Monday, May 30, 2011

This & That, Random

End of May.  Already?

It just went by in a blur of events, stress, major changes and a winding down.

The only sense of calm was found in my backyard jungle.
Which in about a month's time went from an all natural swimming pool.



To barren land.


To roaming land.



To fresh hills.


And now it's over growing with plants... Pictures to be loaded.

There is a plan to this landscaping madness.  But right now it's the boring work of fixing some dumb decisions by the previous owners which resulted in the fence becoming warped and massive pools of water accumulating in the middle of the yard with heavy rain.  

Enough ramblings because I want to quickly share two events with anyone who is still reading.

Image from: www.ripthefablane.com 

This past weekend, Marilou of Twenty York Street asked me to come to the "I Am Fashion: Rip the Fab Lane" show with her to help out with the coverage.  I was so pleased and honoured that she asked me to go.  Ever since I saw the post by Marcia B Creative promoting this fashion show, I wanted to go so badly.   To be there as a part of press was just awesome.    

So be sure to check out Twenty York Street throughout the week as our article on Rip the Fab Lane will be posted soon.  If you want a sneak peak of the event, take a look at Jose's pictures at his blog, YouGotSquared.  Jose really has talent with taking photographs.


An upcoming event that I'm volunteering for is the Orleans Festival on June 3 - 4th, in and around the Shenkman Arts Centre and Centrum Boulevard.  It looks like a wonderful and fun event for anyone who loves all forms of art.  There will be exhibitions of art, music, the performing arts and an iron chef competition, just to name a few.  The full schedule can be found on the website at www.orleansfestival.ca or here.  The best part?  All activities and performances are FREE!

ALSO, this non-profit organization gives back to charities, including as the Ottawa Food Bank, Children's Wish Foundation and Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre.

Now the random.


Has anyone seriously heard of a Liger?! I though this beast was that of fiction, only to belong in the movie of Napoleon Dynamite. But my friend insisted today after lunch that it does exist.  Now... I googled to find that there are pictures and even a definition on Wikipedia.  Through my skimming of the information it seems like they are serious.  Thoughts?

6 comments:

Chelsea Lane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

an all natural swimming pool. ahaha! looks like you are getting it taken care of! fun post :)

xoxo

Marcia B. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How did you like the I AM FASHION show?!! Great photos and thanks for info on the orleans event!ahahah no way i thought the liger thing was a joke!

Sweden said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

YES Ligers are real for sure, dont know how i feel about humans playing god though creating a brand new species of animal, kinda creepy actually

Danielle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I can't wait until I have a backyard to landscape, even though it does look like a lot of work! Good luck on making it pretty!

Sarah Whitney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Bahaha all natural swimming pool, what a great way to put it ;)

I'm just as clueless about the liger... I thought it was a thing of fiction too!

Ashelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Marcia B. I LOVED the I AM FASHION show. Every designer was great, is hard to pick favorites, there was so much inspiration and all the people there were beautiful. For sure, in going again next year. Gwen, Grace and Willy are amazing.

Thanks everyone for your comments. I'm happy to report the natural swimming pool has not returned and with some hard work I should never have to see it again. However there are funky plants growing in my backyard, not too sure what the ppl before us planted but pulling out the sketchy ones suck. I'm tempted to post some of them for people to help me identify them but I swear there's at least one illegal weed I've dug out of my yard. Not too sure if I should post those pictures.

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