Broccoili = yuck, right? Wrong, oh so wrong.....
Let me intoduce you to my yummy Broccoli Salad. I take this vitamin packed salad with me whenever I go to potlucks & bbqs, I could take a Chocolate cake and people would still ask me "Did you bring the salad?"
Now, people don't crave this because it's good for you, they crave it because its FAB-U-LOUS,
yeah I'm snapping my fingers, waving my hand as I say it !
You can get the recipe HERE.
President's Choice Salted Toffee Cheesecake Lollipop
President's Choice Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Lollipop
Do I really need to say more? Isn't a picture worth a thousand words?
To me November 11th should be more than a moment of silence, more than a day off for and more than just sticking a poppy on your jacket to fit in. It’s a day to commemorate the Canadians who lost their lives in battle. It seems we are so disconnected from reality, we are plugged in, wired up and tuned out, commercialism has taken over and Christmas is set up and ready to go.
I love, LOVE Christmas, the traditions, family time, the music, the sparkle and the twinkle of it all but can't we wait 11 days? Most large retailers mandate Christmas set up complete by November 1st, is it too much to hold off the Christmas carols & Christmas trees until after November 11th? Let's remember those who fought for our freedom & who lost their lives, lets show our respect to veterns, returning soldiers & those still fighting the battle, to their families, their mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers.
We need to pack away the pumpkins, pause, take a breath, wear a poppy with thoughtfulness & be thankful we live in this free & wonderful country.
Drawing by the talented Brian Fray
Do you have an old oil or acrylic painting kicking around in the basement, the garage, your grandma's house? Sick of Elvis watching you while he hangs on the wall & you eat pizza while watching American Idol? Have I got a quick, easy & very satisfying project for you.
Paint over Elvis, paint over that Parisian landscape & cover up those tacky still life grapes, repurpose that print!
I have been dreaming of doing this blog for about 6 months now so whenever I do anything creative, crafty or just plain ingenious (laugh with me) I've wanted to create easy to understand tutorials so I've taken lots of pictures.
Let me take you back to the month of August, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping & I'm out on the deck getting creative with my 2 sweet nieces.
This is my first tutorial so be easy on me....a little knot in my tummy...
1, 2, 3 ...wait...ok 1, 2, 3....deep breath...1, 2, 3 POST !
Melted Plastic Suncatcher
Check out my photography tab, it's a short story about how my dad has inspired me, he is not a photographer but I did get my
"good eye" from him.
Click HERE to read the story and see my photos.
Photography & my Dad
Well, here I am in Bloggerville, Bloggerland, Blogsville...out on the World Wide Web and my heart is beating out of my chest, my brain going a mile a minute and I'm even breaking a little sweat as I open up to all of you. I hope to inspire you, intrigue you & walk with you through the world of creativity. I want to share my triumphs, my goofs, my TaDas & my Oh Ohs.
I love blogs, there is something about sneaking peaks at peoples lives, their homes, what they do, how they live, what they eat, it's all so fasinating to me. Maybe it's not really sneaking when they are actually publishing it, putting it out there for everyone to read, nevertheless it's all so interesting to me.
So I'm about to share with you, share this & that, share my DIY projects, crafts, photography, recipes, thoughts & inspiration. I know I'll need you along the way, your support, your thoughts, your ideas......you!
Here I go, wish me luck........................gulp