Wednesday, October 31, 2012

{274} halloween

i had to hold george down just to get him into this costume for one quick photo op but i got it! and then i immediately took the costume off of him because, as you can tell from this picture, he looks utterly miserable and i can't do that to him. :)

happy halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

{273} so? buttons.

have you ever used that childish comment when someone says "so?" to you and then you answer "buttons". yeah, i use that one even now as a 30-year-old. i collect buttons and have hundreds upon hundreds of them. months ago i had started creating this name by sewing the buttons onto this green thrift-store placemat. then it became "sew" time consuming that i decided to set it aside. finally, today i hauled it out again but instead of sewing them on, i simply laid out the rest of the buttons. :)

Monday, October 29, 2012

{272} band-aids

having a PVR is fantastic and all but i really miss watching my DVDs of different tv shows. back when i used to have to tolerate commercials, i'd pop in a DVD of Friends, Seinfeld or LOST. now, that i don't have to waste my time on commercials, i never watch those shows anymore and i miss them! i guess i miss LOST in particular lately. i think i may have to forgo some of my PVRd shows and put in some LOST again. so, thanks to charlie pace's band-aided fingers that once said "hate" and later said "fate", i've created my own version.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

{271} smell like lauren

had to scramble to find something quickly today! so, here. if you want to smell like me, use this perfume. :)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

{270} locker room

second last blue bomber game of the year! they are 5-11 right now and they are about 1,001 different scenarios that need to play out in order from them to make the play-offs. fingers crossed! game time is noon!

the original photo is below:

Friday, October 26, 2012

{269} lit up

grabbed the box of matches for this one. it looks just like the toothpicks. lol oh, well, i also had to hurriedly take a picture with the lit match before burning my fingers off!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

{268} toothpicks

ack! this is another one of those names where i go "have i done this already?!" i don't think so because it was uncrossed on my master list but i haven't always kept up with updating my master list! i can't believe i've got less than 100 names to go! i can't believe i'm going to make it! woohoo!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

{267} track me down

gah, it's that time again. time to lose weight. i'm desperate to shake these few extra pounds before my 31st birthday. well, maybe not too terribly desperate since yesterday i told you how much popcorn i've been consuming. but, i'm at least trying from monday thru friday! :)

this is my tracking sheet that i keep on my fridge. one box to mark off for: food, supplements, water and workouts. i've missed a few of each. :(

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

{266} popcorn kernels

i love popcorn. on friday, i ate an entire back of white cheddar chipotle popcorn. on saturday, elijah and i polished off an entire bag of popcorn. on sunday, i polished off another bag on my own. i love me some popcorn. :) the air-popped stuff is definitely healthier but i prefer my popcorn flavoured with loads of butter weighing it down!

Monday, October 22, 2012

{265} wrapping paper

i found this swatch of "lauren" wrapping paper in one of my memory boxes! i'm really stoked that i saved it...i just wish i knew which gift had been once wrapped in it! definitely something i received from my amazing mother. :)

100 names to go!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

{264} mail for me?

i've posted about stamps and letters and parcels but today's name is courtesy of mail that i received at work. a whole box of it! i love mail. i believe that today's handwriting is also courtesy of diane. :)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

{263} mistaken identity

you wouldn't believe how often people think my name is "lorne" and that i am a male. lol last week, my boss' voicemail indicated to call me with any questions in his absence. so, the phone rings and i say "good afternoon, lauren speaking." and there is a pause and the person calling says "oh! you're a woman!" lol um, yeah. i am. he proceeded to say that he was expecting to speak to a man named "lorne"!

anyway. so, yesterday i ordered a sandwich from a local joint and when i picked it up, there it was again. the name "lorne" had been written on the receipt. :)

Friday, October 19, 2012

{262} game uniforms

found the original pic on wikipedia and it was the perfect pic for me to create my name! i just wish that the image was higher resolution. but i still love the result.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

{261} flying geese

so, it's that time of year again and all the geese are congregating here in steinbach before they leave for the south for the winter. it's an insane amount of geese out here. i would hate to live near any body of water because you'd get shat on all the time! lol

so, here is my name with the geese. :)

and, a few photos taken from steinbach online of the geese in town.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

