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

Thursday, 17 July 2014


- Time: 8:41am
- Drinking Starbucks Blonde Roast  (True North)
- working on a work schedule / block schedule: designating certain days for certain tasks instead of my current mish mash
- feeling beat down by the work - life balance (there is no such thing is there?)
- trying to understand and not get frustrated that my 3 year old doesn't care if I have deadlines 
- making lists, lots of lists
- excited to eat a blueberry bagel with strawberry cream cheese
- sketching out cards for my August demo
- writing down notes as they pop into my head for my Christmas classes
- dreaming of floating in Lake Annette again
- enjoying some quiet and calm before Anna wakes up, she is really sleeping in today
- wishing we had a babysitter and that I wasn't terrified of leaving her with someone other than the usual volunteers
- dreaming about how nice it would be to have a nanny two days a week
- remember to call Mom & Dad and wish them a Happy Anniversary
- thinking about having a painting party next month for Anna's little friends
- happy that the air blowing in is cool and loving the thunder in the distance
- wondering where the week went
- making a blog post schedule
- wanting to bake
- wanting to get back into my Project Life
- super glad I discovered Podcasts
- scheduling play dates
- battling the comparing game dialogue- "She can make it work and makes it look easy, why can't I?"
- Crazy excited to work this weekend at the Bollywood themed crop at Treasured Memories
-  Surprisingly not feeling overwhelmed... today ;)
- Time: 8:45am (ha ha ha, just kidding but this list pretty much sums up my jumbled thoughts these days)

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Summer Time = Margaritas

I love margaritas, not blended but on the rocks. It, along with the mojito, is the quintessential summer cocktail in my mind. My girlfriend Karen introduced me to this pre-mixed, ready to drink, no fuss, delicious Golden Margarita from the Costco Liquor store. It is the best, easily better than any margarita I have made from scratch. It is inexpensive at $19.99 and at best only needs ice to serve it over. 

The Making of a Margarita
Ice Cold Golden Margarita Mix
Course Salt
- Wet the rm of your glass with a lime slice
- Salt your rim
- Fill glass with ice
- Fill with Golden Margarita
- Serve with side of lime and enjoy thoroughly
- Tastes best when served with dear friends by your side

Monday, 14 July 2014

Weekend Away

We headed out to Jasper this past weekend and it was beautiful! We were so lucky to have the most amazing weather, blue skies and sunshine every day! We usually pack our schedule with places to go and sites to see but after a rocky start with Anna on our first morning there we decided to pack up towels and a picnic and head to the beach for a little relaxation. It was just what we all needed and I am so happy we did nothing. Well not nothing, we built sand castles, floated in tubes, snuck Coronas, soaked up the sun and read. Talk about blissful.

Margaritas to kick off the weekend. Also, this is me dressing up our campsite table. Feels like home.

One of our favourite things to do while camping: putting Anna to bed, playing crib by the fire, eating chips and licorice.

There is something so wonderful about eating your breakfast outside.

Hello Happiness!

Tough Day.

Saying yes to having fun!

We were in Jasper to celebrate dear friends getting married. My family is pretty good looking. :)

"Cory, take a picture so my shoes are in it. I love these shoes!"
Yes to wearing fancy cloths and feeling like a million bucks!

How come I don't live here?

Thank you Jasper! We will be back real soon.