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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My kitchen


So I painted my kitchen cupboards and I did have some BEFORE pix but then my phone fell in the toilet and I lost the pictures:(  So above is one photo I could find of what my cupboards looked liked.

Below are the finished cupboards.  The process was not too bad.  I ended up adding two coats of varnish to make them really shiny.  Now I would like to get a new counter top and tile the floor=both a shade of gray.

All in time...


Monday, July 29, 2013

1st Anniversary Of My Favourite Snack!

This has been my favourite snack for over a year now: peanut butter on a Gala apple. Sometimes it is a snack and sometimes it is breakfast.


Saturday, July 27, 2013

New glasses?

Does a Mason jar work as a drinking glass?  I am debating using them for this purpose.  I have four like this and one a bit smaller that I am testing out. What do you think?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Derby Day Ottawa 2013

So I ended up going to Derby Day.  This is the sign at my secret parking spot downtown.  You will have to come with me to find out where it is and I have yet to get a ticket for parking there:)

So if you are a roller derby girl you have to have a cool nickname.  Some of the names at this game were Dr. Kegels, Afro Mighty, Power...what would my name be?

See the ref with the beard...kinda cool!

Many food trucks were there The Lunch Truck, Red Rooster, Churros, Angry Dragonz.  I had chicken pad Thai from the Dragonz.  I drove home and then ate it and it was still good.

So I am looking for someone to join me to sign up for Derby 101.  It takes place in Vanier and I am afraid to go alone. Come on Vanier, you do not have the best rep!?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The quote I chose....

So I didn't actually use any of the quotes I previously posted....

This quote has reappeared in my life recently after studying and analyzing it with Mrs Carter in high school.

I traced it out in chalk first and then took a marker and wrote it again.

I think it is a great reminder for myself and a future lesson for my children.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Random and Ripley's

The Random


Ripley's Believe It or Not
My next boyfriend?

Explains itself

Scrabble pieces

Mysterious man who lived on an island above the falls...

then he just disappeared!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

What I am wearing

Top Joe Fresh purchased last year on sale $10

Skirt: Valu Village $5.99 is originally from Walmart 725

Shoes Payless $9.99

Outfit=$26 :0)

I read this article and thought of a trip to V V was a start. Bought 3 skirts!
I don't think I have the discipline to not buy anything new all year but I will try and look for used before running out to get new...

Monday, July 22, 2013

Checkin' it off!

Run my 32K route in order to train for the Army Run in September x2
So I ran, actually walked this route once so far (it was my worst time and I didn't even do the whole thing 14.4K:(  Did bike this route and plan to run it again tomorrow

Paint my kitchen cupboards, which involves removing my cupboard doors, sanding them (back & front), clean them, prime them and then paint them...then re-hang them DONE!!! 

Fix up & paint Breton's room (just finished the TV room pix to come soon:)
Almost done...

Weed my garden Kinda

Mow the lawn and weed whack (sounds funny but not my kinda fun)

Go to the gym

Bike to Osgoode Did it!

Go paddle boarding (maybe??)

Go to Dunrobin to see Audrey & Sean's new house

Get shoes to go with a dress Purchased!

Sign up for  Oh no she didn't just type that!!!  Hahaha not quite ready yet:)  Although tried POF and that is a whole other blog!!!
Actually did sign up for Match...and dropped the POF (heard it was just for "hooking up" BTDT!

Walk Ruby Everyday at Bruce Pit

Of course clean Ongoing;p

Finish my art piece for the TV room.  Breton and Daph completed theirs but mine is really big and I need to go get another canvas and another copy of MY Many Colored Days by Dr Seuss ...hmmmm what could she be doing????? Still in progress

Start another art piece for the TV room involving a wooden pallet

Hang out with Molly & Stella, while their Mom goes out Did it and am doing it again

Maybe go see Dad again, with Molly & Stella...and their Mom, which would mean a pit stop to see Aimee

Blog a little A little? Maybe too much?  Have a bunch scheduled to come...thank you for reading

Hang out with YOU!  Ya I have.  Thank you for everyone who has "checked in" with me.  Now week #2...we shall see

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Choose a quote, please

So I would like to write a quote across my dining table. Here are a few I chose off of Pinterest (which I am addicted too).  Please let me know which one you like. I am either going to do one across the table or four different ones along each edge.


***********If you have a favourite quote let me know.

Friday, July 19, 2013

City Chase Anyone?

Next Saturday is the annual City Chase Urban Adventure Challenge.  If anyone wants to do it with me let me know, I'd be game;)  I have done it 3 times.  It is a lot of fun and you get to try a lot of different things with the different challenges.

Niagara Skywheel

The kids and I went on the Niagara Skywheel while on vacation.  This was something new to me.  It was not there the last time I was in Niagara Falls, which would have been in 1992!!  As a first year student @ Brock University we had to participate in Shinerama (shining people's shoes and glasses for donations that went towards a charity...can't remember what charity and don't know if they even do it anymore)

Daphne in our bubble which we went around in

The view from the bubble

Crazy kids

Breton started to feel nauseous while on the ferris wheel.  Not sure what to do with his motion sickness??