27 November 2011


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Winter has finally arrived. The hound loves it. I love it, too. Ask me again in February and I won't be so into it.

09 October 2011


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my kitchen it pretty much all done! I love it!

27 August 2011

A Serious Hound

A Serious Hound
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I love this photo of Shooter.

02 August 2011


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It's been a busy couple of weeks. I moved into the house I bought. AND more importantly I got a dog! A lovely coonhound mix named Shooter. I picked him up at a shelter outside Minneapolis this weekend. He is fantastic and settling in well to his new surroundings.

17 July 2011


In Sweden, you can buy candy from a vending machine by sending it a text message. In Thunder Bay, I received a letter from my lawyer addressed with a typewriter, my landlady is amazed I can receive emails via my phone, and I'm pretty sure my insurance office doesn't even have the internet. I didn't realize moving here would also involve time travel.

14 May 2011

Sweden and Norway

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Last month I had the most fabulous trip in Norway and Sweden. I am so grateful to my friends who hosted me. It was one of the best trips I had in a long time!

03 May 2011

I miss...

New Additions
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I miss the mantle in my Emeryville apartment.

02 May 2011

I miss...

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I miss my sewing room in my Emeryville apartment. Apart from the year round awful temperatures, I miss almost everything from that apartment.

06 April 2011


Bloemfontein, South Africa.

I received this great postcard from South Africa through postcrossing. This postcard is awesome for so many reasons. It's from South Africa, which are not that common to receive from postcrossing. I also love that it's a vintage card.

See original blog post about my postcard posting project.

02 April 2011

My traveling companion

My traveling companion
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I realized I really needed one of those travel pillow/blanket things for my upcoming Scandinavian adventure. I searched and searched and nothing was to my liking. Until I saw this little guy! He's a comfy pillow when you unvelcro the straps under him, which you can also use to strap him to your luggage. He has a nice cozy blanket zipped up inside. The downside is that you can't use the blanket and pillow at the same time, but I plan on stuffing the pillow with a zip up or something because I know I'll need both! Check out Zoobies to see all their super cute travel friends. I really want the giraffe!

30 March 2011


Chronicle postcard.

Another postcard from Dana. This postcard reminds me of Archie comics. Archie comics were the only comics I ever read. I also love it because Dana used a beautiful Audrey Hepburn stamp.

See original blog post about my postcard posting project.

23 March 2011

I love foreign money.

About a month ago I decided to jump on an opportunity to go to Sweden and Norway for a couple of weeks to visit some friends in April. I am ridiculously excited. I will be visiting the country that has furnished every apartment of my adult life. Today I picked up my Swedish and Norwegian Kroners from the bank. I am even more excited now, because one of the Swedish bills features Carl Linnaeus. How cool is that? Every country should have money devoted to a great scientist.

16 March 2011

26 December 2008

David Shrigley.

David Shrigley always has the craziest cards. The hotdog even has googly eyes. So strange.

See original blog post about my postcard posting project.

13 March 2011


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Most of the NYC weekend was spent eating. I was on a budget, so I couldn't indulge in any Bloomingdale's or Anthropologie buys. Luckily, I actually didn't see anything I really wanted, even at Brooklyn Industries.
The morning was donuts from Donut Planet. They were delicious even though they were a bunch of douchebags that worked there. After we realized we hadn't gotten one of the donuts we ordered and told them, their only response was that they had sold out of that one. Hello, can you at least give us another one, we paid for it! Anyways, they were delicious and we did receive a different donut for the one that had sold out. The rest of the day involved eating a street pretzel, Momfuko Milk Bar's cereal-milk ice cream and cookies, tea from teany, and a perfect dinner at The MeatBall Shop. I don't want to know how many calories I consumed. Good thing I spent at least eight hours a day walking.

10 March 2011

New York

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I had a fabulous weekend in New York recently. One of the days I spent with my penpal. We walked around the city all day. One of my favourite shops we visited was Fish Eddys. I wanted to buy a tonne of stuff there. I only bought 'Heroes of the Torah' coasters to send to a friend.

09 March 2011

20 July 2010

Henri Cartier-Bresson. Juvisy, France. 1938.

Another old photograph, so I'm bound to like it. I like this one because you can imagine they have been out fishing all day and are stopping to have their much needed lunch break. Looks like they brought a pretty good picnic.

See original blog post about my postcard posting project.

02 March 2011

13 August 2008

Franck Auberson. Squirrel.

As you all probably know, I love animals. I grew up in Manitoba, where we only had grey and red squirrels. I was really excited when I moved to Hamilton, Ontario in August 2009 because they also had black squirrels like this guy. Too cute.

See original blog post about my postcard posting project.

23 February 2011

23 April 2009

Gertrude Kasebier. American Indian Portrait. c. 1899.

I love this postcard. I love how old it is. I love how calm the man's face looks.

See original blog post about my postcard posting project.

16 February 2011

12 February 2010

William Kentridge. The Battle Between Yes and No. 1989.

This is one of Taina's favourite artists. I don't think I was aware of him until she had sent me postcards from him. I was lucky to see an exhibit of his when I was in NYC in April 2010. I saw why he is one of Taina's favourite artists.

See original blog post about my postcard posting project.

13 February 2011

Blood Orange Strawberry and Rosemary Marmalade

It's done!
Paddington Bear knows what he is talking about. Marmalade is amazing. I can't wait to try more recipes from this book!