Joom: Red Bird on Cherry Blossom Pillow
And, today is Friday. How was your week? Here is mine, summed up in 5 words:
Lots of laundry left from our 5 day vacation in the mountains with lots of snow, cooked at least 3 times this week (!), watched our Muppets dvds (again), laced up the princess' figureskates for Wed. lessons, and finally, tonight I plan on getting out the staplegun to re-cover the dining room chairs!
Now, for an apology for my lateness in announcing the winner. I realized after my family and I had left on vacation that I had not posted the name or contacted the winner. So, Ceridwen, I will be e-mailing you soon!
Unfortunately, while we were away, we received messages that my MIL had gone into the hospital and the doctors found that she had pneumonia and other health issues. Luckily, she will recover, but it will be a long road back to health. We are very fortunate to have her in our lives, and we wish her to be back to her active self.
My DH took some wonderful photos from the top of one of the runs at Sunpeaks, which I hope to share later this week, perhaps on Wordless Wednesday.
I hope you are all having a wonderful day!
My heart just sings when I see such beautiful photographs. Today, they inspire me to no end. I most definitely will have to add this shop to my list of Favourites!
I came across her while looking for decorating ideas for the main floor of my home. There is so much to think about, it's almost overwhelming at times. We are on a super tight budget, as we will also be replacing the carpet with bamboo flooring this summer, and hoping to squeeze in a total renovation of the upstairs bathroom. One of the very minor plus' about the economic downturn is that now, we will be able to get choose quality contractors as they now have less work on the large new developments.Click on over, you will not be disappointed.
If you love pretty accessories, you will have to check out her shop. Lots of eye candy to be found there.
What have you been up to this week? Please leave me your 5 words for Friday and let me know how you are doing. I love reading your comments/thoughts!
Arenas - spent my fair share of time at the ice arenas this week between the prince having hockey practices and the princess at skating lessons.
Tea - drank a lot of chai tea trying to stay warm at the arenas
Rendition - finally rented this movie that starred Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhall, to name just a few. I couldn't finish it as it was too disturbing in some of the interrogation scenes (hope I didn't spoil it for you).
Potholders - I'm going to start crocheting some new potholders in this cool blue yarn that I just bought this week.
Hearts - helped the princess get ready for today's big day of handing out Valentine's to her classmates and contributing "red" grapes to their class party. Too cute!
Anyways, I will be away from the computer most of this weekend, so have a good one!
Susantique: Unique Metal Stand
Modish Vintage: Moire Glaze Kyes Vanity or Serving Tray
The Hat Box: Vintage TRIFARI Brooch and Earrings Set
And there are a few other vintage lovelies that I am hoping to buy, so I will have to keep them a secret for now. ssssssh, don't tell.
So, I have decided that I will be posting another giveway for my 29th day of the challenge. Most details to follow.
Each Friday, I aim to post 5 words that describe my week. And I would love to see yours too. So, please, don't be shy and leave a comment with your Friday Five.
So, my 5 words this week are:
Nurse - That's what I played this week to my princess who had a very bad case of the sniffles that made her eyes red and her nose run like a tap. Poor thing was having trouble sleeping in the first half of the week.
Resistance - I was so proud of myself when I resisted the urge to buy some more home decor magazines, not once but 3 times this week. Resistance is not futile (any trekkies out there?)
Date - I was able to have a quick dinner date with my DH this week while the princess was at gymnastics and the prince at hockey practice. This doesn't happen nearly enough, but I'll take what I can get.
Success! - The princess is grudgingly learning to fall asleep without one of us in the room with her.
Cake - Birthday cake to be more specific. We are celebrating my nephew's special day tonight at his favourite burger joint Red Robin's. I am so looking forward to breaking my diet and enjoying a mushroom burger with fries. Totally chlolestoral laden, but I've been so good lately, I think I've earned this one.
Have you had a good or interesting week?
6 Random things about myself -
- I once owned 40-50 handbags, purses, totes, etc. In order to store them, I used 6 large rubbermaid containers. I am now down to only about 12 that fit in 1 container.
- Rarely can I cook vegetables without OVER-cooking them. Don't know why, but I always lose track of time when I'm in the kitchen.
- I've never travelled overseas, but one day I hope to see Paris and London.
- I recently had to start covering the grey on my head. It was a very sad day at the salon for me :(.
- Sneakers are my new best friend. Since leaving my corporate life, I have had the pleasure of dressing down every day for work. No more high heels! Yay!
- And lastly - I am technologically challenged. I have had my blackberry for over 6 months, and my son had to teach me how to lock the keypad last week.
Now, for the fun part!
I tag everyone who is reading this post. Post 6 random facts about yourself if you have a blog or maybe leave it here as a comment. Leave me a link to your site if you get a chance!
So, I have decided that I will give away a set of 6 Thank You cards that I just finished making about an hour ago. Here it is:
To enter the giveaway draw, leave a comment here on this post and be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you`re the winner. Comments will be closed at midnight on Tues. February 17th and I will announce the winner the next day. Good luck!
Comments and Draw Entries have been closed. Thanks for coming by!
It's written by a Mom and Daughter team who have great Earth-friendly ideas for celebrating Halloween, Christmas, Easter, etc. I hope to use some of what they have to share at my DS's birthday in the spring. I will have to give it a read and hopefully be able to take pictures of anything I do use.
And this last item is something from my childhood in the 70's. Almost every family had something resembling this in their kitchen:
- Ox - Monday was Chinese New Year's Day - the Year of the Ox
- Hockey - My DS had a late hockey game on Tuesday and early basketball practic the next morning. This creates one tired mom.
- Red - I have had the colour red on my mind lately. Since we are redecorating, we will be using black as our anchor colour and red for accent. So, I've been looking for budget conscious ways to incorporate it into our home.
- Tissues - no explanation needed
- Takeout - lots of takeout and delivery this week as I have not been able to deal with cooking.
Do you have 5 words to describe your week?