Thursday, November 29, 2012

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas...

Alright quick update. I literally put up my Christmas tree the day after Remembrance Day! Unforunately the only decorating we are doing for Christmas is the tree... I'm trying not to buy more crap that we will have to move with us across the country. Anywhooos ... here is our tree! :)

Yes we are already done our Christmas shopping. I like to get it all done nice and early so when boxing day rolls around...we have money to shop!!

 If you are wondering, no my cats have not knocked down the tree or gotten a hold of the ornaments. They have been good this year. It's probably because I squack at them everytime I hear the rustling of the tree. Gizmo did knock over the tree once last year and my Mom's giant tree the year before when I lived with her.... Maybe having it on a table helps haha ... 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Student Life

I have something embarrasssing to admit. Things are getting very interesting over here at my casa. This happened around this time last year as well... and this time about March too. It is the time when big projects are going down at school. 

Here we go...

Yes... there are no more bar stools.. just piles of jackets and yes... there are hats on the island... and grocery bags under it...  and boxes and frames with no pictures in it......
Some how Gizmo still finds room to jump up there.... 

 Christmas stuff getting ready to be put out... piles of papers, empty chip bags.....
The desk was organized a while ago though and has managed to stay that way... Hurricane Lauren doesn't use that area that much.... that is most likely why. 

Well, we attempted to put the laundry away... last week it ended up staying in the baskett and then the dirty clothes went on the floor... eventually making the switch when it was time to do laundry...

And my hair stuff at some point got moved into the bedroom because Brandyn was doing his business in the bathroom and I needed to get ready.... it ended up staying there.

So as we can see... things have got out of hand... and my attempts to clean don't last that long because I have way too much going on.. just like the end of every semester.

This week in particular is going to be a doozy. 
  • I've got a major sales presentation Friday, that actually hasn't been started
  • A 45 minute feature to produce (x3)... 
  • And on Monday my group is presenting a documentary. 
Not to mention my regular classes. And no.. my semester isn't over after this week sadly. I have more shifts and classes to do after this week but most of them aren't as big of a deal as these. Well at least I hope no new projects will be sprung on us last minute... they did that last year. 

At least at the finish line.. end of this week, a sleepover with my best friend will be waiting for me. 

While I was taking these pictures, Gizmo was also murdering playing with his feather toy. 

He actually did rip one of the feathers off... little brat! 
Anyway yes, so please forgive me if I'm a little MIA for a bit.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Welcome Table Design

I haven't done a wedding post in a while, there hasn't been much to update until recently.

I realized that since we are doing all the decor for the wedding, we also have to buy all the decor so I started making a list so I didn't forget anything. Then I realized I should probably make a diagram of the way I want certain things set up. So.. I got started on the Reception. 

Here is the diagram I did up on paint of what I'm thinking. 

This is basically going to be in the lobby of the hall to the right of the door. The one on top is when people first arrive. I want to do this for the seating charts:

This is an extremely easy project which will require very little money which makes me happy. I'm going to need two so I put 2 in my diagram but I could also do one longer board as well. I also am going to need to find an easel or something to stand them on and I have no idea where to get those. I will consult my wedding board when the time comes to make those haha! 

That will be the last thing that the guest walks by before they get in the door so I think its appropriate because then they will find their name and go find their table!

Next to it, I will put a picture of Brandyn and myself to personalize it a bit. Then is a gap because that is where we will stand and place people. Then is our guestbook. 

Beside the guestbook will be the cardbox which I plan to make myself because I can't justify paying $80 to buy one. There are tons of tutorials and I will get my inspiration from Etsy (design wise)

And... a banner for the front

The bottom table is after the reception is well under way and it is closer to the time people leave. Then the wedding favors get put out. I am undecided between jars of honey or tiles that I will make myself using scrapbook paper. That is why one side has squares and the other circles.

