April 30, 2011

bath time

Good day good day friends!!

It's the weekend! What does everyone have planned or not planned? Sometimes not planning is the best way to go... spontaneity.

With it being Saturday that means its snap shot day over at Yellow Song Bird. I am linking up a picture of my...dog?! My dear Callie looks more like a poor drowned rat. This is what she looks like after a bath. She has high self-esteem....I hope.

Everyone have a fantastic day and weekend! I've gotta go get me ready for some 'boyfriends extended family breakfast time' should be fun I've met them a few times they all know my name and I can't remember theirs. Oh ya and Clint isn't coming because he has to work..... ahh!


April 28, 2011

just to make you smile


Hope everyone is having a great day! my interview went really well I will hear back either way by mid next week. Also if you would like to do guest posting/tutorial/giveaway here on my little bloggy read this little blerp.

And just to make you smile, here is what I found while cutting mushrooms for salad.


pretty things & thoughts

Happy Thursday friends!

For Easter my momma got me a beautiful plant. When I woke up one morning one of the flowers had fallen off, so I took pictures.

It has petals growing right in the middle of it. In the yellow pollen-y stuff it looks very beautiful and full!

Guess what else?! I won a giveaway from Andi, that is pretty exciting. She is having a huge sale in her etsy shop so just click on her name and you will go right there.

Also I was thinking that if anyone wanted to do some guest posting/tutorials/giveaway here on my blog just leave me a comment or email me abranconier{at}hotmail{dot}ca (notice that it is CA not COM) and we can figure something out. It is a great way for other people to find your blog or shop with out having to pay for advertising.

I have my interview today, I'll let ya know how it goes. But I do believe that is all for now. I am wishing you all a very wonderful Thursday. The sun is shining and the birds are chirping here. So I think I might go enjoy the out doors for a bit with a cup a jo and a book.


April 26, 2011

presents and such

Happy happy Tuesday friends!

I'm super duper excited because I have an interview lined up this week. So I hope that it will go well and that I get a job.

Yesterday was so nice outside so we had a bbq, my favorite!! I also spent all day out side with Clint's nephews. We jumped on the trampoline, tried to catch bugs (tried being the key word), played basketball and sun tanned. I think it was the best way to spend the day and enjoy the sun.


On a totally different note, want to see what I made my sister for her birthday?

She loved it!

Also with each gift that I make I am working my way through my 25 by 25 list. Also I will be opening an Etsy shop soon. I will keep you posted on when it will be opening because I'm not entirely sure yet myself.


April 24, 2011

easter weekend

Happy Monday!

So I'm super excited to be sharing my weekend with you! It was such a great time to reflect on what Christ did for me (& you), as well as being with the people I love.


1 ~ Clint and I driving to my mama's place for Easter. I always take goofy pictures while driving. One very important thing for road tripping is good music. And right now I am loving Mumford & Sons! you should give them a listen if you haven't heard them yet. Also did some crocheting, made a couple mug sleeves.

2 ~ Family time. Eating yummy food. Letting Callie sneak on the table. Watching cousins play DS. Totem pole: Erin, Callie and I. Sista pics. Clint and I. Grandparents. Finding out that there is a new cousin on the way, EEEEE!!

3 ~ New tradition is an Easter tree. Mama printed out pictures of the Easter story and what Jesus went through. Before hanging the picture on the tree she explained what each one was. I loved watching the boys listen and watch so intently.

4 ~ It was my little sistas birthday! Yee! I cannot believe she is 14, where did those years go?! (Also that makes me old, YIKES!)

This was my wonderful weekend, hope you had a great weekend too.
What Easter traditions do you and your family do?
Linking up to Life Made Lovely.


ps. I was looking on my stats and someone pinned one of my pictures on pintrest. That was kind of exciting! I'm to scared to join for fear that I will never stop looking at all the wonderful pins.

We celebrate because...

He is Risen!

April 23, 2011

saturday snapshot

Hello lovely friends!

Happy Saturday! What do you have planned for this fine day? I am heading into the city with two of Clint's sister to do some birthday shopping for a fabulous little niece who happens to be turning the big 1. Should be lots of fun and speaking of this adorable little girly, here is my Saturday snapshot for the link up over at Kim's.

You may also notice that she is wearing one of Kim's super cute headbands. I was moving in to Clint's and this little cutie kept coming in to watch me unpack and she what she could get into. I think it looks pretty darn cute on her.


April 22, 2011

good friday

The Wondrous Cross

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride

See from his head, his hands, his feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did ever such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown

O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
Bids me come and die and find that I may truly live
O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
All who gather here by grace draw near and bless
Your name

Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an offering far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all

-Issac Watts

Thank you Jesus!


April 21, 2011

things i'm loving thursday

Hello lovely friends!

I hope this Thursday is treating you well.

So I thought I'd share somethings I am loving right now!

