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What up, ya'll?

So uh, hi guys. I guess I have some explaining to do, huh? Because life and all that stuff got a little crazy/hectic/stressful/less than perfect, and what did I do? I retreated into my bubble of solitude like I always do. And I stayed there. Waaaay too long. 2013 was the most incredible, stressful, challenging, life-changing, and mind-blowingly awesome year. There were extremely high highs, and crushingly low lows. But I wouldn’t change it for the world. It was a year of really digging deep and figuring out who I am, and for once in my life, really embracing and being 100% okay with that person.

Along the way, I kinda fell out of my blogging groove (14 months of radio silence, I’m looking at you). I felt uninspired, worthless, not good enough, and generally just felt mopey and sorry for myself among other lame excuses. And you know what? That’s just super uncool and it’s time to shake that. Re-invigorate. Re-fresh.

And that’s what I’m doing. For the first time in months I’ve felt energised and excited to give this blogging thing another go.

To the handful of you who didn’t forget me and shared your love and support through my absence – really, it means more than I can say. Because I didn’t forget about you.
Thank you for listening to my babbles and sorry excuses and thank you for not giving up on me.

So here’s to giving this another try. I have ideas, I have plans… but first, that aforementioned refresh. And new year, a new go around, a whole new k. blog. Stay tuned, and…

See ya, April 1!

P.S. Until the re-launch, keep in touch on twitter and/or instagram.

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31.12.12
Here’s to 2013

A little new year`s wish from me to you... (A friend sent me this quotation on a postcard a few years ago and it's a favourite of mine, especially for this time of year.)

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful. And don't forget to make some art -- write or dream or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself. -- Neil Gaiman

Here's to 2013. May it be your best year ever. xo

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It's December 20th... and despite this constant rain and unnaturally warm weather, I'm feelin' the festive. (Though it looks and feels very un-festive around these parts. Come on, Mother Nature. This is Canada. Show us a hint of the frosty stuff!

But I love me some Christmas, so I persevere... and here's how I've been getting in the Christmassy spirit.


Holiday tunes - check. She & Him's Christmas album is a favourite, as is Brooke White's White Christmas - new fave!

Dorky patterned socks - check. I just really like penguins on skates, polar bears on sleds, and santas with candy canes, okay?

Chalk doodlings - check. (...la la la LA)

And... the mini tree with lotsa white, sparkle, and animals of course.

On that note, wishing you all a happy holiday with your friends, family and loved ones. I'm off to visit my family tomorrow and will be back in the new year!

Peace out and see you in 2012 (whaaaaat!)


P.S. I’ve been pretty lucky over the last couple weeks with my little blog here… the lovely ladies of Blog Brunch named me the Blogger of the Month, and the incredibly sweet Crystal Gentilello wrote up a little post about the blog too. Suffice to say, preeeeetty rad and I’m very grateful for the kindness of all of the fantastic people hangin’ here on the interwebs. Mega warm squishies. x

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It's the holidays and I come bearing goodies.

I've been gettin' my doodle on over the past week determined that this year would FINALLY be the year I'd make my own holiday cards for friends + family. And I did. Horray!!

Handwritten Holiday Cards

 

I'm pretty please with how they turned out so this me channeling my inner elf to share my creations with you guys... since I like you and stuff. Here's the deets! There are 4 designs total that make cards sized 12 x 9 1/2 cm, which fit generously into A2 sized envelopes.

 

1 2 3 4

Put'em together with these supplies: 1. Card stock (I used plain white & kraft stock.) 2. Metal Ruler. 3. Cutting mat. 4. Blade. 5. Scorer. (P.S. If you don't have a scorer, the blunt side of a butter knife works well.)

 

Now, go print out the free templates! (Get yer scroll on to the bottom of this post for the download link.) And cut those bad boys out. Tip: Score the fold line of the cards before you get to slicin'... then you don't lose the centre fold mark. Tip No. 2: Only slice just past the crop marks, not to the edge of the paper. You don't want to end up with all of your sides snipped off and the crop marks gone too - then you won't know where to cut!

Handwritten Holiday Cards

Now the fun part... Fold, pen a little note to your buddies, stuff in a pretty envelope, and admire your handiwork. Easy peasy. (and made with love) Enjoy. I can't wait to give this out to friends and family.

 

 

Click here to download the free templates

 

Text download link for Holiday Cards Template – if the linked image doesn’t work for you :)

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