Wednesday, July 27, 2011

If I'm Lyin' I'm Cryin'

As I sat down to write this post, the kids were watching Mater Shorts. For about ten minutes I stared at the title line, and could think of nothing but "If I'm Lyin' I'm Cryin!"' So I just went with it :)

Just wanted to share a few things 'Instagram' that I've come across the past few days, that I am loving!

First up is Instagrid a sweet little web gallery for all your Instagram photos. I love Instagram, so this is kinda perfect! If you aren't already come follow me on Instagram! Oh, and I should mention that they can print your Instagram photos as a poster for $25! So awesome. I will defefinitly be doing this soon.

Next up, is Blurb. They are a photo book company, based in Canada. I had some Groupons that were about to expire, so I started making my first ever photo books. To my delight, they gave me the option to upload my photos from Instagram and and adjusted the resolution. I should be getting them in the next day or two. I'll be sure to post on the finished product. I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it! But till then here is a little preview.

It has become clear to me now, that this post was nothing short of me professing my love of all things Instagram! But seriously whats not to love?

Till next time, Suit yerself!
~ Katrina

Monday, July 25, 2011

Garlic scapes and picture frames.

With my girlies in tow Saturday morning, we headed to the farmers market. It's one of our favorite things to do on a Saturday. We also like to hit a few yard sales on the way. I found some real beauties in one stop, I love it when that happens.

 3 large vintage frames, a vintage ship watercolor, and an ugly brass lamp, don't worry I have plans for it.  I paid $10 instead of the $19 asked for all of it! Most of the time, stuff at flea markets and yard sales, is marked up. They expect people to haggle. So do it! The worst that can happen, is they say no.

Farmers market bounty. Aaaahhhhh, I love summer in southern Ontario.
Top to bottom; Apricots, Niagara Peaches, Golden Plums, Garden tomatoes, Black Cherries, wild blueberries, and Garlic Scapes. Wait, garlic scapes, you ask? yes. They are fantastic. We tried them last year, and added them to soups, stir fry. But we liked them most as pesto. Oh yes. In my book pesto is practically perfect. It's license to eat, an otherwise inappropriate amount of garlic! Mmmmm, garlic. The husband may, or may not have a different opinion ;) Recipe to follow soon!

I'm back, baby!

So, it's been a while. Haha, a long while. But I'm really looking forward blogging regularly again. I think before, blogging was starting to feel more like a chore. I had made a lot of parameters for myself, and those parameters excluded a few things that I really enjoy, like food, and fitness. I'm not really sure how it will all come together, but I think I will make less rules for my self this time. I like being free to be me.

 I wanted to share a photo today of #3, my baby. He is walking now, and climbing everything! The other day he pushed this little chair to the table, climbed up, and said with a squeal,'did it!' Oh my, my. That face says it all.

I'll have some exciting features in the days and weeks to come, so check back regularly Y'all :)