An Explosion of News

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 24 Permalink 0

In no particular order.... Image by Freckled Mommy on Flickr B's visit. Awesome. Blog Podium. Awesome. Image from Blog Podium website. Finding out I am now officially a member of the Para Paints BLOG CREW. AWESOME!!! Wow huh? I am still in shock. Pinch me. Really hard. This is Garry Belfall (Para Paints) announcing that myself and four other talented bloggers had won the contest! Image from Mango Studios You see... There is a story behind why I needed to see a picture of Garry announcing who won because I sadly missed the glorious moment. I was pounding the Queen Street pavement at that exact moment. But before that? Ya well I was racing down the Queensway as I had to walk from the Humber Loop to Roncesvalles when the streetcars lost power - not a big deal if I had planned for it but I hadn't. It was a #TTCfail but that's okay. I made it in one piece to ...

Para Paints Ahoy!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 3 Permalink 0

As with most things in my life, it is generally from one thing to the next right now. I have to be 100% honest and admit I am doing this AT THE LAST MINUTE... Up to the wire. Maybe not living as dangerously as the hardened criminals of The Wire (what up Omar Little?!?), but I am doing this at the very last minute as I haven't had much time to myself since the Blogpodium and Para Paints contest was announced 12 days ago. I had decided not to enter but couldn't resist the temptation of a years' worth of Para Paint! Imagine the things I could do with that?!?!!!! The famous Helen Frankenthaler - image by Life hosted by Google I have a little secret to admit - it could be a deal maker or breaker.... After the upcoming sizzling Canadian summer, I'll hopefully be in a new home! One to ...

May Long Weekend

Monday, May 21, 2012 0 Permalink 0

Y'all, it's a long weekend in Canada! Woo hooo! Specifically, it is Victoria Day Long Weekend. The irony? No one celebrates it in England but we keep on celebrating it here - some residual effects of the Dominion I guess. Up North growing up we always called this weekend "fishing season" weekend AKA field party weekend. Apparently it historically was the weekend that the fishing season opened in Ontario, so lots of hick teenagers would grab beer and head to fields to do things they shouldn't do. I was never allowed to go to these parties - massive no no - but I do have one hilarious story about trying to go to one once. It failed miserably for me, my mother had eyes on the back of her head. Because I am busy being human, I thought it might be nice to just share some of my favourite snapshots over ...

Frame Love: FHE Green Series

Friday, May 18, 2012 0 Permalink 0

About a month ago I was approached regarding Fresh Home Elements (FHE) housewares products. They make affordable products for your home ranging from a fold-able bench to a pet chateau to frames. One of their newer products is the green series eco frames. FHE kindly offered to provide me with a few samples of the eco-friendly photo frames to see how I liked them and since I revamped my dresser, I had been looking for some new art for that area of my bedroom. My new frames arrived like this: And quickly became this: I was sent three FHE frames - two smaller  4 x 5 in frames and one 8 x 10 in frame. I got them in the dark brown stain which works really nicely with my garbardine, mustard and white colour combination going on right now in that corner of the room. I had a great coffee (yeah!) card I won from City of ...

Once I went to Lisbon

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 0 Permalink 0

When I see other people's travel pictures, especially awesome pictures on Pinterest and Instagram, I always feel jealous. Then I remember that I have been to some pretty sweet places too.  I apologize for the smallness of the images -not sure why they are so small! I am not sure what psico is but I bet it's good. I always make sandwiches for days out. We went to Cascais - a great beach town not too far out of Lisbon city center (less than 4 euro to get there). That's a damn good looking sandwich if I do say so myself. Priest stencil. Don't see those in Toronto. A lovable pigeon. That might be an oxymoron. City. Ummmm???