Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Just a Couple of Monkeys

And Gumby. He was jealous of the monkey's photo shoot.
These little guys will not be joining the rest of the gang in my shop, instead they are will going straight into loving homes with my sister and a friends niece.

Friday, June 12, 2009

My Worst Enemy

Well my worst summer enemy anyway. Oh, how I hate dandelions!
Happy Friday everyone!
Go Moose!
And Go Pens!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Pretty Sunset

The ice has been gone for about a week, it's time for my summer to start!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Project Complete!

One project down and just a gazillion to go. I had originally blogged about this bag on May 12th and I finally finished. I think it turned out pretty darn good.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Look What My Dog Did!!!

He destroyed his bed! I woke up to white fluffs all over the floor. Oh well, it's his problem now, he's the one that has to sleep on a flatter, less comfortable bed.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Au Revoire Snow!

We are finally going to get some nice weather for the weekend, knock on wood. And there is a rake with my name on it. Never in my whole life have I been more pumped for yard work.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Spring Where You At Baby?

What a beautiful winter sunset. Not! It is May 14th! And the lake is still frozen and there is snow on the ground and I am getting very angry!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Boy I can't believe that it's Tuesday already, it seems like I have been so busy lately(I almost forgot to call my mom on mothers day). This weekend I got my flowers started, something I probably should have done in April but hey, better late then never right? Besides our growing season here is much later then everyone else, especially with all this snow we have been getting.

In about 6-8 weeks I will have some beautiful petunias, pansies, and snap dragons to plant outside. I can't wait!
For the rest of the week I have much spring cleaning to do before my brother and some friends come up to visit for the long weekend. If I can find the time I would really like to get started on some new projects.

There is this cute bag that will be great for spring/summer to haul around all kinds of stuff. When it come to bags, for me bigger is definitely better. The pattern actually came with my sewing machine and I just tossed it aside and totally forgot about it. I'm hoping it will be nice and easy so I don't mess it up. The fabric I picked up a couple a weekends ago when I was in the city, my friend took me to Mitchell's(or as I like to say 'heaven'). The floral print is vintage and for the bottom of the bag I chose a navy blue jean.

Then I also got some nice light jersey cotton for for this little top circa 1976. The pattern is from
Anywho, I got lot's of work to get done.
Will post again soon,

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Friday!

Yes I made a snowman today. Not what I had originally planned to do today, oh well. My mom gave me a bunch of perennials that I am excited to get in the ground, but I guess it will have to wait till next weekend. Maybe. Weather permitting.
Have a great weekend everybody!
I will post again soon,

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Snow Day..............In May?!

That's right I woke up to snow on the ground this morning, and it's still coming down. Wtf! It seems like mother nature skipped over summer and went right to November, I don't know if I'm suppose to keep working on my bathing suit bod or bring out the Christmas decorations. So depressing.

Some birdies outside my office window.

This is my Alfie having some fun in the fresh snow. He doesn't usually look at the camera(he is afraid), but I tricked him with a stick.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Have a Great Weekend!

I'm heading south to the city for an extra long weekend of gallivanting with my girls, so this will be my last post until Tuesday. I just wanted to wish everyone a happy weekend before I go, I know that mine will be. I get to go to Wal-Mart! Wahoo! Anyway I must be going I have a 6 and a half hour drive ahead and I still have to unload the dishwasher.
I will post again soon,

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Look What I Made!

I made this curious monkey for a friend of a friend(a non-etsy sale) and I thought he turned out pretty cute so I decided to show everybody. He is my first polka-dotted monkey and my first official sale! Yeah!

Monday, April 27, 2009

My Wish List

Sorry I haven't posted anything in while I have just felt a little uninspired lately. I think it's the weather (outside my office window it is snowing while I type). But I have found that a little Etsy shopping can turn any mood into a happy one. Check out my wish list, in no particular order.

I love these! I am a hat lover. I'm really not sure why I don't own one already, everyone else does. This gorgeous purple pete is from btrflymom's shop, she has a couple different designs and many many colors. Makes me wish I knew how to crochet.

This a beautiful photograph I found in AliciaBock's shop, when I look at it I feel like it's summer and I'm lying on my back in the grass looking up at those trees. Someday when I redo my bedroom I want to have a green-kinda woodsy feel to it, and this would be perfect. Click here to see Alicia's website and blog.

This just makes me laugh. Coffee Hound mug from retrokitsh.

How I have survived this long without this little fella in my life I will never know. He can be used as a mail holder or a guard dog, and he reminds me of my grandma. The vintage wire mail holder can be found in my new favorite shop ModishVintage.

