Sometimes all that effort and persistence, pays off.   Maybe it’s believing in myself a little bit more each day, but I seem to be having a string of luck these days.  Remember the Santa mugs for which I was searching forever and everywhere?  Well, I didn’t find them, but I did find something even better … Continue reading


Still here.  We’ve been getting out as much as we can before it snows.   It would seem that we’re all thinking Christmas already, and I suppose it’s really only a month off, but my calendar is filling up quickly making me feel a bit scramble-y.   For instance, the poinsettias we ordered through the littlest’s school … Continue reading


I’ve been intent on making lotion bars for some time now.   I added a few drops of a citrus-blend essential oil, and I am impressed by how they turned out.   Next  I would like to make a bar like the Wiccy Magic Muscles massage bar .   I bought one years ago, and it smelled so … Continue reading


I had looked online to see when the holiday issue would be on newsstands.   I counted the days down.   I spent a ridiculous amount of time agonizing over everything that could go wrong.   That’s my nature.   I spent Monday watching the clock until  I could drive around town looking for the magazine.    I could not … Continue reading

what makes the cherry red

My definition of fun these days begins with my bright green kendama.   I’m in serious training mode, yo.     I know I’ve posted that video before, but we’ve watched it thirty four hundred twenty times, so you can watch it twice.   I’m not quite doing tricks on the roof yet, but I have some … Continue reading


There’s something about randomly baking a cake that makes a nine-year old insanely happy.  It doesn’t have to be pretty.  It just needs to be vanilla batter and vanilla icing.   She spent a glorious twenty minutes icing the cooled cake and placing the chocolate chips on just so.   Next up: mastering macarons.


People see my knitting, and they think I have talent, but they ain’t never seen my mum’s handiwork.   She made that stained glass lampshade up there.   She can do everything to perfection – sewing, knitting, embroidery, woodwork, stained glass, jewellery, quilting, scrapbooking . . .  I’m sure she could cut the grass if she put … Continue reading