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June 2017

Weekly Goals Update!

It's been a week... lol! Just looking back on my weekly goals to see how I did as I'm going to post new goals tomorrow for next week!
  1. Get new $500.00 glasses fixed! We ended up exchanging them for a different style. Customer service was HORRID, but we could not get a refund (which is BS) so we had to choose a different style.
  2. Fill in papers changing address & whatnot from Ontario to Nova Scotia and bring them downtown to get them in process. Nope... this will be bumped to my goal list for next week!
  3. Finish the rest of my custom orders. Yes! Then I took on a few more... lol! I'm sewing this week too.. it's honestly helping keep my mind off of things I can't control with this move.
  4. Mail out all RTS envelopes. Yep, done!
  5. Use up as many freezer foods as possible! Yes, working on it! Meals have been very interesting to say the least!
  6. Order girls new beds and *perhaps* matching night table. Yes, beds have been orderd but I took a pass on the nightstand until I see how big the rooms are in person.
  7. Change my address with my bank, life insurance company & whoever else I need to but can't remember at this moment. I changed it with our bank, still have to change it with life insurance company but keep forgetting to dig out the papers!
  8. Do more packing! Yes, we have most of the packing done and are slowing packing more. We can't pack everything as we need to use things until we move, and will be packing some of our stuff in suitcases to check on the train. Once Dallas gets it in gear it'll make my life easier but he's waiting until the very last minute to pack naturally. *sigh* I need to get into the basement area better but his crap is blocking the way and I'm not packing for him and us!
  9. Bump up all my ads for bookshelves, etc.. and post more items for sale. Yes, but I'm over it. I think I'm going to call the Diabetes Association tomorrow and arrange a pick up before we move for the rest of our furniture.
  10. Order new address labels from VistaPrint. Done, and hopefully they arrive sooner than later so I can share with friends/family!
  11. Do something fun with the kids. Nope. I suck. Mya's never home being the social butterfly that she is, and we all have so much on the go right now I didn't plan anything, so nothing happened. However, I am planning a day to go out with the kids next week when it's not 40c or thunderstorming. LOL!!

7/11 accomplished, 1/11 almost accomplished and 2 not done at all. Meh, not bad at all really, and I know what needs to take priority next week! New goal list will be posted tomorrow, I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!

Sale on all my RTS cork items!!

Good morning! I know not all of my blog readers are on Facebook so I thought I'd post on my blog today as well! Please leave a comment or email me if you'd like to claim any of the items! Thanks so much & have a fabulous day!!


All of my in stock RTS (Ready to Ship) vegan cork leather items are on sale!! Now is a fabulous time to grab yourself something you've had your eye on, or stock up for Christmas gifts! (Yes, I said it... but it's coming! LOL!!)

What you see is what I have in stock, my customs are closed until after our move, so what you see is what you can choose from!

Some amazing info about cork:

Cork is a natural, PETA certified, Eco friendly product imported from Portugal. Cork leather is as strong as it's animal counterpart, but vegan friendly! It is water resistant, has natural anti-mildew & antibacterial properties and can be wiped clean.

All prices include *LETTERMAIL* shipping within Canada which does *NOT* included tracking or insurance. Please inquire to upgrade your shipping!

If shipping to the U.S.A. please add $3.00!

Passport Cases:

$38.00 each - Cheetah & Silver flecked natural cork.

Minimalist folding wallets:

$42.00 each

3 Black

1 Natural

1 Natural Stripe

Folding Card Wallets *Each side holds 10 cards easily as cork will 'give'.

$22.00 each!

1 Pink

1 Purple

1 Mint

2 Espresso

1 Olive

2 Navy

1 Black

1 Cheetah

1 Giraffe

1 Natural with gold fleck

1 Natural with silver fleck

Single Card Wallets *Holds 10 cards easily.


1 Bone white

1 Orange

1 Navy

1 Cheetah

1 Dusty pink

1 Natural

1 Natural stripe

1 Swirled natural

1 Gold flecked natural

2 Silver flecked natural




21 Days...


I just finished that pretty cork Slimline Wallet above tonight... that means I have just 2 custom orders left on my list!

