Quilting Yarmouth | Nature Quilt | Quilting Club

Wednesday Night at my house in Yarmouth, NS, me and a few friends get together to quilt! We are all learning, some more experienced then others but loving every minute of it.  I started out taking quilting classes at Dayton Fabrics in Hebron as I did not own a sewing machine. Luckily after searching for hours on facebook Yardsale group in Yarmouth I found someone selling an old Singer Simple for $10.00, I freaked and went to pick it up, the machine works beautifully.

Now I just take what I have learned and work on my quilt at home! My favorite tools so far, the rotary cutter, you can get this kit(cutter, extra blade and cutting mat) at Walmart for $19.00. This was my far was a great investment. It’s a little scary and I have almost cut my finger off once or twice, but for cutting fabric squares it’s perfect!

Here is my first quilt nearing completion:

Here is my next project:

Me and Maddy laid out the squares to see how it would look:)

I enjoy quilting, sometimes I feel like I am 29 going on 80 lol.

 

Geocaching Yarmouth NS | Geocaching Events | Ervind

I love geocaching! I have been caching for about 2 years now.  Me and Mike actually met geocaching and we still enjoy going!  To explain geocaching in a simple sentence, Taking a handheld GPS and putting coordinates in you get online to  boxes hidden in the woods with trinkets in them. The fun of the game is not always what you find in the boxes but the locations it takes you, the fun of the hunt.

On the way to a cache, here is one cool pic we took:

There was also a geocaching event in Yarmouth at the Hebron Recreation Center, it was an awesome time, we met up with Ervind, the guy with the most geocaches in Nova Scotia, the guy who placed the first geocache in Canada and so many cool other people.

This was a unique cache, you do see some odd cache containers as you get into geocaching, I have seen caches the size of a pea and caches as large as me! This one was a deer cache! You had to take him apart to find the log to sign! 🙂

Over all if you love the outdoors, or photography, or hiking, or even if you don’t, geocaching has made e love the outdoors again.

 

Being a Step Mother | Step Parents

Having a Stepmom – Growing up, I remember first meeting my step mother, my first thought was, she’s nice but weird. She had big glasses, and flashy blue spandex on, and was smoking in my dad’s purple mustang hehe.  The spandex has left, but the weird and niceness never has 🙂 As the years went on, we had so much fun with my dad and step mom. She was so different, funny, she would do weird things, her and my dad teased each other,  she would be random, and stick her feet out the window while driving to make us laugh, or scare the crap out of dad, show us things we had never seen before like how to burn everything on the BBQ to a crisp lol, or how great salt fish is(ick), how to take jokes, how to play them and how to love and accept someone new into you life.  I am very thankful for my step mom.

Being a step mom – I was scared of being involved with kids. I thought I was never good with kids, I was scared of kids because I knew how bad I was as a child lol so kids made me worry.  I am extremely lucky to have amazingly awesome step kids. This Mothers Day I had a few tear ups, as we were driving in the car and out of the blue Maddy asked to have some paper and a pen.  About 10 times she wrote over and over again this:

When I saw it well Mike did first, I almost cried right there. Riley also offered to help me make jewelry and Maddy did the dishes. I am very happy to have the kids in my life and I enjoy the time I spend with them.

From playing PS2 with Riley, Riley and me watching youtube videos, to maddy helping me cook,  or having random tea parties with her animals, I have FUN and I love being a kid again and being a part of their lives.

In this picture we decided to have a tea party with hickory sticks and mini M&M’s 🙂

I love being a step mom, I am thankful for my stepmom, Flo<3

Fruit Pizza Recipe

Decided today to take some leftover fruit I had in the house and make a fruit pizza. If I had thought about it earlier Saturday, I would have taken this to our friends house this Saturday!  Our friends Angie and Gord, sell fresh clams in Yarmouth, NS and surrounding areas. We went to visit them, Cait, Maggie, Gus and Koda, the guinea pig and the Hamster! lol It was a great time, loved all the animals and good company, good food, thanks Angie!
Anyways here’s the recipe for the pizza.
Cookie dough(I used a package cookie dough):
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Sauce or the topping
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups of cool whip
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract

This is where I got the base for the recipe, I just modified it to suit what I had at home!http://allrecipes.com/recipe/fruit-pizza-i/detail.aspx

 

 

Vegetable Garden | Radish Recipe | Vegetable Contest

Tell me 2 years ago I would be excited about a vegetable garden, and I would have laughed at you!  I love gardening now! I have been slowly starting plant things, this year in my tiny veggie garden I have cucumbers, squash, turnip, carrots, peas, green peppers, potatoes, onions, sunflowers, radishes, beets, broccoli and I think that’s it! For the garden size, I am squishing a lot in there.

Me and Mike attempted to hand till it, however, about 1/3rd in we asked our friends to borrow their tiller, I am very thankful for Jenny and Cody for lending it to us! What would have taken hours of hard labour, took minutes with the tiller.

Contest:I have a challenge for you, in the pictures below, if you comment and can tell me what veggies they all are, you win a free pair of mystery earrings, shipping covered to USA and Canada(via Canada Post once they are off strike!):

PS some people are excluded from this contest as they helped me plant it! 🙂

Also I heard that radishes planted help keep other bugs away! So to experiment I planted some, however, I am not a huge fan of eating a ton of radishes so I looked up recipes with radishes and apparently they are good cooked? I will post once they grow and I cook them:) Here is the recipe, if anyone has ever tired this or tries it let me know! 🙂
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Grilled-Radishes/Detail.aspx

  • 20 ounces radishes, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cube ice
  • salt and pepper to taste
    1. Preheat the grill for high heat.
    2. Place the radishes, garlic, butter, and ice cube on a double layer of aluminum foil large enough to wrap contents. Season with salt and pepper. Tightly seal foil around contents.
    3. Place foil packet on the grill, and cook 20 minutes, or until radishes are tender.
  • Onion & Cheese Omlet
    Also yesterday I made an omlet with onion tops!
    1 onion top chopped fine
    2 eggs
    1/4 cup of milk
    1/4 shredded cheese

    It was awesome! Just fired the onion with a tiny bit of butter, mixed the milk and eggs, fried and flipped and added the cheese!