Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Photodump: Cats

These are all just random shots of the cats from the last few months that I've collected. So many of the Madison pictures her tongue is sticking out, that's just how Madison rolls. I love the second picture of her too, you can see her crooked smile. :/

That last picture of Hobbes and Madison looking out the back door on the chairs together is so cute. Aaron snapped that one actually. He set those chairs up and they both sat there for hours looking out the back door into our yard, watching the animals. They love that spot.

Enjoy the day!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

52 Weeks: 33/52

52 Weeks: One photo a week, every week, for a year.

Aaron and I took a walk to the river earlier this week. The weather has been pretty nice and we wanted to take some photos of the area before the colours completely disappear. I love that this spot is so close to home, it's about a 5 minute walk from our house, which is awesome. It looks really pretty in the winter too, especially when we're lucky enough to have blue skies to go with it. 

Yesterday Aaron and I ordered 300 samosas (ok, actually 36... it was super cheap and we figured we'd freeze some to save for later)... ugh, so many samosas. We still have a lot left. I love samosas, but we ate too many yesterday and both woke up with stomach aches. Note to self: if you order that many samosas again, don't eat too many at once.

Have an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wants: Halloween Edition

  1.  My dream costume. Aaron and I have to get these! Ferris and Cameron, does it get better than this? 
  2. These leggings are perfect to get into the Halloween spirit.
  3. I really want to make cookies with these cookie cutters. They're pretty sweet.
  4. A Count Cat-Ula shirt! I think I need this... for always, not just Halloween.
  5. Scaredy Cat handbag, a must have!
  6. We call Hobbes "Sours" sometimes (just one of her many nicknames) and I was saying the other day we should dress her as a dinosaur for Halloween and call her "Dino-Sours". Yes, we're awesome.
  7. Loving this bat scarf and it's perfect for fall weather.
  8. An Orko costume! Love this.
I'm pretty excited that Halloween falls on a Friday this year. I'm going to break out some awesome 80's Halloween specials (Garfield, yeeees) and movies and get in the zone. We might hang out with some friends that night too, we'll see how it goes. Either way, it'll be fun!

Have a good one!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

52 Weeks: 32/52

52 Weeks: One photo a week, every week, for a year.

I love blue jays. They're so pretty. Birds are beautiful creatures, although I must admit I'm a little afraid of them. Not like crazy afraid of them, I like watching them from a distance but if one were to swoop around me or land on me or something, I'd probably kind of freak out. Maybe I could get used to it, but the thought of it seems a bit scary. 

So, remember how I mentioned we've been feeding the chipmunks? Otherwise known as "putting the TV on for Madison" because she loves sitting there watching them eat for hours and hours. I put some food outside our back door in hopes of the chipmunks coming back. Unfortunately they did not come. I hadn't fed them for a few weeks and it's been getting colder, so not sure if they're still around or not. Anyways, we had so many birds come and eat the food instead! I was pretty surprised. They've never been interested in the food I put out before, but I saw so many different types of birds coming and eating, it was awesome. I even saw a squirrel come up and grab some food. Everything but the chipmunks! Oh well, it was nice having all the animal friends enjoying the food, even if it wasn't who I was expecting.

Have an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Get Organized: Hair, Makeup & Accessories

As I've mentioned in the past, I'm working on organizing every last bit of this house. It's a process, but little by little I will get this thing done. I have a lot of junk to get rid of, but I also have a lot of organizing to do. I've recently organized my makeup desk area. My grandma had an old desk that I turned into my makeup desk. I store all my makeup, hair stuff and accessories like bracelets, necklaces and so on in there. 

The next thing I'd love to add to this area is a vanity. I'm currently just using an old mirror of my grandma's to do my makeup. It's fine, but the mirror is pretty old and has little markings all over it, making it a little hard to see things clearly. Also, poor lighting, so a vanity with lights would be nice. I'll work that out eventually. I love buying storage from Dollarama. They have so many options and it really helps me get organized. Here is what I did to help organize this area:

1: Bracelets & Q-tips // 2: Makeup (so much makeup)
3: Necklaces // 4: Earrings // 5: Hair accessories // 6: Headbands

So much makeup, I know! I don't even use half of it but have it hoarded (just in case...). I should really go through it and get rid of some. I bought a bunch of different sized containers to separate things, my different pieces of makeup, my bracelets, q-tips, earrings and hair accessories and so on. It's all from Dollarama! So many options and so cheap, I love it. For my necklaces, I bought some cork boards from Dollarama, painted them white, put some mod podge on them and that's it. I actually made those a while back and just use thumb tacs to hold up the necklaces. I have my hair brushes, combs and perfumes by themselves in other smaller drawers too.

I have all my earrings in that little white shelf unit on my desk, also from Dollarama. It's convenient because I have different sized holes in my ears, so wear different gauges in them. So this little thing is super handy to organize all the sizes I have. This whole set up is so much better than what it used to be. I used to just have everything tosssed in the drawers and it was a mess!

Happy organizing!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

52 Weeks: 31/52

52 Weeks: One photo a week, every week, for a year.

This is from our most recent jam. It was a good jam, lots of fun and it went surprisingly well considering we haven't jammed together all summer. We were joking around here - "Why will no one honor the ding? I honor the ding, sir." Haha, inside joke. We all found it pretty amusing. Anyone know what that's from? Anyways, Brad is dinging away, Aaron's being a goof and I'm just laughing at them. Aah yes, the ding. I'm looking forward to getting back into regular jamming. We've got some new songs we're working on and it'll be awesome once we're done writing them.

Have a good weekend!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

52 Weeks: 30/52

52 Weeks: One photo a week, every week, for a year.

Madison loves this spot right now. On the couch in the living room, in front of the window and by my curry and parsley plants. Our cats go from spot to spot around the house. They have a favorite spot for a while, then they get bored of it and find another... as is tradition.

It's Aaron's birthday today and Madison's birthday tomorrow. We don't really have anything planned (we never do anything for our birthdays), but just going to chill at home together. Madison will get some treats and going outside tomorrow, two of her favorite things!

Enjoy the day!