{260} hangman

such a simple idea!

i wish i'd thought of this one a long time ago. what's interesting about this project is that 240 days ago i don't think i really thought i'd ever be able to create 365 names. and now here i am with only 105 days to go and i think i have TOO many ideas left. but, i am confident that it will end on january 31, 2013. and i can't wait to begin my next 365-project! i've got the perfect idea and i'm excited about it already. that one will begin on january 1, 2013 so i'll have one month of overlap.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

{pyrex} postings

i am a regular contributor on the pyrex collective blogs. i rather share my entire collection and pyrex-related posts on there than on here so...i thought i'd share links to my posts.

the {left behind} series

the {collection} so far

dreams come true

sad state of pyrex

pyrex england

pyrex sighting?

lids, and fridgies, and knock-offs, oh my!

successful pyrex trade

all about butter

pyrex in use

another set

my first set?

butterfly gold

favourite pieces

{259} coffee filter

for whatever reason we have gobs and gobs of extra coffee filters in our office. each case of coffee comes with more coffee filters and each case has about 4,000 extra coffee filters. why? i don't know. so, my co-worker, karen, decided to make my name using just one of those extra filters. this was her creation. yay, a name i didn't have to make myself. :) 106 to go.

Monday, October 15, 2012

{258} pie chart

i've tried the line graph for my name (success found here!) so this time i decided to try a pie chart. at first i thought maybe i could make the letters out of the pie pieces but, yeah, that's impossible. so, the next best thing was this. :)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

{257} tea leaves

as mentioned in previous posts, last saturday my friend erin and i went to kenora to pick up some tea! yes, a two-hour drive for that. :) i'd been saving this pu-erh tea because i wanted to make my name from the leaves before i actually drank it. i am loving all this tea so much. highly recommend the golden chicken tea store in kenora, if you're ever there.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

{256} the concussion

original photo courtesy of sportsnet.

we all saw this moment on TSN when buck pierce was on the phone calling upstairs shortly after a vicious hit that caused him to not only leave the game but to take time off the following week too. he put the towel over his head and when he lifted his hand holding the cup it was shaking like a leaf. it ended up raising two questions: can buck pierce stay healthy? how can quarterbacks be better protected?

buck pierce is a good guy. i really like him. i even like him as a quarterback! i want him to stay healthy and lead this team as he so badly wants to. i don't want him to get hurt anymore. unfortunately, the talk is leaning the opposite direction. sadness.

Friday, October 12, 2012

{255} paper dolls

this idea has actually been on my list since the beginning of the project! i've been reviewing that list from 8 months ago a lot recently because i'd like to exhaust some of those ideas before the project is over.

can you believe that i actually had to google how to make these paper dolls? i couldn't figure it out on my own. lol oh, well. that's what google is for.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

{254} ten eleven twelve

this day will happen once in my lifetime so here is my way to document it. i mean, ever since the year 2000, we have had days like this every year (e.g. january 2, 2003 or august 9, 2010) but i like the sound of ten eleven twelve. i'll definitely have to do something for twelve twelve twelve because it's the last time in my life there will be a "threesome" like that. :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

{253} parcels

gah! i can't remember if i've done this one already. i looked through the first 252 names but didn't see it so i'm hoping this isn't a repeat. :)

i love getting mail! today i had two parcels waiting for me! one was my "greens" product from it works! and the other was my book for my book club and a new workout dvd (wha? lauren's working out? yes, shocking.).

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

{252} energy bars

my friend, erin, introduced this recipe to me on saturday when we went to kenora for the day. she packed some of these delicious cake batter energy bars along for us. they were so good! so, i found the recipe on chocolate-covered katie's website and made it tonight. super delicious! of course, as soon as they were hardened (and i'd eaten a few pieces!), i carved my name into them. :)

Monday, October 08, 2012

{251} football laces

thanks again to my awesome friends for their football ideas! this idea was courtesy of cara! and i love the result. the annoying thing is that i was left with that one space near the end so i had to create an exclamation mark. maybe it's not so bad! <--

Sunday, October 07, 2012

{250} thanksgiving

happy thanksgiving! the official holiday is not until tomorrow but since tomorrow's name will need to be football-related, i chose to acknowledge the holiday today. plus, our family gathering is today (as most people's are). so, here is a list of some of the things i am thankful for (it's an awkwardly abbreviated list because the length of the word factored into whether i could include it or not).

