Thursday, May 31, 2012

New Lot at the Shop!!!

Since I had to stop making furniture due to storage and transportation size issues, I had to think of something else to ad to my shop.

That's when everyone kept saying "Your maxi dresses! Your maxi dresses!"
I thought about, then thought about it some more.
Then I banged out all these to see how they turned out.

All dresses come with their own accent belt!!!!

So head on over to my SHOP
and check them out!!!


Monday, May 28, 2012

Cottage Smottage ~ Linen Storage

As you all know, there is no closets in my new place.
I have had to come up with some pretty good ideas on how to organize and store my essentials.

I took this shelf that I always found useless due to it's weird compartment sizes.
Nothing ever fit in it really.

Not anymore!!!
I had painted it white last summer when I got it, and it is so handy cause it has wheels on it to move it around.

I rolled my big bath towels so they would look nice...

Etsy Love ~ Hats, Hats and more Hats

I can't help it...
I look damn good in a cute hat! Heehee

Baby Crochet Beanie Hat - Blossom Hat - 3-6 months - Crayon pack colors :)

handmade crochet women sun hat with wide brim in white and black colors  summer hat

Straw Hat for Women -  Cloche Hat - New 1920s Summer Hat - Natural Panama Straw Hat  - size Large

The Tessa Oversized Slouch Hat  with detachable flower - CHOOSE colors, FREE SHIPPING

Summer hats white cotton denim sun hat, cloche, bucket hat : Harbinger


Friday, May 25, 2012

Miss Travel McTravelson ~ Dominican Republic

Since I have finished my European travel adventure, your gonna start to see some relics around here :)

In 2007 I went to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
I really enjoyed it there, the weather was a bit to rainy and the food wasn't amazeballs...but I did meet some really good friends there :)

The architecture was crazy. Beautiful buildings painted wild colors but they were so run down!

Church doors had these amazing mahogany doors with beautiful intricate carvings.


We took this old rickety tram up this huge hill.
I was so flippin' scared cause the power kept going out and we would just hang and swing forever!!! LOL


This was our tram guy...
Thanks for not letting me die tram man. xoxo

There was a stunning castle I toured around too...

Lots of tourists there so didn't stay long...

I would like to go back to Dominican.
I am trying hard to go in January for the J's vow renewal.
I have my fingers crossed.



Third dance competition out of Four.

 These leggings my Grannie bought me. :) Love them.

 Last cold night of the season (I hope)

 Frst homemade burgers on my new barbe!

 Bacon wrapped O Henry's! A.MAZE.BALLS.

Hanging flower baskets!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ottawa Farmer's Market

Last weekend I went with my friend Doug to the Ottawa's Farmer's market.
He sell all different varieties of tomato plants, succulents and perennials.

He came to pick me up at 4:15am. (Yes...I did get up)
It took us about an hour to get there and an hour to set up.
The weather was amazing and I had fun chit chatting with the ol' guy!!

Here's so pics of my super fun day!
We sold lots (to my standards!) and we even had someone special come help us pack up! :)

The market had tonnes of meat, bakery, art and food galore!
I had some amazing curry with naan bread for delish!

You should check out the Ottawa Market Every Sunday right across from Carelton University!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

This Is How I Cook: Rainbow Cupcakes

my title for this post is a lie.
I didn't make these cupcakes my good friend J did for her daughter Bird's birthday.
J loves my blog so much that when she does something exciting and blog worthy - she now takes pictures so I can do a post!
I should ask her to be a Guest on my blog and do something on aregular basis!
She could even WRITE the posts! LOL

she made these amazeballs cupcakes for Bir'd birthday and they were delish!

- Regular white cake mix in a box (Duncan Hines, Betty Crocker - doesn't matter)
- Cookie Sheet
- Tin Foil
- Cupcake tins
- Food Coloring

STEP 1: Mix up your cake mix as per box instructions.
(J used a cherry chip cake...any white cake will do!)

STEP 2: In a small bowl put a small amount of batter and 2 or 3 drops of food coloring.
Still ntil fully mixed and batter is colored!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Weekend In A Nutshell ~ May 18th - 21st

Yay for long weekends!!!! :)
This was a great one!
So many fantubular things happened.

Friday was my very first grill session on my new BBQ!!!! :)
Saturday I browzed the Brockville Farmers Market as a spectator for once!
So fun!!!
Also went for a big long walk by the river...beautiful weather.
{photo c/o David Mackie}
Saturday night me and my peeps hung out with Jody for her birthday party!!!
Drinks, drinks and more drinks.

Sunday morning I got up at 3:45am and went to the Ottawa Farmer's Market with Mr. Avery.

On my way home from Ottawa I picked up a fridge I bought off Kijiji!
Yay for having a fridge!!! :)

When I got home at 5:30 the Fireworks party had already started and was well on it's way.
I had a good time at this party.
A very very good time.

Monday I just recouperated from a very hectic weekend.
It was so hot and sunny, I spent most of the time outside :)

Cheers to an amazeballs weekend!!!
Couldn't have asked for anything better!!!


Monday, May 21, 2012

DIY ~ Cabinet Liner

This seems like  a bit of a silly post, but really...
I hadn't done much "cupboard lining" in my lifetime, and a girlfriend suggested this.

You see the cottage cabinets have been lined and re-lined so many times that they were all uneven and I couldn't scrape it all off.
Instead of using normal glue back liner, my Bestest Neighbor Friend suggest I use this puffy stuff that is normally for making rugs non-slip.

It works amazing!!!
It evens out all the crap, and make it do stuff doesn't slip around in there.
Keeps everything so organized!!!! :)
Loves it!

PLUS, it is WAAAAYYYYY easier to install then that finiky liner stuff!

Thanks for the idea Bestest Neighbor Friend!!!! :)


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Outfit Post ~ Bird Fetish

I have been obsessed with birds.
First little Bird's birthday (check it out here),
then I bought a put up a new bird feeder,
then my little bird family's eggs hatched in the hole in the side of the cottage,
and now a bird shirt!

This is what I wore to the J's tonite...

I love everything about this top.
It's soft and lightweight,
not to skimpy but still cute :)
The birds are the best part - clearly!

This is my new outfit post area...LOL
Needs some serious work.
Especially better light! LOL

Happy long weekend to all my Canadian Friends :)