Saturday, April 5, 2014

Georgie Cat turns ONE! #pictures #videos

Warning: if you don't want to see 16 cute Georgie cat pics, don't read any further!

It's hard to believe that our weirdo, trouble-maker, rescued fur-baby is now ONE! He was taken in by a rescue after being found on the streets at approx. 4 weeks (awwww!) and we adopted him at 7 weeks. We love our April Fools feline!

Here's a peek back at just how much Georgie has grown over the past year...

Georgie-cat is...
 - all about the sneak attack
 - has luckily grown out of his habit of sleeping ON my head
 - loves Christmas trees...just try and keep him away!
 - greets you at the door (and guests too!)
 - chirpily meows on Tuesday nights...during my movie night with @tabithapye...hardly ever hear a peep out of him at ANY other time! why?!
 - bolts to join anyone in the shower who leaves the door open for him. He apparently LIKES water!
 - likes to 'ski' on any slippery surface he finds (closed computers, slippy kitchen floors, etc)
 - prefers to drink from the toilet
 - will throw himself into the wall to get his collar off, successfully...we can't keep one on him!
 - LOVES his cat apps, and will 'attack' your phone/ipod/tablet if he spies it!
 - LOVES watermelon!

Do you have a cat? Does it have any quirky traits?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Disney's Pirate Fairy - Available NOW!

From the world of “Peter Pan” comes “The Pirate Fairy,” a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell (voice of Mae Whitman) and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James (voice of Tom Hiddleston), who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook himself. With laughter, heart, magic and thrills, “The Pirate Fairy” sets sail April 1, 2014.

Yet another movie with a feisty fiery-haired lead character! Orangie(and I) are big fans of all these fantastic new strong females that Disney is introducing! Zarina did get a bit wayward, but it all comes together in the end with a great message. I also loved the Tink / Captain Hook / Peter Pan tie-in! Always good to get a bit of a back story making you NEED to watch the other movie again too!
We found this one mesmerizing, and will definitely be watching it again and again!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Getting unSTUCK, and art journalling

Jennie Allen says it best... I'M DONE SMILING.. "Women are hurting. A lot of us feel stuck. This is not a novel perception- this is human. We are stuck trying to be perfect. Stuck in sadness. Stuck feeling numb. Stuck pursuing more stuff to make us happy. Stuck in something we can’t even name. And most of our stuck places are invisible to the world. Which keeps us from dealing with them."

Tonight we began a new series in the art journaling classes that I've been taking for a couple months now. STUCK really hits home for me, and it's something that I really feel called to delve into. What people share with the world really tends to be a 'highlight reel' and rarely do you know what people are actually going through..the struggle..the hurt.

These art journaling classes have brought such a mix of never know what will come out in a session from just one word..a jumping point. But getting back to creativity, even if it brings tears, is so soothing to my soul. I love the mess of colours on my hands at the end of the night, and the deep restful sleep that comes after creating it all out of my system.

So what did I accomplish tonight?

This was soooo out of my comfort zone..I LOVE COLOUR, and I'm not really a fan of the drab vintage look, but ultimately I am very happy with how it turned out. It was supposed to be a painted background, but I felt drawn to the assortment of papers available and I come from a scrapbooking background over art so it was nice to just feel the paper again! The lady, bird and nest were just black and white printouts from the computer, which I then blended paint in my hand to colour them. I was so happy with the outcome of that experiment! Once I get my journaling done it will be tucked away into the library envelope under the nest.

I'm definitely looking forward to next weeks class!
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

#WordlessWednesday - Apps for Cats?! (linky)

Day 7/365: So I had NO idea that there are apps out there for CATS...there are, and my cat LOVES them!
His fave so far is MeowFit!


Did you know there are apps for cats? Does your cat have a fave?
And while you're here LINK UP your WW post!

Day 6: Snow day! and the making snow experiment!

Monday was supposed to be the first day of school after the Christmas holidays...nope, SNOW DAY!
My kids were over the moon, and well, I was too! I love having the girls home to just hang out with them!

And because it was SERIOUSLY COLD here, we decided to try out the 'making snow experiment'...that was the coolest thing! we may have done it over and over and over! lol

NOTE: I can't believe the amount of people who got burned trying this...does ANYONE have common sense?! (throw the boiling water AWAY from you, not directed at anyone, and not ABOVE you!!)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Crazy Fun Tobogganing Trip!

Yesterday (day 5) was awesome! A morning at my original church, then a sweet church brunch with made to order omelettes, and then a crazy fun tobogganing trip with the youth group from the church. The hill was massive!

Going out of my comfort zone is hard for me, but yesterday was SOOOO rewarding...ok, well except the part where I totally bruised the heck out of my tailbone! (just so you know, sneezing reaaaaaallllllllly hurts)
Sunday, January 5, 2014

Day 4 / 365: great day, but I got pulled over by the police...

Finally I had a great day...but I also got pulled over for the very first time by the police...I was embarrassingly nervous.

(numbers do not correspond to the photos this time! lol)

1) My heat / thermostat has been fixed! Having your livingroom hit 13C really makes you appreciate 19C a whole lot more!! Sitting in the livingroom last night it was really odd how we were content with the 19C that I normally set it to (we normally turn it up a bit higher at night when we're using the room, but not last night)...Lets see how long that lasts!

2) I got to experience the first market day at the new store location...and I LOVE it there! I love the hustle and bustle of being in a busy market. The people are all so friendly, chatty and supportive and I really think that the new location will make The Wool Boutique thrive!!

3) I don't have a pic posted but a sweet friend was selling off her kids Guitar Hero stuff CHEAP, so now my daughters have one of their favourite games back in our house! It's rather amusing how awesome my 9DD is at this game! (like whoops her 13yr sister every time, and many adults too)
This should help us miss heading to Chuck E Cheese less.

4) and now for the part I'm sure you've all been waiting for...I was pulled over for the first time in my driving life yesterday (I've been driving for about 17 years!!)...I was absolutely terrified and my stomach was in my throat..luckily I had a super friendly cop, very patient and re-assuring..and I didn't get a ticket he just wants my 'mother-in-law' to get a new more readable license plate on her car. PHEW. (seriously, I've never even had a parking ticket, so this was a BIG deal)

5) oh, we also went to Saturday night church again last night. I really think that this is the service for us. It has a really great feel to it, more musical worship(which I LOVE), it seems friendlier and more relaxed....and the best part kids LOVE it too, and actually ask if we're going!

6) Had a great after church night with my kiddos, gaming for them(which I love to watch, it was Disney Infinity with Cars last night) and I got to chow on one of my faves...Brie and crackers!

Anywho...thanks for baring with my rambly, not-so-interesting project 365 posts..I'm really hoping that I can keep at it and see where my heart takes me with my blogging. If you missed yesterdays post, I posted a bit of a heart-breaking admission...