Friday, 31 May 2013

Quilt Along: I am... between week 2-4 I think...

Good Morning!

I'm way behind on the quilt along, as I see the latest and LAST post for it on the blogs of the lovely ladies hosting!  Yipes! I am getting on it this weekend!  Working is really cramping my style these days....

Here are a few quick photos of my slow but steady progress:

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Summer Salads Series: Greek Quinoa Salad

I am all about salads for summertime.  I get easily bored of the same foods, and I get the food blahs quite often.  In the summer months, I find more motivation to make new things, and I'm not a by the book kind of cook.  I am a "what do I have on hand" kind.  This Victoria Day weekend was our first BBQ of the year, and I was inspired to create a salad for the occasion (and using on hand items from my fridge!)

This salad is easy to make.  The most taxing part is waiting for the quinoa to cook!  Or maybe the veggie slicing... either way, it only took about 4 minutes to throw together mix and chill.  That's it.  Ready to serve.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Foodie Friday: Delicious Chicken-Kabobs

Good Morning!!

Did you feel the earthquake this morning where you are??  It was a pretty scary 30 seconds here!  Some items fell off my walls!

I've been slacking in the recipe sharing department (and the laundry department, dishes, dusting, etc), but I think I'm actually coming up for air this weekend!  Could be because I will enjoy an entire week off starting Sunday!  YAY!

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Quilt Progress - Week 2 (A little late...)

Last week (Week 2 of the Quilt-Along) was the cutting phase of the project.  I am ALMOST done with the cutting.  I started on time, and then just didn't do anymore until yesterday.  I don't know what happened there, and I have no excuse.... But here is the progress! 

Mother's Day -- Quick Gifts

As of lately with the full-time job thing, we are shorter on time.  I wanted to make sure we didn't forget Mother's Day (like we sometimes do...).

The boys & I headed out shopping, and ended up at their favourite store.  (They LOVE Dollarama!).  I saw these cute boxes and got a super idea.....

Thursday, 2 May 2013

6 a.m. Crafting Moment

This morning was another early one.  I have been getting up with plenty of time to get ready for work, have a little breakfast & get to work early.  This morning (thanks to a certain little 1 year old), I had even more spare time.  While he was playing, I noticed that my boring looking stethoscope was sitting on my dresser dangerously close to my washi tape.  That's when I got the brilliant idea to decorate it!  

So here it is, with a bright and fun new appearance!  

This really brightened up the day, and only took a few minutes :)  

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Time to Balance....

This week has been interesting so far.  I have started back to my full-time job at the hospital.  This has been a huge adjustment for me.  I had anticipated the worst.... planned for it.  As it turns out, all the prior worrying that I suffered through about the kids starting with the sitter, and the meals being prepared... all that was for nothing!  Somehow, we are managing just fine!  

I have been making meal plans the night before (which is a big deal for me... I'm a 5 o'clock "what's for supper" kind of person).  I have even been packing my lunch for work at night and hubby is packing the kids.  Its crazy....

Last night we made it to the pool on time for swimming lessons, and tonight I even did some groceries after work. I know!  Amazing!