Saturday, May 31, 2008

from becky (peach)

I never do these, because i assume no one will read the whole thing, but i just read all of becky's, so maybe i am wrong.

1. Besides your mouth, where is your favourite spot to get kissed?
just above my mouth on my laugh line, or the top of my head.

2. Were you happy when you woke up today?
i guess so! I wasn't bummed. I just thought "yay! I slept i clean my house."

3. How about now?
decent! lazy saturday. sometimes cloudy days aren't so bad.

4. Do you eat candy on a daily basis?
I used to. lately not so much! but i love it

5. Who was the last person you ate with?
does pony count?? if not, amir/becky/adam. Falafel night. compliments to the chef!

6. Are you currently taking a science class in school
nope. this survey is designed for 14 year olds.

7. Kiss on the first date?
if all goes well i am not opposed to it

8. Would you rather have chicken or steak?
neither. ew.

9. Are you different now than you were six months ago?
I don't think so! maybe a bit in the sense that I have a different lifestyle professionally, but I think my personality is the same, and if it isn't i feel like a better person if anything.

10. What was the last beverage you spilled on yourself?

11. How old will you be in 6 months?

12. Who was the last person to text you?
Erin Cusack

13. What month is your birthday in?
February. love baby.

14. Can you live a day without tv?

15. When was the last time you saw your dad?
Thursday night.

16. How many houses have you lived in?
10. young people move around a lot.

17. How many cities/towns have you lived in?

18. Do you prefer shoes, socks, or bare feet?
bare feet i guess, but i love shoes.

19. What is your favourite color?
pea soup green/red-orange.

20.What are you doing for your next birthday?
that isn't until february. who knows.

21. What are you thinking about right now?
that i should put slippers on. my toes are cold.

22. Any plans for next weekend?
not yet. it's saturday, that's a week away.

23. Do you smile a lot?
i think so

24. When was the last time you cried and why?
I don't remember, which is a good thing I think! maybe when i was stressed/annoyed about late night phone calls.

25. Have you ever had a life-threatening injury?
no, but scary situations that could've been, like being hit by a car

26. What do you want to be when you grow up?
i am grown up, but one day i would like to do more design of some sort. maybe interior designer, or own a home decor-type shop.

27. Do you like flying or driving?
depends where i am off to.

28. Do you know how to drive a stick shift?
nope. i should learn.

29. What is your favourite thing to spend money on?
house stuff.

30. Do you wear any jewellery daily?
my plugs

31. Who got you the jewellery you are currently wearing?
ironically, i actually don't have my plugs in but ashley gave them to me

32. Who is the funniest person you know?
dave arnold, but becky always makes me laugh with her silly phrases.

33. How often do you remember your dreams?
alot of the time

34. What is your ringtone?
"get far" by the game and "whatchu know" by TI

35. Skim, 1%, 2%, or whole milk?

36. Are you mad about anything?
mad about you

37. What time did you go to sleep last night?
i dunno. 2ish?

38. It's 4 in the morning, your phone rings who do you expect to be?
haha well....i shouldn't say. But JC and cam always text message me at silly hours. example: last night JC at 3am, cam at 6am.

39. Have you kissed anyone over 18?

40. how is life going for you right now?

41. Who was the last person you talked to on MSN?
right now i am talking to colly, ryan and joe.

42. Last words you spoke?

43. Have you ever kissed anyone who's name started with an M?

44. Can you play guitar hero?
poorly, but i still try! no shame

45. Do you prefer warm or cold weather?

46. What do you currently hear right now?

47. What do you think your best friend's doing right now?
talking to me on msn/working at superstore/working at H&M/loving life in tofino.

(i have 4)

48. How old do you think you will be when you finally have kids?

49. Would you rather watch football or baseball?
ew. neither. i guess baseball because at least i understand it.

50. Where is your number one person on your friend's list?
i don't even understand this question. Where??? lindsay is in tofino.

