Saturday, February 26, 2011

the table i didn't know i needed

so, i think we've established that i have a problem. an addiction. and it's called thrifting. last week i had to buy mr. brack a dress shirt for a work function. he said go to goodwill. i said, you don't have to tell me twice. i drove 15 minutes out of the way to try the goodwill in welland. it was alright. got some records, but nothing special... until i drove another 20 minutes to Port Thrift. jackpot! as soon as i walked in the door, there she was...

i thought to myself, this is too good to be true! it's probably not for sale...but it was. for $8. i walked by it. looked at some stuff. walked by it again. looked at some purses, grabbed some hankies, a frame for my whiteboard project. walked by it again. went to the cash and put down my handful of items. i looked at the friendly septuagenarian manning the cash register and before i could think, exclaimed i was also getting that little white table. i had no idea where it was going to go. but i didn't care. and now she's right a home next to my bed where i can look at her anytime i want...

Friday, February 25, 2011

something else to do with a frame

because it worked so well with the cork board, i decided to try it again with a whiteboard! now i can write little notes and grocery lists with style and ease!

i'm kinda glad you can't read my list
it's not very exciting anyway...
milk, yogurt, carrots etc

pretty gold frame
ripped apart whiteboard

it's was very easy to do. i just ripped the plastic frame off of an 8x10 white board that i got last year at walmart or the dollar store or something. then i replaced it with a much prettier frame. a couple of 3m picture strip cut in half and done...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

in bloom...

my lemon tree is starting to bloom! i was so excited i screamed a little (sorry dad...) there are about 5 little white bumps that look like mini albino lemons! i can't even wait! i had thought i'd killed the thing! here are some really bad photos of my bloomin' tree:

oh jeeze these pics are awful!
but i couldn't help but share!
maybe when they get a little bigger,
i'll get out the bigger camera!

Monday, February 21, 2011

my new office

so, i've turned a closet into an office. i know, that sounds crazy but it was really the best use of the space. this way i have all of my 'office stuff' corralled in the same place. i got the inspiration from real simple or martha stewart (i can't remember...). with a little help from my dad it's turned out pretty swell!

i love the way pencils look all gathered together!
and this is my new pitcher from homesense...
i love the details 
and the white against the wall colour

my new globe!
it doesn't turn (because it broke and my arm isn't long enough 
to fix it!)
and it lists russia as the ussr
but it lights up real pretty like!

all together!
(please pardon the awful lighting)

i really like the way it all worked out. and it didn't cost me a thing! 

ps. thanks to kim for the shelves...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

stumble onto this...

so, i found this new website (through facebook via drew...). i'm hooked! it's called stumble upon and it randomly shows you new websites all with the click of a button! it's super simple to use; you just go to and sign up through your facebook page! you can even personalize it to find things you're actually interested in! here are some i've stumbled upon...

this is so cool!
you print a template, fill out the alphabet in you handwriting
then take a photo of it and volia!
it generates a font in your handwriting!

rock paper scissor lizard spock!
i think the diagram explains itself...

draw with silk...
very entertaining!

puppy love...cute pics of dogs doin dog stuff...

tiny victorian cottage...
btw, mr. brack you're gonna build this for me
with dan...thanks! xoxo

well, there are a few that i liked! try it out for yourself! have fun stumbling! on the pictures to check out the link! xo

Monday, February 14, 2011


so i got crafty again... on a recent trip to the port colborne thrift store i found this beautiful frame for $1.50. it sat around my house for a few weeks before i decided to turn a closet into an office (more to come on this later!) and the frame into a glorified cork board! i think it turned out beautifully! and for under $4 pretty thrifty!

how cute is this frame!?!

stuck up with a few 3m strips, a-thank you.
and bob's your uncle, sylvia's your aunt!

Friday, February 11, 2011


a person or thing that is the perfect example of a quality or type.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

hair do's

my friend leena has opened her own hair salon. she is a grown up! i am very very excited for her because she is very good at what she does! this was my contribution to her beautiful new space!

i painted an old roll top desk off white and
covered the back with this cool modern bird hand fabric!
the orange is just for fun!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

look at how hipster i've become...

it's overwhelming...
and a record player!
(update: there is now also a replica
vw bus on top of the record player...)

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


finally! the first signs of spring! (i know i still have over a month, and there is 3 feet of snow on the ground!) i found some tulips and at costco of all places. i informed mr. brack that he was a lovely man for buying them for me. he's a keeper!

and they're my favorite colour!
they just make me smile!
i also have some on my coffee table
14 tulips for $10...god bless costco

sneak attack...
eating breakfast at the new table!

he puts that shit on everything...
love love love

Monday, February 07, 2011

just an idea...

i love love love these earrings! i think they are the epitome of class and timeless style. i work with a girl who has them and every time she wears them i want to rip them from her earlobes!
aren't they beautiful!
and they're tiffany's
and they're only $180
just click on the earrings to go to