Monday, February 27, 2012

Picnic Bento for Two

 Luke and I went on a little adventure yesterday, we were sick of being cooped up inside and just went for a drive up the mountain.  It was wonderful and much-needed, I will post some pictures of our mini-excursion very shortly.  Of course I used this as an excuse to pack a picnic style bento, my favourite kind!
    Contents: Green olives, dill pickle slices, rep pepper strips, baby carrots, mini cheeses and some delicious

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Yarn Along

I'm joining in with the Yarn Along over at 'Small Things'  this week.  I am knitting another mini purse at the moment as per my sisters request, Happy Birthday Kaitlin! The Lee Valley Annual Gardening Catalog arrived in my mail box today and I just can't put it down, I decided it needed to be included in my post. I am also reading 'The Omnivore's Dilemma' by Michael Pollan and enjoying it fully.  The content is extremely thorough, detailed, eye-opening and even jaw-dropping in some instances.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Crafty Idea #16 - Jeep Journal

I made this 'Jeep Journal' for Luke after finding the most perfect notebook at Michael's.  Of course I had to add a little embellishment on the cover to make it his own.  He uses this book to record all of the work and modifications he's completed on his jeep, in date order, and it sure is filling up fast.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Freshly Fallen Snow

Here are some more attempts at capturing the beauty of winter, it looks like its going to be here for awhile.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

What I'm Up To Week #3

What I'm Reading:  "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan.  This book is extremely thorough and eye-opening, I can't believe the length of the chain that brings most food from the earth to our tables.  If you need encouragement to eat less processed food, this book would be a beneficial read. It delves deep into the relatively new phenomenon of industrial-organic, and also examines the realities of using a hunter-gatherer approach to acquiring food.

What I'm Watching: Revenge, Underworld Awakening

What I'm Listening To: Old favourites that I like to sing-along with - Jill Barber, Bic Runga and Chantal Kreviatzuk

What I'm Eating: Many new 'gluten-free' foods because were pretty sure we have a celiac in the house (and it's not me), just waiting for blood test results....  We decided we don't like rice pasta, but I absolutely love corn pasta!!! Fish has become a new staple in our house, we had fish tacos using this coleslaw recipe as filling, mmm mmm.

What I'm Making: I started knitting a second pouch for Kaitlin's birthday as per her request :)  The process is much quicker this time, and I find I can knit for longer periods without my hands hurting.
I also made some new labels for my kitchen containers, nothing fancy, just practical and cheery:

What is Inspiring Me: Gluten-Free Living blogs - This is a new topic for me but I have found so many helpful websites and delicious wheat-free recipes.  People who are diagnosed Celiac are very inspiring themselves, I can't believe the sense of community that has been created, there are so many positive attitudes out there!  Gluten-Free Goddess is a wonderful resource for recipes and Celiacs in the House is packed with resources and links.

What is Making Me Smile:  The comments and feedback on my first yarn-along post! Thank you everyone for sharing your encouraging comments with me.  You can visit my yarn-along post here.

The new HGTV magazine has definitely been contributing to the huge smile on my face. I read every single word , from cover to cover, which is such a rarity for me.  It resonates with me so much that I may just have to subscribe to it :)