Buying Rugs and Feeling All Adult-Like

by Jacey on May 18, 2016

overdyed teal rug

So I bought a rug. A real rug. And I love it. I’ve been pining for a rug for a while now. Our living room is basically a really long rectangle, so I thought a rug would help to define the area better. I was correct. Gavin even referred to is as making the room feel more “intimate”. You can’t make that shit up. I know “intimate” is realtor language for small, but when your living room is the length of a basketball court, intimate is a good thing.
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Posts About Nothing – Vol. 36

by Jacey on April 7, 2016

easter egg hunt 2

easter egg hunt
1. These little bunnies did a good job during the Easter Egg Hunt of 2016. Can’t be sure who was more excited, the girls or their “crouching tiger, hidden iPhone” mothers.

2. Why do I love Pharell so much? Whenever I watch The Voice I fall in love with him. He seems like the nicest person on Earth.
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Posts About Nothing – Vol. 35

by Jacey on March 16, 2016

pint of beer

Happy (almost) St.Patrick’s day. Probably going to enjoy a bevie or two – sans the green dye though.

You know when you don’t realize that a certain way you do or say something is weird until someone points it out? Yah that happened to Gavin and I. He was out with his friends and I called to see how much longer it would be before he was home and he said he’d be “home in a half pint”. His friends thought it was strange and funny that he used an amount of beer in lieu of an amount of time. I guess it is kind of weird, but it only takes a bit of quick math to figure it out – 15-20 to finish the beer, 5 minutes to actually get out the door, 15 minutes home. #nailedit
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Posts About Nothing – Vol. 34

by Jacey on February 29, 2016

leather elisalex dress

1. I’m back into sewing  over here and I think I’ve gone off the deep end. I sewed a “faux” leather dress. Am I crazy? Quite possibly. This is either going to be the best or worst thing ever.

2. I’ve been debating whether or not I should share some of my recent makes here or not but that would involve putting an actual picture of myself up here. Thoughts?
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Posts About Nothing – Vol. 33

by Jacey on February 2, 2016

20160122-039-5620160122-039-61 20160122-039-84 20160122-039-97 20160122-039-1151. Is there anything cuter than a baby in the sink? Only two babies in a sink. Can I still call them babies even when they are walking and almost talking? Because I’m not emotionally ready to call them toddlers yet.

2.  This post is photo heavy. #sorrynotsorry

3.  This warm-ish weather has me all disoriented. But actually – what month is it?

4. Did I tell you Gavin and I were binge watching “The Killing” on Netflix? I really liked it in a – “this is so amazing but completely infuriating at the same time” – kind of way. You know how in “Criminal Minds” usually a bunch of people get killed, but they manage to save the last person at the very end? Yah, that does not happen in this show. Gavin essentially spent every episode yelling at the characters, and I spent every episode yelling at him not to yell at the characters. We barely escaped the series with our marriage.

5. We are about 5 episodes into Homeland. I can’t tell if I am going to love it or hate it. So far I feel like Carrie is going to be one of those main characters that you kind of hate? Thoughts?

6. Gavin is talking about tackling some kind of home project next winter in hopes of preventing us from becoming the world’s biggest Netflix-binging slobs. I think he may have  a point.

 

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Posts About Nothing – Vol.32

by Jacey on January 14, 2016

fresh bread

1. Well, I fell off the face of the planet there. What can I say. Christmas is my favouriteeee. Here is a short synopsis of my holiday:

  • binge eating
  • baby cuddling
  • reading (and by reading I mean catching up on “The Best and Worst of 2015″ according to popular media sources )
  • moderate alcohol consumption
  • hanging out with family,
  • being a recluse

Yup, that about sums it up.

2. I’ve reverted back to using the metal snap hair clips of my youth.What are they even called? Do they have a name? All I know is that they keep my hair up about a billion times better. Unfortunately they are equally as hard on my vaccuum when I leave them lying all over the place as I am want to do. Mom, I’m sorry I didn’t take your cursing about bobby pins and various hair accessories more seriously. You were right. They literally ARE everywhere.

3. Why is fresh baked bread that melts butter the best thing on this planet. I made a loaf on the weekend and Gavin and I ate the ENTIRE thing in one day. Carbs. Why are you so delicious?

4. T.V. shows are coming back and I am luhhhhhving it. Prank Sinatra- you kill me with your ridiculous pranks.

5. So, who’s watched “Making a Murderer”? I started watching it and then it kind of blew up all over social media, anddddd I haven’t finished it. I have 3 more episodes but I’ve already read a whole bunch of articles so I don’t know if I want to dedicate the time to it. Does this make me the laziest TV watcher of all time?

6. There is Powerball madness going on right now. If I won two billion dollars, I’d do really responsible things with it like hire a hairstylist to do my hair everyday.

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Posts About Nothing – Vol. 31

by Jacey on December 7, 2015

christmas displays
1. Christmas lights up – check. Christmas tree up – check. Hot chocolate every damn day – double check. Those leftover wedding mallows are blowing my damn mind.

