april : favourite things

HomeI’ve chosen to do something different to kick-start this month. Rather than recalling each post in April, I’m only going to choose a few of my favourites. I figure that it’ll be a much more simplified read for you, and more fun for me. :-)))

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetThe photo of the day that seemed to set the entire mood for the month was a picture of an abandoned barn. The quote discussed the simplest things in life being the most realistic. This is something that I never believed in until recently, and have been actively trying to make my life less complicated in the meantime. It hasn’t been easy, but no one ever said that life would be.

Shrimp Pasta 7I ended up publishing three posts in regards to Easter last month. My best one, which was also a recipe post, was this Shrimp Pasta. It remains the most delicious pasta that I have tried (and made) to date.

Potholder DIY 1Speaking of the kitchen, I collaborated with my mother-in-law to publish a DIY that she had given to my husband and I. The Quilted Potholder was one of my most cherished presents from her. You can read why by visiting here.

PIC 14Lora Higgins from The Tiny House Teacher also had a guest post on Hello, Scarlett Blog. Her beautiful Tiny Home was featured here. I find her lifestyle to be so refreshing and truly an inspiration. If you missed her home, please check it out!

Breakfast at Tiffany's 8So what was my favourite post of the entire month? It was this one, which took me seven years to write.

LakeWhat do you think of my first ‘favourite things’ post? Should I go back to summarizing the entire month? Let me know in the comments below!

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Emory

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in march

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 11.48.01 AMWelcome April, and my fellow April Fools!

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 11.49.50 AMMarch was a month of adventure. We only just began our vacation when the new month rolled around. Then we continued to spend the entire first week of March abroad in the United States! We had such an amazing and indescribable journey, and I tried my very best to supply you with daily updates through my Instagram photos. When we got back, I published this post describing the first half of our trip. The second post can be viewed here. Finally, this 9-minute video summed everything up in one musical notion. 

Processed with VSCOcam with se3 presetOne week after returning home from America, we went on yet another trip. This time, it was to buy more antiques for my store.

34244012_007_bUnfortunately, being consumed with our travels left little room for do-it-yourself projects this month. My first post this month was a tutorial in brewing pour over coffee. I received some helpful feedback, and I can’t wait until I purchase my own pour over set.

stpatricksday3My St. Patrick’s Day craft post was a new direction for me. I loved being able to bring in ideas from other bloggers, and to have more than one DIY as well!

AloeVera1Next, I had an instructional post on propagating succulent leaves. After gathering tips from the internet, I felt as if I was ready to share that information with you. However, time will tell if my leaves will grow successfully!

ringI showed you items that I loved on Etsy, and items that were available in the Potomac Trading Post store.

Processed with VSCOcam with se3 presetWe went to two films this month. The first was The Fight Club, and the second was What We Do in the Shadows.

IMG_1288In general, this was a month of reflection and soul-searching. Here, I began with recalling the times that I have experienced an act of generosity from a stranger, and discussed my own attempts to be a more selfless person. In this post, I expressed my views on our own generation-shaming. Looking back, I think our vacation played a big role in renewing my sense of self, which inevitably gave me a clearer perspective in regards to all things, both big and small.

_DSF1572Last, but not least, you were able to experience the second post in my Home series. This one featured two places by one man, both his lovely little house in Texas and his other home on the sea. This was such an inspiring collaboration, and one that I hope everyone enjoyed. I cannot wait for April’s home tour!

Do you have any plans for tonight? I think that I will watch one of the first scary movies that I ever saw when I was little girl; April Fools Day. Have an enjoyable day!

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Emory

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wood and wire succulent hanger – diy

IMG_1.jpgHappy Wednesday, friends! Have you been experiencing a crazy wet Spring like we have in most of Canada? For the past few days I’ve woken up to several inches of snow, only to have it all melt by the end of the day. I’m sort of getting used to wearing my winter coat and boots in the morning and then rain boots and no jacket in the late afternoon. I thought that I would share a Springy DIY with you, in parts to encourage the nice weather to stick around, and in parts to keep my sanity.

IMG_2.jpgI came across this Wood and Wire Succulent Hanger in a greenhouse. I didn’t actually see the name of what it was really called. What I did see was the ridiculous price tag of this beautiful but $50.00 item, put it down, turn to my husband and say, “I can make this.” So I did.

IMG_3.jpgThis is what you will need:

Moss

Wire (I used chicken wire)

Wood (I reclaimed and old game board)

Plant

Soil

Screws

Drill

IMG_4.jpgStep One. Cut a piece of chicken wire. Make sure that it will be able long enough to wrap around your wood board. Cut extra so that it can also fold under to trap the plant, soil, and moss.

IMG_5.jpgStep Two. Wrap the wire around the wood. Let the two end pieces meet in the back. Fold the bottom up the back as well.

IMG_6.jpgStep Three. Cut some long wire pieces and fasten the ends and bottom together.

IMG_7.jpgStep Four. Add the moss. Place the plant and soil gently within the moss and between the board and the wire. Play around with it until you are satisfied with the way it looks.

IMG_8.jpgStep Five. Hang your lovely project with screws and a drill. Wrap the wire around the screws for added support.

IMG_9.jpgStep Six. Now, water and enjoy!

IMG_10.jpgThe total cost of my project was $9.00 without tax. That’s a heck of a lot better than what it would have been to buy it. Plus, I now have the added bonus of making it a DIY for Hello, Scarlett. Sometimes, life just works out to be in your favour. Hear that, Spring?

See you all in May!

Emory

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