Thursday, 12 July 2012

A little paint goes a long way

Do you love Michaels? I do. And by love I mean LOVE. When I was a kid I thought it was pretty boring, but either Michael's has changed, or I have.  I could spend a whole day (and a whole paycheck) in there.

Yesterday I got a stack of 7 12x12 canvases for 29 bucks. I was pretty excited about it, especially because we're moving in a few weeks and I am excited to do some decorating. The kids too!

The kids bathroom is also the guest bathroom, and so I picked a nice "bluebird" blue paint colour and a white shower curtain. I wanted it to still look fun with a bit of colour, so I let the kids paint some art for the wall in there. This is courtesy of Hayden. It's his Chocha (Auntie) Amanda taking a walk in some flowers.  Not bad for a 3 year old!

This is Oliver, who painted himself (who else?). I'm diggin' the cowboy boots.

They got to share the third canvas and decided on a rainbow. Can't wait to see these up in August!

This one is for the baby's room (ok, he will be one in 3 is this happening?! I am still calling him the baby whether he likes it or not).

This too.

I just have a thing for owls.

Now this one I'm excited about. These kids have a wicked awesome grandma who made them a pirate room. Duvet covers, pillows, lampshades, curtains. She even added a treasure chest with chocolate coins inside, a pirate puzzle, and costumes. I will definitely put some pictures up when we've moved.  All we needed was some art for the walls. I had a lot of fun with this one.  

Truth. They do.

I can't wait to get it all up and see it on the walls!


Monday, 2 July 2012

Raspberry Cream Pie

I loooooove raspberries. I think they are superior to strawberries in every way. More flavourful, juicier, bite size. Love 'em. But they do seem to go bad pretty quick. I had a whole bunch to use up and I was fresh out of ideas.

When this happens, I usually wait until inspiration hits, or I call up Leah, because she's usually full of them. Today I founds myself on and let me tell you, that woman is never out of ideas. I just borrowed one of hers.

You can find her recipe here.

It's scrumptious. I  can't remember the last time I used that word, but I like it. It's gonna be a thing.