Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Yes, I have four cameras.

Over the summer, I watched "How I Met Your Mother" (and I'm watching it over again now, haha), and the main character Ted Mosby has an antique camera collection. 
And I want one too.

When I was in grade twelve, I got my Canon Rebel T3 and it's kind of been my "old faithful". I took it to Scotland, Iceland, Ottawa, Newfoundland and other sweet places. I also used it for journalism, for school assignments and on the job training.

(Taken in the Kex Hostel in Reykjavik, Iceland)

Around the same time I got my Canon Rebel, I found my dad's old Nikon film camera. I had used film before when I took a class called Visual Communications in grade 10 where we had a film photography portion, which was really fun because we got to develop our own photos in a dark room and everything! So I decided to get film for the Nikon to try it out. And it was great, but unfortunately, I believe the aperture isn't working correctly anymore. It will be semi-retired until I could possibly get it fixed. 

The Nikon
One of my favourite Nikon photos from Brackley Drive-In

I went to Value Village last week and I think I struck gold. I found a Minolta X-700 film camera in the store. Like what?! It was $70, and I took the risk. I got new batteries for it and took it to the P.E.I. Photo Lab to see what they thought. They told me to try some film in it to see how well it works. So I did, and it seems to be all right! I can't wait to see the photos from it!
It was a lucky find and I'll definitely share some photos on here once I get them back!
Lastly, I was on Kijiji this morning and found an unopened Fujifilm Instax Mini camera at a decent price. Which is awesome because I've wanted one for so long and this was my chance! I emailed the woman and she said I could pick it up today. Winnie and I took a little drive out to Orwell Cove to pick it up and we made a quick stop to look at Vernon River. 
The camera itself with one of its pictures!

And here is sweet Winnie by Vernon River :)

[I take too many pictures but I don't care.]

Sunday, 14 February 2016

This is how it's supposed to be (Part One) | Craft update (Part 2)

Part One
Today is Sunday and is also Valentine's Day. I gave the lesson in Relief Society today at church, and the lesson was by former prophet of the church Elder Howard W. Hunter about adversity in God's plan for us. I thought it was weird how Valentines is supposed to be a happy and loving day and how I was giving a lesson on why we have hardships. Then it hit me; God loves us so much that he puts hardships in our path to help us grow and learn. 
Everyone told me I did good job with the lesson and I thank everyone for their support.

Well it is Valentine's Day. I don't have a "Valentine", but I do have my family and friends and pets.
On Friday night, I went to Dairy Queen with mom and dad and Alyssa and Haig. And last night after little Winnie had a little temper tantrum, she came and cuddled on my lap for a little bit. I love when she does that. 

(There was no way to get those sunglasses on Meeko. She's having a sassy weekend.)

Part Two
I have two updates on my projects!!
I made the coin jar bank! And it turned out to be adorable.

On Thursday, we had quilting. I was cutting the strips into patches and Alyssa decided to attempt the four patches together. I absolutely can't wait to work on it more.
Also, after quilting it was snowing quite a bit, but Alyssa and I went to Wendy's anyway and had a snack at around 9:30 p.m.

That's all for today. 
Remember to send some love today! <3

Monday, 8 February 2016

Happy birthday mom!

I wasn't quite sure what to write about this week, but today is my mom's birthday, so I'll just make a quick post about it!

I love my mom so much. She always listens to my crazy rants and buys me treats to cheer me up. She supports me in so many things. One would be when she drove to Newfoundland with me for my former job and she helped me with my transition of living on my own for a while.
And she's just an overall amazing person.
Happy birthday!! :) <3

Out visit to the Temple before going to Newfoundland

Karen and Kevin Flintstone

We watched the Super Blood Moon

Girls with Grandma Stewart