Getting older musings from a rusty birthday junker

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rusty gear candle votive This past weekend was my birthday. And that meant making some plans. Fun plans! Plans to take us out of town, into the states. Well, the weather turned. And I didn’t really desire to shiver outdoors in the rain while taking in new sights, so we’ll reserve that trip for a […]

How to get through changing seasons

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Today I was working on a DIY… that didn’t go so well. That’s 2 fails this week! Oh dear. Well, I have some work to do with no post to show for it. So I dug into my blog archives to see what I had sitting there and found this one. Not sure why I […]

A gym with a view

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This will quite possibly be the strangest post I’ve put out there yet. But… it’s working, so I felt a need to share it. Ready for a little crazy? Awesome! You SHALL be entertained… guaranteed. Everyone? Meet my gym with a view. Remember when I talked about walking up that hill? Well, walking up and […]

When work becomes play

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Once upon a time, I use to have what was deemed a ‘day off’. Meaning, a day where I could just get up and do whatever I wanted. Perhaps junk shopping, or putzing around staying home starting a new project, whatever. Today, I still look forward to those days off. But my days off have […]

Walking and talking up and down the hill

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The weather has been cooperating in our area lately, and that means one thing. It’s time to go walking. I’ve played with the idea of joining a gym. But so far, I haven’t pulled the trigger yet. So for the time being, I’m just going to throw on my runners and head for the nearest […]

The swing… by the creek

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It was a bright and sunny Sunday. I was just chillin’ after church, about to brew a fresh coffee and make my way towards the computer to check on things. Before I had a chance, I caught movement outside where there normally is none. Glancing to my left towards the backyard, my jaw dropped.  I […]

Someone’s got some serious Imagination Corporation!

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Since my nail gun was kicking up such a fuss delaying my beloved window moulding project today, I did what anyone else that didn’t know a thing about tools would do. Go visit someone that did. Lucky chosen Dan lives about 2 minutes drive from me. But when you get out of your vehicle, you […]

What are we meant to do in life?

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I think it’s safe to say, this time of year when so many are making grand plans for the new year, we all crave to ‘find the answer.’ What are we meant to do in life? Are we close? Or did we miss the mark? And what do we need to do in order to […]

Funky Junk’s best projects and posts of 2013

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You just don’t really realize how cool your year has been until you wrap up the works in one of these types of posts. Each year just seems to get more meaningful. And it isn’t just about the projects. It’s everything that revolves around this blog gig.  Here’ is Funky Junk’s best projects and posts […]

When SignCraft Magazine visited Funky Junk

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Some of you may remember me talking about my day job of running my sign company. I’ve had it for around 22 years now.  Within the sign industry, the biggest, most famous magazine that exists is SignCraft Magazine. It’s all about old and new craftsmanship on creating signs of all kinds. Tips, tricks, and the […]

Fall walking up Majuba hill. Stress free.

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It’s full throttle fall in the west coast of BC. The grapevines against my shed out back were spectacular as was the recent fall retreat I took photos of.  Fall is just flat out amazing!  I just wish I could say I felt the same. Every now and then, I fall into a rut of […]

Why I’m no longer without.

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 { please pin from HERE as pin feature is broken } I came across a comment on my FB page which asked me if I’ve always had this passion for repurposing. The question brought on unexpected emotion. My eyes began to sting and then a smile appeared. I indeed had an answer. In a word? […]

The scary steps of morphing

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My first ‘real’ job was in a major department store. It was the big kahuna back in the day to land a job like this. It paid well, and it was always a comfort being in this big, impressive building that could protect you from all the elements. My little part time t-shirt / record […]

A little R&R at a bed and breakfast

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In my last post, I talked about taking my son to camp for the weekend, and rather than do all this driving for hours, I decided to look into staying at a bed and breakfast instead. I mean, to enjoy a new town by yourself, eating where you want and shopping wherever you please? What […]

Walks, and dinner at the river

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Remember my quest for staying productive? Part of that was to fire up my daily walks again. Can you put up with yet another post not related to junk?! Thank-you! It’s flipped back to summer weather here again and there’s just so many other things to do that are just as much fun! Well… close. […]