Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Something New!!

Hey there! So I'm laying in bed last night talking to the hubs, and he mentions something about starting up with this great company...this great company who I've been shopping with for oh about 6-8 months...& I just hosted a party this past Saturday! This company is called Do You Bake?. Well guess what....? At like 11pm last night...I signed up! Say hello to your new Do You Bake? Consultant!! EEK! I am pretty excited about this venture. I mean, I'm a baker. I love to bake. These products are great for EVERYONE in the kitchen!! There are soups, cookies, muffins, cupcakes, breads, spices...etc. 

You can find me here at http://doyoubake.com/BakingMamaof4 I would love to help you find that perfect party food, potluck dish, or dainty tray!! :D

~happy baking!~

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sneak Peak...Fan Expo One Month Away!

HI all! I am thrilled to be going to Regina's first Fan Expo in May! I hired my beautiful and super talented sister Laurel M Davies -clothing & designs to design my steampunk costume....

First Look at Lady Abstratigo's attire! I am in love!! Cannot wait to see the finished product late April! Thanks sis!

~happy crafting!~

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Creekside - Country Home Decor and Antiques *Review*

Good Morning! I've been busy "touring" the country side! Over the last weekend I was visiting some friends & family up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I always enjoy my time there! 
While there, my friend Karen from Country Moose and I took a little road trip to a small town called Delisle, Sk. We stopped in at a quaint little shop called
 "Creekside - Country Home Decor and Antiques" run by Doris & Richard.

My words for this shop will not do justice...beautifully presented products that are absolutely breathtaking. One word - PEACE. That is how I felt the minute I walked through the door. The aroma was wonderful & not too over powering. The delicious scent also could have been coming from the goodies that were offered!

Let me tell ya! These cupcakes were SOOOO YUMMY! I'm a cupcake "connoisseur" (ok, not really but I can dream!) and these were absolutely phenomenal! 

This bedroom "Set" caught my eye as I walked into the first branch of rooms. The rustic cottage feeling was right on the money for me! I could lounge and read all day on this dreamy arrangement. 

This chandelier would be perfect for my shabby chic makeover Master Bedroom (Fall Project perhaps?)

This vintage children's book caught my attention. I have a memory stored of my Grandma Chickie reading books like this one to my siblings and I when we were much younger! *nostalgia*

Pillows like these are strewn all over the store! I love the ambiance of throw pillows! They add such a perfect touch to any room.

Sleeping Beauty?? I think this is such a gorgeous piece of art! I would love to know the story behind it.

These old little jars were so cute! What a great way to add some greenery to your front hall or dining room table! 

I just love finding little shops like these! I am thrilled I got to spend some time browsing and shopping of course!! :D Thank you Doris & Richard for creating something so beautiful and charming!

*Doris & Richard*

2 locations:

217 1st St. W
Delisle, SK.
S0L 0P0
Open: Thursday-Saturday 10-5


1601-A 28th St. W
Saskatoon, SK
S7L 0N6
Open: Monday-Saturday 10-5

~happy shopping!~

Friday, January 24, 2014


Fear – planting a seed of fear in a person’s life 
– or my own – is like purposely sticking myself with a pin. Someday, tomorrow, one year, five years from now, that pin prick will be festering mess. How do I live from day to day when there is a constant nagging fear in the back of my brain? Am I going to die? Am I going to fail? Am I going to be in trouble? Am I? Are you? When do I stop the fear, and really start to live my life? When does the fear evaporate and I start making choices, not my fear.

Worrying about tomorrow and the fears I face is a real conundrum. It starts when we are young. What outfit should I wear? Will so and so notice me? Will I be made fun of? What if I’m not on trend? Move on. Oh how I wish I could tell the younger me that IT DOESN’T MATTER! Wouldn’t that be great? So then you get your first job. What if I’m late? What if I get lost? What if I can’t do the work assigned? You learn, you make mistakes, and again….you move on. Fast forward à marriage, kids, bills, illness, wars, deaths…fear, worry, disarray. It’s not what should rule my life.
 Pause for a minute – I am here today, me; a woman, a wife, a mother…. Fighting those mom wars that really are quite ridiculous. (hello social media!) And yes, I am guilty of judging…but I am working on that. We should be sharing advice (taken with a grain of salt), swapping hand-me-downs, creating relationships with one another, and learning from each other. Worrying about organic baby food or brand name diapers, whether I take my kid to fast food restaurants or give them leafy greens at snack time; whether my child has an electronic device or not; it really does not matter. This generation is setting the next one up for a lifetime of fear & worries. And my heart aches for that.

So along with that, the Government along with the media – ya know, the Experts – really step it up a notch and dictate what, when, where, and how we should live, play, and learn. Give it up. I know there are rules & laws to follow….and I will follow them. I am just really tired of being pushed to change everything that I believe in. My beliefs will be with me until the end of my time. I will not be shaken (Psalm 16:8). I am not perfect.

Sara Denyer

January 24, 2014 – 2:02 p.m.

Freebie Friday - Week 4 Subway Art Fun!

Hi all! Here's your Freebie Friday comin' at ya! I am an Alice in Wonderland fanatic! All A.I.W. I love love love!! :D & this quote is just one of the many that I adore! As always, right click - save & print! 

This has been a truly crazy week! And ya know what? I'm ok with that!
The craft project with the kiddos today is Marshmallow Names! (Of course, Pinterest inspired - here. ) I tried experimenting with some CHEAP Dollarama glue...ya...no...don't waste your money. Elmer's glue or Mod Podge all the way from here on out!

Have a fabulous weekend &
~happy crafting!~

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What do marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate have in common?

S'MORES! I love s'mores! The word itself brings me to my favorite place on earth...the lake. Summer, camping, beach, campfire....yup....I'm dreaming of summer! 

I made these cupcakes for tonight's youth group event. They are going sledding. It's funny that they are going sledding but I am thinking of summer...hmmmm S'mores cupcakes & hot chocolate seems good to me:)

Helloo Sweetie!! Doesn't that look so yummy? Ok, so, I wanted to find an awesomely great marshmallow frosting. Not a lot out there. So I grabbed this recipe shared by Latasha M. but added the 7oz marshmallow fluff, PLUS another whole jar (198grams). There are tons of S'mores cupcakes on Pinterest, and I really like the ones that have been "roasted"....*note to self...I want a cooking blow torch!*

~happy crafting!~

Friday, January 17, 2014

Freebie Friday - Week 3 - Digital ATC

TGIF! Today I decided I would try creating a digital ATC - Artist Trading Card. These little guys are 2.5"x 3.5". I was in love with creating these last year, and thought I'd try the digital age out with these! 

I love them! I'm looking forward to playing around some more!! I have a full schedule ahead of me this weekend - daycare, sibling "sitting" I'm not sure I can actually call it that. Three 11 year olds are pretty self sufficient!! Gym & a birthday party...did I miss something? :D


Have a fabulous weekend everyone! Stay safe and warm!
~happy crafting!~