The Friday Five: Things I Learned This Week

It has been one helluva week.¬†I worked a lot, tackled several chores, met up with friends, and battled the cold weather (it’s always a battle!).It’s been a week of long days and nights, that’s for darn sure! Today I’m sharing five things I learned this week:

1. The Tiny House Movement. I had only vaguely heard about this trend, but I had a lengthy conversation with a colleague about them, and then that obviously led to several Google searches. Check out this tiny house in North Vancouver.

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via POD Idladia

Could you live in a tiny house?

2. In my MBA world, I learned about linear regression. Scatter plots are not my favourite, but I do like polka dots. Ha ha. As if I would ever say that in class!

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linear regression

3. I got on a greek-yogurt-for-breakfast kick this week, and it totally worked for me. Big change from my usual toast and jam combo.

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photo via Bon Appetit

4. I realized (again) that my Black and Decker Matrix with air inflator attachment is pretty darn convenient. I won this set a while ago via Twitter, and it has definitely come in handy over the last few months.

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Black and Decker Matrix inflator

5. I’ve been pinning bathroom photos like crazy. I would love to renovate¬†my small laundry/bathroom this spring,¬†and I’m gathering loads of inspiration photos. I love that this small bathroom even has room for art and an air plant:

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via Apartment Therapy

Did you learn¬†anything new this week? I’d love to know!

The Friday Five: Art

Ah – the first full week of 2014 is coming to an end. How is everyone doing with their resolutions?

One of the things that I want to do this year is work on my art – making and collecting. I’m getting tired of some of my old pieces and I think it might be about time to paint over them or ditch them completely and buy some new pieces. So I’m ending the week with some art inspiration.

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via Snob

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via Snob

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Folding 3 by Monica Trastoy

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Black Dress, Homemade by Leanne Shapton

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by Polka Dotty Dolls

The Interior Design Show is in a couple of weeks and I am sure to find inspiration there as well. I have definitely enjoyed attending IDS in the past.

The Friday Five: Winter Wreaths

I know a lot of us are focused on our trees right now…but how ’bout them wreaths? Do you hang up a wreath (or several) for the holidays? I have one with white wool pompoms (easy DIY) on my front door…it stays up all winter long.

via Dust Jacket

via Sweet Paul

DIY book pages wreath – via See Kate Sew

via Willow Decor

DIY pinecone wreath – via Casa Sugar

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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