Wednesday, November 25, 2009

it's raining, it's pouring

i know canada is known for being the "great WHITE north" and all, but it's nearing the end of december and there are still no traces of snow! at least not where i am. and even though i don't like snow (i live in the city, so it becomes slush, and that's just uber annoying to walk in), it's just not really right without it during the holidays/festive season. you walk into malls that are all prettily decorated and you've got those huge sale signs in store windows with snowflakes and snowmans but there aren't actually any around...it's just not right.

but what's even more not right is that instead of snow, we're getting rain. and i am a totally snow > rain person because at least you don't have to be afraid of getting drenched or carrying that annoying umbrella in your bag. convenience is key!

i was lurking around dollar store crafts (i don't think DIY has ever been cheaper) and found this super cute tutorial on how to jazz up your plain umbrella! i don't use those types of umbrellas, and mine is actually quite cute already (it has apples on it! i love you H&M) but this is a great idea. i also know for a fact that those kinds of umbys are much, much stronger and sturdier against rain+wind days and come on...IT'S ONLY A DOLLAR TO MAKE! (well, a little more if you don't have a spare umbrella around but i have dollar stores that sell umbys for $1)


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the site also offers good ideas for general DIY no matter what the budget, so check it out!

i've been a little M.I.A. just because i was focusing on my photography and school work. i don't think i've ever been this busy in my life! it is a good and bad thing. maybe sometime in the future will show some of my photos? i don't know :P

(chloe- better late than never? ;)