Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Camping like it's 1993

Did you go to sleep-away camp when you were a kid? I did. This past wknd I went camping in the ADK with my super awesome friend Steph, and it totally reminded me of when I was like 13. It was summer camp, but only the best parts!! There were no mean girls or counsellors saying "You can't have another s'more". Instead we had amazing weather, the most beautiful campsite, fun hikes, awesome food, kayaking, rock jumping and (of course) crafts!

Crafts circa 1993 even!
Did you ever make friendship bracelets? Well, when I noticed these popping up all over the blogisphere I thought it would be a hilarious project for Steph and I to undertake in some of our time off. Luckily neither of us have lost our touch.
I love the over the top colours Steph chose for the anklet I made her. It totally reminds me of cotton candy!
Here are a few more pictures from the trip. The view from our campsite! We even swam out to the island and back one day.
From the top of the fire tower on Blue Mountain.
Our fire pit.
All in all, it was one of the most fun camping trips I've ever been on, and I simply cannot wait to go again next year!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

The End of an Era

It's the end of an era. So exciting, but also pretty sad. The last movie, and thus maybe the last scarf.
(The newest one is the hufflepuff scarf on the left.)
We also had an awesome HP feast!! Roast beef, peas, potatoes and Yorkshire pudding even!
And the piece de resistance: Treacle Tart!!
I've always wanted to try Treacle Tart! Turns out treacle can be made of one of my favourite things, molasses, so I was doubly excited to try it!
And it was... disgusting. I don't know what we did wrong! None of us could eat a single bite.
Oh well. At least the scarf, the movie and the rest of the feast were awesome!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Garden update #1

I would tell you to call me the jolly green giantess, but at 5'6", I'm average girl height. And I'm not green. I don't even wear green that often. And, while I think in general I'm a pretty happy person, I'm not jolly. I'll leave that to dear old St. Nick.
But the jolly green giant and I do have a lot of things in common. Mainly: Peas!
The garden is now OVERFLOWING with them! Peas and snap peas too! It is such a tasty and healthy work snack! And that's not all the garden has. Oh no. We've got lettuce and spinach and little tiny zucchinis and today we ate the first beans. I can see little tomatoes on a whole bunch of plants and flowers on so many other things.
And, last but by no means least the blackberries are ripening! And do you know what that means? Raspberries are just around the corner. I can barely contain my glee. Garden glee!
Anyone else out there gardening? Or just plain old enjoying fresh summer produce?
(Hope you don't mind these garden updates, cause I see more coming in the future!)

Friday, 1 July 2011

Happy Canada Day!

Wills and Kate? Here I come.
Me and the bracelet I made out of old tshirt (kinda like these!).
Classy? Yes, I am.

Happy Canada day all!!
(And for the American's out there, happy early 4th of July. And... for non North Americans... Happy weekend!?)

Update: This be's Will and Kate!
LOVE her hat. Have I mentioned I want a fascinator?