Learn Something New Everyday- September 29

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You will be fortunate in the opportuines presented to you

Learn Something New Everyday- September 28

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Be Spontaneous

Learn Something New Everyday- September 27

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Pay it forward

Learn Something New Everyday- September 26

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Live in the moment- Sing, Dance, Smile

Learn Something New Everyday- September 25

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I love ice cream too much

Learn Something New Everyday- September 24

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Face the challenge-- you are strong

Learn Something New Everyday- September 23

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Time Flies

Learn Something New Everyday- September 22

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Reflect
It's important to take the time and step back from your world and reflect

Learn Something New Everyday- September 21

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The moon affects my mood

Learn Something New Everyday- September 20

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Retail Therapy can cure anything
A bad day??----go shopping!

Learn Something New Everyday- September 19

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It's hard to stick to the list at Walmart
Even if I write up a grocery list---somehow other things find their way into my cart. lol

Learn Something New Everyday- September 18

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We are in this together
No matter what Justin is there for me and I will be there for him.

Learn Something New Everyday- September 17

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Measure before you buy....
Our fridge died in the middle of the day---emergency fridge hunt and what we thought would fit did not. So we had to cut the cupboard down so the fridge would fit.

Learn Something New Everyday- September 16

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I am a pro at multitasking!
This is how I get everything done in one day---talking on the phone while sweeping and cooking!!

Learn Something New Everyday- September 15

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I take more notice of the details in my life

Learn Something New Everyday- September 14

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A little planning goes a long way.


Justin and I make a weekly supper plan and grocerry list and it helps make the week go smoother and there is no figuring out at 5:00 what to eat for supper.

Memoir Monday- Grasshopper Invasion

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This past summer was unlike most Saskatchewan summers. It was virtually "bug" free. The mosquito population was down, we had a few flies in our house and the wasps were out for a bit but other then that it was a pleasant summer for "bugs". A while back one summer we weren't invaded by flies, misquotes or wasps, when you went outside you had to be careful about the invasion of grasshoppers that had taken over!
While the grasshopper didn't really harm you they did destroy gardens and fields that summer and were an annoyance when ever you walked outside. Walking through the grass on my front yard each step caused the grasshoppers to jump creating a wall of grasshoppers to walk into which usually creating screaming, running and hands flying which caused the grasshoppers to jump more.
They weren't just in the grass though. The grasshoppers took over the highway. The highways looked spotted with black dots as you drove along with dead and still living ready to jump "hoppers". The 27km drive to the city sounded like you were driving in a hail storm with all the grasshoppers that were jumping and smashing into the front of the car and on the windshield. Everyones car was a tint of green that summer.
I got out one day to capture them on film. Interesting little creatures. I hope we never have another invasion again though.

Learn Something New Everyday- September 13

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Bubbles makes everything more fun
Moments of unplanned learning appeared twice today in the form of bubbles.

Learn Something New Everyday- September 12

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Change is necessary
Fall brings the change of seasons, the change of the leaves and it reminds me that not all change is bad.

Learn Something New Everyday- September 11

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I am grateful for morning
kisses and I love you's.
Every morning Justin and I kiss each other and say I Love You before he goes off to work, I really appreciate these moments we share together.

Learn Something New Everyday- September 10

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EXPLORE!

Babysitting was a challenge as he got into everything including the cupboards. While I was getting upset with him I found that he was trying to teach me to relax, have fun and EXPLORE!

Learn Something New Everyday- September 9

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You can never have enough books
I love the bookstore and as I felt guilt as I bought three more books today when I got home my bookshelf made me smiled and I thought to myself you can't have too much of a good thing.

Learn Something New Everyday- September 8

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I am beautiful and sexy
I am taking a dance class and it reminded me that yes I am beautiful and sexy. I need to tell myself that more.

Slice of Life Tuesdays

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Guest list, invitations, DJ, ceremony, writing vows----our wedding to-do list never seems to get smaller no matter what I do.
Making a scrapbook, slideshow, all the flowers----maybe I created too many make at home projects for myself??
A phone call from my aunt to see when I am free to have a bridal shower---all my weekends are full.....
My head feels like it's spinning, but then Justin walks in the door and we kiss and all my worries melt away, beacause no matter how the day turns out I will get to spend the rest of my life with my soulmate.

Learn Something New Everyday- September 7

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Perseverance is the key to winning.


