five foto friday

let’s start off by talking about ground hog day. a picture will not be included in today’s photo series because i do not know any groundhogs. the whole “did he or didn’t he” regarding the shadow viewing is a moot point this year – winter, so far, basically has been a breeze – and this is a statement coming from an avowed non-fan of the cold months.

one more point, off the top, before we move along to the snapshots: i also am decidedly NOT a fan of false spellings…but my enjoyment of alliteration trumps that, hence why you get “foto” and not the proper “photo” in today’s title. [tangent: what irks me the most is when stores use fake spellings in their name: to wit – kwik trip variety, the foto source, etc. so my apologies to my fellow grammar curmudgeons and spelling sticklers – i shan’t let this type of cutesy-poo-ness happen with any regularity].

friday foto #1:

*SOMEBODY UP THERE* heard my whining lament about the price of starbucks via coffee pacs, and took massive pity on me:

i looked up, and behold, my eyes did see...

i did a mental jig (not physical, that would be weird) right in the aisle of little old valumart. then i crammed my shopping basket full of via. that price is still not cheap [tangent: any blog reader-friend with a costco membership, can you please FYI me on their via price?? muchas gracias – i am beyond curious] but i’ll take it.

friday foto #2:

when i was little and i would daydream about my life when i was all grown up, this is what i would picture: i would live in downtown toronto, in a soaring condo building, i would be a psychologist, i would wear lots of makeup and big silver earrings, and totter run around in high heels all day long. the very instant i saw these shoes over at heel boy, this childhood fantasy came rushing back to mind:

$125 -> not a bad price for something jimmy choo-ish!

maybe i need to base my outfit for cousin kate’s wedding around these shoes…start from the ground up, literally – haha!

friday foto #3:

new-to-me furniture!

a very bare wall unit!

recently, the brother and sil ana updated their entertainment area with a gorgeously huge flatscreen tv and the most divine cabinet you have ever seen (no picture as then we’d have six photos for today!). i gladly inherited this wall unit from them at least a month ago. as you can see, i have not made it a high priority to actually decorate it…i’ll get to it! my excuse is that i am mentally debating what i want to place on the shelves…yea, that’s it. i’m happy to have this piece of furniture – storage space is always at a premium in a condo, and as you see, i have several drawers here, plus all those shelves are adjustable so they’ll be able to accommodate everything from photo frames to books to vases (no tv is planned). the decorating shall be a spring around-the-home project…maybe!

friday foto #4:

a new flower shop opened up a week ago today in the mall across the street.

look at those vibrant colours!

my mood perked right up when i saw the little bouquets. spring will arrive – we just need a little more patience!!

friday foto #5:

my advice to you today is…

as seen at the store "damzels in this dress," queen st east, toronto. i thought it was a mouse pad, but it's thick glass ->a tray?!

peace out, kids! and happy weekend!

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  • Johanna B  On February 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Forgot to say congrats of finding your fave coffee on sale. I just bought 2 packets of flavored coffees from our gift shop. Each one makes 2 pots in my little coffee maker which is just enough for a weekend.

    • 1970kikiproject  On February 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      yum! enjoy your coffee this weekend…and i shall enjoy my via! cheers! 🙂

  • Stephanie  On February 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Nothing quite like fresh flowers to brighten up the world! Once in a while I buy myself a bouquet. And then I don’t throw it away for 2 or 3 weeks, at which point it’s no longer quite so bright. 😉

    • 1970kikiproject  On February 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      yes, it’s funny how real flowers can go from being a bright bit of sunshine…to a downright depressing sight when they start wilting and fading! have a great weekend, stephanie!

  • Lisa  On February 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    It’s a great list of 5!
    I love the shoes—and I have been known to build outfits from the ground up (not saying I’m good at it).
    We’re so much alike….I would not have decorated the wall unit yet either. Maybe it needs to get used to its new home and settle in before you adorn it!

    Hope you have a wonderfully fabulous mild winter day!

    • 1970kikiproject  On February 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      it is actually quite warm here today, lisa – very enjoyable!! i like your philosophy of letting the wall unit *settle* and get used to its new home…then it will *tell* me how it wants to be set up, right?! (ok, let’s face it, the clean look is appealing, right?!). have a great weekend! i’ll look forward to hearing what you do this weekend! 🙂

  • Johanna B  On February 3, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Love the fotos. I’ll take several of the bouquets to place around the house to cheer things up. It’s colder today and we’re finally getting some much needed rain. I woke up this morning (in Feb mind you) to lightning and thunder and a squalling unhappy kitty. By the time I’d left for work we’d gotten over 3/4″. Pretty good since we haven’t had ANY precip since mid December.

    • 1970kikiproject  On February 3, 2012 at 10:19 am

      your comment makes me think of my mom, johanna! she says that if she was super rich, she would have bouquets all over the house, all the time. it’s nice to dream, isn’t it?! or settle for ONE bouquet of flowers, once in a while! glad you’re getting much needed rain – that is better than snow!! you really have had a dry winter season, eh?!

  • heather  On February 3, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I was just at Costco last week!! Next time I am there I will check for you…maybe a random act of coffee is in the works!! LOVE LOVE LOVE those flowers. I cannot pass up fragrant spring flowers and by valentines day there are tulips or daffodils on my table (two or three bunches to make it worthwhile)…a splurge but so very uplifting.

    • 1970kikiproject  On February 3, 2012 at 9:17 am

      ooo, i love how you will celebrate valentine’s day with flowers!! i agree – the boost in spirits provided by bright blossoms is money well spent! ok – thanks for doing the costco coffee research for me, heather! i am betting that it will 50-60% of the price of buying via at s’bux or at regular price at valumart.

  • Zo  On February 3, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Ooh. Love the shoes and the furniture and flowers! I’m glad the store powers that be lowered the price of via for you. Have a great weekend and stay golden!

    • 1970kikiproject  On February 3, 2012 at 8:24 am

      yes, i am happy for this coffee karma – there really is a taste difference between the via pac vs a scoop of instant from a jar!! hope you have a fun weekend planned!

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