Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Apparently, it was a super nice day to be lounging in the pool yesterday...

Too bad Barbie can't weed!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


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Recently, on a trip to Costco, i purchased a bag of Organic Quinoa. We like Couscous a lot (very similar to Quinoa), but often find it hard to find in a bigger, more economical size. The bag sat on my pantry shelf for a few weeks, while i rummaged up the courage i figured out what to do with it.

Have you ever tried Quinoa??

"Hailed as the 'supergrain of the future,' quinoa contains more protein than any other grain. Quinoa is also gluten free. It is considered a complete protein because it contains all eight essential amino acids. Quinoa is also higher in unsaturated fats and lower in carbohydrates than most grains, and it provides a rich and balanced source of vital nutrients." Epicurious, Food Dictionary.

Verdict: The Quinoa was very easy to cook and only needed a bit of broth to add a bit of flavour. I kept my first-go at it pretty neutral, trying to taste only the Quinoa. A few days later, i added half-can of Mushroom soup (have you ever done that with rice?) for flavour, and the kids really gobbled that up! A few more times in, i've used olive oil and various seasonings (throw it all in there, how ever you feel!?!), or rice vinegar and butter (Super Yum-the rice vinegar makes it go slightly like sushi/sticky rice).

If you have made Quinoa, what do you do with it?

Any kickass recipes i SHOULD know about??

Monday, June 28, 2010

Mommy and Me Monday

I am only just now joining in this meme,
(next week i'll follow the weekly theme! :) )

Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?

but here is a great "Mommy and Me" Monday moment!

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My Beebo, age 4 years old, at her Mother's Day Preschool Tea.

Thanks to Krystyn for hosting!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sundays In My City~ All Abloom!

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Iceland Poppies!

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Bleeding Hearts!

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Unknown Mami

Be sure to visit Unknown Mami--
our leader on these Sunday travels.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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what! was going on here?

The words 'recipe for disaster' seem to come to mind.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

This Beautiful Photo, all credit to...
PhotoJournal of Brian Branch, Moncton NB Canada.

Wishing my awesome Hubster and DaddyO
all the best,
on this,
our 8th Wedding Anniversary!
(together for 13 years)

Love Always,

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sundays In My City~ A Father's Day Outing

Panoramic View!

For Frau.

Fuelled by Beamer's Coffee--sooooo good!

Do you see the Mountain Goats??

View of town, from way up high!

A reflection.

Unknown Mami

In the words of Unknown Mami,
"I showed you mine, now you show me yours!"

Happy Sunday All~

most importantly,

Happy Father's Day to all DaddyO's!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Celebrate Canada!

With July 1st quickly approaching, that good ol'National pride certainly begins to itch...calling Canucks far and wide!

(Er, um...apparently Not during World Cup Soccer--Canada who?)

It's a Bloggy-partay!

Check out Canadian Mom Blogger for all the details!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Recalled? ARgh!

Woe is me.
I never buy glasses and such like this from McDonald's.
At least, i haven't since i was a child...
(and of course, it wasn't my money so technically,
we'll just call that one my parents fault. Tee hee!)

These perty Shrek glasses, i thought would be fun for the kids!
For real, they've been recalled.
This happened a few weeks back now,
but i mean- my luck!

Worse than lead?


So, i guess the question is...

would you just throw them away,
do i hike my butt down to McD's for a refund??

*cost was $1.99 CDN per glass*

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sundays In My City~ County Fair


Climbing Together.

Beebo Starfishing...

Xman's second attempt. The first video was not so pretty!

We.slid. A LOT.

What a fabulous day with good friends!

Unknown Mami
Be sure to pop in to visit Unknown Mami and the rest of the Sunday gang!

Friday, June 11, 2010

I like Chips. A lot. Now they'll get me somewhere...

besides a pant size up!

Ha, ha -no, for real... eating Lay's Chips will get you somewhere. Or even, something!


Lay's Chips KNOWS how much Canadians value our summers and long weekends. So this summer, they have teamed up with the Canadian Tourism Commission to help show Canadians how "simple, fun and affordable local activities can be."

• Sgt Splatter's Project Paintball
• Medieval Times Dinner
• Mysteriously Yours Inc.
• Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel
• Vancouver Aquarium
• Science World at TELUS World of Science
• Pennzoil Mini-Indy Go Karts
• Bingemans – Scream Park

over 400 Canadian attractions to choose from!

Each bag of chips will be marked with Points; redeemable at Chip Trips. Please note that there are two new flavours of Lay's--Cheddar & Sour Cream and BBQ Ribs-- which will earn you DOUBLE the points! You may redeem for passes, food gift cards and more! (For what it is worth, the points do add up fairly quickly- especially with all those summer bbqs!) Definitely worth checking out, and definitely worth eating some of these:


or my personal favourite,
Ode To Ketchup Chips!

So, get Local this summer!

What are you waiting for??

* I am participating in the Lay's Chip Trips program by Fleishman-Hillard Canada Inc, on behalf of Frito Lay. I have received Lay's Chip Trip points to facilitate this post. The opinions in this blog are my own however, AND i LOVE chips! Salt-girl at heart!*

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Sprucing Up!

Experiencing technical difficulties
(Blogger made a whole column go missing on me this morning--ugh)....

as well as making some changes!

Hope to be 'back to normal' soon!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Weirdest Thing EVER

The story i am about to tell you is entirely true. AND i would not believe it myself, had i not been there to see it happen!

This picture is of the light fixture that is OVER the toilet in our Master Bathroom. Until this particular moment, i had never once...EVER...thought about this happening.

DaddyO was peeing before bed. Bet you all wanted to know that, but for real, that is what he was doing. He was standing up--thankfully, but...


down came the glass cover to the light!

Right.on.DaddyO's.head! BONK!

DaddyO had no idea what was happening... the glass thumped him in the head but then continued to the toilet. SMASH!~

The glass cover smashed into the toilet, causing it to shatter into a million pieces! All of it in the bowl or on the surrounding floor, leaving DaddyO shaking his head and fearing to move.

Now, you know how it really do want to make sure the person is okay BEFORE you starting laughing. But i couldn't help myself-- this was absolutely the strangest occurance anyone might have forseen. DaddyO's first words were "Cr*p, i should have caught that!" Obviously, his hands were occupied-LOL.

We cleaned it up, all the while laughing at this random event. And we are super thankful this had not happened to our daughter, who might have never recovered from such a scare.

BEWARE--falling glass may occur while peeing.

Who'da thunk it?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Music Monday

Nothing better than a little music, to get the week started off right!


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday In My City~ The Week In Review

Hibiscus Beauty.

Perty Rainbow, on a cr*ppy day!

Playing in the garden with our escaped kitty...

Serene Cows. They might look serene, but one cow really had his MOO-on!


Beebo and Xman just don't understand why the cows run away!?

Unknown Mami

That was our week... how was yours??

Thanks to our lovely host, Unknown Mami!