Saturday, October 31, 2009

hollow weiner? hallow whiner?

I'm not one to dress up for Halloween, but today is so beautiful outside and warm, that I was feeling a little bit festive. Lots of orange, black and stripes. Not that I'm going anywhere this evening. We'll do what we always do and have friends over for a scary movie sleepover!

Our movie selection will include the following frightening films:
Bad Ronald
Basket Case
The Changeling
Drag Me to Hell

The Wicker Man

I should point out that I've seen almost half of this list before (Bad Ronald, Candyman, The Wicker Man and The Changeling), but I'm still excited. Last year we watched Just Before Dawn and Let's Scare Jessica to Death which were pretty awesome, so I hope we pick some winners tonight!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

hello autumn!

This weekend we drove out to a farm in Langley and picked out a pumpkin or two. There were chickens, cows and turkeys and it was so great to be out of doors on such a beautiful day! The leaves were out in full colour and even my orange shoe laces seemed to fit right in. We also managed to buy about 10 pounds of apples: some beautiful sour & juicy Sundance and some tart cooking apples called Bramley Seedlings. I've been making fresh applesauce every morning for my toasted oats & yogurt (+ a hit of maple syrup). Delicious!


Monday, October 19, 2009

ikea hack

We've been needing 2 night tables for our bedroom and when I saw this Ikea hack on For Me, For You I was instantly smitten. She just used the solid pine Rast drawers from Ikea ($49 cdn), painted the drawers white, stained the outside a dark walnut and changed the knobs. It's beautiful and doesn't look like it's from Ikea. LOVE. Now, I will try to scour Craigslist for these drawers because I'm cheap.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

over and done, phew!

Well, the One of a Kind show wrapped up this past weekend and it seems all the work paid off. Not only did we sell lots of stuff (+ garnered a few interesting contacts + met many rad blog and twitter followers), we also won for best booth! We had no idea there was such a prize, so needless to say, we were blown away. There's a few photos of us over at Poppytalk if you want a peek.

Want to know more about me? I've been interviewed by my small business idols, Emira Mears (and Lauren Bacon too) over at The Boss of You. If you haven't read their book, The Boss of You: Everything A Woman Needs to Know to Start, Run, and Maintain Her Own Business, go out and do it now! It's filled with practical and inspiring advice about running your own business (and it ain't just for the ladies).

Also, I've updated my shop with tons of my new cards, so please head over to etsy and take a peek!

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carts of darkness

I stumbled across this local documentary via my rad Strathcona neighbour, kntgrl. You can watch the entire thing over on her site, but I've thrown up a little You Tube teaser to get you in the mood. It's very Vancouver and well done.

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

one of a kind show & sale

It's been quiet here as I've been prepping and getting ready for the One of a Kind Show & Sale. Finally, it's all over with: our booth has been painted, the shelves have been put up and stocked. Heck, we even laid under pad and carpet for fun! So come on by starting today at 10am and running until Sunday at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Stop by booth G18 and say hi to the lovely Val and Sasha (pictured above) and of course, me!

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