Saturday, June 29, 2013


Day 180: fun day of shopping with Michelle and Bronwyn. Great geekery store!

Friday, June 28, 2013


day 179: we actually gave daddy his gifts last night, since he was leaving for a soccer tournament today.  kid in a candy store with his new liverpool beats headphones!  happy birthday honey!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


day 178: took the pooch out for a run tonight.  miss b and her favorite furry friend :)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


it has been a crazy few days here in calgary.  don't know if you've seen it on the news, but the city experience catastrophic flooding starting on thursday and we are still recovering.  we were some of the lucky ones, but too many weren't.

 day 171: thursday it rained a lot and there a bit of flooding in this train underpass that we use a fair amount.  it sits right next to the elbow river and floods often, so initially, this wasn't surprising.

 day 172: friday was a very different story.  this is the iconic Calgary Stampede grounds as see from Scotsmans' Hill where our house sits. it is completely underwater and you can't even tell where the river normally runs.

 day 173: saturday it finally stopped raining and we had a lovely blue sky, but the reality of the destruction was still devastating.

 day 174: our neighborhood was one of the lucky ones, since it sits quite high, but we were still surrounded by water and closed roads.  nothing to do but pull weeds and spread mulch that had been delivered on wednesday.  clearly the dogs find gardening exhausting.

 day 175: only a few days later and you can hardly tell there was ever a flood!  the calgary stampede will go on starting july 5th, come hell or high water!

 day 176: a much needed sleep in with figo, the bed hog.

day 177: the bed hog is especially fond of a freshly made bed.  grrrrr!

with soccer last week and the flooding this week, i am super behind on my brooches.  there's one waiting on photos, but i'll get back in the studio next week!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Day 170: cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Completely socked in!


day 167: happy father's day, daddy! 

 day 168: ian is in cape cod on "business". nuff said.

day 169: gorgeous sunrise, right before the sky opened up with some more rain :)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

#164 and 165

 day 164: no, those aren't medieval torture devices.  it's pilates!  in calgary, visit lisa at Toned to the Core, for your weekly torture :)

day 165: kiss your babies, the world is ending!  stacey is wearing teal.
bronwyn: mom, you're scaring me.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

#162 and 163

Day 162: beautiful sunny afternoon. My view from the backyard couch. Must...stay...awake...

Day 163: according to the web, June 12th is the 163 day of the year. Somewhere along the way, I missed a day!  No idea where, but in the interest of getting back on track, here's the sky at soccer practice tonight. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Day 161: I picked up a little Rajdoot for dinner and ate way too much butter chicken!

Monday, June 10, 2013


Day 160: a game, a practice and daddy out of town means subway for dinner and gifts in the car. He doesn't really seem to mind. Happy birthday finny-bean!!

Sunday, June 09, 2013

#158, #159 and BAW52/23

 day 158: fun time making a candy bar for our godson's graduation party.  congratulations logan!

 day 159 & BAW52/23: this week's brooch is another embellished slice of wood.  more ocd dots and bits of granulated, distressed silver.

 here it is with last week's brooch

and here are the backsides with addition dots and the pin backs.

Friday, June 07, 2013

#157 and the Cookbook Illo

day 157: finn admires the candy bar for his birthday sleepover.  
i must be nuts enabling 3 boys to get all sugared up!

here's the finished product for my page of the ramsay community cookbook!  i got the entrees section :) the original artwork will be up for auction during the stampede!  it all goes to support the community, so bid high and bid often :)

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Wednesday, June 05, 2013


Day 155: went with Finn's class to the constructed wetlands for a bit of pond dipping and critter identification. Beautiful day with a great group of kids!

Tuesday, June 04, 2013


Day 154: figo has given his stamp of approval on the new summer bedding. 

Monday, June 03, 2013


day 153: rain, rain, please leave town, all the plants are starting to drown!

Sunday, June 02, 2013


#22 in the brooch-a-week challenge.  revisited the dots on slices of branch motif.  having fun with it, bit of an aboriginal feel, or something you'd find in africa.


 day 148: rainy, dreary day, but still sunny and bright at the garden center.

 day 149: about to take my anniversary gift out for a spin!  happy 20th honey!

 day 150: anniversary dinner at Alloy, highly recommended!

 day 151: finally a sunny morning to enjoy the 3rd level deck!

day 152: Calgary Humane Society Dog Jog!  very wet, but fun and B raised over $550!