Thursday, December 23, 2010

the Colors of my Kitchen

I was looking around the other day and noticed something.
I have completley and unintentionally developed a colourful kitchen.
take a look!

I love these bowls! I just recently got them, but look forward to
using them for some food photography in the future.

I think I actually have the Bell Pepper Yellow, but this is by far the best tool in my kitchen.
I'd be lost without it!

we picked these up while on vacation in qubec at Ikea for little man. we also got the matching bowls, plates and cups!

PC green cutting board.
it's a bit brighter green than this one, and more square but it gives you the general idea of it.
I picked it up at superstore at the end of the summer, and I dont' think it's available anymore sadly.

and to top it off, my walls are a nice shade of blue "bentley blue" I believe it was called.
I've grown to love my kitchen, it's my favourite room in the house, and I finally feel like it's complete!

What's your favourite part of your kitchen?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


we've been on vacation in quebec skiing/snowboarding, but blogger is having a server issue and I can't upload any photos yet!
i'm breaking out the baking and cooking now that we're home, so expect more updates.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chocolate Gingerbread Men

I did it!
I cracked my Martha Stewart "Cookies" book!

I made some of the cookies that are featured on the front of the book.
I had bought some christmas cookie cutters, and made them into gingerbread men.
there was some issues, I thought a few of them had lost an arm, some i thought were going to lose a leg.
but in the end, all limbs were attached and the reviews were good!

Have you baked any cookies from this book?
if you have, let me know which one's youve tried!

Monday, December 13, 2010

...Back at the Ranch...


yup. those are crickets that you hear!
Not much has been going on here at the Farm lately. Just getting ready for the holidays...

we've switched computers again (apple, will you ever enter my life again?)
so I lost photoshop and haven't been able to get it back.

I've started using Picasa, which is working out okay so far. it's nice and quick, and it's simple.
just what we need for quick blog photos and family photos. and best of all?
it's FREE!

I'll have more posts coming up soon, not much creative going on here lately. once the holidays are over we'll be getting back into routine!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

still alive!

i haven't been posting. i know.
but my parcel for aunt pitty pats christmas FQ swap is going to the post office tomorrow.
more posts to come soon! promise!
we've been busy getting the house organized and getting ready for the holidays, and having some family time now that BigMan is home from his overly LONG work trip :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I Spy...

with my little eye...

What do you think these could be?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bird Feeders

it's hard to believe we've gone from this...
 to this...(in about two weeks)
so we stayed in on the first day of snow and painted our bird feeders. 

We took two plastic 2L milk jugs and I cut a hole on each side.
I dished up the acrylic paints, sanded the milk jugs (cut edges to smooth, walls to rough up)
and covered the kids in garbage bags to protect there clothes. 

and the finished product....

the kids loved it! I think paint supplies and an easel are in request for christmas!