Monday, June 24, 2013

Why I love Etsy

It is always so much fun to give a gift that is unique.
My bil is a huge Game of Thrones fan -  so when I came across these beer coasters they were a definite must have!

They were a set of 5 coasters - each with a different family name. They were a huge hit with my bil. The quality was superb and I couldn't be happier with this purchase.
It is so much fun to find these great finds on Etsy.

For these coasters you can find them here:


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The deck is complete - bring on summer!!

With all the rain we had in May it has been a difficult task for our contractor to finish the deck. What was supposed to be a week long job done, with plenty of time before dh's birthday, tuned into a 5 or 6 week affair.
That's all the grumbling I have because I am so happy with how it turned out! We had our first family bbq, where I attempted to blow myself up with the bbq (different story for a different time), and nobody fell through the rotten boards because they are no longer rotten!!!!!

I am looking forward to many, many, family bbq's.


Monday, June 3, 2013

Well the baking didn't happen as planned

I had mentioned in a previous post that the kids and I would be doing some baking this week...well it was a goal but we didn't quite get there.
With dh's birthday - kids birthday parties, sleepovers, and family dinners we just weren't able to fit it in.

We had a very low key celebration for Dad as he requested we wait until the deck is finished ( just put the stain on today so just a few more days, it has been a long month of construction) but we did get a birthday cake and the kids gave Dad his badminton set.

Crazy kids & Dad

The party for Dad is this weekend so we should have a few more pics, and even some of the deck.

I also finished off a few more sets of Cupcake toppers for my Etsy shop - perfect for 30th, 40th, 50th or 60th party celebrations.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Froggie cupcake toppers

Spent some time last evening and put these Froggie cupcake toppers together. I just fell in love with these little felt frogs.!!
Otherwise just spending a low key evening watching hockey.
DH's birthday tomorrow so I will be planning dinner and dessert for his big day!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The kids are cooking

The boys have been so interested lately in cooking. I think it's awesome that they want to learn.
Tonight it was Chicken Ceasar salad. They were actually arguing regarding who's turn it was to cook with Mom.
We are trying very hard to get away from processed food so this week I will put together a list of baked goods that they can help with. The only problem with baking in our house is that as soon as it's ready it's pretty much GONE! :)

This week I think we will attempt english muffins for breakfast

and Blueberry Yogurt cookies

They both sound great!!

What is a great item you like to cook with the kids?


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Holiday Weekend

With the arrival of this weekend summer has finally arrive (well I guess not officially) but the summer season.
I am so looking forward to bbq's, camping, and all that comes with summer.

What are you looking forward to most?