in september

Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 10.57.34 AMWhat. A. Month. It’s not surprising that Kinfolk‘s latest issue also centres around family because in September, I experienced a lot of it. 

BabyTo begin (or really end the month), my sister had her fifth child on September 29! This is her second son, and what is even more special is that she now shares a birthday with her newest addition. Can we say best birthday gift ever?

Baby Anouncement 6Speaking of babies, at the beginning of the month I had announced that my husband and I were having our first child! I published its first sonogram photo and explained why I my blog posts were diminishing over the last few months. Later on, I gave you guys a 16 week update on my bundle of joy/morning sickness. Tomorrow I will be 18 weeks!

il_fullxfull.571562058_13vjThere were no shortage of fashion posts in September. I showed you my cute new cellphone case, and published a post on all canine-related Etsy items. Last but not least, you were able to see what is now available in the store.

Golden Hour 3There was some discussion regarding photography. I began by discussing the best time to take photographs outdoors. This is ultimately known as the Golden Hour. I also told you why I prefer film over digital prints in this post here.

Carrot and Potato Soup - 2There were a total of three DIYs this month. I had a recipe for Potato and Carrot Soup, a Side Table Terrarium from A Beautiful Mess, and finally a Polaroid Display

IMG_0090Finally, Geoffrey and I ended up going to three movies in September! First we saw No Escape, which I would give 7/10. The next movie was Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (8/10). We saved the best for last, and went to The Gift (10/10) on the evening of the lunar eclipse. I highly recommend the latter film!

Jan Lake Lodge - Trip 2Enjoy your weekend, and the first day in October. I personally consider this to be my favourite month of the year!!

<3

Emory

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let it snow, let it snow (part 2)

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My husband and I have to break up our Christmas holidays. We usually spend Christmas Eve with my family, and then Christmas Day with his. His family also lives out of town on an acreage, so the hour-long drive there Christmas morning feels like a nice way to wind down from the night before. By the time the evening rolls around, we are usually home, tired, and unbelieving of the past few days. Then it’s time to open our gifts from each other.

This Christmas evening, we made sure to watch Red Skelton for Baba. She would always talk about how comical he was, and how she and her husband loved watching his show. Neither one of us had ever seen an episode, and so we felt that it was fitting to watch his Christmas Special for the first time, together, on Christmas night. Then, we finished off the evening with National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, of course. What a wonderful end to another great holiday season. I can’t wait until next year’s Christmas events and photos.

xxoo

Emory

let it snow, let it snow (part 1)

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If you happen to live in Canada, there’s a big chance that you will have snow for Christmas. If you live in Saskatchewan, it’s guaranteed to be white and cold. I honestly don’t mind this weather. I have always preferred to wear layered fall/winter attire over next to nothing in the summer. I also do not get cabin fever as I am usually going to one of my jobs, the gym, for walks, dates, or errands. Our animals can get stir crazy at times, but I just make their outdoor exercise more frequent. I figure that this snow won’t last forever, and so I might as well stay positive since Mother Nature is unpredictable.

As I mentioned, our Christmas was not without snow. It was also filled with family. I spent the morning alone preparing for the day ahead. My husband came home for a quick lunch, and then went back to work. We spent the evening of Christmas Eve at my parent’s acreage with my parents, siblings, and their children. My mum’s house is nothing short of a southwestern palace, which is always very fitting given that we live on the prairies. It felt warm, comforting, filling, and just lovely. It really was like a good, old-fashioned Christmas. It was perfect.

xxoo

Emory

favorite fridays.

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birthdays!!!

what child does not enjoy these? with five nieces and one nephew in my family, we celebrate birthdays for our little ones six times a year. i never grow tired of seeing their excited faces (usually covered in cake) and their quick, little bodies running around, playing with one another, showing us their latest tricks, and ultimately revealing their gifts. it’s all very thrilling!

my sister’s daughter celebrated her 3rd birthday on tuesday. *g* and i joined the party in the evening, and were greeted at the door by the birthday girl, her screaming older sister, their screaming younger brother, and their newest sibling. screaming with excitement, that is. ;-)

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after delicious food, some very scrumptious cake, gift-giving, and gift-playing, the three young children ran around the house with us. these photos may look blurry, but they are also full of family, love, and a good sort of chaos. this is what life is all about.

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last, but certainly not least, my brother’s daughter celebrates her 5th birthday on saturday. happy birthday, sweetheart!!

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so long july.

IMG_1191_2IMG_1196IMG_1255we celebrated the ending of june and the beginning of july with my nephew’s first birthday party. it was filled with children, sweets, presents, laughs, and much happiness. 

IMG_1275IMG_1311IMG_1312july 1 was canada day! we wore white and spent the night along the riverbank photographing fireworks. they were beautiful.

IMG_1524 IMG_1525 IMG_1529IMG_1535we had a few date nights where we tried out new restaurants. they were yummy!

photo-6-1i had an impromptu photo shoot with my mum and her (favorite) newfie. is she not the prettiest person ever?

IMG_2211then we had a family supper at little green. although it was only for my parents, brother, and sister and their spouses and little ones, it consisted of thirteen people! (fourteen if you count the little girl in my sister’s tummy.) the supper doubled as a going away party for my brother, his wife, and their two children who are moving across the country at the end of this week.

IMG_1914luckily, i got to enjoy some quiet, early mornings like these with my girl holly.

IMG_1856 IMG_1862then it was time for my niece’s birthday party. this time there were even more family members, presents, laughs, and food.

IMG_2293we had my dad come and stay with us for a night.

IMG_2190 IMG_2193 IMG_2197we also managed to get another date night in where we went to my favorite old theatre and saw the iceman. it was a fantastic film!

IMG_2202of course, it wouldn’t be a successful month without selling dozens of items from the hello scarlett store.

IMG_1865 IMG_1871IMG_1882IMG_1899 as always, our evenings came to an end with a long walk in our neighbourhood. i will never, ever grow tired of living next to the river. neither will holly or truman.

IMG_1904july was a very busy but at the same time a very fun month! i hope that next month we can find more time to slow down and enjoy the warm weather before fall starts creeping in. :-)

see you all in august!

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  • 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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