Friday Favorites

Finally…

the sun is shining,

the tulips are blooming,

the trees are in flower,

and the first shoots of perennials are pushing up out of the ground.

Finally…  take a deep breath and relax again…

favorite laundry room

 

favorite kitchen

 

favorite open shelves

 

favorite bathroom

 

favorite exterior

 

favorite entry bench

 

favorite barn door

 

favorite outfit

 

favorite shoes

 

favorite flowers

Friday Favorites

Apparently the first day of spring has arrived.

We’ve yet to see much evidence of that in our neck of the woods.

Still cold, still overcast, still gloomy…

But there’s hope on the horizon, the forecast is calling for some slightly warmer days.

Oh… just to see the sun….

 

favorite kitchen

 

favorite banquet

 

favorite bathroom

 

favorite mudroom (and lights)

 

favorite open shelves

 

favorite laundry room

 

favorite barn door

 

favorite painted furniture

 

favorite outfit

 

favorite shoes

 

favorite flowers

Friday Favorites

 

Crazy busy dance week here this past week.  Costume fittings, hair, makeup, pictures… trying to get back into the swing of things.

Gearing up for a super busy April.

At least I have my instagram, and my dreams…

 

favorite kitchen

 

favorite dining room

 

favorite bedroom

 

favorite bathroom

 

favorite open shelving

 

favorite barn door

 

favorite outfit

 

favorite shoes

 

favorite flowers

Friday Favorites

Hello Friday my old friend….

And it’s Wine of the Month Club delivery day!

Best.  Friday.  Ever!!!

Here’s some of my favorite images seen this week around the web.

Enjoy!

P.S. Even more fun to look at with a glass of wine in hand (just saying)

 

favorite kitchen

 

favorite bathroom (Julianne Hough)

 

favorite painted furniture

 

favorite bench

 

favorite barn door

 

favorite open shelving

 

favorite banquette

 

favorite everything

       

favorite outfit

 

favorite shoes

Weight loss after 40

I’m determined to drop 10 pounds before family vacations this winter.

 Actually, 15 would be optimal, but I’m trying to keep things real.  Really, even 10 is feeling like a stretch.

Ever since crossing that 40 year milestone, its been harder and harder to shake the extra pounds off.  It’s like those pounds have grown fond of you and enjoy hanging around, kinda like an old friend.  Perhaps lingering over a cup of coffee, reminiscing about old times (or rather, yummy desserts we shared).  Or perhaps its just that I don’t care anymore.  There’s nobody to impress, nobody who really cares how big my ass or belly get.

Except it really sucks when I have to struggle to get into my jeans.

And that fact that my muffin top is quickly expanding to resemble something more like overflowing pans of rising bread dough, is depressing.

And the thought of squeezing into a swimsuit….

…yikes

Anyways, I’m trying to commit to doing something active every week day (hopefully saying it aloud will increase my dedication).  I’ve been getting out for a run 2 to 3 times a week (yay me!).  But this was my run yesterday,

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What? Snow before Halloween?

That’s Fall in Canada for you.

P.S. if you’re running in the cold (or really, doing anything outside in the cold), these merino wool socks by Icebreaker are seriously the bomb.  Try them.  Seriously.

Icebreaker socks

Hello world!

 

paint-brush

 

This shit is about to get real!

I’m just going to jump in and pretend like we’ve been friends forever, you know, like bff’s where no small talk is required, just squeal, and hug, and skip straight to the goods.

 We’re currently in the middle of a basement reno and everyone’s been waiting on me for months (months! isn’t it amazing how quickly time can get away on us!) to pick colours and get busy painting.  But I’ve been frozen in fear of picking the wrong colour of white.  White!  Do you know how many colours of white there are?  Like a bazillion.

So I researched online and pinned hundreds of pictures and read tons of articles and finally settled.

Benjamin Moore – Simply White

Ahhh… simple

or not so much?

I’ve started, but it doesn’t seem quite right, but perhaps that’s just nerves?  Who knows?  But I’ve decided f%@* it, it’s just white (and nobody else in my family can even see the difference between the 5 shades of white I’ve already painted on the wall).

So apparently it’s just me and I need to get over it and paint the damn walls so the electricians can install the light fixtures and the floors can be laid and my kids can have their new rooms and the gazillion boxes can be moved out of the rest of the house and back down into the basement and life can get back to normal.  Whew, is that all?

And so I begin, and y’all are here to keep me in line and on target and accountable.  Ok? Ok.