Saturday, February 21, 2015

Photo Fun / 1

Sometimes when I'm looking for some inspiration I play with my photos. It's an awesome way of coming up with a cool colour combination that may not have naturally come to me when I play with the hue adjuster on my favourite photo editors ( I like using Pixlr when I'm on my computer at home, or Afterlight app on my phone). It is also a great way to take your photos to a cool new level if you wanted to have them all be coordinated and cohesive for a gallery wall!

I usually save them for myself, but I thought I might start sharing some of my play time creations, just because.  Literally the only thing altered is the hue, it's not a photoshop trick or time consuming process. You just scroll the hue meter back and forth until you think the colours look good! Definitely give it a go.

PS: all these photos were taken on my phone, so don't feel like you need to be using the fanciest equipment to make something beautiful.






And lastly, who wouldn't want a cute little purple dog??? Sounds like every little girls dream.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

life's short.

Too short to not go on an adventure, each chocolate, or have purple hair. At least for a little while!


Nothing is permanent, but I am not one to take my hair really seriously anyway so I bought these pretty little colours at Sally last week and did a mix of mostly Lavender with just a hint of Azure mixed in to add a little more cool ness to all the warmth in my hair. I barely used any actually, but I did a couple test strips of hair and the straight Lavender was a smidge too reddish on it's own so I'm really happy with my little mix.

I also diluted it all with a little conditioner to tone it down from being too vibrant, and more on the pastel side (but not too pastel off the bat since it will fade naturally to that colour on it's own)


Looks like 2015 is shaping up to be my year of shape shifting hair colours LOL.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Love Day


I hope you are enjoying this weekend celebrating LOVE! There is so much of this in my life in general, but specifically this year so far I've been feeling really grateful for the people around me. 

Of course, even long weekends mean work for us. But I don't really count it as work when I get to do what I love and have my family there to help.

Playing with spray paint at Quesnell Heights with Wren hehe. 

My favourite little valentine.

My most romantic valentine

My two fuzziest valentines.

~I hope you are surrounded by love today~


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Good Life


Some days I get so caught up in our crazy, busy life and all the details. And on others I look around and feel like I cannot let another moment go by without mentally noting the amazing-ness of it all.

We have dogs barking, running everywhere. Dirty clothes laying on the floor in the laundry room. A fridge that has week old leftovers that need to be tossed out in it. 

Things will never be perfect, but each moment is. It's important to capture these moments, mentally, with our phone, camera, whatever. But they are passing quickly now and I feel that I need to value them more. So making more memories has been my goal for 2015, along with simplifying, and it's funny how those two things go so well together. When you aren't distracted by stuff, the people and moments sure become clearer. 

Friday, February 6, 2015


My favourite part of the morning.

Favorite candle: Voluspa's Mokara

Current favourite albums: Black Messiah by D'angelo and Kauai by Childish Gambino

Favorite thing about myself right now: my hair. It's a fun change. You can try it too (temporarily) if you are blond thanks to these cool rinses.

Favorite Winter sweater: this raglan number from Forever21.

Favorite thing about Ruby: that her baby teeth have all fallen out now! (ouch, they made it hard to play with her LOL).

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

New Year, New Look

I thought it was time for a little shake up around here. A new look. It's funny how small changes can make a big impact. And something simple like changing up the look of my blog kind of reminded me why I enjoy blogging. It reinvigorates me to get back to posting a little more. I can't make any promises as far as amazing, creative content, but simple things like quick snaps and notes on life are why I started and where I think I'm headed with blogging again. A slightly word-ier form of instagram I suppose.

This winter has been a good one for me, and I have been really inspired by it so I'm guessing it's pretty obvious where my inspiration for the look came from. You can't fight mother nature, and when you accept it I've discovered it's easier to appreciate the beauty around you. Although in another few months I may feel differently if it drags on well into spring LOL.

Anyway, happy Wednesday and thanks for popping by!
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