Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Aw Turtle Love!

I call it Turtle Love but.. I'm keeping this one! lol

This necklace came together with natural, untreated Aquamarine, and Rainbow Moonstone. It really reminds me to slow down. Take a little time for silence and to listen to my Higher Self and move forward with Trust, Grace and most of all Love!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Our beautiful Roxy Daisy girl enjoying the SunShinyDay. :)

From the look on her face she may not be that happy with me interrupting her daydreaming! hehe

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Does Your Heart Beat to the Rhythum of Love?

Drums Drumming Drummers everywhere!

It seems I've been captivated by the sound of the drum these days! I love the sound of the rhythmic beat, pulsating straight to the core of your being. It seems to make all my little aches and pains away! I don't yet have my own drum. I have a couple of pretty small little drums and my daughter was gifted a lovely little drum from a friend but I have yet to have my own. I have a little feeling inside that I am not to buy or make my first drum and that it will be given as a gift in just the right moment. Hmm. :) But, drums have been coming slow and rhythmic *hehe can't resist* this past week and it's been lovely!
First, I had a beautiful Northern Flicker Woodpecker who needed some quick attention come into my care. I only knew to quickly get this colourful bird nursed back to health by the wonderful people at Melanie's Wildlife Center. Starting May 1 I will be donated 10% of my profits to them! Woodpeckers of course are natures most natural drummers, their strong knocking on the trees to free their yummy morsels and make lovely cozy homes to lay their eggs.
Second, I ordered a drum CD from http://healingdrummer.com/ that I am so very excited to hear. It's has excellent reviews and I know I'm going to love it!
And third, I was guided to create this lovely treasury full of truly talented artists!
They say things come in three.. I wonder what's next? Hm. :) Maybe I just think to much? lol
Has nature been drumming it's way into your life in some way lately?
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Our Earth Day Projects

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Happy Earth Day!!

Happy Earth Day everyone! :) Today, I have my four little people with me. 2 of my own and 2 I care take. We are going to a local forest where I plan to offer cornmeal to the plants and wildlife and the children are going to gather some items from the forest floor to glue onto their terra cotta plant pots. When we get home we will decorate these pots and then plant lovely Organic Beans in them! Yay. :)

A great site for children to explore to learn more about Earth Day http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/index.cfm, including great colouring sheets, fun facts, games and a lovely calendar you can print off and put on your desk to remind you of simple ways to help the earth not just today, but everyday. Also, a very cool EcoKids blog here at http://ecokids.ca/blog/

What are you doing for Earth Day today?


Friday, April 18, 2008

Save the Seals

My small contribution to a cause that needs some support. The seal hunts break my heart and in my small way this is my support for them. Something needs to change. My treasury dedicated to these deeply peaceful animals.
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Thursday, April 17, 2008

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I'm in a treasury!

Looky here! I'm in a treasury! The fun and fabulous GenuineArticle included me with all these other talented artists! All for being kind to her or someone she knows. Aww. I'm genuinely touched! Thank you very much!!

Come peek in her eclectic shop at


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Peace, Tammy

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Totally SWEET TOOTHED Squirrel

This cute squirrel came in for a bite to eat off the tasty Easter Gingerbread houses that my children decorated. I put them outside on the window sill because I didn't know what else to do with them and they were taking up space from all my other stuff I wanted laying around! ;) lol So, I thought maybe the loads of wildlife hanging around would find their way to it and sure enough I caught this little Squirrelly looking like he hit the jackpot big time gnawing away on the sweet treat.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

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Theadore at 5 weeks

More Puppies!! Can't get enough of these adorable little boys and girls.

So my Mom went for a visit and it seems her puppy picked her! They say it's the only way to choose an animal is to let the animal choose you. Lets hope they end up together forever! The cute little puppy's name is Theadore with the Blue coloured collar ran to my Mom right away. A sure sign of love at first sight! Gentle and snuggly.. the perfect companion for my Mom and Rick who are by the way amazing with dogs! I grew up teasing her and actually thinking for a spell that my Mom loved our dogs more then she loved me! LOL Now, being an adult and all, I know this isn't true! ;D But, having two busy little children of my own I can understand how some days she may have actually preferred the dogs company! ;)

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Can't We All Just Get Along??

Check this out! All we have to do is observe animals to learn how to get along! Alright! :D

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

My Ode to Turtles Treasury

My latest treasury. Ode To Turtles. I love turtles and recently we were gifted with a very sweet little turtle! We have a few names going around but haven't quite settled on the right one yet. We have Isis, and Turtie. Skiddles, Skidder, Dexter. Vote if you feel so inclined. :D

I was also featured in the lovely Intergalactic Rose's beautiful Treasury! Thank you so much. I love her Etsy shop --> http://www.intergalacticrose.etsy.com/ and she has a fantastic blog --> http://intergalcticrose.blogspot.com/ She is a member of EtsyVeg as I am as well now!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=39006 to see Intergalactic, but hurry! Time is almost up. :)

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Scandinavian Vegetable Stew

Yummy Scandinavian Vegetable Stew. I served this in little bread bowls. The bread bowls were actually only hard buns because I couldn't find any mini buns but I put them in the oven after I hallowed them. Everyone loved it.. you could spice it up a bit tho if you prefer. :)

Prep: 10 min; Cook: 20 min 4 servings.

