Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Hallowe'en!

This one was one of my favourites! It was featured in a Hallowe'en special Disney did in the 80's. Remember when there used to be a Disney movie every Sunday night? That was one they did for Hallowe'en. All I remember about it was that it was a bunch of scary songs with Disney clips in place of the video. (Ie. Evil Woman featured the wicked stepmothers and witches from Disney movies like Snow White) I wish I could find it again, but in the meantime, here is another great clip.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Ok, to start, I'm a big reader. I love to read; I love books. (Books are my babies.) I read a lot of fantasy, urban fantasy, horror fantasy, and romance (yes, I admit it). People tend to get beat up a lot in these types of books, in fact, some even die. But it isn't the ones that die I want to talk about right now, it's the ones who get beaten up.

As some of you are aware, I fell (dramatically) and broke a few ribs in August. I was incapacitated, barely able to move for a week with huge amounts of pain and suffering for another month (almost 2). In fact, my ribs still hurt and I need to be careful how I move lest they hurt even more. What I don't understand (and how this ties in to the previous paragraph), is how the heroine (or hero) of the above mentioned books is injured, broken ribs too, is able to walk away from - or even continue fighting in - whatever situation brought about these injuries.

Before I fell, I too thought that broken ribs were something to be brushed off, a quick recovery, no big deal. Not so anymore; the pain of that fall is, to date, the most horrible thing I've ever experienced in my life. It was so bad, I thought I managed to break my back and had my husband call 911 and I was expecting to be told I'd done permanent damage to myself.

How do these heroines (or hero's) brush this off? The pain and fear. Am I just a wimp? Can I truly not handle pain? I've suffered many years of debilitating cramps and this was way worse. I've broken my arm before, didn't hurt nearly as bad so what gives? The only theory I've come up with (aside from the whole, I'm a wimp thing) is that perhaps the author has never felt this pain before and, never having felt the pain of broken ribs, does not know how severe it really is. How incapacitating it can be.

Either that, or I really am a wimp.

Monday, October 25, 2010

What a way to start the day!

Woke up to snow on the ground this morning.

It's still snowing.


Here are the links to the latest treasuries I've done up on Etsy.


Spicy - All Alberta talent!

I'm going to start posting the links whenever I make new treasuries.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Guess what day it is?

Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday dear Jasmin,
Happy Birthday to me!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


My cousing shared a newslink on facebook and I wanted to share it with everyone here. It really makes you think about the charity purchases you make.

My auntie (my cousin's mother) died of breast cancer and my grandmother successfully beat it back so this issue is close to my heart. I really want to support these products, I really wish the companies donated more though. Companies should NOT benefit off of survivors pain and suffering. That's why, in the past few years, if I want to donate, I'll donate directly to

Think Before You Pink.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


What's your favourite thing to do with leftovers? My absolute favourite thing to do as a kid was to make sandwiches out of them. Leftover sausages, meatloaf, or hamburgers? Make a sandwich. Delicious!

Actually, I think my favourite food is a sandwich. There's something about the right combination of a good, grainy bread and fillings that just satisfies me to the core. My favourite? Twelve grain bread, extra-old cheddar cheese, mayo (Miracle Whip, to be exact) and iceberg lettuce with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Absolutely perfect!

Excuse me. I have a sandwich calling my name.

Friday, October 1, 2010


We are the Alberta Team and we're thrilled to tell you about our Autumn Harvest Sale! From Oct 1 - 7 check out the shops listed below for great items and great sales!! Each shop is offering their own promotion.

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Alberta Team Autumn Harvest Sale
*Please check all Shop Announcements for Specific Sale Details*

Accessories 10% off 15% off 15% off 10% off 10% off 10% off 15% off Buy 2 and get 1 free of equal or lesser value Free Shipping

Art Free art card (your choice) with purchase of $5+ Buy 1 Print, Get 1 Print Free 10% off all items + shipping included 10% off

Bags and Purses 15% off (custom orders excluded) 10% off

Bath and Beauty 10% off 10% off & Breast Cancer Month freebie

Books and Zines 15% off 15% off

Children 10% off 15% off 15% off 15% off puzzles & teethers (excludes custom) 10% Off Regular Priced Items 10% off 10% off & free shipping on orders of $25+ 10% off & Breast Cancer Month Freebie 10% off 15% off Free Canadian Shipping 10% off all blankets Free Shipping

Crochet Free Shipping 20% off See shop announcement for details

Dolls and Miniatures 20% off

Everything Else 15% off

Geekery 15% off

Glass Free continental shipping 50% off 1 item (see Shop Announcement) 20% off

Holidays 10% off Free Shipping Free Shipping 20% off (excludes custom orders)

Housewares 15% off - See shop announcement Free Shipping Free art card (buyer's choice) with purchase of $5+

Jewelry 15% off (excludes custom orders) 15% discount (excludes Sale/PIF Items) 10% off 10% off 10% off 10% Off free shipping + individual marked down items Free Shipping 10% off Free Shipping 15% off 10% off & free shipping 20% off 10% off 15% off (convo first for 20% off!) Blow Out Super Sale Section! Up to 40% off select items! 15% off 50% off 1 item (see Shop Announcement)

Knitting 10% off Free continental shipping See shop announcement for details

Paper Goods 20% off (excludes custom orders) 10% off 15% off 15% off 10% off Free set of 3 notepads with purchase Free art card (your choice) with purchase of $5+ 10% off 15% off 15% off 20% off 10% off any orders over $10 10% off

Patterns 15% off Buy 2 patterns, choose 1 for free

Supplies Buy 2 get 1 FREE 20% off (excludes custom orders) Free Shipping Free Shipping

Toys 15% off puzzles & teethers (excludes custom) 20% off 10% off (excludes custom orders) Free Canadian Shipping 10% off

Vintage 10% off 10% off