Sunday, 30 December 2012

Bucket List for 2013

Some things I'd hopefully like to accomplish in 2013

Use my film camera
Start a small business
Buy a laptop
Have at least 100 followers
Take lots of photos
Decorate a cake using fondant icing
Turn 15 (of course)
Go to a concert
Meet Lee Hammond and/or Robert Bateman
Work on my Drawing skills
Make a new friend
Be a better sister
Have a surprise party for someone
Participate in a flash mob
Host more Giveaways
Learn to serve God better

and I'm sure I will think of some more things I would like to do, but for now.....HAPPY 2013!!!

~ Emma-lee

Friday, 28 December 2012

Giveaway Sponsors Wanted!

Hey Guys! I just wanted to let you know that I was really hoping to post a giveaway on this blog to kick off  2013. But, here's the catch, I need people to sponsor the giveaway. So if you would like to offer up an add space on your blog, something you sell on etsy, or really anything you can give-away, I would so appreciate it. Please contact me at cynthia_hacker@hotmail.com so that we can get in touch. I would really appreciate it :)

Thanks,

~Emma-lee

Friday's Favourites

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Have a great weekend people!

~Emma-lee

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Portrait Photography Contest entry

Hi guys! Today I'm linking up to Nela's photo contest. Here are both of my entries, un-edited.

 
 
Have a great Christmas Break Everyone!
 
~Emma-lee
 

Christmas Re-cap

So Tuesday was Christmas, we had family over, and had lots of fun. We received presents, and gave presents. We ate....a lot of food. Some of us socialized, others played with their new Christmas toys. It was a long day, but I wish it could have lasted longer. And so I guess until next year, I'll say Merry Christmas! Have a great year in 2013 =D



                                      Wesley says Merry Christmas!

~Emma-lee












Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Monday, 24 December 2012

A little DIY before Christmas

Hey guys! It's Christmas Eve!! I'm so excited for tomorrow :) and I know a lot of people have special Christmas traditions they do. Some people decorate cookies, or make homemade ornaments, and others wear special Christmas pajamas, like me. This year to continue my tradition, I made a cute Christmas T-shirt. While contemplating what design I would do, I drew a random circle. That random circle turned into a Christmas ornament design. So I thought I'd show you how it turned out.


All I used were some Martha Stewart all surface paint, and of course a plain white T-shirt. Pretty cute eh? Well, have a very Merry Christmas! and a happy new Year!!

~ Emma-lee

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!

 
It's been snowing like crazy lately, and it looks like it's going to be a very white Christmas this year. I'm so happy to have gotten all the presents wrapped and under the tree, and all the parties are done and over with. I feel really relaxed. I simply adore the feeling of fluffy snowflakes falling on my hair, and sitting by the warm wood stove. I love grabbing my camera, and rushing outside to take photos of the beautiful birds that live around our house. I'm so blessed to have a family that loves me, awesome friends, and a place I can truly call home. I pray that all of you will feel the love and joy surround you as we approach Christmas, and that you will remember the true reason for the season. Have a fabulous 2012 Christmas, and may the Lord bless you greatly during 2013.
 
~ Emma-lee     
 
 




Friday, 21 December 2012

Fridays Favourites

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Have an awesome weekend on earth (because we made it so far!)
 
Emma-lee

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Awkward and Awesome Thursday


Awkward:
Randomly singing the sound of music in the car with my best friend // Asking like ten random people how to get on the 401 // Trying to make perogies from scratch. // Realizing that you didn't put the eggs in the cake. // Attempting a push-up // Trying to wrap presents. Fail. // Shocking your finger on a Christmas light // Having to put your glasses on so that you could see someone.

Awesome:
Being surprised by being taken out shopping with my best friend. // Surprising my Mom and Dad with a special anniversary dinner. // 5 more days until Christmas. // Getting unlimited Internet today! // Grandparents coming. // Eating lots of food. // Shopping for Christmas presents. // My little brother. // Getting Parcels in the mail! Thanks Auntie Julie and Grandma H. // Thrift store shopping.

