another birthday

B turned 7 today. he got to celebrate by going to his best friends birthday party. than we had a BBQ and cake and took the boys to see Ratatouille(very cute! we all loved it!)

his card from Auntie Erica; a shaker card and the card i made him. he saw me making it and told me how he wanted it lol. than he stamped the happy birthday-just missed getting all the *y* on

who doesn't love a sale?

Country Folk Quilting is having a fabric clearance right now. great prices and if you empty a bolt, you get your name entered into a draw to win $25 towards a class in the fall.

i've been twice now(and i'll probably go again!) and got these yummy fabrics

snack saturday

my favorite side dish with anything BBQ'd

2 zucchinis chopped
various red/yellow/orange peppers chopped-you want all the veggies done in chunks

grill on BBQ for roughly 8 minutes. you don't want them soggy
place in dish and lightly coat with Italian dressing and Parmesan cheese
toss together and enjoy

school's out for summer

had a busy two days wrapping up the school year. yesterday J was awarded a citizenship award in the year end assembly. sorry about the picture quality-the lightening was horrible

his class than performed a song using the rain sticks they had made in class. his teacher said that each rain stick has 100 safety pins-i hope its a well made stick!

today was A's graduation. i can't believe my baby is going into high school this fall! again, super crappy pictures-one unimpressed mom lol. A is soooo excited for September, he is the only student out of both grade 6 classes not going to the same middle school as everyone else. we have A enrolled in a local private school and he can't wait to start. Jim and i are thrilled how excited A is about it

and one last shot of B at his desk-his report card was amazing!

tempting tuesday!!

comment on THIS post, i will draw a winner Tuesday evening. winner gets their choice of any card i posted in the month of June. good luck!!

and the winner is-Busy Quilt Mom! email me your snail mail and the card you'ld like and i will mail that off too. thanx for playing everyone


over at Aunt T's Paper Arts. it closes on Tuesday so hurry over!

day at the beach

went with B's class to Crescent Beach in White Rock today. weather was iffy-was raining here when we left but the closer we got to the beach, the sunnier it became.

it's alive!
hey, where are my feet?
white rock-get it? lol

digging for treasure

quilt monday

the last of the Spongebob quilts lol. B was so upset that he didn't get one too, i had enough squares from the other boys' quilts to make this one for him

blog help

anyone know how to make your blog wider? i'm finding mine too narrow. i'll take any and all suggestions-and pass them onto Jim to figure out lol!!


spent yesterday putting this quilt together. i added an extra row today(wanted it more square than it was) and was putting the borders on when i discovered-not enough fabric! *gasp* it was a kit but lucky for me, mom has some of this Moda Chocolat fabric hidden away and i can get a piece from her

quilt monday will be later tomorrow afternoon/evening. i'm going with B's class(and 4 others) to the beach tomorrow for the day. and lucky us, it's supposed to pour alllllll day. ugh


someone is in BIG trouble!

barn stars

i've been searching for these for a few months now. saw some done up on Splitcoast and really wanted to do one for us.

i found some at our London Drugs stores. ours is quite large. i didn't realize how big until i got it home lol. i've hung it on the wall already- i haven't decided yet what colors i'll use to alter it. i love the look of it

snack saturday


8 manicotti shells
2 c. cottage cheese
3 oz. pkg. softened cream cheese
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 c. chopped parsley
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 green onion, sliced
1/8 tsp. salt
1 (15 oz.) marinara sauce

Cook manicotti shells in boiling water until barely cooked as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
Combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, parsley, egg, onion and salt; mix well. Fill the shells with this mixture. Arrange in lightly oiled baking dish, cover with the marinara sauce and the other 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

yard work

was very excited to see that my climbing hydrangea is blooming this year! it seems to be much happier in its new sunny location

my little garden stakes from Ikea-should have gotten more. love how their legs wave in the wind

finally the last rock into the rock garden! now i can buy more plants lol!!

hot off the presses

my third quilted quilt in a week-i am on a roll!

this is for an upcoming baby shower. quilted with Happy Times by Lorien-great pattern. to see more detail, click on the picture to make it larger

Happy Thursday-1 more week of school!!

teacher gifts

M has his preschool graduation on Wednesday. i'm already teary. not for the fact that he is going to be in kindergarten soon, but for the fact that our friendship with our preschool is coming to a close.

B attended there one year as well, M has gone for two years. it's a YMCA preschool and i only chose it when we moved here for the reason that it is located right on the elementary school grounds.

the school is fantastic, i have no complaints. the teachers are amazing and it's going to be hard come Friday when their year is over.

here is the gift we got the preschool teachers(and B and J's teachers as well. sorry for the bad picture!) for this school year(i forget i had to print M's pictures tonight so i ran out to Shopper's Drug Mart and just printed them all an hour ago lol)
had to finish up the cards as well. glad i had colored in the Bella's yesterday!

signs from above

loading a quilt onto the machine wrong 4 times. having the thread break half an inch in and end up quilting the entire row without thread(stop laughing). if i had listened and given up, than i wouldn't have accomplished this today

i honestly believe, this is the best i have ever quilted. i was fantastic-90% of my flower points are bang on. i hadn't done this pattern before(Florina by Lorien-gorgeous floral). mom was away from the studio today, i was 3/4s finished the quilt when she returned. i rocked today. my customer is going to love this quilt

weekend fun

had a very busy weekend! from B's birthday party and a baby shower Friday night to Jim ending up working all day Saturday than he and i went off to see Tim McGraw and Faith Hill(fantastic! if you are going, it was awesome!!) Than a quick Father's Day lunch and off to the airport went to Jim.

i took some pictures today of M to give his teachers for their year end gift. i thought it would be cute to have him and all his stuffed ducks-i think he has enough lol!!

snack saturday

one of my personal favorites

Tolberone Cheesecake

1-1/4 cups chocolate Baking Crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 pkg. (250 g each) Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Smooth Peanut Butter
1 cup sugar
2 bars (100 g each) TOBLERONE Swiss Milk Chocolate, chopped, divided
1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided

1 MIX crumbs and butter; press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate 10 min.
2 BEAT cream cheese, peanut butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Stir half of the chocolate into cream cheese mixture. Gently stir in 1 cup of the whipped topping. Spoon over crust. Refrigerate 3 hours.
3 MICROWAVE remaining 1/2 cup whipped topping and chocolate in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min.; cool slightly. Pour over cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

baby shower

i was invited to a baby shower for tonight. i don't know the mom all that well but its a night out to snuggle a new little one right? lol

i wanted to make something and was inspired by Cindy's altered letters so i thought i would give them a try

i struggled with the embellishments on these-can't use flowers on a boy's name lol. i also painted the back and the sides as well.

made a quick card too
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