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Mistletoe and Summer Flowers

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2009 at 4:28 pm

It’s crazy how, after a week of -40c weather, -10c feels so summery! “You know you’re Canadian when…”

I’m looking through Etsy today, trying to decide about a custom buckle from Fosterweld, browsing Gift Guides (and lusting over this summer floral picture by Get The Picture) and getting in the Christmas mood!

A few more things I need to do to get into the Christmas mood:

  • Watch Love Actually
  • Put on the Xmas tunes and wrap gifts
  • Drink some mint hot chocolate
  • Bake goodies!

Tonight my little sister is coming to sleep over. She’s 15 and I love it when she sleeps over and we can have a Girls Night. Chick flicks here we come!

Summer Evening

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Originally uploaded by Olivia Bee

I’m loving the colors of this photo, and the lighting behind her hair. It has such a typical summer evening feel to it. If only she was holding a piece of BBQ’d corn, then it really would be the perfect summer night (but would also look kinda weiiiird).

A friend and I are going to be doing a photoshoot pretty soon, we’re just finishing up all the final touches. We bought three summer dresses for the shoot, all for under $15, a large silk Peony, a blonde wig from Ebay (in a bob style), and we’re borrowing a pair of cowboy boots.

We’re going go do the shoot at my parents farm. I figure pictures by the horse, maybe in the woods with the goats, or in the chicken coop with a chicken under my arm, would be pretty cool. We’re also going to bring a picnic basket, quilt and wine glasses down to the woods and see what sort of fairy-tale / whimsical feel we can create down there. Should be interesting!

In Uncategorized on August 8, 2009 at 5:16 pm

I keep thinking I need to quit the blog-life. Come on Kate, just do it, spare the readers some heartbreak and tell them you’re quitting…quit stringing them along! But then I read through my blog and other blogs on my Blog Roll and I…just…can’t! I can’t quit, I love blogging and love creating and I love sharing it all!

I know it’s a bit sporadic, but I’m here and I do care about my readers, and I am trying to be more consistent.

Thanks for being patient with me and still popping by for a read. I do appreciate it!

I’m busy reading through my Blog Roll today, Design Lovely, Esta Sketch, Darling Dexter…they’re all so beautiful and completely inspiring. I love them, they make my heart feel light and happy. Sappy, I know, but totally true.

 

jersey

Jersey, isn’t she getting BIG? Puppies always grow up too fast!

girls

At a summer wedding with my girls.

 

Just a few of the things I’ve been up to in the past little while! More to come!

Summer Lovin

In Uncategorized on June 12, 2009 at 8:37 pm

This summer is GLORIOUS! We have the best weather, especially for June! It’s just incredible. I’ve burnt like a crisp, I’m peeling like a snake, my garden is in, my flowers are flourishing, my new puppy is friggen adorable, my sleep is ruined.

Life. Is. Wonderful!

My blog, however…is suffering because of it. Sorry for my absence!

Since summer has arrived, I’ve been looking for  a new workout system. Pilates or Yoga? Bike riding or karate? It’s a toss up. Oh and throw Water Aerobic in there and it’s all messed up even more. I think I’m leaning towards Pilates with a side of bike riding in the evenings.

How is your summer going so far? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment on an adventure you’ve had lately!

Ps: Lesson learned this summer: Use sun screen! Arbonnesun screen because it’s naturally based, no animal bi-products, no mineral oil and it targets the RIGHT UV rays…weirdly enough, some of them out there don’t even do that!

Gardening

In etsy on August 10, 2008 at 10:00 pm

                                 

                                 

I wish I could say that I was this great gardener and all my flower bloomed full and thick every year. But no. I’m just not that girl. I killed my Thyme, it just shrivled away (good thing you’re supposed to dry it!) and I’m honestly surprised that my Fox Gloves, Holly Hocks, Lavender, tomatoes and Basil have actually made it this far. I wish I could devote myself to growing an amazing garden, but it’s not really possible when I work full time and do KatelynJane Bags on the side.

Look at these Fox Gloves! First of all, I didn’t even realize they were going to bloom this year…aren’t they supposed to bloom the second year after planting? Oh well, they’re pretty (: And then my basil is doing pretty cool too, I just love putting it in my cooking! Yum.

Speaking of which, I need to get thinking about dinner!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! The fair is in town so I’ll be taking that in and then tanning, the heat is amazing here!!

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?