Friday, July 30, 2010

Look-ee What We Have Here...

If you have been following along, i have been waiting for the 'Mystery Plant' to make its flowering debut!!

Yesterday was the day!


Happy Long Weekend Canada...only a few more left!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lay's Chip Trip~ The Edmonton Valley Zoo

Last weekend, our family drove off for some fun in Edmonton! While the drive itself leaves much to be desired (think, stick straight road for 3.5hrs!), we were very excited to meet up with some friends of ours that we had not seen since last year at this time. Our gang has a history of doing zoo-type things together, so i couldn't think of a better chance to use up some of my Lay's Chip Trip points!

Aside: I had no problems whatsoever printing up the vouchers. Just check that your printer is connected (once it's printed, that's it! the points come off your total!) and you'll do just fine. We needed 3 vouchers for our group, at Buy1 get 1-50% off (4 adults, 3 kids, 1-under 2 free).

The Calgary Zoo (near us) is a very large zoo and is at most times, a bit too much for our young kids. The Edmonton Valley Zoo seemed to be just the right size, with a storybook theme and even lots of shade! Our kiddos were able to comfortably roam to see what caught their eye, without parents having to split up or chase after. Mr. Dumpty got a lot of play time...

while the fish tank shark was a huge favourite too!

The Cat and The Fiddle inspired some ooohs and ahhs...but really, it was more like- um...'what is that'?? Inside the fiddle we found an old school phone booth! That's right! Once again, inspiring more, 'what is that?'

Geesh, kiddos these days-LOL!

Xman always runs for anything with a motor. Motors are his best friends. I do believe, given just a bit more time away from our sight, he would indeed drive a golf cart.

Hmm...i want a drink of water, but i have to put my head into the lions mouth??


(Noting her keen survival skills. Sticking your head IN a lion's mouth is never a good idea!

Unless you're in the circus!)

Whatever it was...the animals,

the Merry-Go-Round or the train ride finale,

we saw,

the biggest smiles all day!

Days like this, just can't be beat!

Especially with great friends to share it with!
Thank you Lay's Chip Trips, for encouraging us to go explore where we live!

We all had a super time!

Next on the agenda: The Telus World of Science!

*The Lay's Chip Trips promotion began on March 1, 2010 and ends at 8:00 AM (ET) , December 31, 2010. You still have time to use yours!*

Peek Thru Our Window was given Chip Trip Points by Fleishman-Hillard Canada Inc. for Frito Lay, as well as a gift card to off-set the costs incurred.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


On the Road.

Canola Fields.
Seas of yellow.

THIS is what you'll see all over Alberta, 'Big Sky' country,
this time of year.

*psst-did you know that Canola Oil gets its name from the CAN in Canada??*

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Choices...

Back in June, i wrote a post about "The Weirdest Thing EVER" to happen! Two days later, i found an email in my box, from CSN Stores...

giving me the chance to review a product from one of their 200+ online retailers!

Good opportunity to replace some lights...

(the bathroom is still bare)

The kitchen could use updated lighting over the island-

OR, YUCK- it would seriously be nice to hide the kitty litter box!

Forget the cats- actually- those darn deer keep eating my garden!!!

BUT... MommyO would love stuff for her MORE,

8 Years of Marriage is just about that point where everything starts breaking...

AND i'm just getting past the 'diaper bag' stage...

a nice stylish bag perhaps is deserved??

Hmm...whatever shall i choose!?

CSN stores do not make this an easy choice!
Plus, free shipping...

Win, Win!

*CSN stores has offered me a $60 gift card, towards the purchase cost of the product i have chosen to review. Being Canadian, i hope to bring some awareness to this online shopping site and to let you know how the whole process went for us.*

Friday, July 23, 2010

Happy Friday!

Isn't it completely awesome to receive an email from someone you ONLY know through the Blogosphere, containing something that THEY think will interest you??

When something like that happens,
it makes the whole blogging thing worthwhile.

Thank you Matty for thinking of me when you came across this!!

Make sure you visit Matty for some of his thoughts, or my absolute favourite- his Weekend Reflections!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

For Real?

Still trying to decide whether the question was 'real' or not...
but love LOVE love
the answer!

*Especially where she states--she'd like to give her forehead some keyboard!*

*click on the photo to read full article*

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Stay Tuned!

I've been thinking about you all...
i've got stuff to say!

However, this week is sandwiched by picnics and parties
with Summer Camp on the go,

I'm a bit 'back and forth'!

Our Lay's Chip Trip happens this weekend to the Edmonton Zoo

Over the Civic Holiday long weekend, i'll be cooking up
a BBQ feast for Sobey's!

(Maple Planked Salmon with Carrot Slaw & Garlic Pesto Prawn Skewers! YUM!)


I hope your summer so far has been de-lish, sunny and fun!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday In My City~ The Circle Tour

All cellphone shots as no cameras allowed.
(Though the rule was not followed...sucky for me!)

Waiting for the show to begin...

Mr. Jon Bon.

Jon Bon and his Lead Guitarist.

Drool, ~sigh~
Richie Sambora.
I spent.WAY.too.much time staring at this crowd pleaser.
Surprised myself! I had forgotten all about Sambora!

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My concert tee!

Unknown Mami

Be sure to visit Unknown Mami to get your travel on!