Sunday, March 29, 2015


SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Flirt

Do you like to flirt, or are you shy?

I could be wrong so you should probably double-check with my husband, but I don't believe I flirt.  I am far too shy for that.  I have a bad habit of tripping over my words and forgetting my nouns when I am nervous.

Photos of a Canadian Actor . . .

My sister, Nancy, was able to visit the set of a mini-series, Revelation:  The End of Days being filmed in the Guelph area last year.  Her goal was to become a paparazzi and sneak photos of her nephew (my son) Timothy Hedden.

Movie Review: Love Punch

The Love Punch (2013) Poster

While I would not give this movie a gold star, I also would not throw rotten veggies at it.  I love the actors and recognized them all immediately as favourite characters in favourite movies.

I love Pierce Brosnan as so many different characters but my personal fav is Sam in Mama Mia.  Emma Thompson is awesome in so many movies but I will always love her best as Nanny McPhee.

Love Punch is silly, unbelievable and a comedy caper gone wrong.  Brosnan and Thompson play Kate and Richard, a divorced couple who have been robbed by a heartless CEO of their retirement savings.  They are determined to get it back.  When they concoct a wacky scheme to steal a nearly priceless diamond from the CEO, they need help.  

Help arrives in the form of Pen (Celia Imrie) and Jerry (Timothy Spall), their friends and neighbours.  Celia is so funny but I love the mystery of Jerry who has secrets only now coming to light in a really amusing way.  I loved Imrie in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and my favourite Spall character is in the Last Samuri.

This movie I think they made just for the fun of it.  But I liked it.  Who says we can only watch GOOD movies?  Sometimes silly is the perfect thing for a quiet Sunday afternoon.

Six Word Saturday


Six Word Saturday

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Comfy clothes Dreaded To Do List

Knitting Finishes April 2014

Yes, I am quite far behind on posting finishes to my blog . . . VERY far behind . . . 

This first photo is a dishcloth from Monthly Dishcloths.

This is an Oddball Sampler square.  My oddball afghan is actually in the process of being put together now.

This strip is part of a mystery knit-along afghan project at Holiday Mystery Gifts.  When I finished all the afghan strips I was able to make two afghans from them and gifted them to my grandsons.

Spring Cleaning 2

FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Spring Cleaning 2

This prompt is a follow-on from yesterday's prompt about spring cleaning.

2: In contrast to yesterday's prompt, is there anything in your life that you just can't wait to get rid of?

Diabetes is one of the things I would love to get rid of.  I am working hard at it with diet and medication right now and I'm looking forward to better weather so I can get out more for some much needed exercise.


Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring Cleaning 1


Today's Writing Prompt: Spring Cleaning 1

In the northern hemisphere, it's spring and that means spring cleaning. The next prompt has two parts, so part 1 is for today and part 2 will be tomorrow.

1: Is there anything in your life you should really throw out, but you just can't bear to part with it?

I honestly can't think of anything in my life I would want to throw out.  I've pared back my life to suit me, my energy level and my goals.

I'm wondering what my husband and family would say I should throw out of my life?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Scrapbook Layouts from April 2014

Yes, I know . . . I am a wee bit behind in posting some of my scrapbooking layouts.

I was just learning about paper cosmetics at this point In My World so some inks and sprays are a little heavy handed.  I do improve over time . . . LOL.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Streusel Bars

1 box gluten free cake mix, yellow or golden
1/2 cup of chopped pecans
1/2 cup of soft butter
2 packages of cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 cup of plain pumpkin
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tbsp whipping cream
2 eggs

Heat oven to 350 F.  In a medium bowl stir together cake mix and pecans.  With pastry blender or fork cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.  Reserve 1 cup for the top.  Put remaining mix in 9x13" pan, press down and bake 10 minutes.

In a large bowl beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.  Add in remaining ingredients.  Beat until well blended.  Pour over warm crust in pan and sprinkle with remaining cake mix.

Bake 35 minutes or until centre is set.  Cool 30 minutes and refrigerate 2 hours before cutting into bars.

Note:  Received from Caroline W. at a pumpkin recipe swap.  Delicious!!