Friday, September 30, 2011

FITBF 2.15

Link up at Lauren's

1.   My current obsession is      nail polish. Stationery. But those are kind of always all the time  .

2.    Playing video games with my hubby      make me happy.

3.  My greatest strength is   organizing spaces   .

4.    Procrastination   is my greatest weakness.

5.  My life is    pretty awesome, even though I don't have a job. My husband, family and friends are amazing, and we are blessed with so much .

6.  In high school I was     average - I had a lot of friends but I wasn't super popular or involved in everything   .

7.  When I'm super tired    I zone out, start mumbling, and laugh at everything  .

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Good mail day (for others) 2.5

Hallelujah! It is a miracle! I have completely answered every letter in my pile waiting for a reply, as well as writing 2 new pen pals! I feel so good about myself right now because I have not managed to do that in a very long time!

Before I start with the letters, here is my letter holder that I made. It's made out of cardboard and a wire hanger bent into shape. It works, but someday I'd like something more sturdy.

A letter from a dear friend, the only incoming in several weeks. This letter was very lovely!! But I must get getting a landslide soon, no? :(

For Lindsay, who is adjusting to life in Korea.

I made a couple mix cds for Jasmine along with my letter to her.

Summer was my partner in Bianca's mix swap, and she sent me some very lovely things! I had to send her a thank you!

A thank you for Emilie's wonderful giveaway that I won a while back.

Going to the delightful Belen.

I sent Julia some wedding pictures, as I'm not sure if she reads my blog or not.

Mr Hedgehog going to Annie.

A lovely fall letter for Callie. I had a brain fart and wrote "non-machiaable" at first. Oops.

A note for dear Katyha.

First letters going out to Merissa and Kotona. I can't wait to hear back from them!

A pink note for my pink-hating friend Estela. I had a reason though - we'd just watched a Pink Panther movie together, so I wrote the letter on my Pink Panther stationery and had to have a pink envelope too! You see?

So lots of people should watch their mailboxes, and I'll keep watching mine :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

My home

Hi friends! I am finally posting some pictures of our house! Yay, go me! One of them is already outdated, with the bookshelves that I painted a couple days ago. But whatever. The rest is the same.

 This is a picture of our house that I just had saved in my phone. It was on the house listing online, I think. Anyway, I didn't take it, but it looks the same so who cares.

::Our house when we moved in::

This was written on our bathroom door with a Sharpie. It came off with a Mr Clean magic eraser :)

 This is our ugly bathroom. It's the only part of the house that hasn't been updated since it was built.

This is the master bedroom just after Chris moved in. I hated that shelf, floating in the middle of nowhere.

This is the kitchen. I absolutely hated this shade of blue. Ugh. Yes, my purse on the couch there is practically the same colour, but can you understand how terrible it looks on the walls? Can you understand that I am not a hypocrite??

::Our house after all the work::

A detail shot of our kitchen chairs after we upholstered them. I love this pattern soooo much!!!!
Our slightly less ugly bathroom. We repainted all the walls and cabinets, and bought a nice new shower curtain and rod. So at least I can hide the ugly tub when I'm not in it :)

Our master bedroom. I really love the wall colour. It makes me happy.

This is my office. I was debating between painting it green or purple, and I kind of wish I'd gone with purple. But nonetheless, I still like it. (I may paint it in a year or two, who knows?)

Chris' office. It's just flipped from mine so I only took one picture of it :P Well, he doesn't have bookshelves, he has his computer desk there.

Our kitchen. I wish I had more counter space for baking and cooking, but it's okay. Someday I'll have a bigger kitchen :)

This is our living room. I am in love with our orange wall. As you can see, we haven't put much artwork up, but that will happen eventually. Chris is planning on doing some pieces for the dining area and our bedroom. Oh, also the two end bookshelves are the ones I painted. Chris' younger brother made them, and they were never painted. So I just painted them a chocolate brown (a bit lighter than the fireplace unit) so they would look more finished. And they do. Success!

And that is our house! I hope you enjoyed my "virtual tour" haha.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Chuck marathons and Coldplay (FITBF 2.14)

 Link up at Lauren's
1.   The best thing I did all week was     actually paint the bookshelves I've been meaning to paint for about 4 months.

2.    Chuck marathons      make me super happy.

3.  Pets are   wonderful, even though they're crazy :)   .

4.    My husband   is the best thing about my life.

5.  With the cooler weather I am looking forward to    hot chocolate, baking, cozy sweaters, and knitting .

6.  Something that's on my "wish list" right now is     Coldplay's new album! So excited   .

7.  This weekend I am going to    hang out with some friends, go to church, write letters, and hang out with my husband  .

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wedding photos - reception

Next in the series of wedding pictures, the reception! Everyone told me how they had a good time, which made me really happy. I didn't want to have a boring wedding. But apparently ours was memorable, so that's awesome :) (haha boosts my ego a bit, that's for sure!)

 Walking back in.
 Close up bouquet shot. White lilies, yellow roses, coral gerbra daisies.
 Coming in for a kiss.
 We played the shoe game! That was fun!
 My parents
 My in-laws.
Sharing a secret smile ;)

Have a lovely day, my friends!

Monday, September 19, 2011

22/100 read.

I've seen this meme pop up here and there throughout the years. The BBC says that this is a list of must reads and most people have only read 6. It's been a while since I updated it, so I decided to do it again. I've put the ones I've read in bold, which is 22 out of 100. Well that's certainly better than 6, but I have long way to go. Maybe completing this list will be my goal for 2012.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (currently on my shelf waiting to be read soon!)

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare

15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

34 Emma - Jane Austen

35 Persuasion - Jane Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
(um, this is different from 33?)

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving

45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

 47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel

52 Dune - Frank Herbert

53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons

54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt

64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac

67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding

69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie

70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

72 Dracula - Bram Stoker

73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses - James Joyce

76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

78 Germinal - Emile Zola

79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

80 Possession - AS Byatt.

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker

84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

94 Watership Down - Richard Adams

95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo 

If you fill this out, I'd love to read it! Please leave a comment with a link if you do! :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

FITBF 2.13

 Play along at Lauren's
1.   You should always take time to  be with the people you love.

2.  Laughter   make(s) the world a happier place to be.

3.  I can hardly wait for Christmas and going to Edmonton for the first time .

4.  Sunday  is my favorite day of the week.

5.  Something totally dumb and ridiculous that I love is  Mr Bean. Really, that show is so ridiculous but it is just classic and makes me laugh every time.

6.  If I could, I would  bust into the publishing world and take them by storm :)

7.  I rather like  Chai tea anything.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wedding photos - ceremony

I thought it was high time that I post more pictures of my wedding! This is how the room was set up - we had everything in just one room, and I was so happy we decided to do it that way. Main reason - it was cheaper, both in regards to renting spaces and decorations. Also, I am lazy and did not want to do two rooms. And lastly, this gave me a good excuse to avoid having a receiving line! Golly, I hate receiving lines. I usually skip out on them unless I'm really close to one or both of the couple. Anyway. Don't worry, we didn't ignore our guests! Chris and I went around to every table during the meal to say hi and chat with our guests. It made it way less stressful for me.

 Chris' parents being escorted in by his older brother.
 Waiting for me.
 Here I am!
 I love this picture - breath of relief!
 Le boys
 Ze ladies

 Prayer of blessing - love it!!
 My friend Kameika singing Feels Like Home by Chantal Kreviazuk. I think Kameika is better :)

We are married now!!

So that's the ceremony for you! I hope you enjoy :)