1. Craving Indian Food.
  2. Just run.
  3. 2018 Travel Plans.
  4. The best damn apple pie.
  5. READ THIS: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
  6. Six random things I have my eyes on.
  7. Galway, Ireland | A day and a half in Galway.
  8. Inspired by candles.
  9. Cork, Ireland | Two days and a lot of walking.
  10. Souvenir At Home: With Gemma of Line x Shape x Colour
  11. The perfect scarf for winter.
  12. Juice.
  13. Whoa. It’s Been How Long?
  14. New Routines.
  15. Full Steam Ahead
  16. Before the sky goes dark.
  17. A day at a castle.
  18. The Weekend. 85 Percent.
  19. All things enamel.
  20. It’s Just Fabric Now…
  21. Frequent Flyer: Kylie of Spencer and Kylie
  22. All That Glitters
  23. Frequent Flyer : Nicole Gibbons of SoHaute
  24. ON DECIDING TO START A BUSINESS
  25. CURRENTLY COVETING: FALL WARDROBE UPDATE
  26. EVERYDAY MAKEUP LOOK
  27. CURRENTLY COVETING
  28. ON DRINKING WINE
  29. 7 TIPS FOR FINDING (GOOD) STUFF ON CRAIGSLIST
  30. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
  31. Randomness. And a few questions for you.
  32. Being sick, listening to your body, and a lesson from Howard.
  33. Flashback: Aswan & Luxor
  34. For Rinah.
  35. Frequent Flyer : Brenna of This Battered Suitcase
  36. The return of Heisenberg.
  37. Happy Me Day
  38. Birthday Wish List
  39. A testament to how I’ve grown?
  40. Friday’s Four
  41. The Fifth One.
  42. A new plant.
  43. Functional and well designed | The little things.
  44. Just 1 Hour.
  45. Friday’s Four
  46. Framed feathers. A simple DIY project.
  47. Friday’s Four (on Saturday).
  48. Blue Black, Pink, Brass & Wood.
  49. In other exciting news, I bought a bed frame.
  50. Lady Abroad / Meet Oneika of Oneika The Traveller
  51. Perfectly lovely.
  52. The design Gods are on my side.
  53. Kilkenny, Ireland | Mount Juliet.
  54. A few things I’m coveting.
  55. It was charming.
  56. Fear, the voice, and getting personal.
  57. Happy Canada Day…and coffee table decisions.

I feel like I’ve been a bad blogger lately.

I’ve been reading all of my favourite regular blogs (and some great new ones) but not commenting much, if at all, on any. I’m behind in posting my trip to Ireland and have a few other posts that have been simmering in my thoughts to write – but I simply haven’t been able to find the time to sit down and write. I try not to feel too bad though and to remind myself that this whole blogging thing, well – at the end of the day I do it because I enjoy it (and have met some really awesome people both virtually and in real life because of it). And as soon as I start to make it stressful – it’ll stop being fun. So I take a deep breath and remind myself that it’s okay not to post several times a week. I try to maintain a certain standard of quality on Chronicled so if it’s ever a choice of quantity vs quality – quality will win every time.

At any rate, my excuse is that I’ve been busy. Super busy. And things don’t look like they’re about to slow down anytime soon. Apparently, we’re heading into one of the busiest periods of the year at work (if not the busiest) and since I’m still kinda new – I’m kinda just bracing myself for it all and trying to be as proactive about things as I can be…which is quite difficult when I don’t really know what to expect. Add to that trying to have a social life, two photo shoot opportunities that have come my way that I’m looking forward to, finishing up the editing on the wedding I shot in Ireland, upcoming bridal showers to attend, birthdays, apartment hunting…well – my plate is essentially full.

Yet despite this I’ve become consumed with trying to learn how to work my sewing machine I bought at least 2 years ago and have never really learned how to use. Last night after watching several YouTube tutorials I successfully threaded the bobbin, threaded the needle, and sewed a straight line on a piece of scrap fabric. Success!

Then something went wrong, the lower thread disappeared, the top thread became loose and I got so frustrated I wanted to throw the machine into the wall. I think I’ll have to take one of those beginner sewing classes (specifically the ones that teach you how to sew a cushion cover) because as much as I pride myself on being able to teach myself how to do things…sometimes you just need someone there that you can ask questions (like “where the heck did the bobbin thread go?! is the thread supposed to sit under, on top of, or between the fabric?!? how the heck do I get this zipper foot on the machine?!?”)

In other exciting (?) news, I bought a bed frame. It’ll serve as my in-the-meantime frame until I get the one made that I really want – but considering I have no bed frame right now should I find the right apartment – a $75 investment for a queen sized frame seemed a small price to pay. Seriously, $75 guys. On sale. Major sale. And it’s actually not bad as far as looks go. So yeah, if it takes some time to get the one – which I’m sure it will – I’m okay with that.

And even more exciting news I found my Brass-O that I’ve been looking for for the past few days and shined up some of my recent and not so recent (the hammered vase) thrifted brass finds. I also used some danish oil to buff and shine a set of 4 small teak bowls I recently thrifted for a whopping grand total of $5. From dull and lack lustre to shiny and reflective. I like.

Don’t forget, if it ever gets a bit quiet over here you can always find me on twitter and instagram – @kayinto for both.

Have a lovely weekend!

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5 Comments

MEANDMYPASSPORT July 22, 2017 at 21:07

Love the teak bowls!!

INSIDEWAYS July 26, 2017 at 08:30

That bed frame IS nice! You could always weave a little velvet ribbon in it to give a custom/homey vibe. Kind of like these four, but with a headboard:
http://pinterest.com/pin/89649848802629769/
http://pinterest.com/pin/89649848802039225/
http://pinterest.com/pin/89649848801965835/
http://pinterest.com/pin/89649848801932145/
I’ve been wanting to weave some yarn into wicker for a while haha!
Love it!!

ANDI OF MY BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURE July 28, 2017 at 19:39

How exciting to be nesting!!!! We’re going to start in about a year.

WILLANDJACKIEKELLY August 1, 2017 at 00:18

Great thoughts on the whole commenting on blogs thing. Honestly, I never comment because I don’t really feel like what I have to say is important enough AND because I don’t think it matters to be the 432nd comment, right? Wrong! Thank you for opening my eyes on this. Also, I am acquiring a friends sewing machine in the near future and will be attempting to be youtube-taught… maybe I’ll go straight to the class setting?
Anyway, love your blog and I can’t wait to see your Ireland pictures (we were just there a few months ago and LOVED it!).

KKP August 3, 2017 at 04:48

i think one of the best, though ultimately most frustrating, parts of learning to sew is learning how your machine works by trial and error. i picked an easy project (made by rae’s itty bitty baby dress- there’s a size that’s not newborn that’s super easy and free) and fudged my way through it and by the end, i knew generally how my machine messed up and usually what to do to fix it (still never quite figured out the why).

i will tell you that 99% of my sewing machine problems happen when somehow my machine magically goes from threaded correctly to how-the-hell-did-that-happen while i’m not looking. (black magic, i tell you.)

hang in there, is what i’m trying to say. 🙂 it gets easier, and WAY more rewarding!

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