Kevin Ryan, who sacrificed his friendship with his two best friends and saved
 both of their lives in the process
  Who has seen his friends shot, kidnapped, tortured, taken hostage, killed.
    Kevin Ryan, who went undercover to save a girl’s life that he barely knew
     Kevin Ryan, who wanted to name his firstborn Javier, after his best friend
      Kevin Ryan, who proposed to his wife in the middle of the police precinct
       Who watched the woman he was meant to protect die in front of him
        Kevin Ryan, who went against all he stood for to help find his friend 
         Who takes an extra job at night to pay for his daughter’s education
          Who repeatedly watches his friends ignore and reject his opinions
           Who saved a kid’s life after he was shot by one of his fellow cops         
evin Ryan, who was waterboarded in place of his partner
             Kevin Ryan, who wrote a song for their friends’ wedding
              Kevin Ryan, who sticks to his moral compass
               Kevin Ryan, who was scared to offend a nun
                Who managed to take down an entire mob
                 Who doesn’t care what people think
                   Kevin Ryan who is the most perfect ray of sunshine this
has ever seen and if you don’t think so then FIGHT ME


A Montreal Loft full of Character

I know I’m biased in saying this but nothing beats the character found in Montreal homes. In most areas, no two buildings look alike and I love that about the city! This loft is no exception. Eloise and Jose’s home is filled with Kijij finds that gives their home a quirky, lived-in look. When this home tour was featured on Apartment Therapy many commenters were saying that it looks “too kijiji” but I actually love that about this space! I look at home tours all the time online and I sometimes get tired of seeing overly styled spaces that just don’t look authentic. The building itself is pretty great on its own–high ceilings, concrete beams, exposed brick, and a mezzanine. The decor highlights for me are the 80 year-old dining chairs passed on from Eloise’s great grandmother and the vintage buffet that Jose places his turntables on, which the couple found on Kijiji along with the pine table. And of course, the IKEA Lappljung Ruta rug makes yet another appearance in this living room–love the versatility of that rug! The only rooms I don’t quite care for are the vanity nook and bedroom but that’s just a matter of personal taste. I’d move into this place in a heartbeat!

i went to buy my piano keyboard off of this woman i found on craigslist. and her house… literally belongs in a studio ghibli movie. i actually walked past it at first because there were hedges everywhere and a gate with vines and trees and flowers strewn all over the place and a little pond. it was really nice but SO MUCH GREEN… her house looked like a small castle/cottage hybrid hidden under leaves and moss. inside it, there was memorabilia EVERYWHERE and dark-ish lighting old wood disorganized carpets. 2638377 teapots in the kitchens. books scattered all around. it had that perfect quaint fairytale meets messy hoarding vibe and i was a fan