Saturday, October 06, 2012

{249} drive-by

today, my friend, erin, and i took a two-hour road trip out to kenora, ontario. such an incredibly beautiful and scenic drive it was! the leaves were all changing colour and there was snow on the ground and it was so lovely! our primary purpose for going to kenora was to visit the golden chicken tea store but we also visited several other cute shops they have. so jealous that a town of their size could be so much more "cultured" than my town. i wish we had a bookstore and a candy store and a tea store. such great products they had.

anyway, on our way to kenora we saw a sign for "laurenside inn" and i got all flustered looking for my phone but the sign was passed before i could get a picture. fortunately, we saw it again! except, at such high speeds, i could barely get a proper picture so this is as best as i could do. :)

Friday, October 05, 2012

{248} marshmallows

thanks, rebecca, for this idea...again! :) gah, after carving out these letters i proceeded to eat all six marshmallows and got a serious sugar stomachache. blech. bad idea.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

chasing pavements

(can't stop singing this song. loves adele.)

I've made up my mind, don't need to think it over
If I'm wrong I am right, don't need to look no further
This ain't lust, I know this is love
But if I tell the world, I'll never say enough
'Cause it was not said to you
And that's exactly what I need to do if I'd end up with you

Should I give up? Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere?
Or would it be a waste even if I knew my place?
Should I leave it there?
Should I give up? Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere?

I build myself up and fly around in circles
Wait then as my heart drops and my back begins to tingle
Finally could this be it?

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

{246} golf score

last friday evening, carrie and i had our florida rematch! we both started off pretty good (well, she started off with two pars! and had one helluva putt later on in the game!) but things quickly went down hill after that. c'est la vie. that's how we golf. :)

then today i ended up going golfing again with steve. of course, it was the coldest day ever. after seven holes we were completely frozen. i had wrapped a blanket around myself and was trying to stay warm but it was near impossible. so, after only nine holes, we totally called it a game and went and got coffee and pie instead. :)

i guess this was the last golf game (and name!) of the year.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

i don't like fall

well, i like the colours of the trees but that's about it. i hate that you don't know how to dress for the weather. i hate that there is so much inconsistency in the weather. and i mostly hate leaves. in my backyard, i have about a dozen large trees. plus, two trees on my neighbors' yards hang over my backyard so i accumulate all of their leaves as well. it's awful. last night i spent nearly 4 hours raking my entire backyard and was so totally proud of myself and the nine bags of leaves i had made. and then i came home at lunch and saw they were all back. like some cruel joke that someone is playing on me. i thought maybe i had dreamt everything and i hadn't actually raked last night but my sore muscles would tell me otherwise. gah. this is so brutal.

this photo was taken at 5:00 p.m. last night. then i raked the ENTIRE backyard.

this photo was taken at 12:00 p.m. (only 15 hours after finishing the raking). it's all back. every single one of those damn leaves.

{245} shopping list

well, today i finally learned how to take screenshots of my iPhone. and, it is officially the most awesome thing ever. i feel like a real true iPhone user now that i've learned how to do it. so, i made the most of my new-found knowledge and used the screenshot feature to make my name today using my grocery shopping list app.

Monday, October 01, 2012

{244} ending credits

i don't watch a whole lot of movies but it seems that september changed that a little. not that i was watching gobs of movies, but i did watch four during my flights to and from florida and last weekend i watched the 1950s version of 'born yesterday'. last night i decided to watch 'valentine's day' again. i'd seen it before but i'm such a sucker for a romantic comedy directed by garry marshall (hello, pretty woman and runaway bride). anyway, at the end of the movie i spied the name "lauren" on the cast list so i quickly paused and took a picture!