Thursday, July 31, 2014

Seaside Serenity

I can't help but think how serene these pictures seem when looking at
them. It's all a facade, believe me. If you had the ability to go inside my
head right now like some sort of Ms. Frizzle all you would hear is a loud
scream. It's a scream that stems from both fear and excitement of course.
My newspaper column is to start next week! I am still in a state of shock
and disbelief. I may or may not have plans to frame the first article and
hang it proudly on my wall....And since my column is about me exploring
my new island I thought I'd start to take more photos of what's around me.
It's coastal living here so anything I snap a shot of will go splendidly with
the nautical theme I seem to be obsessed with as of late. I will forewarn
you though: there will be endless pictures of trees and water 'cause that's
pretty much all that's around me! (And I wouldn't have it any other way)
Shirt // Thrifted
Necklaces // DIY
Dress // Thrifted 
Flats // Thrifted 
Watch // My Nanny's

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Call me Caper

See this enthusiastic jump? See this bright smile? Last week was all about
stress and tears of desperation, but thankfully my luck has changed for the
better! As you may or may not know, I have always dreamed of being a
writer. Yes, nothing makes me more elated than to picture a life of sitting at
a mahogany wood desk in front of a blazing hot fire scribbling notes in my 
leather-bound book or allowing my imagination to get the best of me while
sitting on the beach listening to the ceaseless crashing of the waves. How
many people actually have faith that their dreams will come true though? 
I wasn't holding my breath, I'll tell you that much. 
Now, for over a week I was paralyzed with fear and simply kept the 
advertisement looking for a weekly columnist paper-clipped to my agenda.
It wasn't until I got so fed up with myself and my lack of confidence in my
own abilities that I picked up that phone and gave the listed number a ring.
And am I ever happy that I finally mustered up the courage, because ladies,
you're looking at a newly appointed weekly columnist! What's even more
exciting is that the column will revolve around a newcomer's experience
to Cape Breton (the island I live on). I get to explore my new home, which
I'm already doing, and write about it. And since that day seemed to be my
day when I passed a souvenir shop that I know sells local handmade jewelry
I decided to stop in and really test my luck. Guess what! I bring in my things
tomorrow for them to view. If they like my little creations will be sold in an
actual store. So to sum everything up. Life is a roller coaster.  A stomach
churning, tear inducing, scream laden roller coaster. We can't allow our
fears to stop us from going after what we want. After all, no one is going
to give you what you want. It's your life and you only have one chance
to make live it the way you want. No second chances in this game of life.
And since I feel as if my steps are lighter and I'm on cloud nine I wanted
to wear something whimsical and fun. Suspenders and a dog that looks
like my pup on my shirt? Yes, that puts a smile on my face
T-Shirt // Thrifted 
Suspenders // Thrifted 
Skirt // Thrifted
Bracelets // DIY
Fringe Sandals // Aldo

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunshine and Daisies

Street Vendor (Ottawa) // Headband
My Backyard // Daisy
Garage Sale (originally Billabong) // Dress
Garage Sale (originally the Gap) // Bag
Aldo // Sandals

Am I ever happy it's Monday and it's a new week! Last week was
probably one of the most stressful weeks I've had in a while - that's
saying something too considering I moved across my country less than
two months ago...So how does one combat stress? Go to the beach!
I pretty much lived at the beach this weekend. Saturday was my town's
beach day and, well, Sunday is just a perfect day for the beach, isn't it?
If only life could always be sunshine, happiness, and flowers in my hair!
I'm really trying to come to terms with the fact that life can't always be
sunshine and daisies. I had a fairly sad and difficult life growing up and
I used to think that all the sadness would come to screeching halt once I
grew up and could control my own life. So not true. Life contains all the
emotions. Life contains sadness and anger and desperation and elated
happiness. All one can do is be the best person they can be and learn
to not sweat the small things.  That and put a flower in your hair!