With that being said, here is a list of things I need to get:

  • Seating Chart Board (easel(s), stand(s), ribbon, seating cards)
  • Guestbook pens x3
  • Cardbox Supplies
  • Banner
  • Favors
Things I have:

Guestbook ... :)

Haha.. I've accomplished so much with this table but then again... the wedding is still quite a ways away. I don't want to do any of the bulky projects because we will be relocating and thats just more crap to move and all the DIY will be pretty fragile...but I have started a box to hold wedding supplies because besides the guestbook. I have gathered more stuff. I will post later on about the guestbook and the other parts of the reception that I have thought about (and gathered supplies for).

Ta ta for now :) 

Thursday, November 08, 2012


Alright so I am a big list maker. I tend to have a ton of things going on in my life and a ton of things I want to do so it can kind of get a bit overwhelming. Lists help.

My phone has tons of lists in them right now. 

I have a list of things I need/want to buy:

  • Hair scissors
  • A case for my Kobo Reader
  • Diary (serious venting is needed sometimes)
  • CoverGirl Blast Flipstick
  • Curling Wand
  • Sephora’s OPI Matte Top Coat
  • 3 11x14 frames

…because I have zero dollars at this point, I have to make a list of things 
I want to buy in hopes that one day I will be able to haha! 

I also make a list in my phone of bit ideas. In my daily life, I will come across topics, ideas, conversations that would make good topics while on the air. Problem is, I forget it by the time it is time to do my prep…sooo.. I make a list! Right now I’ve got nothing on it.. hmm

Now is my Christmas Wishlist 

  • Nikon 1 in Pink or White
  • Laser hair removal for either my legs or my pits (shaving is so annoying)
  • Spa Package (of any kind but a nice long massage is preferred lol)
  • Gift Card to Dynamite (my favourite store)
  • And the Remington Curling Wand

And of course the list of things to do
…these are long term and short term…could potentially become long term

  • Finish latch-hook project (this is definitely long term, it is a big project haha and takes a while)
  • Get a new picture frame for Brandyn’s Grad Picture (the one I have is cheap and ugly)
  • Get my brother’s present together and send it off with Christmas Card to him and my Dad (this one needs to be done by December)
  • Get a 5x7 picture of me and a friend for a picture frame I have.

These things are really small things that don’t NEED to get done like right away 
but that is why I’ve put them on a list… so I don’t forget 

I then have a list of my supplies that I need for a DIY project I am doing for Christmas presents. I will post that AFTER Christmas because I don’t want the present to be given away to the receivers ;)

I also then have a list of furniture and items in our house (because we are planning a big move within the next year and I want to make sure nothing is lost)… I won’t post that for your benefit and possibly for mine haha. I’m not even close to be doing. I’ve done like a corner of my living room ha!

I guess I’m a little OCD. 

I’ve got a wedding update coming up. It’s not anything big. Just a couple projects I’ve started and… more lists ;) Here is some cuteness and of course Christmas vibe!! 

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Vancouver, from another perspective

Waay waay back in September, we went out on a friend's boat and instead of going up Indian Arm, we decide to go around the Burrard Inlet which is basically what separates Vancouver from North Vancouver. It was pretty rough seeing as it was the ocean and at one point I literally thought we were going to capsize (but then again I'm pretty over-dramatic) but it was cool to see Vancouver from a different perspective - from the water. So.. I thought I'd share the pictures :)

Leaving the boat launch in Port Moody

People learning on a sailboat

The Ironworkers Memorial Bridge that goes into North Vancouver. Also known as the Twin Narrows


The Lions Gate Bridge which goes from Stanley Park into West Vancouver

North and West Vancouver

Heading into Indian Arm

And some person at the boat launch with no boat :) 

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Costumes of Halloween Past

This year Brandyn and I decided to stay in and not spend any money for Halloween. Last year, we went out and the year before we went to a movie so alternating the whole going out thing every other year seems to be becoming a pattern. Not to mention we both have school early tomorrow morning and no Halloween party to go to close by unless we want to drive to our home town which is an hour away to hang out with our friends. But anyway... enough rambling. I decided to share some of my previous costumes and even some costumes I want to try out in the future! :)

Halloween 2011: SWAT

 Halloween 2009: Little Red Riding Hood

 Halloween 2008: Referee

And of course... some future Halloween ideas = )

And some couples costumes...

 Happy Halloween!