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Scheepjeswol Bloggers Day

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A few weeks ago I was invited to visit the Scheepjeswol headquarters for a Bloggers Day event they were having this past Friday and I have been counting the days (hours, minutes…) ever since. They had arranged a day for a few of us crocheters and knitters to get together, learn a bit more about the company and tour the warehouse.  We learned a bit about the history of the company, what their plans are for the future and got to see all the different types of wool and other bits they carry.  There was even a workshop on styling photos! There ... Read More »

101 List – My Birthday Surprise

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Settle in, this is going to be a long one… About two months ago my friend Penny told me her husband was going away for a weekend in May, she was unloading her son with her sister-in-law and asked if I wanted to have a girl’s day.  I’m always up for a girl’s day so I promptly marked it on the calendar. Fast forward to this past Saturday morning.  The plan was that Penny was going to come here before lunch, we’d go meet her friend at a restaurant in town so that she could give her the cupcakes she ... Read More »

365 Days of SElf Portraits: Days 114-121

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In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits.  My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before.  It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I ... Read More »

365 Days of Self Portraits: Days 100-106

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In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits.  My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before.  It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I ... Read More »

365 Days of Self Portraits: Days 36 – 42

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In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits.  My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before.  It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I ... Read More »

101 List – Go Ice Skating!

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I’m Canadian. It goes without saying that people assume that we glide out of the womb on ice skates. Girls doing a fancy little twirl and boys ready for a fight, right?  Well, I guess that’s sort of true. Starting at a very young age, we are put on ice skates and are taught to stand on our own two feet. If you are me, it doesn’t matter if you fall anyway because your mother has so many layers of protection on you that you wouldn’t feel it anyway! We would go skating as children with our parents, at any ... Read More »

Canada-October 2012

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A week after we returned from France it was already time for me to leave for a month in Canada!  I went home on my own so that we could save my husband’s vacation days for things on this side of the pond and I could just go and chill with my parents. It was such a great month.  There isn’t a lot to do in Cape Breton but I wasn’t there to be a tourist, rather just to spend time quality time with my mom and dad and see some old friends.  We hung out, went to the movies ... Read More »

Where Have You Been?!

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So I’ve been getting a few mails asking where the heck I am and why I haven’t been at least doing my monthly updates.  Well, I’m still alive and everything is great… so please don’t worry!   I’ve just been incredibly busy! Doing what?  Well… In September my husband and I went to the south of France where we spent time with his family and did a lot of this: Also a whole lot of this: Yeah, it was heaven! After returning from almost three weeks there, my husband left the next day for five days in Denmark, during which time ... Read More »

101 List – ONE HUNDRED POUNDS LOST! (4.5 Month Update with Pics!)

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Yup, you read that right!  I have lost ONE HUNDRED FREAKING POUNDS!! Well, 100.7 to be exact!  I thought about waiting a day or two so I could make the title 101 lbs for my 101 list but I just couldn’t wait! I don’t believe it! Years ago when I made my 101 list one of the things that I made sure was on there was to lose 100 lbs, even though deep down I didn’t really feel like it was ever a possibility for me… but it has happened! Now?  I feel like anything is possible, and that’s not ... Read More »

KreaDoe 2011

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This weekend I went to a giant craft fair with my two friends Penny and Genevieve. It’s a yearly fair that takes place in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht and you can find supplies and workshops for pretty much any craft you can think of.  Of course, I had my trusty little point and shoot along with me! If you were looking for stamps, this was the place for you!  I’m pretty sure I saw about four million of them. There was a lot of stuff for card making and scrapbooking as well, with quilting and other crafts thrown in the ... Read More »

101 List–Join a Book Club

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Number 16 on my 101 List was to join a book club.  It’s something I’ve wanted to do for quite a while but never really bothered to look into.  So when some friends of started one, I was all over it! I’m not actually in the above photo, as I had forgotten my tripod and was busy taking the photo myself, but you can see the friends that are currently in the club with me.  A great group of ladies who are a lot of fun to sit around gabbing with.  We do chat about the books quite a lot ... Read More »