Sunday, December 30, 2012

Apple Muffins


I had been craving muffins all day yesterday so I started looking around the kitchen and saw that I still had quite a few apples that the kids aren’t eating.  So then I went looking for a muffin recipe to try.  I found one on one of my favourite baking/cooking blogs. The Girl Who Ate Anything you can find the recipe that I started with here.

However like always I changed things up a bit and added about 1/2cup of milk to the mix and a dash of nutmeg with the cinnamon.  They turned out really good.


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas Baking 2012


This year I tried a new recipe for the annual Christmas baking exchange that is held for a crafting group that I belong to called Edmonton Crafters, it is a great group of woman from all over the city, some even come in from the outskirts.

Having made them for the exchange and then making 2 more batches for my hubby and kids.  The kids are impressed and asked that these make it to annual list of goodies that I bake.  I’m more then willing to add them.  You can find the recipe here.


I think that they look pretty good.

The Year is coming to an end


I’m having problems believing that the year is coming to an end already.  Not sure what happened, I remember my mother telling me that time would move faster as I got older but at the time I didn’t believe her.  Lesson learned.

I have been thinking the last 2 days about the upcoming year and what I want to accomplish.  Last year my goals got derailed and I didn’t realize any of them except my reading goal for the year which I exceeded.  Guess I spent too much time waiting.

So far I have 7 goals some of which will be easy and others may not be.

1 to get to the gym 3 times a week

2 to increase my water to 8 full glasses every day

3 to lose 30lbs

4 to write more

5 to read 70 books

6 to finish half of my WIPs

7 to make more of Christmas gifts for next year

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday morning

It been a busy month or so here.  Hockey tryouts are finally over, Mac made the Millwoods Raiders again this year.  He is not 100% happy about it but likes his teammates and should have a good year.

Megan has started her second year of Guides, she is having fun and will be doing more camps this year.  Thursday night we start cookie selling.  Melissa has moved up to Brownies this year.  she will have fun it is the same leaders that she had for Sparks.  I have been recruited to join the unit as a new Sparks leader.  Right now it is lots of paper work and forms…

Jamie is almost finished the deck.  I think that it is going to look great.

IMAG0204IMAG0205  I will post more pictures when it is done.

I have to work today, I took Friday off because I was sic and today is my deadline for this 1 job.  Tomorrow my partner and I have have 1 clean to do and then I have some other work to get done.

so I will be leaving the house in a bit to go get it done then coming home and cleaning up the main floor of the house.  I’m thinking of making these later today.  I feel the urge to bake again..

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Woman with Bouquet

Started my Woman with Bouquet Cross stitch again.  Made a major count mistake while trying to watch TV instead of paying attention.  Oops.  Oh well, a little floss and I’m back.  I want to get this done by Christmas so that I have it hanging in my living room.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Strawberry Pizza Pie

Yesterday I took the time to make a new dessert for Jamie to take to a potluck lunch at work.  I will be making it again for us at home.  I found the recipe on one of my favourite food blogs Mommy Kitchen.


I think it turned out pretty good and nothing came home so his co-workers must have enjoyed it.


Of course I couldn’t follow the recipe exactly because what fun would that  be.  Actually it was because I left it to the last minute and couldn’t find any Sugar Cookie dough in the premade section.  So I substituted it with Milk Chocolate chip cookie dough and I also used Smuckers Jam instead of Strawberry Gel.

This got me to thinking that until my 3rd child was born I would not have made this using a mix.  Now I find myself often reaching for pre-made or mixes instead of starting from scratch.

But my new motto is if it tastes good and and saves time why not.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Woman with Bouquet

This morning I pulled out one of my WIP that I started about 4 months ago.  I want to get this one finished by Christmas.

I'm working on page 7 of 14.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Swap Bot Cross Stitch Mini that I did


This went a to girl on swap bot.

Melissa’s Bracelet


Melissa was so happy in June when i took the time 10 minutes to make her a stretchy bracelet, she wore it for days until she broke it trying it on the dog

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Haircuts and that

I took my girls for new haircuts this week.  Megan had a major knot in her long hair that just would not come out no matter how much de-tangler and conditioner we used.  She loves her new style and i think it will be easier for her.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Blogging and Pinning


I have notice that in the last year things have started to change again in on-line networks.  They are becoming more visual.  I have stared to use the Pinterest site and using it to get ideas for things to make and do.

For the most part I like the site but have found that it can be a bad site to visit without a really good anti-virus program running on your computer.

The other day I found a swap on Swap-Bot that combines Blogging and pinning.  Should be fun to see how it goes.

I have found several different things on Pinterest I mostly use it for craft ideas and recipes.  Please check it out.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Another Tooth Lost

IMAG0094Melissa is very proud of her lost tooth.

Cell Phone holder that I made

IMAG0008 I made this cell phone holder for my friend she liked it just asked that the next one has a better strap, thicker or stronger.  Will be trying again then writing down the pattern.  May add some beads to the next one.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

A little of this and that


Just realized that I have been really bad at blogging again.  Good thing that the only one who really cares is me.  LOL couldn’t do this for a living.  I like to write but to have to would make it work and not fun.

Life has been crazy lately.  With my hubby sic and the kids finishing and starting new things.

My son’s hockey team has finished for the season.  They earned SILVER in the city finals and played awesome.  They will be having a wrap up party soon to celebrate and say goodbye to each other.  He will be starting with his 4on4 team this week, so my break from the rinks is not going to be that long.

Megan earned her level 5 in figure skating and will be continuing this spring, she hope to get her level 6.

Melissa has 1 more hockey tournament this week, she will only be able to play in the last game as her swimming starts on Tuesday.  Tomorrow her team has a bowling party to celebrate the end of the season.

I found this craft today and think that I will be making some for my fridge, somehow I have lost most of my magnets.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

WIPocalypse 2012

I joined the WIPocalypse 2012 challenge this year.  I finally had some time without the kids or hubby home to make my list for the year.

1.  Butterfly magnet

2. Melissa’s Butterfly

3. Megan’s Butterfly

4. Cozy “Re-tweets” 1

5 Cozy “Re-tweets” 2

6 Cozy “Re-tweets” 3

7 Bookmark for Friend


I’m sure that I will find other projects in my storage area that need to be finished.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012

Happy 2012 to all my friends.  I can’t believe that another year has come and gone.  Seems like yesterday we were saying hello to 2011.

This morning I woke up a little early made coffee, checked my emails, Facebook and SparkPeople accounts.  It's a little overcast outsid...