Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Let's Chat Donuts!

If you know me well, you know that I love donuts! LOVE them. They are my sweet weakness (salty=potato chips)! So when I was introduced to Fricken' Delights Donuts by my good friend Lisa I knew I needed to find me some. If you are local to the Edmonton area you are in for a treat because Mandy from Fricken' Delights is based out of Devon. She and her husband Cory sell her tasty treats at the Old Strathcona Farmers Market every second Saturday- this coming Saturday is her day! (I will be there.) These donuts are vegan & organic and those two words are not hippy dippy bologna, they make the donuts even more awesome! But perhaps the best thing about these donuts other than their "make me drool" taste is that Mandy DELIVERS donuts! Yes, you heard me right. Fricken' Delights delivers donuts to your home or place of work. I die! For $25 I had a dozen assorted donuts delivered to my house! I ate all of them that same day, I confess I only shared a few. 

It is so great to find a local company to support and to fall in love with. Mandy herself is an absolute delight and I admire her dedication and love for what she does. Local and handmade! Two of my favorite things. 
To learn more about these amazing donuts check out their site- Fricken' Delights. To order your own donuts for delivery pop on over to here- Donut Delivery

Let's talk out of town- if you are in Calgary, driving through Calgary you must go to Jelly Modern Doughnuts. If you are driving past Calgary I suggest you drive right downtown instead to try out these donuts! I can hardly handle how much I love their nenshi's salted caramel one.

If a traditional glazed donut is your thing then look no further than the bakery department at Safeway! Hands down the best glazed donut that I have ever eaten... and I have tried many. The sprinkles are for Anna... because according to her the only donut worth eating is one covered in sprinkles. 

Hungry yet friends? Escape the heat, grab a margarita and a donut. You can thank me later.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Layout Love Tuesday

Sorry about the photo quality, this was my third attempt and I finally said- good enough. This photo is of my Mom & Anna from Mother's Day this year, it's rare to get a really great photo of these two & I love this one so much.

Product: pattern paper & paper embellishments: Kaiser Craft's Blu Belle collection, alphas: American Crafts

I cut out "simply adore you" with my Silhouette and then put it back into the negative space once I removed all the extra bits. I then added a coloured paper to the background to make it pop.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Around Here

Date with Cory at Beer Revolution.Soft pretzels, peachy fuzz beers & sunshine. Wonderful.

Our fur babies, Hannah & Salem turned 14 this month. 
We bought them treats & toys to celebrate 14 years of cuddles, laughs & messes.

Anna and the neighbour girls have all met and are the best of friends. Her week was full of playing, playing & more playing. I barely saw her- it was incredibly strange. It was pretty great to hear them chat, pretend and tell stories. I definitely can do without the screaming from 4 little girls though! 

Working outside to keep an eye on the girls. Enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.

Anna tried out a slip n' slide for the first time and it was a HUGE hit!

Practising yoga and loving this studio. Beautiful & peaceful.

Discovered why my celery may not be growing and checking daily on the progress of all our plants.

Got a surprise acupuncture treatment at work on Friday. I have tendinitis in both arms and this week I had a lot of pain in my right arm, I could hardly do anything with that hand so this was so wonderful. 

We went to my cousins wedding on Saturday and it was at my Grandparent's farm (my dad's side). This is the house that my Baba and Gido lived in with my Grandpa Wolansky. It was built in the early 1900's. 

Found some surprise pictures on my phone that made my heart happy.

Thank you Cory for capturing this. Happy heart.

We left teh brunch reception to drive to the next town to visit my Grandma Hocko (my mom's mom). She and Anna found an old bag of plastic animals and they spent a lot of time talking and organizing. 
More happy heart.

Life Lessons From Baba while driving her home. "Finders keepers, losers weepers."

Catching the most amazing sunset on the way home. 
The picture doesn't do that many shades of pink and purple justice.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Handmade Greetings

This is one of the 6 card's from my August card class at Treasured Memories, you can see all the details here. I can't get enough of gold and feathers lately and this frame- so fabulous! Come join me for this class or purchase a kit to take home.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Layout Love Tuesday

Our vacation last summer was to Osoyoos, British Columbia. Wine vineyard heaven. The weather was amazing, the views were amazing, the tours were amazing, it was amazing. This is one of my favourite pictures from then, it wakes up the memory of sitting on this amazing patio, overlooking the vineyard, the lake and the mountains, sun on face, drinking an ice cold, delicious white wine. Sigh. Osoyoos, I miss you.

Product: pattern paper, paper embellishments: Kaiser Craft, gold label stickers: Crate Paper & My Mind's Eye, cork hearts: My Mind's Eye, gold alphas: American Crafts, vellum: unknown

Monday, 21 July 2014

August Card Class

This is my new card class for August and I am loving these colours and all the feathers I packed into it! This class will be held on Monday, August 25, to get all the details see this post. Class kits to take home and work on at your own pace will also be available for purchase.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Handmade Greetings

It has been a few weeks since I have shared a card here and I chose to share this one from the set I created for my class on July 28 at Treasured Memories. I love all the wood grain and the simplicity of the design. There are 6 cards total and they available in either the class on Monday night or in class kit form. To get all the details you can read this post. To sign up for either a class kit or class spot you can call Treasured Memories at 780-414-1540 or email me at nadinekaren(at)ymail(dot)com