{this free spring print from here}

{this fantastic rejoice wreath }

{skype so that I can talk to this goof ball}

I'm going out with Clint's sister tonight. Woo for girls night, we are heading to a local spring play, should be fun!


April 19, 2011

apple coffee muffins

Happy happy Tuesday friends!

Amidst unpacking, washing, folding and ironing my cloths. I made some super yummy muffins!

So this is what ya need to do to make these yummy muffins!

whisk together:
2 c flour
2 tbsp baking powder
1/3 c sugar
3 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch slat

separate bowl mix:
3/4 c milk
1/4 c coffee
1 egg
2 peeled chopped apples

then pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl.
stir together just until all is combined, do not over mix!(they will get rubbery)

preheat oven to 400 degrees.
grease muffin tin (makes 12 muffins)
plop the muffin dough, batter, whatever its called into the tins
bake for 20 minutes, each oven is different so check them as they bake

eat and enjoy!

Let me know if you make these yummy muffins. Or share what your favorite muffins are.


April 18, 2011

yo-yo fun

Hello hello friends!

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! This weekend I figured out how to make lovely little yo-yo's and I can't stop!

Here is a little tutorial for you.

First start by cutting out a circle (it will be half the size once it's done so 4inch circle =2inch yo-yo)
Once you have a circle cut out start the stitching, make sure to try and keep it even.

I forgot to take pictures of the next steps sorry dears! But once you stitch around the whole circle pull the thread. Pulling the thread will cause it to gather. Then make a little knot so that it doesn't come undone.

Then you can add any details you wish!

I did a bit of lace in the back and topped it with a cute vintage pearl button. I put this onto a bobby pin and presto!

Can you see it in my hair looking all cute? (it was grad this weekend too, but that is a different post)


April 16, 2011

sisterly love

Happy Saturday friends!

Today I am sharing a few pictures of my baby sis and I. Boy oh boy do I ever love and miss this girly! I haven't seen her for a few months since I've been at school.

My sweet little bean (that's what I call her) has such a personality and fun way about her at the amazing age of five. Although there are 15 years between us we are bestest friends and I hope that as we both grow up that will never change.

These pictures are from after she gave me a 'makeover'. She is a little princess makeovers are very important to little princess, along with dancing around the living room, doing ballet, and hugs and kisses! Princesses always give lots of hugs and kisses, it's a wonderful thing.

Linking up with Kim and Ashley today.


April 13, 2011


Hello lovely friends!

I really hope that you are enjoying the nicer spring weather. I have been sitting in local coffee for many many hours studying for my most dreaded exam.... western civilization.

I am not good with dates and remembering little details so I'm really nervous. I have put more hours studying for this exam than any other exam in all my schooling life. So if you think of me tomorrow at around 2 pm...pray for me... pretty please. I brought a friend with me to study today she has left most papers til now so she is b-u-s-y so sitting in silence together studying is really all we can do at this point in the semester.

I love her! and the wonderful thing is we will be living minutes away from each other this summer. Can you say beach, bonfires, and lots of laughing!? I am pumped!

Well back to studying for this girl.
Thanks in advance for your prayers.


April 12, 2011

hoop art

Hello Lovelies!

A while ago I signed up for my very first swap of any sort. It was a hoop art swap that Heather from Blessed Little Nest (now life made lovely) had set up. I was very excited and got right to making my hoop art. I can now show you what I made because my swapping partner has received it.
I would take a picture of the one I got but I'm moving and so everything is packed away.


April 11, 2011

sun set

hello friends!

I hope that you all had amazing weekends. What did you do? Anything exciting or out of the ordinary?

It was raining for a good part of the weekend but mid Sunday it cleared up. Clint and I love to go driving around and find somewhere to explore. It has been flooding around here so there is water laying around and filling the ditches. At sunset it is so beautiful!

I love watching the sun set! The sky fills with glorious colours!

So lovely!


April 9, 2011


The winner is...I will get your email address to Kitty so you two can figure out colours and such.

image from free pretty things for you.


April 7, 2011

looking good?

Hello lovely friends!

Tomorrow is the last day to enter the giveaway going on here on my blog, be sure to enter!

Well school has come to an end all that is left is two exams. My room is a d-i-s-a-s-t-e-r and for those who know me know that I like a very clean and organized space. Also all my crafting has been packed away, I think I am beginning to twitch. I needed to do something creative so my blog got the brunt of it.

What do you think? Yes, No, suggestions? I'm not good with this kinda tech stuff, I wanted my header to stretch across and be centered. Does anyone know how to do that, that could help me out? It would be much appreciated.


fixed the problem....maybe?

Hello happy friends!

OK so I think, I hope, that I fixed my email situation.

I have been working on it all evening (oops, what it's 8:30). So if it doesn't work I dunno what to do. I am not tech savvy so we will see.

But to test it out you should all send me an email :)

I love happy mail!


