Deena's Wish list

It is very suiting that my wish list is on today as I'm jetting off to Vancouver with my BFF on our annual shopping trip.  It is only the two of us this year, which will be different from years past- but I'm down with that. The other girls will be on speedtext and I'm sure Christy will talk enough to make up for the lack of voices....

Now on to my wishlist.  Our goal was to give you some ideas for when you're shopping for that someone special...or maybe you have to make a list for your hubby and have no clue what you want.    I realize that I shouldn't have let Kyla go first as now I just want to copy what she wants.  That happens a lot with us- there are many repeats outfits/shoes in our really is a shame that we aren't the same size.


1) Tall boots
Frye "Regina" Wedge Boot
I've had my eye on Frye boots for awhile...I just need to find a pair that will fit my thick calves.....ladies- always measure the circumference of your calves...makes online boot shopping way easier.

2) Booties- I have one pair that I love, but I have had my eye on a couple different styles.  My current faves are the following:
DV by Dolce Vita "Mani" Bootie
Lucky Brand "Ripley" Bootie

Nine West "Speida" Cutout

2) Cream cardigan...kinda like this one at Simons.. but more hangy and flowy:

3) Cognac bag like this
Michael Kors "Jet Set" Large Tot

4) Slippers : Kyla has a pair and I steal them everytime I got to her house. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Padraig slippers 


1) Korres night cream: even husband comments on how nice my skin smells at night....

2) Mary Kay eye makeup remover: seriously nothing beats it.

3) Dior Attict Gloss in pale creamy peach: I'm probably on my third tube

4) Occitane hand cream: must have in the winter months...

Somehow get rid of the bags under my eyes

The End.  Have a glorious weekend

Outside house design

Ya, you could say that acreage life can be a little overwhelming.  I have learned very quickly that there is always something to be done- whether it's catching gophers or landscaping- time, especially when the weather cooperates, is of the essence.
This fall has been spectacular for the weather.  I can't believe the colours that the sky can change in just one hour.  If anything- it has been the beauty of the nature that has stolen my heart in this move.  Ya, the house is awesome, but man, I can't put a price on that view.  It makes me want to start painting again.  It has been so good for my soul.

So before the snow flies (which hopefully isn't until December?)  I thought I'd give you a look of some of the outside landscaping progression we have made.  5 acres is overwhelming to me, but not so much when we start it chunk by chunk.  So far the husband hauled a gazillion rocks from around our property to make flower bed retaining walls.  We've had top soil delivered to fill said flower beds, he built a dog run and mowed out the sections for our garden and cherry trees and lastly we're having the retaining wall done.  Not too bad for starters.  I'm excited to see what this place looks like in the peaceful winter nights, but I'm also excited for the spring when we can start planting some trees and a garden!

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