51. Do you feel like dancing?

52. How much money do you have on you?
that's too personal.

53. Is there someone on your mind that shouldn't be?

54. Do you speak another language other than English?

55. What did you eat today?
so far?? some pita and lemonade. i slept in. i will eat eventually.

56. Did you do anything exciting last summer?
yeah, i loved last summer! quaint and homey living with jo, jamie, and ann gale. lots of partying at home and bike riding and healthy food.

57. Who was the last friend in your house?
becky, amir and adam

58. Is there someone you want to fight?
no, but i always wanna arm wrestle.

59. Song playing right now?

60. What’s your middle name?

61. What were you doing an hour ago?

62. What does your last text message in your inbox say?
"i feel that one too! Less booze world vegetables is the name of my new game. Send me a text later on. My night is pretty open. Love & miss u"

63. Do you secretly like someone?
friendship crushes all around!

64. Where were you Friday night?
Jessi's shed

65. do you where a seatbelt in a car?
i always wear one.

66. Has anyone ever mistaken you for someone else?

67. Next vacation you're going on?
Toronto, august.

68. Do you have any piercings?

70. What's something you really want right now?
for everyone i love to be real life happy and healthy

71. Do you like to text or call more?

72. What's the closest blue object to you?

73. Is there anyone you hate?
1 person. but there is another i potentially dislike, but i am open-minded.

74. Do you like the colour orange?

75. Where was your last long road trip to?
Moncton? that's not really far but its terrible being there and feels so far from home

76. Sometimes, do you wish you were someone else?

77. What is the weather like today?
cloudy. good excuse to be lazy.

78. Who did you last talk to on the phone for over 20 minutes?
andrew n

79. Where will you be in an hour?
right here on this sofa.

80. What does your best friends call you?
robina, beans, bina'

81. Have you ever kissed someone with braces?
yes, oh gosh it was just awful. I hope all brace kisses aren't like that.

82. Who is the fourth received call on your call log?

83. How many pillows on your bed?

84. Who was the last text message you sent to?

85. What's the last thing you bought?

86. Do any of your friends annoy you?
sometimes. I tell my crew to be easy.

87. When was the last time you cried from laughing so hard?
i don't recall! this situation needs to be fixed!

88. What are you listening to right now?
BEEN THROUGH THIS. next question.

89. Who do you make fun of the most?
i dunno, i don't make fun really. Ian maybe?? i dunno.

90. Whats the longest you stayed on the phone?
i dunno. i was prolly 14 and it was prolly colleen.

91. Has your best friend ever seen you cry?
of course. they're my shoulder to cry on.

92. Where did you last go out to eat?
an actual meal?? i think george and lito's.

93. Do you dance in the car?
well, safely. but yes.

94. Do you and your best friends act alike?
oh gosh yes. i am a little bit of all my besties, but some more than others. that's why we are bff's.

95. What is a noise that you cannot stand?
metal grinding on gritty surfaces. YUCK UGHHHH. like when you hit a rock with a shovel when you're digging.

96. Have you lied within the past 24 hours?
not consciously.

97. Where did you get your last cut from?

98. Would you rather sleep at a friend's or have them over?
depends on the circumstance

99. Have you ever thought you were going to die?
i thought i was dead when i was hit by a car. i actually thought "so this is what it's like to be dead"?

100. How do you like your steak?

101. What is your oldest recieved call?

102. Do you own any Hollister or American Eagle shirts?
what?? that's a fucking gay question. hollister scares me, i don't understand why it is so dark in that store.

103. Ever shop at a thrift store?
pretty much exclusively.

104. Do you have depressing days?
everyone does

105. Do you have a best friend of the opposite sex?
lots of really close dude friends! cam and JC are my bro's

106. Where will you be 12 hours from now?
sleeping in my comfy bed with my cute bf

107. What about 4 hours from now?
hanging out with ammer

108. Is it easy for others to make you feel intimidated?
if you're a hater.

109. Do you know what you are going to wear tomorrow?
i don't even know what i am doing tomorrow let alone wearing

112. Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?
only if it was just to visit, not to live. l like my life, except for gas prices and global warming. If i could i would go back to the 60s/70s

Summer time girls got it goin' on....

