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There is a god

Yes folks, today proved that there is indeed a god. I know this because the following item just showed up at my door:

You may recall this nightmare I blogged before Christmas. Well, the eBay seller turned out to be SUPER accommodating to find us a replacement shade for the one that arrived here SMASHED. And here it is, identical to the original one. I am SO HAPPY this all worked out this way, and did not cost my husband another cent. Due to the overwhelmingly pleasing outcome to this scenario, I thought I should plug this eBay sellers shop because he sells some of the coolest lighting I've ever seen....and I've scoured eBay plenty of times for lighting lemme tell ya. So his seller name is superb3003, he is located in the Netherlands, and OMG right now he's got some INCREDIBLE retro light fixtures. After today, I would now highly recommend this shop. :-)


Killing time

Today is a lazy Saturday with nothing really on the agenda or to-do list (for the afternoon anyway). I became bored from internet surfing so I decided to go around the house and photograph each cat. Here is the herd, as they were chillin' out this aft:

Edgar was following me around wondering when I was going to feed him...

Felix managed to climb on top of the huge cat scratching post to sleep and perch...

Cheeks spent quite a while laying behind my laptop...

Milo was, and still is, curled up on the sofa asleep...

Lucky was preening himself on the cowhide on my African camping chair...

Phoebe was curled up on a sheepskin on one of the dining chairs...

And last but not least, Mimin was curled up in Jeff's gym bag on a shelf in the dressing room (conveniently located over a furnace vent)...


Another obsession (and it's not lighting)

This time I am obsessed with something non-decor related. Hard to believe but yes, I do covet things that don't have to do with my house. I did at one point have an obsession with Frye boots. Now, I'm all over Jeffrey Campbell footwear. Of all kinds. Shoes, boots, whatever. It doesn't really matter because I have fallen in love with just about every pair I have seen while scouring the internet. I think I will get myself a pair in the near future, but it's so hard to pick just one. I'm in no rush though considering it's the middle of the winter and I have a hard time putting anything cute on my feet for fear I will end up losing a toe or 2 to frostbite or fall and crack my head open on some ice. In the meantime, I decided to blog about it with a bunch of photos to tempt me and feel free to tell me that I'm off my rocker to love such kookie footwear. (Below are random photos, but I currently have a list of ones I'm really smitten with, including the Pixie, Pixie Tie, Underground, Solvang, Camarro, Tube 2, Bjork, Lots, Outlander, So Crazy....)

(All photos via Jeffrey Campbell)


Random stuff

It's been about a week and a half since I posted anything here on my page so I thought I'd throw up some random photos I've taken lately (which are all on my Flickr photostream).

I had to move some furniture around to allow for a chair next to the front door for getting winter boots on and off without making a mess on the hardwood or falling on your face. I used my new leather Eames shell chair from Funky Furniture, my new table/floor lamp from Homesense and the table Jeff built from a scrap of old wood we found at my nonna's house a few years ago.

One of my Christmas presents from my husband finally arrived a couple weeks late - a DTI t-shirt! It's got the banner on the front and our URL and my new slogan on the back.

I ordered some clothes and a pair of boots on - my new favourite shopping site. They have great sales on right now and alot is selling out really quick. I bought a jacket, some tops and a pair of boots that were marked down a ton, to $69.Now if it would just stop f*cking snowing so I can wear them.

I was playing with my Lensbaby this afternoon trying to get some cute shots of the cats. This one of Edgar turned out ok.

My little sister, the mom of my totally adorable niece Gianna, took a couple photos of the little pumpkin recently that I loved and had to play around with.



The other day I was talking to my twin sister and she mentioned that she works with a guy named Jim who lives in Alberta (he travels home every second weekend), on a farm in the middle of nowhere (with no TV!!). Apparently he's got a zillion acres of land, and comes across all sorts of neat stuff on his property like deer and moose antlers, and the occasional coyote skull. My sister begged him to bring back some antlers for her and I. So he did! Well, I think he's actually got his niece hunting through the snow looking for goodies for us so she can make a little cash. :-) In any case, I have finally acquired some deer antlers! He brought back 3 this time, 1 rather large one which my sister took so I insisted I should get the 2 smaller ones. They are so beautiful and I love that some gorgeous deer were at one point walking around with these things. Now I just need to find the perfect spot in my home for them....and hopefully some more soon!