Friday, August 9, 2013

Four Cheers For Four Years!

Well tomorrow marks the day of Jeff and I being officially together:) Happy four year anniversary sweetie pie! I love our relationship. He's my best friend and my boyfriend.

"looks like we've made it, look how far we've come my baby, might have took the long way, we knew we'd get there some day. They said "I bet they'll never make it" but just look at whats going on. We're still together still going strong. You're still the one" 

when we first met (him 17 me 15) we decided
to have a paint fight at a park near by.

His prom :) would have been 2009

He took me horse back riding as one of our first
dates. This is what started it all!! He had no idea
he set him self up for a horse obsessed gf.

When I died my hair he insisted on us taking new photos

watching the sunset at his best friends cottage! so romantic
visiting Ottawa :) 

our first trip together, just skiing away at his buddys cottage. 

our third anniversary. we went to a national park and got rained
out. we went to a near by goodwill and bought transformers
monopoly and a deck of cards. Grabbed a case of beer and we were set! 

Our first anniversary, which we spent in California! This photo
from Disney Land

Monday, July 29, 2013


I am so excited that my Kawaii stationary has finally come in the mail, (part one anyways) more to come for sure. Anyways I have always loved this stuff, in fact, as a child, I thought I was asian. I know thats weird but I never really had a culture to follow so I would try and mimic my friends, so I celebrated Chinese New Years, tried to learn Mandarin, it didn't work. Anyways I've also always loved paper:p Lately theres this trend of filofaxing. I can't afford a 90 dollar planner but I have my fake one and I'm trying to make it fun. Most people fill them with little Kawaii stickers and stuff. I am obsessed. :) It just sucks to pay the massive shipping on these items. Anyways heres what I got from an etsy store. If anyone knows where to get similar stuff please let me know! Ps taken on an iPhone because my camera is officially DONE :( But I'm getting my sisters old one :) sorry. I can't wait for my next shipment to come in! 

Sticky notes on the right:) the stickers on the left were I guess a free gift and I love them! :) I guess its the same little girl? Shes so cute and tiny. <3 

Cute litte stickers! 
Sticker tape things! So adorable 

Post it notes. SO cute! Im dying

Horse Show and a Hospital Visit

Well it was my second show of the season (I'm way behind from my appendix) but oh well, I was really happy to be able to compete to begin with. So it was another Teen Ranch show, and finally things seemed to be going well, I like going first and I got to! The show started on time and as always we do the jumping parts in trips of 3. So there are two trips, one for each jumping class and three people compete their first, then they do their second. After that the next group goes so on and so forth. I did my first trip and it was PERFECT. (by that I mean it was perfect for me and Nifty, one chip in!!) Chip ins are a big deal for us and we got only one, that was such an accomplishment! I went in for my second trip and things were going so well, untill the last two jumps. I fell off. Im not really sure what happened, I lost my stirrup and went down, I hit my head and woke up a few minutes later. I don't really remember much. So we went to the paramedics and they sent us to E.R.! I was told I have a minor concussion, pinched nerves in my neck and soft tissue damage. I got a text while in the hospital saying I placed in the first class! 3rd place! After the hospital we went to get it :) I was really pleased! Anyways. This is just my luck, its funny because the whole way up I listened to a song by Sugar Land " It happens" and finally I just need to agree with them" shhhhhIT happens"

But it is poor me, why me, oh meBoring the same old worn out blah, blah storyThere is no good explanation for it at all
Ain't no rhyme or reasonNo complicated meaningAin't no need to over think itLet go laughing
Life don't go quite like you planned itWe try so hard to understand itIrrefutable, indisputableFact is happens

Monday, July 22, 2013

Bahrs Tack Haul!!


Had a blast and got so much great stuff for great prices. Hope you enjoy!

Following the tack sale there was a small gathering back at my place for a swim :) heres a few pictures! 
Left to Right - Karissa, Jess, Me, Chantal Bottom - Kaitlin, Brianna

Left to Right- Karissa, Brianna, Chantal, Me, Kaitlin, Jess

Left to Right - Jess, Kaitlin, Brianna, Me, Karissa, Chantal

We wanted to get a picture of us all doing hand stands but Kaitlin couldnt stay up long enough. LOL.
Karissa, Brianna (falling over), Chantal, Me, Kaitlin, Jess

Chicken Fights

Bailey looking for some food scraps <3

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Horse Shows!

Well I finally was able to compete in a horse show on the 14th! This also happened to be my sisters birthday, she was so incredible helping out and being supportive. I went into this show knowing I wouldn't place very high, or possibly at all. I had only ridden 5 times since my surgery before the show so I know my chances weren't very good. Anyways we went to teen ranch with the intension of getting my confidence back. We competed in Intermediate hunters which was two jumping classes at 2'3'' and one flat class. I never do well on the flat and Nifty was even bucking a little bit! Thats very rare for him, he is normally so easy going but oh well. I sat to it and all was fine, so no pinning in that class. Then the first jumping class I was a little nervous and just didn't put my leg on enough so every jump we added an extra stride, totally my fault and it was just whatever. Then the second course was PERFECT! We placed in that class but only got a 5th. I personally think we deserved better but its hunter, its all political. Plus considering my condition, and the amount of people in the class, I was very happy. There were 18 people in the class and I know some of those girls, and I know that they normally compete in a higher level so the fact I placed with those girls made it feel so much better! I can't wait for the show on the 28th. Hopefully it will go a little better! Either way I'm pleased with Nifty. Heres some photos! 

