Easter Inspiration

Easter is one of my favourite times of the year. First off, it is much simpler holiday then Christmas and it marks the beginning of Spring and with Spring new life and nature’s beautiful abundance. It is always a very spiritual time for me. Here are some ideas and inspiration for this Easter Weekend.

Last Minute Easy Decorations

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It wouldn’t be Easter without hot cross buns, a glazed ham and a solid milk chocolate bunny.

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Decorating eggs is a family tradition. Here are some from last Easter.IMG_3485 IMG_3486

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He is risen!

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This cute breakfast idea just may just help eliminate chocolate for breakfast Easter morning.

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Most photos from Pinterest

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Sephora Loves Shopping List

Here are the items I currently have in my LOVES shopping list on Sephora. I actually have a gift certificate from Valentine’s Day but I am holding on to it for when I really need a pick me up and since I am on a spending freeze ( basement renos) I am itching to add something new to my makeup collection. All these products I have learned about on different beauty blogs. What I usually do is when I read a review about a product and i think I would like to try it I immediately go over to the Sephora website and add it to my LOVES list.

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Ending with an inspiring quote on my Facebook feed today.

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100 Questions No One Ever Asks TAG

So for my first ever tag I decided to pick the one that is the longest and has the most questions! This will help you learn all kinds of not so important information about me. I am jumping on board this TAG via Karen at Confetti & Curves, go on over and take a peek at her great blog! Here we go…. answers are short and sweet.

Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

Mostly closed, I can’t really see my closet from my bed so i don’t think of it when I am getting ready for bed.

Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from the hotel?

If, they are good quality or I am in need of small bottles for traveling.

Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?

OUT!

Have you ever stolen a street sign before?

no, but I have 2 I think my kids took them when the fell down in the winter

Do you like to use post-it notes?

yes, all the time but only at work

Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?

rarely use coupons

Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?

bees, I think I could survive that attack

Do you have freckles?

yup

Do you always smile for pictures?

Mostly

What is your biggest pet peeve?

poor customer service and i just can’t keep quiet about it

Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

My fitbit counts for me

Have you ever peed in the woods?

nods head up and down

What about pooped in the woods?

nods head up and down  ( medical issues!!  desperate times call for desperate measures)

Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing?

maybe a few times

Do you chew your pens and pencils?

yes

How many people have you slept with this week?

just hubs

What size is your bed?

Queenie

What is your song of the week?

Cruise

Is it okay for guys to wear pink?

If they know how to style it

Do you still watch cartoons?

nope

What’s your least favorite movie?

I hate action movies where people are beating the shit out of each other

Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?

probably my closet, I hide everything there

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What do you drink with dinner?

water

What do you dip a chicken nugget in?

ketchup

What is your favorite food?

pizza

What movies could you watch over and over and still love?

The Holiday, My best friends wedding

Last person you kissed/kissed you?

hubs

Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

yes, girl guide completed my all round cord*

Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?

yup, with the right photographer

When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?

I wrote thank you notes recently at Christmas

Can you change the oil on a car?

Nope

Ever gotten a speeding ticket?

Nope

Ever ran out of gas?

yes, thankfully in the driveway

Favorite kind of sandwich?

lobster and mayo

Best thing to eat for breakfast?

cereal

What is your usual bedtime?

11-12

Are you lazy?

I can be at times. I think it stems from boredom more then anything

When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?

my mom made most of my costumes, I was once miss piggy

What is your Chinese astrological sign?

Taurus-stubborn ass

Do you have any magazine subscriptions?

nope, I read blogs LOL

Which are better, legos or lincoln logs?

legos

Are you stubborn?

I am told I can be rigid

Who is better, Leno or Letterman?

Have not watch either show

Ever watch soap operas?

