Monday Project

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I find that I am never very productive on the weekends. By the time Monday rolls around, I have a list of things I simply must get done. Therefore all of my projects tend to come to fruition on Mondays. Here is my first one, a simple way to display your photos! I have so many. I have taken my Fujifilm Instax Mini just about everywhere with me over the last few years. It is so fun to use!

Materials List

What you will need:

  • string/twine (I used Divine Twine from my local stationary store)
  • pushpins (I got mine at the same local shop or you can find them here)
  • clothespins (you can find these at your local dollar store)
  • photos (I used my Fujifilm Instax Mini photos but any will do!)

Extra things to make your life a little easier:

  • measuring tape
  • pencil

Instructions:

  1. Measure and mark the placement of your first 2 pushpins. I eyeballed the first, then measured the distance from the top of the wall and then the distance between the first and second pin (to aid in the placement of my second row)
  2. Tie your string on either end and determine the looseness you would like it to have
  3. Use the clothespins to add your photos!
    • If you are doing more than 1 row, this will be important to determine how much lower you will need to place your next set of pushpins, since the photos will weigh the string down. Then just measure and mark the next set of pushpins!

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I really wanted to do 5 rows but thought that Charlie would have waayyy too much fun pulling all the photos down! I think there are also some great ways to do with without making holes in your walls. I own my apartment so it wasn’t a big concern for me. There are some really great options available out there; such as the Command hooks and even sticky tack (that is meant for walls) with a decorative element like a great clothes-button overtop to hide it.

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Happy Monday!

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Snow!

Hello!

Today I woke up to the best thing EVER. SNOW. Now, I’m sure many people are not happy about this, but I absolutely love love love all things winter. I’m one of those people who starts watching Christmas movies in November and gets overally excited when the winter decorating begins. Luckily, I get to spend this Christmas at home rather than abroad. My family has been going south for the holidays for about six years now but I’d rather be on a ski hill. I’m a weird one, I know. I blame the four years we spent in Saskatoon when I was younger. When we were there, it snowed the day after my sister and my’s birthday pool party. Ya, that happens.

Anyways, I wanted to post a picture you’ve probably already seen on here before, but it makes me ever so happy that that time of year is on its way!

Also, I’m sorry about the lack of posts. I’m working on three different computers right now. My laptop wore out with my thesis and will apparently cost $950 to fix. So I am saving for a new one and currently using my brother’s and my mom’s. Basically, my photos and documents are all over the place!

Mikhael Kale

Last night I joined a friend of mine at the Corkin Gallery for a preview of Mikhael Kale’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection. Everything was so beautiful! Here are some pictures from my Blackberry (yes, I have two phones right now…) and sorry about any quality issues but I wasn’t sure if I was allowed to bring my big Canon! Therefore they aren’t the nicest around, but if you want to see more, check out Mikhael Kale’s website here.

This one was definitely my favourite.

Such an amazing colour palette.