, and would sporadically come and pounce on me or lick my face as she walked by. She finally settled down and chewed her twig while I relaxed, soaking up the sun and feeling the grass on my feet.

I’m so releived it summer! It feels so good to have the sun beating down and the yard looks so fresh and green and bright! I just can’t wait until after this weekend when I’ll plant my Foxgloves, Hollyhocks, Peonies, Lupins and hopefully a few Hydrangea trees (trees? or shrubs?).

The last picture of Cobie shows off her big ears…”Cobie – Bat Dog!”.

Q: What are your summer weekend plans?