Thursday, July 8, 2010


for a good time add ice!

Please go to the above link to find out what you need to create some "good times"!  YUM!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Danita Art

My Danita art arrived!  I'm so excited!  I haven't ordered anything from her since her sheepdog art (she doesn't do it anymore *boo-hoo*) I managed to find a couple...this one is titled Happy Old English sheepdog.
Danita sheepies

I just love how the emotions of her girls show through her art and her use of color is enviable!

Now I am on the lookout for the perfect picture frames.

Canine Epilipsy

My poor Goo, it seems his seizures are becoming more frequent again.  I hate seeing him like that.  I have upped his phenobarbital again, just last week, but he had a seizure again last night.  I will wait again to see when the next one is before I up the meds again.
I think I really try to figure out triggers, and maybe electrical storms make him more likely to have one.  I might be reaching.  He definitely has to remain calm, because stress is one of those triggers.
I will remain positive that this is not the beginning of...well...I don't want to talk about that.  I will just give him extra love and hope Murph doesn't get too jealous.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Need a webcam

this looks like super fun! but you need a web cam, I don't have one, but need one especially if i ever plan on skyping (is that a word? hee hee).

Friday, June 25, 2010

Crocheting sort of?

what a mess. my hands were cramping from this foreign way I had to hold the yarn. the stitches are uneven. the yarn is tangled. the book does not explain what a turning stitch really is and it keeps saying to turn my work! what does it all mean? all I want in life is to make a granny square and/or pretty flower like all my fellow crafty friends. why does this elude me? how will I ever make RVA Summer Camp's cute little rug if I can't accomplish crochet?
it's easy! they you knit? well it's easier than knitting...they say...they being those crocheters...I want to be one so bad!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

super cute hangers!
Angie made the cutest hangers.

I was just thinking of this hanger project my grandma and I used to do in the '70's (yup, that is not a typo...yikes) we used three strands of this polyester type wool, I have not seen this stuff forever, and kind of braided it on to the hanger. I spent a lot of time doing this to every hanger I could find in the house!

This project is exactly what we used to do, but uses old plastic bags instead...AWESOME!!

Mosquitoes are ruining my life (or less dramatic ruined my evening)

We tried to finish building the deck last night, me and G, but the mosquitoes were so bad we couldn't continue!

Here is Murph-Murph looking longingly from the existing deck to where the new extension will some day be!

The whole reason to build the extension was to have a place for the gazebo we were given for free (<~not including the $ to build the new deck, so pretty much NOT free AT ALL). It is too big to fit on our existing deck.
I personally believe that in order to have any enjoyment of Manitoba summers you must have some sort of screened in room. That way you still feel like you are sort of outside but the mosquitoes can't get you...unless someone leaves the door open too long.
Strong childhood memory: I'm at the lake, sitting in the porch and hearing over and over, "SHUT THE DOOR, YOU ARE LETTING THE MOSQUITOES IN!!!!" LOL
I guess G and I will try again...hoping it doesn't rain...which has been making it super impossible to build the deck AND the rain keeps growing mosquitoes.
I just want to sit and have a glass of wine in our gazebo, maybe even do some art or RVA Summer Camp projects in there. That's all I ask...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Holy!!! This book is crazy awesome.
I am vegetarian mostly, but do still eat some fish and seafood, eggs, milk, cheese. But after reading this book, I'm pretty sure my only option is to become vegan. The chapter where they have quotes and stories from slaughterhouse workers is enough to give me nightmares for eternity. I won't even repeat them because I feel everyone should choose on their own to read about such horrors.
I am sitting here with my organic herbal tea this morning (instead of coffee...yikes) thinking I really want to make these changes. I am worried to read more on the subject of factory produced meat and poultry mostly because I'm not sure how you couldn't become all preachy! I really know there is a reason I have kept myself uneducated on this topic, especially when I was eating meat still.
Anyway, the book was good in the sense that it just pretty much told me I'm a fat pig that needs to use my head, think about what I put in my body and get off my fat ass and exercise. Sounds pretty logical to me!
So today I am telling myself I can do this, I do NOT need refined sugar to sweeten myself, I DON'T! lol This tea is way better than coffee...YES IT IS! I can already feel the weight melting from my thighs.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Prompt 2

Here is Prompt #2 of the 30 day Journal challenge. I'm a bit behind. If only the sheepdogs walked behind me so obediently, but this is a dreamy journal and I can draw what I want! LOL

Friday, June 18, 2010

DIY Thursday: Recycled T-shirt Necklace

DIY Thursday: Recycled T-shirt Necklace

I have been eying these on etsy and in certain stores...yay I'm going to make my own with some of the t-shirts I have grown out of since not smoking. I'm not giving up on the fact that I'll never fit into them again I'm just saying I will want to buy new ones when I reach that goal, so until then I can hide some rolls with this gorgeous scarf! LMAO

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day 1 - 30 day Journal Challange

Day 1 prompt for the 30 Day Journal Challange.

