Wednesday, July 14, 2010


This is a wonderful, funny, inspirational book. It is one of my favorites.
Julia Roberts is my favorite actress. I could watch Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride etc. on a repeat wheel
They made this book into a movie, (I saw the preview last night) with Julia Roberts as the star and I am almost giddy in anticipation. Seems silly for a movie, not sure why it caught me so off guard. It's like the Harry Potters all rolled into one.
If you haven't already and enjoy reading, pick it up. You won't be sorry.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cool Junking Finds

Hey all
Do you ever have those moments you aren't sure you should go in somewhere because it looks questionable or "sketchy" but, then you're so glad you did.
This was one of those moments
Thank goodness I had company, I may have lost my nerve alone.
Check out some of my Kijiji finds (Canadian craigslist)

Army ammunition box with all the rusty texted glory

1941, have some great plans for this guy

When it rains it pours, although much shabbier than the 1st cart, I could not pass up a factory cart for 80.00. Yup 80 buckeroos.

this is the after

this is what it originally looked like. someone had built a shelf for it. i have plans for the extra wood too.( coming soon)

Trevor trying to get the top to come off without breaking the wood because like I said "i have plans for that, don't break it"

in its new home. replacing the log table that I really liked but with a glass top was hard to put your feet on and we are a feet up kinda people when we actually sit down.

We also came across a whole box of wood shoe forms and pulleys for my etsy revamp come fall. Yippee for junking.

Have a great Tuesday.


Friday, July 2, 2010

Canada Day DIYwh

I spent a lovely Canada Day cutting my lawn for 2 hours(this is not complaining, I love cutting the grass), working in the garden, playing with my Milo-dog and DIYwhing. The extra wh after the DIY stands for "with husband" because, as soon as I start something the lovely feller comes home and takes over. Have I mentioned that he LOVES to spray paint. I was going good on my little project and boom the can jumps right out of my hand with laughing coming out of it.
Anyways some new lamps for my spare bedroom: bases from a cool consignment store on a shopping extravanganza with one of my best friends. Skeptical, that was the look I got for these lamps, the shades that were on them would make anyone skeptical.

before and after in it's new home (there are 2 of them, 1 on each side of the bed), new linen lampshades from Target. 2 coats of spray primer and 2 coats of Satin white paint. ta da

Happy Holiday weekend to Canadians & Americans alike.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Christie Antique Show

It was a bloody hot day, millions of people, tons of antiques. One of the biggest shows in Canada. Trevor had 1/2 his voice from a spring flu he was battling and after a stawberry popsicle, he was back on the hunt. Tons of ideas, but this show is a little on the overpriced side compared to the regular weekend shows. Sickness, heat combined we had a blast.

Here are our lugged home finds:

antique working book press (weighs about 50, ooolbs, figured we would sweat Trev's sickness out by making him carry this 5 miles across the show field)

gorgeous antique chair with just the burlap left, a must have for my shabby spare room makeover. i got stopped many times and asked where i found this.

See you soon