Thursday, May 26, 2011

I was featured!!!!

I'm so excited!!!!  This post was featured!!

Featured on Pinkapotamus

Thursday, May 19, 2011



Go and check this out!!!
I am thinking of the appliques I could do with this and the funky glass tile jewelery I could make!!

Burton Cummings

Tonight is the night!  We are going to see Burton Cummings live!!
I can remember being in the 5th or 6th grade and listening to this song over and over...

Another favourite is
We went and saw him last time he was here with Randy Bachman.  He puts on an amazing show and I am really excited!!!!!  My mother is so excited about going that she near peed her pants when my sister told her that she had an extra ticket!!!! It should prove to be a great night and I likely won't have a voice tomorrow from singing along!!!

His stage show is amazing........

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wee Bit of Wednesday

{one} do you watch the history channel? if so, what’s your favorite program?
I do watch it. No big favorites but do like Pawn Stars and other programs like that.

{two} what is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
Snooze,be lazy

{three} what does your dream house look like?
It's on the beach with a wrap around veranda. The house has a kitchen in the middle and every room is off the kitchen. I should scan the plans sometime!

{four} what state were you born in?
Province....LOL Ontario

{five} do you have a change jar? if so, what do you use it for when it gets full?
Girls weekends

{six} what’s the first website you look at when you get on the computer?
Facebook, followed by my email

{seven} what is your favorite breakfast?
Cold pizza

{eight} what’s the most memorable trip you’ve ever taken?
Cancun 2003

{nine} do you prefer your coffee black or with cream/milk/sugar?
I don't drink coffee

{ten} have you ever done a professional photo shoot?
Does the Sears Portrait Studio count?

Almost Free Homemade Light Box

I want to start listing my jewelry on Etsy and needed a light box to take pictures that show the proper colors, have no shadows and look nice.  I sent hubby to the garage last week and with left over plywood, an electric stapler, some drapery lining and white fabric that I paid pennies for and some left over ceiling paint this is what he cane up with

I used some cheap Ikea lights today to try it out.  I used both my DSLR and my P&S with the macro setting and it's going to take some practice, but here are some of the pictures I took this morning.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happiness is.........

Having your eyeball licked by your 7 year old!

Photo taken Easter Weekend @ camp!


Ten on Tuesday

The topic for Ten on Tuesday today is 10 Favorite Things to do Outside.
  1. Sit and Relax.  There is nothing better than sitting in the warm sun doing nothing.
  2. Take pictures.  Much more fun in the summer than in the winter.  They both offer different photo opportunities.
  3. Knit.  Small projects that knit up quick are great.  Mittens, hats, dishcloths
  4. Quilt.  I am working on a baby quilt right now and when it's not too warm the sun provides great light to see what I am doing
  5. Bead.  I grab my supplies and a small table and create jewelry while sitting outside
  6. Eat.  Nothing better than a meal served off the BBQ and straight to the patio table
  7. Sit around a campfire.  'Nuff said
  8. Read.  I love to sit and read in the sun
  9. Visit.  Get out the patio chairs, grab a beverage and catch up with friends
  10. Spend time at camp.  This is my favorite thing to do and all of the above get done at camp!
Wanna play along?  Sign up here! Carole always comes up with great ideas that really gets your mind thinking!!
Thanks to Carole Knits for getting this organized every week!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Organized Chaos Home Depot Give Away!

I've started following My Organized Chaos.  It is a great blog with lots of great information and tons of give aways and reviews.

Right now Tammi is doing a Home Depot Give Away and it's a good one.  There is a basket of gardening goodies from Martha Stewart and a gift card too.  I have the money spent already and I haven't won yet!!

So far I want this!  Wouldn't that look awesome on the deck at camp???
This would be even better inside our trailer!

This chair would replace the couch below!

Since we bought this trailer in 2008 this couch has been slept on once and only sat on a few times.  I want hubby to take the couch out and in it's place I will put the chair and a small table so that I can sit comfortably and quilt, knit, bead...and watch TV.  It is very straight backed and not for comfortable at all!
The camping season officially starts this weekend although we have started already!!! I can't wait!!

PS The giveaway is open to Canadian Readers only..

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Photo Post

It has been forever since I have actually take out my camera.  I have now found my little Point and Shoot with my favorite macro setting and set out in the yard the other day and took some spring pictures.  Things are finally starting to bloom around here!!!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wee bit of Wednesday

{one} what profession have you always admired?
Teachers. They shape our future
{two} what would the title of your memoir/biography be if it was written today?
Life Sucks, But There are Better Days to Come
{three} how far do you commute to work?
12 stairs 10+ times a day from the main floor to the basement
{four} are your earlobes attached or detached?
{five} do you eat the unpopped kernels of popcorn at the bottom of the bag?
{six} what is the strangest gift you’ve ever received?
As a wedding gift I was given a Bed Snake Bat
 {seven} what is one tv show that you wish hadn’t been cancelled?
I'm going to date myself...I miss Another World. I watched it with my mom when I was a kid and then as an adult too
{eight} what is something that you are saving money for right now? 
Hmmmm lots of things LOL
{nine} what hobby would you like to take up? 
I would love to learn to crochet
{ten} how many times a year do you get really dressed up? weddings this dressing up

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Coming Soon to an Etsy Store Near You!

Hubby has promised to make me a light box tonight so I can take proper Pictures!  I hope to soon get some of my creations into my Etsy Store!  Stay tuned!!

Purple Feathers


Black Green and Brown

The Top


Close Up

Matching Bracelet

Close Up of the Bracelet

Earrings to Match


The pictures don't show the true colors :-(

Matching Earrings

Pendant on a Silver Chain

Close Up of the Pendant