in june

Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 1.02.25 PMJune was an incredibly eventful month; probably the most eventful of the entire year thus far. So what happened? Here are my video summaries of all of the celebrations.

At the beginning of the month, my husband and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. I was given a new ring, and we relived the morning that we eloped by taking photographs at the same locations as we did on our wedding day. It was an emotional day, to look back at how our lives have changed over the last five years. Yet, we are in a better place today than ever before. Really, it was bittersweet.

After our trip down memory lane, my mum and I physically took a trip to British Columbia, Canada. At the time, I wasn’t feeling too thrilled about it, only because I was being a selfish daughter and wasn’t wanting her to move away from me. However, upon returning, I realized just how much she loves and looks forward to living in her new home. There was no way I could hold that against her, and so now I do honestly feel excited for her to begin a new adventure. My mum’s letter to my sister and I only made my feelings regarding her decision even stronger.

Another huge and important event that took place this month was the fact that our home was featured on A Beautiful Mess! I am still in awe of that occurrence, and am so excited at all of the new followers that I have gained and people who I have met as a result. Talk about an eventful month.

I also mentioned some great movies that were not to be missed. Have you seen any of these films yet?

Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 1.02.59 PMThat is only a snippet of what occurred in June! I hope that you all had an enjoyable month as well. Happy Canada Day, fellow Canadians!

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Emory

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in may

Petit Punch VieuxMay was a month that was filled with beauty, at least in regards to my blog posts.

Floral Wedding Make-up 5I shared a make-up and wedding hair tutorial for our upcoming anniversary photo shoot, and because it’s wedding season.

il_fullxfull.597864654_fcynThere were five fashion posts last month. I think that is the most that I have ever published! I showed you what was in the store, in addition to an OOTD specifically for men. This Etsy post had a lot of lovely comments from you, readers.

Terrarium Kit DIY 1I also experimented with wood and succulents. I had a Cellphone Holder DIY, Reclaimed Barn Wood Shelving, and a Terrarium Kit DIY.

Bedroom QuoteLast, but not least, this trend of grace also extended into my personal life when I made the beautifully terrifying decision to let go of a job that I have had for the last four years. Beauty is only skin deep.

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 12.17.18 PMSee you tomorrow, friends.

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Emory

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waskesiu (part two)

IMG_1.jpg IMG_2.jpgIMG_3.jpg IMG_4.jpgIMG_5.jpg IMG_6.jpgIMG_7.jpg IMG_8.jpgIMG_10.jpg IMG_9.jpgThe last two days that my husband and I spent on our vacation in Waskesiu were filled with sun, sun, a little rain, and more sun. While we do prefer rain and grey days, have two of the former and mostly two of the latter felt like a nice dichotomy. It was really interesting taking some pictures in gloomy weather, and the next day taking photographs of the same sites in blue skies. It’s a great reminder of how weather can really set the mood when you are photographing outdoors. I noticed that certain shots and angles don’t always work when the sun is glaring off of certain objects, while seeing the reflection of it in others makes for a really beautiful shot. Anyway, enough of yet another photography lesson.

On the last morning of our trip we parked our vehicle in front of a hotel and took Truman for one last long walk. Neither of us wanted to go back, especially since later that afternoon we had planned to meet our contractor at our property and plan out where everything was going, and the next day was to be our appointment at the bank where we would be applying for our new mortgage. We did have a really great discussion on how we do need to take more trips. In the last four years we had gone on less than five, and all except one were within Canada. Instead of spending money on vacations we spent it on renovations. That worked really well for us as a couple, although it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. However, now that our house has sold and the renovations made us our money, I sort of feel like being selfish and spending our hard earned money on ourselves. If only for a little while. My mum always says that youth is wasted on the young. So why not be young and dumb again? Well, young and cautious and well-traveled. ;-)))

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Emory

waskesiu (part one)

IMG_3.jpg IMG_11.jpgIMG_13.jpg IMG_5.jpgIMG_7.jpg IMG_8.jpgIMG_9.jpg IMG_15.jpgIMG_16.jpg IMG_6.jpgTwo weeks ago I had mentioned that Geoffrey and I were going away to celebrate our fourth wedding anniversary. We visited a national park in Canada that we went to around the same time last year. It’s quickly becoming our anniversary destination. We love going there in June before school lets out because it feels as if it’s a beautiful ghost town which happens to be in the midst of a forest and surrounded by lakes. It’s just so serene! We also like how it always seems to rain when we are there. Because we are not beach people, when we do go to a beachy destination, we tend to spend our time going for walks rather than just laying around. The rain is so good for keeping away mosquitoes and even people. We love having the roads and trails to ourselves as well. Hmm. I’m beginning to see a pattern of anti-social behaviour! 

Our first few days at Waskesiu were rainy as per. We walked, ate, watched movies, walked some more, took photos, went to coffee shops, walked again, and I even got some blogging and HS Store time in. It was heaven. Why, oh why, can’t we have vacations at least once a month? No, I suppose that it’s that much more special when you hardly do get away. I’ll take an annual or biannual vacation over a daily one anytime.

While we did stay in a motel, sleeping in a hammock looked pretty appealing. Here is a link for those first-time hammock users.

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Emory

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