Sunday, January 29, 2012

Project 365–Week 4

So first things first…

1)  I must make it more of a habit to post these immediately when I have snapped the 7th picture of the week.

2)If I was blogging on a more regular basis, I think this would just come naturally. I would not be so LATE with my posts.

In any case… I am just so happy that I have finally gotten totally caught up… & hopefully this won’t happen again!

Here are my pictures for prior weeks…

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

January 20th – January 26th


January 20: Gotta love our Canadian winters.
No complaints here though, this winter has been fabulous! (thus far)




January 21: My husband & I coach a girl’s basketball team.
The 21st & 22nd was our weekend to host our home tournament.
This is a picture of a few of the girls between games.




January 22: Day 2. Still going strong …




January 23: Hospital trip!
Luckily it wasn’t because I had to go to the ER.
It was just to meet with a doctor.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get the news I was looking for
& it looks like I will need surgery again next summer…




January 24: Let’s just say … I need to understand ‘men’ (a.k.a. my husband) a little better in terms of where they come from & why they think we’re crazy at times!




January 25: I’m not sure if it’s because of my iPhone project on Instagram … but my new Canon has been pretty lonely these days. I posted this to remind myself to USE IT more!!!!!
(& learn how to …)




January 26: Half a snow day! My students were sent home around noon … the last bus students to leave only left around 1:30 … so it was still a long day lol … would have been much better to of had the whole day off but I shouldn’t complain. An hour or two is better than none… & I got to come home to this! :) - Get your Instagram vanity url, follow button, album and Feed RSS


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I’ve been linking up with Eclectically E & this week will be my first week linking up with Jenni D over at Story of my life!

Hope you all have a wonderful week!


Sheila xox

Project 365–Week 3

Still trying to catch up with my instagram posts …

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

January 13th – January 19th

January 13th: Monthly dinner date with my favourites (hosted by yours truly)



January 14th: with the gals at my friend Lindsay’s birthday party!



January 15th: Our friends’ twin baby girl, Abigail!



January 16th: Of course, what would a week be without

a lazy shot of Boots!



January 17th: My weekly scorekeeping sess for hubby’s bball team.



January 18th: I had some extra time this week to setup a new French library in my class. This is one section of it.
The students love it!



January 19th: SKATE CANADA, Moncton N.B.
All grade 3-5 classes from my school were able to attend.
My students absolutely loved it.


Hope you all have a great week!

Sheila xox

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Project 365–Week 2

Well I have fallen a bit behind with my blogging since the Christmas holidays have ended & the craziness of school has begun again. I have not been able to get into a very good routine with everything in my life - which has really taken a toll on my mental health!!! This is mainly because I stress over everything.

Hoping to get back into the swing of things soon …

Here are my weeks so far:

Project 365: Week 1

Wonderful Linkup project through Eclectically E:


Week 2


January 6th

Lazy day for my SPCA rescue dog, Boots!

January 7th

Another very lazy day for my boys.
My husband and I are still enjoying our last weekend off
before heading back to school.

January 8th

Found a great app to help me keep track of calories
My fitness pal!

So far so good …

January 9th

Dinner with the in-laws! : )
MY M-I-L did not want to pose for the camera! Haha
And such a handsome shot of the hubby … NOT. HA.

January 10th

As I add this pic, I realize I really have to up my game!
Here’s a pic using another new app on my phone.
It is currently in Chinese and I can’t figure out how to switch the language.
This feature is kind of fun …

January 11th

Yes, it is January 11th and we still have our tree up.

January 12th


Have a great week!

Sheila xox

Friday, January 06, 2012

Project 365–Week 1

I found another great linkup today of a project that I am actually already doing on my own: Photo Project 365
Basically a person takes a picture everyday for the entire year so that by the end of the y ear we have 365 photos (or in this year’s case 366). 

Electrically E has introduced a great linkup for this project. Today will be the first of my 52 link-ups for her Project 365 link-up for 2012. Another great linkup to get my blog out there to other readers. Every Friday, we will post our photos from the week (the weeks run Friday to Thursday) … so stay tuned for all my picture posts on Fridays. I should also note that these photos are all taken with my iPhone 3 – not the best quality but still does the trick.

January 1st: Boots xo


January 2nd: Our Extra Bathroom Add-on Reno “Before Picture”
(There’s A LOT of work to be done!)


January 3rd: Tuna melt = Yum.


January 4th: Breakfast of champions!


January 5th: Enjoying the new Christmas gift from the in-laws!


Happy weekend to you!

