A while back I designed this logo for my friend Fiona. I never took the time to share it with you guys and I really felt I should share it and it would give me the chance to share her wonderful work. Fiona is a teacher and a mom and she somehow finds the time to create lovely crochet masterpieces. Here is the logo:
And here is the gorgeous scarf she made for me and my friend Heather. I happened to pin it on Pinterest one day and she just made it for me as a surprise. Now she makes them and sells them for more then half the price of the one I pinned! I absolutely love it!
She also makes some amazing pieces for kids. Check this hat she made for Gaby:
Isn’t it just too cute!!! If you are interested in getting something made for yourself or someone special in your life just leave a comment and I will send you her contact info.
Just wanted to share some local talent and send Fiona a little shout out for being a great friend and taking the time to figure out the pattern for my amazing scarf.
What are your plans for the weekend? It’s a long week for me I’m working 5 night shifts in a row so I’m going to try to catch up on sleep but I will also be going to Fiona’s son’s first birthday party and a stag so it should be relaxing and busy all at once.
Well here I am at the very end of my 30th year. I must say it was a great year. I spent a lot of time with loved ones traveled to a few new places and lived every moment to the fullest. Attended a few baseball games went to my first NFL game. But the end of 30 is near and I am happy a new number is coming along so I can put the not so good parts of 30 away and start working on 31.
I have big plans for 31! I am heading to Paris for 10 days in the spring with my sister, my mom and my 80 year old grandma for a trip of a lifetime. I will have my first solo shift this week at my new job that I absolutely LOVE! (So happy I passed my training I guess I should have announced it here but if you follow me on Facebook you already know) I’ve already started building new friendships and am so blessed to already have some incredible friends. My family is of course the best thing I have cause I know even when I’m not the best daughter, sister or grand daughter they are always there for me. I have a few big purchases I am planning for the next few weeks and months and can’t wait to share them with you as well as a possible move. I’m also planning a trip to San Fransisco in the fall something I have been putting off for far too long.
This year as selfish as it maybe I will be putting myself first I’m going to work on saying no when I don’t really feel like doing something and I will take the time to do the things I love. It seems like I haven’t crafted in ages (minus today of course at Auntie Em’s). I want to try project life for year 31. I had a few projects around the house that I never accomplished and I miss that sense of accomplishment. Also with my training days behind me I can’t wait to concentrate more on my business and the many projects that have been brewing in my mind for a long time.
I started working out at Renew and it’s challenging and it hurts but it’s feels so good to know I can do it and I could work through the pain I hope this will remain a big part of my life. I need to take better care of me.
So even though 31 begins with a little rough patch I am sure it will be another great year to add to the story of me, and this little rough patch will be so worth it in the end. As my colleague told me upwards and onwards. Plus it turns out my life is nothing like I would have ever imagined it but I wouldn’t change one minute of it.
This year I won’t rely on anyone else for my happiness it’s all about me I’m number one however in being number one I still want to work on being a better me. Cheers to 31!
I am overdue for writting but I took the month of January to get organized from my office to my computers I needed sometime to get all my things in order and I needed to concentrate hard at work to make sure that I pass my training. I only have 4 shifts to go and then my training is up it’s crazy how fast the 3 months went by.
Well 2012 is just another year behind us.
Life in Cornwall is going amazingly well from design to photography, business, scrapbooking, friends, roadtrips and family things couldn’t be much better.
What a great year it was! Here is a quick monthly recap I decided to break it down since so much awesome stuff went on that I want to recap!
-I started dating my awesome boyfriend
-I became a godmother to my amazing niece
-A few girlfriends took a weekend away to celebrate our upcoming 30th birthdays -During that trip I got to shoot Terri’s maternity pics still some of my favorites. February -I made the design team -My family got to meet my awesome boyfriend.
-The awesome boyfriend and I babysat Gaby for a whole weekend while we sent Melmel and her lover to Quebec city for a weekend. We took the pics from this layout that weekend. -Jasmine Star commented on my blog here!!
-I went on the most amazing valentine’s date ever.
-We celebrated my 30th birthday with sushi, bowling and friends and a few days off of work March -I started my Etsy shop with my friend Fiona (which is bare and needs some work)
-I shot this awesome shoot with Gaby-and met this little guy for the first time
April -was a nice quiet month but I met this little one for the first time May -we went on an amazing road trip through detroit to chicago and back through cleveland (to be blogged) We attended 3 MLB games and 2 at Wrigley Field!June
-We finally went away on our first weekend of camping together to Kring Point ( I guess I can blog about this too) -I finished my invisalign treatment (this is a big one I should blog about it was a life changer for me )
-We went to Toronto on a little getaway. During our stay we saw a Blue Jays game and we went to the zoo. I’ll be back with more from last year and some other stuff I’ve been working hard on.
Hope 2013 is treating you well. Can’t believe 31 is just a few weeks away!
Love you guys thanks for reading
Where has 2012 gone…It’s kind of crazy that we are already nearing it’s end. I’m just finishing up getting ready for the holidays. Not done everything yet but I’m on my way.
Unfortunately I’m sick so it’s hard to get everything done but I try to get a few things done and take lots of naps.
I wanted to stop in and wish you all the very best for this holiday season. Take the time to enjoy your family and your down time. I’m looking forward to family and food and maybe a few extra naps here and there. I have a couple more days off then usual and I’m hoping to use those to get caught up on a few things.
My November and december layouts are up on the Auntie Em’s blog so check them out.
First 2011 in reviewAnd Noel
So do you guys have traditions you follow for thanksgiving?
Growing up we never really celebrated it. But Melmel married a man who is crazy about turkey and my parents are crazy about camping. So now thanksgiving is our last big camping weekend with family and friends that might as well be family. Last year we started a new tradition deep frying turkey for everyone.
I’m so excited for this weekend it’s nice to get away. The girls plan on getting away to get some shopping in and the boys are planning on visiting some local breweries. For a few years our destination was Tremblant, then we did a few years in Lake Placid and this year we are trying out Lake George for the first time. The September challenge on Emma’s blog is actually a neat layout filled with pics of last years thanksgiving. Check it out here…
Earlier this summer I was asked to create a business card for my friend and fellow design team member Lorena.
She is one talented lady that blogs, creates and teaches and she wanted a card to make networking easier. Take a look around on her blog I don’t know how she keeps up being a working mom, teaching classes and blogging regularly but she’s real good at it all. Here is what we came up with. It turned out great and the QR code is something I hadn’t yet used on a card yet.
Do you have a blog? Do you have a business card for your blog?
If you’re my friend on facebook you already know that I made the design team!This is such an exciting opportunity.
Here is the post unveiling our first layouts. Soon there will be a detailed post about my layout I will let you know when it’s published. Until then hop over to Auntie Em’s and check out the layouts the other girls created. Here is mine Gaby is my inspiration of course