  • Cork NCW (Necessary Clutch Wallet)
  • Chapstick lanyard

And that's it! Absolutely everything has been crossed off of my sewing list! Which means I'm going to pack up my sewing area for probably a solid 6 weeks. *sigh* However, I need the break desperately and I think that I'll come back nice & refreshed with ideas & inspiration bursting at the seams for the fall & holiday season! I plan to open up with new RTS items, new custom posts, new lower pricing! Good things!!


We are now at just 21 days until we move and it seems like every day there is more to do! Off of the top of my head we need to get the following crossed off my list sooner than later!

  1. Sell our gas lawnmower. We're going to buy a manual push mower next year.
  2. Sell 2 daybeds. One in white, one in black.
  3. Sell 2 more bookshelves. 2 are being picked up soon!
  4. Sell coffee table. Maybe 2.
  5. Sell dresser. Maybe 2.
  6. Get downtown to hand in forms changing over our info from Ontario to Nova Scotia with the gvmt.
  7. Pick up glasses.
  8. Fill prescriptions.
  9. Dr's appt for Dh and child #2.
  10. Order girls new beds & arrange for delivery in NS.
  11. Order immediate needs from WalMart to be delivered to Nova Scotia so when we arrive we at least have the "basics" until the truck arrives with all of our worldly belongings.
  12. Change address with life insurance company/bank/credit card company etc...
  13. Try to sell off as much as my RTS items (ready to ship) as I can!
  14. Hopefully find new Dr in NS. I have a friend helping me with everything that needs done over there, which has been a Godsend, truly.
  15. Continue packing/tossing/donating.
  16. Pack up entire sewing area.
  17. Order cat carrier.
  18. Meet up with woman who is going to bring our cat to Cape Breton with her via Air Canada! (So grateful to her for doing this for us!)
  19. Figure out what to pack as checked luggage on the train.
  20. Plan menu for the train. Child #2 & I have food allergies so need to pack food for the 2 days on the train. We also want to pack snacks for everyone, etc... when we board the Ocean Train we're in VIP+ so we'll have the dining car, etc... however, only 3 of 5 of us can eat on the train. So, we need to figure this out!
  21. Buy a bin and packing peanuts (or something?) so I can carefully pack my grandpa's model ship. It's huge and *NOTHING* can happen to it, it's irreplaceable. Suggestions perhaps?
  22. Send everyone our new address. I ordered new address labels tonight which will make it easier as I'll share some of the labels & send some to our homestay girls in Japan as well. We still keep in touch with all 3 of them, so I want them to have our new address.
  23. Change our address with Canada Post for "Mail Forward".
  24. Cancel home security system with Rogers.
  25. Haircuts for myself and the kids.
  26. Purchase organic "calming" cat 'treats' for the plane trip.
  27. Arrange cat pick up time with my mom for the day before we leave. My poor girl, she's going to be so stressed, I really hope she does ok! I feel so guilty... but I'm so glad we're able to get her to our new home with us!
  28. Get to the bank to grab some cash for our trip.
  29. Slow WAY down on grocery shopping. Meals are going to be quite interesting from here on in but we need to try to eat what's in our deep freezer before we leave! Anything left I'll give to Dallas to take with him.
  30. Write "budget" for September - it's going to be a "rough estimate" budget, but at least then I have some idea of what I'm working with. There are different variables bouncing around obviously, so it's a huge mess right now to be quite honest. But come September, I need to get on track and watch our budget carefully!

And that's all I can think of off the top of my head... no wonder I haven't been sleeping well! I am so overloaded right now, everything is quite overwhelming and stressful. I'm trying to "chill out", but chilling out really isn't me unfortunately. So I'll keep ticking things off of my list until they're all done and I can breathe a HUGE sigh of relief!

On that note I'm off... thanks for peeking in! Enjoy your evening!