Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Potpourri

Friday morning
and it looks like it is going to be a fabulous day

this vacation week was picked back in the fall
with hopes of jetting off somewhere warm
but since that was not in the cards for us
it was a working at home week ~ well mostly



I put a post out there on Instagram on Sunday
my brother was having some health problems
and I was looking for prayers ~ thank you for those
and your kind words

he was released from the hospital on Wednesday
and although he has a new road to travel
he is here and feeling a lot better



painting was high on the to do list this week
I finally got the closet doors done in our bedroom
along with installing new nobs

then I tackled the bathroom
one coat of primer and 3 coats of paint
can you say complete ~ done ~ finis

I do love it ~ so much brighter
I will share pictures soon


massage and a mani-pedi was in the cards as well
don't you love gift cards

and the weather has been so nice ~ warm temps
the snow is melting.......slow but sure



oh yeah ~ by the way ~ this is one of my favourite cakes ever
old fashion yellow cake with chocolate frosting
I am a simple girl really

it is my birthday eve and I have mixed feelings this year
this is a milestone event in my life
lighting 50 candles on the cake
reflecting on my life ~ what to keep ~ what to change
like cleaning out a closet
I think there will be more on that as well

so tomorrow night we will gather ~ I am so looking forward to seeing
people that mean the world
Trev has been in planning mode with help from a couple of my girlfriends
I know we will have a good time


Cheers to the weekend
hope it's a good one!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Potpourri

Hello there

how was your Easter?  
was it full of family and food
and special blessings

unedited iPhone photos ~ sorry!

we spent Friday with Trevor's family
27 people gathered ~ I joked with his cousin when we walked in
it looked like a mess hall ~ but what a time we had
catching up and sharing 
it truly was a Good Friday

Saturday we got stuff done 
errands ran and I bought paint!
Fat Paint!
I am going to attempt to paint my coffee table and end tables

this is one of my favourite little shops

Wendy knows her stuff and is more than willing to help out
let's just say that I could leave a lot of money there

you can check it out for yourself here.


So I have to talk a leeetle bit about winter
and how I am yearning to open the windows
feel a warm breeze on my face
hear the birds sing

yeah ~ all that

I am doing a little something on Instagram
that every Monday I am taking a photo
and hash tagging it #viewfrommyporch

so this is the last 3 Mondays

March 23rd - we had an igloo like effect 

March 30th - oh look - a roof line and some treetops

April 6th - woohoo - it's a real neighbour!

honestly we have to laugh about it now because we are so over winter here
I am not even joking

front walkway ~ handsome husband is 6 ft tall

as of March 17th we had already received 450 cm of snow
that's 177 inches or almost 15 feet
and up until Jan 27th we had NO snow
so all this arrived in 6 weeks or so

the kids have had 14 snow days
crazy crazy

so now you know why I want to see green grass
and buds on the trees

rant done!

I would be amiss if I said it was all bad
when you are in hibernation mode you get lots
or nothing done

projects were worked on
naps were taken
new recipes were tried
and lots of reading was happening

the hot beverage station was banished for another season
and daffodils brightened up the kitchen spaces

we have had dinners out
with special cakes made for people that mean the world.

Next week I am on vacation
and I have some appointments ~ a massage mani/pedi day planned
time with Mama
and then a milestone birthday to celebrate on the 18th

it is going to be a great week.