Five DIY's I'd Like To Try

Okay, so maybe this isn't really a "cool" DIY, but I think it's cute. I'm gonna do this. 

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This is beautiful. I think it would add a nice pop of colour on our door.

Wrote this one down.. this looks SO GOOD!

Isn't this adorable?

                                                                                   All photos found on pintrest.

Stressful Times

Hello fellow bloggers, today I feel like talking about something I wouldn't usually talk about. It's not because I don't like to be honest with all of you and share things that happen in my life, it's just that some things are better off unsaid. Know what I mean?

Gosh, where do I begin..
Something that I've always wanted to do is own my very own animal. But ever since seven-or-so years ago, my dream was to own a horse. And my dream came true, almost two years ago now. We (my twin sister and I)  purchased a horse with our best friend. His name is Simba. A seventeen hand-high Belgian Appaloosa gelding, for those of you horsey people out there. For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about.. he's huge, and full of white spots. Here's a picture of our big beauty the day we first met him.

The minute we met this handsome guy, we knew we'd never part with him. And we owned him with our best friend, what could be better? It was so much fun. We spent every spare moment bugging our parents to take us to the barn. We would be there every single day, regardless of whether it was a blizzard outside, or pouring rain. We loved him so much. He was our first horse after all.. and he was everything we hoped he would be. The first thing we noticed was that he was going to be a HUGE pain in the ass.. But his personality is what made us fall in love with him. He's a giant pony. (And again, for those of you non-horsey people, he's a big stubborn mule who loves to get on your last nerve. That's what ponies are like). He's so sweet though.. and so gentle, for being such a big boy.

A week after we got him to our barn, (well the place we were boarding) and all of his tack came in, we were riding nonstop. He was a joy to ride.. so smooth and responsive. We spent about a year just going out the three of us to see him and ride. Then, my sister stopped riding. She claimed that she had lost interest in riding. But she still loved horses, and still wanted to spend time with Simba. After about a year, we left our barn. We found a place that was more convenient, and much--much cleaner. We moved there, just this past fall. It was incredible when we first moved. We were all so excited to have a fresh, new start. We knew Simba would love it there. And he did. On a side note, my sister and I are both in grade 12. It's been pretty stressful. We've been trying to get the highest averages possible, and get into university. We both want to get into the sciences, so it's been tough.. really difficult classes. Especially for mathisnotmyfavorite students. Anyway, back to the point. This busy-ness lead to less time spent with Simba. We started going only once a week, some weeks not at all. Our best friend however, she kept going two to three times a week to see him. So of course, she felt alone in this partnership.

Long story short-- this is where we're at right now.. with almost no spare time to spend at the barn right now, it's only bound to get worse next year. My sister and I are both headed to university in the fall, and our best friend is staying here for college.. So this leaves Simba. We have no idea what to do. We can't leave her alone to own and take care of a horse all by herself while going to college. Selling Simba is the last thing I'd like to do.. We've discussed half-leasing him, but we just can't agree on anything. I just really wish we didn't have to decide on anything. Either way, we loose him. That's the last thing I want.. So this is why I've been stressed, and I figured I would tell you all. Thanks for listening.

What I Love About Sunday

So this past week has been pretty stressfull. There's been a lot going on lately.. (post coming later this week). I've had a few papers due, and school in general has just been a big pile of Blah. (Not a fan). On a much brighter note, today is Sunday. (For those of you who had no idea, Sunday is my favourite day of the week). I love the peacefulness in every Sunday morning. I love being able to sleep in, and have a late breakfast. Most of all, I love spending time with my family and friends. To me, that's what Sunday's should be for.

I spent most of my Sunday on the couch.. Had a few hours spent with a lovely boy :) and I finally did my first fabric bunting project. I'll be posting about this probably the day after tomorrow.. I think it turned out great! This was my first time fabric bunting, let alone sewing something by hand.. But I got ahold of it and I even made a pillow!

Today was a great day.
What did you spend your Sunday doing?

A Week in Pictures

Breakfast-- YUM

Bit a' wisdom.

I know you're jealous of my AWESOME Elvis pillow. Don't lie to yourself.

One of my favourite times of the year. (That may or may not be because I love cake..)
(Just kidding, of course)

Those lazy snow days..

Famous scrambled eggs.

Some fabric pieces for a new project that I CANNOT wait for!

We're best friends, isn't it obvious?

Always craving ice cream on the coldest days..

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I don't know why I captured this, to be honest.

Please excuse the dog hair on my pants, my funky socks, and my chubby feet, but it's finally spring. Loafers here I come!

What every Canadian is doing at 11 PM on Saturday night.

Things I'm Currently Loving

Dandelion Yellow Tissue Paper Garland

Vintage World Globe

Ring True Desk Phone

Work Weekender Bag

Aren't these loafers to die for?

Sigh... I Just Really Want To Visit Ireland

Okay, so the title of this post pretty much says it all. I've always wanted to visit Europe.. and since I've been there, I have this strong urge to visit Ireland. There's just something so peaceful and calm about the wide open landscapes and the historical feel. I don't know, but every time I see a "cheesy tourist" photo, it just makes me want to go there even more. I'll let you in on a little secret... I've always dreamt of spending my honeymoon in Ireland. Not sure if my future husband will agree haha.. But it looks really romantic to me. Anyway, these pictures are some of the ones I've found that were just too beautiful not to share.

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Missing Europe

Alhambra Palace in Grenada. 

Blurry, but beautiful sunrise in Costa del Sol.

The view from the top of the bell tower in Sevilla. 

My twin, Ashley and I just arrived back home from Europe.. And it was the most incredible thing I've ever experienced. There was an endless amount of beautiful photo opportunities, and incredible scenery. I absolutely loved every second of every day of travelling, (besides the eight-hour lay-overs, those weren't as fun).  We got to see so many different places while in Europe, but the main destination was Spain, (EEK!). The first place we visited was Barcelona. The minute we landed, we instantly knew we'd love it there. Our time spent in Barcelona was unforgettable, and I'm sure about going back as soon as I can. Although we only spent a few days of our tour there, I will never ever (ever) forget the beautiful nighttime scenery by the water, the couples strolling and holding hands,  and the glow of the lights on every building. It was almost like being in Times Square.. I might even go as far as saying "Better." And no, I'm not joking.

Another blurry one, but there are SO many horse and buggy's in Sevilla! And they are SO cute!

A beautiful section of The Alcazar Palace in Sevilla, (not sure which part).

During the trip we visited SO many different places.. It was amazing. We visited Grenada, Sevilla, Costa del Sol, Valencia, we even visited Morocco for a day.  Obviously, I can't upload every picture I captured, but I hope you enjoy these ones. Some may be blurry, so I apologize. Spain was such an unforgettable place. I hope I get the chance to one day go back. 

Aahh, so many gorgeous buildings.

I know what you're thinking. Yes, this was in-fact in the Cheetah Girls 2 movie. Crazy, huh?

Beautiful view of the sea from the top of "Montjuic."

Touring in Barcelona, yes it was my favourite part of the tour!