30 September, 2011


365 Breakfasts-349: Danish & Water

(click photo for source via Flickr)

27 September, 2011

Ten Things I Love Tuesday

Welcome to this week's installment of 10TILT - a collection of things from around the internet that I quite like. Have a look, and maybe you'll find something new to enjoy too!

25 September, 2011

Weekend Update

This and a few rounds of Carcassone, the board game, is primarily what our weekend looked like. Lots of screens, I know... such a first world problem. Please disregard my heinous wallpaper. 

22 September, 2011

Just Say No, it'll be Worth it.

I am not a very motivated person. Not when it comes to losing weight anyway. I get all excited for the first few days, and then two more days in a row come along where either I don't feel like working out, or something prevent me from doing so... and I just forget about it. That's all it takes. Some might say I have a short attention span. I'd say they were right. But this time is different. I feel it in my bones.

(click photo for source via Flickr)

21 September, 2011

Wine Making at Home, Part 2

This is the second part of Winemaking at Home, a guest post by my husband, V about how we did our first batch of homemade wine. To see the first post, please click here.

Welcome back! By now you should know all the basic equipment you need to start making your very own wine. Today we continue with the process all the way to finish!

20 September, 2011

Ten Things I Love Tuesday

Welcome to this weeks edition of 10TILT - a collection of things from around the internet that I find interesting, useful, or love-worthy! To see more 10 Things I Love posts, click here.

19 September, 2011

Freebie Fridays

I am a little late in this post, but better late than never! As you might be aware, my dear friend Jocelyn (of Playing it Cooley) has really had my back when it comes to this blog. I do just ok with HTML and customizations, but she... well, she is much, much better. I'm just a beginner, where she could be labeled as advanced. Anyways, she's great, and wouldn't you know? She's talented too! Jocelyn offers all kinds of neat crafts and tutorials over on her blog

Anyways, she thought of this great idea of us offering up some free printables to the fans of our facebook pages! We are just so excited to share this with you guys!
Every week, we'll be offering you a new downloadable image on our facebook page, and all you have to do is head on over to our pages and click "like".

Tea Time & a Giveaway!

To be honest, I have never really been a big fan of tea. Then again, I did not grow up drinking it - quite the opposite, in fact. I grew up shunning coffee and tea altogether. A shame, I know.

When I had my first cup of tea, I was not impressed. It tasted like herbs in water... essentially, that's all it is, but saying it like that takes all the fun out of it. To me, tea was herbal water and it was no fun.

A friend of mine, Tracy, is a massage therapist. One day, she invited me over for an hour-long massage after I seriously tweaked my back doing some mundane thing. I arrived early and she was just putting her kids down for a nap so she made me a cup of tea while I waited. Knowing my distaste for tea, she just said, "trust me, this is one you'll like."

16 September, 2011


We've were fortunate enough to get some sunny weekends, followed by a full week of sun not long ago. Autumn is full of sunshine in Ireland... and blackberries.

13 September, 2011

Ten Things I Love Tuesday #13

Welcome to this week's edition of 10TILT - a smattering of things I've found around the internet this week that I love! For the first time ever, I'm actually adding a linky party to the end of this post for you to link up your "love" posts - a fun way to connect with other bloggers and find new things.

09 September, 2011

A Present!

Bilbo has been freed from his time in the cone of shame. About time, too - it's only been SIX damn weeks! But his little bum sore is all better and we're all trying to move on in life.

Wednesday was his first real unsupervised cone-free day. I let him outside for a couple hours, and when he came home, I closed the windows and doors so he'd stay home for the rest of the evening. Yesterday, when I let him outside, he brought him his first ever gift to me.

A field mouse.

I was both pleased and horrified. Pleased because he's off using his natural instincts - keeping a rodent from deciding to come into my home now that the weather is starting to chillify. Horrified... because he's never brought home a dead ANYTHING before and he had a much better opportunity, I think, at our previous cottage - which was pretty much infested. Rats galore.
Then again, rats are kinda the a-holes of rodent communities... and Bilbo wasn't much bigger then than a rat...

Anyway - I thanked Bilbo for his generous gift before he decided it was time to eat it... at which time I grasped the mouse by its tail and flung it over the fence into the back field. Blech.

They grow up so fast. Seems like only yesterday he looked like this:

08 September, 2011

Ten Things I love Tuesday #12

Welcome to the twelfth (it took me a minute to remember how to spell that correctly... how often do you spell that word??) edition of 10TILT, on its very special day - Thursday... because I missed it on Tuesday. 
I've kept you waiting for two additional days, so without further ado, here are ten things I'm loving this week!

07 September, 2011


Sorry I haven't been posting as much lately. I don't really have an excuse other than I've been feeling a bit "blah" lately. I've been needing a change... it's just that time of year! I usually feel this way during the autumn and spring. Maybe it's natural.

Yesterday was supposed to be 10TILT but I spent the entire day driving around the country and cleaning up the house and getting dinner ready for a guest - who in the end, could not make it. No hard feelings of course, but it was a bit disappointing. When evening fell - I was just plain exhausted and didn't feel up to posting a new 10TILT. I was thinking - how about tomorrow? Ten Things I Love Tuesday - on Thursday! Hooray!

I'm feeling much better now - about the "blah-ness". Why? I got a hair cut! My friend Karina (who is a very, very talented hairdresser) helped me out and chopped off a solid ten inches off my hair (more in some places)!!

What do you think?
See you tomorrow!

03 September, 2011


Maurice, our neighbor cat, was in the yard yesterday. Poor Bilbo couldn't even defend his turf.


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