matinee date.

IMG_1.jpgIMG_2.jpg IMG_3.jpgIMG_4.jpg IMG_5.jpgIMG_8.jpgIMG_6.jpgIMG_9.jpgIMG_10.jpgIMG_11.jpglast week my husband and i went to a matinee movie. i had forgotten how nice it is to go to the theatre in the afternoon! to go in when it’s still light out, then to come out and still have the entire night to yourselves, it’s just perfect in my eyes. this is definitely something that i would like to do as a couple more often.

on a side note, while it was much too cold to be going without a jacket that day, i couldn’t help but not show off my lovely sparrow cardigan from anthropologie. it’s now for sale in the shop, so if you like it, you can make me an offer. :-)))

( … this cardigan is now sold!)

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s for snow. v for vendetta.

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Saskatoon_Bridge_Winter_14.jpg Saskatoon_Bridge_Winter_16.jpgIMG_Tru.jpg Saskatoon_Bridge_Winter_17.jpgnow i cannot speak for all of canada, but where we live, we seemed to have completely skipped fall. we went from an indian summer to our first big snowfall on sunday. and i was looking forward to having my favourite season come our way! c’est la vie, i suppose. here come the warm, patterned sweaters, cute dresses, colourful socks, and trendy boots. :-)

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to celebrate winter coming early (not really), we went to see a movie on the silver screen. the roxy theatre will always be one of my favourite theatres. you may be able to see why from these photographs. take me back to the prohibition era any day. that is, for the fashion and architecture, not the social conflicts. ;-)))

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hello, winter. i am ready for you!

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ebay dress restyle.

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do you remember this dress?

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after having owned it for a year, and never being in love with the sleeves, i decided to make some changes to it so that it would feel like a new dress again. this is what i did.

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i bought some lace.

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then i removed the sleeves and replaced them with my new purchase.

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i also sewed some lace onto the bottom of the dress.

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the total price for this project was $5. considering that the dress itself was only $5, i think that it was a good investment!

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talkie thursdays.

straw dogs (2011).

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for the majority of my life, i thought that horror movies were my genre of choice. not so much anymore. if i had to choose my most watched and most loved (and invented) genre, it would be disturbing movies. straw dogs definitely fits that bill.

straw dogs is a remake of the 1971 film which was originally based on gordon william’s novel the siege of trencher’s farm. this particular version was made in 2011 and stars james marsden, kate bosworth, james woods, dominic purcell, and my favorite, alexander skarsgård. while all performances were generally good, marsden, woods, and skarsgård did most of the work in regards to moving the story along and captivating in the audience. in all honesty though, skarsgård could just stand there and i would sit through a silent film and still enjoy it. sorry *g*.

the first time that i watched this film, i came away thinking that it was an excellent blend of great storytelling with just enough action and gore. the second time around, i caught on to the double meanings and the distinctive looks that were delivered by the characters, and loved it even more. also, the connection between marsden writing a script on stalingrad and the plot of straw dogs itself was somehow lost on me during the first viewing. it took me seeing the film twice to understand the significance. overall, the build up of the suspense is addicting, and the ending is one of the best that i have seen in awhile.  most of all, i felt a deep connection to the setting of the film, as it and the people reminded me of where i live (though grossly exaggerated).

both the original film and the book are on my list of what to read and watch next, and i could not be more excited. if you are looking for a great movie this weekend, you should consider straw dogs. :-)

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all these things that i’ve done.

while this blog is such a fantastic way to reach out to my followers, discover new friends and faces, be inspired by other wonderful bloggers and their own creations, i would like to dedicate more time towards the hello scarlett store so that i can make it as successful as possible. beginning in september, i will only be posting three days a week rather than five. however, this change will only be a temporary one. i will be back to blogging more regularly when i feel as if the store is well on its merry little way. :-)

because this will be the last music post for awhile, i am choosing a song by a band that has literally altered my life. in 2008 i graduated from university with a three year bachelour of arts honours degree. with no career in mind but with a longing for some change and some traveling, i moved to switzerland to become a nanny for four small children. while i was there, i discovered the killers. now they were already quite popular, but because i try to avoid popular music, i had not heard any of their songs up until that point. i was hooked. i would have their music playing on my ipod as i rode my bike among the alps, walked to and from work, took the rail around the country, and, as it went nearly every night, laying in bed while trying not to feel homesick. in the end, my homesickness won and i went home a short time later.

i returned to university for one more year in order to complete a four year degree. on the first day of my last semester, in walked *g*. being a cold january morning in canada, he, of course, was wearing a big winter coat. his face was the first thing that i focused on. i swore that he was the twin brother of the frontman for the killers, brandon flowers. *g* also noticed me that day, and for both of us, it was love at first sight. we became friends that month, and shortly after were married.

now obviously it was his personality that won me over in the end, but if it were not for me moving overseas, stumbling upon this band, feeling perpetually homesick, and returning home and to university, my life would have turned out to be completely different. maybe that wouldn’t have been so bad, but for where i am now, i feel so blessed and so lucky to be where i am in this very moment. 

every decision a person makes effects their future in one way or another. so while brandon flowers climbs and sings on top of the piano, while the audience roars, and while sparks fly about the stage, i hope that you also can reflect on your life choices and feel fulfilled. i certainly know that i feel that way about “all the things that i’ve done.”

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i took these photos in february 2009 at the o2 center in london, england one month after i met *g*.

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