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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Quick & Easy Summerweight Quilt

These pics were taken at sunset, and I didn’t notice the shadows until after.  And it IS actually a rectangular quilt, laugh. I am just working on my photography posing skills. This is a summer weight quilt I made for my Mom. She’s in a home and it’s so beige and institutional she asked me for something bright for the bed.  As you can see, this fits that bill!!  I used fabrics from my stash for the front; it’s a mix of Moda prints and other prints that I have…

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garden

Saturday in Photos

The sun was shining, a beautiful day To walk downtown to the Farmers Market Sunny Blue Skies People enjoying the day, and each other These onions caught my eye My new BFF Sefora; from the Co-op & REFIF #Refif So gorgeous….but I resisted…. It wasn’t easy. I did *not* resist. Who could? It’s Kettle Crack Corn! One of the best kept secrets in downtown Brampton; handicrafts for cheap! Reflected back at me via City Hall And home again, with the Mighty Muffin in the window! #lovemygarden

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Summertime Fun and Stuff

You know that saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words?” Enjoy. “A” is for sleepy Afternoons B is for baking “C” is for Cottage Life and Canada Day D for dark forest hahahaha E for everything you need to eat is right here at Timmies! G for great mess of flip flops and crocs H is for Happy Canada day weekend!!! G is for Good Doggie! Okay so enough with the alphabet LOL Makings of my first ever pineapple upside down cake

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life stuff recipe

Summer Strawberries!

I love summertime. It’s my favourite, for many reasons. One of which not the least of which is STRAWBERRIES!!!!!!!!!!  I love love love strawberries. Love them. Could eat them everyday (and I have been.) And I don’t mean the shipped-from-California or Florida ones that have sat on truck for 5 days after being picked and processed etc etc.  I mean the grown 10 minutes from my house kind that you get in the local market for those three magical weeks late June to early July. The smell of fresh strawberries…that…

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Nine patch pattern sew

Quilt for Fred’s Mom

I love my friend Fred. He is one terrific guy. And even though I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting her, his Mom is also one terrific lady, and MAN can she cook. So; my first finished (almost) commissioned quilt is for Mrs. F; and I hope she likes it. I wanted something homey but bright, so I chose yellows and browns and pinks for the main colours. Assembling the Springtime Blocks Piles of completed blocks The finished blocks assembled and laid out; on grass so yes it’s wobbly looking…

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