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Friday, February 5, 2016

Goodness in the Mail

 I love getting packages in the mail. It's like a mini birthday, even if the contents aren't mine.

Looks like we're planning a wedding!!!
So very, very, very (ok, I'll stop. You get the point.) EXCITED!!!


These two are perfect together. 
Can't wait to see how much we can create on our own for this amazing couple of kids and their day.


Friday, January 22, 2016

Cheery Rainbow Cupcakes

We've been experiencing a bit of winter around here. I decided  to cheer us all up with a bit of colourful baking. Lily helped, thank goodness!!

These should cheer up even the most ferocious winter blues.



Lily's first experience with sprinkles was fun to watch. She has discovered, to her extreme surprise, that they are crunchy!



She's not sure what to make of all that colour though...



First taste........



Oh yeah!!!





Monday, December 28, 2015

Computer Trouble

Unfortunately, my very good and faithful friend Lappy the computer has breathed his last breath. I'm awaiting a newly built computer to house his memories. Sorry for the brief post and my time away. We'll be back very soon with a new year full of fun projects and experiments.

Aunt Janet made us these BEAUTIFUL ornamnets this year and I had to share them with you.
The Santa is felted. Isn't he cute!!??

These are FIMO Air Light discs that have been stamped and coloured and coated with FIMO Deco Gel
Soooooo Pretty!

Happiest of Holiday wishes to you all.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Some Christmas Baking

We've been having a load of fun getting the Christmas baking started.


Lily's helping by picking out some recipes.


These ones were pretty good. They're cherry cheesecake biscuits.


We made Grandpa George's saltine cracker toffee and added some reindeer.


We also made some lime cordial cookies. I think these are my very favorite. They're just plain icebox cookies with lime zest and a bit of juice added to the batter. I glazed them with a simple icing sugar/ powdered egg white and lime zest and juice glaze. They're a bit tart. but they are a great change after all the sweet/

Monday, November 23, 2015

Giveaway Winner!

First, before we announce the winner (I know, I know you're very excited to see who won), we have to show you what we got last night while we were sleeping!

SNOW!!!




Ok..... Here we go!
And the winner of our fantastic STAEDTLER colouring for grown ups giveaway IS!!!


Congrats Bev!

Bev said, "Hoping I win Kellie!!! I'm missing colouring. Was noting that to my Kelly just the other day. Would LOVE to work with such nice quality tools!!!"

I'll need you to write me with your mailing address and phone # for the shipping slip.
(My email can be found on my contact page.)
Thanks to everyone who entered.
This grown up colouring thing is fantastic!
We'll see more of it soon I'm sure.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

STAEDTLER Colouring Giveaway!

Contest Closed
Winner will be announced Soon!
Follow our Blog and leave a comment on this post to enter!


Enter to win a STAEDTLER Coloring Set! 
Prize includes one 20-piece set of triplus® fineliner pens, one 24-piece STAEDTLER colored pencil set and a copy of the new Johanna Basford “Lost Ocean” coloring book. 
Retail value of this set is $60.00. 
Open only to residents in the US and Canada.

The giveaway will be drawn on the 22nd of November.
Good luck!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Snowman Snow Globe Pendant


It’s cuteness overload. Create this mini snowman in a glittery water-world in just a few easy steps. The
package will make tons of these so you might want to have another idea ready for the rest of the clay. How
about some flat ornament shapes cut out with cookie cutters? Visit www.fimo.com for more project ideas.

materials:
 1 package FIMO air basic, 8100-0 white
Staedtler Lumocolor permanent marker, Black
 White rat tail or any thin smooth white cording
Aquarium sealant
Glycerin
Clear or white glitter
Mini glass bead vials or tiny jars emptied and cleaned
Orange seed beads
Wire

tools:
Double round nosed jewelry pliers with cutters

basic supplies:
Clear nail polish top coat, Distilled water (or previously boiled and cooled water) white glue

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Remembering

Expressing gratitude to all those who have served.

My Grandpa George (Frank) Mitchell, Uncle Walt and Uncle Benny.


My Grandma Maggie sending her 19 year old boyfriend off. 
(This is Grandpa George from the above picture). 
This picture was taken by Grandma's brother Uncle Fred. 
So very grateful we got our boys back. 
There have been too many who never came home.

Thank you isn't enough.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Halloween 2015

Breakfast was peach and blue cheese pancakes with extra thick cut bacon. Halloween (everyday) coffee mug made by Big Duluth Creative Studios.


Halloween baking was delicious. We had red velvet cupcakes with orange flavor icing and peanut butter and sea salt cookies.

We had some delicious spooky pasta shapes with meat sauce and cheese for our lunch


Our spider egg sack potatoes turned out very well this year. We put them under the broiler to brown up before we served them.


Two arachnid roasts made it to the table and I'm sorry to say there were absolutely no leftovers this year.


There were a heap of pumpkins to carve and everyone had a go. Sebastian got to gobble up some stray pumpkin bits. They're his favorite treat.


Lily loved to pull the seeds out of the pumpkins. Sooooo gooey!


Some of our frightening jacks that made it to the porch.



We are having some spectacularly lovely weather. Hope you're having a fantastic fall too!


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Fascinating!

My favorite time of year for food. Love me some home made soup. This one has pumpkin,squash, sweet potato and carrot with a goat cheese and pumpkin seed garnish.
Yum!


We're getting ready for the big night!
Hair accessories are made and ready to share.


Lily has picked out even more pumpkins!
Must make sure there will be enough to go around.


We've got the costumes all finished and fitted. 
Somebody's pretty excited to find out what all the hub bub is about.