Hope you don’t mind a mixed bag of all kinds of interesting things today. I’m still working on the bathroom with no real good progress shots to show yet.
The bathroom reno is going well though! The paint is now down, but sadly, the window moulding is not done. Now that my gun works, I lost it! Don’t. Even. Ask. It’s here somewhere, I just don’t know where and I got tired of cleaning the house in order to find it. Another day! You can peek at a few shots on my Instagram account HERE.
Peeking in at a salvage yard yesterday for some eye candy for the bathroom, these old doors on tracks were so tempting! But at $500 and no room for them, they’ll have to look nice behind that rope.
I couldn’t believe my eyes when these vintage styled lightbulbs were spotted in SuperStore (Canada). I bought two, but am not sure about them. They’re cool, but they shine very yellow. I didn’t expect that. Have you tried them? Where do you like to use them? I may take them back unless I figure out the perfect mood lighting idea where tasks aren’t necessary. At $10 a pop, they aren’t cheap.
Since my cats seem to only like fresh running water, I picked up a cat water fountain for them. Not having a clue what I was doing, I thought the trickling water sounded lovely! But they wouldn’t go NEAR it. After spending $50 on the thing, I wasn’t too thrilled.
I decided to try it one more time with fresh water and this time filled it VERY full. I was surprised that the trickling noise stopped and they came over nearly immediately. Seriously?! I had to stand with them the first few times but now they enjoy it. Thank goodness! They love to dunk their paws in there to test it out first, it’s pretty cute.
My munchkins have won my heart in such a BIG way. It’s like my heart needs them both. If I find one, I’m always looking around for the other. The cat tree has proven to be the best way to pet them so I can give them both a hug at the same time.
Now this is a cute story. I was in Starbucks last night enjoying my vente cinnamon dolce latte while my boy was swimming with friends, and didn’t pay much attention to what was going on around me. I was happy with my laptop and fluffy coffee for 2.5 hours without a care in the world.
But as I got up to leave, that’s when I noticed the long table behind me had filled up.
It appears every Monday evening, these sweet gals gather around and knit at Starbucks. I wanted to take a picture so badly but held off for a moment building up the nerve. They were having so much fun and invited me next Monday night if I wanted to join! Breida with a B, (my knitting friend) too bad you don’t live closer! We could go out on the town KNITTING!
Their work was so beautiful! This is sock yarn which is very thin. This gal saved all the leftover yarn from family projects and named what each yarn square resembled back at home. From socks, blankets, you name it. She was creating a memory quilt out of the scraps. So charming!
I use to knit back in the day. I even started one of those big bulky cowichan sweaters with the grey/white/black eagle pattern. No idea what happened to it but I never remember wearing a thing I made. But who knows… if my boy makes a habit of swimming on Monday nights, I just may take these charming gals up on their offer!
Maybe I’ll finger knit. Have you seen this? Just A Girl explains how finger knitting is done HERE complete with a video clip on her blog post. It’s brilliant and so beautiful! With not a needle in sight.
It’s a very special day today. It would have been my handsome Dad’s 88th birthday. He passed away at 67 and I miss him desperately every single day. But I’m pretty sure the parties are most awesome in Heaven. Happy Birthday, Dad! Hi Mom!
I made a video that honoured our farm and both my parents to music a couple years ago. You can see it in it’s original post HERE. It might make you cry.
Well that was fun! All these photos are from my iPhone. I’ve actually been using instagram quite a bit lately so if you’re so inclined, follow me on over there HERE and check it all out!