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Etsy Crush

Recently I connected with a fellow geeky crafter, Sarah Jean, through Twitter and Etsy and I completely fell in love with her designs. Her company name is Synapse to Synapse Designs and she makes cross stitch art accessories. Her Etsy shop is filled with geeky, retro, cross stitch designs.

Valentines Pink Ombre Heart Earrings
Turquoise Chevron Necklace Star Wars I love You I know Empire Strikes Back Movie Quote Hoop Art I'm loving her necklaces and earrings and am itching to buy some! Make sure you check out her Facebook page as well!
xo Jen


Sweets Swap

Even though the swap I did with Katie contained tea, it was still a Sweets Swap since the tea was sweet flavours!

Back in the Fall, Katie contacted me to do a swap since she wanted some tea from Davids Tea but unfortunately they don't ship internationally.

We ended up discussing chocolates and other treats that were found in each of our countries so the swap turned into a fun, sweets-filled swap.

This is what I sent Katie:





I had soooo much fun putting together this package for her and I squeezed in as much as I could! Katie posted about her package here.

The package I received from Katie was so amazing! I was incredibly excited to open it, and I have to be honest and say that I ate one of the chocolate bars right away but I kept the empty box so I could photograph it later.





Everything was so yummy! My favourites: Fox's Party Rings, Rowntree's Randoms, Hula Hoops Roasted Chicken, and every single one of the Pudding Bars! I actually just ate my last chocolate bar yesturday s…

Current Obsessions

What current obsessions post doesn't include something about Supernatural?!? I've clearly been obsessed with this show for the last 6 months. I'm half way through Season 5 and it's so ridiculously good right now! And I have a new favourite character in Castiel.

I had to post this picture... it's very accurate!
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Me and Adam are finishing up Season 2 of Pushing Daisies... we only have 2 episodes left! I absolutely adore this show and I hate that it ends after Season 2. And not only have we been watching this show regularly, but it makes me crave pie all the time!

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I'm going to be taking a small break from Supernatural after Season 5 to watch the first season of Portlandia. I keep being told to watch it so I'm excited to start it and I love Fred Armisen!

Since visiting Big Al's last weekend and seeing these a…

Kitty Clothes

I don't normally post outfit photos but it was one of those days where I liked what I was wearing and I didn't have much of an opportunity to get photos of me. So I waited for Adam to get home and passed him my camera. I think I need to start practising using a tripod...





Outfit Info:
Cardigan - Old Navy from years ago
Shirt - Em & Sprout
Skirt - Old Navy for $3
Tights - Target (one of my favourite brands for tights)


Logan loves my small sewing table and every time I'm near it, he jumps up for scratches! 

I'm a proud kitty mama and I have come across so many cat-themed clothing on Pinterest...

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I want them all!

xo Jen

My Life in Photos

The last week has been a bit stressful for me. I've been stuck in my head a lot. I'm trying to be positive and luckily sewing is a great outlet for me to take my mind off things. I put on a TV show and just sew for hours. That was what I did this weekend.

Here's my month so far in photos...

My new addiction: nutella and strawberries!

There's been a lot of crafting going on.

And Supernatural watching...

Logan's been my best friend in my craft room. He loves laying on the tables.

That is until Adam comes in and then Logan just wants to be held.

We saw the cutest fish at Big Al's this past weekend - Golfball Pearlscale Goldfish!!





You know all those photos of people jumping in the air?!?! Well I caught some of the kitties.



Right now I'm just taking things one day at a time and trying to focus on all the good stuff in life!

xo Jen

Chocolate Salty Balls

I'm a pretty big fan of South Park and for the last year or so I keep saying that I need to make 'chocolate salty balls'. Even if you haven't seen many episodes of South Park, chances are you've heard Chef's (Isaac Hayes) popular song. Oh and it's definitely NSFW!!



When I tried searching online for a recipe to use or modify for Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls, I found nothing I liked. So I ended up making up my own version.



Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls


1 box chocolate cake mix + cake mix ingredients:
eggswateroil or unsweetened applesauce1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup butter
5 cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
water 
semi-sweet chocolate chips
sea salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix cake mix, all the cake mix ingredients (listed on cake mix box), and cinnamon together in a bowl using an electric beater. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 cake pan and bake in oven according to cake mix box.


Chef says to mix it with a wooden spoon, but I ended up using an electric mixer af…

What I'm Watching

I received a gift card for Cineplex movies at Christmas and well, it's already used up completely! Last weekend me and Adam went to see Django Unchained and then last night I went to see This is 40 with friends.

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Django Unchained was a great movie. There was actually a lot of funny parts, the soundtrack was perfect, and the acting was phenomenal. Tarantino really is an extremely talented writer and director. The cast in all of his movies are always incredible. Between the actor's talent and his writing and directing, all of the characters he creates are great. The cast was amazing in Django, especially Christopher Waltz. I really enjoyed the fact that I couldn't stand Waltz's character in Inglorious Basterds but yet I loved his character in Django. I definitely recommend this movie, especially if you're a fan of Tarantino's work.

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Influences

I never really heard much about HBO Girls when it aired. I saw a few article headings about it and the odd comment online, but I didn't pay much attention to it. The only reason I watched the entire first season about a month ago was because a friend recommended it to me a couple of times. And typically we have similar taste in TV shows.

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My initial feeling of the show was that it was very raw and real and I think I was thrown off a bit by this. I didn't finish an episode feeling especially happy. I continued to watch the season and about half way through, I was completely hooked and felt connected to all the characters. I think because of how 'real' and not glossed over this show is, I felt myself connecting to the characters because I had been in some of the same situations as them, or felt similar things that they were feeling. I had insecurities and feelings (past and present) come out while watching certain episodes.

Sour…