Need more Bling!

Here is my first project for RVA Summer Camp!!

I feel like I want to add more to it...ribbon, buttons, I wonder why I have such a hard time with simplicity? I want my little journal to be done...but I cannot stop thinking of things to add to it. Good grief.
I ran out of tape runner glue half way thru my project so I switched to fabric is a little lumpy. Maybe some ribbon will squish the bubbles out! lol

Anyway...Ta-Da...a journal!
Today some embroidery! YAY!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

super cute pots!

Oh, oh I just love these pots!!! How great and gorgeous and my mind is flying...I wonder if anyone else in this house hold will agree that we have to turn all our existing pots into these gorgeous polka dot cuties! I'll just do it and see if anyone notices...;) Pink and green???? YES

Sunday, June 13, 2010

want want!

Oh, this might be the answer to my non-crochet ways!! AWESOME PRETTY!!

This is so cute! Using a shower curtain...such an awesome idea.

Niverville Fair 2010

Niverville Fair is over for another year...whew! I find it so tiring with all the kids...hats off to all with children. They all had fun but it wasn't for as long as I would have liked due to some kids needed a nap, etc. (this is me and our friend Jack)

We met up with our only other childless couple friends and went to the concert at the fair. Road Hammers is the band and I'm not really a big Country fan, but they were pretty good. My friend Stef LOVES them, so that was super entertaining. We were right up front and she kept reaching on stage trying to touch the singers boots and telling him to take his shirt I said...entertaining! LOL Did I mention we drank some wine before the concert? I think we should consider ourselves lucky she didn't take of HER shirt! hee hee

G and I managed to give one of the town counsellors a hard time at the concert about how our town needs to be more business friendly, blah, blah, on and on. I think at the end of the chat he might of suggested we run for office...a polite way to tell us to shut up I think! LOL

I have a wee headache from the festivities but all and all had a great time this year.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Crochet lessons anyone?

I seriously need to learn how to crochet! I see blankets like this and I just HAVE to make...except for the fact that I don't crochet. How is it that I learned how to knit, embroider, sew, crosstitch, etc but didn't ever learn to crochet? My grandma brown taught me all the above but was unable to teach me to use that pesky hook because she is ambidextrous...and she crochets as a lefty and we could never translate it to right handedness for me...perhaps we should have used a mirror??? I think I will suggest that next time I see grandma, it could work right??
Or else I will be doomed to a life of crochet envy...don't even get me started on the cute crochet flowers I see everywhere!!! AHHHHHHH
I'm going to research a crochet class and stop my complaining!

Friday, June 11, 2010

iphone Love

I finally got my iPhone. I'm super excited. The camera app is awesome and I am worried this will be a new addiction. I apologise in advance for all the 1970's esque pictures of the sheepies and kitties that are about to come! hee hee

I'm looking to get the sheepies another toy...they had one of these tongues but it now looks like swiss cheese! And the turtles are so awesome! It looks like they know they are coming to a sheepies house though. The little ones do look a little worried but the big guy will take care of it. LOL

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sock Monkies

OHHHHHH I love sock monkies! I have wanted to make some for a long time and this is an awesome how-to! YIPPPPPEEEE

Friday, June 4, 2010

It's working!

Every Friday I have to weigh in and take my measurements...I was pretty nervous this morning to do so. I have been following the diet to the calorie and doing my workouts and starting to feel pretty good BUT I was worried to actually step on the scale. It has happened before that I am feeling good, gained some confidence and the BLAM gone, all because I stepped on the scale and found out I haven't lost any weight or gained a pound.
So...I did it anyway! And I lost 6lbs!!!! YIPPPPPEEEEE!!! and 2 inches off my waist and a quarter inch off my hips! CRAZY AWESOME!!!
I feel this is exactly the news I needed to carry on...I might even enjoy my workout this morning...OK that is getting a little crazy!!!! Does anyone actually like working out???

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Supply list!

So super excited! Got my supply list for RVA Summer Camp !!!

I cannot stop thinking of all the cute projects and how some of them would be so super cute for Summer Solstice party!! Especially the pup tent! I think the kids (and sheepies) would get a kick out of it! Ok, I would like the tent too! It reminds me of backyard summer sleepovers when I was little with my girlfriends! AHHHHH memories!

