Wednesday, March 31, 2010

If There Was Something...

If there was something I wish I was really good at, it would be painting. I have always wanted to just be able to sit down, sketch and come come out with a brilliant painting that I actually liked. Last night I took a few of mom's painting books out of the cupboard and started reading. I was a little inspired and started to paint. I am not done yet, and hopefully it doesn't mess up, but I'm acutally liking it so far. Here is my acrylic painting:


I am pretty sure acrylic paint is the most useless paint I have ever tried to use. It dries too quick, hence not being able to blend well. There needs to be a medium between oil and acrilyc.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Discount Shopping

So today was a discount shopping day. I had a bunch of things to donate, so I dropped them off and browsed myself and got some real goodies for a bargain! I have discovered this tucked away and little known place in Kingston that sells second-hand/new donated items. However, there are usually tons of vintage items and amazing things that you wouldn't find at the Value Villages or Good Wills of the world.
By the way, I was also in Value Village today and has anyone else noticed the prices? Here in Kingston they are astronomical! blazers for 10.99-39.99 for second-hand things? It is like H&M or Forever 21, when popularity comes, so do the high prices. Anyway, needless to say I didn't buy anything in ValueVillage.
Here were my finds from the Mission store!


Amazing 70's luggage that is brand new! For $2 for both pieces, I couldn't resist.



amazing sunglasses! I was only going to buy the luggage but embarassingly I didn't have $2 on me, and I couldn't use my debit card on a purchase less than $5. So I swiped these brand new glasses for $3 each.


and tons of blazers and suits! All 3 piece suits are $10, all blazers are $6. This was such a heavy weight and lovely material, although I didn't buy it because I didn't want the rest of the suit.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Keep or Toss?

Ok, annual spring clean-up is upon me and I'm deciding what to keep and what to toss out/donate. There are so many things I'm debating, but here are a I keep or toss?


This is my camping coat. My mother bought this in the 70's as part of a ski suit. It's crazy and I love it.
keep or toss coat?
toss! free polls


I got these shoes 3 years ago, and the first time I wore them I got 1 block from my place and limped to the pharmacy to buy bandaides! But they are so sweet.

keep or toss ballets?
toss! free polls


Remember Jenny from the block? well, these are like the boots she was wearing in the video...also about 3.5 years old.

keep or toss boots?
toss! free polls


Remember shoes you would buy for highschool dances or prom? well...ya 7 years old, worn once.
keep or toss shoes?
toss! free polls

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake

We took a drive this Saturday and ended up in Marmora. It is a sleepy little town just North of Belleville. You wouldn't know it, but it has a world renowned iron mine in its midst. Some food for thought, when excavating the iron ore, they removed 70 million TONS of waste rock.
On route to Marmora, we entrusted our good friend Emily the GPS to take us on a nice no-brainer path to the town. However, when the road became dirt and started to narrow we got a little worried...when we passed a sign that read "beyond this point the road is not maintained by the township", we were really worried. Emily led us here:


straight into a beaver pond. It might have worked, but we didn't have a 4X4 truck handy. Anyway, here we got to the mine and I'm standing on one of the many many tractor tires used to load up rock and iron ore.


you can see the mine tailings piled up in the distance.

This random picture is of a cake I decorated on Friday, and so ends my cake decorating lessons. I was rushing, trying to get it done before class was over, hence the blobbs and lack of detail. it has now disappeared.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Post Olympics

Today I decided to wear my Canadian Olympic sweater which I am very proud of. You can't get this one unless you want to pay over $350 on Ebay. Anyway, I love it and odn't let it out of my sight.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

My New Bag

I love my new Francois Marot bag! It is the perfect size and adds great colour!





top: banana republic; sweater: Alfred Sung; jeans:new; bag:vintage francois marot; belt: vintage

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Today we took a road trip to Brockville and am I glad we did! If you are ever in the Brockville Ontario area, you MUST stop by Gilbert's Emporium. It is this amazing little vintage shop that has everything from fur coats to belts to jewelry and brands from Hudson's Bay to GUCCI. I spent at least an hour in that little shop and chatted up the store owner who was a doll! She jets off to Paris twice a year and brings back the most amazing things.
If you are around my age and live in Canada then you KNOW about Road to Avonlea and Wind At My Back. Well, the owner of this store provided the costumes for both shows. Quite an amazing store with a great owner.
My purchase: a Francois Marot purse from Paris.



Belts bowl:


Dolce&Gabana riding boots:


Prada sneakers:


amazing blazers (my new haircut by the way!)


Bernini box purse:


the hat section:


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Away From Home

No outfit posts today, but I went horse backriding! First time in about 4 years!


Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Day

I hope you all had a great St. Patty's Day, I know I did! I had my first green beer of my life that night..and a few more..but did not drink so much that I couldn't enjoy the night! We had a big table right in the middle of the bar with live Irish music. It was great.


I will be away this weekend, but hopefully I will be able to take some great pictures.


Wearing: my favourite belt that I picted up years ago on sale for about $1.50. Chain necklaces from ALDO, my go to jeans and Degree flats which you can't see. Tunic from H&M.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy St. Patty's!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!!

Go shake your tail feathers

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lindsay Lohan sues E-Trade

Our off-the-wall girl Lindsay Lohan is sueing E-Trade for a baby commercial that portrays a baby named Lindsay as a "milkaholic". She is claiming that this baby is meant to be her. Check out the commercial, it's pretty funny. I can see the resemblance.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Bag

I have made a new bag for my Etsy store. I love the fabric colour. Check it out here.


Monday, March 8, 2010


The lilac bag is almost complete! The buyer will choose the colour of the handles...I couldn't decide which colour looked better. Available at my Etsy shop.

New Telus Ad

People are loving the new Telus ad featuring the bunny and hippo. You can see why! I love bunnies :) (it's in French, sorry)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

More Bags to Come!

I am working on anther bag in such a lovely lilac fabric! Coming soon :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spring Bags Have Arrived!

Since Spring has sprung early, so has the roll-out of my spring bags on Etsy! These bags are very practical (easy to clean) and look great. Inside they have 2 elastic pockets and 3 pencil holders. You can find them at my Etsy store.

floral bag

floral bag2


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