It Friday, it's Friday! Doing a happy dance

Spring is here and spring brought me itchy eyes and sneezing fits. I look like I haven't slept in days, my eyes are so red!

It's been a relatively quiet week for us here in the shadows of Burnaby Mtn. We've been working away at our various projects for our little home. I hope to have a few more done before taking pictures of the living room. I'm on the lookout for some cool fabric to make pillow covers for a few more floor cushions.

This week's online window shopping has been fab! Check out this gems:

Anthropologie: Suzani Dessert Plates


Friday Five 09.Mar.20

Bubbletea - treat for me and the kidlets while at Coquitlam Town Centre. For the un-initiated in the world of "Boba" Tea, click here: wikipedia

Mirror - oh, my DH can be so extraordinarily great some days! He came home with a stupendously large black framed mirror for the dining room. Will take pics of it this weekend. Looks great up on the buffet.

Springbreak - 2 kidlets on break this week means a lot of energy needs to be burned up this weekend.

Sushi - had this at least 3 times this week. I think I will soon resemble a cali roll.

Jeans - ugh, no fun shopping.

How about you? What are your 5 words to describe your week? I love to read your comments, so please, don't be shy, and tell me about your week.


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Top 'o the mornin' to ya!

On this day, more than a few years ago, I was at a hospital welcoming a new addition to my family.
Happy Birthday Dear Son 'o Mine!

I thought it might be fun to post a few green picks this morning...

LittleOddForest: Chirpy Bird Coasters

TheHeated: Cup Dishtowel

HomeStudio: Scrabble Tile Pendant


Pretty tape!

Oh my goodness, I can be such a geek at times! But, I need to show off the pretty stuff that the mailperson left for me yesterday!

Take a look at the Japanese Masking Tape that I ordered from GinkoPapers

These will be so great for using in place of plain boring transparent tape. I think I may just need to use these for Easter gifts to my kids and many nieces and nephews.


Friday Five 09.Mar.13

Where did the last 2 weeks go? I just realized that I missed posting my Five word for Friday last week. I think I easily get distracted by pretty things. But here goes:

1. Nesting
2. Shopping
3. Scale
4. Mittens
5. Afghan

I've spending a LOT of time blog surfing to get some badly needed inspiration to finish up on the re-decoration of the main floor of our townhome. I know that I don't want everything storebought or new, even. Just new to us. I'm looking to combine the old and new, which means it's taking much longer to find things on our tight budget. One thing that I am working on is a Crocheted Granny Square Afghan. Will post that when I'm done.

My weekly weigh-in at the diet center did not go very well. I'm up .8 lb and this was not a total surprise considering the poor menu choices I've been making. So, I've been putting on my mittens, winter coat and boots, and heading out for walks with the DH and our four-legged child, Koko.

How has your week been? Anything new you'd like to share?

Feature Friday - Amy Giacomelli

I just bought the cutest ACEOs (click here for wikipedia meaning) and wanted to do a little feature on artist Amy Giacomelli who runs 3 different Etsy shops. I bought the following birdies from Painting Prints.


What are you carrying in your bag today?

It's my way to keep in touch with family and friends

MAC lipglass in Pop Mode
For quick touchups - can't leave home with it!

Red nylon shopping bag
When I'm out and about, I try to keep a re-useable shopping bag with me. Need to do my part for the health of our planet!

Brown stretchy gloves
We're having such crazy weather, I need to be prepared. I so dislike having cold hands.

Fushia headband
DD left it in there when she tired of wearing it yesterday.

Fushia wallet
to hold my 100+ cards, and my usual collection of receipts and maybe a few dollars too.

OPI Avojuice Cranberry lotion
so yummy smelling on my super dry hands

ball of yarn
in case I get a chance to crochet

crochet hook
see no. 8

see no. 8 and 9


My new birdies

So, I could not resist the little birds that I last posted about. Well, they arrived on Friday and today, I just had to run out and get a frame for them. So cute! I placed them on my kitchen windowsill. Just perfect.

And I want to also introduce the other two lovely birdies that came to live here a few weeks ago. Meet Pete and Penny....

And when we have to do up the dinner table, these two do double duty as bud vases!