Oh buddy, it's summer!!

Here is some exciting news: With some help from Adam and Amir, Becky and I started a vegetable garden!!!!

I have a nice big backyard with direct sunlight, so the chance to REALLY get a veggie garden going has arrived! I am really excited about the opportunity to get this going, and with a little bit of hard work, eat fresh local veggies from my own backyard! It will save me some dollars, but the best part is the enjoying fresh flavors that I grew myself. I share the yard my my attached neighbors, so they will be helping a bit here and there. Ria ( my female neighbor) is really into gardening too so I give her the yard for flower beds and such, she gives me my veggie garden, and together we share the space for relaxing. Its a fair trade.

Also, sometimes the problem with veggie gardens is that they can actually have more food than a person can use, but with 3 of us sharing the veggies nothing will go to waste!

Here is what we are growing:

organic zucchini

cucumber. I wanted "english" cucumber, but at Halifax seed the closest equivalent was referred to as a hybrid variety, and it made me sad. Only the tried and true for my garden!

lots of herbs: greek oregano, sweet basil, cilantro, rosemary, chives, thyme, and dill.

yummy juicy tomatoes

OHHH BUDDY. Beets! nom nom nom

organic carrots. super sweet. mmmmm.

pea sweet peas in the pod. a snackers heaven, right in my backyard.

yellow and green string beans

cooking onions




MY NEW RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pretty stoked. single speed. I took off the chain guard, and I am going to get a basket so I can transport this:

from point a to point b.

Also, Becky and I started making a recipe zine! We have sooo many ideas. The first one is just our tried and true fav recipes, number 2 will be all about the barbeque, and the third will be all foods made with veggies from our garden! (angie, I can't wait to try your beet tart out and put it in that issue hehe). Also, my kitchen is now officially known as "the test kitchen". Testing yummy recipes and exploring new tips! how fun!!


I need to start "cappin' more moms" (capturing more moments). How could the motown dance party, shed party, now-and-then bike adventures, and gardening excursion go uncaptured!?!? SHAME ON ME.


happy bike week!

Monday, May 26, 2008

she's smiling, she's living, she's golden

New tattoo.

maybe you've already seen it.

Basically so fucking stoked.

Done by Aaron Hill (enlightened art, Oakville, ONT) at the maritime tattoo convention.
5 hours.
not done.

holy fuck, this shit hurt.

Monday, May 12, 2008



PONY!!!! the newest member of the craft money family <3<3<3

Friday, May 9, 2008


On this episode of cribs, ROBINA CRAFT MONEY takes you on an exclusive tour of her doll house.

(i finally am satisfied enough with this stage of my work-in-progress doll house to share it with you all!)

So this is my living room/office/mud room. It's an all-in-one package but I make it work. Note the candle on the table: the (former) mice chewed on it when I went away to Newfoundland. I was pissed.

This is my ugly futon that I can't stand but make work since it's so practical. It came with the joint. (i bought some furniture/dishes/pots from the former tenant since she was moving across the country and i had moved from across the country. She couldn't take it, I had nothing to was a good deal from 200 bucks.) I've been desperately seeking a new sofa but I just don't know what I want. Everything I have tried is a good price but not comfy enough, or not the right color/material/size. I just don't know what it is that I want, But i'll know it when i see it. above the sofa is a cluster of art/photos/prints I have been lucky enough to acquire either by friends (i love you angie/colly/lynn/izzy/lindsay) or by a little something known as salvation army. I wanna make it grow up into the corner of my room I think. ALSO, I should add that I will be painting this room a nice sandy color hopefully this month. trim stays white. WOOT!

This table was made for me by my dad and is one of my prized possessions, and a conversation piece (mentioned by almost everyone that enters my house). it was made from a tree which fell in my uncles yard. he passed away 5 years ago and had this piece of wood in his workshop which my dad took and turned into this woodsman table. Its perfect in front of the big windows i have, and I intend on buying lots of plants to sit on it, but again, I don't know what I want.

