Monday, April 21, 2014

A blogger visit and a relaxed Easter

 I hope you all had a lovely Easter. My side of the family- celebrated at a restaurant- which was awesome because neither of us Women had to cook or clean. Oh to be a man.... (Those are my Sisters on he left and my brother in laws- plus my man to the far right).
 
 The next day my MIL made her traditional Italian Easter braids and we had lamb at my SIL's place- followed by an Easter egg hunt for me the kids ;)
 
Grace surprised me with tons of adorable Easter goodies. The carrot/bunny are bath bombs and I am in love with the Benefit cosmetics bag!
 
I wonder how they filled this real egg with chocolate..lol! Lord knows I've had enough chocolate to last a year.
 
 Just before Easter, I got a little visit by Natalea. Sadly she's not blogging anymore but we still make sure to keep in touch.
 
We chatted over snacks and did a lot of art journaling.  This is  her fabulous washi tape collection.
 
 Afterwards we went out to dinner at a fabulous Japanese restaurant.
 
Nat got a kick out of my Selfie clicker.

We took so many pix with that thing. I laughed when Nat said that with a great imagination- that clicker can capture many 'positions' :)
 
Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Weekend

Easter is here and this year our family is going to a restaurant for lunch- since our parents are still in Florida (lucky them). I'm just glad I wont have to cook or clean.
 
I put together these baskets for my Nephews. I made sure all the chocolates were peanut-free because one of my Nephews is allergic.
 
My kids only wanted a few chocolates this year so I only made this for my Son. I got the idea to alter this giant hopping chick- after seeing the idea on Kim's blog here.

 For friends, I also altered a few Easter pieces that I picked-up at Michaels.
 
 I noticed these Peep doughnuts at Dunkin' Donuts in Florida. Don't they look delicious?
I also spotted a Peep Yankee candle. There's always so much variety in the States.
 
That about covers Easter. I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Defrosting myself in Florida








I just spent the last 10 days defrosting myself in sunny Florida! We were lucky to get really hot weather all week. We rented a house with a pool- with our Niece an Nephews family.
 
We went to Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios, the Everglades and visited my parents who were vacationing further south.
 
We ate alligator and shark and discovered this awesome consignment store for things only found on boats. I bought cheap maps, and a mini surf board for my Sons' room. Isn't my Nieces Daughter so cute?
My Niece and I snuck away to go shopping at the huge outlet malls and we  even hit some antique stores. 
These vintage beach toys that sift sand- are my favorite finds. They are very expensive on e-bay and I got them at a great price. I will be displaying them next to my beach pail collection. 

We'll be home soon and I intend to pack the sun into my luggage- and to bring it home to freezing cold Canada.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

This and That

I started antiquing again and the excitement never wears off. Antiquing just makes my day! 
 
 I recently bought a silly book called 'Creepy-Ass Dolls' and it was so funny to see the description of the book on the envelope. I wonder what my post-man was thinking?!

I also bought some fabric book binding tape and used it to bind these journals. For the covers, I used an old photo album and story book cover.

For my Daughters' journal, I used rings to hold the pages together- since it was a small book.

Before I go, I just wanted to wish my Handsome DH a wonderful birthday. He loves to hunt a little too much but at least he says I am his best 'catch' ever! ;) Have a great rest of the week!
 

Let the sunshine in, face it with a grin...

I put a few of my favorite Easter decorations out on display this week.

Their pastel colors really brighten up the place.

 My new embroidered pieces also brought the sun shine in.

This old camera that I just spray-painted- is so cheerful.
 

Oh and I can't leave out this adorable deer pillow that I got on Society 6. It definitely makes me grin :)
 
As far as actual sun light, we are finally getting a few days of sunshine with above zero weather. I noticed a bunch of Robins the other day, so I am hopeful that warmer weather is around the corner. Happy Spring!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Easter Goodness

 The other day I was looking back at my past Easter creations and was inspired to make more.


 I saved this chocolate egg-shaped packaging last year and used it to make this sweet diorama.
 
I was happy to finally use one of my many floral signs- for this ensemble.

My pink haired bunny doll turned out so cute- for this piece!

Now if only I could figure out what to do with this adorable large ducky gift card image. I got the whole set just $5. 
 

Monday, March 17, 2014

St.Pats and lots of Inspiration


  Just wanted to stop by and wish you a lucky St.Patti's Day! Let me what fun plans you may have today :) I'm just going to relax now that the kids are back at school after Spring break.
 
I have been feeling very inspired lately. I altered this dollar store globe into a chalk board- after seeing the idea on Instagram.
 
Then I made this duo tang with food packages, and filled it with my favorite recipes from Pinterest. You can see my recipes here.
 
I got the idea to decoupage my old make-up train  case- from this Sisters on the Fly book.
 
I used my most favorite images from a 1950s French text book. I LOVE the way it turned out.
 
'Ill be back soon with some Easter goodness. Thanks for stopping by!