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Friday
Jun202014

Friday Finds - Stop and Smell the......

 

 

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new to this space.... 
Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

Please say hello....share your finds below.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
Endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link up to Friday Finds  (grab the button or share the link).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

Share the Friday Finds Button

Kim Klassen dot Com

 

 

My Friday Finds  

Hello lovelies... How are you?

Oh my....

so...I mentioned last week that John isn't allowed to garden this summer..... which means.... our gardens are taking on a life of their own!

Today Ben and I took a little tour around....after the rain.... As you can see he was quite curious...... So cute.....

Thank goodness for perennials....Otherwise our gardens would be nothing more than dirt and weeds..... Aside from the petunias my Mom and Dad planted up the front walk (thanks mom & dad!)

Carol Hart... you could make some magic around here... 'wink, wink'.....

We had a call from Winnipeg... One of John's appointments has been rescheduled... So we are on our way back into the city tomorrow morning first thing...... 

Gosh darn.... I was really counting on a full week.... But life doesn't always go as planned.... that's for sure.....

Here's a few photos of the flax....I've been cutting this for still life shoots.....It's part of the wildflower mix we planted at least 15 years ago.....(the only thing that grew actually)....

It's sorta... growing here, there and everywhere.... 

All images were taken with the Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art....It's a keeper!


Switching gears....

I've re-commited to juicing.... We were juicing daily before John ended up in the hospital a few month ago. 

Anyhow, this past Monday I started a 21 day challenge.... I'm posting a juice/smoothie photo...everyday for 21 days.... a little accountability never hurt! 

Hopefully I will have time to snap a pic....before we head out tomorrow morning..... 

Wanna join the challenge? The more the merrier.... If you are on Instagram, please post your juice each day with the hashtag #21dayjuicechallenge

Here's me on IG.

 

Today's Smoothie recipe. 

  • 1 c raspberries
  • 1 c blueberries
  • 8 oz of tazo zen green tea (mint and lemon infused)
  • 1/2 c spinach
  • 1/2 english cucumber
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 T chia and 1 tray of ice cubes. 

This makes about 3 large glasses… I drink 2, John drinks one...along with his granola and whatever else he can find.... He definitely has his appetite back!

This is not a juice fast... Simply a juice a day, plus healthy meals. I use the vitamix, which we love.... But I think any blender will work just fine..... 

Thanks Kelly for the green tea inspiration....such a great way to add a little extra zip to my day.....  

The Tazo - Zen green tea is fabulous.... love the touch of mint and lemon.....

I've been pinning juice recipes... if you are interested pop over here.

Tell me... do you juice? Have a favourite recipe?

Juicer? blender? Vitamix?

I'd love to hear from you!

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Happy Friday...... Link away lovelies....

Love & Gratitude.... ♡

xo,

  

 

 

 

  

Wednesday
Jun112014

Everyday Ben - A Flipagram

I know I'm late to the flipagram party.... but this little flip of Ben.... actually makes me cry..... I'm so happy to have these IG images of my boy...

Have you flipagrammed? Do tell? I have a feeling this is just the beginning for me.... 

Happiest almost Thursday...... See you for Friday Finds....

xo,

music by C.C. Trubiak...... ♡

Friday
Jun062014

Friday Find - Wished ...and ...Delivered!


  

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new to this space.... 
Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

Please say hello....share your finds below.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
Endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link up to Friday Finds  (grab the button or share the link).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

Share the Friday Finds Button

Kim Klassen dot Com

 

 

My Friday Finds  

Hello lovelies... How are you?

So excited to share my Friday Finds today.... bursting...actually.

Check out... My new-to-me table.... I've been wishing for a vintage arborite table for some time....I imagined it on the front porch..... In fact...a few months back I looked at one but didn't buy it....

Then the other night my phone beeped.... with a text message.... and a picture of the table of my dreams... 'Kim, my Mom thought you might be interested in this table.... We can bring it by on our way home, if you like?' What??? are you kidding me... YES please...

An hour or so later it landed in my driveway!!

