Friday, 17 January 2014

Entertainment Unit With a New Purpose

This beautiful entertainment unit was handmade by my dad when we first moved into our house.  I love all the molding and detail that are on it.  When we renovated our house we decided to hang the tv on the wall but we could not get rid of this beauty.

I love how all the detail really shows up with the paint on it.  Also  adding doors gives it a new life and purpose, and it is really a beautiful piece.  It now houses all of our precious family photos inside.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

My Week With Family

This past week as school was just about to be back from the holidays I received the call that we knew was coming, it was really just a matter of time.  My Grandmother had passed away.  

This began the journey across Canada which my sister called the great Canadian race.  Really how hard is it to get on an airplane and fly from Alberta to New Brunswick we had all done it and done it with ease.  My parents left Monday and hit Toronto where apparently this was their first winter and shut the airport down for two days.  My brother and myself made it to Winnipeg and were cancelled on from there.  My other sister flew standby and beat us all there by shear luck of going through Montreal.  With a couple extra days for us to get there we finally arrived and with open arms from our family.  

The thing I love about my family is that it doesn't matter if we all grew up together and we see each other every 2 or 3 years there is such a great bond that it always feels like home.  My grandparents house is really the heart of the family where you are always welcome. Where many birthdays, baby showers and anniversaries have been held.  Our family of course would not be like this without both of my grandparents and their 67 years of love I think everyone wishes they could have.  

Her funeral was truly a showcase of her life with many laughs and tears and ending with a night of family coming together in a way I could only hope.  With a house full of 45 - 50 people little and big partying and laughing, you really could tell that she didn't leave anything unsaid, she had filled everyone's life with something special and everyone in it knew that they were loved.  It was a true celebration of her life. 

She will be missed but not forgotten. 


Friday, 3 January 2014

New Collection of Signs

Happy New Years everyone, I hope you all had a fantastic holiday, I know I sure did.  I also had a very productive one with refinishing kitchen cabinets, making signs and tiling the back splash. I can't wait to share them all with you.  

This week I got on creating my new collection of signs.  

 Life is a Beautiful Ride might be one of my favorite but I really love them all.  

Did you also check out my new piece of furniture that my hubby bought me for Christmas.  I might have picked it out myself and put a tag on it from him, lol. 

I am hoping to finish up the last of the house updates so I can share with you the changes we have working on for the past 10 months.