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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Visiting my Daughter !!

I am going for a week to see my daughter in Ottawa.See you then !!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Peonies Are Here!!!!!

Aren't they just beautiful!! I just love this creamy white beautiful fragrant flower!!!
Their little heads all seem to pop open on the same day.
Just had to show you their beauty!These last two pictures I took when I went for a little car ride ,the orange flower is called a Devil's Paint Brush,and of course just ordinary sweet clover in a tiny zen garden setting,the picture is sweet in its simplicity.

We are finally getting some flowers in our garden its hard to believe because it just never really got very hot yet,everyone here is crying for some sun and some heat.I know most of you ladies of had too much heat and sun.My end of the world is rather cold usually so to get any kind of warmth is so welcomed!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Breakfast for Goldilocks !!!

Goldilocks would of loved this breakfast!

In my house were trying so hard to be good with how we eat,its not easy sometimes and old habits die hard.And of course we all have a sweet tooth!!

I use to bake something almost every day, but my sweet darling better half, had a heart attack last October and since then ,I have changes all our eating habits.
I am trying to make very good for you food.........Know what I mean?? Our favourite saying is if it dosen't have the healthy check mark ,dont buy it!

The love of my life buys only good for you food and he loves to do the grocery shopping,today he came home with ONTARIO STRAWBERRY"S~~~~~ Oh Me Oh My!!!
Yummooooo !!! And it was just in time for breakfast too, so we loaded up our porridge with the sweet treat.
Dosen't that look good enough to eat !!!!!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Look What I found !!!

Look at this pictures , its called ~~Between Two Fires~~makes me smile just to look at it.

A sweet little froggy bank !!

Its for sugar,isint it gorgeous!!!

Yard sale treasures!!!!!!!!!!!
Vintage chamber potty's,I just love the colors,and I will put them in the bathroom and fill them with soaps.
You just never know what you will find, some times nothing..... absolutly zip, sometimes you get really lucky.
Wishing you all a really nice Sunday.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Vintage Advertising

I just love vintage advertising and I just wanted to show you a few that I have in my collection.
Arent they adorable !!

I remember my mother buying margarine that had to be squizzed and massaged in a very heavy clear bag I think it was Blue Bonnet brand.It had a red dot of food color that had to be mixed in.Do any of you remember that?.............Oh please someone tell me you do!!!~~~~~~~~~~ So I dont feel alone with memories like that!!! ( Someone ... anyone???)

Look at that fridge from 1921 ,wow that must have been very special to have one like that.And that range from 1938 selling for $94.50, I remember my Grandmother had one like that.I have one similar in our playroom, that we bought some 40 years ago for $25.00, and it works just fine and is in super condition too.

Do you love the cotton dresses?? Arent they adorable !! Too bad we cant get away with dressing like that anymore,it was so colorful.

And the Jello who dosent like Jello!!! My Grandma use to make the best salad with celery and peas and carrots in lime jello, do you remember that?? (((Please say you do)))
I dont make Jello dessert often but we all still enjoy it sometimes.Everyone has a favourite so I end up making several flavors in individual containers.

Well I think all of you ladies are the ~~~~~~~((((Bees Knees))))) for coming to visit my blog, and leaving me sweet comments.Thank you very much in advance!!
Have a good weekend everyone!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Something Out There is on Sale !!!!!!!!!

My darling hubby came home from grocery shopping, yes ladies he does that and loves it!!(Were both retired young aren't we lucky)
He loves bargain hunting,and he will on occasions come home with ohhhh lets say 2 cases of canned tomatoes because they were on sale, or 10 pounds of ground beef because it was lean (((((and on sale)))))Or maybe 6 or 7 bunches of bananas~~~~ same reason !!

I never know when he leaves the house what on earth he will bring home.When he is gone for a longer period of time I cringe, because I know something was on sale!!!And in this house lives my hubby, myself my son and my mother in law, ~~~~~~~(((not an army of hungry men.)))

Yesterday he came home with berries because~~~~~~~come on let's say it all together!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ((( They were on sale !!!!!)))
The deal was 3 pints assorted berries for $5.00.
He had 6 blueberries, 3 raspberries,3 black berries,3 strawberries !!!!

That's a lot of berries agreed???......So we have been eating them out of hand and in a fruit salad as well,I was going to make a nice pie, but were are trying so hard to be good with desserts, so I decided to make a fruit crisp,and to that mix I added some rhubarb because I had some to use up.And of course nutritious oatmeal goes on top with a smidge of dark brown sugar........ok maybe a small dollop of butter but I swear it wasent a big one.((hehehe))

These are the pictures your looking at right now, and the ice cream is even sugar free,so you see dessert dosent have to hurt to be sooo good,I hardly missed the chocolate icing...((hehe))
He is getting ready to go shopping ladies...................... pray that nothing is on sale !!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

AWARDS~~~~~~ OH MY!!!

Arte y Pico Award

I have been given this award by Brenda Kula of The Brenda Blog !!

