Thursday, September 4, 2014

ModCloth :: Fashion Truth

ModCloth's founder Susan Koger recently wrote a letter and made a commitment to represent all sizes in both their models and in ModCloth's clothing. I think that her statement about reflecting women as they really are is so important. People are all different shapes and sizes and a company that reflects that in their advertising is a company that I am proud to work with.
No one should feel excluded when it comes to fashion and feeling great in their clothes. If you are interested in this movement you can find more information here.

How do you guys feel about the fashion industry and how it represents women?


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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

What I Wore :: The Good Earth

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:: glasses c/o BonLook, vest & top - Old Navy, skirt c/o ModCloth, shoes - Keds ::

I have been wearing them almost exclusively since the end of May and they are the greatest summer shoes ever because of those cute cut outs. Super comfy with good air flow makes for an increcible pair of shoes. 

So, I tried to take jumping photos but I didn't end up liking any. I did however really like these photos of me preparing to jump. They were just too silly not to share. What am I even doing?
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Well, that's all. I'm so happy that I grabbed some outfit photos again last weekend. I think that I am going to be really upset that I went such a long time without any. It is really neat to look back on these types of photos and see what I was wearing and what my hair was like. Speaking of hair, I have a ton of natural colour going on and it's close enought to the dyed stuff that I will be able to let it grow out without looking too crazy. I'm actually strangely excited to get the top layer of my hair all natural!


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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Photos :: 365 (August 14 - 20, 2014)

226/365 :: The prettiest flowers at the Grimsby Farmer's Market. Also, zinnias are the prettiest and I need some for our garden next year!
227/365 :: Look at this face!
228/365 :: Oh man, Milo is cute in Ivan's belt.
229/365 :: More photos of the pretty flowers. The colours were just too good!
230/365 :: I want to share our most played records with you guys. This is definitely one of them.
231/365 :: Milo's new thing is bringing me to the record player and asking for music.
232/365 :: Oh yeah, for a couple days Milo was really into wearing scarves on his head while we listened to music.
See our strange collection of books? Quite a wide variety of topics mixed together there. They probably don't all need to be on the coffee table but whatever. Right now we are in the middle of rearranging our kitchen and livivg room. Actually, the bedroom and office too. It's nice to change things up every now and then.

I'm still thinking about those farmer's market flowers from these photos. I wish our cats didn't bother with flowers and that I could put them anywhere in the house. Maybe one day they will decide that plants are no big deal and they don't care to investigate them any chance they get.

Still on the topic of flowers, has anyone ever had any luck harvesting seeds from cut zinnias. I've realized that I love them (thanks to this bouquet) and I'm letting theses ones dry to save the seeds for next year. It says that you are supposed to let them dry out while still in the ground but I'm going to just give it a try anyways.

I hope everyone had a great long weekend and good luck to everyone who is starting back at school or have kids starting back!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Photos :: The Good Earth

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Over the weekend Ivan, my mom, Milo and I went to a restaurant/winery/cooking school called The Good Earth for lunch and then ended up staying the whole afternoon because it was so nice and relaxing there. There are tons of gardens, grapevines, fruit trees and supposedly there are hens somewhere but they are extremely free range so we didn't even see them.

Spending the afternoon there totally made Ivan and I want to move to a farm. Visiting is probably a better option for now though because I'm sure that a farm is more work than we even realize and also it would be really expensive. We can dream though!

They had an entire garden bed filled with edible everything (including flowers) so we have officially decided that we will plant some edible flowers next year to make our fruit and veggie garden look a little prettier. Right now it is not much to look at!

Well, Milo and I are off to St. Catharines for the day. We are spending the afternoon there and then visiting a friend. I'm excited!

Have a good day.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Photos :: 365 (August 7 - 13, 2014)

219/365 :: Just some paper that I've been hoarding for years.
220/365 :: Majestic Farva.
221/365 :: Our day at Wonderland.
222/365 :: A pollen covered bee.
223/365 :: We are in the process of simplifying and the first step is to make our office functional and minimal.
224/365 :: Farva thought this hat needed a little something extra. Cat hair to the rescue.
225/365 :: Milo is a blueberry monster!
We are having a different week because Ivan is away for work. It's always a bummer when he's not around but we are making it through the week and keeping busy. Tonight after Milo goes to bed my Mom and I are planning on painting the office.

I hope everyone has a good Wednesday!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Photos :: 365 (July 31 - August 6, 2014)

212/365 :: A sunflower in the evening. Since this photo was taken the plant has fallen over!
213/365 :: Yep, it's August.
214/365 :: We met up with some friends at the park.
215/365 :: We all had a really great time at our friend's wedding.
216/365 :: Pinny and Farva were laying together but Farva left when I pulled out the camera.
217/365 :: The end of the day.
218/365 :: Milo was having so much fun waving my belt around in front of the cats.
I am still so behind on these. I'm currently up to date on the editing, it's just the posting that I'm having trouble with. Blogging during the day is tricky with Milo because we like to keep busy and naptime is usually reserved for other things. At night I am usually really tired and then if I do end up using my computer I get all wired and have a hard time falling asleep. I'm not complaining at all, it's just that my life is so different from what it used to be and it's not always easy to do everything that I used to do.

How is Tuesday treating you so far?


Monday, August 25, 2014

Photos :: In the Garden

Every year I end up sharing some type of garden photos. This year I saw a bunch of bees around our rose of sharon bushes while I was mowing the lawn so after I finished I pulled out my camera.
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I love seeing the bees covered in pollen, it just looks so neat. I think I have probably mentioned before that I almost took these rose of sharon out of the garden. They are along the hedge between our yard and our neighbour's and I'm so glad I left them. The first year we moved in I pulled everything out of the front garden because things were so overgrown and crazy I had no idea what else to do. If you are a garden dummy like me I would really recommend letting everything come up the first year you move into a house just so you can see if there is anything you really like and want to keep. I am sure I pulled some things out that I would have liked.

I seriously can't believe that summer is coming to an end so soon. It really feels like it just began and as much as I love fall I'm not quite ready for it yet because it turns so quickly into winter. Here I am talking about the weather again! I'll stop.

I hope everyone had a really great weekend. We had a fantastic Saturday and I even have some photos to share from our day.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

What I Wore :: Cool Days

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:: glasses c/o BonLook, shirt - The Gap, skirt & belt c/o ModCloth, shoes c/o B.A.I.T. :: 

Having a little preview of cooler weather was kind of nice for a couple days because it let me play around with outfits a bit more. I really feel like I want to start challenging myself to dress a little more interesting again because last week I wore the exact same thing three days in a row because it was the easiest thing to grab. Ooops. I definitely feel a bit perkier when I think about what I'm going to wear rather than just grabbing the first thing that I see. Although sometimes that will still be what's going to happen.

I picked this shirt up a while ago but have only worn it a handful of times. I think I'm ready to commit to it now and I'm sure it will see some more action this fall and winter.

Also, I need to make sure I wear my glasses when I'm editing photos. I did these last night and I was all, "Yeah, that's good" and seeing them today I'm like, "Wait, did I even do anything to these?".


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