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I think I am ready for the craft sale which starts later on today – yay!

I want to share a few things that put a smile on my face this week…

We made vegan one bit brownies – so yummy – recipe taken from Cara Roth’s blog

I had to keep my neck warm this week with all this cold weather…



A book that lifts my spirits…


It is called “I will make miracles” by Susie Morgenstern, illustrated by

Jiang Hong Chen – It is truly magical looking towards a better world, an ideal world!

And, I finally decided on how to package my creations…

I had some tags made at MOO, they did a fabulous job! What do you think?

and a necklace I picked up during my flea market trip…


And here is a taster of what will be on sale at the craft sale…

and here is a reminder of time and place…

see you then!

xx

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Hello!!!!

I did promise to tell you about a house that has intrigued me as of late but I will start with a couple of lovely moments we had with the little people this past weekend – carving pumpkins…

The little people had fun and my husband too – not sure who had the most fun though… then we roasted the pumpkin seeds which turned out scrummy…

and the item that I love using the most these days while using my oven are my new oven mitts!!!

I love them – they are so sweet aren’t they with all the birdies??? I tell you I have a thing for flowers and birds, can’t get enough of them. So much so that I end up buying the famous Ikea tray each time I visit the store with the thought that I will give it as a present to a dear friend because in my world colourful birdies simply brighten up my day!

Oh, you want to know where I got the mitts from? You will never guess! Why Etsy of course, where else? The shop is called Collisionware – I am sure you will love browsing through her items. The mitt set I purchased is VERY well made and I am sure will last me for a long while. I love to know that it is handmade and I supported a creative artist discovered on Etsy.

Ok, finally I get to tell you about the house… thanks for being so patient.

There is this house round the corner from us which I noticed first last year as they had hung beautiful round paper lanterns outside in the spirit of Christmas. I loved how magical and dreamlike they looked especially when the weather was so dreary out. A while later I noticed that they had taken the lanterns down and hung birdhouses instead…

I wanted to photograph these birdhouses (which I did of course) and off I went knocking at their door to ask if it would be ok if I took photos of their outdoors decor. ‘Of course’ they replied and when asked the reason for this decor they simply said that it was just for fun… They did say that it takes a lot of work to change the theme which I would imagine it to be anything but easy and little work. Anyway, I passed by the house again just recently (It is in on the way to my little man’s school so quite hard to avoid) and could you imagine my joy when I saw this…

and this…

aren’t they just too cute????

Can you see them there just hanging out?

Well, these are the things that have rocked my world lately – I have also been crocheting lovely flowers which I will share with you next time… and I finally wrote to O Magazine – Yes, I am a big fan of Oprah but moreso her magazine, just love reading the essays by brilliant writers and I came across one which urged me to write to the opinions section of O… more on this next time…

until then, stay well, warm and beautiful as always!

bye

xxx

ps – do drop me a line to tell me what has rocked your world lately – would love to hear it!

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This past week has been one filled with excitement, both negative and positive. Now, let’s see, where shall I begin?

1. hubbie needs to go to emergency and is diagnosed with pneumonia!

2. the little man finished a two week Armenian dance camp and took part in the finale  performance, which was out of this world!

3. little lady and little man’s cousin came over from Ottawa for two weeks.

4. received a big stash of jewellery supplies, yay! can’t wait to create some new pieces but…

5. alas, work has been VERY busy and I haven’t had much time for creating… nor cooking…

However, yesterday I made one of my favourite summer salads, Tabbouleh, and if I may say so myself it turned out really great, as always ;o)

and to top it all, our good friends, Paolo and Natasha came over too feed us some fantastic pesto pasta, yum!

So, here’s the making of the Tabbouleh in stages…

Take a couple of bunches of parsley and chop, chop, chop…

I always add the bulgur wheat after I chop the parsley to allow it to moisten – you will need fine bulgur wheat… and then a couple of ripe tomatoes (you can increase the amount according to your liking), chop, chop, chop…

Then for some green onions, about three, chop, chop, chop… and then squeeze the juice of three lemons… and about 6 tablespoons of olive oil (I think I actually put more…)

and some salt to taste and mix and there you have it, a fabulous and scrumptious Tabbouleh salad… which I had yesterday with the Fasoulia (green bean dish) and rice that I made…

It was good to eat well after several days of not wanting to cook.

On another note, on an everyday basis, I am discovering wonderful creations and art through other blogs and I will share some of that with you in the next few days… as well as some of my own creations!

Leave me a note whenever and however you like, I would love to hear from you!

ciao

xxx

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