Monday, April 30, 2012

Flowers under Glass

I love these stamps by Memory Box and used them to complete a card for this week's CAS-ual Friday's challenge to use flowers or trees:

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

On April 29th....

I'm currently

Listening/Watching Game of Thrones
Eating grapes, would rather be eating bonbons!
Drinking water, would rather be drinking wine!
Wearing comfy clothes.
Feeling a bit tired.
Weather - was beautiful day today, did some yard clean up.
Wanting to make a start on my sewing projects.
Needing a gardener, housekeeper, chef, personal trainer etc, lol
Thinking that there are just not enough hours in the weekend!
Enjoying the Southworks Antique market. I found a collection of grates there for a friend.

On Pinterest, I've seen them used as a luminaries with tealights or minilights inside.

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Village Creperie

Earlier this week I had lunch with my friend Charmian at The Village Creperie in the Belmont village area of Kitchener.

This was my second visit and I enjoyed it just as much as the first. It is a small restaurant(was full) and prides itself on serving organic food.

Charmian had the homemade tomato soup and a chicken breast sandwich, looks good doesn't it?

I had a crepe filled with egg, maple sausage and cheese, it was yummy!

Hmmm, what shall I have the next time I visit?

PS These photos were taken on my phone then edited with Instagram Earlybird.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Little Red Wagon #130 - Three Flowers

Hey all, I'm back with this week's Little Red Wagon project.

This week Deanna is challenging us to use three flowers on our creation. Inspired by one I saw on Etsy, I made this card:

Isn't it sweet?

So dig into your wagons for those flowers and link up your creation over at Little Red Wagon. We love to see what you create!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

April 22nd Evening

Listening to Once Upon a Time
Eating had a yummy dinner of pork tenderloin,salad and sauteed celery/onion.
Drinking water.
Wearing jeans and a casual top.
Feeling motivated to organize my closets.
Weather is sunny but tomorrow they are calling for wet snow!
Wanting world peace.......watched a bit of Miss Congeniality this afternoon ;)
Needing to organize our backdoor closet with our coat, hats etc......I'm quite sure there are some things that I can get rid of
Thinking that I should start planning the flowers for our garden planters. Maybe something like this:
Enjoying reading The Winter Palace.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Little Red Wagon #129 - Pockets!

It's my turn to set this week's Little Red Wagon challenge and I thought it would be fun to use a pocket on your project.

Here's mine, do you see the pocket?

Here it is:

So please play along and link up your pocket at Little Red Wagon, we love to see what you to see what you create!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Baked Fries

A couple of weeks ago I tried a recipe for baked fries that I found on the Talking Kitchen.

Now this recipe calls for fresh cilantro and I've found there are two opinions with regard to cilantro, you either really like it or you really hate it!

Our family happens to really like it, so this recipe is a keeper as is.

But if you do not like cilantro, you could replace the cilantro with other fresh herbs, rosemary,parsley,chives to name a few.

Here's the recipe:

Ingredients (2-3 servings)

5-6 yukon gold potatoes, cut into thin fries
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 – 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 – 3/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 c. loosely packed cilantro leaves, finely chopped

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, and get a baking sheet with rack ready (if no rack, just line with foil/parchment paper and drizzle with olive oil. Cut the potatoes into fries and place in a bowl of cold water to soak for a few minutes.

Drain the water and dry the fries with paper towel. Once dry, toss the fries with the olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Lay on a baking sheet in a single layer, preferably one that has a cooking rack so the fries can have the air circulating all around them (and no need to flip.) Bake for 20-25 minutes depending on your oven and how crispy you like your fries. If using a baking sheet without a rack, halfway through the cooking time, flip the fries.

Once done, toss fries with cilantro in a bowl.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Little Red Wagon #128 - Spring Colours

Time for another Little Red Wagon challenge.

This week Regan is challenging us to use spring colours on our creation.

I created this Easter card:

So if you can, play along with us and link up your creation here, we love to see your projects.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Playing with Instagram

This uses the Hudson photo effect.

And this uses Xpro.

I think I might be addicted!

Friday, April 06, 2012

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Little Red Wagon #127 -April Showers Bring May Flowers

Or in my case, upside down umbrellas spill out flowers!

Yes, time for another Little Red Wagon challenge and this week Judy wants us to use an umbrella on our project. And as you can see I had fun piling the flowers into my umbrella!

So dig into your wagons and link up your umbrella themed creation over at Little Red Wagon, we love to see what you create.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Easter Accents 2012

I spent a little bit of time decorating for Easter this past weekend.

First a few decorations on the living room coffee table.

I purchased this new bunny at a discount store recently and he works perfectly under a cloche.

I had seen ceramic egg dishes at Pottery Barn or Anthropologie where they were outrageously priced. But I found this inexpensive one at JoAnn's. I filled it with a mix of eggs and pretty tealights that I already had.

And of course had to include my Fitz and Floyd.

I love Easter Lilies.

And on my foyer table, mercury glass candleholders mixed with spring flowers and birds.

And I was inspired to create the bunny frame by using a backing of burlap then printing and cutting out a silhouette of a bunny.

And moving into the kitchen, egg shaped dishes in a chicken wire inspired holder.

Apothecary jars filled with spring eggs.

And on the kitchen table fresh daffodils and treats placed on top of a vintage tablecloth.

I'm linking this up to Dear Lillie's Easter Link party , A Stroll Thru Life's 110th Table Top Tuesday,and Skip To My Lou's Made By You Monday.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by!

Sunday, April 01, 2012

April 1st evening

I'm currently

Listening to Storage Wars, can't wait for Once Upon a Time to start at 7pm.
Eating nothing but just finished a yummy dinner of roasted pork tenderloin, salad and baked cilantro fries(recipe to come soon!)
Drinking nothing but just finished a glass of wine and am thinking about having another!
Wearing old, comfy clothes.
Feeling good, a nice change after a kind of down January and February.
Weather is rainy but all the vegetation is greening up nicely!
Wanting a laundry fairy!
Needing to clean up my scrap room.
Thinking that weekends are never long enough!
Enjoying this little ceramic berry box that I purchased at Anthropologie.

Purex Newest Scent

It’s about time someone got wise to what ‘good smelling’ laundry is – who can’t resist the scent of fresh baked cookies? Purex, always in tune with what consumers want, is rolling out their freshest newest scent, fresh-baked cookies:

Laundry can be such a chore – why not have it enjoyable inhaling the scent of fresh baked cookies? I bet more people will be hanging out in the laundry room for longer periods of time, taking in the scent. Hopefully they won’t be tempted to snack on their clothes. That would be weird.

Everyone loves cookies – now maybe everyone will love doing their laundry. Thanks Purex – you never cease to amaze me with your forward thinking.

I'll definitely need to look for this the next time I need laundry detergent!

PS April Fool's!!! Idea from here.