Saturday, April 5, 2014

Missing PromDemonium

For the first time since 2008, it's Prom night and I'm not there.
I wish I could be in Ottawa, dancing up a storm with all the Promdemonium people!

Since I can't be there in person, I'm getting my prom fix by looking at past photos and following all the happenings on twitter/facebook/instagram.

2008 wall flowers

2009 cutest couple?

2010 working the coat check

2011 sequins and top hats

It's such a fun event. Maybe I can convince some folks to start up a Yukon version?


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Updated House Tour

We had guests over the other night, so since the house was relatively clean Chris and I thought it would be a good idea to film another little video tour. 

We've still got a long way to go, but it's starting to feel a little more like home.

Major renovations are still a long way off, but we have got some things done:
-we painted the living room and bathroom,
-we replaced the broken bathroom tap and rusted out sink, and because the green sink we took out wasn't a standard size, we had to swap out the counter top too,
-we removed the rotted wood around the bathtub (ultimately we're going to move the tub and get rid of all the cedar in the bathroom but we're not there yet), and
-we fixed the leaking toilet and converted it to dual flush.

Chris is almost done drafting the big changes we've got planned, so expect lots more progress.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Black Rock City here we come!

Burning Man 2012 

They sold out in only 45 minutes, but we got our tickets to Burning Man 2014!

Burning Man 2012

I can't wait to go home again! We had such a great time on the playa in 2012.

Burning Man 2012

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Vending machines are heavy

Work has been keeping me really busy. I spent most of January either traveling or working overtime late into the night, so there hasn't been much of an opportunity for crafts or home improvements. But Chris and I are still slowly making this house feel more like home.

While searching for furniture on kijiji I came across this fantastic vintage vending machine. Somehow I convinced Chris that we should buy it.

Moving a vintage 7 Up machine

So we bought it and then we were faced with the problem of getting it into our house. It turns out that vending machines are very heavy.

So heavy in fact, we couldn't get it up the stairs.

Moving a vintage 7 Up machine

Fortunately Chris came up with a clever way to to get it into the house.

Moving a vintage 7 Up machine

With two winches we were able to pull the machine up the stairs. Once we had it on the deck, we got it standing again with the help of a car jack.

Moving a vintage 7 Up machine

We broke our 500 lb hand truck trying to wheel it the rest of the way, but we finally got it inside!

Now to stock it with beer...

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Offbeat Bride!

Our wedding was featured on Offbeat Bride today!

Offbeat Bride has been my favourite wedding blog since long before Chris and I decided to get married, so I'm beyond excited to have our wedding profiled.

It's always interesting to see which photos the editors chose and what they cut.

Here are some of my favourite parts that didn't make it into the post:

- Our Claptrap card box which I posted about building herehere and here.

-The nerf battles! I think everyone should bring nerf guns to their weddings.

-The etched glasses. To avoid both disposable glassware and doing the dishes post-wedding, we bought thrift store glassware for all the guests and, with a lot of help from a temporary sweatshop in my parents' hotel room, etched them all with our wedding designs so guests could take them home as souvenirs.

-High five! We snuck in a high five before kissing and exiting the ceremony and I didn't even miss Chris' hand!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Our Beer Advent Calendar

Happy December!

Chris and I are celebrating the holiday season with a beer advent calendar. Inspired by Mikeasaurus' beer advent calendar, we picked out 25 different beers to enjoy between now and Christmas.

Beer advent calendar

Our milk crate and paper bag set up isn't terribly pretty but it does the job.

Beer advent calendar

Since the beer selection here is so different from back East, we'll be trying most of the beers for the first time. Day 1's advent beer: Farmhand Saison from Driftwood Brewery.

Beer advent calendar

Chris gave it a 8/10 but I think it's more like a 7.


Whitehorse Winterval 2013

This weekend, Chris and I volunteered at Winterval.

Whitehorse Winterval 2013

We helped put up decorations and then watched the parade down Main Street.

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After the parade there was a tree lighting and then performers on Waterfront. We dressed warmly but with the temperature below -20°C we were grateful for the warm up station in the Old Fire Hall.

Whitehorse Winterval 2013

Whitehorse Winterval 2013