2. I’m looking to get into a vest this winter. Are they coming back into fashion or am I losing my mind. My fashion radar is on the fritzz. Someone haallllp me.

3. So what’s keeping me from jumping into vest territory? Every one I think I might like is either made for a toddler or $400. I can’t spend that kind of money when I am just testing the waters!
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Posts About Nothing – Vol. 30

by Jacey on November 8, 2015

potato harvest 1.This is my beautiful mother during harvest season. Working hard.

2. What’s the deal with social media companies? What needs to happen is you all need to get your shit together and decide on some common terminology and functionality for your apps. This rant is brought to you by 3 years of double tapping photos in Facebook and ending up zoomed up someone’s armpit. I cannot be the only person this happens to.

3. It’s a week into November and I haven’t put a single Christmas decoration up yet. Do I deserve a pat on the back or what?

4. Waiting for stuff you bought online is like the adult version of Christmas. The difference is that instead of excitingly counting down the days by enjoying chocolate every morning at breakfast, you refresh your tracking number and curse about how your package hasn’t moved from Philly in 2 effing days.

5. You guys, I have managed to kick a pretty serious habit. I haven’t bitten my nails in almost 3 months. I have never had nails. Ever. Cue the lusting after designer nail polish on Sephora. It’s so prettyyyyy.

6. Darkness at 5:30 makes me so lazyyyyyyyyyy.

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My Favourite Halloween Memories

by Jacey on October 31, 2015

pumpkin canon
When you think of halloween you probably think of candy, scary movies and dressing up. But what is halloween really about? Competition obviously. Who scared who, who’s wearing the best/worst/sluttiest costume, and who got the most candy. I grew up in the country, so halloween meant my mom packing me and my four brothers and sisters into our minivan to drive us from house to house to collect the goods. Because there weren’t a lot of kids stopping at these houses, they were often pretty generous with their contributions towards my future diabetes. The end of the night always resulted in a giant candy weigh off to see who milked their smiles the best. Here are a few things I remember the most about those nights:

1. I always liked to give myself a bit of a head-start for the night. Nobody likes to see an empty bucket. So I’d pilfer a handful of chocolate bars to give myself a bit of a head start. Stealing from my own family’s bowl. Oh the shame.

2. We liked to use a two bucket or bag system. We’d use a small bucket or bag for the door to door work, but when that started to look a little too bountiful, you needed somewhere to stash your goods. This is where bag number two came into play. An empty pillowcase hung from the back of the bucket seats of a minivan was the perfect spot to stash your overflow.

3. This system counted on the commitment of all of us to the greater good (that being more candy for everyone). You needed to present a unified front. If one person dumped you all had to dump. You couldn’t head up to the door with three pathetic looking chocolate bars while Connor’s bucket was overflowing. It was a delicate balance between working together and getting all the Reese Peanut Butter Cups before anyone else did. .

4. Running to the bathroom to weigh your bag was top of the priority list when you got home.

5. Each of us would then stake out our own area of living room carpet where we were free to dump and sort our loot. At this point, the New York Stock Exchange of Candy went down. There are about 15 years worth of Tootsie Rolls in a landfill somewhere as more often than not, they weren’t wanted by anyone. Who even likes those things?!

6. The last thing I think of when I think of Halloween actually occurs approximately one month after halloween when you throw out:
1.The rotting apple that your good intentioned neighbour gave you that has been living in it’s own ethylene prison at the bottom of your pillow case.
2. Any remaining candy which now gives off the unmistakable smell of over-ripe apple.
3. Possibly your pillow case.

What are your favourite halloween memories?

P.S. A big happy birthday to Mr Pumpkin Canon himself and my favourite joke factory. Love you long time Calder and Dad!

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Posts About Nothing – Vol. 29

by Jacey on October 23, 2015

smiling baby1.Babies. What else is new.

2. The rumours about Will Smith possibly going on tour have me in a tizzy. Will has gotten Hollis and I through many a sleep deprived Thanksgiving and Christmas rushes. Who’s ready to get jiggy with me.

3. Last week at 8 AM I ate a day old eclair that had been sitting on my desk all night. I literally have no shame.

4. I am addicted to neapolitan pizza. Like, I have a problem, addicted. Dublin probably isn’t the first or even second place you think of for good neapolitan pizza, but a friend took us to a place when we were there and I just died. All the fresh sauce, thin chewy crust and hunks of mozzarella. All pizza should taste like that. Out of the 6 meals we had to eat in Dublin, three of them were from that pizza place. Addictssssss.

5. I ordered a mozzarella making kit online. It was soooooooooo good. So good. How will I ever eat normal mozza again.

6. Halloween is almost here and I have the pockets full of mini wrappers to prove it. Is it just me or do the candies get smaller every year? WTF. I actually just googled “are mini chocolate bars getting smaller” because it’s these types of questions that keep me from sleeping at night. Am I child of the internet generation or what.

7. In need of a good laugh? Please read this post about the hierarchy of halloween candy. I read it every year and it never gets old. You will ACTUALLY laugh out loud. Pure genius.

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