November 30, 2009

Project 365 11.30

Another holiday craft by Scarlett...I think she could start her own blog as she's been having alot of face-time on here (check out that button job...makes me giggle).

She also came home from Preschool today reciting such a cute holiday poem...I will have to video it and put it on here.

November 29, 2009

Project 365 11.29

This family tried our very first taste of a pomegranate today! One out of the four of us liked it...that would be me.

November 28, 2009

Project 365 11.28

Santa Photo
The kids enjoyed sitting on Santa's knee for a photo and to tell him what they would like for Christmas this year.

November 27, 2009

Project 365 11.27

Found this football sign while on a quick weekend trip to Minot. My Mom has brainwashed the kids to cheer for the Saskatchewan Roughriders...aka 'The Good Guys'. But there's no converting Cory...still a Calgary Stampeders fan all-the-way.

November 26, 2009

Project 365 11.26

Oxbow Mini Mall
Showcased a bit of what I do for today and tomorrow at this event...some Stella & Dot, Stampin' Up! & Starlite Studio Photography (official website launch 12.04.09).

November 25, 2009

Project 365 11.25

Another one of Scarlett's school crafts...she's decorating the place up for the holidays!

November 24, 2009

Project 365 11.24

This is a post for's of Scarlett wearing one of Dee's favorite shirts on says 'Margot et son Escargot'. Thought I'd snap a few of her in it before she grows out of it!

November 22, 2009

Project 365 11.22

Today's Project 365 photo was inspired by this amazing woman...she reminds us to capture the everyday (even if it's un-exciting). And that a counter full of dirty dishes means food on the table...and our family is thankful for that!

A few details about our kitchen sink I have been receiving questions about
- Faucet - it's the Delta Allora with pull-down's got an amazing magnet in the spout to help it to retract after constant use

November 21, 2009

Project 365 11.21

Dinner With Girlfriends
We travelled to the village of Forget (population approx 29) this evening to celebrate my friend Jocelyn's birthday at the Happy Nun Cafe.
I was amazed by my first visit to this fantastic restaurant, just a short 50 minute trip from Oxbow. The part I was most impressed about was the warm atmosphere, delicious food and customer service.

Good company...

Great conversation pieces...
Their menu is simple and it works...choose from three daily items
Cozy atmosphere...
Vintage touches...


Great friends...
Hot cocoa...

Happy Birthday Jocelyn (here she is with the cook)!
A great night! I think I speak for the rest of the group when I say we'll be heading back to The Happy Nun very soon!

November 20, 2009

Project 365 11.20

Little Trip to the USA
My daughter & I took a 15 minute drive down to our family US post office box this morning. I love going there and discovering the mailbox is full of specialty catalogues that we can't request/receive in Canada. They are wonderful for home decor ideas!
While on our trip, we took our time and enjoyed capturing some of the scenery along the way.

November 19, 2009

Project 365 11.19

'O' Yeah!
I've been waiting to get my hands on the new O Magazine with Oprah's special cover guest....the-one, the-only Ellen!!! Thanks Mom for picking this up for me.

November 18, 2009

FALL Letters

Wooden letters I covered with patterned paper...such an easy craft!

Project 365 11.18

Tamale Skillet
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp chile powder
2 tsp cumin
1 (19 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 (12 oz) can kernel corn
1 (14 oz) can sliced ripe olives
1/3 cup raisins
1 cup grated cheddar

Heat oil in a large skillet. Crumble fry ground beef, add onion & pepper. Add salt, chile powder & cumin. Cook, until ground beef is well done, drain excess fat if necessary. Mix in tomatoes, corn, olives, raisins & cheese. Let simmer until well warmed. Serve with tortilla chips & sour cream.

November 17, 2009

Project 365 11.17

The kids' rooms are coming together in the decorating department. Here's a wall of Ace's room that I've created for him to go with his camping theme. I used chipboard letters and covered them with Cosmo Cricket - Mr. Campy papers.

November 15, 2009

Project 365 11.15

What's For Dinner
Grilled lamb chops with rosemary, steamed green beans & baked potatoes with shredded cheese, sour cream & chopped green onions.
For dessert...a family favorite
Brown Apple Betty with ice cream
Layer a baking dish with peeled/sliced apples
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Stir ingredients till well mixed. Use hands to flatten out on top of fruit. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.

November 14, 2009

Project 365 11.14

Ace's First Hockey Game
It was great to watch Ace's 6 & Under team play hockey today. Needless to say, he was so tired by the third period...he was so proud of himself for playing a good game! Way to go buddy!

November 13, 2009

Project 365 11.13

My friend Missy made my day today when she brought by this Starbucks gift. She took a Starbucks cup an decorated it so adorably...I absolutely LOVED it!
Then inside...a surprise...two Starbucks ornaments {that she knows I collect}. I am so blessed to have such a great friend...thanks Missy!
I hosted a CUPCAKE & CRAFT night for a few crafty friends. We crafted the night away, working on which-ever project we brought and had Crave Cupcakes and spiked hot chocolate.
Kendra worked on Christmas cards....
I worked on my Starbucks Friends Album...
While Trina worked on a gingerbread house...
Here's Trina's finished project...if you'd like to order one, you can make a request here on my blog, just leave a comment.
She even put little mail in the mailbox...too cute!