Sunday, July 25, 2010

Still in Vacation Mode

I’ve got nothing.

It’s amazing what a week off will do. I’m back but my creativity is still on holidays.
So… In this blank space I will invite you to hop over to my other blog.

The Blissful Table

Even though I am not creating in the garage, I am, however, always creating in the kitchen.
Today, Stuffed Zucchini Boats.
Be back during the week!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

sterling silver cross 001a Before I announce the winner of the Sterling Silver Cross giveaway, I must start with a big fat thank you to all of you who entered.  I am still overwhelmed by how many of you take the time to show up here every so often.  So thank you to my followers and subscribers as well.
Now lets get to it!
Trusty random number generator has chosen lucky number 6
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Kim from Savvy Southern Style is our lucky lady. 
Congrats Kim~!  I’ll be emailing you for your information.
Now back to our regular scheduled programming.
I have a couple of projects ready to roll. I think you’re going to like.
Stay tuned !

Sunday, July 11, 2010

400 Follower Giveaway ~Prize Revealed

My followers are the BEST! 
Thanks for helping reach the 400 mark!
As promised, here is the giveaway.  As the hint suggested, it is 925 Silver.  Sterling Silver.
This beautiful, brand new, cubic zirconia, sterling silver cross comes complete with the chain. It is truly stunning!  Keep it for yourself, or give it to someone special as a gift. This piece was from my online jewelry business and was definitely one of my more popular items.
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You guys know the drill, but I’ll list it here just for the heck of it.
1.  One Entry for leaving a comment.
2. If you are a follower or an email subscriber, leave ANOTHER comment for another entry. That makes 2 entries.
3. If you put my little giveaway button somewhere on your blog, tell me by leaving another comment and give yourself another entry. 
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4. Recommend a new follower! Leave me their name in comment and once they do become a follower, that’s one more entry.
5. Blog about the giveaway in a post and that’ll give you 5 extra entries!  Leave a comment telling me you have done so.
Winner will be announced Monday morning, July 19th.  
That’s not a heck of a lot of time, so get busy!
Again, thanks to you all and GOOD LUCK
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The 400 Follower Giveaway

I have a great surprise for all my loyal followers!

I still can't believe that my little blog has managed to hold the interest of almost 400 people.
(People with good taste of course.)

Since I don't (as of yet) hold any Linky Parties, these wonderful followers have somehow managed to stumble across my blog and decided to stick around for a while.  For that I am ever grateful.

When I reach that lucky 400, I'll be posting a great little giveaway, but I won't reveal the item until then.

Here's a hint.

For this giveway, I have a little poem
Some helpful hints are here for you
This prize wont decorate your cottage or home
It is decoration specifically for you.

It is not 14 or 18 or even 24
It is shiny and delicate and really so much more
925 would describe it best
but alas, I dare not say the rest.

It will not help you paint or prime
It will not help you clean or cook
But a hint is contained in this rhyme
If you missed it, go back and take a look!

If you've been around since the last giveaway then you'll know what kind item this will be!


Stay tuned!!





Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Home Is Where Your Flowers Are



Once upon a time, I bought this thingamajig.
For quite some time I stored firewood in it, but I do believe it’s a planter. Now that the fire pit is getting used and the firewood is gone, it’s time to turn this little goodie into a planter once again.  Claudia over at Cap Creations had a terrific idea for an address planter box, so that’s what I thought I’d do.
address planter 002 I didn’t want to paint it, as I love the rustic, aged look. Again, with no cricut at hand, I resort to the use of stencils.
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I chose red to match the front door.address planter 009a
Drill holes for drainage.
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Line the container with heavy plastic and staple in place.  Make sure to punch holes through the plastic where the drainage holes are.
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Fill with soil, plants and a couple of garden hand tools.
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  I took a sanding block to the red letters to give then a worn look in keeping with the planter itself.  (For obvious reasons I have removed part of the street name in the pictures.)
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As always, thanks for reading!



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Monday, July 5, 2010

A Tiny Slice of Toronto

This past weekend was a holiday weekend in Canada. I was very lucky to be given an EXTRA day off.  A FOUR day weekend!  Although I only live 30 minutes from downtown I don’t get down to the city much, but on Saturday we took a trip to St. Lawrence Market and the Toronto Waterfront. 
For those who aren’t familiar, The St. Lawrence Market started as a Saturday Farmer’s Market in 1803. It’s located in the heart of Toronto, near the Waterfront.
(I cut off the ‘3’, in the picture, but pretend its there)
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The sign of a true master photographer.. wait till you get in the car and take pictures leaning over your dashboard.Toronto 014
I remember visiting here quite regularly when I was small.  My parents would drag us down there on a Saturday morning.  As a child, I was less than impressed.  I remember being traumatized by the crudeness of it all. Displays of pigs heads alongside the pork chops.  This of course was back in 1960somethingorother.  Well I’m happy to report the heads are gone, but the fresh meats and produce are still in abundance.
Here, Canadian Back Bacon is roasted with maple syrup and brown sugar, until the outside is crispy with sweetness.  She will cut you some to take home, but most of us ate it out of the bag while strolling the market.
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You can buy clothes, jewellery,Toronto 008
… and a few whimsical items.Toronto 010
Right outside the market is Toronto’s Flatiron Building, completed in 1892. A favourite of mine.
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With a shot of the CN Tower in the background.Toronto 006a
A beautiful shot, if I do say so myself. NOT from inside my car.Toronto 017a
A couple of blocks south is the Waterfront, where you’ll find this statuesque lovely lady,
smiling and posing for pictures.
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You’ll also find my boat docked there..
well… maybe some day…(heavy sigh)
Toronto 025 But I DID spot this little beaut available for rent.  I turned to Mr. Charming and hinted at what a wonderful weekend we could spend aboard this dream!!
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Whereupon Mr. Charming casually turned the camera one spot to the right and said he would be happy to rent this one for me. (extremely heavy sigh)
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The Tall Ships were also in town this past weekend.  What a treat to see those!
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The Simcoe WaveDeck is just a little added fun while walking along the Harbourfront.
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You can choose the level you’re comfortable with.Toronto 037a
Well, that’s my walk around a little slice of this wonderful town this past Canada Day weekend.
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