8 to 10 small red potatoes, cut into fourths (3 cups)

2 cups fresh or frozen baby-cut carrots

3 tablespoons margarine or butter

3 medium green onions, sliced (1/3 cup)

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 cups milk

1/2 cup frozen green peas

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper (or to taste of course!)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed

1 hard-cooked egg, chopped

1. Mix potatoes and carrots in 3-quart saucepan; add enough water to cover. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook 8 to 10 minues or until tender; drain in colander. Wipe out saucepan with paper towel.

2. Melt margarine in the same saucepan over medium heat. Cook onions in margarine 2 minues, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour. Gradulally add milk, stirring contantly, until mixture thickens and boils.

3. Stir in potates and carrots, peas, salt and pepper. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until peas are tender.

4. Stir in dill weed. Cook 2 minutes, stirring contantly. Top each serving with chopped egg and , if desired, additional dill weed.

1 serving: Calories 390 (calories from fat 115); Fat 13g (Saturated 8g); Cholesterol 85mg; Sodium 620mg; Carbohydrate 63g (Dietary Fiber 7g); Protein 12g.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Operation Happy Sock

What a cool idea! Great to do with your children. I'm thinking of doing a Operation Happy Sock party here inviting all our childrens friends and classmates. Okay, maybe when the weather is warm so we can be outside. Every child bring a sock and we can supply the rest. Maybe we can invite our friends at Katie's Place to come by and enjoy the fun!

Check it out! http://www.operationhappysock.com/

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Etsy Treasury West

I scored a treasury west which are always fun to put together.

A few of my favorite items. :)

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=6293 Check it out if you want to see more. :)

Can We Talk Trees?

I think this is very interesting. Is this another example of what they are going to know in 200 years and think.. wow.. I can't believe that 200 years ago they thought nature wasn't truly 'alive'? Similar maybe to the way we look back and go wow, some scientists thought the Earth was flat. But, during that time some cultures knew the Earth was round.

Trees talk in w-waves

We quote below from as Associated Press dispatch:

"Grants Pass, Ore. (AP) - Physicist Ed Wagner says he has found evidence that trees talk to each other in a language he calls W-waves.

"If you chop into a tree, you can see that adjacent trees put out an electrical pulse," said Wagner.

"This indicates that they communicated directly."

"Explaining the phenomenon, Wagner pointed to a blip on a strip chart recording of the electrical pulse.

"It put out a tremendous cry of alarm," he said. "The adjacent trees put out smaller ones." .....

"People have known there was communication between trees for several years, but they've explained it by the chemicals trees produce," Wagner said.

"But I think the real communication is much quicker and more dramatic than that," he said.

"These trees know within a few seconds what is happening. This is an automatic response."

"Wagner has measured the speed of W-waves at about 3 feet per second through the air.

"They travel much too slowly for electrical waves," he said. "They seem to be an altogether different entity. That's what makes them so intriguing. They don't seem to be electromagnetic waves at all."

(Anonymous; "Physicist Says Blip Proves Trees Talk," Seattle Sun Times, February 12, 1989. Cr. R.L. Simmons)

Comment. In addition to the above discovery, Wagner, who holds a PhD in physics from the University of Tennessee, has detected electrical standing waves in trees. The voltage measured by electrodes implanted in trees goes up and down as one goes higher and higher up the trees. Wagner's work has been published in Northwest Science, but we have not yet seen it. Incidentally, electricity does seem to affect plant growth, as described in our handbook: Incredible Life.

From Science Frontiers #63, MAY-JUN 1989. © 1989-2000 William R. Corliss

Friday, April 4, 2008

Yummy Italian Grinders

Last night for dinner I made these Yummo meatless Italian Grinders and served them with Ceasar Salad. Good stuff! My husband said that is was really good and our children ate as much as we did! We'll make these again. :)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins 4 servings

4 frozen vegetable burgers, thawed

3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

4 teaspoons olive or canola oil

1 small onion, cut in half and sliced

1 small red bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch strips

1 small green bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch strips

4 hotdog buns, split

1/2 cup spaghetti sauce, heated

1. Mix burgers, cheese and Italian seasoning. Shape mixture into 16 balls. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook burger balls in oil, turning frequently, until brown. Remove from skillet; keep warm.

2. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in same skillet over medium heat. Cook onion and bell peppers in oil, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender.

3. Place 4 burger balls in each bun. Top with vegetable mixture. Serve with spaghetti sauce.

** from Betty Crockers Vegetarian Cooking Cookbook**

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Ted Talks

This is just amazing! Take a moment and watch this video. It amazes me how beautiful and incredible life is out there and just how little we actually know! Great video! Enjoy!

Beautiful Day

A beautiful treat to see today!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A New Friend!

I haven't been feeling that great lately and now today I have a sore throat and I'm aching all over! Blah.

So, I was very exited to receive this new gift in the mail. Red Quartz from Spain. Most of the Red Quartz you find out there is not real.. it's dyed or treated in some nasty way but this comes from a very reliable source and I am more then a little thrilled with it! :) The uncommon red colour comes from highly concentrated levels of Iron. Beautiful hm? :)