Saturday, July 30, 2016

My brothers mantle is now mine!!!


This is a double mantle that my talented,wonderful and loving brother Kirk made!!!
 I looooooooove itπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
I have been wanting one for a long time

and everytime I go to his house I tell him....I want it....and 
so they decided to do over their living room 
and this piece was "up in the air" 
whether it should go or stay......

well you know what side I was on!!!πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ 
And it was decided that it would go to 
his lovely wonderful fantastic sister!!! Lol

Can you say pleased and tickled pink!!??? 

I put it up,as is,temporarily, until I can figure out 
What to do with it.

Now it is stained and varnished but there are scratches on it.

I know, I know, some of you would say leave it as is,as my brother would too (he thinks everything should be stained woodπŸ™„) but his sister is different.
Not that I have anything against wood but it just would not match my decor!😳

It has to be painted! Yes painted! I'm thinking white paint. Fresh clean white paint. 

The great thing about the way he made it is the top comes off!!!

I get 2 mantles for the price of one! Oh yeah, I didn't pay for it. 😜 
The top one is going in another room. 

The bottom one, I plan on making a box under it to lift it up and probably have a few drawers too. The inside needs a back of some kind, possibly a shelf too. 

Anyway hoping to get this project done before summer is over. Will post picture when I get it done. 

Ttyl πŸ˜„❤️πŸ˜„

PS. For those of you who don't know this is a painting I did a few weeks ago
But this is not the painting that will go there as it is too small once I
Take out the top mantle. I will have to make another large painting or 
something for that spot. 
Never liked the wall was supposed to be silver grey but it looks too lilac! Changing the colour to a warmer grey, like the floor.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Love bites for Brody!!

I found these cute miniature cupcake liners and I
thought it would make the perfect size cupcakes 
for my grandson Brody

I am always on Pinterest finding recipes among other wonderful things and so I found this recipe for vanilla cupcakes. I did not add as much sugar as it called as I don't want the little one to have too 
much sugar so I skimped slightly.Here is the great recipe I used...

I started  to put strawberries inside the batter but then I thought....
I don't like cooked fruit and wasn't sure if and how it would cook so 
I only added strawberries in a few. Turned out fine though.


After they were cooked I wanted to make them a bit more "healthy"
 so I scooped out the middle and added cut up strawberry pieces.

I made a flour frosting with flour and milk cooked in a pan over 
medium heat until it thickens to the consistency of frosting and then I added beating it well,
a small amount of sugar, just enough to sweeten it, probably 1/4 cup, I also threw in some cut up 
strawberries too.It usually asks for 1 cup of sugar but again, I didn't want too much sugar for Brody. 
Then I frosted the cupcakes and added another piece of strawberry on top.

This one is for Brody



He liked picking off the strawberry on top

Brody cuddling with his mom enjoying his little cupcake

Mine! πŸ˜‰


This is what I did with the left over middles from the cupcakes
I cut up more strawberries added a dab of frosting and a tablespoon
organic sugar covered it and put it in the fridge until it was juicy. 
This was a great snack for me! 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The perfect blend of fruit juice




I think I've found the perfect blend of fruit juice. You can taste every fruit equally well.
 Such great syrupy goodness!!! Yummmmmm!!! It really is like drinking syrup when you have grapes in there!
Here is the recipe:

1 Apple
1 Orange
1 good handful of grapes
1 good handful of strawberries

You can substitute a handful of whatever kind of fruits you like.

Notice the correct colours on the fruits. I've been teaching my grandson his colours over and over and over and I guess I'm still in that teaching mode. Lol Now you know your fruit colours! πŸ˜‰

I have been juicing off and on for many years, in my opinion you cannot buy juice this good!! So fresh and it feels so great knowing you are putting great things in your body. You are getting the vitamins of all those fruits in one shot
 I should be drinking them everyday but I have a tendency to want to grab something quick and easy to eat instead of something healthy unfortunately😏. 
At times I have drank fruit juice for breakfast and lunch and then had a regular meal for supper for a week or moreThe benefits are amazing! The burst of energy you get is fantastic, there is nothing like a natural high! Besides that losing a few pounds when you need to is always good
I am trying to do that now but haven't succeeded yet. My husband and daughter are junky eaters and so when I decide to eat healthier they come along and say we should get ice cream (chocolate of course) tonight and I'm like no I'm trying to eat healthy and then I think about it for two hours and say ok, go get the ice cream...sigh. I will get it after a while, just takes me a to get into it but once I really set my mind to it I'm good

Bonsoir πŸ˜„

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

How not to get paint on your baby painter

I don't know how to keep paint off of him and I don't want to!!! 😍😍😍

 Are you kidding???  Why would you want to keep paint off of such cuteness???
They go together so well! Mom's and dad's, grandpa's and grandma', caretakers, let your cuties get good and dirty with Paint at least once, and take pictures and send them to me, I would love to see them.
This little Brody just loves painting!πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’œ❤️ 
I have a chair set up at the table with a plastic tablecloth on it that I got a few of at
the dollar store and the chair has a booster seat on it so he can reach the table and so whenever he feels like painting he goes and pulls out his chair and cries and tries to get up on the chairHe is only 15 months old and is only saying some words yet but he sure knows how to get his point across when he wants something. πŸ˜„


His Masterpiece with his grandma's help. 
I kind of have to guide him to put his paint brushes in the water and then in the paint and on the watercolour paper but he knows how it's done. He is getting better and better with every painting!  So far he has made 7 paintings.
You can buy these paint supplies at Walmart. I think the watercolours cost around $8.00
and the watercolour paper pad around the same, give or take. Fairly inexpensive and it will give your "adorable gift of God" hours and hours of enjoyment


Those little hands (quite big in his case) can go fast!  πŸ˜„

Examining the paint

I wonder why toddlers want to put EVERYTHING in their mouths?? I had to stop him so many times! 
I don't think these paints are toxic but still, I don't think it's good to put in your mouth...

I just love these colourful pictures with tiny pudgy hands, so adorable 😘😘😘



Making sure he is rubbing it in good here, good thing it is washable!!!

Having fun!

Huh, are you still taking pictures of me? πŸ˜‰


He looooooves dipping his brush/brushes into the water!

We have to hold it tight though or it would be all over the place!

Amazing he didn't get any on his shirt or shorts! It does come off if it does though. I have to find him some kind of  vinyl bib.



I am making a collection of his framed paintings and will try to fill a wall with them.

Brody and I say Adios, until next time πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•