Today is my nephew's 3rd birthday - HAPPY BIRTHDAY EDWARD!
It's also New Year's Eve - we're spending it at my brother's place, playing games like Smart Ass & Cranium. How are you celebrating?
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
I did some Christmas baking all weekend. My favourites are the coconut balls & truffles I make - they're a lot of work though. If you're looking for all the taste and none of the effort, check out nikid's chocolate - you can't go wrong! I'm particularly fond of her nut clusters.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
So my exam yesterday went really well. I found it pretty easy - and realized how much I miss exams. Yes, I know. I'm a loser. A nerdy one at that. :)
Then the graduate student federation had their holiday ball. It was SO much fun! Of course we were super smart and remembered to take zero pictures... but I felt fabulous in my dress. Maybe I'll try to convince Pat to get re-dressed so we can take a picture this morning...
There was a raffle - and each ticket you had a guess as to how many Ependorf tubes were in this jar. I guess 112, 87 and 72. My friend guessed 112 too! How random! My friend also won the big door prize - a large basket of goodies. Then my other friend won a sweatshirt. And then it was my turn! I won a $50 gift certificate at a posh little clothing store. SWEET! Our table CLEANED UP the prizes! :D
THEN. They revealed how many tubes were in the jar - 87!!! NO WAY! I WON! Again! This time $20 at a coffee shop.
So, all in all a VERY good night! Now today, my mom is coming down with my grandparents for my cousin's birthday - so my mom will be staying the night. Fun!
Friday, December 11, 2009
My Molecular Pathology exam starts at 1 today. This is my first Master's level exam - but I'm not too worried. Should go well.
Tonight, I'm celebrating at the Holiday Ball. I picked up the cutest dress at Le Chateau - I can't wait!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
These little portfolios are completely customizable - you choose the colour, words, string and 5 out of 7 prints. Once you're done drawing, you can frame your art!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
This weekend I pulled out all my decorations & put up my tree - I'm finally getting into the spirit of the season! This month has crept up so quickly! Only 2 more weeks until I head home for Christmas! Yay!
Recently, I was searching for a holiday pin for my coat and came across this adorable porcelain one from HolidayDesigns. Sweet!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I have a booth at the Holiday Maker's Market today! It runs from 10 - 3 at Christ's Church Cathedral (in Hamilton).
I think I'm ready. I have everything stacked by the door. I only forgot to get change yesterday, but we have lots of time to do that this morning. We're going to pick up the rental car at 8. I put both of my shops in vacation mode so I don't sell anything twice. Yes, I think I'm ready!
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! I'm getting pretty nervous / excited! Can't wait!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Ooooooh, this original coloured pencil drawing by bluebirdhill is absolutely stunning! I'm amazed at what this artist can do with pencil crayons ... the workmanship is exquisite and very, very realistic!
This piece reminds me a lot of the mouth of the Veuve - my parents live on that river still & a lot of my childhood was spent in & on that river. Swimming, boating, skating, ice fishing. Ah, happy memories! I'm really looking forward to going home for Christmas!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
What are you doing Saturday? Nothing? Want to come to my craft show?
I'll have a booth in the Maker's Market at Christ's Church Cathedral in Hamilton (Ontario). It runs on Saturday from 10 to 3.
I'm really excited! I'm hoping this one will go better than my first one - I think the venue is perfect for me.
I have a better idea on what to expect & how to set up my table. I only have one table this time, so I don't think I'm going to bring any sewing stuff. I'll have my globes & beaded ornaments hanging in trees (the ones my dad made me & a small table-top artificial Christmas tree). I'll probably line my mini notebooks in a square basket. And my earrings will be displayed in this box I made myself this week:
I just have to add a ribbon around the bottom. I'm debating on whether I should paint it, but I probably won't. I may hang bracelets from one of the dowels too.
Anyway, just wanted to send out the invite - now back to preparations!
By the way, who knows what a croque-monsieur is? Well, as some of you may know, monsieur is French for mister and croque means bite. So it's a French dish - kind of like a warm sandwich actually. I've had a croque-madame before at a small restaurant in our hometown, where Pat & I went out for dinner on our 2nd anniversary (we're at 8.5 now - happy memories♥).
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
There's nothing better than fun undies - I love opening up my top drawer & seeing a rainbow of colour (bursting out at me no doubt). Plus, you can always use new ones! These essential twig panties by Recession are super cute & in my favourite colour for this season.