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Simple Sunday!

November 13, 2011 Leave a comment

My BFF Carla always posts a simple Sunday post.  I sometimes chuckle since our simple day or day rest always ends up being filled with things to do and work.  Mine today is being spent at work.  I do have a few things I’d like to get done or started though.  What does your Sunday look like? 

Here’s my list …

*put a roast/potatoes/carrots in the crock pot for dinner


*work on some sewing items – I’m behind on a few things I’ve promised to get done

*create my Christmas card & shopping list – figure out what I need to make/buy this year

*catch up on some TV from last week and watch the Walking Dead.  Yes I’m a dork but this show is great!

What do you normally do for Christmas gifts?  Do you spend lots at the stores for your loved ones, hand make as much as possible?  Give gifts in kinds to charity instead of commercial gifts?  I always give as much as I can to charity, and love the idea of doing this instead of gift exchanges since most of us already have SO much.  My bff Carla is hosting a blog give away with a twist.  You have the chance to win some amazing handmade items from her, but the twist is you have to donate to her World Vision donation fundraiser.  There is no set amount to donate, but every bit helps and she has already raised almost $600!! Check out her blog to see the gifts she has already been able to give.  It is truly amazing when people come together to help out those who are less fortunate! It really warms my heart!

I’ve noticed I’ve been getting quite a few hits on my blog lately … I’m not sure who is visiting, but if you do leave me a comment!  I love to get to know my readers and be able to check out your blogs too!  I’m thinking of doing a blog contest or giveaway soon to gear up for the holiday season!  Have a great Sunday!

Happy *Handmade Saturday!

November 12, 2011 2 comments

I’m out bright and early this morning for work, ton’s of stuff on the go today!  I wanted to take the time to post a few things I’ve created lately … and by lately I mean a few months ago lol.  I’ve been a bit slow with the photo editing and posting, and well just creating.  But I have had a few pushes to do some creating  for special gifts so here they are!

A sweet baby blanket for a beautiful baby girl!  One side is cotton and one side is flannel.  Super soft and sure to keep her nice and warm!  The ribbon was just a quick embellishment.  Kind of finishes it off (or hides the mistake I made LOL) and the blanket could be hung by the ribbon if needed!

This card+coffee sleeve was made as a special birthday gift for a lovely lady I work with.  She’s all kinds of AMAZING!!  She loved it and we had a great evening with some vino to celebrate with co-workers and friends!

And lastly, I don’t always promote that I’m an abstract painter.  But I’ve been commissioned to do a few pieces in the last year as wedding gifts.  It’s really been the push I needed to get back in the studio and paint, I really do love it.  This piece was delivered last week and as far as I’ve heard they love it.  I was told to use black/white/grey and it can’t have anything in it lol.  Sure that should be easy for an abstract painter … this was the finished product of an idea that was inspired by sheet music mixed with lots of texture.

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Remembrance Day

November 11, 2011 1 comment

I hope everyone took some time today to remember those who have fought for what we are so lucky and blessed to have.  I’m so thankful for those who put their lives on the line every day for us!  Happy Remembrance Day!

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Happy Halloween

October 30, 2011 2 comments

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Halloween is one of those holidays that I’ve never really gone crazy over.  Don’t get me wrong, I loved to dress up as a kid!  I think my fave costume ever was the year I dressed up as Cyndi Lauper – yes I totally did!   But besides that I think dressing up as a witch or clown were the go to regulars.  I was browsing some Halloween links and found the above ADORABLE witch cakepops!!!  I need to adapt a way to make them vegan/gluten-free!  I totally love the purple hats too!! I love purple, and may have bought the best purple witch hat ever for a costume party. Below are some of my fave Halloween links this year!

1.  Elsie Larson has a list of fun Halloween DIY links on her blog here.

2.  Elizabeth Kartchner has a delish Pumpkin Cookie recipe on her blog here.

3.  Pumpkin Carving patterns here.

4.  Party Box Design has some awesome printables here.

5.  25 Awesome recycled Halloween costumes from The Daily Green here.

Thanks for stopping by, have a very Spooky Halloween!

It finally caught up with me!

October 16, 2011 2 comments

Catching the cold/flu that’s going around that is.  It’s been going through work like wildfire.  I’ve been lucky so far and actually quite healthy!  But naturally when I was at the doctors on Wednesday they asked if I wanted a flu shot … I said “No, I don’t believe in flu shots”.  Well I’m biting my tongue now LOL.  I did however wake up to a loving interesting get well card in my inbox from my bff Carla.

Nice eh! LOL it did make me laugh which was what I needed.  Have a great Sunday, and stay healthy!

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Michelle, A to Z

October 2, 2011 1 comment

Happy Sunday evening!!!  It’s been FREEZING in Southwestern Ontario, and I swear its cold enough to snow!! LOL I’m SO not ready for that white stuff yet.  Things have been crazy since my vacation … I’ve got photos to edit and post that still haven’t been touched.  I’ve got my sometimes dog Axel here with me for almost 2 weeks – YAY!  I was doing some blog hopping and came across this A to Z about me on Kim’s blog.  It looked fun so I thought I’d play along! 

A. Age: 28
B. Bed size: Double
C. Chore that you hate: Mopping
D. Dogs: I love dogs, especially Axel
E. Essential start to your day: coffee!
F. Favorite color: Purple
G. Gold or Silver: Silver
H. Height: 5’3″
I. Instruments you play: I used to play the flute, I want to learn the piano
J. Job title: Youth Program Supervisor
K. Kids: do the 30 million at work count??? LOL
L. Live: London, Ontario, Canada.
M. Mother’s name: Barb
N. Nicknames: Michy, Mich, Chelle, Dobbyn
O. Overnight hospital stays: One
P. Pet peeves: I have tons of things that drive me crazy … naturally I can’t think of one right now LOL.
Q. Quote from a movie: “They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.”  Carrie, Sex and the City.                                                                                                                                                                       R. Right or left handed: Righty!
S. Siblings: 1
U. Underwear: Yes I wear them LOL
V. Vegetable you hate: Artichokes
W. What makes you run late: Hitting the snooze button too many times
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Too many to count
Y. Yummy food that you make: Hmmm … I like cooking, but really everything I cook is yummy!                                                Z. Zoo animal: Elephants are pretty amazing!

If you play along, leave me a comment!

ETA … so after publishing, I noticed the T was missing … I did a little hunting from blog to blog to find out what the T was for … funny thing is … EVERYONE is missing it too LOL.

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