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An Interlude

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus here at Coffee and Turtlenecks and a lot has been going on in the sidelines which I feel I should share with you fine folk. In the past months I have been working away at the good old nine to fiver, going back to school and planning a rock solid future. I feel I have apparently turned into a proper adult while I wasn’t paying attention.

Never thought that was going to happen…

So to explain myself, starting from the beginning, we had moved out of the Lonely City of Windsor, and headed towards the quiet place where we call home. The Scugog area turned out to be comfortable and welcoming in contrast to the uncomfortable, cold city we had lived in for the past three or four years. Then, last June, after taking up the new hobby of becoming a magpie and buying all the shiny and glittery makeup I could find, we agreed it was a good idea for me to go back to school and become a professional Makeup Artist.

For the next three months I worked hard at perfecting my skills and learning new things at Beauty School, while also holding down a full time job. Sixteen year old Hailey, lover of all things black and emotional, was rolling in her grave, but life has a way of altering people. In this case I’m going to say it was certainly for the best.

I graduated with flying colours (get it?…..makeup…colours?….no?….anyway…) and am now a practicing freelance Makeup Artist, servicing my local area! This is really exciting to me and an opportunity to do something that interests me as well as helps pay the bills. I’ve been working really hard on my website and associated social media pages, as well as the business-ie side of things and getting my Professional Kit the best it can possibly be.

In the meanwhile, we’ve been repairing the barn on the family farm, and we are planning on eventually moving into the old farm house there, ideally next spring. I’m expecting a lot of potential post material on renovating that old house when we get in there, so let me know if that’s something you guys would be interested in reading about!



Oh, and on the subject of new post material….the be all, end all of annoying things to write about constantly, has in fact happened to me. I have been proposed to, and at some point in the future am to be married. (See inserted photo of ring of awesomeness)

The ring

So maybe there will be the odd reference to plans in that department. Again I would appreciate as much feedback as possible about this tender subject or if I should in fact hold back on the wedding related content for now. Thoughts?

To recap, (Or if you skipped over the hooplah in the middle to the final paragraph, which to be honest I do sometimes…) in the past five months or so I have got another credential and started a thing which I am apprehensive to call a career (Because careers are for grownups), I have determined where I am going to live, and call my forever home (a very adult-ie thing to do…) and I have also been asked to be attached (figuratively) to one single other person for the rest of my life, and oddly enough agreed. So there you have it.

I don’t want to be to ‘self promote’-ie here  but if you are interested in my other website I’ll link it below. Otherwise hang tight for some more classic ‘Coffee and Turtlenecks’ material. I’m thinking Tea Reviews and How to Pick a Good Book, sort of stuff. Hey, maybe I’ll even knit something this winter! Here’s hoping!

Thanks again for all you folks who hang around to read my blatherings! You rock my mismatched weekend socks!

-Miss Hailey Jane

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“Will You Be My Bridal Bouncer?”


It’s four in the afternoon and I need to do something productive today other than carrying a 40lb box of cat litter the length of two football fields in two feet of snow and minus ten degree weather.


*Immediately signs in to YouTube and wastes half an hour*

What IS my life??


*Obtains back pillow because suddenly have become old lady*

*Decides to stop chattering on in manner of Bridget Jones….New book fantastic so far by the way!*

Happy New Year everyone!

I’m hoping to get more blogs in this year, and read more books, and go on more trips, and eat less foods that start with the letter C, but I really can’t promise anything. *Guiltily takes sip of Coke* The rioting wave of excitement that was my life at the height of it’s content quality has ebbed, and now as pleasantly normal as my routine has turned out, it leaves something to be desired in the department of interesting things worth sharing. I also have a crazy dog that steals all of my time with her adorable fluffyness!


There is however, a very exciting life happening in the world of a friend of mine, and she has asked me to be a part of her special day. No, she did not ask me to catch a baby for her…because it would be slippery and I would probably drop it, and that’s never good. No, she is strangely enough, getting married to a bloke (Who does that? Am I right?) and I am to be present, alongside the army of reinforcements called the Bridal Party, designed to keep either party involved from fleeing the scene.

Oh wait…

I have been informed that is not exactly the job of the bridal party. What do you mean they’re not actually fancy dressed wedding bouncers? Well that takes absolutely all of the fun out of it…

I guess that means I will stand (and then sit, eat and drink profusely) next to my friend in stoic support of her life decision, to be bound on paper and in the face of an invisible deity to another person who she promises to say nice things to forever and ever (mostly). That sounds about right. Oh, and according to the internet, I have to look slightly less sparkly and fantastic then her in hundreds of photo’s that she will look at for the rest of her life.

See, the internet says so!

But never fear! This I do not see as being a problem.  She’s very fantastic, and my eyes do a weird thing in pictures…every time, I have no idea why. Should probably have that looked at.

So cheers to them for being awesome and finally deciding to tie the knot!  I, in all my wonky-eyed glory, will be present and potentially bouncing the event if it at all becomes necessary. No one is escaping under my watch!


Happiest of new years to everyone!

Lots of LOVE!

-Hailey Jane

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