Hope all of you have an amazing weekend, and a fabulous Christmas!

Emma-lee

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Happy Anniversary!

To my Wonderful Parents!
 

You are awesome! You've loved me in spite of everything. You have always taken the time to teach me, and help me. You're my biggest role models. You never give up on me. You have shown me how to walk with God. You are patient with me. You encourage me, and you've been faithfully married for 19 years now. Thank you for raising me and showing me what a good marriage looks like. I love you guys :) I hope you have a great day of celebration! full of surprises!

Love,
Emma-lee

Monday, 17 December 2012

First Vlog! and giveaway winner announced

I must apologize for the quality of this video, and the fact that it has not been edited at all. But hey! you get to see who won :)
 
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                      How many jellybeans can Wesley stuff in his mouth at once!? LOL
Congratulations to our Winner! I will email you with your prize as soon as possible. Thanks again to all who entered the giveaway! hopefully I'll be doing another one soon.

xoxo,
Emma-lee

Saturday, 15 December 2012

DIY // 10 days of Blessings jar

Today I realized that there are only 10 more days until Christmas! But I also realized that I still haven't made myself a countdown until Christmas. So today I decided to instead of make a calender or something, I made this 10 days of Blessings jar. The idea is that everyday for 10 days until Christmas I write down one blessing on one piece of paper, and place it in the jar. I also write down how many more days there are left until Christmas on the lid. All I used for this project was 1 mason jar (including lid), some chalkboard paint, chalk,  a paintbrush, a hair dryer (optional), and 10 pieces of paper. I think if I do this again next year, I'd probably start it on Dec. 1st, but hopefully you guys try it! Please tell me if you do :)
 
 
 
 


Life Lately....


Life lately has been really busy, with the Christmas party being yesterday (we ended up having 26 kids) and small group following. But the craziness isn't over yet, because as I've said before, we're still planning more parties and my grandparents are coming to live with us next week. So in the midst of all this,  I was able to grab my camera and take some shots. Here are the photos from life lately....

                                                              - Katie and Bethany -

                                           - my first Christmas ornament  (check out that bokeh!) -

                                                - the thin layer of snow covering the ground -

 - Amy and our friend Sierra -
 
                                                 - my new oxfords! Thank you so much Brooke :) -

- Hot apple cider -
 
- yummy cookies! ( I ate one for you Winnie ) -
 
- Katie and her friend Bronson -
 
Have a great Saturday people!
 
xoxox Emma-lee

Last Day to Enter!

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Today is the last day to enter the Starbucks Giveaway! Make sure you go check it out :) All you have to do is follow.

xoxox
Emma-lee

Friday, 14 December 2012

Candy Cane Dipper Recipe

 
    Last night we were all up late preparing for our cookie exchange, and one of the fun baking projects I made were these cute little candy cane dippers. They were super easy to prepare, and they taste delicious! So here are the simple instructions on how to make them:

Supplies -
about 30 large marshmallows
2 Tbsp. Coconut oil
1 cup of coloured sprinkles
about 30 candy canes (miniature or original)
1 cup of semisweet milk chocolate chips
1 litre of boiling water
crockpot
parchment paper
jar (with large opening)
small bowl

First pour the boiling water into crockpot, and turn heat level to high. Fill the jar with the chocolate chips, and place in the crockpot upright. Put the lid on the crockpot until the chocolate melts, and while you're waiting, unwrap candy canes and poke each one into a marshmallow.


 Lay out some parchment paper on a cookie sheet, and pour the sprinkles into a bowl. Once you've got all of the candy canes ready, start dipping the tops of the marshmallows into the melted chocolate. Then roll the marshmallows in sprinkles, and place on parchment paper.


Continue doing this with each one, until you're done. Then put the entire cookie sheet into the fridge for approx. 30 minutes, until the chocolate hardens.

Now you're done! Enjoy dipping these cute treats into your hot chocolate, or just eating them plain. They taste yummy either way :)

Happy Weekend!

Emma-lee