Hello September!

Happy Labor Day and September 1st! I hope you are all getting to enjoy your long weekend. I flew back home from a family vacation in Colorado on Saturday. Sunday was packed with church, visiting my grandparents (if you think of it please pray for peace and comfort for my grandpa as he is very sick), and ended with a birthday dinner for my brother-in-law. Today I have been packing and preparing to move out tomorrow for school! More on both my Colorado trip and college to come, but to say the least it has been busy and I am filled with so many mixed emotions! Nerves, excitement, sadness, hope and more are abounding. So thankful for my God who is a solid rock no matter where my journey may take me.

August Favorites

I can’t express how fast my summer seemed to fly by! It was definitely a favourite – filled with so many happy memories. Today I am sharing some of my top favorite things from this lovely, sunny, summery August!

  1. These Earrings!: Amos Pewter Co. is a Nova Scotian Company with beautiful pewter jewelry and more. I bought myself these cherry blossom ones that I couldn’t resist as apple blossoms are my favourite spring bloom! 
  2.  Paper Co. Note cards: Anna Bond’s painted florals are great. I’m loving this inspirational quote, “The Best is Yet to Come”, one I have on my desk.
  3. Birdy: I have had Birdy, specifically Not About Angels, Shelter, and Best Shot on repeat this summer – her voice is lovely!
  4. Handmade Pottery: I took a pottery class this spring and gained an appreciation for the art, especially pottery thrown on the wheel…It is not easy! I bought this pretty cup at a little pottery studio down the road from where I stayed in Nova Scotia.

DIY Patterned Tape

Washi tape is definitely my favourite craft supply, it makes everything so much prettier! I remember making magazine stickers at the summer camp I worked at and had the idea to make some “sticker tape” from patterns clipped out of magazines. I simply enjoy my time crafting, so going the extra mile to make my own tape from some very pretty patterns was lots of fun for me!

Start by finding and cutting out strips of patterns found in magazines.

Next, carefully smooth packing tape on so that it covers the entire top of the magazine clipping.

Then cut it into the shape you would like your tape to be. Use a bone folder or your nail to firmly go over the entire sticker a couple of times – adhering the tape to the clipping’s ink.

Place the tape into a container filled with warm water for approximately 5 minutes. When you remove them from the water you should be able to easily peel the back paper from the tape. The ink pattern will be left on the tape and when dry the stickiness should return. Have fun decorating cards and envelopes, school supplies, and more! I found that with some pieces I needed to add a bit of extra stickiness from a glue stick to help with the adhering, but overall they turned out beautifully!

Nova Scotia Road Trip

At the end of July my sister, friend, my friend’s mom, and I road tripped to Nova Scotia. The trip was so much fun and I always learn so much when traveling. Going there we went through Quebec, Quebec is mostly French, so it was an experiance reading the road signs, listening to the radio, and visiting gas stations. I have it on my travel bucket list now to cycle along the Saint Lawrence river, driving beside it was lovely, but biking it would be amazing! New Brunswick has so many little wooded mountains ranges that I was not excepting. The east coast of Canada is seriously beautiful, every sight is so picturesque. On this trip I was awed at Canada’s beauty and I gained a desire to explore more of the great country I live in…Now for the west coast! 

Places we went and things we did:

  • Drank Chai Lattes at the Lehave Bakery
  • Hiked to The Ovens caves, Lehave, NS
  • Sailed on the Eastern Star, Lunenburg
  • Shopped in Lunenburg and visited the “Etsy” style shop, Dot’s & Loops.
  • Thrifted at Frenchy’s 
  • Walked on the ocean floor, Flower Pot Rocks, Bay of Fundy, NB
  • Visted Peggy’s Cove and the surrounding fishing village.