And a must have for my summer wardrobe! This ruffled tank is from ellainaboutique.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday Night

I got a big TV night ahead of me, and I'm so excited. I'm going to make myself a nice cup of tea, sit down and enjoy The Big Bang Theory, How I Met your Mother, and finish with the season 5 premier of The Hills. Can't wait! Got a date with L.C.! Better get ready!

Click here to watch a sneak peak of the new season.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Last night Seth Rogan hosted Saturday Night Live and it was really great! I wanted to post a link to The Muppet's sketch because I love The Muppet's and thought they did a really great job with the characters. But because I live in Canada it is impossible to watch any video clips from SNL. has every single episode archived but because of my "location" the clip is unavailable. The Global TV website has a page of best of '07-'08 clips which is useless to me, and unless your looking for Andy Samberg's digital shorts you won't find anything on youtube.
What started as a quick, happy, make my Sunday post, has ended up as an angry, ranting post. If you know a place where I can enjoy this Muppet's clip online please let me know. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to try to enjoy the rest of my weekend.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ruby Tuesday

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was good, it was very relaxing.
I played some Sims.That's a screen shot of my Sim family's chateau at 24 Hillside Pass Rd. In Desiderata Valley. My favorite part of playing Sims is remodeling and designing the houses, but the inside of this one isn't perfect yet so I'll show you those pictures another time.
What else did I do this weekend?........I worked on some more sock monkey's. I watched the Juno Awards, Russel Peters was great I hope he hosts again next year. Sam Roberts - Love you! And Dallas Green with Gord Downie - incredible! If you didn't catch the Sleeping Sickness performance check it out here.
I took my dogs for a walk because it was so nice outside, but soon remembered why spring is my most hated season. Everything is wet and muddy and then my dogs get wet and muddy and when they come inside if I don't through them in the tub right away they get everything in the house wet and muddy. Why couldn't we just skip over spring and go right to summer?
To finish off the weekend I had a cup of chai tea, a bowl of apple crisp (2 bowls actually, it was really good), and watched Amazing Race. Bye Mel and Mike, all pressure is on Margie and Luke now my last remaining fave team.
Will post again soon,

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sock Monkey!

This is what I have been working on for the last couple of weeks.
If you would like to adopt this monkey or one like him check out my shop here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Schweddy Family Recipe

No one can resist Alec Baldwin's Schweddy balls!
I spent all day yesterday making meatballs for a potluck dinner and they turned out perfectly! Just like Mama used to make, or one of my Auntie's, I don't remember exactly where the recipe came from. Oh well, they were delicious and that's all that counts.
Here's my recipe:
Sweet n' Sour Meatballs
In your ground beef add
1/4 cup of milk
1/2 cup of bread crumbs
Garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste
And I threw in some finely chopped white onion.
Then fry those babies up!

Okay, while those guys are frying away you'll want to get the sauce started. I used my slow cooker but you can use a pot on the stove too, it doesn't really matter.

Alright sauce time!
You need:
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of white vinegar
2/3 cup of ketchup
3/4 cup of brown sugar
2 tbsp. of soya sauce
2 tbsp. of corn starch
Mix that all together, adding the corn starch little by little so that it doesn't get lumpy.
Then when your meatballs are nice and browned dump them in the sauce.
I made about 80 meatballs and cooked them on high for about 4 hours and voila! Some yummy meatsaballs! Just look at those Schweddy balls! So hot and steamy, the smell is heavenly!

Unfortunately my meatballs were a big hit at the potluck, so i didn't get to have any leftovers. I was so looking forward to a messy meatball sandwich for lunch too. Booourns.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Jumped on the Band Wagon

I couldn't even last a week, follow me on twitter!

Happy St. Patty's Day!

May you have all the happiness
and luck that life can hold -
and at the end of all your rainbows
may you find a pot of gold.


Friday, March 13, 2009

Hollywood Revue

What's all the twittering about? If you haven't heard about it (and I highly doubt that), twitter is just another social network like your myspaces and your facebooks. It allows people to send and read other peoples tweets or updates, think of it as a cross between a text message and a facebook status. I first heard about in a Wired magazine a while back, but didn't think much of it because nobody was using it, until recently. A whole day doesn't go by without the mention of Twiiter, because celebrities love it! They are eatin' it up! After P. Diddy taught Ellen the ropes on her show she tried to get one million followers in one day, she didn't do it. Jimmy Fallon experimented by trying to make one of his audience members more popular than President Obama, and of course who can forget Ashton Kutchers rant about his noisy neighbors (Click here to see it if you haven't already). Celebrities still have their blogs to write whats on their mind, but twitter allows them to let their fans know what they are doing every minute of the day. I say great for the famous of the world, but for my regular self, meh. I think I'll just stick to facebook for now.

