Monday, January 31, 2011


The Pantry offer has been taken up on.... Connie has given me full access to her pantry! whoo hoo! so I will be posting some before and after pics real soon!!!

Yup, I am a self proclaimed label fanatic! I have my cupboards labelled and my staples and baking supplies all scrap booked and matching! Mine have been done for a long time and this blog is for new projects. So the first one to respond to this gets some scrap booked labels for your pantry to look spiffy! Since I have not had alot of comments on this blog. I am suspecting that I won't have to worry about having too many responding! Let see what happens!

Friday, January 28, 2011

been buzy

I think sometimes we spend so much time and energy on something only to find out that what we are doing is just POINTLESS so.... "Never try to teach a pig to sing... it will just waste your time and annoy the pig!"
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

is change good?

i love change. it has taken me 39 years to realize that i really can't keep anything the same. is this a fault? i can't decide.change is good, but is what i do too much? i ponder this revelation as i will grunt and groan, drag and scrape my bedroom furniture all around to which it will give me a new perspective, provoke a smile and that for NOW i have created a new surrounding!
 "Things do not change, we change."
Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, January 23, 2011

UPDATE OF Cinderella may be jealous!

I am happy to report my husband's fear of my slippers shorting out and starting a fire as I drove did not happen. These slippers were not the dream that came true for me. So for now, I will simply put on an extra pair of socks, be a little bit un happy that my fairy godmother let me down and I will "suck it up princess!"

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cinderella, you may be jealous!

Just a quick little tid bit of useless information for you! I drive a little volkswagen beetle which I affectionately call my "LILY" bug! Winters in Saskatchewan are quite cold, muchly understated and I don't think that my baby bug can keep my toes as warm as she should. I have a long commute to work and so I spend alot of time bonding with my car. Saddly to report  I have to complain that she is not meeting my needs. After returning from my usual drive, my feet were FROZEN!!! When I arrived home, I announced to my family....."I wish they would make heated slippers, so I could wear them when I was driving!" Well I guess as the fairytale goes, my fairy god mother came threw. While doing MY usual boring household CHORES of grocery shopping.... I spotted my "magical heated slippers" right on top of the clearence bin! Now I am not going to lie, they are not an attractive pair of slippers, alot more comfort than glass, but they were battery operated heated slippers! Was I amazed of this find? yes indeed, and to top off the whole story, they were 50% off! So I will be doing my commute with my heated slippers and I will let you know if Cinderella should be green with envy!

Friday, January 21, 2011


Rememember to hug all day long!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

rambler recipe

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Friday, January 14, 2011

bakin' buns today

There is nothing that can replace that wonderful
smell of fresh baked buns!
This recipe is from a wonderful woman who I will
remember for the rest of my life. This amazing
recipe I now claim as my own but I must give credit
as due.

3 Cups of warm water
1/2 Cup of sugar
6 TBSP of oil (this is where I kindof did the magic
I always use bacon fat)
1 tsp of salt
2 TBSP of Fermipan Yeast (no subsitute)
2 Eggs beaten (important step)
7 - 9 Cups of flour

Combine first five ingredients, add eggs and flour. Put a little oil in hand and pat top of mixture. Let rise 15 minutes, then punch down, repeat 3 times on the fourth time make into buns. Let rise for one hour. Bake at 350 for 15 - 20 mins. Yeilds 4 dozen.

These really are the best! Give them a try!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Just to let you know that it is
Rubber Ducky's birthday
so you might want to call,
you know how the he gets
when you forget his birthday!...

It's my sister Patty's birthday as well,
and she thinks it is just "ducky" to share her day with him!
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATTY! Here's to a person who has given me wonderful creative inspiration! To demonstrate her creative spirit she has THE MOST CUTEST STORE EVER! It is located in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. She has just became the proprietor of this adorable little "storehouse" the summer of 2010. It has been a SUCCESS for her and what a wonderful business to have! If you are not able to see it in person, take a virtual tour.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

happy static electricity day!

My dog's name is STATIC does that count?
This picture was taken by Mayfawne

"Whoo-ville-ation!" Celebration!

A double whoo-ville-ation celebration is in order!
Lindsay had her first little whoo and Wanda became a
Grandma too! So Congrats to the both of you!

dr.suess thanks for the inspiration!

Friday, January 7, 2011


This was my Star, starry night project...sometimes you have to CELEBRATE!
the simplest things like, finding a tea towel the exact color as your kitchen. By using black paint, and a stencil you can turn a plain towel into a masterpeice that "GOGHS" with your theme!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

got to love dr.seuss!

"Today you are YOU, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is YOUER than YOU!"
Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

GrEen ChaI TeA bath salts

Recipe for this little bit of heaven!

4 cups of epsom salts
(I used hand harvested mineral salts from Manitou Beach)
5 drops of green chai tea scent
3 drops of black pigment
1 drop red pigment
1 tbsp of glycerin
sugar cubes

In a bowl mix salts, scents, colors and glycerin mix until all colors make a solid color. For packaging I used a jar I had kicking around. Which then I pulled out my handy, dandy cricut and made a label "sweet n salty", when I put into the jar, I put sugar cubes and alternating layers with salts, just as the name says....

Attach the label with a wooden scoop, some raffia and ta da! first project of the new year completed!

PS The sugar cubes absorb the scent and are great for scrubbing those scratchity feet, while filling the tub put 2 scoops in and take out the cubes for a scrub and the salts make it devine to soak in!


Its that time of the holidays when its bittersweet, the hussle and bustle are all done and the decorations that made the house beautiful need to find their way back to the garage! Its back into the routine and I will try not notice that the house looks so bare! So to keep my mind off the winding down I am onto the first project of the year, make some GREEN CHIA TEA bath salts and after a day of clean up a nice relaxing soak!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Hey Everyone! Happy New year! Looking forward to my new blog site!