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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Real Life Thursday

Another Thursday, another glimpse into my real (fairly boring) life. Be sure to check out Jessica's blog if you'd like to peek into other's real lives! Today's list of real life photos included the following:
- curb appeal (yep, a picture of your home from the outside)
- junk drawer
- from whence you blog
- favourite jewelry
- your best feature

So hang on to your hats . . . and off we go!

Curb Appeal - here is part of the front of our house (we don't post pictures of the whole house on the internet), where my garden is starting to get a little out of control. So much rain has really caused it to grow!

Our junk drawer in our kitchen . . . ah . . . a little something for everyone in here! I organize it every few weeks and it instantaneously looks like this again.

I often blog upstairs at the kitchen table on our laptop (thanks mom!!!), otherwise I use the desktop computer downstairs. There's Thing 3's nursing pillow, I usually blog while nursing her. I am nothing if not a multi-tasker.

My favourite piece of jewelry (and I AM a jewelry girl, big time) is my recent mother's day gift from Paul and the kids . . . it was hand-crafted at Amos Pewter in Nova Scotia and I just love it, and the fact that it represents my three children.

I am mildly addicted to hand-crafted jewelry, and even make some basic pieces myself. Most of the pieces I own are one-of-a-kind, hand made by artists on the East Coast of Canada. I was thrilled to find this jewelry organizer a couple years ago (again, thanks mom) to organize and highlight all my pieces. It's so easy to pick something in the morning to match what I'm wearing . . . I'd be lost without this, and my jewelry!!

I wasn't sure if my best feature was supposed to be physical, or other. So I would say my best feature is my sense of humour, but if if I had to go with physical I would pick my legs . . . they are pretty big and strong and I've been running lately and they are finally getting back into shape. They help me sprint after Thing 1 and Thing 2 nicely :-)

That's it for another week of Real Life!


Joy said...

Cute jewelry!!! I love it! You have a beautiful house (what I could see of it)! Thanks for sharing!

Simply Shannon said...

That's a very pretty necklace. I used to wear a lot of jewelry, but not since I started teaching.
I have a few friends that make jewelry though. I'll have to post a pic of the matching set of necklaces that Kevin had made for Ciara and me.

Shaun and Holly said...

Awe...I miss the Maritimes! My hubby is from NB and I am from PEI. Both our kids were born in Summerside.

Your legs look great!


amanda said...

what a beautiful necklace!!

Andrea@Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Want to share a little of your rain with us?! It is incredibly dry here.

I am such a fan of unique jewelry... I just don't have any. :) I'm guessing that a trip to Santa Fe would solve that problem!

Look at you with your smokin' legs! You go girl!


Unknown said...

That is a lot of jewelry! I wear the same pieces every day--maybe I need to borrow a tip from you.

Great gams~ I saw you at that wedding last week so I'd have to say you've got the whole package! and cute shoes too!

So glad you could come play!

Heather @ Cancer Mommy said...

Now those are some sexy legs mama:) Maybe I should start running... or not.

Anne Elizabeth said...

Cute post! Thanks for the sweet comments you left me. Nice to meet you!

gina said...

Oh my gosh- thank you SOP much for the jewlery organizer idea! My two oldest daughter's have limited bureau top space in their room and they are either losing their jewlery or untangling it- this is great!!

Donna M said...

The necklace is lovely!
Your garden looks great. Can't believe I am saying this, but we need rain here in NS!

Kristen said...

Just love the real life posts! :)

Seriously the jewelry bag is amazing! And yes, the piece about your three kids is way too cool. Way to go hubby!

Can I just tell you too, that you have the cleanest junk drawer I have ever seen? Impressive!

Tasha said...

I LOVE YOUR jewelry

Rebecca said...

I love your new necklace Shans, very pretty indeed!
I had to lol about your impressive jewelery collection - girl you have a ton of goodies!!

Nice stems there lady, now you just need a nice tan on em. ::wink::

Jenny said...

Hey Shannon! Great real life pics! I do love the jewelry and the organizer.
I have to say your junk drawer does not look to bad compared to most out there.
Great legs too! Running definitely helps right?!!
Maybe one day we will show the abs on the blogs. LOL.

Amy said...

It's so great that you love your legs!!! Sometimes I look down and wonder where I could get some new ones!!
I love the necklace, and all the jewelry looks nice...I personally don't wear it, but I do love to look at it--I could stand for hours browsing, wishing I wore it, but once I got it home, it would stay in my jewelry now I don't buy any. I've learned.
Nice to meet you.

Megan said...

look at you with your great legs AND your favorite shoes!

i love the necklace! what a great gift! do you ever post pictures of what you make??


Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

I love where you keep the jewerly - I think I might go get one of these this weekend - thank you for the great idea.

I run to but my legs don't look as good as yours - LOL....

Miss Lisa said...

I need to get back to running :)

Your junk drawer is way more organized than mine.

Anti-Supermom said...

The first thing that came to mind was 'hot legs!'.

Love peeking in on ours peoples' lives, thanks for sharing yours.

Chandra said...

Absolutely stunning necklace.

I used to run too...would I have legs like yours if I never would have quit?? Way to go!!

Thanks for visiting yesterday!

tiarastantrums said...

we have matching best features!

Anonymous said...

Your blogging place looks a lot like mine! However your junk drawer is way too organized. I just want to mix everything up when you aren't looking. Just kidding. I'm seriously coveting your jewelry collection. Pretty!! I need to remember to participate in this next week. So fun!!

Btw, I love that you live near Ryan's hometown. Makes me feel that much closer to him. ;-)

One Crazy Chick! said...

You are way too organized for me:)

Also, those legs are smokin hot:)

dougnlarry said...

Your 'junk' drawer is way too organized. I should take a pic of mine and I would put you to shame. :P

Your legs are HOT though. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful jewelry.

I just love these real life posts.

Anonymous said...

That necklace is gorgeous and I am SOOO envious of your legs!

Wanted to pop in and say thanks for stopping by my place and leaving such a beautiful comment. I was really touched.

I've enjoyed spending time out here today (ok, hope you don't mind that I put my feet up and made myself at home), and look forward to coming back, often.

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

I LOVE the necklace, and also your jewelry assortment/organization. How cool! My daughter would be into that in a heartbeat!

I love rubber stamping too - I used to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I finally gave it up because it was taking too much time and not making enough money, and I was losing my love for stamping. I'm working on getting my crazy craft room back in order so I can enjoy it more!

Jen said...

I love this idea for Real Life posts and have visited the hosting site via yours. Aren't we interesting creatures who love to get a glimpse into others lives? Well, it is fun & now I want to join in the party! Look for me this week.

And thanks for stopping by my home on the interweb. I love comments and appreciated yours! Hope you can visit often!


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