Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Oh Nuts

Isn't that what you wanted to see on a Wednesday morning.  It is hump day.  Or not.  So that's what I had to look at on my way home yesterday.  Unfortunately for me, the truck nuts viewings seem to happen more often than they should.  I know I'm from the country, but we aren't all like this.  And they aren't always the same ones.  It's upsetting.  It's revolting.  It distracts me while I'm driving because I'm throwing up a little bit in my mouth.  Who buys these?  Seriously. 

That's all I've got for today.  Here's hoping that none of you are subjected to looking at these any time soon.
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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

A Little Piece of Our Wedding

          
I can't even believe that it's Pinterest Challenge time again!  This actually couldn't have come at a better time, because the day that I was planning on completing this little craft, Katie and Sherry announced the new challenge!

For those who don't know, the Pinterest Challenge is Katie Bower and Sherry Petersik's way of getting us to stop pinning and start doing!  I was supposed to take something that I have pinned and recreate it in my own way.  And so I did just that.

So here is the original:


 It's a tree ornament that has an wedding invitation inside.  It's a great way to do something with old wedding invitations!

I started by cutting up the invitations into strips.  I used a paper cutter to get straight lines.  I tried to make each strip have a line of words on it so that you can peep through the ornament and be able to see what some of them say!
Then I wrapped the strips around a pen and held them for a few seconds.  They curled fairly easily.  I did two ornaments, one with my own invitation and one with a friends.  One thing I did find is that it worked better with thinner strips.  This might be unavoidable though because basically your strip width depends on the font size on the invitation.
Rolling, rolling, rolling!
The whole project didn't even take that long!  I added some teal scrap booking paper to mine to add some colour.  Then I finished it off by tying some fancy ribbon so that you can hang them on the tree.

Do you see what I see?  
Oh look, she likes them too!

I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.  I could have used a smaller ornament, but when I was buying the ornaments I had no idea how full the invitation would make them.  It's a nice memory ornament for our tree.  And I gave the other one to Michaela for her tree.  The whole thing cost me less than $14 (well that was my total receipt at Michael's), and I have 2 ornaments and lots of ribbon left for future creations!  Next person to give me a wedding invitation that can be cut into strips gets a free ornament.  Challenge complete.

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Monday, 29 October 2012

When the Husband's Away....

I didn't exactly play.  Why did I think that I could read 2 modules and complete 2 assignments for my tax course?  It just wasn't going to happen.  I did get 1.5 modules and 1.a little bit assignments done though, so I can't be too upset with myself.  But if I want to go away for our anniversary next weekend (not if I want to, we are going, so it's not an option), I need to get my butt in gear.

Oh ya, so Ryan went to Penn State this weekend.  The happiest place on earth I've heard.  Well now that Sandusky isn't there anymore.  Too soon?  So I had the house to myself.  Just me and my cat, and the dog for a little while.  And I'm not going to lie, I love having the house to myself once in awhile. 

I did get dressed both days (because I actually had events to attend) so I'm not a total lost cause.  And I reignited my love for Edward Cullen by watching Twilight and New Moon.  I need to prepare for November 17th for the finale of the series!
We found a little jacket for Oliver that has been passed down from puppies of the past (oh so sad).  The poor little guy has zero body fat so he goes outside and just shivers away.  Unfortunately he looked like a goof ball and it was a bit too big.  We hope he will grow into it.  And if you are wondering, my camera is hazy because I left it in my car, oops!  And my family doesn't live in a bubble, they are just redoing the kitchen.

So that was my weekend. 
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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Christmas is Coming!

So after yesterday's post about Halloween, I feel the need to move on to the next holiday.  That's right, Christmas is coming people!  It may be 2 months away (exactly 2 months tomorrow by the way), but it's still getting pretty close.  As I was driving home from work yesterday, I wanted to switch up my music from my usual ipod playlist.  I chose a random playlist and it was all Christmas music!  So I embraced it and listened to some of my favourite festive tunes, and now I'm in the spirit!

So I figured, why not do a Christmas themed Oh How Pinteresting?  Because really, if I want to make any of these awesome Christmas creations, I'm going to have to start thinking about them now.
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 Someday I will have a home with a staircase to do this with

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The Crazy Cat Lady is Back

I need to have a baby or something so that I can talk about something other than my cat.  But, that's not happening yet, so for now I got nothing else except for crazy cat lady stories. 

