Monday, March 29, 2010

Thinking About 'Stuff' Again

Remember this post? Well, I've seen another project that's got me thinking about all the 'things' we own, and wondering why I'm constantly struggling with wanting 'more'. Kevin and I are so blessed, and we have everything we could ever need and so much more...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Holly and David's Wedding

We went to an amazing evening wedding this past weekend, so I just wanted to share. The bride and groom were absolutely gorgeous.
Here they are in the bowling alley that was in the lower level of the reception hall. Kevin and I actually got married at the same place, but we didn't utilize this amazing secret basement! I took a video Holly walking down the aisle. I've known this girl since I was three, so this was a pretty special day. She fell in love with David when I was falling in love with Kevin, so we've got some pretty amazing memories together.
(Pardon the shaky camera work, and my weeping the the background. 'She looks so good!')

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fabric garland

One of my favorite bloggers posted a really cute tutorial today. Rubyellen from Cakies is showing us all how to make these pretty fabric garlands.
They're super easy, and a great way to use up your scrap material. Check out the instructions here.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Love Song to Hamilton

We went to a free concert last night!

Great Lake Swimmers were shooting a music video for their song 'The Chorus in the Underground'. The song is about a show they played at the Underground, six years ago, with A Northern Chorus. As a tribute to that great night, they returned to that same venue, to film their video and play a free concert. It was so rad, because they played the song for the video three times in a row, so the film guys could get some really good footage. I'd never been a part of something like that before, and everybody was so into it! The film director told us to imagine we weren't at an intimate folk show, but instead, at an old Southern Baptist church service. It was awesome...there so much clapping and cheering. Anyways, here's a few pictures, and a video from the show. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

People's Choice: 1963

Gah! I don't follow the Brad and Angelina story, but this photo shoot is UH-MA-ZING!

Set in 1963, Brad co-directed this shoot, wanting to show that as the squeaky-clean 50's faded away, the 60's were giving way to something much more complicated. 'The facade was still being maintained,' he says, 'but things were starting to crumble underneath.' Well...the aesthetics were to die for, Brad.

(via Whorange)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

An Afternoon in Westdale

I spent Monday afternoon in Westdale. It was the sunniest day we've had this year. Kevin and I went for lunch at My Dog Joe, where we drank tea and ate delicious fruit. It was glorious.

My day:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Work Hard

In line with this morning's post...
I think this is a pretty good motto to live by:

A new chapter

I'm in the process of moving from one chapter in my life to another. For the past nine months, I've had my own store in Hamilton. This has been an absolutely fulfilling experience for me. However, Kevin and I have realized that parenthood is not that far off for us, and we have some other things we'd like to accomplish that we were not able to do while running a store. So, we're selling our business. We're moving on. It's time for a new chapter.

Everyone keeps asking me: 'So, what are you going to do now?' ...and to be honest, I really don't know. Our aim in selling the business was to simply our lives, and find a way to relax and live in 'shalom'. We want to be able to enjoy life, with minimal stress. We want to have the time to explore our great city, and spend time with our friends and family. I want time to clean my house, and hang my laundry on the line. We want to pay off school debt, and ready ourselves for children. We want to contribute to the healing and restoration that is taking place in Hamilton. We have a few projects under wraps, that we'd like to have time and energy to focus on. So...who knows how I'll spend the next few months and years.

Today I was inspired by this post. I've never been a career-driven woman, and my passion has always been to have children, and to do good for my city, but I am very much looking forward to finding a meaningful job, where I can really utilize my gifts. The prospect of a job like this is very exciting. I'll keep you updated, as I discover where the job-searching process takes me.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Button Cookies

I'm in love with this photo tutorial from Forty-Sixth at Grace. Who knew cookies could be so pretty? These are exceptionally easy to make, and would make such a nice gift.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I wanna pretty up my street

As the snow melts, Kevin and I are realizing that a neighborhood garbage-pickup is in order. I saw these pictures, and wondered if we should decorate our street at the same time. How pretty...