Last night saw the return of Dr. Ross, Nurse Hathaway, Dr. Carter, and Dr. Benton. I didn't watch it though, the dreamy George Clooney wasn't even enough to get me to tune in.

Hiedi and Spencer were on The View this morning and it was horribly boring, why were they even on the show?

Lastly, I just want to know what the deal is with Joaquin Phoenix. If this whole actor turned rapper thing is just a joke, stop it, I don't get it and it's not funny.
Anywho, that's all I got for today, have a great weekend!
Will post again soon,
PS. This post is dedicated to my Dad who is celebrating his 50th birthday today. Best Wishes Dad!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I <3 Vintage!!!!!!

I have a new love in my life and that is everything vintage!! I love vintage art, home decor but especially clothing! Here are some of my fav etsy finds:

The plaid cowgirl shirt not just for the cowgirl from nickandnessies.
A very cute see-through top from liaison.Definitely my favorite, a beautiful pink dress from 5andDime. Perfect to wear to those summer weddings.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Where is Spring?!!!!

I am so mad it is so cold today! Last week the weather was so beautiful, snow was melting and the birds were chirping, it was great. Daylight savings time was on the weekend, I felt like Spring was just around the corner, I could smell it in the air. Yes! Finally!
But no, I was horribly mistaken. I woke up this morning to -35 weather (that's Celsius)! The moon was still up, shinning so bright I think it was laughing at me. Damn you groundhog, this is your fault.
I looked through some pictures from our vacation in January, in hopes of putting warm, sunny thoughts in my head.Hopefully this will get me through the rest of the day.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hollywood Revue

So everyone is talking about The Bachelor this week, I am hearing about it everywhere! Ellen, Bonnie Hunt, The View, even Jimmy Kimmel, it is there every time I change the channel. We can all agree Jason did a horrible thing to Melissa on national television in front of millions in the most intense rose ceremony yet (Asshole!). First he embarrasses the poor girl, accepts the engagement ring back from her and then immediately runs to the arms of Molly. All for the ratings of the show, it makes me sick. Many people believe the whole arrangement was staged, something that the producers of the show haven't completely denied. But from all this drama there was some good to come of it.
Jillian Harris had her heart broken by bachelor Jason Mesnick before the Molly, Melissa love triangle. Even though most fans of the show were rooting for the Canadian, she was blind-sided by the infamous 'friend talk'. Upsetting for everyone (especially Jillain), I think we have all come to realize that she is much too good for Jason anyway. Because Jillain was so popular she was named to be the new Bachelorette! We will all get to watch the 29 year old Albertan find love when the episodes start airing in May. Good luck Jillain, I will definitely be watching!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Monday, Monday.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was pretty uneventful, I spent most of my time playing Sims 2 on my computer. Once you start you can't stop, it's like drugs!
When I wasn't playing Sims 2 I was busy watching Sims 3 trailers on YouTube, here's my favorite:
The original February release date has been pushed back to June 2, so far away, I don't know if I can wait that long. Sims 3 looks amazing, I can't wait to play and create some sims! There is a special edition available for pre-order online right now. Sadly though I think I will need to buy a new computer just so I can play, old Betsey can barely handle Sims 2 and I don't even have all the expansion packs. No need to worry June is a ways away, plenty of time for computer shopping!
Will post again soon,

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

C is for Cookie

I decided I would do some baking today. Yum! Yum!

I know they are of the Pillsbury variety, the lazy baker way. But these chocolate chip heavenly morsels are my second all-time favorite cookies, first being Grandma's Christmas Shortbread of course.
You can't mess up this recipe, it's fool proof. Delicious melt in your mouth perfection every time!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

I can't wait to see this! Opens in June.
Here's a link to the trailer.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

My First Post!

Hello world! Welcome to my blog! The window to my life.
My name is Tanis and I am almost a quarter of a century old. I live in northern Manitoba where i enjoy going to yoga, curling, gaming, cooking, crafting and like everyone else, taking long walks on the beach. I just got back from a vacation in Cancun, Mexico and thought 'with a nice new tan and a new year ahead, what a perfect time to start a blog'.
Before i continue to go any further i would like to introduce the one who was my inspiration in naming my blog, my Maggie baby.
Will post again soon!