Saturday, June 20, 2009

Time Flies

312 weeks
2 190 days
52 560 hours and
3 153 600 minutes ago this beautiful girl was born

Happy Birthday Mer!
(posted one day late)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Last Minute Of Course

I am always working at the last minute. The deadline for Karen's Win a Go Scrapping Retreat is tomorrow at 12 noon. I just finished my canvas. It is going to go in the girls newly decorated bedroom. Andy and I felt like we were on Trading Spaces this weekend. The girls left around 5:30 pm on Friday night and they came back at 3:00 p.m on Saturday. We had less than 24 hours to tape, paint, clean up, and build 2 desks, 2 dressers and 2 chairs from Ikea. I am happy to say that we got it done but both Andy & I are exhausted. The room looks great and the girls were so happy - it was worth it. I have some finishing touches to make and then I will post pictures. We went with Bird's Egg Blue accented with Red and White with a little green. I love the colours and the room looks like a room suited for girls that are growing up. Any Silhouette users out there that want to help me out cutting vinyl circles?

Thanks for the great contest Karen- I hope my name gets drawn. Cheer for me.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Great Day Tuesday

I have had a great day! Enjoyed a little shopping - bought the cutest shoes.

I had lunch with a great friend filled with endless chatter. I am now sipping on a extra hot, non fat, no water Tazo Chai Latte - YUM!

Here is a picture for my friend Mindy and little baby Jack. aaah!

I am wondering if anyone else took advantage of the spOtlight event this weekend. The kids were in heaven playing with all the different mediums and I got some really cool ideas. We have so much talent in the area.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Crop for the Cure

Today I was in St.Jacob's at the Crop for the Cure run by Tracey and her family. I was only able to stay for part of the day but I had a great time. Tracey and Dodie did a great job and I love spending time with my scrappy friends, they are all so creative. I was working on Avery's Birthday invites and I almost got them done. Hopefully I will post a picture tomorrow.

At the crop I made the cutest little card at the In a Pinch booth. Sheri and Judy do a great job with their make and takes and with all of the beautiful kits that they make. You should stop by and check it out their site. If you go to their blog, you will see the card we made.

Thanks to all the ladies that purchased sweeet straps today. I really appreciate the business.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I Did It!

I set up my ETSY shop. It is up and running. I have listed a few of my sweeet straps. I have quite a few more to add. If you have never checked out ETSY you should go and take a peek. You may be there for a while because you can buy anything you have ever wanted that is homemade. It is a very cool shopping spot. Here is my store if you want to take a peek Together Create. For those computer people out there, if you know how I can make my banner not so fuzzy I would truly appreciate your help.

Check that off my list!!!

Welcome June

The month of birthdays and birthday parties and father's day and soccer and end of school and lots lots more. It is that crazy month that comes and then is gone. It is always a busy start to the summer.

It is also the start of local food. Bailey Fresh Foods buying club started last week. I was excited for it to start and I am excited to head back into the 100 mile food frenzy I took on last year. I worked hard at it in the summer and into the fall. But not surprisingly I struggled through the winter. I had stores of food but it didn't get used as much as I hoped. The big winner around here was the canned tomatoes, the apple and pear sauce, the fruit jams and the salsa. Definitely must do's this year. The frozen veggies with the exception of the corn wasn't as much of a hit. I will be a little more careful this year in how I spend my time freezing and canning.

Last night I was watching the 100 mile food challenge on the Food network. 6 families packed up the imported and non local foods in exchange for the local alternative. One family only made it one day! With Nina's buying club and the local markets, 100 mile eating in the summer and spring is doable. I want to try the 100 mile diet + five items. I would have trouble living without olive oil, salt, lemons, sugar, Andy would add wine, and probably avacado. Most other items can be sourced from around here.

I have been doing some creating, mostly cards. Unfortunately I have forgotten to take pictures. Enjoy the sunshine today!