Thursday, 30 August 2012

CSA Box #10

Wow! Half way through the program. It has been fun to see what we get each week.
Also trying new recipes is fun. I tend to do the same thing all the time.

Love the colours and textures of all these foods.  : )

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Transformations with Annie Sloan Paint

I just received a shipment of the new Annie Sloan chalk paint that seems
to be taking the art & decor world by storm. It is a thicker consistency than ordinary
latex paint & the finish is quite soft and matte. It also has
a wax you can finish indoor pieces with. A clear one & a dark one for antiquing.
I have a few pieces around the house that I am going to refinish.

I have taken before photos & will post these with the after ones 
of each piece as I finish them. 

Stay tuned....  : )

Monday, 27 August 2012

CSA Box #9

It ain't over till it's over. Lots more variety of vegetables in the latest box.

The apple of my eye! : )

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Crazy Dog!

One minute you have a dignified, regal looking, mature male dog...

The next minute ....

You get crazy dog! LOL!  : )

Monday, 20 August 2012

CSA Box #8

Another instalment of the weekly food box.

I love the colours found in these vegetables.  : )

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Tea & Jam

Ready for a wee snack of home made fresh raspberry jam & some crisps.
Notice the dog themed napkin & the little dog knife? LOL!

Yummy!   : )

Monday, 13 August 2012

Brown Dog Obsession #1

OK. Anyone who knows me, knows I have a bit of an obsession with brown dogs. 
Especially if they resemble my dog, a chocolate lab called Mocha.

Mocha is the only dog I have ever had so of course 
he is the BEST dog I have ever had. He is 8 years old
now and shortly after we got him at 8 weeks I began to
collect images of chocolate labs and brown dogs. These could be
pictures, stuffed dogs, jewellery, calendars, magnets, socks, tote bags, etc.
I have decided to document this obsession and post pictures every now and then of these
 dog items. I will post them at random whenever the mood strikes, beginning with one of my latest acquisitions, an awesome, quirky dog made by doll artist Mimi Kirchner. He is made of vintage wool and recycled sweaters, and has the greatest jaunty look about him.

He makes me smile. : )

Thursday, 9 August 2012

CSA Box #7

What? Did you think I'd forgotten about the food? LOL!!

Lots of possibilities here.... A new favourite is roasted cauliflower.  : )

Monday, 6 August 2012

CSA Box #6

Here it is.... another feast in the making.

Peach cobbler? YUM.  : )

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Butterflies & Flowers

Haven't seen a Monarch butterfly in a while and all of a sudden there were 2 flying around my flowers. I managed to get some good close ups of one of them but he kept running the other one off and she finally flew away.

The flowers are so colourful, no wonder they attract
all kinds of bugs & insects. 

Nature is truly awesome. : )