Monday, 22 December 2014

Beauteous Begonias Anyone?...........














                   Nothing much to say...

                       Still tying up loose ends...and coughing!!

                           Just wanted to brighten things up...

                     With one of my favoritest flowers ever....The Begonia!

                             Hope you are all having a good day...

                                  Enjoy your evening...

                                       Cheers!  :o)
                                            linda

Sunday, 21 December 2014

On The First Day Of Winter.....Beach Anyone?












             Hope you are all having a relaxing Sunday...

            Hope you enjoyed a few of my favorite pictures of the beach at the cottage...

                    The very last one...is from our cottage that we rent in Florida...

                            Don't the 2 Sunsets look heavenly?

                                   Enjoy the rest of your weekend...

                                         See you all soon.....

                                              Cheers! :o)
                                                   linda










Friday, 19 December 2014

A New Way To Present Gifts.....





 I came up with...

What I thought...

Was a great way to  "wrap" the gifts this year...

Everyone always needs more storage containers...

And I thought..that...these..

Were perfect!

They are quite attractive on their own...

And can be used for many things afterwards...

Miss V's is the one that says "MINE"....

"cause she says that a lot!  hahaha!

Cat toys for all...

And even some wheat free doggie treats for Lola...

And how easy is that to get your gifts home after the big day??

I sure hope my kids like them...I do!!

 Some more decorating around the house...

Really starting to feel like Christmas...I am getting excited...A wee bit of sun today...YIPPEE!






Here was my lunch today...

tuna salad on lettuce...

few cherry tomatoes...

1/2 an apple...

Need to lose a few lbs before Florida...

Every wee bit counts, right?? 






My White Kalanchoe is looking...

Well...

SPECTACULAR!! 

I really LOVE these plants!
                   Guess who sent me a Christmas card???

                       Isn't he a cheeky devil...♥️

                  Hope you are all having a great productive day...

           Got my table set for Christmas...just a few finishing touches...

                       I guess the Shortbread is on the agenda for next week...

                 Miss V has been napping since 1pm...and it is now 3:23!!!

                             She must have been pooped!
     
       Gonna go for a walk when she wakes up...not windy today, so not as cold...


         Tonight  will be rack of lamb baked with a dijon mustard and cracked pepper crust...

                          Wild rice...asparagus...Greek Salad...

                                         Can hardly wait!!

          Enjoy the rest of your day....and your weekend....any plans?? parties??dinners??

                  We are fortunate enough to at dining at a friends  home tomorrow evening...

                       Looking forwad to catching up with them...

                    Cheers!  :o)
                          linda

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Bits & Bobs.......






Is it dull...dreary and dark where you live?

Lets try and brighten things up!

My favorite Santa, has his hat on for the festive season...

My son painted it many years ago....

He stays up all year long in my dining room!

The day I took that picture, the sun was actually shining!

Haven't really seen it since last Friday, when we drove to the cottage...

All this snow is long gone...

Melted by high temps and lots and lots of rain!

Not sure if we will have a white Christmas or not.....

  




The family room mantle is all lit up!

Don't you love it when all the lights are on at Christmas???

Everything looks so beautiful!

We have had the lights on all day, with this dreary dark weather!

Snapped this gorgeous sky and red barn on our drive last Friday...

I have become very attracted to the barns and silos lately...

Wonder why??

Check out the huge black cloud below...

I think that was the week before...

Before the beautiful snow fall....



This was the Full Moon a couple of weeks ago....gorgeous!
 

Got myself a Christmas pedicure and manicure yesterday after fitness and coffee...

Next one will be before FLORIDA!!!!

YAY!!!

Can't hardly wait!
 

This was my lunch the other day...

Apple cinnamon tea with raspberries,blackberries,yogurt and honey...

Very delicious....indeed!



Managed to bake 2 banana,lemon,raspberry loaves the other day...

We had eaten every last one!






Staircase looks very festive...

These lights are on all day as well...

Otherwise it feels like it is 9pm!!

This is the first year that I added the big green balls to the staircase...

Usually they go on the tree...

What do you think??

I love this tiny stocking I bought for Miss V her first Christmas...

I put a big V on it with some wool...♥️

Lights on the tree are on as well...

So darn dark these last 4 days...

Need some sun!!

And today...is very blustery and dark...had a few flurries throughout the day...nothing on the ground...just blowing around!




Aren't these white flocked Poinsettias lovely?

Another gift from Erika...she always gets me such nice things...

She had brought me the big green balls as well one year...

Fantastic having a daughter in the floral design business!!









My thrifty Snowman buy for this year...

Had to laugh...

He is holding a hockey stick!!

How Canadian is that?

Loved his wee toque...

Plaid scarf...

And blanket stitching all around his red jacket...

Not bad for $3 eh??

He is sitting on top of my hall clock...

You can see him in the staircase photo!







I have tried to start feeding the birds again..

This sweet little guy was having a great time...until...you know who...interrupted him...

Yes...Red gets inside this feeder...advertised as "squirrel proof"...hahaha!

They have not met my wee Red!
   

                   Hope you are all having a great day...

             Like I already mentioned...a very nasty day here...indeed!

                       Today I got almost all the presents wrapped...

       I came up with a new wrap to "wrap" them...quite nice I think...will show you later...

                 Hopefully the sun will come out, and I can take a few better pictures...

                             How are your preparations coming along?

                                      Having Christmas at home...or visiting??

                        Must make some shortbread...geeesh...I say that every year!!

                 Boyfriend and Miss V feeling better...I have a sore throat...YIKES!

             Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my previous post...

                     And Welcome! to a few new followers...glad to have you!

          Making crispy pork chops...with some roasted veggies...easy oven dinner!

                    What is cookin' in your kitchen tonight?

                             Enjoy the rest of your day...

                                  Hope the sun shines SOON!!

                                        Cheers!  :o)
                                              linda