A Year of Dates… October, #7

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October

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Summer 2013

I truly cannot believe that the last weekend of summer 2013 has come and gone. Kids are back to school today, the days are getting shorter and the chilly mornings of Autumn are among us. I must say that I did not plan on being away from the blog for all of August but when summer calls one must be ready to answer.

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Red Chair Affair

As it turns out, putting on a tea party is just as much fun now as it was when I was five years old. This particular tea setting was an idea that we found in a tablescapes book and we re-created it with the perfect shade of red paint and antique doilies and tea cups. Continue reading

Livin’ on a Prayer

The other night Tyler and I were watching a program on National Geographic called“The 80’s: The Decade that Made Us” a mini series taking us through the decade that we both grew up in. From iconic pop stars like Madonna, fashion trends such as Jane Fonda’s spandex and Member’s Only Jackets to entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs and Ted Turner (who created CNN and the idea of 24 hour news) and finally, Ronald Reagan’s U.S Presidency and the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, the 80’s were definitely a time for the people.

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Golf For Girls

Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in yet another wonderful Kinette Club of Calgary event; the third annual Golf for Girls Tournament. This charity event was held at River Spirit Golf Club (27 km West of Calgary) in support of Sonshine Community Services. Hand in hand, this beautiful 27 hole golf course that is nestled on the edge of the Rocky Mountains and this amazing cause that provides a safe place for victims of domestic violence (as well as many other services) came together for an unforgettable day of golf, giving back, and good times.

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Isn’t she lovely?

Monday again?? How did that happen? Chalk it up to another busy weekend celebrating the marriage of our wonderful friends Danielle and Chad!

This wedding was outdoors at the Dennis’ family cabin northeast of Edmonton, AB and I must say that all the hard work and planning that Danielle and co. put into this event really paid off. This was an amazing wedding with all the details and decor to go along with it. It fit Danielle’s personality to a tee!

I met Danielle when I was 15 years old. We played on the same  softball team for a few years and were instant friends. We lost touch for a few years and it wasn’t until I took a trip around the world and ended up back in Edmonton that we were reunited again through playing ball. Danielle and I have always had a lot of fun together and she is one of the most energetic, outgoing wonderful gals that I know. She is the kind of friend that I don’t have to talk to everyday and no matter how long its been we always seem to pick up right where we left off.

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I am so lucky to have this girl in my corner and am so happy that we could spend the day celebrating with her and her hubs!!

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Congrats my wonderful friend!

All the best to you both for a wonderful marriage!

~tl

Another year old(er)

Here I am into my 29th year ( I will be turning 29 for the next 10 years FYI!) and I can honestly say that the older I get the more fun and exciting life seems to be. Although I had hoped to spend my 29th birthday in Vegas, I can honestly say that this was the next best thing and one of the best birthday parties I have ever had! Continue reading

Mum’s the Word

And… I’m back.

Sorry to have left you all hanging for a few weeks but it’s just that time of year for me. Life has sort of taken over and I really just needed a break. Now, where were we…

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Patio Party!

It looks as thought Spring may be here after all. This past weekend we hit record high temperatures that brought smiles to many people’s faces~ Its amazing how the warmer weather seems to lift everyone’s spirits and bring pure happiness and enjoyment to many activities. Enjoying a cold beverage on a patio, walking a dog, going for a run, wearing shorts, sandals and sunglasses; everywhere I went there were people out and about, all smiling and loving life!

We decided that we would also take full advantage of the gorgeous weather and went out and bought ourselves some patio furniture for our balcony.  There has been a lot of debate on which set we were going to purchase as our balcony is very long but isn’t very wide. We went with 6 piece set; circular table, four chairs with cushions and an umbrella. Part of our balcony is covered so I don’t think that we will actually use the umbrella but it may come in handy for the part that is uncovered…

Since Tyler was busy studying for an exam he has coming up, I thought I would surprise him and get the furniture all set up so we could enjoy Sunday evening outside. (Quite a job for one woman!) I had help hauling the boxes up two flights of stairs before I was left on my own to construct the four chairs and table.

Here’s how it turned out…

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TA DA!!!

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Perfect weekend accomplishment!

Looking forward to spending some warm summer nights out here…stay tuned

for the first BBQ of the year and my DIY flower pots~

How did you spend your weekend???

~tl

Great friends, Great food

This weekend along with going on our first date in our year of dates ( you can read more about that here…) we also had our first housewarming party! Our condo is about 900 sq feet and so we decided that instead of throwing one big party that would be uncomfortable and crowded in a smaller space we would host several “mini” house-warmings for our family and friends. To get the part(ies) started we decided to invite two other couples over for dinner and drinks with the possibility of hitting 17th ave after. We live in a really trendy area in Calgary just off 17th ave SW nicknamed “The Red Mile” that is filled with pubs, restaurants and plenty of nightlife so it makes it easy to head out for a few drinks on a Saturday night.

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