Thank you Bev... This might just be one of my most favourite gifts....and thank you Bruce for the delivery!! Isn't she a beauty?

I'm not sure what will work best for chairs... kinda digging my random wooden chairs with it... thinking maybe even better than metal ones? Whatchya think?


The BEST part.... that very day... for Be Still, I had written about making a list of props, drops and table tops you are wishing for........ How the act of writing it down... might surprise you....and poof.... this little lovely arrived!!

Seriously?? It works......

 

We've had a few meals at the table...It's not just for pretty pictures....

Today I enjoyed a new favourite ..... chick pea & black bean salad.... The recipe can be found HERE... It's super healthy and delic....I double the recipe and add a can of black beans. 

By the way... Dashing Dish is PACKED FULL of awesome recipes!! I even signed up for a membership.

While I was out snapping pics... I decided to take a few chair shots... along came Ben.... look where he landed..... 

Can you see my toes? Soo adorable....

In todays photos....my new to me table, last week's coffee pot (simply for the pop), the bowl, mug and linens all from Anthropologie, this beautiful book (thank you, again Cheryl)....and Benny.

Okay friends.. I must sign off.... it's been quite the day.....

The S2F connect was awesome... seriously... could do that every week, ladies!! Thank you.....so much!

Happy Friday...... Link away lovelies....

Love & Gratitude.... ♡

xo,

  

p.s. S2F students, today's photos were processed in LR with the HazyDazy preset. 

 

Friday
Mar142014

Friday Finds - Longer Days and Lovely Light

 

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new here.... please say hello....share your finds below.... Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life's lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
it's endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link to Friday Finds (feel free to grab the button below).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

Share the Friday Finds Button

 

Kim Klassen dot Com

Hello my  friends....

How are you? How 'bout these longer days? Isn't it amazing? 

Best part.. Our evening walk is no longer in the dark!! Woo hoo!

Anyhow, tonight after supper... the sun was still shining bright... I said... Ben... let's take a drive... I grabbed my camera... and out we went... At first it was nothing spectacular... But, I clicked away.... Found the old fence up top... drove some more..... 

found this.... little lady..... Said hi.. Click...

Then I thought... If I can catch the sun on Ben.... from behind... that should be lovely....  We drove a few miles toward the lake and walked in.....

I caught this....

It was time to turn around.... and Oh my gosh... the sun...the sky.... I almost missed it.....

And then ..... Ben posed....and I caught this....

Then this....

Happy Day!! Spring is coming.... 

Until next time.....Love.... gratitude....always.......

xo,

Just a few in Sepia-ish..... which I think is my favourite edit... 'cept you can't see the color in the sky? hmmmmm .... 

As always... thank you for stopping by.... 




 

Friday
Mar072014

Friday Finds - Rediscovering YES

 

 

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new here.... please say hello....share your finds below.... Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life's lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
it's endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link to Friday Finds (feel free to grab the button below).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

Share the Friday Finds Button

 

Kim Klassen dot Com

My Friday Finds.......

Hello friends....

Remember the anthro gift card..... from my sweet blogging friends? A few items I choose have been on back-order..... Today this lovely mug arrived (in the biggest box... one lone....little mug... made me smile)..... It's a beauty.

Below the mug is the most fab flour sack.... found by accident at Lady of the Lake this morning.... Seriously the mug, the sack .... a match made in heaven...... Destiny....

'smile'.....

Time for a Story?

My goodness.... I've had a good week.....Personal growth is such a process... don't you find?

I started the week with a 3 day juice cleanse....and.... It's been much more than I thought...body and mind cleansing? A letting go..... 

On May 22nd, 2013 .... John was diagnosed with Leukemia.... We were sent immediately to Winnipeg for treatment..... 8 + months later....we came home...... 

Cancer..... Ugh.... It's tough stuff....

Somewhere along the way... I lost my footing.... I lost my trust.... I began to think more NO than YES.... Doubt.... worry.... stress..... FEAR.... became such a part of my life.....the NO's found their way into my head and heart.

When we finally made our way home.... these feelings were amplified. I was angry...... 8 months gone!! Yet life just carried on.....

