Friday, December 30, 2011

Catching up - April 2011

We have had a News Paper route! Three girls, three routes. We lasted 5 months. It was very time consuming, more after school activities were added to our schedule, in the end I delivered to all three routes! On the plus side - We repainted all the white trim work in our house due to black news print finger marks Everywhere!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

What the HECK!

I was hoping to start taking photo of my spring garden, not a winter garden.
Even the poor garden fairy looks exhausted holding that snow.

 This photo (below) was under exposed when I took it, so I quickly beefed it up but I think I went too far too fast - right now SNOW is not my favorite subject - I will now delete this photo from my files.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kensington Market

Hey Guys, 

I spend today in the city with some photography friends. The 4 of us drove to China town and then walked the streets to Kensington Market. We had a great lunch in a Mexican Restaurant named El Trompo at 277 Augusta Avenue . I tried a drink called "Horcahta (made from rice, vanilla, cinnamon and a bit of milk) ohh it was soo good. Any who here are just a few of the photos I took - I am always learning and my friends were nice enough to try to teach more about taking much to learn.

I love all the colours in this small space.

 These bricks are a great back drop

 I love the shadow here.

 Sweet skirts

I can't wait til the next outing.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Am I Crazy?

 Am I Crazy?
This couch is sitting on the neighbour's front porch and....... I love it! 
I love it - I see soo much potential.

Its a beautiful red velvet with wonderful wood detail. Can you imagine it re-upholstered in linen and the wood painted white. It has 4 cushions so I would re-design it to be 3 but keep the the same puckered back (proper terminology ???). I bet it would be a pretty penny to have re-upholstered.

 It looks super long ~ I took the photos from the sidewalk so I haven't had the up close and personal look yet.

 I think it could look something like this.

Am I crazy?

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Let them eat cake.

Looky looky what the girls made, they made their first fondant cake.
It's much like playing with play-doh - so much fun.  
For the first attempt I think it turned out great, a little thick but non the less it's a show stopper.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I have been meaning to post these photos for a awhile now. 
I bought this stereo cabinet from the thrift store, I refinished it, took off the wooden yin and yang symbols from the middle door, took the legs off and had Mr. attache it to the wall.
 I forgot to take a photo of the BEST part.......the original working light bulb inside, when you slide the left hand door open the light comes on! Brilliant.

 I like to take random photos of some of the rooms in the house - it give me a chance to see whats working in terms of colour and space. As you probably noticed  I photoshopped the BLACK iron heat register from the base board under the cabinet on the right hand side - now I know it will look better painted the same colour as the base board - Yup, add it to my list of things to do.

We both like a clean and modern look in home decor but sometimes in my photos I think the room looks stark. I'll take a full room photo and you can be the judge. 

Happy Tuesday..... JoAnna

Monday, February 14, 2011

Ellicottville Year 5

Back from vacation! 

We are back from our annual ski/board vacation - and man was it awesome! The runs were great, lots of snow and extreme cold temperatures. We skied 4 days morning til night. I love our winter vacation, lots of exercise outside and then back to relax in the hot tub, but mostly I love hanging out with our family & friends for the week.

I didn't take many photos of the vacation this year, I let the girls take video instead, I hope to have some funny movies.
Below is a photo of my NEW favorite socks, given to me and made by Nanny. I was given them on the trip and I swear to you I wore them everyday after we returned from the hill. They are so warm and fun. I took the photo and sent it to Nanny as a Thank you.

Thanks again Nanny.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

my artwork

Had my appointment with  the oral surgeon yesterday - 3 more weeks of blender food!


winter display

Monday, January 31, 2011

blender with a capitol B

I was in bed last week for the majority of the week. I had some oral surgery done (details are gross) but I am on the mend, swelling has decreased, off my pain killers but still blending all my food. 

This photo is a reminder of how much time I spend in bed. 
I have used this image in the past but wanted to try some textures on it. At first I loved it, the darkness, the way the star lights glow, the eery feeling...... But now that I'm looking at it again, I'm not so sure.
I guess that's how I felt last week, for the small amount of time that I was conscious. 

Like I said I am on the slow mend and I have our ski vacation next week to look forward to. So next week I will take some lovely white snowy photos, brighten them up am mak'em pretty.

Til then, take care.


Miss L's head board - photo by westy

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I'm Here

I'm here just not as often. I started working outside the home mid November. It's great but now I have limited time for the blog and photography. I work for the city, walk to work (5minutes) and my hours are 9am - 2pm Mon to Friday. I am able to walk Miss. P to school in the morning and pick everyone up after school. 
Then the real work begins, clean up breakfast dishes to make dinner and rush out the door to an activity. We are both out with kids running in separate directions Monday to Friday! And then 3 games of hockey, 2 practices spread over the weekend. 
Love it!
Won't want it any other way.


I will pop in again when I can sneak a few minutes but don't hold your breath.