Renovations Continue

Wow…where has the time gone since I last posted?  Sorry folks, but renovations are taking priority right now and there is simply not enough time in the day to get everything done that I need to do AND be able to write some really good stuff here.

I know, I am falling by the wayside, but don’t worry, once the reno’s are done and the garden plants are on their way with minimal babysitting I will have more time to dedicate to my musings.  I hardly have time for knitting and weaving and barely manage to squeak in about an … Read more...

Opening Day

April 18, 2014 ~ Dear Diary….

Today is Opening Day!

After a very long, very cold and very snowy winter, we arrived at the Northern Homestead in balmy +6C weather grinning like a pair of fools.  Home at last.  A few thin clouds stretched across the northern sky partially obscuring the sun as it tried to cast its warming rays to the now thawing earth.  With the forecast heading up to +11C for the day, the remaining snow’s days are numbered.

We stepped out of the car and stretched, grateful the long ride was over and our legs were now … Read more...

How Did This Happen?

Normally I am a very neat, organized and tidy to a fault person.  It could be said I am OCD about keeping a tidy house.  Just ask my kids/husband or any random neighbour off the street.  They will all tell you not to even try moving anything a millimeter in my house lest you incur my wrath.

 This is my living room and kitchen in there current state.  It is driving me absolutely BANANAS.

DSC01085The couch is hosting the patio umbrella I made, it needs to get put back outside whenever Mother Nature is done with her surprise snow squalls … Read more...

How To Make A Bean Bag Heating Pad

We all get aches and pains now and then which require the use of a heating pad, but sometimes the “traditional” heating pad that you plug in is impractical not to mention it uses up costly energy.

Instead, here is a super quick way to make your own bean bag heating pad using scrap cotton fabric and your choice of fillers.  I can’t stress enough that 100% cotton fabric is the only choice to use, if you use any other type of fabric, you run the risk of melting it in the microwave (definitely not desirable).

Fillers can be any …

I’m Back!!!

You do remember me don’t you?  The short, blond chick who loves ice in her beer?


Talk About Epic Technological Failures.


I have returned to the Internet Airwaves refreshed from my forced 2 week exile.  You would think I would have taken advantage of the time off to enjoy a vacation somewhere warm.


Instead, hubby and I have been busy with a new bathroom install, an existing bathroom renovation along with plenty of other *Spring Cleaning* activities tossed in for good measure.

It was probably a good thing that the Lords of Technology decided to mar my … Read more...