• Emory Ann Kurysh

    Hello, friends. My name is Emory. I am a blogger, online store owner, prairie girl, vintage fashion lover, wife, and writer for HaveHeart Magazine. Welcome to Hello, Scarlett!

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mama + guiness

Mum Guin 2If you are an avid reader of my blog, you will already be aware of the fact that my mum lives for her animals. She loves her children, of course, but I think that what keeps her going from the moment she wakes up until she lies back down at night are her four legged friends.

Mum Guin 1A few weeks ago, I had published this post on my mum and her beloved horse, Tuscan. Prior to that, I showed you here what a typical morning for her looks like, as well as another post that was written by my mum on her newest find, Mesa. In the meantime, there have been many more kitten rescues, but her one true companion will always be her Guiness. 

Mum Guin 3This is what Guiness means to my mum, in her own words.

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Emory

Mum Guin 4P.S. Have the most memorable weekend, friends! The next time that I see you, I will be another year older. :-)))

Mum Guin 7Mum Guin 5“Born in Europe and brought to Canada with 3 brothers. Abandoned in a cattle trailer. Was going to be shot.¬†RCMP intervened. And this is where our story begins.

Mum Guin 6Mum Guin 8“I met the police officer in the next province over and my first sighting of Guiness was a big, black, bear-like dog. I opened the door to my Jeep, he settled in and we made the long drive back. His eyes. They just seemed to say, ‘Okay, you found me, now let’s get this started’. That was six years ago.

Mum Guin 9“Guiness has been my constant companion. He has never known a leash nor a collar. He does chores with me three times a day. He knows exactly where I need him to be. I don’t give Guiness commands, he looks at me and I either nod or shake my head. He’s watchful, brave, quiet, strong and loyal beyond belief. I buried both of my parents and whispered in his ear all my sorrow. He is a rock. He is mine. When he lifts his giant head, says “Roo Roo” and swishes his tail, I know all is right with the world. I didn’t rescue him, he saved me. I adore you, big boy.”

MaryAnn

weekly wears

IMG_0280Hey guys! I hope that your week has been going well so far. Today is Thursday, which means that not only is it time for another ‘Weekly Wears’¬†post, but it is also the end of our little stay-cation. C’est la vie, I suppose.

This is what’s available in the store this week:

IMG_02821. Tartan and Denim Dress.

IMG_02862. Frye Heath Motorcycle Boots. Sold!

IMG_84093. Batman Collector’s Book.

WW1.jpgDid you know that if you purchase this dress, that you can also receive the Alternative Vintage top for FREE? What are you waiting for?! Head on over to the store already!

See you cool cats tomorrow!

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Emory

helter skelter – one year later

fa76934ff5a447027c17a251b14e231c(Image of the Manson Family)

Ever since I first read this article yesterday morning, I have been back and forth as to whether or not I should publish this post. One reason that I am so hesitant is because it follows topics that I normally don’t try to associate with my blog. Another is because I am not supposed to be blogging for a few days! But, just because I want to get away doesn’t mean that the world also stops around me. So here I am.

About a year ago, I posted my review of Helter Skelter after having read the book for the first time. Now I was nowhere near being able to witness the Manson murders unfolding in the news, nor the immediate aftermath. In fact, the book itself was published 11 years before I was born. However, it is one that my mum told me time and time again to read, and so last year, I finally did.

Two nights ago, my mum had made a completely unrelated¬†comment to me¬†regarding Charles Manson. Then yesterday morning, when I logged onto the Us Magazine website of all places, the first¬†article¬†that came up was entitled, “Charles Manson, Mass Murderer, to Marry 26-Year-Old Prison Visitor.” Eerie, I thought, given that we were just talking about him. However, my mum and I are¬†strange that way. We often think about people immediately before something significant¬†happens to them.¬†Inevitably, while I¬†found it eerie, I wasn’t at all surprised that Manson was there in the news. I¬†could not¬†help but click on the article.

The article from the celebrity magazine was without a doubt a very short and biased piece. Mockingly referring to Manson’s¬†fianc√© as¬†“the lucky lady,”¬†and¬†to Manson himself as her “sweetheart” and “the happy couple,” the writer was obviously against their decision to wed. Whatever happened to journalism being objective? I get that this it Us Magazine, and that there are much more informative pieces out there, but come on.

That is not to say that I am in favour of Manson and Burton getting married. In all honesty, I felt nothing after reading the article except perhaps a little bit of curiosity. The comments were as suspected. Readers were outraged towards this impending union, other readers attacked those readers for their so-called hatred or stupidity, still others who questioned the law, brought up the gay rights movement, Hitler, Polanski and child molestation, you name it. No controversial stone was left unturned.

What did I do after that? Clicked on Burton’s¬†website¬†and began to read her “truths”¬†about the man she loved. If nothing else, she is a fellow¬†blogger, and I wanted to read what she had to say.

best-luck-explain-thanksgiving-charles-manson-funny-ecard-IuA(Image via ecard)

While this post obviously deals with heavier issues than I am used to discussing, I am curious to hear your opinions on this matter, if you have any. If not, have a fantastic Wednesday!

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Emory

words on leaving

Screen Shot 2014-11-16 at 8.34.15 PM“I was surprised, as always, how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.”
Jack Kerouac

Geoffrey and I will be out of commission¬†for a few days! We were going to take a vacation, but have turned it into a stay-cation instead. We’re celebrating my birthday a little early this year.

See you on Thursday!

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Emory

when swedes build tiny homes for students

10-smart-micro-dorm(Image via Tiny House Blog)

By now, most of you are aware of my adoration for Tiny Houses. When I picture them, I usually visualize small, wooden structures in amongst the trees, lakes, and mountains. That’s all fine and dandy if you’re one of the few lucky owners who not only live off-grid in their Tiny Home, but also in either a national park or some make-believe enchanted forest. While living off-grid is plausible, the latter two for obvious reasons, are much harder to come by.

What I should be envisioning in my Tiny House dreams are small homes built onto trailers and residing in someone’s backyard, or put in the middle of a street, looking out of place, and flanked by larger homes on either side of it. That is a truer¬†perspective given that these dwellings are intended for those who want to be homeowners, yet who are seeking more affordable and transient lifestyles.

10-smarta-kvm_3(Image via Tiny House Blog)

Sweden is obviously a great country to look at when considering Tiny Homes. Why? Well consider IKEA, for instance. If you think about it, the store is made of hundreds of Tiny Houses, all of which have small, durable, modern, and affordable furniture solutions. I think that’s why I love it so much. Visiting IKEA is like visiting a Tiny House museum. If that isn’t enough, one can actually leave the store with the same incredible pieces that inspired them in the building. That’s like stopping at the Louvre and buying a print of the¬†Mona Lisa, and then using it as a piece of furniture that betters your life in every way. Hmm, that actually sounded better in my head.

10-smarta-kvm_2(Image via Tiny House Blog)

I should get back on topic. Suffice it to say that¬†Swedes are a natural¬†fit for Tiny Homes. Yet, rather than designing them to solely benefit those families who can already afford to live in them, one particular architectural firm in Sweden is crafting a series of Tiny Houses for students at Lund University. The idea is to build smart student housing that is half the price of renting a dorm room. I wish that we would’ve had something similar when I was in university!

What are your thoughts on Tiny Homes for students?

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Emory

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