Shutter priority where cats are concerned

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Every so often, my furry friends stay still long enough to capture on film. But that isn’t generally the case. They still love to happily dart from one side of the house to the other. So I was practising with shutter priority on the camera on this day. I’ll admit I’m not very good at […]

Shutters – a cheater photography background

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Did you notice I used some old shutters in this toolbox post? If you remember, I picked up the motherload of shutters from my neighbours. I put some shutters to work in my workshop by hiding some drywall holes. (great excuse for a cool wall treatment I say) As for the rest… They make a most excellent […]

CN Tower, Wicked, Graffiti Alley in Toronto. Wow.

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I’ve always wanted to visit New York. So when I most recently spent some time in Toronto, it was incredibly tempting to hop on a plane after Blogpodium and fly on over there. Know what? New York IS on my bucket list, bar none. But Toronto offered me all the NYC perks without the added […]

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 […]

Why I love my Nikon D800… and other camera gear

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Under the gun with a bathroom renovation deadline, I was staying up late and pulling out all the stops to gitter done, leaving ONE day to shoot, edit and build my reveal post. One day.  Come 2pm, that was it. I hammered shut the last paint can lid, grabbed the tripod and camera before the […]

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 […]

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 […]

9 – a tour of the fabulous Lucketts Design House

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 Part 8 – Let’s Meetup at Lucketts! is HERE. Let’s say there was this cool old house that you could decorate any way you wish, using all the things you love. Wouldn’t that be like a dream come true? That’s exactly what visiting Lucketts’ Design House is like.  For those not in the know, I […]

Unplugging and retreating

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This past weekend, I had an opportunity for unplugging and retreating with about 25 wonderful gals from my church. I really didn’t know what to expect. This was pretty much out of my element and comfort zone. But I quickly found out the 24 others felt pretty much the same way, which made for a […]

The cute little shed in the middle of fall

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The cute little shed in the middle of fall wears fall well. The canning jar lid wreath continues to rust away in the most perfect of ways. Isn’t it interesting how some lids didn’t rust? I love the quirky mix! The grapevine gone crazy is spectacular this time of year, wearing it’s vivid yellow self. […]

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. […]

Our Summer Adventure 6 – dreamy cottage grounds

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Recap Part 5 / The TV Fix Waking up to a gorgeous day, I grabbed my fresh brewed coffee, and started to wander through the house. Approaching the sun filled picture window wrapped with vintage moulding, my eye caught movement outside… and I froze… – – – – – Back home, if you looked out […]

If I lived near Cultus Lake…

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You believe in dreaming, don’t you? Oh good! I hope you’ll dream with me for a moment as I relive our last camping trip to beautiful Cultus Lake, located in the lower mainland of BC Canada.   If I lived near Cultus Lake, I would walk here every morning with a whole carafe of coffee, […]

The White Rock adventure… with one crazy story

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Last summer I blew it. I don’t know what happened, but work took over to the point of us not even making it to the beach! I swear I don’t know what happened. And we only live 15 min from a lake, 2 minutes from the river, and 45 min to amazing resorts. Well, this […]