The Saskatchewan Roughriders have taught us all that the underdogs can be the leaders.

Memoir Mondays - Leaf Angels

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Summer is over for another year, the sun setting earlier and earlier, the heat of the day is gone. As the summer ends and fall begins and the leaves begin to change color I think back to memories of early fall and routines at school. Every year we had our practice fire drill for the whole school to practice how to exit the school safely if there ever was a fire. Somehow in high school we stopped following the rules of lining up single file outside and waiting until we were able to go back inside.

We were in grade 12 and we exited the front of the school to the ditch across the street. The large trees had lost most of their leaves so the grass was covered in a beautiful gold colored leaves. My two girl-friends and I had an idea while we waited impaitently to return inside. We were going to make leaf angels. So we laid down on the layer of leaves and swished our legs and arms to create an angel pattern in the leaves just like you would do in the snow. Someone had a camera on them and captured the process and the finished product. Unfortunatly the wind blew the leaves and our angels were ruined. We had created something beautiful----I can't wait till more leaves fall off the trees this year so I can make leaf angels in my front yard.

Learn Something New Everyday- September 6

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Finding the perfect dress was easy- creating the guest list is the hard part.

Wedding planning is going well...except making the guest list. It is the hardest thing ever!

Learn Something New Everyday- September 5

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To do lists can wait until after cuddling
Justin and I both had Friday off and although our to-do list was long we spent the morning lounging in bed cuddling, talking and just being together before the rush of the day too over.

Learn Something New Everyday- September 4

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Traffic in Saskatoon is CRAZY!! Everything is backed up due to construction. It took me forever to get anywhere yesterday and I was getting very frustraed. The more mad I got the slower the traffic went. Next time I'll just relax and enjoy the time with my thoughts.
Road Rage does not make traffic move any faster.

Learn Something New Everyday- September 3

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Teaching is not what I do, it is who I am!



I was very nervous to start subbing, but being in the classroom is the most comfortable place for me to be. I realized that I am a great teacher and that teaching is my heart and soul.

Subbing Day 1

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Today was my first day of subbing. I was nervous but also excited. I hadn't formally been in front of a class since December. What if they threw things at me? or ran around the room all crazy?? I was thinking the absolute worst...I was forgetting how WONDERFUL children really are and how much they make me smile. By the time the first student had walked in my butterflies had settled down and the day went smoothly. Reflecting on my day there are a couple things I would have done differently but I will keep those in mind for next time. This is a learning experience. I'm looking forward to being back in the classroom soon!

Learn Something New Everyday- September 2

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Relaxing with a good book after a long day helps to clear my mind.
After a long day I was just exhausted so I curled up on the couch and enjoyed my book, no worries just me and the words.

Slice of Life Tuesdays

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The old cavalier is parked on the street, my new car sparkles in the sunshine with a touch of purple. The new car smell fills my lungs. The sounds of Theory of a Deadman pumps through the stereo early in the morning to wake me up.
The car pulls onto the street and it glides to the yield sign. I put the pedal to the metal and cruize to work singing at the top of my lungs, tapping my hand on the steering wheel.
I love my new ride...






Learn Something New Everyday- September 1

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For the month of September I am taking part in Shimelle's "Learn Something New Everyday" project.
  • Learn Something New is about learning from your world every day. The focus for this month is on our choice to be aware of our surroundings and able to document what learn from our lives.

I reflect on my life each day and scrapbook what I learned that day. This is my page from September 1st.








Keep swinging, you won't hit the ball if you stop trying.

This applies to everything in my life----Don't give up!!

Scrap your Day- July & August

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Along with my art deck I worked on my Scrap Your Day project- Which I TRULEY love!! For August I did some photoediting with my new photoshop program. I'm pretty new at it so the manipulation is pretty simple but I was very happy with myself.

Here is July








And Auguest








I can't wait until September 25th!!!

Art Deck Creations

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I don't always allow myself to be the artist I want to be. Sometimes I feel like my art is not apprciated, by myself and others. I also have fears about my art not being good enough. But in creating art I feel whole, at peace, centered. So after watching from afar for 10 weeks I decided to join WASSIMA ART DECK CHALLENGE hosted by these lovley ladies at Creative Chaos and Dream Big.
I pulled out the paint, papers, stickers and pens and worked hard this weekend to catch myself up to week 11. I got to week 10.Thanks ladies for this wonderful challenge that has brought art back into my life for fun.
Here are pictures of my cards