My Hobby To-Do List: Part 2

Here's the second part of my hobby to-do list! There's a ton of things that I'd love to pursue relating to arts and crafts, seriously!

 I want to bake! Mmm cookies =) 

I want to take lots of photos with my instax mini
(just gotta get it shipped up here first! haha)

I'd love to have a sewing machine & learn to sew!

I want to cook healthy meals for my family...
healthy meals that they will enjoy eating!
(source) <-- genius tumblr, check it out

I'm sure there are more hobbies I would like to do than these.. but I can't think of any at the moment =D Maybe there's a part 3 in the future? Only time will tell!!

Right now I'm waiting for my son to have a nap, and then it's busy cleaning time for me. My agenda: Have a shower, get laundry going, and then clean as many dirty dishes as possible before he wakes back up. Bonus to living in a small house? It takes way less time to actually clean and pick up the rooms, and then they are easy to keep nice looking for a long time!

My Hobby To-Do List: Part 1

Seeing as I have recently moved into a different country and only brought along one suitcase full of clothes, the question I now have on my mind is what do I want to do with my spare time? Is buying a bunch of random art supplies a logical thing to do? Will it just be a giant waste of money or will I actually do something with those supplies? Do I want to buy a ton of different colored yarns and new crochet hooks and still pursue learning how to crochet? Another question... this is a small house, where am I going to put all this hobby stuff? Will I use it if I have to go down into the basement to do so?

I am very undecided about this! But here's a few things I know that I would still like to do:

I want to draw frequently and keep sketchbooks.

I want to paint: oil, acrylic, watercolor.. anything!

start scrapbooking, I love mini albums!

I have a canon digital rebel that begs to be used...
I'm gonna take a bazillion photos!

Really, I can do a lot of these things without needing huge space to store the supplies.. photography, drawing and maybe even creating mini-scrapbook albums.  I'd like to get our printer working (needs new ink, but might be better off to just buy new printer!) and do all my photo editing on the computer and just print photos right from home in any size I want... then use those photos in my mini-scrapbooks!

It's getting late and I really do have more hobbies I want to do than just these, so stay tuned for part 2!! What hobbies do you really enjoy?

For You..

found this on Little Chief Honeybee.. I absolutely adore it!!

A Little About Life

Since I've very recently decided to stay in Ontario to be with my husband and our son, I'm going to have to give up on my "27 before 28" goals just because my life has drastically changed and it's just not going to be very practical for me to focus on those goals at this time. I definitely like having a list of goals to accomplish, so chances are good that I'll start a new list of goals sometime around my birthday in October.

I have been here for just about a month now,and just yesterday I worked on moving things around so that I could get my clothes out of the suitcase and properly put away, and in the process got the suitcase off the floor and put it down in the basement.. Isn't that crazy? Almost a full month before I stop living out of a suitcase?

Also, all the cash I brought with me is now gone (as of yesterday) and I don't have very much left in my bank account either. I've started looking for things I can do online to earn a little income, I signed up for adsense (haven't been approved yet) and have signed up for a few other sites such as (did the evaluation and just waiting on an approval email) and but haven't done much with them yet. Do you know of any legit sites to earn a little money online??

What's the BIG News?

I have finally decided to STAY in Ontario with my husband and our son! We'll go talk to our immigration lawyer within the next week or two and find out exactly what we need to get done to make this possible (our lawyer has been on vacation and should be back anytime now!) so it's pretty exciting stuff! Finally living a somewhat normal family life.. there comes a time for everything =P

I quit my job after arriving here, so far I've heard nothing but well wishes from my co-workers (including my manager! I was shocked that she was so excited for me and not freaking out about the short notice or about having to replace such a great employee) so everything is going well. My parents are even handling it pretty okay, haha, I think they are still holding out hope that I'll be moving back soon *not likely!* but they know that I need to be with my little family =)

As for the blog?? How about a Super Long Hiatus? I don't know how often I'll be back to blog, honestly I feel like it's about time that I started a new blog or three, but that's something to think about in the future! Right now I'm just spending every minute with my family and loving life.