Officially not a student!

Today is a special day, today I wrote my last exam of college. Meaning I have finally finished my degree and diploma and am not a student anymore! Six years of postsecondary is long enough for me! The thought of not going back to school in September is scary, but welcome.

I went to Toronto this week to visit my best friends. Here’s a couple photos from the past week or so.

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Little baby booties for my friend’s baby

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I walked 4km to get this badboy. Beartrap tea is delish!

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Now that school’s done I can start reading classics I’ve never read!

What are you reading this week?

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Books, Scarves and Hot Pink Nails

Life is crazy! With one month left of school, the hunt for a full time job is on. I’ve had 1 interview so far and have another one this week (fingers crossed!)

All week I couldn’t get my nose out of Self-Defence by Jonathan Kellerman. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I love Jonathan Kellerman’s work. I am slowly but surely working through every single Dr. Delaware novel he has written. They are murder mysteries, but from the point of view of a psychologist who consults for the police (much like Dr. Sweets on Bones), anyway, they book are always captivating and rarely can I predict who the killer is which I love. I’m trying to read A Complicated Kindness now instead of jumping into another Kellerman book.

I also finished another scarf this week. It’s the same pattern that took me 8 months to knit my own scarf with, but I jumped up needle sizes (10.5 to 13) and used less stitches cause the yarn was bulkier and I knit it up in a week and it’s super soft and cozy.

scarfSorry about the ridiculous photo, what do you think? I wish it was little longer but I always run out of yarn.

 

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Last weekend my Mom and I put up the Christmas tree, decorated it, and put out her little nativity set. Here are some Christmas-y photos:

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At work, we are doing a Secret Santa, the coworker I got has been searching high and low for a headband for a few weeks now, to no avail. So her close friend (our fellow coworker) suggested I knit her one.

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I got the pattern from here, but used a bulkier yarn because of our Canadian winters, so it’s a little thicker.

DIY recipe book

I mentioned a couple days ago that I was starting to work on a recipe book for myself. I went to Michael’s and bought a hardcover sketch book (without coils.) I used some stamps to label each of the sections. I’m planning to do one book for main courses, salads, soups, etc. and one for desserts. I split the book evenly between each section and stamped on the title with a ruler to keep my letters mostly in line.

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Then I printed my recipes in a 4×6″ text book and glued them to coloured cardstock. I’m using cream, grey and brown for my main courses. Then I glued them 2 to a page in the appropriate sections.

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I’m also planning to buy some page tabs to helpĀ separateĀ the sections more.

 

 

10 books in 3 weeks

I start exams this weekend, and will have a 3 week long Christmas Break (so exciting! We usually end a lot later in December) so I’m going to try and set a book goal. I know I’m not going to make it to 100 in less than a month, but I’m going to try and finish 10 books (plus my audio book) by the time I head back to school in January. Here’s the pile I’m planning to read.

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Have you read any of these? What did you think?

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve started handmaking cards for Christmas. I caved to temptation and ended up buying a few stamps for birthday cards. I limited myself to 2 (which was very hard, let me tell you!) so that’s why the cards are all kind of the same.

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Again, please go easy on me! I’m still learning and don’t have any die cut punches or anything yet!

Artsy Fartsy

As I mentioned in my last post, I went to a Stampin’ Up party, and ever since I’ve been hooked on making cards (well trying to at least!) Sadly I don’t own a die-cutter yet, but am hoping to get one for Christmas. I feel like this has held me back on my card making, as I’m forced to do more simple designs. Anyway, here are some of the cards I’ve done so far. Please don’t be too critical!

 

Do you make your own Christmas cards?

Happy 2000th visit to me!

I just want to thank everyone who has faithfully stuck by me in this past year! I love you all, and I’m so glad you enjoy my blog :)

As I mentioned wayyyyy back when I started this blog (here), I started knitting a scarf. 10 months later, I’ve finally finished it! I adore it, although I do wish it was a tad bulkier. Oh well, I’m proud of my first beautiful knitting masterpiece!

 

Also, I’m still hooked on the nail polish I bought on my birthday.

I put a layer of L.A Color’s Sparkling diamonds on top, and I like though, although it kind of reminds me of New Year’s Eve. Too festive a little too early?

Finally, I went to a Stampin’ Up party this weekend and fell in love with making cards. Here’s what we made at the party, they’re the cutest gift tags I have ever seen!