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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Foodie Friday!

What a summer!  It's been super busy here with the kids being home and us zipping off on different camping vacations.  I haven't had much of a chance to up date the blog the last few months.

But here I am to share a very yummy and refreshing pasta salad.  This easy salad is full of flavour and colour. It is perfect for summer BBQs and even to take camping since it lasts longer than green salads and makes quite a lot.

 Please remember I am not a great food photographer.
I think we were out of black olives when I made this salad.
Rainbow Pasta Salad

1 package (16oz) tricolour pasta (I used rotini)
1/4 lb sliced pepperoni or salami sausage 
1 cup fresh broccoli florets
1 can (6oz) black olives, drained and sliced
1 package (8oz) mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup cucumber, diced
1/2-3/4 bottle Italian style salad dressing (I used Kraft Olive Oil Tuscan Italian)

Boil water and cook pasta.  Drain and rinse the cooked pasta twice in cold water.
In a large (I mean VERY large) bowl combine the ingredients.
Refrigerate at least one hour.

When I make this I know I can make it well in advance and it will just keep getting better and better.  Most of the ingredients can be added in amounts at your discretion.  This is mostly just a guideline and can be altered any way you see fit.



It’s August!!  (well almost)

I thought I’d have a little fun, and add more to my already busy days, and try to stretch my drawing art skills with this 30 day sketch challenge.

Every day in August I am going to try to draw/sketch something new.  Could be a pencil drawing or a zentangle with colourful pens.  Who knows.  I certainly have no idea where this month is going to take me but I know it will be fun!

I would be over the moon if you’d like to join me on this adventure and do some sketches and doodles with me.  Where ever you post, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, remember to include the tag: #30daysketch.  That way we can all enjoy each other’s work.  Please comment below where you will post most of your sketches so I can follow you.  Thanks!

And if you don’t want to join but want to see what I get up to, you can follow along here, I will try my best to post my work here as often as possible, on Instgram and occasionally on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.

Have a fantastic August everyone!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day!

To celebrate Canada Day and Independence Day on the 4th
I decided it was time to have a

So what can you win??

Well, how about a custom wood burned sign!  The approximate value is $35 and I will create something one of a kind just for you!  To see some examples of signs I have done, scroll down to the bottom of this post.

The giveaway will run from today, July 1st, 2014 until Tuesday, July 8th, 2014.  I will select one lucky winner from all the entries from now until then.  There may also be some other prizes awarded for those who participate the most.  And I may even giveaway another custom sign if I reach 1000 Facebook fans before the giveaway ends!!

How do you enter? 

That's the easy part.  There is only one required entry and that is to like and comment on the pinned post at the top of my Facebook page.  You can then earn extra entries by sharing that post on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or any other social media.  You can earn even more entries by completing the following on rafflecopter

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner(s) will be announced on Facebook and my blog on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014.

Good Luck and Happy Canada and Independence Days!!