Sheila xox

Fill in the blank Friday {Linkup}

I’m trying to participate in more linkups so that I can get my blog out there to more readers. I came across this fun/quick linkup hosted by Lauren over at the little things we do

… that little thing that I don’t have much of during the work week when I am teaching/planning for long hours & then coaching basketball most nights.
I have had lots of free time this holiday break though & can speak from that …

1. One of my favorite things to do when I have free time is curl up on the couch or in bed with my husband & our dog, Boots, and watch a good movie or catch up with stuff on our PVR.

2. When I have free time I tend to spend a lot of time on Pinterest (follow me at sheilajohnston) or on my laptop in general. There are times when I am motivated and go through drawers to organize, clothes to give away, but then other times I like to just do ‘nothing’.

3. If I had an entire day completely to myself I would read an entire Jodi Picoult book by the fireplace with a nice glass of vino. Picoult is my absolute favorite author. When I start reading her books, I cannot put them down. I’m currently reading Songs of the Humpback Whale (really good so far).

4. I would prefer to spend my free time (alone or with others…) half & half .. with friends and alone. I enjoy spending time with my friends going on coffee dates, having the girls over for appetizers & games … but I also love just staying home and ‘vegging’ out or catching up on uncompleted Pinterest projects.

5. Most of my free time happens on weekends or during vacation time (2 weeks at Christmas, 1 for March Break, and 2 months for summer … oh the joys of being a teacher!!).

6. The best thing about free time is that it is wide open. You are not obligated to be anywhere or adhere to anyone. It is totally up to you & how you are feeling on that day : )

7. The next time I have free time I should probably work on house renovations or get ahead in my school planning but instead, I’ll just sit around and relax!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Sheila xox

Morning of our big day! (2)

Another picture post today & the continuation of our Love Story! Yesterday I posted all my favorite pictures of the preparations for all us gals (over at the hotel) the morning of our Wedding. Today, the men are featured with just a few pictures of them getting ready.

They had taken over our home and a few of them had slept there the night before to keep Ryan company while he was busy trying to finish up slide shows & last minute details. 

Below is Hubby putting on his tie : )


Ry’s cousin Chad fixing his tie …


Looks like someone needed a  bit of help with his tie!
His best friend Mark helped him tie a good one
as my brother Robbie looks on …


Making sure everything is all set …



I love the look on his face here below!
Someone is excited to see his future wife walk down the aisle!


… & the men are ready for the ceremony!


Sheila xox

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Morning of our big day!

 Today’s post is strictly a picture post. My last post was dedicated to our engagement story through a linkup so I thought I would continue with the theme of our Love Story. Here are all my favorite pictures of the morning of preparations before our Wedding Ceremony.

(Photos taken by: TFL Studios – see engagement picture post to find out about our amazing photogs)   

We were married on August 13th, 2011 on a beautiful (SUNNY!!!!) summer day. My husband basically took over our home with his groomsmen, so I decided that my maids and I would sleep at the hotel where we were going to be having our Reception. My mom booked the bridal suite, along with an adjoining room for my girls and I to sleep there the night before & to use that morning to get ready. The room had a large living room/area that was perfect to use the morning of. It was such a great setup!

My hubby (to-be at the time) had given his sister a special gift to give me the morning of. I had done the same and given it to my brother-in-law to give him the morning of as well. He got me 3 charms for my Pandora charm bracelet (given to me at my bridal shower by my lovely MOH and friend Sylvie). He got me my birth stone, a heart for our wedding day & a letter ‘J’ for my new last name. I was so excited & touched by his gift.

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My soon-to-be Sissy getting her her done … & getting my veil put on.
Michelle & Lisa did such a fabulous job doing our hair!  
Michelle worked miracles on my hair -
switching up hairstyles completely halfway through!!.

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My mom stopped by in the morning with Tim Horton’s coffee & breakfast.
She also stopped by later in the morning with tons of snacks.
She’s the best! x.O.x.


Steph sporting her NKOTB tank. Loves it!
She was feeling the same that I was for her wedding lol …


Special delivery!! …

From our amazing wedding planners at Design Studio & Co.


I had a tough time opening the box
& needed a little help from my MOH!!
(who was looking lovely as ever in her rollers)


I was thrilled with my beautiful bouquet and the maids’ bouquets.
DS&Co. did an absolute fantastic job!



Vicky Mina = amazing makeup artist.
She did the makeup at my cousin’s wedding
& I knew then that I NEEDED to book her for mine!


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Finally time to put on my wedding gown …
Beyond EXCITED slash nervous!!!!





Love Love Love these girls:
Christa, Chantel (MOH), Lindsay (Hubby’s sister),
Stephanie (aka. lil’ sis) & Lynn


Last minute adjustments …



Ready to walk down the aisle!!!


Sheila xox


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