After our class I was sitting in a lawn chair while he was grazing. I was taking pictures and he was a little confused.

Nifty and I posing with our beautiful ribbon after our division. 

Changed and hes all ready to be trailered back, first we graze and watch some of our friends. His braids are all
out so he has cute curly hair :) 

Again just posing for a picture after everything was done. 

My beautiful sister and my beautiful horse. Victoria was a little scared but she worked hard and even got stepped on
in her flip flops. Shes a good sister. Nifty was very sorry. 

Nifty trying to eat my camera. I think this is such a cute photo. I wish I had a good camera that wouldn't blur like this. Oh well.

Finally a big kiss for Nifty for all of his hard work. I love this horse so much. He is such a good boy.  

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Thoughts and Horse Shows!

Well I am finally going to be able to compete this year at an off property show! All along I was complaining that I wasn't able to and now I'm horrified. This happens all the time so I mean, its nothing new, but jeez am I scared. I was so confident before because Nifty and I were making so much progress!! Ive only ridden him twice since I've been back. I have 3 more rides before the show on Sunday. I know everyone says its not about winning... but come on.. it totally is! To compete you're spending hundreds of dollars! Im not going for fun! I'm going to win! ( Or you know, at least get one ribbon ) Any ways I have five days and I have yet to register! I havent yet decided if I will be doing the Eq division yet. Because I've had a whole month off I feel like I've lost a lot core strength.

Wish me luck if anyone reads this! :P

craft sale cards!

Well I've failed at not making any more Create a Critter cards! My mom is getting a table at an upcoming craft sale so as of now, thats what I'm creating for! These are cuts I made before and just never used, so now here they are in simple cards! I'm thinking that I will charge $3.00 a card or two for $5.00. I also want to sell sets of five cards for $10.00. I'm hoping that will go over well for Christmas cards and such! Anyways heres some cards I made recently. 

Here's the puppy cut from create a critter and sentiment cut for jubilee. Simple cards but so cute! 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


After lots of sleep, and too much partying, I can truly say it was a great past few days! Sunday was a huge party at my boyfriends friends house. It was a kegger/pool party/ Canada day party/ birthday party. It was great for him to see all of his old high school buddys, and I enjoyed seeing them to. He has a great bunch of loyal and honest friends. Then on Monday which was Canada day/ his birthday we started with brunch at his moms house, had some amazing homemade waffles. It so much better then those toaster ones! His mom is an incredible woman and I love getting to go see his family so I enjoyed that. He opened gifts and such, then we headed off to his dads house for a dinner. His dads sister, his aunt, was there and she is just awesome! So were making plans to go get pedicures, go to the drive in, camping, that sorta thing. Its great because I have an amazing immediate family, I love them to death! But I don't have much of an extended family. So I kinda take him :P Anyways they made beer chicken and made me a veggie burger! Then we went to fire works and were swarmed by june bugs. It was so gross. Over all was a good day though because Jeff had fun. I love him so much. Then today I went to the hospital to meet up with the surgen and he gave me the all clear to go riding! wooohooo!

1 more day until I'm back in the saddle

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Happy Canada Day!

Well I'm writing my Canada day post today because I won't be home all day tomorrow! Canada day also is Jeff day, he's turning 21! :) So its a big party tonight to celebrate with friends, then tomorrow is brunch with him mom, and dinner with his dad. Followed by fireworks! 

I love to do nail art, or at least try so I figured I had to do Canada Day nails! I know they aren't very good, and being a horsey person, nail polish never lasts very long. I am very proud to wear the flag of this AMAZING country on my hands. (and of course "eh?" our "catch phrase") I never noticed how much I said eh until I went to California and someone pointed it out by asking where in Canada I was from. They knew by my excessive use of eh! 

Of course our National Anthem is an amazing song, but I feel that " Canadian Girls" by Dean Brody captures our essences just the same! Here is a picture depicting some of the lyrics. <3  click here for the music video!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Bailey Lynn Watson!

I thought because I've made a post about Nifty, and a post for Winston, it was time to do a post of Bailey! Bailey is my beautiful cockapoo puppy. She's an incredible little girl with such a good temperament. Her middle name is Lynn and because she's a little wiggle bottom, she's Bailey Lynn sometime. That's her pageant name ;P She's just so fantastic. I have a youtube video I made for her, I would be so happy if you checked it out. CLICK HERE FOR YOUTUBE VIDEO OF BAILEY Subscribe to my channel and blog, I always sub/follow back :) 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Couple New Cards!

Two A2 cards that I made recently. Of course its the create a critter cartridge. I have more cartridges but I just love how childish this one is I guess. I will have to challenge myself to make a card with a different cartridge, then I need to buy create a critter 2!  Anyways heres what I've made! 

