The ramblings of a rooster collecting, cowboy lovin', country girl with a little renovating and crafting thrown in too!

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Somehow the last part of 2011 got away from me. There have been many changes in my life and more to come. I do miss blogging and maybe thats what I need to keep me sane right now.... a little blogging therapy! I wont over load you with details but I will share some good and maybe a few bad lol! This is a picture of Aidan and I taken this past Christmas. He is going to university on Price Edward Island this year and doing well. He just turned 20 and I cannot believe I no longer have a teenager! I am still struggling with my weight but I'm not giving up!

This a glimpse of my finished kitchen....I know I promised more but at least you can see the color I chose and how well it goes with the black cupboards. I am very pleased with how it turned out. Unfortunately I wont be living in the house by the end of the month because my husband and I are divorcing. Some of you will know its been a long time coming and trust me it is not a sad thing...except for leaving my house!! I am actually quite happy and relieved to be moving on.

This of course is my beloved Harley and I having a little snuggle on the bed. Again bittersweet as I will be leaving Harley and my other two fur babies here for now anyways. I think that has to be the hardest part.

So here I am back on my blog and filling you all full of info about my ongoing adventures. I am going to be moving to Northern Alberta and have left my job of the past 12 years to work in a camp on the tar sands oil project. Im excited and nervous...sad and happy all at the same time. I have never left Nova Scotia other than to visit so this is huge for me. Im sure there will be many more tears shed but ultimately the time to move on is now. I needed a new start and a good paying job to secure my future. And after all Alberta is Canada's cowboy country so hopefully the eye candy will be good! I may not be crafting quite as much in the near future....but that just means I get to buy more! So keep filling your blogs with goodies for me to see!! I hope to be a better blogger this year. And thanks to all of you who have hung around to see if I I am! Back and hopefully stronger than ever!


  1. Holli, I wish you nothing but the best my friend!!! I can see where leaving the furry ones would be hard, hopefully you can eventually come get them. LOVE the pic of you and your son, mine just turned 20 too, amazing how fast they grow!!! ((((BIG HUGS)))) as you start this new chapter of your life and I'll be waiting to see some pics of those Alberta cowboys;)

  2. Hey Holli, I was thinking about you, this morning and wondering how you are doing. I am sad and happy for you, at the same time! I hope the best for you and that you find a wonderful man and great happiness! Good luck and maybe you will find a cowboy!

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  3. I wish you a wonderful new year of new beginnings..and I hope you get your babies back soon..that is one cute photo of you two snuggling;) It will be nice to see you back to blogging again..take care and best wishes and happy trails.;)