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Inspiration, Take Two.

It seems as though I’ve been hit with a bit of writer’s block. Maybe it’s the lack of unpacking my new house that’s put me in a lazy mood. Maybe it’s caused by me reading 3 books at once. Maybe it’s just that I’ve been more into taking pictures than writing about them. It seems that all I’m doing is looking for a bit of inspiration. And yet, maybe that’s all I need.

Things have been a little strange at home, and I’m not sure how to take it, really. My friend is becoming less of a companion, and I’ve somehow gotten dragged into a breakup that was supposed to be over a month and a half ago. There is still an upright couch in my kitchen, and my bed is starting to become a place where I’d rather not be. Maybe it’s because I have an addiction to movies and that’s the only place to sit comfortably. Too much time in one place gets you jittery.

It seems that my weekends are being spent in my house, cooped up because I can’t be bothered to do anything else. Sure I get out to buy groceries and mini-walks and it sounds like time well spent, but I feel unfulfilled.

Anyway, enough of my moping. I thought I would share a little more inspiration this week, in hopes of it curing this grumpiness.






April Inspiration





If I Could Be A…

The past week really was one stress after the other, and I’m so glad for everyone’s support. I have worked things out for the most part, but will wait till everything is confirmed to share. In other news, I recently found this meme on Shannon’s beautiful little blog, and absolutely fell in love with it. It’s nice to connect with yourself, and think about things that you wouldn’t normally every so often.

If I could be a month, I’d be September.

If I could be a day of the week, I’d be Saturday.

If I could be a time of day, I’d be 10 am.

If I could be a planet, I’d be pluto (I know this isn’t a planet anymore, but just give me this one).

If I could be a sea animal, I’d be an orca.

If I could be a direction, I’d be up.

If I could be a piece of furniture, I’d be a vintage chesterfield.

If I could be a liquid, I’d be apple juice.

If I could be a gemstone, I’d be  jade.

If I could be a tree, I’d be a birch.

If I could be a tool, I’d be a needlenose plyers.

If I could be a flower, I’d be a sunflower .

If I could be a kind of weather, I’d be a thunderstorm.

If I could be a musical instrument, I’d be a tambourine.

If I could be a color, I’d be seafoam green.

If I could be an emotion, I’d be hopeful.

If I could be a fruit, I’d be a nectarine.

If I could be a sound, I’d be a contagious laugh.

If I could be an element, I’d be air.

If I could be a car, I’d be a ’57 Chevrolet BelAir.

If I could be a taste, I’d be cheesy and delicious.

If I could be an object, I’d be an old suitcase.

If I could be a pair of shoes, I’d be a pretty pair of moccassins.

{All images from We Heart It or Google Images}

What would you be?

Photo Blog: The Best Of 4 Rolls

Hey guys! So I’m super excited because I have been taking lots and lots of photos lately, and I finally got 4 rolls of film developed! Here are my favourites! I must admit, the ones of me in them, I didn’t take. Props go to Taylor and Shayna for those ones!

If you like what you see, visit my newly upgraded Flickr page for more! Lemme know what you guys think of these!

How To: Venison Steak Marinade

After living on a strict ice cream and poutine diet for the past week, yesterday I had the biggest craving for some actual food. Not just any actual food, but a standard all American home cooked meal. So I decided that it was time to stop pretending like I’m a vegetarian, and start pretending that my mouth wasn’t hurting and just cook some steak already! The meal I had was so satisfying that I was literally in tears eating it (somewhat pain induced) and I had to share my family’s recipe for marinade.

Here’s what you’ll need:

3-4 small steaks (I wish I had a scale for that!)
1/4 light soy sauce
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lemon, squeezed
1 medium onion, thinly sliced

Prepare the rest of the items you’re having for dinner first. In my case, I made steamed veggies (green beans and corn) and rice. Then in a separate pan, put the meat, saucy goodness and onion together and heat on medium. Once your concoction is simmering, let the meat cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side. That’s it! And if you like your meat a little more well done, then just cook it longer! The steak I had was medium rare, the onions were caramelized, and it was so easy!  As well, you don’t have to use this for just deer meat, you can use it for anything!

What’s your favourite comfort food?

A Little Bitta Monday Inspiration

This stay-cation has been one of the best I think I’ve ever had! Although my mouth has been in pain pretty much the whole time, I’ve actually gotten a lot of much needed down time. My step mom stayed with me the day of my surgery and helped me try to eat when I couldn’t feel my face, and was there to laugh at the silly side effects of the pain medications I was on. And the day after that, my dad came down to visit with me for the night. I also had quite a few other visitors over, and I must admit that I feel so thankful for all of the amazing people in my life. It seems sappy, but my sorry little self wouldn’t have made it far without you guys this week, and I am so glad that you guys were around!

Having so much time on my hands as been a little weird, though. I have been going bonkers because I have nothing to do! I mean, when every item in your Reader has been read, there’s not much else to do but explore! I found out about some great new blogs today, and just thought I’d share! Do you ever get hooked on a new blog that you end up at their 20th page of archives and realize that you’re sort of creatively stalking them? That’s how I feel about these 3 today.

1. Here’s lookin at me kid

2. Rockstar Diaries

3. Freckled Nest

Also, I thought I’d share a bit of the playlist I had going on today. I need more girly indie/happy music. I have been noticing that most of the artist I listen to are led by male singers, and want to expand! Any suggestions?

Yesterday through my weary state I ended up getting out of the house for a bit, and went to 2 local craft supply stores. Dressew is one of my all time favourite stores in Vancouver, and they have steins of yarn for $1.99 all year round! The only thing is that they don’t have a very nice selection this year. I want to knit with big, thick, soft, fluffy yarn! So I asked them if they had any recommendations for where I should go, and they referred me to Three Bags Full, which had a sale on! I got this lovely turquoisey 100% wool yesterday, and have so much of it! Say hello to the beginning of the prettiest, biggest, funnest cowl you’ll ever see!

ps. I got new glasses a couple of weeks ago! What do you think?

While at Dressew, I also picked up this lovely bunch of fabrics! I’m planning on making a cutesy fabric garland that I can hang in my room , or in the kitchen, or anywhere that would be visible for anyone at my house. Inspiration for this found at The Purl Bee. Maybe I’ll get to start on my garland tomorrow (yarn and flower in photo will not be part of the garland)! Oh how lovely that would be!

Anyway, I guess I should go. I’m sort of rambling, and am probably not making much sense. I just thought I’d share of inspiration with you all to try to get you motivated for a great week! I’ve decided I’m not going to be going to work tomorrow so that I can be all better for the rest of the week. That, and the fact that another short week is within my grasp is pretty fantastic!

Happy Monday!

A Christmas In Photos

My Christmas was fantastic. I had the best time, and was given more than I could ever ask for. How was yours?