Friday, February 18, 2011

Design time...

Remember all of that sea glass I've been collecting, from our recent vacations? Okay, well maybe you don't... but let me fill you in... One of my favorite things to do when I'm on any beach, is search the sand for cool ocean treasures. Just ask Todd - I've spent hours and hours and hours (between launching and landing kites, that is!), combing the shorelines of the various places we've visited, stuffing my boardshort pockets full of glass and shells.

This week, finally, I got my shite together and began a project which I've had in mind since I spotted my very first chunk of sea glass, way back when in St. Lucia. The project is jewellery building. I picked out about a dozen of the grooviest pieces of sea glass from my collection, and I created pendants with them. They are copper wire wrapped and strung on leather cords.

I've been having just too much fun with it all, and I now have them for sale on a great site called Etsy. Etsy is all handmade or vintage items - it's kind of like the eco-version of eBay. My shop name is (can you guess?) 'kidinacandyshop', so check out my stuff here if you have time!


Monday, February 7, 2011

Fun times!

We made a quick trip to Cranbrook this weekend and had a fabulous time visiting with our friends Renee and Sheldon DeCosse. Sunday we all skiied at Kimberley, which was so much fun!

It is a great hill and the snow was awesome! I've never been there before and I can't wait to go back - I loved it!

To totally make the day, Sheldon let Todd and I ride some of his custom skiis (Todd actually bought a pair but couldn't get the bindings mounted in time to use them this trip), and after spending a few hours on the 173 Powder Whores, I am seriously considering ordering a set.

As the name somewhat implies, the skiis make ripping through the powder way more easy... for me, anyway. Even at the end of the day when my legs were feeling tired, the boards seemed to do most of the work. Sweet!! As well, Sheldon will put pretty much any graphic imaginable on the skiis. So I'm sifting through my favorite photos as we speak, trying to decide what I'd like on mine.  Happy Birthday to me??? Hee hee!!!

We bailed a bit early today, since the weather and subsequent road conditions really crapped out this morning... but we made it home just fine and now it's back to the grind tomorrow. Thanks again to the DeCosse's for a most excellent weekend! Check out their website for more info on the skiis and snowboards they build at their shop in Cranbrook.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


**WHEW** The place in Canmore is GONE... SOLD... DONE... and all of our belongings are now jammed into the basement here in Red Deer! The movers loaded up everything on Friday afternoon and dropped it off on Saturday morning. I then spent the weekend opening up boxes and delighting in finding things I haven't seen in years! So, even though the house is full, it is definitely nice to have it all in one place.

This weekend, we are heading on a ski trip to the Cranbrook area, where we are meeting up with our great friends the DeCosse's. Sheldon built Todd some skiis and Todd is anxious to get out shreddin'on them! I'm excited too - the weather is supposed to be awesome and the snow is amazing in that area.

And I'm also stoked to get out with my camera. Hopefully my next post will include some fun shots of us enjoying the outdoors!!