First is Hogs and Kisses,  the sentiment is cut for everyday cards I believe and of course my little piggy is create a critter. I'm still learning to control my urge to glitter everything. Oh well, you gotta start somewhere!

This card I am in love with. Hoppy birthday is cut with jubilee and the frog was create a critter. All I did was glossy accent the belly, cheeks and eyes on this little guy and glittered the letters. I really love how this one turned out. :)

Thanks for checking this out! I will try something new tomorrow!!

My Tack Room

So today I had a check list of things to do, just small things. My therapist suggested I do this so I feel a sense of self worth and I find it really helpful so far. One thing I've been just dying to do and has been on my list forever has been to clean up my tack room. Because of my surgery I was unable to... UNTIL TODAY! My tack room is split to be a tack room and a dressing room. Half of it is all Juicy Couture themed, and the other half is all horsey stuff. Now like all equestrians, I can't possibly have everything in one place so this is mostly my storage space. 

So kinda just a run through of this organized mess! Left to right.

Top:  grey grooming bin (with a broken handle) that hold extra brushes. Theres also some rubber reins, a leather halter and my show girth. Next to that is my box from my helmet with extra pads for it, my saddle cover, and Nifty's Christmas stocking! 

First Shelf: Shipping wraps, a Ralph Lauren bag with standing bandages in blue and teal. A boredom buster ball. Various polo's, bag of spurs, bell boots, a garden hose attachment to make it easier to bathe Nifty. Then in the top container there are all different colour braiding bands in little bags, and some candy canes. Underneath it theres extra stirrup pads, extra bands for the stirrups, vet wrap, treat samples, etc. 

Second Shelf: Tackle box for those little bits and bobs, extra stirrups, cowboy magic, tons of sponges, hoof polish is black and glitter and more vet wrap. Then shampoo, conditioner, fly spray, all my leather cleaning stuff, my ear warmer for winter and empty spray bottles.

Bottom Shelf: Saddle pads, bareback pad, show pad x2, western pad, empty bags to throw stuff in when I need to take it to the barn, and in the green container is two extra fly masks and 3 extra halters.

Next to it: Scrim Sheet, Cooler, Ariat half chaps, bug spray, "personal bag", box contains stuff I'm storing in my locker and need to bring to the barn (thrush buster, baby wipes, sunscreen, etc) On top of that is my first aid kit!

Green Grooming Kit: This is where I keep my braiding stuff so I have small boxes with every single colour of braiding bands, quik braid, show sheen, scissors, all the normal braiding junk, roll on fly spray, waxed thread, etc.

Black Container: Normally lies horizontally, was ment for golfers but I use it as a show kit. Includes lint roller, hair stuff, sewing kit, safety pins, personal junk, sunscreen, spf lip balm, gloves, bat, pen, paper, extra helmet cover, treats, extra braiding stuff, etc. I may do a post on this box with more detail!  :) Good idea? 

Wow! okay so thanks if anyone actually read that all! :O
p.s. 6 days til I'm back in the saddle again.:) 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Well my day has just been made, apparently my baby boy Nifty has been acting up with anyone who rides him. Everyones reasoning is that he misses me. I can only hope he feels that way. He is my world.  I cant wait to get back in my saddle. SEVEN DAY COUNTDOWN!
Nifty and I down in the big paddock having a
 photo shoot! He just ran towards me in the field.
I miss him so badly.

After riding bareback and I fell off because I decided I'd sit side saddle
 for a photo. It didn't work. But he just rubbed up against me and
cuddled like he does. God Bless Him! 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Embossed Backgrounds!

 I've always had such a problem picking background paper for cards so I decided I'd try something new. I got the idea from pinterest, not sure the owner. However its simple enough it could have been anyones idea. I cut the cupcake from create a critter at 3 inches and glossy accented the cherry and eyes. I cut a regular A2 card out of kraft card stock and then the white piece at 4x5 1/4. I stamped out my sentiment first and it says "you deserve a day sprinkled with fun!" Then I chose an embossing folder and ran it through my big kick! Tied some bakers twine and popped the image up on dimensions and called it finished! 
 This is yet again, create a critter bird cut at 3 inches. Everything is the same as the last card just with minor changes.  I wanted a way to make cards fast and easy because you can never have to many. Aside from the cutting it only took me about 5 minutes to complete! I'd say thats a success! The stamp says "its your day" and is just from the $1.50 bin at Michaels! :)

To finish off all of my cards from now on I will be adding this cute little stamp of a hand that says "handmade by" and of course, filling my name in. I got this stamp so long ago from the $1.50 bin at Michaels and I finally have got around to using it. What a great buy for $1.50!  I'm very happy! 

Winston Churchill

The other day my WONDERFUL hamster Winston got out, so I decided that I would make a post about him. He's a little Russian Dwarf hamster. Amazingly enough he was found behind my bag full of alcohol. I got a kick out of that. He's very shy but wouldn't hurt a fly. He lets the little kids in the area hold him and pet him, hes a big sweetie pie. However the second I open his cage, he freezes to pretend hes sleeping... Love you to Winston!! ;P