Monday, May 20, 2013

The End to a Wonderful Creative Weekend

Today is a holiday in Canada and believe me I have made the most of this long weekend.
Every year my daughters and I enjoy the weekend up at my SIL, Sharon's camp.
We call it "Girls Long Weekend".
No men allowed, unless we forgot something and they are delivering it to us ;)
So before I get on to the details of our weekend, I will share with you my completed week 20 of my day planner.

Sharon, Heather and I went up in the afternoon on Friday.
Kristy and Ashley had some parcels to be picked up over the border. Sharon's camp is only about 10 minutes from the border, so we went to pick them up and have a bite to eat.
The border crossing was packed both heading to the US and coming into Canada.
Canadian's wanted to go shopping and the American's wanted to come here to go fishing.
Well, sadly both the restaurants were closed.
So we went to the casino for a burger.
I think it took all of Sharon's will power not to gamble...she loves casinos, lol.

Ashley and Kristy came after work.
Ashley picked up some KFC for supper and these pretty tulips for our centerpiece :)

Here we are day 2.
Needing some showers, lol. Or should I say a sauna (steambath).

If you know me, then you know one of my passions is not Cooking, lol.
So we go for fast, simple foods.
Pancakes is not a fast, simple food.
So when Kristy brought pancake batter that she made at home. I was not going to cook them.
But I did.
Actually I only cooked two. Working on this old wood-stove and being impatient are not my strong points, lol

So during this weekend, Sharon and I move the kitchen table in the living room.
One reason is it has the best light, the other reason is I get a wonderful view of Lake Superior.
See that gorgeous view behind us?
That is the stunning view I look at all weekend. I get that view from where I sit :)
Even on a rainy, cloudy day (like this whole weekend) it is still a scene I can look at all day long :)

I worked on quite a few projects this weekend.
My 8x8 calendar album, 6x6 crafty friends album and a smash type book titled "All About Me".
I also made Sharon make one as well.
I'm not sure if she was keen on the idea at first as she tells me she doesn't really remember her youth.
But once we got working on it, she really was excited and actually got further along in her book then I did :)

I will share with you my projects in the next few day :)
I came home to a flood warning in my city :(
If you remember from last year and the homes that were damaged because of the floods, you would know how worried so many are here.

I hope you all have had a creative Monday :)

Tracy :)


  1. Lovely view of the lake, for sure! Oh no on the flood warning. :0( due to rain, or thaw?
    Cannot wait to see what you worked on!

  2. Glad you had a great girls weekend. Happy you are back home. I hope the tap up above gets turned off soon for you, so there is no more flooding! Look forward to seeing your creations!
    And I know how beautiful Lake Superior is. Glad you had such beautiful scenery all weekend!

  3. Sounds like a fun weekend!!

  4. Your planner is looking pretty. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend.

  5. Sounds like you had such fun in a beautiful place. Great photos of you and your family. Look forward to seeing what you worked on this weekend.

  6. what a wonderful tradition you have!!! love seeing your fphotos of you and yoru beautiful daughters

    your planner is looking awesome

  7. What a great picture of you guys! Sounds like a fantastic weekend. I can't wait to see your projects. I Picked up a composition notebook over the weekend after seeing the smash book you pinned :)

  8. Very fun weekend and even with all the mishap, something to talk about and remember. Loving your planner.

  9. Gorgeous view, sounds like a fun weekend :)

  10. Sounds like an amazing weekend, a tradition I think I should try and start up with my girlies! I wouldn't be able to cook pancakes on that stove either! x

  11. Fabulous post - so glad you had a great long weekend of creative. Thanks for sharing a bit of life:-)

  12. Must have been really fun. Can't wait to see your projects.

  13. I can't wait to see your projects! Your weekend looks like so much fun!

    The view is gorgeous too. Wow!

    I hope everything is okay in your city and there weren't any floods!

  14. Looks like you guys had a great, fun weekend!!

  15. Sounds like such a wonderful time every year. Even if you did nothing the whole time, the view is worth it all!


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