Monday, April 25, 2011

Our Easter Weekend...

Collage Style...
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The weather was wonderful...Here are some shots from our weekend. We visited family, went to the park, walked the dog and ate lots of goodies. We had a ton of family fun...we discovered some pretty flowers growing in the garden. The weekend couldn't have been any better!!! We hope you had a nice weekend too.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Weekend...

Pretty eggies all ready for Easter...

Green :)



Bunny Bucks!

Had

an

AWESOME

day

at

the

Market.




Artsy, Fartsy Eggs(I really LOVE this shot)







Eggs at the Market

and

my

business

cards...









Yummy


SWEET


Treat!














Blue Bunny-my favourite colour.













I thought this was funny-lol















Josh made this beautiful tissue paper egg

for

ME!

(and I LOVE it:)


Hoppy

Easter

Everyone.

















Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dear Blog...

Here's our past week(well, sort of:)

Today I entered Craig's pic into a contest for LW-the pic had to have expression...enough said!

I just love this "believe" plaque...It makes me smile!


This little guy came a couple of days ago for a surprise visit...
I could only get pics from inside.





Then I noticed he had also brought his GF :)

But, they didn't stay to long...







My pussy willow...

How

I

"Heart"

you...









and again...











I'm sooooo sorry dear blog for forgetting about you for the last week:( I have been busy... doing

what... I don't know-lol













It's just LIFE that seems to get in the way...and work too :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Review





















McCain Purely Potatoes (review)
"Good food starts from the ground up. That’s why our McCain Purely Potatoes® varieties are made with the goodness of 100% real, specially selected potatoes. McCain Purely Potatoes® varieties are washed, peeled and cut potatoes, so you can quickly prepare your favourite, delicious potato recipes. Simply steam in the microwave ready bag for easy and delicious mashed potatoes or roast in the oven. McCain It’s all good™"

I was invited to try out new McCain Purely Potatoes for free thanks to BzzAgent. I was very excited to try this new product. I had a choice between the 100% real potato chunks or the sweet potato chunks. It wasn't an easy choice but I went with the real potato chunks. Suggested retail is $3.49 a bag-reasonable. I got mine at Metro and I noticed they were on sale $2.49 a bag. For the price I have to say good value for your dollar. They are found in the frozen potato and french fry section of all major grocery stores.
The directions are easy to follow Microwave frozen potatoes in the bag on high for 12-14 mins or until tender. I did ours for 13 mins. Let stand for 1 min. Using a potato masher, mash potatoes. Add sour cream, butter, oil, garlic, salt and pepper and mash until very smooth. You could add your favourite cheese, herbs
or seasonings.
We followed the directions on the bag to add milk and butter. The potatoes were very good. A little dry(maybe abit more milk or butter was needed:)
My family ate the whole bowl regardless. It was nice to have mashed potatos and not have all the prep. I will be trying these again in the near future and I will also be trying the sweet potatoes because I love sweet potatoes.
visit mccainpurelypotatoes.com online for more info and recipes.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Last Saturday...

Craig doing his favourite activity...Reading
Saturday was a good day.

Craig has been coming with me every week... He loves working at the market with me. He also loves spending any money we make-lol It was french fries, 2 large oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and a new book this week:) Then hubby and Josh arrive to pick us up and they bought a dozen donuts!!! Why do I bother? lol

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Give me an...S

Give me a P, Give me a R, Give me a I, Give me a N, Give me a G!

I think Spring has Sprung...and that means a lot of work in my backyard. After my run today, I got all the dog crap picked up(trust me there were many messes-only since November til now:)

Josh and I got our peas planted in 5 different pots...I wanted them in a bit earlier but that didn't happen! Then I got my camera out to shoot some of my favourite shots-flowers, my garden and my boy(thanks, Josh:)

Here is a quick collage to showcase a bit of our afternoon. Thank-you Mr. Sun for such a wonderful weekend. We are sooooooooooooooo ready for SPRING!
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I did it!

My lucky number was 1688

Today was my run for Retina...

I did the

1/2 Marathon again this year.

I also was able to get in a whole 5 mins faster

then

last year.

If u run u know that is a big deal!


My time was 2 hr and 20mins.

There were over 2000 runners taking part.

The 5km

and

10km

were FULL!

