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Monday
Jul052010

And then there were 8

We're now down to 8 cats. Domino, one of Jeff's cats, was not getting along with my 7 cats and it's been about 6 weeks. So Jeff finally decided to get in touch with Berni, the president of Friends of Adandoned Pets -  the organization we were fostering him through, and she agreed to take him tonight. We were grateful on many levels, a big one being that it's brutally hot here in Ottawa and will be all week (45 Celsius) and with Domino locked in the bathroom it was WAY too hot. Her house is air conditioned and she's going to help him try and integrate into her clan of 8 cats and a dog, and hopefully at some point find him a permanent home. We'll miss the little bugger. He was the cutest, sweetest cat ever. Loves to head-butt, and rub his pheremones all over the place. He is a huge sucky baby and anyone interested in adopting him will fall in love with him within seconds, I guarantee it. (If anyone out there may want to adopt him, check out the FOAP website.

Love ya Dom.

Friday
Jun042010

Bringing out the summer dishes

You may remember this post from back in March where I talked about some Melmac dishes I bought for use outside this summer. Well, I have no patio furniture and likely can't afford any what with a wedding next month and additions to the house to hopefully get started soon so I decided to hell with it, I'm going to use them anyhow. I moved my regular dishes down in the basement and took out all the Melmac. I am so excited to start using them. The colours are gorgeous and summery and they are SO much lighter than my regular dishes. Plus, they're smaller in size so maybe I'll eat less. :) I popped out the doors to my pantry to show them in their glory, all stacked up and ready to be used.

Friday
May282010

My wedding dress

Some people noticed in the comments on my previous post about my hunt for a wedding dress that I managed to find one. Well, Jeff and I are far too pooped tonight to do any more moving of his stuff to my house so while we waited for pizza to arrive I decided to run upstairs and snap some shots of my dress. I found it one Friday after work when Jeff and I went to the Rideau Centre mall looking for a wedding band for him. I decided to check out a few stores for a dress and found one cute one at BCBG but it wasn't wowing me like a wedding dress should so we stopped at Holt Renfrew (the Canadian version of Bergdorfs) and I tried on about 6 dresses. One of them I fell in love with. It's adorable and totally my cuppa. And it was only $438. It fits me perfectly. Now I just need to find some shoes that won't get stuck in the grass in my parent's backyard (the wedding location)....

Tuesday
May182010

Incredible video

Fabiana Mortari emailed Jo and I wanting to share her husband's beautiful photography. One of Roberto Dutesco's specialties is photographing the wild horses on Sable Island, off the coast of Nova Scotia. On his website are clips of a documentary of his visits to Sable Island, and this video in particular had me tearing up.

 

Chasing Wild Horses - Clip 2 of 4 from Roberto Dutesco on Vimeo.

Saturday
May152010

My rings

Weeks ago I went to a jewelry store to have my engagement ring sized (it was at least 2 sizes too big) and have a wedding band made to fit around it's odd shape. I finally got a call Thursday night that they were ready and Jeff and I went to pick them up last night (and he picked out a band for himself which will be ready in a month). I was a little shocked at first when I put both rings on. It was not what I had pictured in my mind all these weeks. Then I realized the ring wasn't quite designed how I had asked. But here's why I don't think I mind so much - the goldsmith used larger diamonds than I had asked for. He was supposed to use the very small diamonds that are on the sides of the engagement ring. So it was quite a bit sparklier and BLING BLING than it was supposed to be. I was told to take them home, wear them, and bring them back if I'm not happy. What kind of girl brings back a ring and asks for smaller diamonds??? FORGET ABOUT IT. I am growing very attached to it just the way it is. :) (Here is a photo of the engagement ring on it's own).