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Finally, we’re moving towards Spring , after a long brutal seemingly never-ending winter. That is to say, a real winter, like we haven’t had in a long time here in Southern Ontario. We’re in April already, and temperatures are still dipping below the freezing mark each night! Well never mind. It’s winter’s last gasp. No matter how hard it blusters and carries on and refuses to leave,... Read more
This reminds me of Play-doh, except incredibly advanced. Seems like it'd be fun to try, and even getting things "wrong" could work out. Plus, clearly creates brilliant ideas: who doesn't want to see Buddha on a treadmill?? (Must click!) Read more
These shoes, not boots, were made for walking, and that's just what they'll do - they'll walk you wherever you want to go thanks to GPS technology installed right in them! And they don't even look like space shoes, they're a pretty sleek, well-heeled leather pair.

Do you think this could be a trend that will catch on?

Another question: what happens when it rains??? Read more
A few years ago my neighbor found two baby squirrels; the cat had gotten the mother and the babies had puncture marks.

Did I want to raise one? Sure, my nurturing nature kicked in. So I took it right in the middle of yard work.

Now what? I went online and found a wonderful article on how to raise and release squirrels.

The most important thing was NOT to use puppy milk from the pet store. It will kill... Read more
Whether you love or dread Valentine's Day, leave it to National Geographic to have found inspiring photos of love that aren't all nauseating and cliched. In fact, they're warm enough to melt even the coldest of hearts! Read more
Can't decide whether I'm relieved or disappointed that the "raw" look at fashion didn't include the following:
- Lady Gaga's meat dress
- Anything resembling America's Next Top Model contests
- Models' food choices

Anything you wished you saw? Read more
Imagine having a whole city inside your head? How would you get it out? These famous architects have done an incredible job of bringing their visions to streets and towns all around the world.

Kinda makes me want to buy a pack of crayons... Read more
Ever go to a craft fair and all the vendors greet you with smiles and all their products are nicely displayed - like they have been there forever? The atmosphere is laid-back and welcoming. Don't let any of that fool you . Join me now for the real happenings.

The typical craft fair day starts at dawn or before - with the loading of the car. I get 3 folding tables and 2 chairs out of the shed while... Read more
Winter in Saskatchewan is a wonderland.

These are trees in Estevan, Saskatchewan. After the recent ice storm, central and eastern Canada now knows how this feels. Toronto lost 20% of its canopy. The trees in Saskatchewan are used to it.

Here’s a view of a yard in Estevan. No, that is not the house. Or a barn. Silly you.

To the right of the storage shed you see a gazebo. Those are not real deer in the... Read more
Artisangirl here with part 4... the conclusion of Fun Facts About Gemstones!
Let's first look at a very powerful stone :

Rutilated Quartz..The Powerful Energizer ...This stone stimulates electrical energies within the body to recharge vital energy centers...It reaches the root of problems and facilitates transitions and a change of direction. Rutilated quartz was also believed by ancients to soothe dark... Read more



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