Thursday, 10 August 2017

Why a Traveller's Notebook will change your life.

I know, you are a doubter right?  Change your life is a pretty big claim but I assure you once you set up your first travellers notebook you will never look back.

If you follow my blogs you likely know that I struggle with severe depression, anxiety and panic disorder and now have been diagnosed with diabetes and PTSD. That is allot to keep track of. One of the side effects of these issues is that I often forget things, conversations, things I said I would do, times of appointments, even to pick up milk.

It was suggested by a couple of members of my team that I always carry a notebook and record  everything I am asked to do, my schedule in detail, detailed lists and even phone numbers to call when I have a totally blank moment.

I immediately thought planner as I am a longtime planner girl.  I adjusted the contents of my A5 Webster Pages ring bound planner but honestly it was just too bulky to carry all day. Then I discovered travellers notebooks. You can customise the inserts to suit your needs. There are so many ways to personalize the set up with dashboards, paperclips, ephemera etc.

The more you adapt your TN to your needs and interests the more you will find yourself immersed in its pages. The trick to planner success is actually making it a place you love. If you want to learn more about Travellers Notebooks jump over to my YouTube channel and check out my planner perfection playlist.

Here are a couple of my videos showing my TNS.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

150 years of the place I call home. It has been such an amazing day seeing how fellow Canadians are celebrating  across the country. From the living flag in Manitoba to the huge crowds in Ottawa we are coming out of our mostly quiet humble living to scream to the world "WE ARE PROUD TO BE CANADIAN".

Our small contribution to celebrating our unique Canadian heritage was our Canada 150 blog hop. Canadian Designers from across the Country shared their beautiful creations for us to enjoy in a hop that over 700 crafters came to visit.

Special thanks to Southern Ridge Trading Company and Emerald Creek for participating in the hop.

Congratulations to our grand prize winner Emma who will receive a Spellbinders Platinum  6 machine and Angie who was the winner of the stunning Canada 150 chipboard collection. Enjoy ladies.

If you are celebrating Canada Day today or Independence day next week, we wish you a wonderful day of creating memories that you cherish forever. Don't forget to take pictures for your scrapbooks 😀

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Canada 150th Anniversary Blog Hop

Are you ready to visit some of Canada's most talented Papercrafters?  I can hardly contain my excitement to see what the amazingly crafty folks from Southern Ridge Trading Company and Emerald Creek Crafts have designed. So get ready, get set.....

Don't forget to add entries to the rafflecopter and share, share, share. The more people you get to hop along, the more entries you will get.

See you at the finish line (winner will be drawn July 1st, 2017)

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Monday, 26 June 2017

Perfect Alternative to Pin Curls and Hair Torture

April 1994
This is a sponsored post. That means I may receive compensation for sharing my opinion with you. It baffles my husband as I share my opinions with him constantly and he definitely would not pay me 😅.

Luckily this is a topic that has solved a very real issue with me as of late. I know it will come as no surprise to many of you that I am a bit obsessed with all things vintage. My friend Sylvie recently got me hooked on youtube tutorials of pin up hairstyles. I adore the charm of the suicide roll, pin curls and the infamous victory rolls. Spending the time rolling, teasing, curling, spraying.....not so much. Honestly I have no idea how women used to pull this look off. Interestingly enough the solution came in an email just the other day. The answer is lace fronts wigs.

April 1994
When I was in my final year of high school I wanted a more mature look so a week before graduation pictures I went to a salon and had my long ringlets hacked off and the surviving hair dyed the most ghastly shade of brown. After I did it I immediately regretted it but it was too late. I was distraught as I had prom, graduation, my friends wedding and my own wedding coming at a rapid rate.

May 1994
Through tearful eyes I listened as the stylist explained that there was no way my hair could grow out in time. Then as though some miraculous intervention occurred. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed several "falls" in the display case. My miracle had happened. Emptying my meagre bank account and maxing my shiny new credit card I left the salon with two wigs costing over $500. That's allot of tables to wait on.

I loved my faux hair and felt so glamorous in my new locks. I could roll out of bed, shower and be out the door in 30 minutes or less. Everyone commented on how beautiful my hair looked every day. I wore those two wigs until they were barely usable. By the time they gave out I was married with a mortgage and there was no money for frivolous purchases.

July 1994

I forgot how much fun it is to transform myself to whatever look I want in a moments notice. Enter my new secret weapon. Instead of messing with rollers and irons I can purchase vintage styles for less than $50. Seriously, less than $50. I like that they have have the vintage feel without the stiff styling. They are vintage with a modern twist.

Here are a few of my favourite lace fronts wigs

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