I hate halloween.  I'm too lazy and cheap to find myself a costume.  But I came across this gem of a picture on Facebook.  (P.S.  That's not my cat, I only wish it was).

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Is that not the best costume ever?  I want one for Pipsi.  I did find it on Etsy, but it was $35 plus shipping, and I'm an accountant, which means I'm pretty cheap.  Ryan says she's worth the money.

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Monday, 22 October 2012

We Like to Party

Pipsi has this new thing where she plays with plastic bags.  She finds them around the house (either in the office, or the one that I have brought downstairs to clean the litter box with).  She picks it up and runs away with it.  She looks ridiculous.  This morning, as I'm sitting here blogging, she just grabbed one out of the garbage can, but couldn't see where she was going on her escape and ran right into the wall.  I shouldn't laugh.  But I can't help it.

So now, on to the weekend recap.  I did clean the bathroom, have three workouts and studied (only for a little bit on Friday night, but it's better than nothing).  I also had some downtime to finish my book (Room by Emma Donaghue - Read it!) and watch some TV that I was behind on from the week.  And of course I went to a wedding and a baby shower.  So it was a successful and busy weekend.

First up, some pictures from the wedding we attended.  It was the wedding of one of Ryan's guy friends, so the whole group was there of course. 

The reception was at a golf course and the hall was really beautiful.  The groom's parents are florists, hence the massive centrepieces!

Should I be concerned?

I wanted a picture of the two of us.  You can't actually tell we are at a wedding since we are in front of a wall, but oh well.

The bride but not the groom

There must of been a good song on, or I know a bunch of crazies

You know what would be fun? Dancing around the photographer!



 I had borrowed a flash for my camera from my brother in law and I fell in love!  I was actually able to take pictures in the hall!  Even if I was driving everyone crazy with the flash.  I was really impressed with how they turned out.

Now onto the shower.  Our friends Adam and Megs are having a little boy in just over a month.  So on Sunday we celebrated the expectant mommy.  My sister and I bought her a Bumbo, those cool little seat things for babies.

How cute are baby clothes!
She got some great gifts and we can't wait to meet the little feller!


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Friday, 19 October 2012

Oh Hey There Friday

Dear Friday: Thanks for coming around every week.  I appreciate it.  Dear Ryan: Sorry that Pipsi bothered you in the morning for once.  Oh wait, no I'm not.  Dear Weekend: I have a lot to do during you, a wedding, a baby shower, cleaning, studying, working out, plus I would like to just have some downtime.  So if you could throw in some extra hours for me, that would be great.  Dear House:  I love you, but there are some things I would like to change.  Like could you make the entryway a bit bigger so that I can fit the table that I'm craving.  And can you learn how to hang pictures without our help?  Cause clearly we just don't get it done.  Dear Christmas: I'm excited for you already.  Dear Kaileigh:  You are going to be late for work because you are blogging instead of getting dressed.  Like usual.

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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Things That Make You Go Hmmm

"It's what you learn after you know
it all that counts"

I saw this quote on a chalk board at yoga last night.  It got me thinking.  It especially hit me after the yoga class that I did.  I have been doing yoga for about 3 years now.  I have gotten much better at it.  I still challenge myself and go deeper into poses, but it's not like the beginning where holding each pose was a struggle. 

But last night I struggled.  I ate enough yesterday, I got enough sleep the night before and I drank water all day, I should have been fine.  It was like my body was reminding me "Hey, you belong to me and I'm the boss".  I may think I have control, but there are things going on with my body that I have no idea about.  Or it was just trying to bump me down a notch by reminding me that I'm not that good at yoga, so don't get too cocky.

I'm still thinking about that quote though and how it applies to life other than yoga.  It's pretty deep, isn't it? 


Cause I'm cool like that....not...

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Save the Tatas

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month!

Now I think that most people are aware of breast cancer.  It's a fairly common type of cancer and most people have been impacted by it.  I know numerous women who have been diagnosed with, fought and beat breast cancer.  It scares me actually how many people I know have gone through this.  But I guess what people need to be made more aware of is that it can happen to you.  Breast cancer doesn't only happen to 50 year old women who are at the age where they are getting mammograms.  Who's to say that a 25 or 30 year old can't get it?  Nobody, and it's happened.  So what I'm saying is that I guess we should all be touching our boobs on a monthly basis and making sure they're a-okay. 

