Thursday, November 24, 2011

First Snowfall of the Year

Crafty Idea #7 - Dry Erase Menu Board

Here is a very quick craft I finished last weekend - a homemade dry-erase board.  I got the idea off of pinterest (surprise, surprise ;) and had all of the supplies already.  Basically, its just a picture frame with some scrapbook paper mod-podged onto it. 

I love quick and simple little crafts that allow you to 'customize' your item so that it fits your home. The colour scheme I chose matches my kitchen wonderfully!

Oh, and sorry for the increasing amount or dark and/or blurry pictures.... and it won't be getting better any time soon either.  I live in Canada, and that means that from October to January, its pitch-dark by 5: 00pm!!! This means any and all of the pictures I take during the week will no longer have the benefit of natural lighting... I find this quite sad.  I'm having such a hard time taking good pictures during the winter months, and yet there seems to be so much stuff I want to photograph....I've been trying to wait and take pictures on the weekends (which is why my posts aren't so evenly spaced anymore) but most of the days are overcast and grey.  It looks like one of my new photography challenges this season will be mastering this new winter environment :)  Wish me luck!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Many Adventures of Circus

The Last Pictures of Fall (that is a snow storm brewing in the distance)

Breakfast Stuffin' Muffin

I know I mention how much I love the Kraft What's cooking magazine/website quite often, but I can't help it.  If I try one of their recipes, there is a 90% chance that I will fall in love with it and add the recipe to my 'favourites'. The 'Stuffin' Egg Muffin' recipe featured below is no exception!  These little guys were soooo much fun to make, very filling and tasty, and also extremely portable, which is a plus for me. My only variation from the original recipe (which you can find here) was adding the green onions on top.

Here they are right before going in the oven

And here they are cooling down

MMmmmmm MMMMmmmmm Good

To Blog or Not to Blog???

If anyone out there frequents my blog regularly (I don't think there is, but just in case ;)  I apologize for my lack of posts recently.  I've been having a hard time finding the motivation to post... My blog was first started as a way for my family back home to have a glimpse into my life out here in BC.

However, in the last little while, I have felt less compelled to post for the sole reason that I can get away with it.  I don't have a huge following, and I know my close family members check this place out when they get a chance, but I don't really know how often they visit... This month, I have learned that being my own motivator is both a blessing and a curse.  I don't feel pressured to post, I don't feel the need to popularize my blog but at the same time, I don't have anything driving me to keep this blog up for any reason other than my own fulfillment

And so, I have decided that I will continue to blog, because it brings me happiness to do so.  This blog will become more of an online journal, I will use this space to express my thoughts and opinions about the things that are currently relevant in my life. I will continue to explore many topics, because I do not want to feel restricted in anyway.  I am very excited to get back into blogging and have a new found desire to blog even more, or at least make my posts more real, expressive and honest.  Here we go!