Welcome May! The weather is steadily climbing in Saskatoon, so I will not mention the snow we had earlier this week! It is time for beautiful flowers to start blooming and the grass to turn a healthy shade of green.
This photo was taken last November in the Conservatory at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon. So many beautiful flowers and plants to enjoy there.
Enjoy May! I am going to post more sizes of this desktop calendar this week but here are a couple to get you started.
Gorgeous…no? Rifle Paper Company has come out with iPhone cases! Which is pretty brilliant of them in my opinion. I love their designs so much and now they can be admired encasing your phone! My latest case was purchased at the beginning of January so it will be a while before I can justify getting a new one. But that doesn’t mean I can’t admire them in the time being…
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The new April Desktop Calendar is up! And on time! Obviously I gave up on February and March but was determined for April and finished it last week actually. The photo was taken on a chilly morning photo ‘jalk’ (jog/walk) along the river in Saskatoon. Loads of steam coming off the river with the cold and heat finally mixing together.
I was just at SXSW for the past week (and spent the week before that packing our apartment and getting ready for SXSW) and am still trying to wrap my head around all of the things that I was inspired by while there.
I am planning to put together a post about my experience there but for now I would like to post probably the most inspirational talk I went to – Tina Roth Eisenberg speaking on her 11 rules to live by. I have been in awe of her for quite some time and was so happy to have a chance to see her in real life and hear her talk about her passion.
So Dustin and I are very much in new house mode — for those of you who don’t know, we bought a house! We are pretty darn excited about and I feel like I have been exploring Pinterest more often and finding many blogs related to renovations and home style. I can’t help it! It has become a new and exciting hobby for the both of us.
A few of the things above are currently in my future shopping cart (trying not to get too far ahead of myself!), although while the throw pillow by John Robshaw is gorgeous I don’t think our ‘first-time-home-buyers’ budget will allow for that. Luckily there are so many great printed options on Etsy and at Homesense that will fit nicer into our budget.
Check out some of my boards on Pinterest as well, as I have been pinning like crazy looking for house design inspiration. If you have any suggestions on blogs I should be following please let me know, I would love to hear about new ones!
1. Clips $20 (Umbra)
2. Carafe $30 (Indigo)
3. Throw Pillow $110 (John Robshaw)
4. Wire Basket $50 (Crate and Barrel)
5. Chair $279 (IKEA)
Assignment #2 for CDS502…really makes me miss Australia and Miss Shannan Kuun! But while making it it was a great reminder to keep going on adventures and living life to the fullest. In the deep cold of winter all I really seem to want to do is snuggle up and hibernate for a few months but things like this remind me to get up off my butt and DO SOMETHING! Hope it does the same thing for you
I have dropped the blogging ball! Jumping back on the wagon though, I really enjoy my blog. Furthering my passions via education this past year has been something I have been focusing on in my spare time, which has sometimes meant long days and studying over lunch hours at work. Right now I am involved in a three week workshop through Queens University all about online branding strategy and it has been great! It is with Sidneyeve Matrix and I have had the pleasure of studying in three of her classes so far and have had such a great experience delving into the world of digital media and strategy. Above is one of the assignments we have had to do so far, an interactive resume using ‘Vizify’. Lots of fun, such a great site to use, and lots of flexibility to make it unique to you. Hope you enjoy my vizify profile, let me know if you have one of your own — I would love to see more!