The 1/2 must of had close to 500 runners.

(last year we had almost 400)

this year was the 10th

Anniversary for the Run.

It was another great day

thanks running room and run for retina.

See ya again next year:)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A sneak peek...

Front table-All done up for Mother's Day May 8th Bags, Necklaces, Keychains-Oh, My!
Corner Area-a little bit of this & that:)
Baby Land-Frame u add 2-5x7's, blankets only $15 each.
Entrance
My WELCOME sign...The sun is shining :)
Side facing my neighbour Fred-look carefully Fred is in the
pic(glasses & black hat:)

I think he will be moving out in a month...

It looks like I might be getting some new neighbours.


So what do u think of my booth???

One year ago...

This is a pic of me after my race...and I'm still smiling. That's a good sign!
Tomorrow I run my second 1/2 marathon ever!!! 21.4 km, it's takes me just over 2 hrs to finish. I like to be in by 2.5hrs at the latest. Sometimes the crowds and weather can make it hard to finish when you want to. I love this run and this year is the 10th Anniversary :) It should be a very fun day. The weather sounds warm...so, Hello shorts. But, it also sounds like rain. I love running in the rain when it's warm. Please no thunder storm-lol Do you hear me weather lords? This pic is my medal from last year 2010 I can't believe a year has passed already.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mail box

Easy as 1-2-3... First I got a picbadge for my facebook profile pic(see above pic:)

then

I

wait

and

wait...

Then I win!!! Now I shop... $300 to spend at the Shoe Company! Sweet

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Love These...

My mom and dad are amazing!!! They are soooo supportive and helpful. They know when to lend a hand and they know when to let me spread my wings and fly...My parents found these awesome plaques to add to my display of Alphabet Art Creations. Memories, Family, Believe and Friends. I can't wait to add them to my booth this weekend. Thanks so much for all your love! You both are the best parents ever!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

To market, To market...

Photobucket Just a simple collage of some more items that have went to market...I started in my new booth this past Saturday. It was a good day, I have very nice market neighbours:) Everybody is so warm and welcoming. It is a big adjustment-I'm learning lots as I go. The day goes by so fast. My friends and family have been sooo supportive. I hoping to bring my camera in this weekend to get some pics of my booth to share on my blog. Have a good week :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

I can't believe it!

Greg in promotions- Congratulations to Christine Secord Miller!!! She is the Grand Prize Winner of our EZ Rock PicBadge contest and has won $300 in gift certificates from The Shoe Company! Thanks to everyone who added the EZ Rock PicBadge to their profile pic! What a wonderful April Fool's Day! I have to say that April 1st isn't my favourite day. I don't like getting tricked and I tend to believe EVERYTHING... So, I made it through yesterday without any major tricks. I'm getting older now so I tend to think before I react :) This is a good thing... Anyway last night at around 7pm a friend of mine sent me a message on face book, it said sorry we haven't gotten together...and then she says she just checked her twitter account(whatever I don't have twitter:) and then she says "congrats" happy spending.... Really I'm thinking enough with the April Fool's!!! I can't take it anymore. I message her back telling her I don't have a clue what she is talking about. She messages back and tells me I won the contest for The Shoe Company-(now, I really start to think because for the past month or longer I have had this picbadge for EZ rock stuck on my profile pic- really hoping that I might win something...but, never thinking I would. I then went to the website and found this message(see message above). I have never offically heard from the radio station. I will look into it first thing Monday morning. How was your April Fool's Day??? Did you Trick or get Tricked??? Don't forget Sharing is Caring :) I would love to hear your stories... I really need to thank Jules for letting me know I won...if it wasn't for you... I likely still would not know-lol

Friday, April 1, 2011

I

Fridays...



Happy Weekend :)

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I'm just a girl who loves life and living life each day as it comes. About me, I'm a creative girl who likes to share my work with the world. I have started my own part time business on the side. I do Alphabet Photography. Alphabet Photography is the process of taking pictures of everyday objects and then putting them together to form words. It's a very unique form of art. Also makes a very nice gift for everyone, will fit into any home decor. A timeless treasure to last a lifetime. I'm located in London, ON. My work is on display at the Western Fair Farmers Market every Saturday from 8-3. E-mail me at christine231@rogers.com for more information or to place an order.