I feel quite honored that she should think enough of my little blog to bestow this on me.I am new in the wonderful world of blogs,I read other blogs for a long time before deciding to have one myself.I strive to make it interesting and fun for anyone who happens to come by for a visit.
I really enjoy Brenda's Blog ,her posts are always beautiful ,interesting and creative, she is friendly beyond words, and that's why I keep going back to read her blog every day.
Thank you so much Brenda.

The origin of the Arte y Pico Award: "This prize has arisen from the daily visits that I dedicate to many blogs which nourish me and enrich me with creativity. In them I see dedication, creativity, care, comradeship, but mainly, ART, much art. I want to share this prize with all those bloggers that entertain me day to day and to share this prize with those who enrich me every day. Doubtlessly, there are many and it will be hard to pick just a few. The people I will name today deserve this prize, as do the very long serious list of bloggers I also enjoy to read. "

There are 5 rules for this award:

1. Choose 5 blogs you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and contribution to the blogging community, regardless of the language.

2. Each award should have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner should show the award and put the name and link to the blog that presented him/her with the award. (I know it says this is a rule, but I also know that not everyone likes to do this. I won't be hurt if you don't!)

4. The award winner and the one who has given the award should show the Arte y Pico blog so everyone will know the origin of this award. Translated, it means "the peak of art."

5. Show these rules.


I chose the following Blogs


Pea lives in Northern Ontario as I do.Her blog makes me smile every day.She involves her family and friends and her daily life.Its a pleasure to read her blog.



Mari-Nanci always has the most beautiful pictures,she is very sweet to everyone who visits her blog, its a pleasure to go visit her everyday.
The Bunnie Bungalow

Debra has a very creative site,she has such a charming way of presentation and its always a treat to see what's next.
Eye Candy Creations

Jenn says she is an old soul but her blog is anything but old.Its a wonderful description of her life and surroundings, just a delight to read every day.
Crafty Obsessions

Pattie has a houseful of family and pets and yet her blog is informative and creative , she keeps me going back for more every day.

Those are my 5 picks please go and visit them yourself ,you will be in for a treat.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Freda the Cat ..........She Thinks She's a Puppy!!!

Look at that little face is he not adorable or what!!!!!

This is my daughter's little cat, she thinks she is a puppy because she will fetch balls I kid you not!! You throw the ball down the hall and she will run for it and bring it back to you, drop it at your feet,when she has had enough she walks away and usually she wants to play like this very late at night.......... of course!

When my daughter comes to visit , I crochet and get her full undivided attention with the wool, she helps Gramma by pulling on the wool!!...... Its too cute to watch her big eyes follow the wool's path up my lap.

She is polydactyl too ,7 toes on one paw and 8 on the other, look at those mitts!!!!
She can take treats from your hand and put them in her mouth.Her favourite word is TREAT wow she comes from a mile away when she hears that word.

I just wanted to share this little creature with all of you because I love her so much, she is such a good and sweet lovable little puppy!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

New Camera Pictures

Mama Mallard and her babies !!
Babies feeding on bread !!
Is this adorable or what !!!!

What can I say...... now your going to see more photos taken with my new camera !!
Not bad for a beginner eh?? So much involved now , its not just point and shoot like the old days.Many things to consider when taking a shot.Makes your grey matter work hard !!
That was taken last night just going for a ride around town, the little ducklings are Mallards,we have a lake in the center of town, I brought along a cut up loaf of 12 grain bread to attract them for the photos.
The sunset was taken in various places around town.Isin't it beautiful !!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Lilacs Everywhere !!!!!!!!!

The lilacs are everywhere this year in abundance!!! I know I showed them to you before but they are still around can you believe it????

Aren't they beautiful !!! Can you smell them???

I think its our wet spring that helped them along, and the aroma this year catches you nose just about everywhere you go,its the best year I can ever remember for lilacs.

I just had to share more pictures with you !!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Breakfast is Blueberry Banana Muffins !!

How about having some breakfast with me?? I felt like having something else besides 12 grain toast ,so I whipped up a bunch of blueberry banana muffins and I EVEN made fresh ground coffee,so come on over sit a while, we will chat over some breaky !!

Get that coffee ground fresh and make the coffee quick ,
I need it to wake up and do some baking!!
Blueberry Banana Muffin Batter !!

Ready for the oven!!

First Batch hot from the oven !!

Second batch hot from the oven !

These muffins are the lightest you will ever eat,I don't like a heavy muffin. This recipe is originally my MIL's, she used butter but I found it made them greasy so I use Crisco instead works out a lot better.
Here is the recipe.

Banana Muffins

1/2 cup crisco
1 cup white sugar
Beat this together till fluffy
Add 2 large eggs
Beat this till light in texture
Add 3 med.mashed banana's ( I use ripe ones)
Sift and measure 1 and 1/2 cup (((Cake and Pastry Flour))) I can't stress using that flour enough do NOT use all purpose for this, they will be heavy.
And one tsp baking soda

Opt* I add 1 cup of blueberries mixed with a few tablespoons of flour
Or add some cinnamon about a tsp

Bake at 350% for 20 min, or till golden.