Free Wheeling

In the immortal words of Queen, "I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike. I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like." It's a rite of passage in the life of a kid... learning to ride a two-wheeler is really exciting! So... "Get on your … Continue reading Free Wheeling


I came up with the idea for this kit the other day when my daughter came home after being out with her dad.  She had picked me a beautiful bouquet of little yellow flowers and proudly handed them over with a hug and a kiss.  Sweetness itself!    That took me right back to when … Continue reading Posies

Note to Self

As women and mothers, we often focus on everyone else but us.  Don't forget to remind yourself that you are wonderful, worthy, and oh so amazing!  Preserve your stories and memories for your future self as well as your family.  "Note to Self" will help you do just that... so go ahead and scrap about … Continue reading Note to Self


I've been going through some difficult "stuff" lately which has been very challenging for me.  I'm generally a very positive and upbeat person... a half glass full kind of girl. Lately though I've been feeling very discouraged, with a real sense of unfairness.  I don't like feeling this way at all, so it was time … Continue reading Optimistic

Par for the Course

A new month means a new Buffet!  This month the colour palette just screamed golf to me. Although I'm not a golfer, my husband sure is.  He's either playing it or watching it or talking to his friends about it.  (That is, when it's not hockey season of course!)  At one point we had reached … Continue reading Par for the Course

Toothless Grin

Happy Friday!  Toothless Grin was inspired by youngest daughter, who recently lost her first two teeth within a day of each other.  It was a very exciting couple of days at our house.  That tooth fairy sure had to scramble for some loonies and toonies  (that's one and two dollar coins for you non-Canadians out … Continue reading Toothless Grin

In Vino Veritas

Hello!  I'm here today to show off my latest collection to you.  In Vino Veritas sums up nicely the fun I have with my friends... laughing together, being silly together, and enjoying some great wine together.  We take an annual trip to the Okanagan which is the wine country of southern/central British Columbia.  To be … Continue reading In Vino Veritas

Some News and Newish Goodies

First the news... after a great deal of thought I have made the very difficult decision to close my store at Scraps N Pieces.  It wasn't easy, to say the least.  I've made so many wonderful friends at SNP and met many of them in person at the retreats.  I do plan on still visiting … Continue reading Some News and Newish Goodies

Comfort and Joy

Are you all ready for Christmas?  I've finished all of our prep work and now just have to wrap. Typically I throw on "It's a Wonderful Life" and wrap the night away (after the kids are asleep, of course!)  It's one of those little yearly rituals that bring me comfort. Christmas is a time of … Continue reading Comfort and Joy