Saturday, October 25, 2008

What's in my bag?

So I saw this fun idea on Elsie's blog and thought it would be a fun way to document a little detail of my life right now. I have never done one before and it was really fun.
Here's my list:
-pathology textbook
-pathology notebook (can you tell I had an exam this morning?)
-pens galore!!!
-1 fruity gum
-1 minty gum
-cell phone
-iPod (could not live without it)
-day planner
-dinosaur notebook
-contact solution
-chapstick x2
-3 pairs of sunglasses
fun :)

Also, a couple of weeks ago, I did my first real shoot when I took some new family portraits for my family. They were really patient and were ok that I was adjusting things every other picture and I think we ended up with some really good shots. I only just got to editing them the other day due to my crazy hectic school schedule, but I wanted to share some of my favorites.

In celebration of the end of mid-terms a few friends are coming over to hangout tonight and I have a sink full of dishes, and haven't eaten yet. So I must go take care of those. Have a good rest of your weekend.

xoxo Jer

Ps. I have no idea why the one paragraph is smaller than the others, but I can't fix it so it is going to have to stay that way. boo!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


So I am busy living the busy life of a university student and am finding that I seem to have less and less time for myself. This is especially true as midterms are imminent (aka start monday). But amidst all the busyness of academia I have just had (nearly a week ago) the most amazing thanksgiving weekend ever.

Number one, I love fall and fall is out in full swing here. The leaves are turning, the sun is hot in the day, the breeze is cool, the temperature is perfect for jeans and a jacket and a scarf but the sun is still shining, and the nights are cold and perfect for sleeping. The weather this weekend was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined and I was reminded constantly of why fall is my favorite season.
My family is amazing. On Saturday I was having dinner with my family and I had a smile on my face the whole time. I love them and whenever we get together I am always reminded of this but in between our gatherings I seem to lose sight of how much of a blessing they truly are. Me and my cousins (and even my uncle) had so much fun go-karting around in the afternoon sun. It was an awesome time. I have a lot of favorite pictures from the day but this is definitely one of them.

If the weekend wasn't good enough I come back to school and I am reminded today of how amazing my friends are here when I sign onto facebook today this is what I find. (view it larger)

So I am off to bed for the night, but I have a smile on my face. Class tomorrow and then a weekend full of studying for midterms next week should be fun. But I have these little things to keep me going :)

xoxo Jer

Ps. I shot some new family pictures of my immediate family this weekend. It was my first time taking "charge" of a shoot and I think (cross my fingers) the final results turned out well. I haven't even had a chance to look at them and edit them let alone upload any of them to the internet so when I do get a chance to do that I will be sure to share.

Pps. Also I have posted my How To column over at The Everyday Scrapper for two weeks now so go on over and check it out.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Run for the Cure.

Yesterday was the CIBC Run for the Cure, benefitting breast cancer research. It was a beautiful day for the walk, cold in the morning but just before the race it warmed right up. There were a ton of people out to run or walk the race and there were as many people there supporting those partcipating in the race. It was really good day, I got to hang out with friends, I had so much fun and even better, I was supporting a great cause.

In nursing school they teach us that advocating for client's and participating in local health related events is a very important part of our job, but not only that, it feels so good to know that you've made a difference no matter how small.

Here are a few pictures of the event and also the new banner is in honour of October which is breast cancer awareness month.

Also here is a link to Susan G Komen for the Cure it has a lot of really good resources and you can donate online to breast cancer research.

xoxo Jer

Friday, October 03, 2008


Here is the big news I promised would come later this week in my last post.

So for the past little while I've been looking out for positions on design teams hoping that there would be a call, or I would find a team that I felt like I would be a really great part of. So after searching for a while, Samantha contacted me on my blog to tell me about her site. Her site is called The Everyday Scrapper and it offers tips, how to's, inspiration, product review's etc. all for the 'everyday scrapper'. The best thing about Samantha is that she is a college student herself.

So after checking out the site a few times Samantha posted a call for a web assistant. The applicant needed to be able to make at least one post a week, a scrapper, be able to think of topics for new posts, and someone who is able to help decorate the site (banners, tabs etc.). This is exactly what I was looking for all this time. I applied to the call and a couple of days later Samantha contacted me and offered me the position at her site.

Long story short, I am now on the team at The Everday Scrapper and I'm so excited. Samantha really wants to revamp the site over the next year and really try to put it out there for everyone to see. I'm so excited about where Samantha and I will be able to take this site. I will be posting a How To post every Thursday [ish ;) ] and hopefully I will be designing a new banner and some tabs for the content of the site.

So come on over and check us out at The Everyday Scrapper there is a ton of good information over there and we would be glad to have you.

If you have any ideas of something you'd like to see in a How To post, send me an email at I would love to hear your ideas.

I'm having a low key night, with homework and a couple of movies. My roomate is out with her family this weekend so I'm here on my own for a quiet weekend. The city will be super busy beause it is homecoming weekend around here so I may be holed up in the apartment for the course of the weekend. What are you up to this weekend?

xoxo Jer

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Weekend Wedding.

This weekend I went home, only to then drive for 4 more hours to Peterborough for my cousin's wedding. I didn't mind however. 1- I really enjoy weddings & 2- I love seeing family that I don't get to see very often. The ceremony was lovely and the reception was absolutely gorgeous. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the weekend.
The weekend was so good, and I only wish that it was longer and I didn't have to rush back home to get back to school. Congratulations Doug and Tammara I wish you all the best in your marriage and the years ahead of you.

In other somewhat exciting news, I'm working on something very exciting that I've been looking to do for a while now and things are finally falling into place. Check in again later this week or early next week to find out the details. Until then, I'm off to bed to rest up for a full 7 hour day of classes tomorrow.

xoxo Jer