Monday, May 28, 2012

It's my birthday!

Hi friends! Today is my birthday! I love birthdays, so today is fun for me. I had to work today, but they got a cake for me so that was okay. In a little bit Chris and I are headed to either the Olive Garden or the Keg for supper (we haven't decided which one yet). Don't worry if you didn't get me a present, I accept those any time :P

Friday, May 18, 2012

Mail post 3.6

This month has been very sad, in regards to incoming mail. I actually just got a letter yesterday, as my first one of the month! But I didn't take a picture of it, so I'll include it next time.  

For Snail Mail Fan
For Winnie's Girl
The one in the back is for Kelly who lives in the Maritimes

For Merissa
For Lady Kay

I've been very pleased with myself in catching up on my letters. I was really unmotivated to write letters for a while, but now I have things to say so I'm happy to write. I've found some new mail blogs this week, which always inspire me to get my mail on as well. I wish that I had the time to just write letters every day and have an awesome post to go 2 or 3 times a week, but that just isn't the case. I'm at a point where I want to focus on the pen pals I already have and get to know them better. I'm not seeking out new friends at this time, but at the same time I don't want to miss out on getting to know someone really awesome either.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

DIY desk inspiration.

Lately I've really been wanting to repaint my office, and I plan on doing it sometime this month. I also decided that my desk needs a fresh coat of paint, so I've been trying to come up with something simple yet creative to do with it. I'm torn between doing a pastel yellow or a pastel purple colour.

This is how it looks now. It's a standard desk, drawers on both sides. It's not made from nice wood or anything, so it definitely needs to stay painted. (I'm not looking forward to sanding it down, but that's another story)

One thing I've seen that intrigues me is doing an ombre kind of look. It's just so in right now, you know? Here are some ideas I got from Pinterest.

Here are some ideas that are not ombre, but still very cool:

If you see anything out there that you think is awesome, feel free to share it with me! Leave a comment with a link, or tag me in a pin (my username is feedotbee). I'm hoping to get this done sooner than later, and of course I will show off my results!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Getting back into the swing of things.

After a long time of having a blog dry spell, I have suddenly come up with tons of inspiration! The problem now is that I don't know where to start with my ideas! Oh, sometimes I make myself laugh.

So to start, I have changed my blog name! My home is now officially Light & Shadow. I don't know if it will show up for those of you following in Google Reader - 2 or 3 blogs I follow have also changed their names recently and it doesn't show up there. But whatever, maybe someday it will switch.

I had a lovely weekend. I had Friday off, so I spent the afternoon with my friend Tiffany in the city. We did some shopping, and then went out for supper. I was a very good girl and didn't buy very much. Cards for Mother's Day (yay, I remembered before the day before!!), yarn to knit a blanket for a friend's upcoming baby, a foot scrub from Lush (gosh, I love Lush. Who doesn't?), and a couple movies from the bargain bin at Walmart. (I love the $5 dvd bin) Did anyone else love this movie as a kid?

Yeah, I totally bought it.

Saturday I had to work, but for once I was off early enough that Chris and I could go to church at 4! I love being able to go to the 4 o'clock service, because then it feels like my whole weekend is still free! We went to my parents place for supper after - I miss my mom's cooking so I love to go there. Tacos! (my brother has a friend that literally thinks it is pronounced "tay-co." Um, no.) We played some new board games they bought. I love board games.

Yesterday was sleeping in, reading in bed, and writing letters! I got 2 done yesterday, which brings my pile of replies down to 9. I feel very good about this. I even feel hopeful that I could be caught up by the end of the week!

I enjoyed some chai tea whilst writing letters. Isn't there just something about tea and letter-writing that lends to each other?

The evening was spent at the in-laws for supper (I love it when parents invite us over and I don't have to cook!). We watched a movie and then went to McDonald's for ice cream. I tried their new Drumstick McFlurry, and it was pretty tasty. I just have a weakness for ice cream in general, though. (You wouldn't be able to tell by looking at me :P)

I hope you all have a lovely week, and you will be hearing from me more!