Thursday, January 22, 2015

Happy 2015

Christmas came and went in a blur, as usual. But it was also lovely. My boys spoiled me this year, we had nearly 2 weeks off together, that never happens anymore. You start to realize as they get older that time really is precious. xx

It was VERY cool to ship monsters off to Germany, Scotland, and the US during the Christmas season. I love handmade, and find more people appreciate the love and uniqueness that goes into it. So thank you for the monster love! 

I have been stitching away continuously, hoping to keep my etsy shop plump, and besides Whistler, I have a few monsters going to Northwest Baby Co. in GP.
I am hoping to keep up with the blogging in the New Year. Sherman is getting excited for Valentine's crafts and baking :)

Loving the little smirks on these guys lately.

Will post soon! xx

Friday, December 5, 2014

20 More Sleeps

Hard to believe that Christmas will be here and gone before we know it! I am nearly done my shopping, besides my boys. Online shopping has been seriously awesome this year though! One more trip to the mall, and I will be done ;) Wrapping is my fave!
I have a couple orders to finish up this weekend, superheros :) And I have been adding to my etsy shop every couple of days :) You can check them out here.
My mom always called this the "expensive cheese" when I was a kid. And the only time we had it, was when they ordered cheese trays (normally at Christmas). Because I can... I have been buying these for my kids every week for 10 years now :) And these festive wrappers make them that much better! Seriously, get some :)
Leroy, away from the knives, fit perfectly in the cutlery drawer. My boys are not keen on him. Yet.

I'm going to think about some holidays baking next week. Some faves are of course the Nuts and Bolts, Whipped Shortbread, and these Cookie Bites! This post, has some awesome recipes too!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Spruce Meadows = Christmas Spirit :)

A day trip to Calgary, waiting for my auto start to be put in my truck (yahoo), left us with a free day to shop and tour. - My husband LOVES both. ha  One of my bestest friends was working at Spruce Meadows for the day, so we stopped in to visit. I had no idea this place even existed. But for 3 weekends in Nov / Dec, it turns into Spruce Meadows Christmas Market. It's a HUGE craft sale, full of Christmas goodness :) Definitely puts you in the spirit!
Like these awesome Scottish Singers, who were singing my song :) Bring Back my Bonnie to me :)

I met Dancer and Dasher :)

And the lights and decorations were amazing! So festive, and so pretty. Sherman was a little under the weather (meaning I forgot him at home). But next time he will definitely be coming with us. Check out their website here, to see all the stuff they have going on :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sherman & Leroy Day 2

So yesterday, we met Leroy. 

Then this happened .....
Impressive balancing act... but I thought I might find them making crafts, playing lego, eating cheese. Something along those lines.

 I think Sherman is looking pretty proud here, although I am not sure how long he planned on sitting on the gumball machine, or why.
But he is definitely underestimating Leroy.
I think December is going to be interesting, to say the least ;)



 I am going to try my best to keep up with some festive favorties this month, and hopefully make a habit of it :) On the top of my list, Tims festive cups :) I'm not sure if these were around last year, and I just wasn't a coffee drinker, but I love them :) And my hubby loves that I sing "festive cups" everytime we get them! Ha My latest fave is earl grey with 1 cream, 1 sugar :) Reminds me of visiting my gramps, and dunking arrowroots in tea.

 We've added a little mischevious elf to traditions this year :) His name is Leroy, Sherman and him are sure to be BFF's :)

Happy December!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Helllllooo August

Yet again, I've had a few log in issues, but think (fingers crossed) I've got it figured out!

Sherman has been hibernating, it's been way to hot to cook, bake, sleep! I am looking forward to cooler weather in September!

I have managed to keep up sewing, with majority of my stock going to Summit Lodge in Whistler :) 

I recently updated my Flickr page, and you can 
check out 700 + monster pics here :)

Hope you're having a great summer!
 I hope to be back posting soon! xx

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Where in the World is Masaka, Uganda?

 Recently, a friend of mine mentioned her dad was heading off to Uganda this month on a mission. I don't think I really understood what it was all about until I sat down and had coffee with Bruce, and read up a little more about it here, and here. Long story short, 9 people off to Masaka, Uganda to help out, in most any way they can. Currently fundraising for children, schools, families. To help them buy chickens, pigs, pay school fees, & access to clean water. 

In the article you will read, they are going to give a "hand up", not a "hand out." Helping the locals learn to sustain themselves.

100% of the proceeds go to the people of Uganda. 
 So, these little guys will be making the journey over there as well. A rather small contribution, but usually a given smile if nothing else.
Monsters love kids, and kids love monsters, so they are of course excited! Annnnd, we've been told that banana's are quite popular as well. Monsters + Kids & Banana's = Love
 I'm excited to hear about the trip,  and hope to update when I can :)