Obsessed and Video Proof

Obsessed and Video Proof

A few weeks ago, I took part in my friend Hollie’s series, ‘25 Things You Don’t Know About Me‘ and in case you missed it, here was my list…
1. I used to be a grade 3 homeroom/art teacher…and before that I wanted to be a psychologist

2. I was born on the 7th day of the 7th month and weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces…consider 7s super duper lucky
3. Our family has 6 members…you now know how I like 7s…pretty sure my husband will divorce me if he reads this
4. I have slight OCD tendencies- can’t leave the house with the beds unmade or things lying around on the floor…a sink full of dishes is totally acceptable to my brain though
5. I was born in Vancouver (and lived there twice,) grew up mostly in Ontario but consider PEI to be the place where my heart is the happiest
6. My eldest daughter Natasha was actually my student way back in 2002…I was her teacher the year her mother passed away…a few years later, her dad took me out to thank me for all the extra time I had spent with her and shortly after that, we got married…I legally adopted my sweeet big girl shortly after that and now, we’re one big happy family
7. I’m pretty sure that I’ve been dehydrated for at least the last 20 years…my daily drink routine basically goes coffee, decaf coffee, sip of something, glass of wine
8. Watching streamed TV on my computer is basically my life
9. I have weirdly small hands and feet- people are often surprised that I can balance on the nubs I call toes
10. I had red hair until I was about 7…so hoping my daughter’s actually stays put
11. Chocolate has to be stored in the freezer as far as I’m concerned…frozen white chocolate Lindor balls are responsible for at least 5 of the pounds I want to loose
12. I hate zoos…the caged up chimps always make me feel like humans suck
13. The only thing I hate more than zoos is guns…loathe everything about them with a fiery passion
14. Speaking of hate, I hate the word hate…and the word moist for that matter…love, love, love comeuppance though
15. I’ve never really been religious but have been in the room with both my Nana and my mother-in-law when they passed away and am pretty damn sure that when you die, you really do float away to a better place
16. A caricature artist once asked my husband to  list all of our common interests and we literally couldn’t come up with a single damn thing- we are total and complete opposites
17. My daughter recently bought me a N’espresso machine and I now literally fantasize about my morning coffee as I’m drifting off to sleep…before getting the machine, I thought instant coffee was totally awesome- my friends almost dis-owned me for this
18. Kelly Wearstler is my number one giant girl crush…everything she touches is magic sauce in my eyes
19. I haven’t traveled nearly enough…which probably has something to do with the next point…
20. I absolutely adore being bored
21. I’m supercalafragalistic sentimental
22. When drying my hair, I always close my right eye- so weird
23. I have wicked awesome control of my top lip…have a bunch of party tricks related to my ability to snarl well
24. I envy artists who can really draw/paint more than anyone- so jealous of other people’s artistic talents
25. My family is like 8th generation Canadian, which I find pretty awesome…unfortunately, this lineage also 
means that me and the kids have skin that’s so white, it pretty much glows in the dark
I’d like to draw you attention to a few of these at the moment just cause I’m in the  mood for a relatively pointless post that is hopefully slightly entertaining;)

#8…I’m currently in the midst of a Million Dollar Listing NY marathon….for any of  you who watch it, can we talk about the ‘marble house’…holy shizzle…EXACTLY what I want for #projectdreamhouse…only I’d like the pool outside thank you please.

I clipped a photo of the staircase and railing to show my architect…black spindles, brass railing, marble stairs…want, want, want…
…sorry for the blur.
And speaking of want, I spied this action on Jeff Lewis and Mary McDonald’s new show Property Envy…
…and am now lusting large over the idea of a covered/pillared porch dripping in Wisteria…

#9…I was at pilates last night and the instructor finally believed me that my toes seemed to have no bones int them so asked me how I was able to walk and then proceeded to crack/break all of them…speaking of having a hard time walking…not cool teacher, not cool.
#18…I’m more obsessed than ever and my ever growing list of Kelly Wearstler wish list items just keeps getting longer and longer…at present, I’d jump up and down like a 4 year old in a bouncy castle for each and every one of these supreme delights
…want it all large styles.
#23…I have drunken proof of said lip control…
Ha…how’s that for a party trick…can you tell I don’t get out much these days;)


  • Amy Florez
    Posted at 10:23h, 25 July Reply

    Awesome party trick! True talent! I completely identify with #7! That wisteria is unbelievable! Love this list!!!

  • Alex - Hydrangea Girl
    Posted at 10:24h, 25 July Reply

    Christine, to quote Steel Magnolias, you’re too colourful for colour TV.

    You are so awesome.

    xx A

  • Linenqueen
    Posted at 11:40h, 25 July Reply

    Let me tell you about my wisteria. Planted it 30 years ago, hasn’t bloomed yet, has climbed all over my house and destroyed some of the eves, left shingles compromised and otherwise been a nuisance. I whack it back very severely twice a year. I have come to the conclusion that it looks best on other people’s houses.

  • Julie
    Posted at 12:25h, 25 July Reply

    you’re so awesome! I can’t wait to meet you in Sept! and I loved your list 🙂

  • Elyse | Peonies and Brass
    Posted at 12:33h, 25 July Reply

    Ha!!! That lip trick has got to be one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a very, very long time . . .

  • Nancy {at} powellbrower at home
    Posted at 21:15h, 25 July Reply

    You are clearly the most entertaining blogger I kind of know…. youre a doll and I can’t wait to see what things you come up with. Love the brass railing, and LOVE the wisteria.
    xo Nancy

  • Keira
    Posted at 22:18h, 25 July Reply

    That lip trick is hilarious!

  • Tiffany Leigh Interior Design
    Posted at 07:50h, 26 July Reply

    Loved every one of these! You are the best. The story about your eldest daughter is truly beautiful- It was meant to be!

  • my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you
    Posted at 08:38h, 26 July Reply

    needle and thread forever.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 09:13h, 26 July Reply

    My Grandmother was born on PEI. As a san Franciscan, I am delighted to hear when anyone even knows where PEI is! It IS a truly special place. Keep that one in your heart. It this time of year in particular I yearn to be there…

  • Colleen
    Posted at 21:02h, 26 July Reply

    Umm, we might be the same person. I am an art teacher, born on 7/7, 6 member family, totally OCD, a Cannuk and definitely dehydrated. Who knew there were two of us out there!

  • Kirsten Grove
    Posted at 19:13h, 27 July Reply

    This is great!! Especially that epic trick…:)

  • Brandi@ Flights of Whimsy
    Posted at 08:57h, 07 August Reply

    That was fun to read! I would have the hardest time coming up with a list like this!

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