Sunday, October 21, 2007

Se rattraper

Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Have you missed me?

I can't believe two weeks has passed since my last post, and I apologize to all of you for being away for so long and not visiting you! I have been catching up with work, meeting deadlines, researching, crafting, and of course, garage sale-ing before the season is over!

I was recently promoted at work and have been co-ordinating upcoming events on top of doing work for my university so things around here have been very hectic! Mum and I also tried our hand at creating Sally Jean inspired necklaces which have turned out beautifully. You can view them on my mum's blog, Posted From Home...(she never neglects her blog like I am so guilty of and she is very much adored for that!)

This past weekend, mum and I scored a gorgeous antique scale and a beautiful dress mould that we have BIG plans for...and speaking of garage sales, the tea cart I found a few weekends ago has also been receiving some T.L.C from me and is being prepped for a fresh coat of white paint! You are all in for a treat when you see the spin mum and I are putting on it once we are finished!

For now, I will leave you with a picture of the Thanksgiving cupcakes I made for my co-workers on Thanksgiving Monday!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Parc d'héritage

Picture of our favourite heritage park taken from the visitor's guide

We have many traditions in our family, and one of them happens to be visiting a favourite heritage park in a small town to celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend. Local artisans and their work are featured, heritage homes are toured, Celtic music is played in a small heritage church and daily hikes are planned, while a beautiful waterfall forms the background for all of the events. And with all of the proceeds go towards supporting wildlife in the area and sustaining this beautiful park, we know we will be able to visit it again and again in the years to come and continue to enjoy its beauty.
This afternoon, our family visited this favourite historic area and enjoyed all of the festivities, while remembering the years we've spent celebrating past Thanksgiving weekends at this beautiful park.

Afterwards, we drive a little further down the road and visit the local public school which houses even more local artists.

On the way home, just to tie us over before dinner, we pick up homemade apple fritters, peanut brittle and candy apples! We always joke that it's the homemade treats that keeps us coming back year after year!

We had another wonderful day celebrating the Thanksgiving weekend with the people we love, and with whom we are most thankful for.