31 January 2012

just some pictures, and a giveaway winner

I've been hit with the "January Slump" these past couple of days, so unfortunately all I can offer today are a few pictures!

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Oh, and the winner of the giveaway is... Nina! Please contact me with your name and address and your prize will be in the mail asap! :)

xoxo - hope

29 January 2012

27 January 2012

humbling moments

Sometimes life hits me with little moments of complete gratitude. Whether I'm reminiscing of past memories and trips, or just sitting on my bed listening to thought provoking music, I'm always happy when I get these little things I like to call humbling moments.

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Because life is so good, and sometimes all we need is to be reminded.

xoxo - hope

25 January 2012

jumbled

I've sat down and tried to write a decent post about 3286120 times since yesterday, and it so isn't happening. My brain goes from one subject to another in a matter of seconds, and it seems that as soon as I have 2 paragraphs written, my brain has already moved on. 

It makes me think about how much effort some people put into their blog and how easy words flow for them, because with me, it sometimes takes me a week just to write a decent post.

It's confusing, and annoying, and well, let's just say that Mr. Creativity has taken a short vacation. So until he decides to come on back home, I hate to admit that I won't be putting my all into this little blog of mine.

xoxo - hope

(ps- I am 100% finished math 10! WOOHOO)

23 January 2012

c-r-a-z-y

I've been thinking a lot about my future lately - about what I what to do, who I want to be, and how I'm going to do it all, and I think this whole experience of transitioning from a child into a young adult can be summed up in one word; crazy. 

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It's crazy that I have a pile of college and university booklets laying on my bedroom floor, and it will probably be even crazier when the time comes to make a decision (not for a couple more years thankfully)! 

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It's crazy that I have officially completed two and a half years of high school. That's half way to the finish line!

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It's crazy that this is the year I'll turn sixteen and get my license. I never thought the time would come, but now it's so close!

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Overall, it's just crazy! But crazy or not, I am so enjoying this time in my life! 

Tell me, what craziness is going on in your life?

xoxo - hope

19 January 2012

playing catch up

Between studying for finals, work, and trying to have a social life, I haven't exactly been putting my all into this blog lately, so I think it's about time we play a little photo catch-up, shall we?

On Sunday I headed downtown with a friend, where we took some pictures, had some coffee, and tried to stay warm in the freezing cold weather! 

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Sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning my city got hit with it's first official snowfall! Woohoo! It hasn't snowed again yet, but the weather network is saying that we should expect another 10-15 centimeters tonight!

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Taking a break from studying and heading outside to take some pictures is seriously the only thing keeping me sane!

How are you keeping sane? 

xoxo - hope

17 January 2012

paper jayne | giveaway

Just popping in real quick today to launch a giveaway! Debbie at Paper Jayne has so kindly offered to give away one of her fabulous handmade journal notebooks! Here's what you could win:

 

This hardbound journal, ideal for journaling, drawing, or note-taking, is covered with orange and white paper and is decorated with a hand-cut black paper giraffe. This book is coptic bound to open completely flat, and sewn with black linen bookbinding thread. The inside signature paper is hand-folded.

Wanna know how to win this adorable journal notebook?

Mandatory:
Leave a comment on this post telling me your favourite thing about winter.

Extra Entries:
Follow this blog via GFC.
Heart Paper Jayne's etsy shop.

Each extra entry is worth 1 entry, so please leave a separate comment for each one! Giveaway ends and winner will be announced on January 30th, 2012.

Good luck! 

xoxo - hope

13 January 2012

fifteen things

01// It's Friday, and since I absolutely, positively live for the weekend, I'm a happy girl right now!

02// I feel bad about the lack of effort I've been putting into my posts lately, but dude! I'm busy! My friend posted something on her twitter that said "good grades, sleep, social life: pick two". I tend to pick sleep & social life over school, which is evident in my math grade of 68%.

03// Speaking of math, I have two exams in the next two weeks! One of them is a class exam that consists of the past three chapters we've learned, and the other is a provincial exam! Jeesh! 

04// It's January 13th and we have yet to have our first real snow fall here in western BC! Are we sure I'm in Canada?

05// I've barely picked up my camera at all in these past two weeks. This makes me sad.

06// I'm babysitting until 3 AM tonight. Yes. 3 AM! 

07// I'm starting to get used to this no braces thing, and I'm slowly but surely learning how to smile again! ;)

08// I woke up at 7 AM this morning, and since I'm tired and my brain isn't working properly, let's just say that my "fifteen things" are concluded! ;)

What have you been up to?

xoxo - hope

09 January 2012

ex-brace-face

Today my friends, marks a very memorable day for me. It was the long awaited day that I became an ex-brace-face! In other words, after 3 years, and 3 months, my braces were removed! Since I'm still learning how to smile again, I don't exactly have a decent picture to share! Hopefully I will soon, but until then here are some pictures I've taken recently! :)

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Oh, and I'd love to know what you guys think about the processing on these pictures? I've been trying out a few different things and would love to know what you think! :)

xoxo - hope