Halloween Haul

Alright it’s still September, I know that. But yesterday my husband had his costume delivered to the house and I’m like What the Hell? Am I behind the ball on this already? I wanted to make all the kids costumes this year which means I have 5 weeks to sew a Dino costume and let’s be clear, it would probably take me 5 years so that is already blown. So instead of freaking out, I’ve decided to grab my coffee and peruse my fav sites for the decor that I at least have time to order and admire with a smidge of Pinterest ideas on how to spook out your house. I also ordered my own costume which means I’m absolutely self absorbed over this holiday and the kids can fend for themselves.


I’ve been coveting this alternative movie poster for my bathroom for years…I think it’s time…

Another sweet poster from Society6 by moop

Since my Ouija earrings have gone missing, I need a replacement…

Sadly this doesn’t ship to Canada, BOO.

I actually have these in my living room all year. Love the ravens.

This is fucking terrifying.

This is hardcore and I LOVE it.

SO DOING THIS on our annual Hogan Halloween Prank day which is on the 30th.

This is actually so pretty.

I always get the kids from school on Halloween with something on my head. This should work!

Wrens birthday invites for sure…

To Tub or Not to Tub? That is the question.

This past winter killed us. It killed our spirit, our will to continue living in Canada, it required me to research alternate places to live where coats were NOT allowed. My god, it made me SKI. Yes SKI. Kelly SKIED. Kelly wanted to learn to SKI. It was almost apocalyptic.

We spent a weekend in Collingwood SKIING ( I just had to mention it again ) with friends at a chalet and that was it. It had a hot tub and suddenly we realized what we must do. We must purchase a tub. It would allow us access to the outdoors at -30. It would allow us to enjoy the winter nights, and most importantly, it would be required après tobogganing. Our brilliant catch phrase that was concocted one stormy March night as we ventured to the local hill around 10PM. We’ve even planned the t-shirt production…but I digress. So it has been a number of months and a zillion conversation in which we exclaimed:

‘Of corse we need one! Let’s do it!
‘Holy shit hot tubs are expensive, let’s ditch that idea.’
‘Nope we need one, winters SUCK!’
‘Well…maybe we should save the money, put it against the mortgage?’
‘That’s a TERRIBLE idea, we need a tub!’

Troy and I are notorious for our lack of commitment to anything, we’ve established, aside from our relationship, and this purchase is big for us. Monumental really. I mean, I’ve been wanting to change my dining table for 10 YEARS but just can’t quite find the one I want, or rather, the one I want is too expensive so I do nothing. I can’t commit to one season of a TV show so I start 20 and never finish any. I can barely commit to bring my kids to birthday parties because I’m just not sure what I’ll be doing that day. We are going on vacation in a few weeks but have neglected to select a hotel because we just can’t seem to commit to a departure date. We are that ridiculous.


This is a big however, we can totally commit to the ludicrous ideas … no problem. Want to move to a town you know nothing about? Sure, it has a potato festival, seems right. Want to write a book series with no education on book writing, while you’re pregnant? You bet. Should we extend the house and put in a second bathroom, and perhaps live in something over 1200 square ft with 4 people and an 80 lb dog? Nope, let’s turn our shed into a bunkie that we can party in instead. Should we buy a european hot tub that we can carry on our bicycles? OF CORSE!

That is when Troy found the Dutch Tub. The most spectacular and fantastic item that everyone should own. I mean, look at this incredible beast. You light a fire to heat the water…a wood fire! You can take it on top of your fecking car, you can bike with it – I mean could there be anything more incredible then showing up at your friends house, and be like, oh wait, let me unload my hot tub, we’ll just place it right here and boom. Party in a driveway.


And then we googled the images. Amazing.


Just place it on your truck.


Pile 20 kids in it. Boom.


Take it to a bar of corse.


Bike it around town. Naturally.


Slap it on a raft and giver to your friends cottage. Yes.

We were ecstatic. Giggling like we had won the lottery. THIS was what we were going to buy. Sadly it was way over budget and the small problem of shipping to Canada was just not in the cards for us. So while we just bought a Canadian made tub yesterday, we sit with a mixture of excitement of our purchase and melancholy over our beloved Dutch Tub. You will be gone but not forgotten. Onwards and upwards to our next incredibly dumb idea! Should we sell everything and live on a boat? Hmmmmmm…

Inspirational Tweets Vol.1

There is one thing I truly dislike on social media so I’m going to add to it, naturally…


Quotes telling you to keep calm and eat chocolate, to not trust evil kittens, I don’t know, but they’re always set against a sunset/beach/mountain/furry animal/clouds/etc… graphic like we need bunnies to feel better.

Don’t get me wrong, I guess if they speak to you and you get something from it, then hoo-ra for you. For me, I think our time would be much better spent laughing at our sad lives – yay! So I’ve decided to take some of my favorite tweets and turn them into my own version of inspirational posters.

Clicking on them brings you to their twitter feed – follow their awesomeness :)

PS. Mom: Don’t call me to let me know that I’m not funny and I should stop blogging about stupid things – I got your memo last time – thanks! Love you!

InspTweet1 InspTweet2 InspTweet3 InspTweet4 InspTweet6 InspTweet5

Winter Obsessions

This winter I think I’m totally becoming a dude, obsessing over lumberjack fabrics, wool, checks, and actually drinking beer on occasion – I know – WHOA. I’m even wearing socks! Yes for those who know me well, know I hate socks, but my lovely friend Beth gave me some checked Roots socks for Xmas and I’m totally smitten.

Setting me aside from true dudedom is that no, I’m not watching porn or hockey so I suppose I’m still me. And the one or two dudes who read this will probably say that these things are totally not dudeish as they don’t give a shit about home decor or fancy socks. Dave Chappelle once said – if I dude could pick up chicks in a cardboard box, he would live in a cardboard box. Regardless I thought I would do a fluff post on some of my new favorite things this winter. Stay warm!

cupcake wrapper

Super cute for a winter party.

axe art

Suppose I can’t do this with kids in the hosue… HEY MOM WATCH ME SWING THIS THING!


I love this paddle from Roots…Troy you reading this?


Roots leather goods. Gorge. (Yes I’m quoting Barbie on Netflix)


A hidden mini bar – perfect for Rye Guy AKA my husband…


I wish I could have a wedding do over…


Anything with +’s I love – whether it’s the swiss alps connection who knows, it’s amaze! (Yes I’m watching too much Barbie…)


Can I live in this outfit everyday?

beer decal

Beer wall decals from fab.com.

bear staple remover

Completely useless but so quirky I think I need this.


Just thought I’d pop this handsome fella in too. Hellooooo.

Addicted to Sally

Anyone who knows me, knows I am a dessert a holic. I admit my weakness, I embrace my follies, and I continue to work out with a cookie in  my mouth to combat my intense sweet tooth. It’s all about balance right? Riiiiiight. So when I found this adorable blog // Sally’s Baking Addiction // I began to follow her on twitter and have to admit I’m smitten.

The photos are beautiful and the food actually turns out the way it looks – for REAL. I made the Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake for Easter and my sister said it was the best cake she had ever eaten. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake was so easy and warm from the oven with vanilla ice cream on top, orgasmic! (yes I can say that)

Anyways, for those who love to bake, I highly recommend everything about this girl – enjoy & happy baking!

Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake
Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake // amazing with the cream cheese icing

Cake Batter Oreo Cookies
Cake Batter Oreo Cookies // I would put in more chocolate oreos in this one over the half blond / half chocolate, but it was SO FECKING GOOD

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Cookie Cake // lasted 4 seconds in this house and perfect to bring to a dinner party, just pop it in the oven when you get there