Saturday, September 26, 2009

lovelovelove

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've been adjusting to SCHOOL and I've also been sick. SO SICK.
Anyway, I'm not going to bore you with the details of SO SICK. I recently discovered Our Broken Garden on a site called The Black Cab Sessions, which is very cool.



lovelovelove.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

A Garage Sale Run of the Decade

Labour day weekend! For me this year, a celebration of a last and a first. This weekend is the last time I will have two days off in a row until Thanksgiving, as I will be going back to school and restructuring my work week to fit everything, much to the chagrin of my days off. As I ordinarily work on Saturdays, this was the first one this summer that I was able to spend with my husband. In preparation for this momentous occasion, we both did a lot of thinking about what we should do together. And of course as the passionate romantics that we are, we settled on garage-saling.

I proceeded to make a map (which I later discovered I couldn't print, damn you Google terms of use!) that would enable us to efficiently visit every sale in a tidy circuit.


View Terrace Garage Sales Sept 5 in a larger map


Having successfully overcome the obstacles of The When and The Where, we proceeded to search for little gems amongst the usual clutter that is the Garage Sale.


Exhibit A:



Two to three years worth of reading, all great books, most of which were already on my reading list.

Exhibit B:



Let's get ready for some good old retrotainment!

Exhibit C:



A SNOWBOARD. The guy just gave it to us, literally. He was like, 'oh, you're just learning how to board? Here, you go, it's yours.' Karma? I don't know. Bindings are awful, but we have another set, as well as boots. I'm officially OUTFITTED PEOPLE!

Friday, September 4, 2009

A Dumping Ground Free Home

When we moved into our first home, it was clear immediately that the spare room needed a little sprucing up. The walls were a horrendous color of peach, accented with mullberry blue curtains and trim. Horrifying.

The old ceiling tiles are sagging and we were planning to drywall, as well as remove the carpet in favour of laminate.

In light of the amount of work needing to be done, we didn't take the time to create a usable space. Instead, the room became a place to dump the laundry when we didn't feel like folding, or hide things that you didn't really have a place for. A bedroom sized junk drawer, in an already tiny house.

A year and a half later, we still have not done one ounce of the work that is needed in the spare room. One reason could be that we haven't really ever had enough money to supply materials (which isn't reeeeally true), or that we aren't using the room anyway, so why fix it?

Finally the time came when I couldn't take it anymore. We needed to stop wasting the valuable space, ugly or not. My wardrobe has recently outgrown my closet, thanks to a generous friend who provided me with an enormous number of closet-castaways. (A good friend, indeed). We needed to buy a wardrobe, and while we were at it, I was really ready to get my books out of the prison of cardboard they had been in for the past two years, and to do that we were going to need bookshelves.

As stated, the room is still extremely ugly and we have in no way abandoned our plan to renovate. (We actually are hoping to claim some writeoffs from renovations, and we could easily spend over a thousand big ones in this room alone). So, before Christmas, CHANGE WILL COME. In the meantime, we have this:



Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Very Special Day

This photo is one of just a few that I have of David's Grandma and Grandpa Hannon, (which is ridiculous, considering how many pictures get taken when we are all together!)
Regardless of the quantity of photos that I have in my possession, this particular image perfectly captures their silly, loveable nature, which is not reserved only for their many grandchildren, but also for eachother.

Happy anniversary you two!