April 6, 2011


Hello Friends!

do you ever get those days? ya know the ones, the ones that God throws at ya because He is saying, "Today you are going to be stretched and grow." Hmm I love those days (please note sarcasm). Well that was my day today and looking back on it I am glad that this day happened.

Well today was going along being a great day. I finished off a personal reflection for a class then started on my f-i-n-a-l paper (yes folks FINAL one the mountain has been beat) this was very exciting. I then headed over to get a massage that I had scheduled for today (it is important to be relaxed going into exam week, at least that is my justification). After that I headed over to go babysit because I was needed earlier than usual today, which I love because if you know me you know I love kids and am just dreaming of becoming a mommy. So the little one and I played and danced and played some more then headed out for a lovely walk around campus. She blew kisses at passer bys, I smiled as I watched their hearts smile. During our lovely walk we came across a friend with a guitar and we danced and sang to some row row row your boat, Jesus love me, and the rock song (that we made up). It was great fun! She went down for her nap and I got to work away at my f-i-n-a-l paper and got a good bit done. During this time I had received a text from a friend asking for a ride to the city. I'm not very good at saying no and the city means starbucks right? So I said sure. Now this friend is not the easiest person to be with and I have a difficult time when I'm with them. I am unsure how to react because they crave attention and love but seek for it in the wrong ways. I am always challenged when I am with him but it God teaches me something new whenever I am with him. I find it very difficult to be kind to someone who is always negative and turns everything toward themselves. My fuss is often short when I am around him and I have been known to burst when I am with him. However today God gave me patience that I never asked for but I appreciated so much. I was able to be spend time and talk with him even though it may have been surface. I was able to be with him and not have rude remarks to answer his crying out for attention. I was able to love him. I had to smile a lot and I think that smile was plastered on so that my lips could not move at times. This was very growing for me. It may sound confusing and I'm sorry but I just needed to get it out and I made a little picture to go along with it.


April 5, 2011

first time for everything

Good morning lovelies!

As I'm sitting here I can hear birds flying back here. What a great way to know that spring is here. Another great thing this is the very last Tuesday of classes!! This excites me a GREAT deal.

Well I have some thing crafty to show ya. I have never really done painting much before but this Sunday at Clint's we pulled out some canvases and paints. I just went to town not knowing what I was doing but I kinda like how it turned out. I learned for next time so that's good.

I should have taken a picture of what my dear Clinty painted it was amazing. I think we are both going to keep painting we really enjoyed it.


April 4, 2011

weekend review

Good day lovelies!

Check out this great giveaway! It's a gooder!

Some pictures that make me smile from last weekend (I just got my camera back this weekend so I'm sorry these pictures are a week old hee hee)

These make me smile!
{desperate for a tan}

{i don't think the snow needs shades}

{found a comfy spot}

{i'm just going to test how thick the ice is....AHH it's so cold}

{i really love this man}
linking up at Life Made Lovely

April 2, 2011


Hello lovelies!!

I am having another giveaway this week! Woo Hoo!

This lovely giveaway is from the oh so talented Kitty of the blog A Law Student's Journey and shop Law Student Crafts. There are so many wonderful pretties in her shop. Here are few of my favorites:
{custom hangers}
{record bookends}
{sweet polka dot bow head bands}

Kitty is giving the winner one of these cuties!
{baby headband}
{one for yourself}

Are these not the cutest headbands?! So you get to choose the size either one for the kiddo or one for yourself. AND you get to choose what colours you want! The options are: cream, brown, teal, pink and purple. So you choose the band colour and the flower colour!

So you want to win one of these super cute headbands?
This is what you need to do:
Become a follower of my blog (1)
Extra entries
become a follower of Kitty's Blog (1)
heart her shop in Etsy (1)
tell me what colour combo you would get if you won (1)
post about this giveaway and link it back here (1)

That is 5 chances to enter!

Open to US residents only. Giveaway will run until Friday the 8th and winner announced on Saturday. Good Luck!


saturday snapshot

Hello lovelies!

Today is Saturday and that means Saturday Snapshot at Yellow Songbird.

This lovely little pic is from my second year of college. I had just bought new rubber boots and I was so excited! I felt like I was back in grade school, and look like it too.

Stay tuned for another giveaway coming up next week.


April 1, 2011

and the winner is....

Hello lovelies!

I have a winner to announce, but first I want to give you a heads up. For some odd reason my email is not working through my blogger account. I can't figure out why this would be. So I am sorry if you have been trying to e-mail me and they just get returned. I will try to get this figured out as soon as I can.

I used random.org but couldn't figure out how to get it on my post. (I'm not tech savvy)

The winner of my moving away give away is.......
number 21!

Olivia she said...

My favorite thing about spring...being able to be outside all the time. I love to be barefoot and work in the garden at the same time! :)

Congratulations Olivia! I will be sending you an email soon. If you read this first then email me with your mailing address abranconier{at}hotmail{dot}ca