'sigh'.....

I've been working hard to find my way back..... deliver the classes I have yet to complete.... Start to Finish... has been patiently waiting for my return..... but my heart just hasn't been in it....

This week.... a shift.... I let go.... We are ok! I'm not going to get snatched from my life again..... or maybe I am..... but I certainly can't sit around waiting for it to happen?

I love my 'work'..... It's my TRUE passion.... teaching, sharing..... creating.... A dream gig..... It's time to get back on track.....

And so.... as scary as it is...to say this out loud.... Start to Finish will begin again next week!! Thank you for your patience.... understanding...  kindness.... It's time to finish what I started. Watch for an email soon..... my sweet and oh so patient creatives.....

(for those who have asked... registration for the next session of S2F will open toward the end of March.)

Life is good... we are truly blessed.... and I am... forever grateful.....

How 'bout you?

Where are you at..... inspired, uninspired? YES, NO's....

Please share in the comments below..... I'd love to hear from you....

Need some encouragement..... Just ask...and I will personally send you an email note of encouragement.....

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Okie doke my friends.... what have you discovered this week? Link away below.

Until next time.....Love.... gratitude....always.......

xo,

Sweet Ben story....

as I write this... I can feel him watching me...

I turn my head... there he is... beside me....on his cozy bed....head up....sleepy eyed...simply staring at me ... he does this.... a lot these days (as if he can't quite believe I'm home).....

I say... Hi Benny... I love you.... he sighs a big sigh........ tucks his head in tight and goes fast to sleep.....

Perhaps a new FF tradition...... Benny as the bumper...... 

We call him....Zenny Benny..... 

Friday
Feb282014

Friday Finds - Rediscovery

 

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new here.... please say hello....share your finds below.... Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life's lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
it's endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link to Friday Finds (feel free to grab the button below).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

Share the Friday Finds Button

 

Kim Klassen dot Com

My Friday finds.......

Hello friends....

This week I've been rediscovering all the lovely treasures around our house.....as if seeing them for the first time... It's been nice.....

Today.... I'm sharing this lovely book by Sibella Court.... Truly inspired.....

and..... this sweet little plate... (found at Winners)

And back again ....

My lovely Anthro linen tea towel....Seriously.. it really is just right..... Oh and last but not least..... my Starbucks mug.... adore...

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Okie doke my friends.... what have you discovered this week? Link away below.

Until next time.....Love.... gratitude....always.......

xo,

One last photo.... My sweet boy.....Waiting for Sophie..... (Benny's cousin) to pick us up for our walk.

 

 

Friday
Feb212014

Friday Finds - Anthropologie in the Mail

 

 

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new here.... please say hello....share your finds below.... Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life's lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
it's endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link to Friday Finds (feel free to grab the button below).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

Share the Friday Finds Button

 

Kim Klassen dot Com

My Friday finds.......

Hello friends....

Remember my lost.... then found Anthro gift card.....from the sweetest online friends EVER. I still can't believe I received such an amazing gift..... Thank you again dear friends....

Part 1 of my order has arrived.....Today I have a sneak peek......the big reveal coming soon.

2 Things

The most extraordinary mug.... photos do not do it justice....you need to hold it in your hands to truly appreciate it..... the shape ..... perfectly imperfect...the design....the colors........ Oh my..... True Love. 

And.... I adore this linen tea towel....a perfect shade of red....beautifully textured....Highly recommend.....

 

Today's photos also include the September issue of the Anthro catalog.... Always a treat to receive in the mail.....It's FREE...... request it here......

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Oh and .... have you seen these?? .....  vintage book iPhone docks.... so fab, don't you think? Check 'em out here.

above photo credit:  Anthro site.

Side note: Today's photos were processed in LR with my new preset.....warm light drama.....

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Okie doke my friends.... what have you discovered this week? Link away below.

Until next time.....Love.... gratitude....always.......

xo,

One last photo.... sleepy Ben basking in the sun.... after our freezing cold walk..... this afternoon.....

he tucks his legs in the silliest of ways.....