Saturday, April 23, 2011

Grandma's Recipes

I got a lovely letter in the mail from my Grandma awhile ago.
I had told her I was really getting into cooking now for awhile, and I was collecting a binder of recipes and had hoped that she would share some of her's with me. She has a wonderful chocolate cake that we would get each time we went to visit - and I got the recipe!!! They all seem interesting and easy to make and I'm looking forward to trying them out. I have one that I know I want to share, I haven't 
decided on the others yet. 
They're top secret, stay in the family kinda recipes.
okay not really. I just made that up on a whim.
but maybe I'd like them to be that way!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Photo Fun App's

Stephen and Chris did an episode this week that featured some neat photo ideas.
Now, I'm not so sure that they are broadcast in the states, so I thought I'd share the ideas with some of you that either A) don't have the option to watch there show, B) missed the episode or C) have never even heard of them. 
Take a photo of a person, using just the head from the photo you attach it to another body (money, guy a suit) and make them do silly dances! You can also share it on facebook and twitter!
(disclaimer: i dont' actually know who's photo this is, i just pulled it off google images - so it was already on the web, im just using this as an example for the program)

 similar to poladroid, but as an app for your iPhone!


Description from the site:
"The Hipstamatic for iPhone is an application that brings back the look, feel, unpredictable beauty, and fun of plastic toy cameras from the past"
uses your computers web cam to take photo booth style photos! also available as an app for your iPhone

 photo disclaimer: same as above, these photos were already on google images, just using for demonstration purposes!
What photo app's do you use? let me know if you try these out and what you think!

Decorating Easter Eggs

LittleMan had his best friend, Little Lady, over yesterday to decorate some easter eggs.
I taped down a plastic backed table cloth to the kitchen floor, and off they went!
We used kits that you can find at your local walmart/grocery store, etc. 

 the kits came with stickers to add to the eggs as well.
 little mans eggs
little lady's eggs.

What have you been doing for easter activities? any plans for the weekend?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

BigMans Quilt: Update

I forgot to upload this earlier, sorry!
2nd row completed!
I am in need of some more red FQ's so this will be put aside until I can get some more!
I'll be starting on a modified bento box quilt this weekend :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Weekly Goals: April 24th 2011

*do yoga, pilates and zumba at least once.
*wash fabric to start modified bento box quilt
*go for 2 walks
*transplant sunflowers
*organize the in-laws room

Childrens Hospital 5k Run

Just today, I completed my first 5k run.
and it was awesome!

 I did the race with BigMan and Ms. Cousin
We ate BigMan's dust. big time.
He completed the race in 24 minutes, and we did it in 40 min.
but considering it was our first race (and I haven't been training very much), I'm pretty proud of us!
And, between the 3 of us (a big part was BigMan), we raised about $250 for the childrens hospital!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Preschool Ceramics: the Bumble Bee

Today, LittleMan and I went to our local MFRC and did a preschool ceramics class.
It cost $4 and we had to pre-register. He loved it!

I'm sure you can purchase these little ceramic creatures at your local store. We used acrylic paints, and then an adult painted the face on afterwards. we used a hair dryer to make the paint was nice and dry, and then a sparkly sealer went on afterwards. We plan on registering for the May session as well - a Ladybug! Have you done any projects similar to this with you're preschooler?
up next week is a preschool cooking class!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


have you noticed the feed tool I have on the right?
You can see the different places people have logged on from and what posts they viewed.
pretty neat, huh? I think so to.

Except...all the visits seem to go to just one post I had. it was one from the winter and I had shared a picture of LittleMan with the snowman he built. 
needless to say, it seemed odd and I'm not sure why people kept going to that post so I removed the picture. eventually I just removed the whole post and removed all pictures of LittleMan where you could see to much of his face. It saddens me that I had to take them down and can't share them, and I know I don't have that many viewers, hardly any actually, but you can never be to safe.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Weekly Goals

- Clean out fridge
-Obtain a yoga video
-Do 1 easter project with little man

Do you have any goals? I'd love it if you'd share them!

Household Binder

have you checked out  {i heart organizing}? no? you should go check it out! and make you check it before the 9th of April!! Jen has provided some excellent .PDFs to start creating your own {family organization binder} - but they are only free until April 9th!! I've got mine saved and am hoping to get the binder completed tomorrow. 

How do you organize your household?

*all photos from i heart organizing. Jen has no idea who I am, I just wanted to share the freebies with ya'll!

Where does the time go?!?!

I can't believe it's Thursday already.
Thursdays are my Fridays, and I don't know where my week has gone!

I got a surprise in the mail that I've been very patient for...
 my bargain lovers fabric!
there was an issue with Canada Post, so it was a bit delayed - but it was worth the wait :) 

It was folded and packed very well, I can't wait for my next shipment!
it's perfect to start working on { this } quilt!

Our garden is coming up nicely as well! two more plants have popped up, and the sunflowers are sky rocketing! almost time to transplant them into bigger pots.

Here's hoping it warms up soon! I've been able to get two loads of laundry outside on the line to dry, it's nice and windy and 4 degrees C outside. I'm looking forward to the 14 degrees next week!!