Thursday, January 31, 2013

Benches


 Last summer we pasted this coffee shop. 
And I tried to get pictures of these benches..
 
 But people were sitting on them.
The other day I past by...and got my pictures..
Our son is a woodworker. 
He loves to design and build projects. 
He designed and built these benches a couple years ago.
 There are a few restaurants in Downtown Edmonton 
where his benches reside.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Maple Sryup Snow Toffee

Maple Syrup from Quebec...
Heat it and pour it on snow..
Let it hardened a bit ...then
Roll it on a stick...
It is soft and delicious....
 I opted out and had Maple Sugar Candy Floss... it was yummy too!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ice Carvings

Well did you guess what that last picture was from yesterday?
 Yep! An Ice Snowslide!! Three in all! 
It was a blast for all who took the time to wait in line.
 My favourite
Ice Wall Corner




Home you enjoyed the 'trip' around the carvings.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Ice on Whyte

On the weekend hubby and I walked to the Ice Carving Festival. 
It was the perfect day! 
The sun was out...and it was only -10C 
...they say that is perfect for the carvers.
 Competitors were still working on their creations...
One day left to finish!
 Amazing what you can do with ice!
Friday the temperatures were on the plus side....
bad for the carvers...even with -10C...
They would put cardboard up to protect from the suns melting rays...
 The area was a 'construction site!
took so many pictures... it was all so amazing... 
I'll post some finished projects tomorrow...
Until then...can you guess what this is??

Thursday, January 24, 2013

This and That and Sunshine!

Its seems like a long time since I have seen the sun shine....
I walked and met hubby for lunch...and while we were eating...
 Out came the sun...
It's funny how much better you feel when the sun is out..

Thinking of sunshine... I remember singing the song 
'So Let the Sunshine in" ...when I was a little girl...
Haven't thought about that song for YEARS!!
Do you remember that song?

'So, let the sun shine in, face it with a grin
Smilers never lose and frowners never win
So, let the sun shine in, face it with a grin
Open up your heart and let the sun shine in'  

Happy Weekend...and remember to let the Sun shine in!

Linking with Sky Watch Friday 
 

Have you ever...

We were hungry for Chinese Food...
Just down the street from us...there is a Chinese Restaurant...
that has been in the city for many years
Yummy Food it was....
When we were done...
our waitress presented us with warm clothes....
 In a most unusual way!!
Interesting...
Have you ever been given a cloth in this manner?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Easy Peasy Dessert

My friend told me of this dessert that her and her sisters make. It sounded so easy....

Here is what I did...
Baked an Angel food cake..
(This makes a BIG dessert...if you are having it for a small group I would suggest freezing half the cake to use later)

 
Once it had cooled and was removed from the pan...

I broke the cake into piece into a serving dish.
Mix together a package of pudding according to the package directions. I used Butterscotch...but use you could use any kind you like!

I sprinkled it with toffee bits and chocolate chips. (Skor bars would work great too! or any goodies that go with your pudding type.... let you taste buds guide you:)
Top it with whipping cream...or if you like Cool Whip!!

Decorate how you like...
And there you have it... an Easy Peasy Dessert!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Warm Thoughts

Cozy Slippers...
Thanks to a thoughtful Blogging Friend...
Last December, Nancy from Wyomingbreezes had a contest...
She sent all contestants a gift.
I received this wonderful ball of yarn...
I would of loved to knit a pair of socks...but have been away from knitting and crocheting for some years...so instead of tackling the socks...
I crochet a pair of simple slippers...
Thank you Nancy!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Changing Weather..

Well our 'warm' weather changed...and with the change comes snow... 
I do not like driving on highways in the winter... 

 This is why. 
We were held up for 1 hour...
Have you every had to 'wait' on the highway?
What do you think about when you wait??

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Perspective...

Interesting...
Have you heard about 
 the 'cold' weather they had down south...
I checked the weather map today and some places were still 'cold'...36 F.....

Meanwhile up here we are having a 'heat wave'.... 
it is a beautiful +1 C (34 F) ...we even reached a high of +8 C...
time to get the shorts out:)) (and flip flops)

Makes taking a walk a little dangerous... 
you never know when you will get a mud bath...
Not as pretty as the snow...
But not to worry our cold will be back!!

So where you live.... is it cold??
or is it warm??
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Connecting with Blogger Friends...

I don't have to tell you ...if you are a blogger,
That even though you are miles apart...
You do 'connect' with your blogger friends. 

Well today I had the wonderful opportunity to 
CONNECT over a 'cup of coffee' with one of my Blogger Friends.
It was great to meet her in person! 
She is truly an amazing person...
Check out her blog!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Salad Time

Spinach Waldorf Salad
Tis the month to shed those holiday pounds... 
Trying a few new salads!!

Oh She Glows

Friday, January 11, 2013

2013 Thoughts....

It's hard to believe that it has been almost two weeks since we were wishing one another a 
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year??...
isn't that what we all wish for 'Happiness'.....
But life happens....I got the news that friends....
lost their son in an accident...
this wasn't the first child that they lost...
it was the 3rd adult child they lost in their life....

Sickness...

Heartbreaks.... 

start the New Year...

How do we find a 'Happy' New year...

Last year I read the book 1000 Gifts 
'A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are"
 by Ann Voskamp

Thankfulness' is the main theme in the book....
Thankfulness for ALL that comes our way...

Thankfulness is something we have to learn.....

May 2013 be a year of learning to be thankful for all that comes.... 
We may not see God in the things that happen this year...but HE is there!!

"Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. AT first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing He is getting the drains in right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you know that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in  ways that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of..throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards, You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage; but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself."

C.S. Lewis




Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Patio Visitor

 He thought we couldn't see him!
Little did he know!!