Friday, December 31, 2010

Lessons Learned as a Child

To prepare for the New Year I wanted to have a look back at some of the lessons I learned as a child.

If there is a job to do, just slap on a hard hat and get 'er done.

Know that sometimes you have to get a little dirty.

Allow yourself to view things from a different perspective once in awhile.

Don't be scared to climb to new heights.

Cooking is important.

So is cleaning, try to enjoy it as much as possible! haha!

Get your regular check ups.

It's okay to be unhappy once in awhile.

Find something that comforts you.

If the shoe fits, wear it!  If it doesn't... then it's time to go Shopping!

Don't be scared to try something new...

or difficult.

If at first you don't succeed try, try again.

Its nice to have a bit of support!

Always make time for a good book!

Don't be afraid of creating your own sense of style.

Keep in touch with your friends.

Surround yourself with people that love you and everything will be okay!

And don't forget to smile!
Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas! Here's a Christmas Cookie for you!

I just wanted to send some Merry Christmas greetings out for everyone!  I will share with you a Christmas Cookie.  A photo of my sweet little Yorkshire Terrier, Cookie, dressed up with her Christmas bow!

  I hope you have a whimsically wonderful holiday season! Laugh, smile and share the good times with your family and friends.
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse on the Winter Solstice

Tonight there was a total eclipse of the moon.  This was amazing timing as it follows so closely after the unit we studied about the planets, the sun and the moon.  The eclipse was particularly special tonight at it coincided with the shortest day of the year.  In my excitement I decided I should take my camera outside and attempt to get some photos of the eclipse.  The boys were more than happy to observe through the window! 

I used a tripod and a remote control to try and reduce camera shake.  I'm not that thrilled with the outcome, I would have loved a nice clear red photo, but I found that with a long exposure the sky was moving too fast!  Here are a few of my best photos of the evening.  I guess they are not too bad, especially considering I was outside trying to take the photos in the dark at -20°C!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Baking- Cherry Coffeecake

The first time I was offered coffeecake I politely declined as I am not keen on coffee-flavoured treats.  Fortunately I now understand that a coffeecake is simply a cake that you would serve with coffee... it usually is not coffee-flavoured!  I saw a delicious looking recipe on The Frugal Girl yesterday for Cherry Coffeecake.  I love the recipes that she features, and I love all of the step by step directions with photos so you can see exactly what it should look like as you go.  Today I made this cake with my boys and it truly is delicious!  It turned out exactly the way it was supposed to, so I can highly recommend it!  If you want the recipe it is on the Frugal Girl site, so just click the link above!

Friday, December 10, 2010

So Funny!

So I was wasting time spelunking on the internet today and came across this website:  Hyperbole and a Half.   I read a couple posts.  Then I read a couple more, and soon I was in a time warp, where a couple of hours of my life had somehow disappeared, I was in pain... my ribs were hurting from all the laughing I had been doing and I was starving because I'd been too distracted to eat. (Perhaps this is a viable weight loss method?) If you are in need of a good laugh, or would like to waste some valuable time, or procrastinate from doing something important, I would highly encourage you to check out the following posts:

The God of Cake
The Party
This is Why I'll Never be an Adult 

or just visit the homepage:

Happy reading!  But please don't try blaming me when you don't get your work done, find your ribs sore from laughing and realize you are starving.  I warned you!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's Always Sunny in Here!

This video put a huge smile on my face!  I hope you love it as much as I do!  Make sure you watch the ending.  Have a Merry Scrapbooking Christmas!  (and if you are looking for scrapbooking supplies I'd love to help you out!)