New Year, New Plan…

Well, we have a whole new year ahead of us. And wouldn`t it be wonderful if we could all be a little more gentle with each other, and a little more loving, have a little more empathy, and maybe – next year at this time – we`d like each other a little more.

– Judy Garland

Quotes, Judy Garland, New Year


Spring Mantel!

So, a while back I got a mantel off Kijiji.  (For any American’s, Kijiji is your answer to Craigslist.)  The Mantel was $20 and fits perfectly in my kitchen.  I resolved when I bought it that I was going to decorate it with each season.    This was my Winter Mantel:  Image

I loved how festive it made the kitchen.  But I had some trouble with the “Spring” mantel.  What was springy? Flowers? Rain? Easter Bunnies?  All totally fine, but not my style.

I made a trip to my local homesense hellbent on getting some mercury glass candle holders and ended up coming up with this:


I figured, it has a bird so it *must* be springy!



So I’ve been MIA lately.  For good reason.  We got a puppy!  Like our house wasn’t busy and loud enough with 3 cats running around.  We’re so dumb. 

My SO had been mentioning puppies for a while now, and the neighborhood we live in is a dog-crazy neighborhood.  We were seriously the only people in our complex without a dog.  So we started looking in the classifieds for puppy ads, we knew we didn’t want to get one from a pet store, and my SO was adament he wanted a specific breed.

So we ended up with Gus…

ImageHe’s a Pug x French Bulldog cross and he’s 8 weeks old.  He’s absolutely adorable and I love him to death already!!



These are 2 of the 3 trouble makers that we have squatting in our house. They are super cuddly and warm on cold nights, but they also eat me out of house and home. Also, the fluffy one has taken a liking to eating earbuds, but only the expensive apple kind. He wont touch the crappy Liquidation World brand. He’s too good for that.

They’ve also discovered a love for q-tips since the bf has moved in. I have a fear of sticking anything that small in my ears so I never kept them around for any reason. The bf however smuggles them into the house and now the cats love to eat the ends off them. And when I say eat, I mean pull the ends off and bat them around the house in the middle of the night smashing into things and breaking things.

It’s quite lovely.  They’re lucky I love them.