Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Walks and Milk bottle legs

I've been MIA again.. I haven't really been into the 'blogging' mood lately. It's part laziness and part I haven't done much beside work. We had a really nice heat wave recently- which for me consisted of trying to keep the Little Man indoors and shaded.. not so easy when he is trained to ring a bell to go outside and rings the bell ALL. DAY. LONG. The evenings were lovely and cool, so we were able to take him to the park for a good run around.
I don't usually like my photo being taken, I was in a really good mood and allowed quiet a few actually! Amazing what a little vitamin D can do to you. Eggs goes crazy for plastic bottles, I have to pour a drink out into a glass so he can have the bottle. 

Don't my legs look like milk bottles! They are practically glowing! Here's hoping we get more sun so I can work on their appearance.

Ps. thanks Sam for taking such pretty pictures and not making me look like an oger!

Monday, 16 July 2012

DIY- Ombre dip dye pillows

After a week of a bad head cold, the big summer sale at work and some heart breaking news of a friend and colleague, I wasn't exactly into blogging. 

Here is a really late update on my tie-dye sheets! I need to get a full set to so I can try it out properly, these were more of a test! But I am really happy with the outcome.

I followed the instructions posted on Oh Happy Day that was a guest post by Brittany of The House That Lars Built. It was really fun, although with a hyper Frenchie at my feet there was some dye on things I wasn't planning on dying...
I used only one bucket, and dipped at different levels for an unknown amount of time.. (next time I will time it better so my results are consistent)
This is the better one of the two, and no I am not naked! I can't wait to try it again and do more and try new things, sheets, cloths, I think a maxi dress would be amazing (if only we had the sun!).

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Eggs is 4 months old

This little boog is 4 months old today!
On Thursday we will have had him for 2 months! It seems like he has been in our life forever! This is a complete puppy gush post FYI. Its hard to grasps just how big much he has grown in such a short space of time. He has really settled into life with us perfectly. He is always so happy, and is really keen to learn. I taught him 'sit' in under a week, Sam taught him 'speak' in about a day! The amount of learning and newness he experiences each day is adorable to watch. 
Eggs is officially toilet trained, I don't even know the last 'accident' we had inside.. He has started to lose his baby milk teeth, and his adult ones seem to pop up hours later! He is changing so much and so quickly! I take Instagram pics of him almost daily, or so I thought.. going back through them I need to up my game a bit. I also need to video him more! Something I wanted to do before I got him but for one reason or another I haven't gotten around to it! 

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!!
Its crazy to think that a year ago Sam and I were in Vancouver for Canada Day! Growing up in Steveston, Canada Day is a ritual. Every year you wake up early walk down and watch or even take part in the 'Salmon Festival' parade! There are fair rides and food stalls, markets and games! Its such a fun day, everyone dresses up in red and white, covering yourself in temporary tattoos of maple leafs and spends the day having a good time, celebrating Canada. 
It was only fitting that for our monthly photo project to have a Canadian theme. We ordered a Canadian flag and some party cannons and hit the Chiltern Hills in Old Amersham after a lovely birthday brunch. I think it was also the hottest day so far this year, Eggs was a tropper and just tottled along with us in the corn field. It was pretty fun holding the flag up as the wind blew, its always so hard to plan these photos. Focusing them around a theme that is consistent with what ever month it is. Since I'm Canadian, this was an easy one.