Random Bits and Pieces

Well, it’s been awhile since I sat in front of the computer to write to you about life over here.  Obviously, if I’m not writing that means I’m busy living life!  And life has been full!  Let me share a little about the ins and outs lately.

snowshoe1. This past weekend Scotsburn got to play host to 100 people who are passionate about hiking at the Hike NS Trail Summit.  It was an exciting time where we got to showcase some of our trails, our tasty food and our ability to act as a venue for such events.  Our Fitz Frenzy crew also did a presentation on Friday night to tell people about our up-coming event.  It was fun to meet up with people I have crossed paths with in the past and to also meet new friends.  I also got a chance to meet one of my biggest fans  { who is not family, family counts but not really…. no offence, guys!! } which was fun!  { I asked him to do a guest post for me!! I wasn’t kidding, either, Jake, in case you thought it was the Pork Chop BBQ talking! }  It was a great weekend all around, but I was pretty wiped by the end of it!

2. You will find me spending some time at Above & Beyond Home Décor again!  I’m excited to be back there, working with the great staff and working in a store that offers so much in the way of home decorating options!!  Rugs, artwork, furniture, accessories, lighting and tons of gadgets for the kitchen { which are lost on this girl!! }  I’ll be honing my merchandising skills there, the displays are always changing and every time I walk it, it’s like a new store!  { I had to do a display the other day, let me tell you, merchandising is not the same thing as decorating!! }

Milk Paint

3. We are booking up for the Milk Paint classes to be held on May 25th in New Glasgow.  I’m looking forward to hanging out with new and old friends and learning some great skills when it comes to milk painting.  I seem to learn things the hard way, so being taught by someone who is trained in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint will be a huge help to me!!  Sign up as soon as you an so you don’t miss out, as seating is limited.  You can follow our FB event HERE and sign up HERE for the workshops and pricing.

fitz4. Our Fitz Frenzy Trail Run is just around the corner and we are hoping for some nice weather leading up to it so we can get all our prep work done.  Catherine and I were out on the trail today, mapping routes and enjoying a nice morning on the mountain.  We have some runners who have signed up already and we look forward to many more over the next few weeks.  You can register online HERE, which we recommend as we are capping it this year at 100 people.  Our courses are so fun to run, lots of hills, single track and who doesn’t love running through the woods like a kid again?!?!

Market Flyer

5. I’m setting up at The Palace in Pictou on Saturday for the Mother’s Day Market.  I’ve got some great projects I’ve been working on and I’m excited to try out a different setting, too.  Drop by and pick up something special for the mothers in your life!!


6. This armoire is in my studio getting a make over!  {Hannah is there for scale…its a biggie! }  Follow me on Instagram for some sneak peeks along the way! Here’s a hint about what colour its going…..Tricycle!!  { Those who know me well will figure it out!! }

7. I miss doing ‘The View From Here’ posts.  I realize I haven’t done any since I switched to the new blog.  I wonder if it is because I use Instagram so much more now… Anyway, I look forward to bringing back the View!! Here’s a glimpse of my last one….

I think that covers some of it!!

To be continued,