Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hello! Happy Thursday!
Just popping in to update.
I will be at the RED DEER Farmer's Market
this Saturday from 8 to 12:30 :)

As some of you may have read, I got my Etsy Shop up
and running last week, and Etsy is even more awesome than
I thought! There are so many amazing things on there, plus
my Alberta Street Teamies are SUPER & sooo much help!
(Thank you !)

Jacob is there :) He was recently featured with
whole bunch of other cool stuff!
You should stop by and check it out :)
Hope you are having a great week!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sunny, Sunny Days

Hello! Happy Wednesday!
A few summery thing happening. Flowers are in
FULL bloom! And there has been a wee bit of
suntanning too. Klip isn't "into" it much, but
Domo ..he bought these super cool frog glasses,
and he loves to hang out on the patio!
Of course they are not only super stylish, but they
have awesome UV protection as well.
I took a quick peek through my flower beds, and
even though we have had ALOT of rain, everything is
nearly blooming, my lillies are just on the verge of
all opening. Yay!
These are Dinnon's favorites.. I am not entirely sure
of the name of lilly, but I did assure him he should
not be climbing them --> he didn't listen.
Beware : You should not try this at home.
He is now covered with all this lovely
orange powder from the centers.
He will definitely be needing a bath.

Hope you are having a great week!

Monday, July 19, 2010

C is for Cookie, and Cookies are for Everyone!

Hello! Happy Monday :)
A little random post today, but a yummy one!
Who doesn't like Chocolate Chip Cookies? AND.. Monsters? :)
Meet Vloot, he is dashing little monster I have hanging out
in my Etsy shop right now..and he decided to help me out
with baking cookies this weekend.
Monsters love cookies, especially chocolate chip!
We made sure to put a fair amount in, and mix
them up really good :)
This recipe makes about 6 dozen cookies, which in my house
lasts only about a WEEK. It took me a loooong time to
master the soft, chewychocolate chip cookie, but thanks to my
Aunt Corrinne, I finally succeeded!
Want the recipe?? Here it is!

Super Ninja Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 Cups Margarine ( I use the boxed kind, 4 squares)
Melt this for 1 minute and 4 seconds in your microwave
Once melty, add 1 cup Brown Sugar
& 2 Cups White Sugar

- Cream together, but do not overmix

Then Add :
4 eggs, 1 at a time, mixing a little between each one
4 tsp Vanilla

Beat until light and fluffy

Add : 4 to 5 cups of flour
2 tsp baking soda

I add 4 cups of flour, and depending on the
consistency, I may add up to another cup.
So many things affect this, like the weather..
weird, but true! Play with it a little, you can
always add MORE, you can't take it out.

Then Add 4 CUPS of chocolate chips.

Mix in with a wooden spoon, drop by spoonsfuls
onto ungreased baking sheet.

Bake @ 325 for 10 minutes, flip pan around, and
bake another 2 minutes.

Enjoy!

A Couple of Vloot Tips :

The first batch ALWAYS cooks faster, it might
not take the whole 12 minutes, maybe
check them at 8 & then flip the pan.

You don't want them super BROWN when you take
them out of the oven. If you leave them on the cookie
sheet for 5 minutes after you take them out of the oven,
they cool, and continue to bake a wee bit more.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Drum Roll Please...!


Hey! Happy Monday :)
There was a total of 10 Entries for the Monster Give Away,
And they were as follows :
1. Heather
2. Teresa
3. Monique
4. Laura
5. Candy
6. Lisa
7. Tracy
8. Casie
9. Karen
10. Amanda
And the winner is....
#4! Laura :) Congratulations!
Thanks to everyone that entered!
There will be more monstery competitions in the future :)
Have a great week!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Happy Friday!

Hello! Happy HOT Friday. 28 today, Yikes! It's gonna
be a scorcher! The monsters, they love the heat, their
fabulous sprinkler jumpers, and perfectly dry off
afterwards in the sun :) They say bring on the popsicles! I came across these cute little socks, and was really hoping
the at I wouldn't have to cut any of the reptiles out of them
to get their little body shape.And here they are! Tattooed Monsters! I know the little croc guy
is upside down.. but that just add more character.. right? :)I have had a busy week, trying to get up my stock..
and my least favorite part... is the arms.
I have been told, that babies sometimes SUCK the arms off,
and of course, that is a choking hazard! So, I do have a few
armless little monster people around :)

A moment to catch you up :

I have my Etsy shop open, and 7 monsters are awaiting adoption.
Etsy is a little complicated,and there is ALOT to learn!

I joined the Alberta Street Team, and the awesome ladies there
have give me tonnes of info to help me out! Thanks!

Today is the LAST Day to enter to win a FREE Monster!
So, if you haven't already done so, check out this post. I will
posts the results this Sunday!

Today from 4 to 7:30 I will be at the Sylvan Farmer's Market
Tomorrow from 8 to 12:30, I will be at the Red Deer Market
And July 17th, I will be at the Sylvan Artisan Market from 10 to 4

Have a super fab weekend!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Etsy

Hello! Happy Monday :)
As posted last week, I had a craft sale on
Saturday in Sylvan Lake, in which I met
some lovely, lovely ladies :) All of which are involved with Etsy, and the
Alberta Street Team :) So I decided to jump
on the bandwagon, and join their group AND get
some monstery goodness up on Etsy.

The above 7 monsters were all listed today. Yay!

I have alot of "Etsyness" to learn, please bear with me.
In your spare time check out a few fellow crafters...

Abby with My Happy Home
Lisa with My Other Life
Meg with The Meg Shop
Candy with Maceme

And.. of course STUF'D :D

P.S. You only have 4 more sleeps to enter to
win the FREE monster!! If you haven't already
done so... I'm waiting :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!!

Happy 143rd Birthday to Canada :)
We have a family day planned!
First we are off to ECLIPSE, yahoo! Then dinner
with the kids, and then off to see more Fireworks!
Of course we had to make cake :) It's a birthday!
We made Lemon Cupcakes w/ Lemon Buttercream...
and oh my, so good! A MUST try :)
I found the recipe --> here!
Yum, the perfect lemony goodness :)

Last night we did check out the local
fireworks here in Innisfail :)
They are so pretty, they never get tiring.

If you haven't done so already.. please enter to win
a FREE monster, celebrating my 400 FB Fans :)
Fill out my little questionaire, and email your answers
by July 9th. That's it!

THAT blog post is ----> Here. Good Luck!