Thursday, July 31, 2008
Fairy lights can be enhanced with feathers, paper, cardboard cones or...egg carton cups! These recycled cardboard cups offer an unusual texture and soft colors that, with minimal skills, can be turned into a vine of light-emitting morning glory.
Save different colored egg cartons. With a pair of sturdy scissors, cut away excess cardboard surrounding the cup strips. Then cut out each separate cup. With shorter scissors, trim the edges of each cup to form flower petals.
Starting at the cup opening, make a short slit into each side of the cup. Then simply insert one LED bulb into each "flower". Using a one-hole paper punch, make decorative holes on the flowers. See photos for pattern ideas, or invent your own!
Hang your fairy lights in a dark area, over a mirror or above a bed for a cozy, warm effect.
Click here to find more great do it yourself ideas.
Thanks so much for taking time out of your very hectic schedule to listen to my concerns.
Hugs, Kisses and Sushi
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
We have no idea what has started this fascination with someone who wanders packing their belongings in a scarf tied to a stick.
We had dinner in the Highland's Saturday night and when we were leaving the restaurant a man asked Dunnski for some change. My oldest immediately looked at Dunnski and said, "Is he a hobo?"
Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Last week we toured the Sam Adams plant in Boston and were able to taste test two new beers that are part of the 2008 Beer Lovers Choice Contest. I could not taste any blackberry flavor in sample A. Sample B was outstanding, it was smooth and the coffee flavor was not to overwhelming. I can't wait to see who wins, the winner should be announced at the end of the year.
My vote is for sure for the Coffee Stout...I would definitely like to start my mornings with one of these babies.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
From Highway 2, near the Saskatchewan border, it doesn't look like much; only a painted sign of a family holding hands suggests anything unusual about this particular abandoned farmhouse, one of many.Around back, the north-facing wall of the house has been replaced with Plexiglas, showcasing its interior, fully restored with candy-coloured walls and furniture from the 1960s, when the home was abandoned.
Heather Benning worked nearly 18 months on the project, entitled Dollhouse.
"I wanted to show the passage of time … I was able to show what it looked like before it was left, but then what it looks like now, you know, 35 years later," said Benning.
"We used to have an abandoned farm on my father's land where I grew up, and I used to play there a lot when I was younger," she told CBC. "I'd play inside the house and set it up and stage it and things like that."
Ruby Busby, a resident of nearby Reston, visited the house Saturday.
Busby can remember driving past the house in the 1960s, when it was still occupied. She was surprised to see its restoration.
"Well, I couldn't believe it, it was so nice," she said. "It was very cute, I think, and just like it was years ago, probably."
Benning created Dollhouse while serving as artist-in-residence for Redvers, Sask., about 30 kilometres west of the house.
The house is located off Highway 2 near Sinclair, Man.
I can hear the cameraman now, "come on sweetie, slouch over for me and stick your neck out."
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
This makes me very unhappy.
The kids are bickering, I am yelling, the dog is hiding under the kitchen table.
It is going to be a long night.
Okay...this was too cool. This was the porta potty at the Sam Adam's plant where you tour and drink beer. Woo Hoo! I went out to use the potty and I was like...GREAT, a porta can. But, you went inside and.....look below
Talk of female parts below
I have been having ovarian cysts for the last several months that have been causing irregular menstrual cycles. I did not know that was the cause until the day before vacation, when I was having excruciating pain in my side. I went to the Dr thinking it was another kidney stone, but after an ultrasound, a 3 cm cyst was discovered. So, I am now going on my second month without my period, and I am not pregnant. When she finally comes, everyone in our house better buy a hat and hold on to it for dear life.
9. "Shouldn't you be working, Mr. President?"
8. "One adult and one bat, please"
7. "Hold my spot -- I have to go take a bat-leak"
6. "I've been here two weeks and this isn't the line for the new iPhone?"
5. "I spent all my money on gas, so I'll just stand here and look at the poster"
4. "He drives a fancy car and fights crime -- you know, just like a bat"
3. "Hey honey -- there's a guy skateboarding, no running, no skateboarding down Broadway"
2. "It's about time; I haven't seen a superhero movie since 'Iron Man,' 'The Incredible Hulk,' 'Hancock,' and 'Hellboy II'"
1. "I hear he saved 15% on Batmobile insurance by switching to Geico"
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
*Do I have diabetes?
*I think my tongue is drying up.
*Am I running low on saliva?
*I may need a blood transfusion.
*I am sweating...why am I all sweaty?
*Oh no...it is my kidneys. I knew it...my paranoia from earlier in the month!!! Damn it.
Monday, July 21, 2008
*My stomach hurts
*I need a new Ipod
*Can I use your laptop?
*My ear burns
*MOM! Can you come here???
*Can you put my rubber band in my braces?
*My braces hurt
*My head itches
*My water is too cold
*Can I come out of my room now?
*She is touching me!
*Make her stop touching me!!
*Mom, I think my sister is a vampire
*My eye hurts when I blink
*Those drops go where?
Ultimate Mudslide (with Baileys)
30 ml vodka
30 ml coffee liqueur
30 ml Irish cream liqueur
45 ml cream
45 ml milk
Place all ingredients, except grated chocolate, in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into margarita glass and sprinkle with grated chocolate.
1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your significant other? Chris
3. Your hair? long
4. Your mother? loving
5. Your father? funny
6. Your favorite thing? blogging
7. Your dream last night? silly
8. Your favorite drink? tea
9. Your dream/goal? skinnier
10. The room you’re in? bed
11. Your friends? fun
12. Your fear? rodents
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? home
14. Where were you last night? ballgame
15. What you’re not? extroverted
16. Muffins? banana
17. One of your wish list items? car
18. Where you grew up? Kentucky
19. The last thing you did? drove
20. What are you wishing? healing
21. Your TV? noisy
22. Your pets? sleeping
23. Your computer? HP
24. Your life? crazy
25. Your mood? insane
26. Missing someone? Lynn
27. Your car? junk
28. Something you’re not wearing? bra
29. Favorite store? Target
30. Your summer? hot
31. Loves? family
32. Your favorite word? sleep
33. Last time you laughed? earlier
34. Last time you cried? Wednesday
35. Your kids? challenging
36. Favorite green veggie? spinach
We had an awesome time on our trip, it started in Boston and ended up in New York.
I will post some pics later in the week with some juicy details of the trip. ;u)