Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
This picture is blurry. Grrr. So was the last one. Something is soooo wrong with my camera. I think a new one is in my future, it was just never the same since it was sent out for repairs. I read an article that said an SLR camera body only lasts 3 years at maximum capacity. I wonder if that's right... Anyway, I can tell my camera isn't preforming as well as it once did.
Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper & Stickers: Echo Park Paper Co.; Rhinestones: Kaiser Craft; Glitter Alphabet Stickers: Making Memories; Rub-On Alphabet: Elsie by KI Memories.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
10. A friend of mine just eloped. I am green with envy. I wanted to do that, but I also wanted to have the party everyone was expecting. I had a great time at my wedding, but eloping is just so romantic when it's planned & kept as a secret between few. Color me green. Oh, and congrats Lori & Taygen!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
4. Therapy. It was the labels that drew my attention to this wine, but the quality kept me coming back to it. At one time I took their Pinot Gris to any party where I knew there would be white wine drinkers. Brian & I had a romantic weekend at their Guesthouse last summer. We sat in their hot tub overlooking the lake & the sky was perfect. Also perfect? Their Super Ego. It was fabulous, a little pricey, but fabulous. I bought a bottle to crack open in a couple years & also a magnum that I intend to keep for a bit longer.
5. Laughing Stock. I first fell in love with a girl who worked in the winery. You could say I had a bit of a 'girl crush'. She was awesome, she lead us through all the wines, it was casual & I learned a lot. I bought a couple bottles & went home. Then I received an email that resulted in me buying a case of 2004 Portfolio. And lucky me, it turned out to be an award winner. It's amazing. And I've been pleased with the Portfolio's since. I also love their bottle. The ticker from the stock market on the day the grapes were picked encircles the bottle. Clever, non?
6. Lailey. I almost dont want to include this because they were such jerks. It was a stuck-up winery & I was uncomfortable the whole time. I don't claim to know everything about wine, but I know what I like. And I didn't like being treated like a 'peon'. That being said their Gamay- Zweigelt is fabulous.
9. Township 7. I love them for so many reasons. The year I got married I headed out to the Okanagan to spend a week with my bestie (in lieu of a bachelorette party). Township 7 had just opened up a tasting room on the Naramata Bench. It was the first winery we stopped at & for some reason I bought THREE bottles of their Shiraz. I guess I must have loved it, but at the end of the day I couldn't figure out why they made the cut. Then the awards came piling in for this Shiraz, so I opened a bottle. Pure bliss. And I still ahve one bottle left.
PS. As far as service, these people are as nice as they come. While we were tasting the wine this week a couple walked in behind us. The lady pouring our wine said hello to them & they didn't hear. So she said 'Hello' again.... they looked surprised. "We say hello here." She said, and smiled. LOVE IT. It instantly makes you feel comfortable enough to ask questions, request tastings & spend a little money.
10. Marley Farms. A little fruit winery on Victoria Island. We went there on our Honeymoon & because of that, they make this list. The wine was good & the chickens (that wander the property) were even better. And I like the Rastafarian theme. It's a feel good place.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Play by Haley Ross
Yes. Yes this is scrapbooking! Stacey Julian says so. And she seems to have more authority than most of us, so I will call this a scrapbook page. (I'm reaching huh?). I was so happy to use those Pebbles Inc. Sugar dots. I bought them about 7 years ago. Is it unreal that I have 7 year-old items in my stash? Do most long-time scrapbookers hang onto their old stuff? I do go through my stash & scale down, but I'd be lying if I said I don't have anything more than 5 years old... is that wrong?
3. Winter. As paralyzing as it can be, I love winter. I believe winter has given us a large part of our culture. I rarely feel more Canadian than when I am on the slopes, shoveling the driveway or checking the weather channel.
4. Land. I can't say it's all 'exciting'. I drive 8 hours to our cabin in Saskatchewan & let me tell you, parts of that drive are Borrrrr-ing. But you can't argue that the amount of land we have is impressive. Even in Saskatchewan, looking up & seeing no end to it all, I am impressed. I makes me feel like part of something BIG.
5. Diversity. I have friends who are Canadian but also call themselves Lebanese, Chinese & Indian. I like that you can be both.
6. Acceptance. I lived with a lesbian couple for a year when I was in Australia, as much as they loved each other, they could not be married. I wondered how their country felt they had the right to decide that. Whether you support gay marriage (I do), abortion, or other controversial human rights issues is up to you, I am proud of Canada for putting the decisions in the hands of the people. Our politicians are busy running our country not our lives. I am proud of that.