Friday, July 20, 2012

A Little Something New: 5 Things on Friday

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It has been a light week for me and blogging so I thought I would start something new today. A quick post about 5 random things. Sometimes there will be a theme, sometimes it will just be a complete mish mash. I love when other blogs that I read do this (especially Eighteen25 – I’ve found some great new songs this way), so why not join the masses?

This week’s theme . . .


Here we go!

1. I was in Canadian Living magazine. Twice.

When I was little, my Dad won a photo contest in Canadian Living magazine. He took a hilarious photo of me and my brother with clear water balloons squished against our faces as they were resting on the deck of the pool (they were heavy!). The result is a completely disfigured, magnified face. Not my best look, but a great shot!

Throughout my life people have come across this photo in back issues of the magazine on more than one occasion. Once, it was while my classmates were flipping through magazines searching for collage pictures in a Family Studies class!

We were also on the Letters to the Editor page with an accompanying photo a few years ago when Canadian Living had an anniversary issue. My brother and I (reluctantly) posed holding the original issue in our hands.

Let me tell you, it’s a very strange experience to stand in line at the grocery store and know that you could tell someone “I’m in that magazine.”

2. I have never had a tan in my life. In fact, I don’t think my skin is capable of tanning.

When I was in Grade 8, I tried self-tanner for the first time. I applied it three days in a row and absolutely no colour showed up!

Thank goodness pale skin is gaining in popularity! I even bought a t-shirt like this a few years ago :)

Local Celebrity t shirt

3. The one thing I could not live without is music.

Music makes even the most mundane task more enjoyable. Fortunately, I live with someone who shares this opinion and we have a great stereo set-up on both floors of our house. Mr. Mechanic even built his own speakers and subwoofer!

We have digital cable, so when I’m home during the day I am almost always listening to Galaxie Hit List.

4. My favourite colour is purple which explains my flower choices this year for our window boxes and front porch. I love the way purple looks with red brick and red hair alike!

Runner up = chartreuse and/or olive green. Perfection.

5. Speaking of hair, it has been almost seven and a half weeks since I last got my hair cut and I am going crazy! I don’t think I can last until September when my hairdresser comes back from a very brief maternity leave.

Have a great weekend!

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P.S. I would love for you to tell me one thing I don’t already know about you!

P.P.S. An awesome reader solved the mystery – the succulent in my Garage Sale Vignette is a pencil cactus! What a perfect plant for this teacher!


  1. Great post! It's fun learning more about you!

  2. So fun, thanks for sharing!
    We nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award, check it out here:

  3. I know you so much better now! No tan - but do you burn easily? Stay out of the sun - pale and HEALTHY!

    Something about me you don't know---- I originally trained as an opera singer. Could have had a life on the stage , but I chose a homelife and teaching instead. I am very happy with my choice!

  4. Love this post Claire! I have never had a tan in my life either! I need that t-shirt too Claire! How very Canadian of you to be in Canadian Living magazine. I saw your tea tins featured around blogland Claire....congrats to you girl! Angie xo


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