Tuesday Talks

November 26, 2014

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1. So my darling Jacey came home this weekend. And that is always a delight. I miss that girl. Erryday. Erry damn day. (Coach reference anyone??) Anyways, it was glorious to spend time together. And although our time was limited this past weekend, Jada and I did manage to squeeze in some crafting. Yarn pom poms have been on my radar as of late. I have seen a few garlands made of said pom poms and so Jacey and I set to making ourselves some. This video was particularly helpful. Someone has got to start Georgia crafting….

2. Jada came home to celebrate my first baby shower with my ball hockey girls. And I will be the first to say I am one spoiled individual. Those girls are something else. Among all the loveliness that I received was adorable outfits, gorgeous vintage items, a handcrafted pennant, the Cadillac of all strollers and the MOST beautiful antique sideboard that is going to be my baby change table. Spoiled. I know. I told you.

3. I spent the end of last week putting together product shots of all of our Murphy’s seasonal goodies. It is a job that gets put off because its “extra” but it feels wonderful to get started on – especially with our new packaging! AND it became a necessity in the process of setting up our online store. Yes online store. Bahhh. It will be launching this weekend. Stay tuned for updates!

4. Lastly, as I write this post I am wearing 2 layers of track pants, 3 shirts and a tuque. In.My.Home. Because, my furnace is on the fritz. And by on the fritz I mean broken. As in not working. Not heating our home. It is currently zero degrees. Which really isn’t as bad as it could be. Hopefully this furnace situation will sort itself out ASAP. Parts are being ordered, and a fix is on the way – hopefully before we turn into popsicles.

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Tuesday Talks

November 19, 2014

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1. I am a big believer in the holiday season we call Christmas. Like, BIG believer. Like it is my most favourite holiday of the year and it makes me endlessly happy. I love the decor, the lights, the coziness, the snow, the spirit, the EV-ERY-THING! You know these shirts? Well that is me. To a T. I secretly decorated inside my house the first weekend in November, away from the judging eyes of passersby. And yesterday some of the outdoor lights went up. Just try and shame me and tell me its too early. I am unshameable in the holiday department. It makes me too happy to care.

2. Now, about said holiday that I love. In my first point I failed to mention one of my MOST favourite aspects of the season. All the LIES. Yes that’s right. You read that correctly. The LIES. And the secrets. And the deception. And the endless whispering and talking about each other behind their backs. What!? That’s not what you all do at Christmas?? The secretive sleuthing about is THE Murphy Christmas way. It is the one and only time of year that all of this whispering and deceit are accepted and expected. And I LOVE IT. Its all about the who’s getting what for who, and who wants what, and this is what I got and do you think we should do this or that and did Secord really put a car on her Christmas list? Bahahahaha. As I said. Favourite part of the holidays. All the talking behind your back is in the spirit of Christmas and loving each other and giving…. I promise.

3. Did you know we all still write out Christmas lists to put in our stockings. Yes, yes we do. Yes we are all in our twenties. But how else are we (and more importantly Santa) supposed to know what we want if there is no list?? Ya, that’s what I thought. I can hear you all scurrying to grab your pens and notepads.

4. I didn’t anticipate Christmas overtaking this week’s post but alas, I am clearly excited. Bring on the whispering and the lies.

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Tuesday Talks

October 29, 2014

1. It has been 16 days since Thanksgiving. 16 days. And I am still attempting to recover from the bakery madness that was. It was the hardest one yet, but also the best one yet. Fun infographic detailing the madness can be found here. I have felt like a shell of a human being as […]

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Tuesday Talks

October 7, 2014

1. My sister Jacey as I may have mentioned before is a rugby superstar. Although you’d never know it from her blog or from meeting her or even if you straight up asked her about rugby. She is not one for attention of any kind. She plays for the Canadian Women’s team and they won […]

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Tuesday Talks

September 24, 2014

1. Just a short few moments ago I was gliding down the aisles of the grocery store. Amidst the few hundred packets of Whip It I had in my cart for the bakery, was Sour Cream and Bacon Ruffles and assorted fruit flavour Tums. The chips were open by the time I reached the checkout. […]

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Tuesday Talks

September 16, 2014

1. Tell me that you too have also been afraid of corn chowder? That the very word chowder has creeped you out for yeeeears. No? Well, for me perhaps it has been a subconscious association with the word chowder to, you guessed it, clam. Barf. I wanted nothing to do with clams and thus chowder […]

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That back to school time of year

September 4, 2014

There is something about this back to school time of year that makes me feel both nostalgic and energetic. Perhaps its the fact that for 18 years September meant the start of something new. I can’t help but feel the urge to buy lined paper. Could be because its on sale for 10 cents a […]

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