samedi 10 mars 2012

And the winner is...

Sooo of all the methods to choose a winner between 2 participants,
I went with the number generator at

the number for the hours is:

the number for the minutes is:


Melanie you are the closest!
Congratulations, you won the blue stars earrings!

vendredi 9 mars 2012

Etsy Store Contest

I have posted the first pair of earrings for sale on etsy!

It is the fruit of a lot of perseverance and support from friends & family,
and I am very excited about it!

it's right here:

There will be more earrings and other designs listed for sale later on but for now,
I want to celebrate the creation of the Etsy Store by having a little contest here on this blog.

You can win this pair of earrings:


All you have to do is leave a comment here under this article and there will be a draw !
You have until friday 9th midnight PST (UTC-8) to leave a comment.


And that's how this type of earrings fits
on one's neck:

Good Luck!

lundi 5 mars 2012

House Work

We are getting ready to have more proper insulation in our house. We are trying to do it by the end of march, so that we can qualify for the provincial and federal grants for Energy Retrofit.

Anyway, after successfully insulating our attic ourselves, we thought it would be feasible to insulate our exterior walls...
...well it was not.

We sure got the machine blowing cellulose everywhere in the garden and we played a lot with the pipes that got jammed so many times. times.

So long story short, we are hiring a company of PROFESSIONALS to come and insulate these walls that are totally empty of any kind of insulation.

Anyone in there?

Well, at least that what we thought. But here is what we found in the wall of our "office & craft room":

Newspapers in perfect condition
dated from 1928!

We thought our house was from the 30's and this little discovery confirmed it. I find it quite precious to have these and so we are keeping some of it. Also, believe it or not, that room is the only one that feels super warm, just with 4 layers of newspaper!

I didn't know it would make such big difference.

Since then, all the holes have been plugged back, because the insulating company wants smaller holes & higher in the walls. Dale did that and we are READY. I am so thankful to live with such a skilled man!

Stay tuned for more update on a 1928 home renovations...

jeudi 1 mars 2012

the song of the week

Once again, I feel that it's the song that chose me rather than the opposite.
As often though it was featured in one of the podcasts from a France Inter radio show, Cosmopolitaine.

I shouldn't even like this song, because the singer's voice has an "auto-tune" effect that I'm usually not that drawn to...but this time...check it out for yourself.

by the way, it's POLIçA
the singer is Channy Moon Casselle
(formerly from the band Roma Di Luna).

Ok enough about facts found on the web, I hope you enjoy it.