Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Up North

My husband is French Canadian and from Northern Ontario.  This means that every summer we take a trip up North to visit family.  Here are some pictures from our trip this year.

We always stop at the French River Visitor Centre on the way to Windy Lake.  This picture was taken there!
Evie at the French River

My family on the bridge :)

We spent three nights camping (in my brother in laws trailer) at Windy Lake Provincial Park.  This was at the beach at sunset the first night we were there.

Birch bark.  My husband surprised me with the 100MM f2.8 L IS USM macro lens on the way up North as an early birthday present (Happy Birthday to me, indeed!).  It is a lovely lens :)

The lens is so sharp.  And has beautiful bokeh.

Close up of Juliette's freckles

One of our chipmunk friends, Chipinsky


We found wild blueberries the last morning of camping.  We had so much fun collection them!

After 3 nights of camping, we drove northeast to New Liskeard to visit our niece Melanie and her new baby Elias.  The kids were in baby heaven.

Evie and Elias

Tavi and Elias

Great Uncle Dave and Elias

Such a sweet, happy baby!

Some random flower :)

We had such a good time visiting with family.  We only wish we could see them more!


Monday, May 11, 2015

Instagram Overview (Florida)

We went to Florida to visit my Dad and Karen for about 10 days at the end of March.  Here are a few of my instagram pictures from our trip!

Hanging out with Pa in the hot tub

My kids at Port Charlotte beach

Grammie and Pa took us to the Shell Factory in Fort Myers

Sunset at Charlotte Harbour

A day at the beach at beautiful Boca Grande

Dave trying out one of the girls new bikes

Florida has such good Mexican food!  

At a lookout on the way home - West Virginia, I think!

Juliette and I having dinner at Waffle House

We had such a fun trip!  Each time we go, the kids are bigger and it gets a little easier.  I was so thankful to spend some quality time with my Dad and Karen and for my kids to make memories with Grammie and Pa!  I love having family to visit in Florida, but the downside is I sure do miss them!

Happy Monday friends!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Instagram Update #3

I was house sitting for my neighbour/friend and they have the most gorgeous flowers!

More pretty.

We finally had our first beach day of the summer.  It was a great day for the beach.

My girls  :)

I'm doing a fundraiser with a group from my church going to Cambodia in December.  We've sold 19 necklaces and raised $190 for their trip already!

Map Necklace - Italy.  Available in my etsy shop Oxford Bright.  Or check out Sew Lovely Designs on face book.

Colourful map of Africa.  I really like this one.

Amazing Grace Necklace.  Also available in my shop.

I have some ambitious plans for creating this week, but I also have family coming to visit on Friday.  Cleaning might win out  :)

Have a great week!


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Instagram Update, #2

A picture of the corn while on my run.  It is so tall already!  It has me thinking of school and fall and summer ending.

One of the farms on my run.  I feel so fortunate to have such beautiful surroundings when I run!

Wheat is so pretty  :)

A Pyrex gravy boat that I found thrifting.  At $10, it was a little bit more than I like to spend but it was unique, in good condition, and I actually needed one!

I worked on a bunch of necklaces this week.

This might be my favourite.

This necklace was made to help raise funds for a team from our Church that are going to Cambodia in December.  $10 from every sale goes to the team (cost is $18).  If you want more information, find me at Sew Lovely Designs of facebook and I'd be happy to answer any questions.  Or leave a comment here!  :)

I went to the Mill Race Folk Festival today and took this picture of two of my kids.  They are in front of the church my grandparents got married in, approximately 68 years ago!  You might remember from previous posts that I had had a booth at this festival.  The last two years I didn't participate.  Even though I loved it, it was sooo much work and the unfavourable weather conditions the last year I did it caused me to have no desire to do it again!

Saw this at Dollarama this week.  Way.  Too.  Early.

Are there Halloween decorations in the stores where you are?  Is it just me, or do they seem to bring out seasonal merchandise earlier and earlier all the time?

I hope you all had a great weekend!  It's a (kind of) holiday weekend here and I'm excited about going to the beach tomorrow with my family.  Talk soon!


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Instagram Update

It's been so long since I've updated that I'm not sure where to start!  So let's do an update via Instagram.  My user name is bethany_oxfordbright if you want to follow along  :)

My husband, David, went to Russia for the first two weeks of July to help with a building project at a local church.  The kids and I were pretty happy when he returned home!

Silly faces.

Selfie of Evie and me.

I mailed the beauties to Australia.  I sell vintage linens at SewLovelyVintage on etsy.

I ran my second half marathon on June 1st.  Finished in 2:27 something  :)

I opened up a new etsy store called OxfordBright to sell some of my new jewellery! 

Still sewing, too!

I held an open house sale at my home in May.

Lots of thrifting still going on.  I love my globes  :)

I've been getting a lot of custom map necklace orders through my facebook page.  I love making jewellery with a special meaning for people!

Five bucks.  Totally awesome.

Another custom necklace, this time the customer wanted her surname initial and two bead to represent her kids birthstones.  I love this one too!

It feels good to be back in this little space.  Talk soon!



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