Jillian Michaels is going to kick my ass!! Well, she kind of has already as I did her first circuit training workout yesterday and I have no idea how I'm going to get down stairs today! Which is a wee problem considering my office is up 3 flights of stairs with no elevator option.
Holy crap, I think I just heard her in my head laughing, saying "good, you should never take the elevator, fatty!!"
OK the low cal diet may be making me a wee bit's only day 3!
Will I survive? Will I end up with Jillian Michaels body? Doubtful. But I'm going to try my best to at least lose the 35Lbs I gained when I quit smoking.
Well at least she couldn't yell at me for being a smoker! LMAO is where I'm at...wish me luck.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

What's in the jar???

Holy Cupcake!!! This is the best idea EVER!!! I could eat these driving the car, walking the dogs, reading in bed...the possibilities are endless! Oh, I guess I could make them for other people too...LOL!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sex in the City 2

Wow, I was really disappointed. I loved all the outfits and luxury but I cannot get over the fit Samantha has in a market. All I could think of was how horribly disrespectful to be in another country and blatantly disregard their laws and customs. This scene has clouded all the others and really made me dislike the movie. *sigh*

Friday, May 28, 2010


Image from flicker
We are having a crasher boomer...poor Murph-Murph! He hates thunder.
And Goo had a seizure in the night...this morning is starting off AWESOME! lol I guess we all will miss our morning walk before I go to work...boooooo!
I am so excited that I'm all registered for Summer camp!

It's going to be super awesome!
I'm going to Sex in the City 2 tonight with some girls. I'm pretty pumped to see all the clothes...the setting seems dreamy...all flowy, and hot! lol

Thursday, May 27, 2010

so cute

I love, love this mouse pad. I think it would inspire me to clean my desk...maybe.
I am definately lacking inspiration and motivation to create my perfect crafty/art space. I think that it has become so cluttered and I have become over-whelmed. This happens a lot with me. I really want to forge through this and just make it happen. I always have ideas and motivation in the morning, then by the time I get home from is all lost.
The colors on the mouse pad are EXACTLY what I want for my room. I'm going to order it right now and hope it kicks me in the ass to get going!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Super cute!

This DIY is for little girls...hmmmm I think that they would look AWESOME in my 40 year old hair! Besides, I love ribbon and I have a whack of it and now I know what to do with it!

I want to go to camp!
I really think this would be tonnes of fun! I think I would like to treat myself to this camp but I feel like I will need to get my play space in order and I really need a laptop! I would love to be able to blog, read blogs and create anywhere I want! There are some web books for $239 at Future shop...I wonder if that is all I really need?
Anyways, I'm going to seriously consider taking this. It makes me laugh because a few years ago a friend (who doesn't talk to me anymore...:( ) and I wanted so badly to bring back earning badges, like in brownies. This reminds me of the fun we used to have in dreaming together. Perhaps I could meet some girls that like the same things I do, even if they live far away. I do not seem to have much luck with meeting new, like-minded ladies in person, so this might be awesome for me!
I wish my old friend was talking to me...she would have LOVED this class, and I would have loved taking it with her...*sigh*.

Monday, May 24, 2010

This is BEAUTIFUL. It is interesting that I imagine everyone, all the women in my life wearing this, except me. Why is it I find such beauty in everyone else EXCEPT me? It is frustrating. I'm sure that no one else looks at me and judges like I do to myself. I would like to someday get to the point where I could get this for myself and wear it proudly!

It would help if I hadn't gone out on Saturday night and drank too much! I am still feeling the effects of the alcohol and the over-eating this's Monday! I am afraid to get on the scale for my WII fitness and see exactly what damage has been done.

Well...I will soldier on...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

This entire house is DREAMY!!! I wonder if I will be able to get G to agree to any of this? I especially LOVE the pink ladder on her patio...*sigh*...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Get Sewing!

Time to GET SEWING!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How to Make a Turban-Style Headband

How to Make a Turban-Style Headband

This is AWESOME. I imagine it will take care of any bad hair days! I think I will use one of the million too small t-shirts I have around!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

What a super fun idea...and a GREAT way to do something about the piles of magazines I have going on!

I MUST make these!!! I have some awesome fabric waiting for an awesome project! I will go on the hunt for the handles today!

It's been so frustrating lately. I've gained so much weight. I can barely stand looking at myself in the mirror, I don't recognise myself. It's like I see myself inside and surrounded by a body that isn't mine! I have been exercising every morning. I have changed my diet, become a vegetarian (fish and seafood still as well) but I still keep putting on the pounds, 1 or 2 pounds a week!!! Is this all because I quit smoking? I just find that hard to believe. It's been 6 months without a cigarette, I don't even really miss smoking, except if I think it will make me lose weight, then I wonder why I stopped. Then I remember the chronic coughing, the alienation I felt being a smoker, the horrible smell, the yellow fingers...ETC. I could go on and on but I think I've made the point.

So, I will keep up my relationship with my mat. And force a smile in the morning and keep at it. I have to gain strength in both body and mind. I want to feel beautiful again.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I NEED this wallpaper!!! How cool is that?