Monday, January 20, 2014

currently | a positive start to 2014

I have so much to tell you and show you - including a trip to Mexico - but I don't want to force the words out. Here's a look at what's been up lately around here.

watching & listening | to lots of youtube videos.

That includes listening to every Jhene Aiko song I can find - this one in particular. Her voice is so unique and soothing. Her style is hard to peg, but it's half R&B and half chill.

reading | On Looking.

A friend of mine (hi, SE!) recommended this to me about a year ago I'd say and only now am I getting around to it. I've only read a few pages so far, so I can't give you a real review. Based on what I've read so far though, I think it will help me be more present, especially on my walks with Abby.

Sometimes I drag her along in the mornings because I woke up late. I hope to be able to get out of bed earlier and take our walks on a slower pace. I'm sure she would appreciate the extra time to sniff our neighbours' compost bins and find errant turkey bones.

annoyed by
| our front door's lock.

With the rain and cold we've had lately, our lock has frozen. It takes me a good minute or so of wiggling and tapping in order to get the key in. Let me just say right here that tapping is putting it lightly. More like slamming? This cannot be done bare-handed - mittens are a must. Otherwise, I would cut myself. So, yesterday I was a bit too ambitious (aggressive?) with my "tapping" and broke D's key in the lock.

neglecting | cleaning my bathroom.

It's really not that bad. Ever since the new year, D & I have been on an organizing/cleaning kick. Straight up, I am a messy person. That said, in the past few weeks I've made a few changes in my habits that have made a huge impact. Now... dishes only sit on the counter for a day or two and I keep a few surfaces free of clutter. The keyword here is few - my dining/craft table always seems to house those things that don't have a "home". Tell me you have a space that seems to collect the most random things...?

We've also reorganized our spare room closet, our tupperware cupboard and two bookshelves. I wish I had pics to show you because this is a major improvement.

So with all of that, my bathroom has taken a back seat.

excited about | buying a house.

I think 2014 is going to be the year. Want to follow along?

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Thanks so much for reading,
xx Janelle


  1. Jeff and I want to buy a house this year too!! :D

    1. Exciting! We can encourage eachother. Haha. Are you going to vlog about it at all?

  2. Janelle! I needed a pick-me-up today so I immediately thought of your blog, and this post is obviously wonderful, but a shout-out too?! Made my day :) You are absolutely lovely, I miss you, and I'm writing you this weekend or so help me lol. <3 x infinity, talk soon!

    1. Your comment made me smile. I'm glad I actually had a new post to show you. Haha. Miss you!!

  3. Also, I clearly had problems posting the above comment, sorry! Derp lol.

  4. I just found your blog and I am absolutely in love!! :)
    A @ hellodoorseven

  5. I'm having (or had should I say) the same problem with my lock, we even broke a key in the front door! Lock de-icer is amazing and really works. It's probably just pure alcohol that melts all the ice, but whatever it is it works.

  6. I love your blog

  7. My life these past four months has been pretty crazy and life changing. Just catching up now, on some of your postings. You are very creative! Abrazos!

  8. My life has been hectic and life changing these last four months. I am just catching up on your blogs. You are very creative. Abrazos! Tìa Joanne


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