Friday, December 28, 2007

Happy New Years

5 to do items for 2008

Cook more and eat out less
Hold bi-weekly lotus coffee and breakfast meetings
Make more time for crafts and learn how to use the sewing machine
Study and work hard!
Bike, walk or take transit more often / Use car less

Wishing all of you the best for 2008!

kisses and hugs.

Ps. These super cute ceramic loaf dishes (oven safe) are on sale at Michaels for $0.75 each so I had to whip up some lemon cake to go with them.. ta da!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

pet sitting

I have currently relocated from Kerrisdale to the heart of Kits until December 31st. My friends are back in Alberta celebrating the holidays with family, so I agreed to watch their flat and look after their 4 pets. Yup. FOUR! 2 teddy bear hamsters and 2 chinchillas. The chinchillas are pretty active during both the day and the night, but the hamsters just eat and sleep.

Anyways, it is great to be back in Kits. Oh, how I missed you!

Attached: pictures of the kids, but I could only get a picture of one chinchilla and one hamster before the camera died.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

christmas = good times

My family celebrated Christmas last Friday since my aunt had to work at the hospital on Christmas Day. So this year, Rob and I decided to make our own Christmas dinner with the whole sha-bang and a bag of potato chips!

This is what we had waiting for us under the tree...

For me: My first sewing machine! I headed down to the 50% off Dressew Boxing Day Sale today to get myself some cheap fabrics to practice on.

For Rob: A crepe maker and a jar of Nutella (not pictured).

Anybody looking for some sewing and crepes? Please inquire within.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This is a picture of my new guest Lawrence. He is here for the holidays and then heading back to his cabin on Mayne Island.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

c is for cookie

christmas cookies actually. What's on the menu? Almond thumbprint cookies with a dallop of raspberry jam, Chocolate Crinkle Cookies and Shortbread. Yum!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

christmas list

I was on a mission in Portland and that was to buy all the crafty books on my list. After requesting them from the library a bazillion times, I decided that there were a few that I just needed to own! Anyways.. Portland + Shopping = No Tax!!

Two of my favourites include the ones pictured above. My second mission is to teach myself how to sew and be one with the sewing machine. I figure that if I can teach myself how to crochet and knit then this is the next step. Which means that all I need for Christmas is a nice beginner sewing machine and some quiet time *wink* *wink*.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Do you know how happy I was to find out that I was going to be in Portland during Crafty Wonderland's Holiday Sale? SO HAPPY!!
I have been wanting to see Crafty Wonderland forever! It was worth waiting in the freezing cold to get in and then manuevering through the crowd shoulder to shoulder to see all the handmade goodies Portland had to offer. The picture above shows the line up to get in and this picture was taken from the corner so it doesn't even include all the people from the door of the building to the corner where we were. The first 100 people got swag bags and now I understand how it feels to be the first 25 at got craft!

Other than Crafty Wonderland, we visited Pittock Mansion to see their Christmas displays and took the free train out to the Saturday Portland Market. Met an awesome lady who made the cutest duct tape wallets. I didn't take a picture of her, but wish I had a picture of her wallets. I don't know.. is it ok to take a picture of somebody's crafts eventhough you have no intention to copy it, but just because you love their work?? hmmmm....

Also went to Powells Book Store. I swear I have never seen so many books in my life! That place was like a maze of booky goodness. Thank goodness, each area was colour coded or I would probably still be there. Picked up a few sewing books and I am definately hoping for a sewing machine this Christmas. I am positive that if I can teach myself how to knit and crochet then I will conquer my fears of sewing!

Oh yeah.. forgot to mention that we ran into Darth Vader, Obi Wan and some Storm Troopers ringing their bells for the Salvation Army. You don't see that on the street everyday!

Monday, December 10, 2007

i love breakfast

Breakfast rocks! Going out for breakfast is always super special. I'm not sure why I like it so much, but it's probably because I am never up and ready at that time of day!

So when Brina and Albertine from Blue Skies and Daisies (2 in the middle) invited me out to breakfast at Paul's on Granville... I could not resist! By the way.. they have the best bennies in town.

Thanks for the invite! It was great to finally meet other coordinators (Erin from Fuego Events and her cute little girl Chloe - on the right) plus it was great to catch up with Angela from Angela Hubbard Photography (on the far left)!

Can't wait for the next one... drool.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

wedding bells

This blog has definately been more of a glimpse of what we are up to rather than being work related. Hmm... maybe we should add that to our list for 2008.

In the meantime, we wanted to feature one of our wedding couples from 2007. We first met Candace and Ricardo back in the summer and we are so pleased to have had the opportunity to be a part of their wedding. Now you can read all about their wedding at Wedding Bells and check out the gorgeous photos from Erin Gilmore Photography.

Congratulations Candace and Ricardo!

aislewalk 2008!

Last Thursday, the lovely gals from blue skies and daisies joined us for an evening out at the Pacific Palisades Hotel to celebrate the launch of the new issue of Aislewalk Wedding Magazine and to celebrate some of the best people in the Vancouver wedding industry. Kudos to Erin and Tammy for the lovely invite and amazing soiree! We look forward to next year and of course, a BIG thank you to all of our super awesome wedding couples. We heart you!

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