welcome the weekend

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No matter what your plans are for the upcoming Canada Day long weekend (or any summertime long-weekend for that matter), the above are some of my favourite items to enjoy with a little sunshine, a little road trip, a little car camping, or a little backyard patio relaxation.  I never leave the house without my aviators, and the light seaside scarf is my new favourite summertime accessory.  A cute maxi dress is a great way to stay cool in the heat, but can also be dressed up for the evening if you’re in need of one outfit that can do it all.  I have the scarf, it’s from Target and the dress is quite a bit longer on me than this girl, from Macy’s. Cheers to three days off!

SunsetScarf ◊ Inferno ◊ Bag

If you’re not sure how to spend this west-coast long weekend, I have a few historic small town suggestions for you! They are great places to go to do some window shopping, to find unique antiques, have a delicious bite to eat, and enjoy a waterfront trail whether it be ocean or river. Small towns are my favourite places to visit because they are sure to be full of local flavour, historic architecture, and unique shopping. Happy Travels!

Fort Langley, BC
Steveston, BC
Fairhaven, WA
Anacortes, WA
Gibsons, BC

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it’s going to be our year

So clearly this blog has been put on the back burner of my life since last May. 2012 was a busy year and 2013 is shaping up to be an even busier one. My family has a lot to celebrate this year. Not only is our wedding coming up in September but the list below showcases the many achievements, anniversaries and important birthdays that are happening in 2013 in my fiance and I’s immediate families.

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2 80th Birthdays
4 50th Birthdays
2 40th Birthdays
3 25th Birthdays
1 20th Birthday
1 12.5 Anniversary
1 30th Anniversary
1 60th Anniversary
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cheers to the blog

As a recent graduate and bride-to-be living on the west coast, I find myself making, baking and picture taking a lot in my spare time. Working in the tourism industry has fostered my creativity and the urgency of planning a wedding that is now only a year and a half away has got me constantly hunting for new and interesting DIY blogs all over the internet. As I seem to be spending more and more time making crafts, baking and cooking, photographing my life and hunting for antiques, I have decided to record my triumphs and tribulations for you to learn from and laugh at.

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Cheers, and enjoy!