Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sewing Hobby No More

My sewing room is rather bare and I am a little sad.

I have had no time to dedicate to my sewing hobby over the last year.  Doing craft fairs and custom orders was taking up a lot of time, and time seems to be in short supply now. 

I was really proud of my hobby.  It has gotten to where I was able to make enough money from my hobby to cover my costs, my time, buy more supplies, and give me a few bucks to buy random fun things (usually just more sewing supplies).  But then there was my reconstructive skin surgery and the long recovery.  Then there was gardening/camping/hunting/holidays.  Now there is my schooling, the kids' schooling, coordinating our youth hockey team, exercise, other volunteer commitments, and then just all the stuff that goes along with taking care of my family.

So last week I sold the majority of my supplies.  I kept a few things so I can still sew for just our family and of course my patterns stayed with me. 

Thank you to everyone who supported my little business over the last seven years.  It was definitely a lot of fun!

From this

To this
So I could have more time for this.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dream Kitchen

While we were out touring around Nova Scotia, our kitchen was undergoing a complete overhaul. 

It is my dream kitchen.  The space now seems huge and it is incredibly functional.

I am in love.

It looks okay in the photo, but the hinges were falling out, electrical was a nightmare, and there was no room to do anything in here.

View from the living room.


Drawers, and counter space, and a pot rack!  Oh My!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Missing Nova Scotia

We spent three weeks of October hanging out in Nova Scotia and we loved every minute of it.  Matt's parents were over the moon to have so much time with their grandsons and the boys were spoilt absolutely rotten.

We did some things we have never done before too.  One day we got lost in a corn maze; I wanted to cry.  There was apple picking day.  The boys swan in the Atlantic Ocean.  We ate the best donairs I have ever had in my life.  Watched people paddle pumpkins across a lake.

Then there were the visits with friends.  I got to meet up with a blogger and her husband that I have been talking to for years and years.  They happened to be visiting family in Cape Breton (they live in the Netherlands) and we were happy to meet them in person and realize they don't suck!  ahahhaha 

There was the weekend where another blogger friend and her husband (we have met them in person before) came up to hang out with us at our property in Cape Breton.  Another fantastic weekend with fantastic people.  They brought along one of their sons who is eight and all the boys played hard all weekend.

And there were five nights spent down in Lunenburg with great friends of ours who had just moved away from Faro back to Nova Scotia.  The kids were happy to see their friends again and we all got to play tourist in one of the most beautiful towns I have seen. 

Matt and I were also able to leave the kids with their grandparents twice to go the movies.  I love movie theatres!  And I read so many books while the kids were entertained by their Nanny and Poppy!

The whole trip was relaxing and perfect.  Three weeks is a long time to be away though.  We were all pretty happy to get back to the Yukon and get back to our routines.  Nova Scotia is nice, but the Yukon is definitely home.

Nanny and Poppy were happy to see their boys!

We spent a lot of time out at the cabin!

The gang was back together!

Corn maze.  Not as fun as we make it look here.


Michelle and I try out a pumpkin.

Ninja's at Peggy's Cove.

Cavan, Joe, and Hunter checking out the fish I caught out the creek with a net.