My office!!! My favorite new things! I got this desk (actually a 1950's lacquered kitchen pastry table) from a client, as well as the chair on the side which is made from bamboo. The chair actually has another half which you can put together with it and make a loveseat, or place separately as 2 one-armed chairs. SO COMFY. I LOVE how cozy it gets by the paper lamp's light. It honestly is like this in person, not just a lucky pic. The inspiration board makes me smile every day.

This is what it looks like with a flash (haha)...You can see the colors of everything much better this way. the paper latern kind of looks like a globe in the other pic, but it's actually asian butterflies and pretty pretty.

THESE ARE MY CUTE THINGS. I love the lamp, I just can't find the perfect drum shade for it yet! Where the hell do you buy a drum shade?!!? why is it so hard to find??? Also, still stumped on what color it should be too. The thimbles were given to me by rhiannon's dad and really mean so much to me. The front tin is full of vintage silk threads!

This is my room. I just put up the haliwood thing (which i made) yesterday, but it doesn't match anything so I think I am going to take it down. I do really love the scale of it though, so I need to find something else to put there. The linens are all vintage, minus the duvet cover which is cozy and jersey and was 20 BUCKS at jysk. that store rules. have a sleepover in this bed. The comfort is legendary.

this is my absolute favorite thing. It is the corner of my bedroom and is the other half of my love seat. The curtain is a beacon hill fabric panel which I got for FREE from my job at the showroom because the pattern is discontinued. I love how warm it feels and how organic the linen looks. (linen is my favorite fibre content...NERD ALERT!). This window is perfect for smoking out of which sitting in your underwear, reading while having some tea, or for amir to sit in while I try on outfits and make him tell me if i look cute or not.

This is my bathroom. Nothing too fancy, but I feel lucky that i have a well maintained bathroom and a tub I can actually take bathes in. As much as i am sick of "spa colors", i do like how cool (as in relaxed, not hip) my bathroom feels. Inappropriate framed print a cassie connors original.

MY KITCHEN!! look at my big windows and my red countertops! look at my pyrex and my fancy dish rack! I am ordering new hardware and painting the walls a very pale robin's egg blue. i love this kitchen, it's perfect size for a young home-maker who lives alone.

another view of the kitchen. I have new tiles in my kitchen/bath which is nice.

it's awesome having a dad who is a carpenter. He refinished this antique drop-leaf table (it was my grandpas) to match my kitchen. I love that I can pull it out for eating in my kitchen/make crafts/whatever, or leave it down when I need more space

This is the view out of my kitchen window. At night it looks like a light-brite. There are beautiful city lights as far as your eyes can see.

it doesn't look like this now, I need groceries.
This was a good week for meals at my house, lemme tell you. key points: amazing tofu sweet curry spread/dip I buy from acadian soy products at the market every week, a case of tonic water for gin and tonics so graciously stolen from the marquee for me by my straight-edge boyfriend. That's where the pineapple juice came from too. The amazing pyrex juice pitcher was a birthday gift from my love rhiannon, now housing low-acid orange juice. I managed to use almost all of that cilantro this week, and if you haven't tried the president's choice fake chicken strips, they are AMAZING.

fuck. now i'm hungry.

also, I DON'T OWN A MICROWAVE, NOR DO I MISS ONE. It forces me to eat fresher and in turn, be healthier and more aware of what i am eating.

this is my backyard which i share with my neighbor! it's quaint and i have a door to a small deck/stairs off of my kitchen leading into my yard. it's handy for putting stuff in the compost. I can't wait to grow vegetables and get a hammock. Me and becky are going to grow peas, beans, beets (!!!), onions, zucchini, potatos, and greens. YUM. oh, and strawberries! Jam-making party!! :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

wait a minute mister postman!

Today felt like a 48 hour day.

and then I came home to this:

To date, since I have moved into the doll house my personal mail has out-numbered my bills.

To me, that's a sure sign I am doing something right with my life.

Things are quaint, and i love that.

Lynn Kane, I love you forever and always. I can't wait to write back.