Monday, December 19, 2011

What to do....

...I've lost my camera!
But it feels like I lost a limb or something.

I have nothing new to show. No way to document those precious moments.
We'll see how long I can survive like this... it's driving me crazy!

Here are some random old pictures. For fun. Since I've got nothing new...

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Family Photos

Here are our annual Christmas photos.
It was a very cold day, but the kids were great.
Too bad there was no snow...
except for a little shaved ice from the ice rink in the park.

Photographer: Christopher Feather at Big Picture Inc. in Brampton ON

Hope you have a blessed day! 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Polak Maly (Little Polak)


There is patriotic poem in Poland which children learn from when they are little.
Here is my 2 year old saying the first two lines... sort of...

video

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Cards and Snowflakes

I've finished addressing and stamping our Christmas cards for this year.
Now all is left is the annual family picture that I include with each card, 
which we are taking tomorrow!

Excited!


Santa has red glitter glue on his nose!


Kacper and I worked on making snowflakes for our front window. It's hard to see in the picture below, but that's how they look from the inside. As soon as I get a picture from the outside, I'll add it. I'm just too cold!!!



Used music sheets to make a few of the last snowflakes when I ran out of paper. They do look pretty.



Thanks for stopping by
-Aneta

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Our Wedding and Honeymoon Videos

Here are some videos I made of our Civil Wedding and Honeymoon.
I have yet to make our Church Wedding, but that's a big project.
Enjoy...

Civil Wedding

Honeymoon in Vancouver BC

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Current Craft Area

This is my current craft room. It`s in the basement of our home.
I like it, but I plan on painting the walls soon and putting up some
shelves, paintings and maybe a board.



This is my latest project: Christmas Stockings.

They didn`t come out as I wanted because I free-handed the sock outline, but it`s OK. I like them enough to keep them. They are for my boys; Kacper and Dominik.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Apple Compot for the Winter

Here is a look at how I jar my apples for the winter.
It makes for a deliciously healthy winter drink.
Just dump the jar contents in a jug and add water (I love it hot, so boiling water).
Add sugar as you like, but there is sugar in the jars already.

First and foremost you MUST sterilize the jars and jar lids. I use jars from tomatoe sauces and pickles, so they aren`t new, but even new one`s must be sterilized.

 Next (or during),  peel the apples.
 Then I core them with my apple corer, which conventiently cuts them into perfect pieces.
 Then I put them all in a huge pot of boiling water with sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Then I jar them. It is very important that the jar rim and jar lid is completely dry, so that the hot steam suction will work and close the jars completely.
 And ofcourse, what`s a homemade Apple Compot without cute covers... the first one I made was sewn by me, but then I found these cute polka dot napkins and decided to use those with some string. Cuteness!

Well I hope you find this helpful and put your apples to good use for this winter. Smacznego!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Our New Interlocking

Finally!
I've been waiting all summer for this...


Still a bit of work to do ofcourse
but that will be after winter...
plants, a new step or two and maybe a small bench or something.
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