baby name inspiration

Baby NamesNot very many people have asked us about our baby name choices. I am surprised by that, considering it’s usually the first thing that I ask expectant mothers. When the topic does come up, my husband’s response to those enquiring is usually “we’re not telling.” That irks me a little bit. I personally become annoyed when couples know their baby names, but treat it as if it’s the secret of the next great app. The same goes for someone knowing the gender of their baby, but refusing to tell anyone. What I do get is the worry that coincides with telling somebody your best name choices, and then that particular person blatantly using that name for their child. There just has to be a better response than “you’ll never knowwwww.”

What I have chosen as a reply to the burning question is “we haven’t yet decided on one name, we like too many.” That is pretty much the truth, given that I change the middle name of our boy or girl on a daily basis. I will say that our first names are almost set in stone. Almost. The other day as we were leaving my doctor’s appointment, my husband said to me that if it’s a girl, he would still like to call her Poppy. We’ve been calling our little one Pops and Poppy this entire time, since it was the size of a poppy seed when we discovered that I was pregnant. Poppy has not been one of our potential names, but instead has served as a nickname so that we don’t have to refer to our little one as ‘it’ or ‘the baby’. However, Poppy Kurysh sounds funny to me. So no, dear husband, I don’t think we’ll choose that name in the end.

All of our potential choices do have one thing in common. They are all Western names. I think that it’s so fitting in living on the Canadian prairies. Both of us have lived most of our lives on an acreage or farm as well. That’s also where little Pops was conceived. How could we not choose a name from the Wild West?

So without further ado, here are my favourite Western movies. The first is one of my favourite films of all-time!

1. No Country for Old Men

2. There Will Be Blood

3. The Salvation

4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

5. 3:10 to Yuma

6. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

7. Bone Tomahawk

8. The Hateful Eight

Do you have any baby names that we should add to our list?



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five best christmas films

fd5ce6431f92eb6be561441a41945acfFor me, Christmastime is synonymous with snowy landscapes, cozy houses, warm blankets, and movies. I love the feeling of being wrapped up indoors, and finally having the time to sit around and watch festive films for hours on end. Gifts and family aside, that quiet time is really something to be coveted. I know that it’s one of our household’s most treasured pastimes. 

Here is a list of my favourite Christmas movies:

christmas-vacation-movie-poster1. Christmas Vacation

homealone-poster12. Home Alone

4e32b121851bd78d6b48fd42c4de6055201409081953033. Die Hard

The-Ice-Harvest-movie-poster4. The Ice Harvest

Love-actually-poster5. Love Actually

What are yours, readers?



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in october

Screen Shot 2015-10-29 at 9.54.13 AMThe month of October came and went so quickly that I almost can’t believe that it was even here. These are some of the things that we got up to during that busy time.

Beard Oil DIY - 9Did you happen to see my do-it-yourself posts? First, I featured an easy beard oil tutorial. Then I had a duo candy and candle pumpkin holder, just in time for Halloween.

il_fullxfull.735150734_32zlI had several fashion posts, from a cropped jacket restyle, to a movie date outfit, to my favourite baby finds on Etsy.

Pregnancy Pillow - 3Speaking of babies, I shared my best purchase thus far, and celebrated being 20 weeks along!

Movie Date OOTD - 10Surprisingly, we only went to one film last month! However, we did watch several online, and I discussed the scariest ones here.

IMG_2740Wren from Florian shared her enchanted home tour on the blog.

Edmonton Trip - 13We also took a weekend trip to our dream Canadian city, and one that we hope to move to in just a few short months.

IMG_0887Last but not least, Truman celebrated his birthday at the end of October. He is now 3 years old.

IMG_0793Now that we are already into November, the days are getting shorter and colder. Soon there will be snow, and I will be having my 30th birthday this month. Yikes! 

Processed with VSCOcam with kk2 presetHave a wonderful hump day, friends!



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best horror films of 2014/15

10824730_10153162014632174_1340411728_oLast Halloween I had posted ten of my favourite sinister house films. This season I chose to publish a small list of what I feel are the most terrifying horror movies that came out in 2014 and 2015. (Number four on the list was so frightening, I couldn’t bring myself to finish it.)

1. As Above, So Below

2. It Follows

3. The Babadook

4. The Taking of Deborah Logan

5. We Are Still Here

What do you think, readers? Can you suggest any other scary films?



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retro inspo

moonrise-kingdom-movie-image1Lately, I’ve been getting my fashion inspiration from a lot of retro films. I don’t know how I would define my style, but if I had to try and sum it up, I would say that it was probably modern-vintage.

These are my most recent fashion finds that I can’t help but want to wear!

Goldie Hawn as Toni Simmons
(Cactus Flower)

Kara Hayward as Suzy Bishop
(Moonrise Kingdom)

Charlie Sheen as Ricky Vaughn 
(Major League)

6a00d8358081ff69e201bb083cc34d970d-800wiI was actually inspired by Elsie from A Beautiful Mess when she dressed up in the attire from The Life Aquatic. As soon as I saw that post, I immediately started thinking about how my own style is shaped by movies that I love. So, readers, who are your biggest fashion inspirations?



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