Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Life around here has been pretty slow. The major heat has been killing me this summer requiring many weekend retreats to north of the city for swimming and nature fun- I forget there are so many stars! When here in the city not much is going on. Work, come home, sit in front of the A/C until bedtime. The combo of inactivity and beer to combat the heat make me feel like the all time slug champion.
I finally picked up some tools last week though to finish some of my projects from the casting class I took. Voila:
So exciting to have finally finished some of these pieces and to have done something more at home than watch the batchelorette (yeah- I know). I have a few more to finish and (hopefully) will start on some new ones. Now if only the sun would cooperate...
Monday, July 18, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
You know- there's just something about growing your own plants that makes you kinda giddy. Up until a couple years ago I had zero interest in flowers or gardening but now my brain is totally consumed by it. I stop when walking down the street to just stare at pretty flowers. I can't grocery shop without being impatient for eating our little crop. Our garden is staring to actually produce veggies and we had some yummy pesto from our basil last night. I don't want to be one of those boring people who just wants to gush about their garden- but people! It's consuming me!
Did lots of long-weekend eating. BBQ'd Salmon on cedar planks- yum! But I can't stop thinking about the pancakes made from scratch we had yesterday. NEVER use box mix again- they totally blew my mind and are mega-easy (you probably knew this but I am late to the party). It also helped that we had some Ontario strawberries and whip cream on top :)
We bought this carpet for our living room at a vintage shop in Kensington Market. I love it but wonder if my living room is on pattern overload. I'm definitely not a minimalist in my decorating and wondering if the carpet may be too much. Hmmmm...