in february

Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 8.58.50 PMHellllooooo, March!

At times, when I write these monthly wrap-up posts, it feels as if I’m writing it from a third person perspective. So much takes place, which always varies greatly from the month before it, all while feeling like a lifetime ago. I always feel removed from the events after they occur. Does anyone else experience those same emotions when looking back on previous blog posts?

Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 8.58.08 PMRegardless, February was short and sweet, just as I predicted. The only negative aspect about it was the drop in temperature. Repetitive mornings of -40°C are not fun!

Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 9.01.55 PMLet’s begin with my favourite kinds of posts; DIYs. This Hearts and Stripes Pillow was incredibly useful and fun to make! It is also a great gift idea for any gender, and for any occasion.

Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetI also made a simple, Canadian meal that can be seen here. It remains one of my go-to dishes when I’m not sure what to cook that day.

TheLittleBarn1Lastly, I showed you how to give the exterior of your home a facelift with Vintage Barn Lighting. I was also directed to some other great lighting companies in the comments section. Thank goodness for you, readers, and your input! I learn from you with each one of my posts.

Home Series 13Speaking of The Little Barn, I discussed the outcome of its beautiful Tongue and Groove Ceiling in this post. I had initially blogged about stain colours in December with Fifty Shades of Grey.

Home Series 3A few days ago, I not only published the first house in my Home series, but also gave an extensive house tour of The Little Barn!

Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 8.57.30 PMI brought in a dash of culture with a Canadian music post (which this is clearly not a photo of).

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 9.04.21 AMWhile we’re on the Canadian train, I also enlisted your help in Choosing a National Bird for our great country! The comment section, again, was incredible! You guys were so helpful and informative. I loved it.

WIB 1-6I published two fashion posts. The first was what’s In The Store. The second was What I Bought.

Processed with VSCOcam with a5 presetIn regards to personal style, I also chopped my locks off again. I don’t feel like myself unless I have a pixie-esque ‘do. #shorthairdontcare

Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 9.05.25 PMFinally, last, but certainly not least, I revealed to you that we were going on an American Road Trip for 8 days. We are currently on this holiday, and as I write this (only one day prior to leaving), I hope that we are enjoying ourselves. This post has by far received the most comments to date! I got so much amazing feedback from you, and we are trying our best to see all of the sites that you mentioned. So thank you!

Have a wonderful week, friends!

<3

Emory

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  1. mgavan

     /  03/03/2015

    First, the barn looks pretty, one I’d consider a dream home. I know what you mean about feeling removed about some things. I get those moments too sometimes. Short do looks good on you by the way.

    Coffeehan

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  2. Jenny

     /  03/03/2015

    Love your short hair! It looks more like you.

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  3. I love your style!

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  4. You are a ton of fun to read. So glad I found you! Enjoy your vacation.

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  5. Safe Travels and enjoy US!

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  6. Your blog is so witty and full of whimsical things. Love..it!

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  • Hello, friends. My name is Emory. I live on the Canadian prairies with my husband, daughter, and animals. Welcome!
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