Tuesday, November 15, 2011

i'm BACK.

my boys!

WOW Its been an awfully long time since I updated this bad boy.. APOLOGIES to anyone who has checked it,...if you are still around :)

Thought Id start off with some show and tell! Flea Market Finds Since September and other random photos and projects!

$2.00 Vintage table cloth with my fave colors

Some lovely old colored glass jars above!

an interesting old bottle, i really liked the graphics on it.

an old railroad lantern that was hung in railway cars

project: painted the coffee table with chalkboard paint!

A tiny tin bear! I loved him!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


driving through the desert
lunch at Duarte's Tavern

Super old timey bar in the middle of nowhere

Billy singing a slow rendition of Tupac's "California"


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

of course I did.

Yeah. Guess what color?

Today was errand day! I managed to work in the morning, go to a dentist appointment, come home, work for an hour, then walk down the street with my cat in a carrier to her vet appointment, then come home, work some more.

Then I napped. HARD. While watching Storage Wars, which BTW is my favorite guilty pleasure show. Oh.. aside from Teen Mom and Jersey Shore of course. I'm classy like that.

And then it was Thursday! This week is flying by! Only 8 days till California!

Random Awesomeness: Every Saturday until October, there is a farmers market across the STREET FROM MY HOUSE.. ehfdufejhgfuwerjf!!!!
Last week we walked over and I got local berries, peas, organic sourdough bread, homemade cookies, ate tacos and had agave sweetened lemonade. Hippie deliciousness!
Every week the vendors will rotate so I'm excited to check it out again!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Holy CRAP!!!!


I'M KIND OF freaking out. I never thought my apartment would get featured. WTF!
So cool!!!!!!

new front door.

This morning, on my third to last day of "stay-cation" I woke up, walked into the hallway, rubbed my eyes and decided to paint the font door. No second guessing when I plow into a project. This girl just goes.

Wanna know what remains on my kind of lame "stay-cation" bucket list?

-Get a Library Card, and load up on books.
-Buy Husband some non-ugly shorts - DONE
-Buy a new sports bra for running - DONE
-Go to Richmond Centre because you have been there in years - DONE
-Go have lunch with husband on his break
-Go lay in the park across the street with some library books and get a tan (weather permitting!)

that's it! Our real vacation starts later in August when we fly down to LA, rent a car and visit some friends, and drive up the coast to visit Billy's dad and hit up some sweet food joints a la Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Before & After!

WHO doesn't appreciate a good BEFORE & AFTER project!? I certainly do.


New bedroom bookcase/shoe/who knows what storage!

And yes...I'm aware that I paint EVERYTHING various shades of turquoise. Maybe Turquoise should stop looking so damn good, so I can move on to another color.

I need more books to stack in it. It matches our bedspread, which was absolutely intentional.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

antique flea market part II

Hit up up the Antique Flea Market again today! More finds that I could NOT resist! I had company today, 2 of my lovely co-workers Kayleigh and Emily.

COVETED vintage fan, I am so glad I found you. I have always wanted you.

Stack of sweet little milk-glass cups for $5.00

awesome set of deer bartending accessories for $3.00

vintage milk-glass juicer for my dearest, who likes to crank out some freshly squeezed juice once in a while!

I may have talked my mom into hitting up the September one with me.

If anyone is interested in attending: Details here!
..or don't...leave the good stuff for me...yeah. I like that better. STAY HOME.

Friday, July 1, 2011

my go everywheres

laptop and life.

Monday, June 27, 2011

latest finds

AMAZING red dresser/new TV stand/birthday gift from my mother in law!! LOVE! LOVE!

big mirror for my hallway, *don't be hatin on my mustached front door y'all

little retro clock/timer

rotary phone like the one from my childhood! $30

vintage jadeite and milk glass mugs

I should stop buying things...

Monday, June 20, 2011

rest in peace little friend.

photo jacked from my brother!

Today we said goodbye to our little minnie. after 17 years of watching my brother and I grow up, move out of the house and still come back for sunday dinners, she will be dearly missed on those days.

She was my very first kitten, she had a scratchy meow, and we adored her. <3

I hope my mom can relax now, knowing she is not in pain and not having to face the stress of worrying about her anymore. While the loss of a sick pet is always painful, I understand and lived through the strange relief that comes with it when it's over.

Friday, June 17, 2011


aftermath of the riot.

vancouver had its own therapy session all over the boarded up storefronts. it was heartbreaking but so healing to read the messages written.

and on another note I might as well add some photos because its been a while!

