all quiet along the potomac tonight

potomac-cabin-2Rarely do I ever create a post about only one thing that I love. I do it for movie and song reviews, recipes, succulents, what I bought and wore, places I travel to, and articles that I find. Oh my, maybe that is all I do! I should rephrase that. Rarely do I create a house post about only one thing that I love, or find inspiring. I am breaking that cycle today.

The Little Barn is going to be a total of 1113 square feet. That is twice the size that I initially wanted. When we bought our lot, I did not want a house bigger than 600 sq. ft. In fact, I was contemplating Tiny Homes that were 20′ x 24′, and some as small as 10′ x 16′. Yes, you read that correctly. I even had my husband convinced. I told him to think of it as an adventure and showed him examples of people’s own stories of Tiny House living. In the end, it was the refusal from my contractor that hindered my plans to go that small. However, the desire to build a Tiny House still burns within me, and I often research Tiny Homes for inspiration!

potomac-cabin-4potomac-cabin-5I found the Potomac Cabin on Pinterest a few weeks ago. Remember when I explained how I did not want a flashy roof or windows and that I preferred seasoned homes over newer-looking ones? Well, that is evident in my love for the Potomac. Aside from the name that brings me visions of strength, longevity, and speaks to my wayfaring soul, the cabin itself is the cutest and coziest use of reclaimed materials that I have come across in a long time. Its colours are understated, its space is well utilized, and although its a newer construction, its materials come with their own history. Add a ton of snow, and this looks like something that could be found in good ol’ Saskatchewan.

Would you ever consider living in a Tiny Home?

<3

Emory

it’s (not) my party and i’ll cry if i want to

IMG_0561 copy IMG_0569 copyIMG_0578 copy IMG_0571 copyIMG_0588 copy IMG_0600 copyIMG_0598 copy IMG_0602 copyIMG_0605 copy Hey guys! So my niece celebrated her birthday a few weeks ago, and I have the pictures to prove it. We spent the day at the provincial park of our future home. It was really nice to get a small taste of what get-togethers will be like out there, with the beach, BBQ pits, mini golf, a park, campground, a pool, and water slides as our playground. Summer doesn’t last very long in Saskatchewan, so I hope that we can celebrate out there whenever we have the chance to! I’m just lucky to have family members that want to share time and our new home with us.

Have a great week, friends! 

<3

Emory

fantastic deals at the hello, scarlett store

top43152Did you guys know that the Hello, Scarlett Store has been reopened on eBay? I just realized that I forgot to mention it to you! How should I rectify this? By offering a SALE, of course!

From Sunday July 27 – Sunday August 3 everything in the store will be 25% and free shipping!! Make sure that you take a look at all my items. Spend a lot of time perusing, because there is something for both men and women. Once you add the item to your cart, checkout, and send me the message “HSB SALE” and I will send you back the discounted price. I mean, c’mon, how could you not be tempted?

Let’s enjoy our last weekend in July!

<3

Emory

P.S. Happy birthday to this girl and blogger!

bang bang (my baby shot me down)

2.jpgLast year I made the confession that I am not a purse person. I have to make a point of buying a new bag once a year. If not, I will happily use the same one until it falls to bits and pieces. This I’ve done before. 

If you have already read the previous post, then you will also know that I finally visited the most amazing clothing store that I discovered through Instagram. One of my many purchases from that store was, you guessed it, a new purse! This one is by the brand Liebeskind, which literally translates to “child of love.” Based on my German background, the name, the colour (Watermelon), and its overall uniqueness were the biggest reasons why I went ahead and bought it. Plus it’s so soft! Also, the sale price did help.

3.jpg1.jpgSo here it is, my Bonnie Vintage Leather Handbag! I hope that you get the significance of this title now that you know the name of the bag.

4.jpgIt really is the cutest little purse. If you have not yet owned anything by Liebeskind, you must go track it down and get all touchy-feely with their items! You will never be the same.  In a good way.

<3

Emory

regina’s mighty shores

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Do you remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned that my husband and I took a spontaneous road trip? It was honestly such a short but an incredibly productive mini-vacation. We seem to be good at those! After working 8 hours on a Saturday, Geoffrey picked me up from work and along with Truman we headed 2.5 hours away to stay the night in Regina, SK. We originally went to purchase tires for one of our vehicles, but ended up not getting them. Instead, on Sunday I was able to go to an amazing clothing store called Cade Style Lounge that I have been following on Instagram for months, visited Chapters book store, ate a lot of disgusting fast food, and went antique shopping. Cade doubles as a new and vintage clothing shop with the best brand names. WILDFOX, Cheap Monday, Rails, Free People, Jeffrey Campbell, Elizabeth & James, and more! I discovered Cade after their vintage supplier The Dress Form began following me on Instagram. I just find it so amazing what discoveries you are able to find on social media! I always read about people forming friendships through Instagram and meeting up in person, but I’ve never done it myself. Going to Cade and talking with the employees is the closest that I’ve come to doing so. Have any of you made any real life connections through social media?

During that trip, I had also spent a good hour in Chapters rifling through interior decorating books. I went in there thinking that I would be coming away with hundreds of dollars of new material, but it seemed like I would only like a few pictures out of the few hundred that were in these books. I was shocked! I started panicking only because I am in need of finding inspiration for our new home. Then I thought, ‘hold on, maybe it’s a good thing that my style is not in any one book. That way, what I do create, will be completely independent and original.’ Who knows, maybe one day I’ll be able to create a book on The Little Barn’s interior. ;-)))

<3

Emory

  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (one on earth, one in heaven, and growing another). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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