Things That Make Me Smile

One thing I’ve noticed while putting together this month’s Things That Make Me Smile post was how little I’ve apparently left my house. At least that’s what my folder for September photography is telling me. Another reason the most likely one is I’ve upgraded my phone to a Samsung 5, and my previous phone (was ANCIENT according to everyone but me) had a photo quality that left much to be desired so I’ve been taking a lot more photos on my phone instead of lugging around my actually camera.  So what I’ve done is decided to share some of my phone photos which I normally never do because when you own a camera like mine it just seems shame but thought I’d test it out. So on with the random photos from September that made me smile…

things that make me smile things that make me smile (8)Happy Birthday Butter! She turned 8 years old this month.

things that make me smile (7)My best friend Ana gave me the best assortment of random things for my birthday. She spent a month in South Korea and Japan just a month before I came to Vancouver to visit so most of the things here are from her travels. I am in love with everything of course, she always gets me things I’d love but don’t expect to receive.

things that make me smile bow town (5) things that make me smile bow town (4) things that make me smile bow town (3) things that make me smile bow town (2)This past week I had a chance to go to Bow Town which was amazing, if you are in the Montreal area and wanted to go check out it’s Facebook Event here.

things that make me smile (6)The found objects from my summer travels around Vancouver Island and Vancouver. Seashells from every beach I visited, sea glass from Newcastle Island, stones with quartz, a gemstone from my friend Nicole’s alleyway, just mementos of my travels.

things that make me smile (8)Flower patterns for the win, hehe.

things that make me smile (9)Suprises from Ana, while in Korea she went to an abandoned hotel with a few friends and brought back for me a few pieces of a fancy chandelier in the main room of hotel and film (sadly not exposed but still cool).

things that make me smileTroll doll! When I was a kid I use to collect trolls,  oh the 90’s. This pink hair guy is actually one of my old ones. My father contacted me and asked if I wanted him to send some and of course I said yes so he sent me a bunch in the mail along with some other childhood toys. I might do a post about them since I have no idea what else to do with them at the moment, it’s very nostalgic to have them again.

things that make me smile (4) things that make me smile (3)Finding a great placement for a crane.

things that make me smile (10)We went to Poutinefest this weekend in Vieux-Port and the poutine was incredible. Don’t worry all the poutines I am about to show you weren’t consumed on one day or even by me. I had the chance to go with Victor and sample as many as we could afford. We tried the following poutine flavors: Butter Chicken, General Tao,  Lobster, Duck, Canadian (maple syrup gravy, bacon, ground beef, onions and mushrooms) and my personal favourite – dessert.

things that make me smile (6)things that make me smile (9)things that make me smile (2)things that make me smile (11)(this is the dessert one, it’s maple syrup, sugar, cinnamon, and bacon) 

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