Tuesday, June 21, 2011

No stamping or colouring today!

Today was such a nice day that I felt the need to go outside and work in my garden!

Here's a few photos from my backyard.

These are flowers from my planter boxes.

This is some lavender - at least I think it is. 
I don't do the planting (my husband does) but I'm in charge of the weeding and pruning.
Leeann left a comment asking what this next photo was. 
It's my outdoor fireplace. 
See how the hearth is raised and goes around the entire patio (it's sunken) well it's perfect for entertaining and s'mores parties!
 This maple reminds me of Cousin It from the Adams Family!
This hosta ends up being huge by the end of the summer!
These are the double sliding doors in my dining room. 
I've got fuschia growing in that planter.
 Check out my side gate - it's completely covered in hops and clematis!

 These next two are from flowering trees in my yard.

Blooming chives!

 My husband was "helping" me in the garden.
 Beyond our back fence is a creek and wooded ravine.
Looking at the creek from the opposite side.

 I call these next 2 photos of my backyard the Real Estate Weekly shots.

To the very right - behind the garage - is my son's basketball/sport court.
 Here's Murphy guarding the yard.

Until Next Time!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bin Storage from Costco

Today I went to Costco with my friend Darlene.  I only needed 2 things so I went along with her for the ride and the company.

She drove so that helped me to only get what I needed. 

Most of the time I go in for a couple of things and come out $300 poorer with tons of stuff I didn't know I needed!  Does that happen to you too?

Anyway Darlene had a big shop to do so while I was there I cruised the aisles and found this....

 It's a bin storage rack system from Whalen. 
Click HERE for a link to the Whalen website for more views on this.

I know that if I had my own car I would have found a way to bring this home with me!  I'm not sure where I would put it but I could certainly fill it up!

Is this more industrial look a trend for residential/craft room storage? 

I just read that Andrea Walford has gone to the bin storage system too.

Click HERE to see her new storage system from Uline.

I think I still like the pretty rather than the practical look for my crafting area but I find myself looking around the house to see where I could put one of those bin racks.  Maybe the garage?

Until Next Time!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Custom Thank You Card

My son was in a couple of golf tournaments this past week and he was feeling very nervous and anxious about competing (he's only 15).

One of the pro's at his golf club lent him her Bushnell Ranger Finder.

For those of you that don't know it's kind of like binoculars but with just one scope and it gives the user yardage to the pin so you know which club to use.  Sounds like cheating I know but it's perfectly legal to use!

Here is the Thank You card I made for her.

Let me tell you that it was really quick to put together!

I used scraps and my new Lucky Limeade In Colour marker - the sttamp set is an old SU! one called Back Nine.

Until Next Time!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Yesterday  (Wednesday) my daughter had a presentation on MACHU PICCHU for her Comparative Civilizations class.  As part of the presentation each group had to bring something in to share with the class.

So she and her friends made these at my house on Tuesday night:

At first I didn't understand why she would make cupcakes for Machu Picchu - were they made from ancient grains?  No they were confetti cupcakes decorated like Guinea Pigs.

Apparently in Peru there is a dish called CUY which is roasted Guinea Pig.

Surprisingly the cupcakes were a big hit with the class!

Until Next Time!