life

……….grateful for….My Town

Okay so technically, Brampton isn’t really a town. It’s city. With over 640,000 people in it. That’s a lot. And we’re part of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) here in the southern part of Ontario. So, thats like, another 6-9 million people. Thats a lot of people. But the cool thing is, Brampton is like a small town. We can go places and run into people we know. I like that. Hey look, it’s the Mayor Linda J!! Farmers Market My street; the heritage section. Brampton’s as old as Canada…

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life

Well; THAT happened

So 2015 has nearly disappeared in a puff of sparkly pink glitter and wedding favours…. Did I forget to mention? I got MARRIED ! Wednesday, November 4th to be exact, at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion in Florida, at WDW. And how was it?? Perfect. Absolutely perfect day….perfect wedding ceremony, perfect dinner, just…perfect. (Oh yeah; There was lots of other stuff happening; crafting, gardening, and other stuff. And lots of filmwork and other gigs, too. More on that later as I catch up.) But for right now, here’s some  Wedding fun….:) My…

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baking garden life recipe

Choose Your Own Adventure Recipes

Hooray hooray!! The first Farmer’s Market of the year for us in Brampton was yesterday.  It was SO wonderful to stroll down the street surrounded by all this beauty & bounty. I love me my food; so forgive me if I wax poetic about it. It also made me realize how dang fortunate we are to live where we do. Our soil, our land, our climate. (Yeah; even the -40C winters) But that’s another topic for another day. Now, I love my backyard.  Except it’s kinda small. And veryyyyyy shady.…

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life sewing

Planning the Year

I’m an Aries. So, I almost always bite off more than I can chew. Usually, anyway. I start out with grandiose plans and then have to scale back somewhat. I like to make lists to help me keep focused, and I usually put easy stuff on there that I’m always going to accomplish…like………… “Pet Cats” …”Make Coffee”….you get the picture. So, this year is going to be the year that I slow down and focus a little more. Focus on friends, in person, not always online. Focus on building skills,…

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life recipe

Handmade Homemade Christmas Traditions Pt 2

I love to do a handmade Christmas.  I mean, let’s face it. We all of us mostly have everything we need. And these days, if we need something, usually, we can just run down to the nearest big box and grab it. And handmade or homemade gifts, well, they’re just that extra special touch for the holidays. I remember as kids; my next door neighbours always made trays of cookies, treats and  handmade ornaments for the trees for us. And I remember ‘helpin’ in the kitchen as Mom made up…

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life recipe

Home Made Spice Rub!

Here’s a little sumthin’ that I like to whip up for the cooks in my life. Super easy, VERY affordable, and looks great when you’re done. Head to your nearest Bulk Barn or equivalent – any Bulk food store will do. Next trip, any local Dollar store to pick up fancy labels and jars. Similar ones to this were THREE for $1.25 You can get fancy labels to peel & stick, too! 45 for 1.25!  Photo credit: Spruce Up Organization This is the mix I use, and the approximate amounts…

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baking life

Holiday Traditions.. Life!

The older we get, the more ‘traditions’ become important to us.Everyone has theirs…what are yours? Recently, I’ve had a lot of changes in my world. Moving countries, moving cities, ailing parent, career changes… you name it. So, traditions … now…. with all the changes, everything that WAS is now…Different. SO, time to create NEW traditions!!!!  In my NEW home!  With my NEW Fiance!!! ( Well, he’s not new. But being engaged sure is. šŸ™‚ ) Me an’ Mr.J go out to skate in the park, and drive around and look…

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life recipes sew

Sick sick Sick SICK sick.

Ugh. Is there anything worse than a hard-hitting Cold. Wikipedia says:   “The common cold (also known as nasopharyngitis, rhinopharyngitis, acute coryza,[1] head cold, or simply a cold) is a viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract which primarily affects the nose. Symptoms include coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and fever which usually resolve in seven to ten days, with some symptoms lasting up to three weeks. Well over 200 virus strains are implicated in the cause of the common cold; the rhinoviruses are the most common.” Lookit. These…

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