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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.


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)....


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.


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).



I received an email recently from Sumaya, who was looking for 25 women in Canada to try out the new Purina Maxx Small Spaces cat litter.

Now, remember I have SEVEN cats so when I hear about freebies having to do with my herd, I am AAAAALLLLL over it. I received an awesome kit in the mail that included a corner litter box, a litter mat, a Rubbermaid litter caddy and scoop, 3 bags of Purina cat treats, and coupons for FIVE free 7 kg containers of the Purina Maxx Small Spaces litter. (I think I was supposed to share the coupons with my readers, but I think I need them more than y'all do. LOL!!) It's specifically designed for small spaces because it has scentguard pieces that neutralizes odour on contact with moisture, without giving off an overwhelming fragrance. (Photo below was taken before the litter was christened).

I have this new litter box about 8 feet behind my desk (where I am as I write up this post) and it NEVER stinks. I have always liked the slight perfumy smell of Purina Maxx litter and this Small Spaces line is even better and more effective at masking the smell of a (or several in my case) cat's business. I have been a big fan of Purina Maxx litter for a long time as I find it's nowhere near as dusty as other brands and it's got great clumping abilities. And the Small Spaces brand is like icing on the cake. Who knew it could be EVEN BETTER?

So after I set up the new litter box in the corner of my office I grabbed the camera and had a blast snapping pics of all the cats checking out their new place to poop. (Some of these should be used in their print ads!)