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Semi-Hiatus. (January 15, 2015)

I’m not doing well keeping up with the blog but I sure am trying. I might as well be proactive in making an honest announcement that the next 3 months is going to be EXTREMELY busy with a million things on the go, especially with preparing for the One of a Kind Spring Show. And so I will be able to update the blog once every two weeks at best right now, maybe longer! Forgive me!

I know it’s early, but if you’d like to join the fun at the show, do come visit! You can get discounted tickets through me right here. I would LOVE nothing more than to see/meet you. <3

Here is a new picture though. Newly listed at my Etsy shop. :)

Be back again soon.

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Happy new year!!! (January 3, 2015)

I’m a few days late but happy new year!!! I hope you all celebrated in an awesome way. :)

There is just no rest for the wicked. The next 4 months is going to be extremely, extremely busy.

We are officially kicking off Project Booth next Saturday. Project Booth is.. well.. my booth for the One of a Kind Spring Show. My amazing hubby along with his wonderful brother and step brother are all helping me put my vision together. I am so grateful to have such helpful handymen in my life. Chris and I have spent long hours planning the construction – I’ve never spent so much time on the Home Depot website. I’ve gone from knowing nothing about home hardware to suddenly knowing quite a bit in a matter of days! This is a completely daunting project and I hope it all comes together at some point! If it scares you, it’s usually a good thing, so… we’re alright!

There are also a few other big projects simultaneously on the go and then of course, my last and heaviest semester of the MBA program commences in a week. Always a busy bee.

Last but not least, a huge shoutout to the extremely talented Studio95 for putting together this beautiful wedding video. They nailed their first wedding video project ever and we are so grateful for their work. They’ve captured the tone and emotions so perfectly. A heartfelt thank you to Studio95.

Here’s a little bit of London for ya. Be back again soon. <3

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Merry Christmas (Eve)! (December 24, 2014)

Been very busy and have not been posting as often as I should, but at least I made it back just in time for Christmas. :) It doesn’t look like there will be snow on Christmas day, so we’ll just have to use our imaginations! Merry Christmas (Eve) to you and yours. <3 If only I could fight off my crazy allergies these last few days. :(

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More childhood nostalgia. (December 19, 2014)

I have a whole collection of these that need to be edited but here’s a couple to start! :) Newly listed at my Etsy shop.

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Happy Friday! (December 12, 2014)

Here’s a quick post! This print is newly listed at my Etsy shop. :)

Tonight is date night. Have a great weekend!

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Christmas time. (December 5, 2014)

Christmas has lost its lustre over the years. I heard that it can happen during limbo, between the time you’re a kid and a parent, which is exactly where I am. It’s supposed to all come back when you have your own kids, but kids are so far out of the picture for me that Christmas will be lacklustre for a little while I suppose (lol). I’m going to sound like the grinch in about one second but I can’t get over the amount of money we are forced to spend during the holidays. The abundant gift of love, time, togetherness, and the presence of friends and loved ones is all it takes to celebrate Christmas in an awesome way. This to me is what makes this season special – love and togetherness. Spending thousands on material gifts is wasteful and unnecessary. I’m saving every penny for a house, so I’m opting out this year, sorry! :)

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Santa Cruz Beach. (December 1, 2014)

Happy December! I disappeared for a week, shame on me! It’s a busy time right now with a million projects wrapping up in preparation for the end of the term. Almost there though – this is the last chaotic week. :) I’ve enrolled in potential courses for next term, too! Have I ever mentioned that I love the process of picking courses? I find it fun. So far we have: New Products, Consumer Insights, and Retail Analytics, all of which will be particularly useful for my future role at General Mills and then I also tentatively enrolled in a Venture Capital & Private Equity course to feed my addiction to Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank!

On another note, I’m really not a fan of winter, so I’ll keep living in the summer through photos. :)

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One of a Kind Spring Show 2015 (November 22, 2014)

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been accepted as an exhibitor at the One of a Kind Spring Show 2015 in March!!! I’m completely ecstatic and can hardly wait. It’s going to be a large undertaking and I have a lot to figure out between now and then but will keep the details coming as things unfold. <3

School has been a whirlwind these last couple of weeks and will continue to be for the next two weeks, but I'm hanging tight. It'll all be over soon. And then I simply can't believe I have only one more semester left of the MBA program - it felt like just yesterday I was studying for the GMAT exam. And now I've applied for graduation in June 2015. Very exciting times.

I'm also partaking in the US' Black Friday event this year for the first time ever, so a bunch of us are heading to Michigan on Thursday. Here's to hoping for a successful first experience.

This is yet another re-edit of a previous subpar edit. Happy Saturday!

11.18.14

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Beach Photography (November 17, 2014)

Missing the beach as it snows here in Toronto.
Also another re-edit of a previous subpar edit. :)

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Amsterdam Cityscape. (November 16, 2014)

Sometimes I browse through my archives and literally cringe at the sight of rushed, subpar editing of certain pictures, so I go back and re-edit them. :)

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Wanderlust. (November 15, 2014)

I need to plan our honeymoon trip. I’m lusting for travel. <3

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Another hot air balloon! (November 10, 2014)

We literally chased this hot air balloon all over Napa Valley because we couldn’t figure out where it took off or where it planned on landing.

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Hot air balloon fine art. (November 6, 2014)

I love hot air balloons. I’ve just never been on one because I’ve never been able to convince myself that the ride would be worth the money. Maybe one day. This is newly listed at my Etsy shop. :)

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Shipwreck Fine Art Photography Print. (November 3, 2014)

Busy bee! Quick post! This print is newly listed on Etsy!

I’m embarking on a new project to -professionally- overhaul this entire website. I’ve gotten away with building my own websites all these years, but I can no longer keep up with the best practices, features, functions, bells, and whistles and it is simply way too time consuming for a vastly imperfect job at the end. And let’s face it, there are a million other things that need time and attention. So, I’ve invested in a professional and the project has commenced as of today. It’ll be a while until everything comes together but at least we’re in a forward motion. <3

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