Pins I’ve Tried

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This is one of my favourite cards to make EVER!! I’ve made a bunch of these each Halloween and they’re so easy. Everyone loves to receive them. If you want to look fancy at Halloween, but keeping the secret that they are soooooooo easy to put together then hop on over to Splitcoast Stampers and see how to make this Mummy Dearest card.

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Pins I’ve Tried

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I seen this ‘game’ on Pinterest. It’s one of those weird pins where there is nothing to read or see, just the above picture. At the time I was planning my friend’s bachelorette party. I then quickly discovered that she wanted her fiancé to be there too, so then this game became perfect.

Here’s our version:

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It was a fun game. Everyone seemed to love it. You chose a partner, one at a time you would throw or bounce a ping-pong ball and you had to get it into one of the cups. If you miss, you take a drink. If you get it in, the other person gets a drink. It was a great game for a laugh and most people took a turn (after a little persuading :p )

Pins I’ve Tried

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Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole!!!

Um..yummmmm!!! This was delish! I made this as the main dish for supper (aka. dinner everywhere else other than Newfoundland). It was a very tasty meal, however, my mother did find it spicy. We did discover that this may not be the best served as a main course, it would be best as a side dish.

It did take a bit of prep work (which I HATE) but it was very easy to put together and make it seem like you’ve been cooking for hours.

My Mom said it was ‘expensive’ to make. I had almost everything on hand, so I didn’t really noticed.

But please, at least try it once. Visit Cook Lisa Cook and give the Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole a shot.

Managing Monday

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Well, there’s certainly no sign of a baby yet. Today is week # 39! One good thing is that boyfriend gets home from work (out of province) tomorrow night. so then I’m going to start wishing on the pregnancy stars to get our little one here. I have a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday so maybe I’ll hear if anything is changing. But at this point I feel like I’ll be pregnant until Christmas heehee.

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My cousin was home this weekend and I had a chance to meet up with her. She gave me this totally adorable book for the baby. It is awesome. I love local literature and this book is the sweetest. I highly recommend it!!

And just for fun…here’s some pictures of my little fur babies (the big one is Lady and the small one is Seven)photo 1

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Friday Finds

Welcome to my first Friday Finds. Each week I want to feature a shop or product that I’ve personally had experience with. There are so many great little businesses (and big ones too of course).

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My first Friday Finds is My Sunshine Designs.

I actually first ordered from My Sunshine Designs (via Etsy) way back in 2011. I was blown away with the handmade items in the shop then, and I continue to be blown away. My Sunshine Designs describes itself as eco-friendly and affordable- and it most certainly is. I’ll share with you my purchases from this great shop (each picture is from My Sunshine Designs and I take NO credit for them!)

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As you can see, My Sunshine Designs offers everything from crayon rolls, coffee mug sleeves, reusable bags, to even baby accessories and nursing pads. It’s quite an assortment of products. I’ve kept some products for myself and others have been for gifts- all gifts were really enjoyed by their owners.

Not only are the products fantastic, they are a great price, shipping is AWESOME (within Canada anyways) and is shipped very fast.

I’d suggest taking a look around the shop!

**These are just my own opinions!!**

 

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This is a picture from many moons ago- possibly 8ish years or so. This is my good friend Cruz at their graduation party. Another typical night of partying for us and another typical night of Cruz being the life of the party. He was a real social butterfly. Rarely a bad word to say about anyone (unless they truly deserved it!).

Flashforward a couple of years later. Myself and Cruz just returned from a road trip, purchased a party-size pizza and garlic fingers for my big birthday bash the next day. All was well. Then…boom…that night the most terribly tragedy occurred. Cruz was killed in a boating accident.

Here we are. Six years after that terrifying night. Saying I miss him is an understatement. I still dream about him on a regular basis, and he’s always the same as the day he left us. Will I always dream of him this way? Will he age in my dreams as we age here on earth without him? Or will I only remember him as the vibrant 20 year old that he was when he was taken from us?

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Now this picture truly is a Throwback Thursday!

What I Wore Wednesday

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Pretty casual day- it’s checkup time! Off the island I go to visit the doctor. Hard to believe that this belly only has a couple more weeks. I think a part of me will miss it. I am excited to get back to buying some new clothes and even wearing some of my old stuff. I had some nice maternity clothes for work but since I’ve stopped working and started growing I’ve stuck to casual clothes. If you’re pregnant and looking for some comfy t-shirts that aren’t maternity, these BENCH rushed shirts are fantastic!! They grow with my belly. I have two and they’re my fave shirt to wear.

Managing Mondays

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Ok, so I’ve done NOTHING all day. And I mean nothing. I did manage to get a shower but that’s all I’ve accomplished. I’ve never been so tired in my life. This baby is draining all my energy.

With that said, here is a list of what I want to accomplish this week. If I set some weekly goals I may be able to attain them rather than daily goals.

-Pack hospital bag
-Sweep and mop floors
-Finish master’s course work for this seminar
-Finish sewing my quilt rows together
-Not go into labour

That’s it– short and sweet for this week haha. Not sure how the “not go into labour” thing will go, but I’m sure going to try my hardest!!

Sunday Night Chit-Chat

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This is me and my big 37+ week belly! Eeekk!

What are you….
Reading: I started a new book a couple of weeks ago but I haven’t read any of it since. I’ve been reading the Downhome magazines that my mom piled on my bed. She’s holding my hostage until the baby arrives because my boyfriend is away at work!
Listening to: The dog scratching. Her ears are driving her nuts– I guess that’s a sign to take her to the groomers.
Watching: Nothing– but last night I did watch Big Brother with my mom.
Cooking/Baking: Nothing– but I should get something to eat.
Happy you accomplished this week: I finally managed to cut out all my squares for my scrap quilt I started two years ago lol. I’ve been ‘bored’ these past three or four days and those are words that NEVER come out of my mouth. So I’ve been sewing those together with a 5 minute crash course from my mom. We are going to start sewing it all together soon.
Looking forward to next week: A good doctor’s report on Wednesday. I need this baby to stay comfy until his/her daddy returns from work on the 12th.
Thankful for today: My mom. When we first found out we were having a baby I was more nervous to tell my mom than anyone else. She doesn’t enjoy being around children much, but I heard her say yesterday that she “can’t wait” for the baby to get here. She’s doing so much for me (as she always did) and I’ll be forever thankful for her.
•Bonus Question: What is your favourite thing about the fall months? I love seeing the leaves change. I love how clean and crisp everything smells. Awwww, I love everything about fall. I especially love fall clothing– I can break out my sweaters and cardigans again! Woot!

Hope you all have a fantastic week. Don’t forget to stop by My 1/2 Dozen Daily each Sunday for Sunday Night Chit-Chat. Mine turned into Monday Morning Chit-Chat– it was raining last night and my mom’s rural broadband signal doesn’t exist when it rains haha.