My January In Pictures

Happy February, my friends!

This past January seemed like our busiest January yet! It was so great to wind down from the holidays, take a little vacation, work on a few art projects and make new cute banners for mine and Allison’s little design company adventure.

Jan1

I started my Project Life adventure on January 1st! Since I sometimes feel like we don’t have very much going on, I’m always afraid that I’ll get to the end of the week and not have anything to document. As a result, I’ve been taking way too many selfies and snapping photos of just about everything! When it comes time to print my weekly pictures, I always have lots of gooders to choose from, even if they are just of us! Because really, it’s the story that counts.

Jan2

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We launched a few new things over at AllyBeth Design Co! We brought in a few different styles of super cute party bags (and straws), but couldn’t help but use a few for our own packaging. We had lots of pick-ups – and were so excited to see our cute wares find their way into happy new homes! Allison launched her ruffled streamers, and we’ve already had a large order for an upcoming wedding! These are sewn together (with two colours, or three) to create just under 70ft of ruffley, colourful goodness!

Jan 3

Although we didn’t make any new years resolutions to eat healthy – we did a fairly good job in preparing & eating the majority of our meals and snacks at home. I find that we feel so much better and have more energy when we are nourishing ourselves with fresh fruits, veggies and meals made from scratch (as apposed to processed meal options) – and so I’ve been making the best of efforts to do so! Except for ice cream of course, that’s kind of our downfall (plus, how cool is this Ron Burgundy B&J?!)

Jan4

We had what seemed like lots of visits with little baby Madilyn, but somehow they just didn’t seem like enough! We actually haven’t been out to visit the McMillan family in over a week (possibly 2!) and it seems like it has been far too long. I’ve said it before, and I will say it again this little girl has stolen my whole heart. Who know it would be such a rewarding challenge trying to make a little person laugh. xoxo.

Jan5

The McMolnar Clan went to our 2nd Annual Robbie Burns Dinner! We discovered our local Robbie Burns Dinner (at the Abbotsford Eagles Club) last year, when I took Jess to hear the band that I wanted to play at our wedding. I discovered Piper Down during a wedding I had worked at with Crave Catering, and immediately fell in love with them. Since we had never considered hiring a band at all, the suggestion hit Jess a little out of left field. So when they contacted me to let me know about the local event they would be playing, we jumped on the opportunity to visit them. We had so much fun at our first dance, that we vowed to make it an annual thing and attend in 2014 for both the dinner and the dance. We had a blast and my brother-in-law Daryl even managed to get up with the band for a performance of his own. I guess that’s what happens when you start off with pitchers of Guinness!

Jan6

January also seen a few acting opportunities, including one audition for the BC Children’s Hospital and a ‘shopper’ role for the Pattison Group. I was painfully reminded that you either need change or a credit card to park in downtown Vancouver, and I was so thankful that I allowed myself an extra half our before my audition time – it took almost that whole half hour for me to pay for parking! The selfie on the left was taken after I did a coconut oil treatment for my hair the night before (funny enough, the night our hot water tank stopped working) but oh – my – goodness. If you haven’t tried a coconut oil treatment on your hair yet, do it now!  I couldn’t stop touching my hair for the next three days.

Of course, we we went to Seattle as well, but you can see all those beautiful photos on this post!

How was your January’s? Did you kick off 2014 with an incredibly good start?

much love,

Shannon

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