Yes, Bold and Beautiful but with Hope and Stephie gone I think I will be soon as well

Are you afraid of heights?

yes

Do you sing in the car?

yes, I shout it out

Do you sing in the shower?

not as much anymore

Do you dance in the car?

sometimes

Ever used a gun?

no

Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?

it has been a while

Do you think musicals are cheesy?

no, love many

Is Christmas stressful?

yes, I don’t like Christmas that much

Ever eat a pierogi?

Yes, not a big fan

Favorite type of fruit pie?

Cherry

Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?

social worker, child psychologist, writer, fashion designer

Do you believe in ghosts?

I dont think

Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?

yes, freaky

Take a vitamin daily?

Yes, I take several  B12, vitamin D, probiotic

Wear slippers?

nope, love those fuzzy socks

Wear a bath robe?

not often, I find them too hot

What do you wear to bed?

PJ’s

First concert?

Richard MarX ( that might date me)

Wal-Mart, Target, or Kmart?

Target but its gone from Canada so none

Nike or Adidas?

OHH that is hard to choose

Cheetos or Fritos?

Fritos

Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?

Sunflower seeds

Ever heard of the group Tres Bien?

Nope.

Ever take dance lessons?

yes, hip hop I was so bad they put me in the back row

Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?

I wish my husband was a doctor so I could just have him answer all my questions and give me weekly checkups

Can you curl your tongue?

Yes

Ever won a spelling bee?

NOOOO

Have you ever cried because you were so happy?

Yes

Own any record albums?

yes, I have many 45’s from the late 60’s to early 80’s

Own a record player?

yes, it was my last purchase at Target before their Canadian exit.

Regularly burn incense?

no,

Ever been in love?

yes

Who would you like to see in concert?

Demi Lavato, Maroon 5

What was the last concert you saw?

Britney Spears

Hot tea or cold tea?

cold

Tea or coffee?

tea

Sugar or Snickerdoodles?

sugar?

Can you swim well?

Yes

Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?

yes

Are you patient?

 at work very much, at home not so much

DJ or band, at a wedding?

hard choice a very good band

Ever won a contest?

nothing major

Ever have a plastic surgery?

sort of had my jaw broke at 15

Which are better, black or green olives?

hate, hate olives

Can you knit or crochet?

a little bit of both

Best room for a fireplace?

livingroom

Do you want to get married?

Almost 20 yrs married

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If married, how long have you been married?

almost 20

Who was your HS crush?

married him

Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?

no, I have learned there are bad things in this world that can happen to good people and every day above ground is one to be grateful and happy for.

Do you have kids?

2 boys  11 and 15

Do you want kids?

we almost adopted another

What’s your favorite color?

purple

Do you miss anyone right now?

no, not really ( is that sad?)

You made it to the end. Now you know a little bit more about me. Should you take the challenge link your post in the comments below.

March Break Staycation

Despite the snow removal efforts going on all around us we managed to get to the highway and hit the open road. I was so happy. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall I like to plan getaways at or near the beach. This local beach resort is most affordable off season. My new camera was in full action and I want to share so many pictures.

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me!

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This gal takes a quick drip in the ocean.

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Milkshakes, sweet potato fries and one munchkin.

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Bunnies!

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Main Lodge

Winter Apocalypse 2015

As promised here are some pictures of the winter storm we had last week, that was on top of a snow storm we had a few days before on top of a snowstorm…. yeah you get the drift.  In total we had almost 100cm of snow in less then one week.

Our Shed in the backyard-Before
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After ( well in the the middle)

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Looking out the front window
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Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

So, it snowed here again. It has been snowing for about 24 hours and we have 60-70cm of snow. We just may need to declare a state of emergency. Now get this on Saturday we are forecasted to have a rain storm. I am praying we don’t flood, especially when we are in the mist of a basement reno. We are suppose to be heading away for a few days tomorrow. Hope to get some photos up soon.

Enough about the weather. Before my days were spent shovelling snow I baked some goodies for the kids. These bakery style chocolate chip muffins taste pretty much like Tim Horton’s Chocolate Chip Muffins. Personally, I am not a big fan of Tim Horton’s anything but they look really pretty.

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