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!