my 34th birthday

November certainly is the month of celebrations for our little family. On Saturday I had a birthday! I am now 34 years old. It’s hurts to say that number out loud. I feel so much younger than that! I think that a lot of people wish that they could pick an age and stay there for as long as they wanted. I would choose 23. Oh, to be that young again.

Regardless, this year around the sun was such a good one, even with its periodic downs. Geoffrey and I even hired a babysitter and we went to the movies on my birthday! Our first date in 1.5 years. It was glorious.

Here are some pictures that we took in honour of mama getting older. It is not easy photographing two little ones, but man is it ever hilarious. Geoff and I are usually sweating by the end, even though we never stop laughing. Out of 140 pictures we only had two perfect shots. I’m including those outtakes because I think that I actually like them more.

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As a departure, I also filmed our session from a different angle to show the chaos behind the scenes. The music is by Colter Wall, my current favourite artist. He and I are from the same small hometown in Saskatchewan. “John Beyers” is one of his best songs, in my opinion. ;-))) Click the above link to watch the video!

See you next week!

Emory

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a beautiful mess : video home tour

IMG_1531Hello, friends! Remember on Friday when I said that I had a massive blogging surprise for you all? Well our home is going to be featured on A Beautiful Mess

Honestly guys, this website is the reason why I first began blogging. Before hearing about it nearly three years ago, I was obsessed with the page Apartment Therapy. I loved that they would publish posts a few times a day, and loved being exposed to different homes from across the world. Yet, I longed for more. I wanted more DIYs and people that I could look up to. My wishes came to fruition when one day AT posted a craft tutorial from A Beautiful Mess. I clicked on the link, not knowing what to expect. My life was literally changed after that. I instantly fell in love with the pretty and whimsical nature of ABM, and adored Elsie and Emma. A few months later, I created my first blog, which was wholly inspired by all things beautiful and messy.

I am so incredibly lucky to be on their website for their own ‘At Home With’ series. In honour of this achievement, I’ve created my first video tour of our new and reclaimed home. If you would like past posts on all of the details and DIYs that went into The Little Barn, please click here.

This is one goal in regards to blogging that I can now cross off my bucket list. I hope that my own readers are just as excited as I am. For those of you who are here from A Beautiful Mess, welcome! Please say hello, and stay awhile.

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Emory

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still want you : wedding anniversary video

Wedding Anniversary Shoot 16Tomorrow is the day when we will finally be celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary.

I have been blogging about this event for the last two months. Five years may not seem very long to a lot of couples, but it does for me in only the best way possible. We have done so much together in the last few years, and oddly enough, we have ended up in almost the precise circumstances as to when we were first married. It’s funny how life circles back around without you even realizing it.

Friends, here is our newest wedding video. We took comparable photographs to our initial set, and added both new and old to the slideshow. Seeing both concurrent with one another makes me a bit sad. If only I could keep that youth with the wisdom that I’ve learned.

The music is by Brandon Flowers, of course, since I wouldn’t have fallen in love with Geoffrey if it wasn’t for him. Feel free to watch his music video here. It’ll help you understand our own silly actions. :-)))

Have a great weekend! Make sure to check back on Tuesday, since I have a huge blogging surprise for you guys! Like MASSIVE!

<3

Emory

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dear future husband

This is my second post that will be dedicated to Miss Meghan Trainor. This girl is awesome. After falling in lust with and discussing her song here, I subsequently came to adore her next two singles as well. However, it wasn’t until her newest song, “Dear Future Husband” that I considered myself a full-fledged MegaTron (fan).

“Dear Future Husband” speaks to me on so many levels, from satisfying my ears to understanding my modern-day womanly needs. Each line in the song has been something that I have said to my own husband at one point or another in our marriage. I couldn’t believe it. Finally, I felt as if someone was on the same page as me. Only, why did it have to be this lovely lady instead of my spouse? Why can’t all men think like this? 

Before playing this song for Geoffrey, I said to him that I think that Meghan and I would be friends in real life. She just gets it. I also told him to take in every word if he never wanted to fight again. Guys, if you are reading this, then the same applies to you! Seriously, it’s just that simple. 

Turn up your speakers and listen with your ears, head, and heart. This song is for everyone.

<3

Emory

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a week of valentines: beloved canadian music

Today marks the second post in my new mini-series, A Week of Valentines! Yesterday I showed you how to craft a homemade pillow that is appropriate for all ages and genders. Today we will be discussing music. Tomorrow, food.

While more than half of my readers are American, I must admit that as Canadians, we have some pretty amazing musicians that come from our country. This includes The Guess Who, Five Man Electrical Band, Joni Mitchell, The Band, The Stampeders, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, and Steppenwolf, just to name a few of my favourites. Yours, too, probably.

One of the most renowned Canadian artists is Neil Young. Just last week, he collaborated with Jimmy Fallon on his classic song “Old Man.” The results were pure genius, in my opinion. The skit was funny in a way that I never would have expected. Anyway, take a look for yourselves if you haven’t already seen it.

For Valentine’s Day, I’ve created this YouTube playlist with one or two songs from each of these artists. The total length is 50 solid minutes of pure listening gold. So, why not put on some soulful oldies to invoke feelings of love, relaxation, and nostalgia? Nothing helps set the mood for fantastic lovin’ more than music does. 

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Emory

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