Tuesday, September 16, 2014


this is what hugo wants to be for halloween.... not exactly sure how i'll pull this one off....

and a cat... again.

he sure loves his cats.

last year he was a cat.
this year he wants to be a cat.

i wonder what cat he will decide to be next year. HA!

definitely open to suggestions on this.
thankfully i still have a bit of time to try and figure it out.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Tricycle Fail

this is the sort of thing i have nightmares about... but also as a super accident prone person, fully expect because that is just the scales evening out.
ps. sorry mom and dad because i know i put you through shit like this A LOT.

so long story short...
this is what happens when the big boy tricycle gets used and daddy doesn't want to run to keep up... uneven ground and bam, faceplant.
i'm super grateful that its just a tiny chip and nothing major. he actually survived fairly unscathed considering how bad this could have ended.
and for the record that is half chewed oatmeal on his lip. or some lovely part of the oatmeal cookie i used as bribery so i could take this picture.

now my solution to this is attaching a leash to the bike and tying it to fernando so he HAS to keep up.

think he will love my genius plan.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

purge purge purge!

i filled the entire backseat of my car with things to donate to the hope mission and the reuse center....
felt really good getting rid of it and since it was all stuff that has just been floating around taking up precious space it really needed to go.

plus if someone can use it then why not let someone else enjoy it!
since i see them peeking out i thought i would bring it to attentions that i'm pretty sure i will never have any need for size 11 red snake skin pants. if they fit... YES.... i would probably rock them... but my craftiness has its limitations... i wasn't even going to try tackling that alteration. some pants are next to impossible to easily make smaller. if i really want snake skin pants maybe i will have to find myself some comfy snake skin leggings.

also now that fernando has quit drinking (he's doing amazingly with it so far!) i was finally able to get rid of all those silly promo beer cooler bags that he'd stashed in the basement! there were a bunch of them and usually he'd want to keep them.... NO MORE!

lots more to go through and get the rest organized but this was a big haul and i've already got another bag of crafty bits that i will likely never use ready to go to the Reuse Center in the trunk 

if any of you edmonton peeps haven't been to the Reuse Center in its new awesome location you should check it out!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tasty Tuesday -puffed wheat squares

another old one...

it actually amazes me how many people have no idea how to make puffed wheat squares.
they're super simple.
and really delicious!

though i do find that it is getting harder and harder to find puffed wheat in the grocery store... seems like a lot of stores don't carry anything but the sugar coated ones that you definitely don't need for this recipe.

Monday, September 8, 2014

WIP (work in progress)

i'm all about geometric patterns this year!

lots more of these to come for my fall/winter 2014 goodies!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

the attack of the MONSTER ZUCCHINIS!!!

this picture is actually from a few weeks ago... this bad boy is still sitting on my floor patiently waiting to be chopped/shredded/sliced.... SOMETHING.

i just don't know why these things are so out of control this year. normally this size zucchini is reserved for the very end of season when you rip out the vines and find the sneaky ones... not early august! 
just to give you an idea... i can't fit both hands around this thing and touch my fingers together.
i can't even imagine the ridiculous size it would have been had i not picked it when i did.