Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Handmade Signature Book

So here is some of the inside of the guestbook that I made for Bryan and Leanne's wedding.I also added questions throughout that guests were to answer and then sign their names.They loved it! I am so glad that I was able to contribute something very special for their wedding day.I love creating new things that are loved by the receivers. Sometimes I even create things just for myself that I love too! It makes me feel good to make beautiful things. There is something about creating that makes me feel alive. I think part of it is the tie to the Creator who made me and all the fabulous things on this earth. Thank you Lord!!

xo Nicole

Monday, May 18, 2009

New Favourite Breakfast

I think my new favourite breakfast is steel-cut oats with strawberries, mangoes and either a dollop of yogurt or some milk. I have also made it once with some leftover whipped cream. Now that was super rich! I kept trying to convince myself that it was still healthy from the oats and fruit....I have made this for myself the last few Saturdays as a treat. Not exactly what some may call a splurge, but I don't care. I made it for Nader today and he thought it was fantastic. "Delicious, sweet, fruity, and I wish that I could make it in Edmonton," were his exact words.

xo Nicole

Saturday, May 16, 2009

New blooms

What does the typical Canadian do on the long weekend in May? They get flowers and plant them in their gardens!! In my case, I had to get a few planters and then add dirt and then plant the flowers. I am so happy with the results! The long planter is on my balcony, along with its twin. It adds some colour and coziness to our small outdoor space.
These beauties grace our front entrance. It was hard to know what colour planter and flowers to pick to not clash with our lovely pink stucco exterior. I think I did a pretty great job of choosing the right ones!
I hope that our guests will feel more welcome now! It sure beats the bags of garbage I had left outside the door last time. Oops, forgot to get those to the dumpster....And my latest project that I'm continuing to work on...Leanne and Bryan's wedding guest book. I made the exterior cover with some fabulous greens and browns. And it has a sweet ribbon to tie it up. It was pretty quick to make. Now I am working on the interior. I'll post some of those photos another day. Maybe after the wedding. It sure will be original and a wonderful keepsake for them.

xo Nicole

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Wow, it's been awhile since I last posted. As for the contest that I was running, I think most of you forgot (or didn't care that much). That's fine. Nader wins the contest since he was the only one to make a suggestion in the comment section. Maybe I will run another contest at a later date.
I decided to give a little tidbits section for today. Tidbits are little delicious morsels that can be enjoyed at your leisure. They may be connected or not. Click on the link to take you away....Elizabeth Gilbert on Nurturing Creativity: This is a 20 minute talk that I watched this morning about creative genius. Very interesting.

Paintings by Maura Fine: I've been following some other blogs for the last few weeks about painting. This always makes me wish I could paint.

A Gift Wrapped Life: This is full of beautiful pictures that I find so inspiring. It really is a little girly, but fabulous none the less.

Well, I think that's sufficient for today. I'm going to try to be more dedicated in updating my blog regularly, so check back often. Who knows what interesting things we will discover together!

Love Nicole