So with that being said, check out this awesome giveaway at Shades of Gray and a Pinch of Pink.

And have you heard this awesome song by Martina McBride called I'm Gonna Love You Through It?  It's about a woman who is diagnosed with breast cancer and how her husband says that he will be there for her through it all.  It makes me tear up.


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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Everyone's Favourite Decade

I woke up this morning to Pipsi licking my face.  She wouldn't stop.  Then when it was actually time to wake up I had a massive headache.  I just feel blech.  (I hope you can understand what that word means since I made it up.)  It took everything I had to get up.  But the show must go on, and I guess I have to go to work.  But first, let's talk about everyone's favourite decade! (Well it's probably only your favourite if you were born in the 80's).

My cousin posted this article on my facebook the other other about the best things from the 90's.  The 90's were full of so many random things that kids now would probably think were crazy.  So I thought I would share a few of my favourite things off this list. 

Of course this list includes all of the great TV shows and music from the 90's.  Like the Macarena.  Who didn't know that dance?  Then there are books like The Babysitters Club and Nancy Drew.  I still want to be Nancy.  She was so smart. 

Does anyone remember the TV show the Secret World of Alex Mack?  I loved that show!  How cool is a girl with super powers! 

Then there are the random things that are just hilarious to think about:

Inflatable Furniture - So random
MASH - how devastating was it when you got stuck living in the shack and driving the bus?  Of course you would just redo it to get a better outcome.

Platform Shoes
POGS
Game Boy - I think they still have these, but they don't look like this thing anymore


Snap Hair Clips & Butterfly Clips - Because bobby pins just wouldn't do

Curly Shoelaces - So practical

Tamagotchi - I can't believe the teachers allowed these things in school.  I actually had a Nano and I had to take care of that baby all the time or it would die!  Feeding it and playing with it, it was exhausting.

There were a lot of awesome things about the 90's.  Most of them should stay in the 90's though.  Like those hair clips for example. 

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Monday, 15 October 2012

What a Weekend

It was an incredibly boring weekend.  I sat around the house and worked on an assignment.  I had a few work outs.  I hung out with the cat and the puppy.  I watched The Grey and fell asleep.  Because that's typically what I do on Friday nights when I watch movies with Ryan.  I never make it through them. 

I did some laundry.  I did actually shower and went over to the neighbours house.  That was the big activity of the weekend that caused me to change out of my pajamas.

I tried to make the dog go to the washroom in the rain, but he wasn't having it.  When that is something that you feel should be mentioned on the blog, you know it was a boring weekend.  But I love boring weekends.  I wish I had more of them.  (Just maybe without the assignment doing). 
I tried to enhance this picture, then I realized a black dog is a black dog, I can't make him brighter

We did have Sunday Funday last night.  My parents came for dinner and we had fresh venison meatloaf.  It was delicious!

That's all folks.  I'll have something better for next Monday.   I promise.

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Friday, 12 October 2012

I'm Married Again


I have had some problems with my rings.  Ryan and my local jewellery maker did an amazing job at designing my engagement ring.  Everything was fine until about 3 months after we were married.  I started getting a rash underneath my rings, and it was so itchy that I couldn't stand wearing them.  So I would take them off, it would take about a week to recover and then I could put them on for about a day before the rash came back.  It really sucked.

In an effort to keep this post as short as possible so that nobody gets bored, I'm going to try to speed through this. 

Possible causes:
  • sweat and dirt under ring
  • rings are too tight
  • I'm allergic to the nickel in the ring
  • I'm allergic to the palladium in the ring
We didn't think there was nickel in them, but nickel is a really common allergy, and I was informed by the naturopath that I am allergic to it.  It doesn't fully make sense because I have been able to wear my wedding band without any issues.  But I took my rings in and got them rhodium plated.  So much for getting 19 karat so that I wouldn't have to do that!  I got them back yesterday after a long three weeks with no rings.  So we will see how it goes.  It's nice to feel married when I'm out in public again though.
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