I inherited some vintage circus posters from my aunt who is downsizing. They have been in the family for years. I love them!

and lastly....why everyone should own a ragdoll kitty...

all love.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lazy technology

Testing my laziest possible blogging option yet. I'm writing this from my iPhone, in bed.
Test test test. Sorry if you are reading this!

Blogger was not letting me post but I think I fixed it!


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Some things!

Finally framed my vintage street map of Vancouver. Found this at a junk shop way back when.

Got a small start on my hallway photo collection. Gonna try and go all the way up the wall!

S'mores night! We played Trivial Pursuit Boys against Girls.

Dave is missing from this shot, but how cute is this picture? Reading the rules!

and ending it with a happy kitty in a box. This is the face he makes when I talk to him. Happy guy! xo

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Live in Canada? I urge you to sign this

They are trying to cap our internet usage, and that aint cool. Don't make me move to the US, Canada!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

happy monday!

Apparently today is the "Most Depressing Day of The Year".
Bah! Not in my hood.
Billy helped me hang up my Ikea rail system.
I'm planning on calling it "monorail!....monorail!"
*simpsons nerds holla!!*

It's great though, I'm almost trying to seek out things I can hang up. My shelves are slowly emptying!

It's day one of eating better also. Decided to start my resolutions this year a lot later than normal. Why not right? We shall see. I loves me some candy...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

the cutest home invader ever.

uh oh
*image care of google, but this is exactly the darling little face we are dealing with. He is SO TINY, how could we hurt this?

I'll start from the beginning...
On the morning of January 1st, Billy was sitting at his desk in the computer room, and out of nowhere, this little guy comes wandering up to his steaming plate of french toast that is sitting on the desk, waiting to be eaten. Billy calmly exclaims "THERE IS A MOUSE IN HERE,.. ON MY DESK"

So immediately we close the office door, hustle the cat (Moose, obviously, the other cat probably befriended the damn mouse) in with us and tell him to "GO GET IT!!!". Now, I didn't want the cat to hurt the mouse, just to corner it so we could nab him safely.

It worked perfectly, it was like Moose read our minds: he simply chased the mouse out, cornered him without any injury, we got the little guy into a box, walked across the street to the high school (train tracks, lots of grass to hide in! heaven for a mouse right?!) released him, did the most epic high five ever and went home without a thought of him coming back! ALL WAS GOOD!! YAY! Peta would never throw flour on us! We saved a mouse!


I DID plug up a few spots where I thought he may have gotten in, and I did not do a good job, as he managed to dig right back through. SIGH.
I have re-plugged every hole and tiny crack with steel wool (pro tip: mice only need 1/4 inch to crawl through! ack!) and Moose is doing his job of checking the entire perimeter of the house, cupboards and closets included, every 20 minutes when i tell him to "GO GET IT!"

Crossing my fingers that I have plugged the mouse out of the house and that Moose will not find him before we do. If anybody has any cruelty free tips, send them my way!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


oh hi!

Is this sign not amazing? I AM OBSESSED with this shop on etsy: Oh Dier. here
I'm totally going to order one of these when the husband scores a new job (Interviews are happening folks! cross your internet fingers)

It's been a month since I last posted anything! LAME. I know. Work was crazy in the weeks leading up the New Years Eve, had to do some mandatory customer service phone duty on the 30th and 31st, and it should have been awful, but it was actually fun! I am so lucky I work in such an awesome place.

we had some friends over before christmas to play microsoft knect. Here is Chelsea busting out some roger rabbit in my living room to some dancing game.

Had a super quiet NYE with some friends, Amanda made a Mexican feast and we dug in and it was lovely. Exactly what I wanted to do. SIT and eat. I had a beer in the office, said happy new year to everybody, raced home and we high tailed it to Amanda and Justin's place.

We have a new puppy at work! Minnie! Here I am awkwardly trying to hold her. She is a yorkie/chihuahua and she is teeny and so silky, I hog her from everybody else.

Been organizing and changing things around in the apartment, the bathroom is coming along nicely! I'm on the lookout for a sweet new mirror, and as soon as we are back to being a 2 income household again, it's NEW-COUCH CITY: Population ME.

I am dreaming of an amazing grey velvet mid century square wonder with tufted buttons and the type of cushions that never sag and get all smashed-looking from the cats. SIGH.
HELLO: all of these....

Said dream couch likely costs thousands. I wish I was handier and could have the "balls" to attempt re-upholstering something. I know you can take a course, but it seems like soooo much work.

Big ideas never stop though! I can deal with that.