April 30, 2010


Eye appointments for the kiddos today.
We will be heading back soon for another visit. They will be dilating Scarlett's eyes for more accurate testing. Sounds like she will be wearing glasses for a while to correct her eye that turns in.

Ace was his usual self during the exam...just had to push the limits and be goofy.

All & all they were both pretty well behaved for their Mama today. At one point, while we were out in public, someone asked me 'will they sleep on the way home?', implying they were busy-bodies and I probably looked like I needed a break. I replied 'no, they haven't slept during the day for years now. They're just very active, which I don't mind...better than them being inactive or unhealthy'. The woman just smiled and I smiled back...because I have this conversation in public more often than one would think. :)

April 29, 2010


One of my favorite rooms in our home is the MUD ROOM. Almost every inch is purpose-ful space. I love displaying old rubber boots on this antique shelf...I don't think I could ever part with a pair, they are just too cute and a great display for spring! On the opposite wall, each of our family members has a floor to ceiling cubby which has hooks to hang jackets, a bench to drop a school bag and a basket to catch all those misc items (just waiting for the cupboard doors to be hung to share more). We gave this room a little clean-up today and snapped a few pics while it was actually tidy...like 5 minutes.

April 28, 2010


The big reveal of Scarlett's dance recital costume was today...everything throughout the year was worth it for this moment. She absolutely loves it...especially the color purple (her fave). Can't wait for the performance!

April 27, 2010


This workin' Mama has tired tootsies today. Just had to take a break to relax before teaching a class tonight.

April 26, 2010


Putting the finishing touches on this craft I'll be teaching tomorrow night at the Expressway Family Centre...just in time for Mother's Day!

April 25, 2010

Little Princess Book

Created this cute little book a while back and thought I would share.
Directions can be found here along with a video tutorial.
Quick & easy baby shower gift idea.
I think I'm addicted, you might be too once you see how easy they are to make!
Loved this simple way of binding the book.
Made out of envelopes, you can dress up the pages and tuck goodies inside.


Began our Sunday morning with a family breakfast...complete with pancakes & bacon.

Then Cory headed to the backyard to begin assembly of the new playset we ordered.
Ace snuck out to help build the climbing wall.
Lots of pieces...this could take a couple of days.
Preparing the spot for the playset in the backyard.
Ace & Scarlett watching Daddy in the bobcat.
Along with Nana & Papa, the kids helped too...they are anxious for it to come together so they can play.

April 24, 2010


A pirate party for Nicolas!
We had a great morning over at the Heiser home celebrating Nicolas' 4th birthday.

April 23, 2010


I had been searching for a good granola bar recipe for months. My friend Casi shared this recipe a few weeks ago and I've made two batches already...they're so good they disappear in our house. Made a batch for my crafty friends to try tonight, here's the recipe ~ Enjoy!

1 cup margarine
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup corn flakes
1 cup rice krispies
1 cup coconut
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup craisins(or raisins)
1 cup dried apricots, chopped
(I sometimes substitute mini chocolate chips for the dried fruit)

Cream butter and add sugars, beat well. Add vanilla & eggs. Mix together flour, baking soda & salt then add it to creamed mixture. Stir in oats, cornflakes, rice krispies, coconut, almonds, craisins & apricots. Press into a large rectangle, greased & floured cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 30 minutes (depending on your oven) or until lightly browned on top. Cool before cutting.

April 22, 2010


Happy Earth Day!
I know today is a day to be green, but I've been loving the sunshine shining down on our fine earth these days and thought I would do a tribute to a popular color around our house lately...yellow!

daisies Cory gave me for my birthday
new purse for spring and polka dot notebook
lemons in my kitchen
post-it notepads
sunny yellow buttons from Papertrey Ink
'little people playing' sign in the kids' craftroom
lip balm...I'm an addict
earth friendly cleaning product
the scent of this candle suits the season...so fresh smelling, mmmm
body cream in our ensuite

April 21, 2010


Crave Cupcakes arrived via courier from my lil' sis in Calgary today.
A little melted, but it was the thought that counts here.
They were still yummy, ate them with a fork upside-down.
Thanks Am!

This was going to be my POTD till the cupcakes arrived.
Scarlett & I took a drive out to the beach where we are looking forward to spending alot of time this summer...can't wait!

April 20, 2010

My 33rd Birthday

Today I had the day to myself.
I took the time to relax and do a few things I enjoy, like

snacking on cheesecake that my friend Missy delivered
flipped thru this new mag
purchased this box set...big treat for me
watched this trailer...so excited for this movie
re-organized my studio
downloaded Bob Marley - 'Could You Be Loved' on iTunes
purchased some kits online
surfed some new inspirational blogs
like this one and this one and this one...oh and this one
picked up the kiddos from Trina's
they made me a birthday cake...so special
enjoyed blowing out the candles with my family
{even though Cory forgot it was my birthday, until the end of the day}
Thanks everyone who sent birthday wishes, I really appreciated them.


Me at 33...{just a few little tidbits about me on my birthday}
- I love polka dots
- listen to classical music
- keep my opinions to myself
- I'm happy to share ideas with others
- loving the color yellow right now
- my man is my ROCK
- 22 weeks into my 3rd pregnancy & enjoying it
- favorite flower: tulips
- music ALWAYS makes me feel better
- I twirl my hair when I'm preoccupied
- I'm not a fan of competition
- my kids make me SMILE
- I love to LAUGH
- creativity & art belong in my everyday
- friends & family are very important to me
- frequently wear funky tees with Lulus
- folding laundry is my least favorite chore
- lately I like to take photos of food
- organizing makes me HAPPY
- I have alot of respect & love for my parents
- enjoy watching movies
- font freak