Wednesday, November 30, 2011

More Bath Stuff

Again, I am exhausted. I got my rush shipment of citric acid in, so I could make some last minute bath bombs!

I only had enough to make two different kinds, Strawberry Limeade and Creamsicle. I am not sure if I have enough for this weekends sales, but I am just going to have to accept the fact that I might not have enough. I will just have to be more well prepared next time.

I love making bath stuff, but I don't really enjoy it after a long day of work.

Tomorrow I just have to sew a table cloth and pack up then I am all ready for the weekend!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Current Work

This is what I have been working on lately, hence the lack of blog content! These are candy cane bubble bars!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Poker Party

The men's Partylite poker party went well. Eric ended up winning, so I am not sure how I feel about that. In once sense it is fair and square because he put in an order and won the game, but on the other hand I feel bad that he was the one to win because I was the one putting it on. Honestly I wasn't even there because I had a hockey game. Eric had to do all the orders! Now just one more show to close and that is all I have planned for Partylite for the month

I do have a few people who are wanting to have parties in December, so that is awesome. I think I will reach my goal of 10,000 after all, it just won't all be in November.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Almost To My Goal!

Today was exhausting.

It started in the morning when a hair disaster. I tried using sleep in rollers overnight for waves, but my hair turned out like Shirley Temple! I tried to fix it, but it didn't work so I just put it in a pony tail because I was already late to teach sunday school!

Right after church I drove up to Matheson Island, which is over an hour drive, for a Partylite show, I was late and embarrassed, but it was a really great show. I felt so rushed the whole time.

After the show I drove straight back home, picked up some stuff and went to a friends to watch the Grey Cup. I spend the first half entering the show because the sale ended today and I needed it done by 11 pm tonight.

After the game, I closed another Partylite show and went home to quickly enter it and close it by 11. I just squeaked by and sent it in at 10:55.

After that I finished up another Partylite show and send it off.

I feel like I have been going non stop today, and I am more than ready for a good long sleep.

I am VERY pleased to say that I am nearly 70% of the way to reaching my goal of $10,000 in sales in November. Tomorrow I have a Men's Partylite Poker party and one more book party to go. I am thinking I will get $8000 before the end of November, unless of course the guys order tonnes of stuff tomorrow!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Teulon Sale

The Teulon craft sale went well! I only have like 5 bath bombs left, so I hope I can find some citric acid in this next week so I can make some more for the two sales I have on the weekend!

Afterwards I went to the city to get some fabric to make a table cloth and some card stock from Michaels for making Christmas cards. I decided that my table cloth was pathetic and made my display look cheap cause it wasn't big enough for the table. I got a really pretty blue fabric that kinda looks like water! I am hoping to sew it long enough to cover the whole front of the table so I can store my bins under there for future sales!

I would love to do one or two more sales this year, so if you know of any please let me know!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Teulon Tomorrow!

The Riverton Christmas Market was an AWESOME turn out! I sold way to much stuff! I know that it is a good thing, but I wish I had more for tomorrow in Teulon. And I am going to have to get some citric acid rush shipped to me so I will have enough for next weekend! I have a sale on Friday night and a sale on Saturday!

I am so happy to be doing this well! God has blessed me that for sure!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Riverton Christmas Market!

Tomorrow Cyan Sea and Partylite will be set up at the Riverton hall for the Riverton Christmas Market from 5-10pm! I am hoping I will have enough stuff, and that it will be a good turn out!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The 90 Day Challenge

I guess I should post an update on my 90 Day Challenge that I was doing.

I didn't complete it.

I got 60 days in and realized that it was the shake mix that was making me sick.

It is not that the mix is bad for you. In fact lots of friends and family have been feeling fantastic because of it.

It is because I have a milk intolerance. At first I thought I had a lactose intolerance, but the shakes don't have lactose and when I did have milk products, the Lactaid did nothing.

I have noticed that if I go without any dairy, my stomach feels fantastic. As soon as I eat a bit of cheese or drink some milk, it acts up.

I am totally crushed about this. I love the Visalus shakes. They were delicious, easy and they were saving me money. I am so glad they are working for so many other people and I *SO* wish that I could still drink them.

SO all in all the shakes didn't help me loose a whole lot of weight, but they did help me discover my milk intolerance. And I am thankful for that. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Another Call

Heartland called today, and it turns out we are on the top of the IVF list and can do one in February if we want! WOW! So unexpected!

They did see that we are doing an IUI in January, so the nurse said we can try as many of those as we want and when we are done we can move straight to IVF because we will be kept on the top of that list.

I can't even express how excited I am about that. No more months and months of waiting for a new procedure.  It is hard to believe our luck, or should I say blessing.

Now don't get me wrong, I am praying hard that we won't have to do more than one IUI!

Monday, November 21, 2011

I Miss This

Again, I draw a blank. I don't know what is meaningful enough to put on here.

Today I am missing this place. I miss the food. The people. The sun on my face. The scooters. The start dogs. The smell of the sea.

I can't wait to go back!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


I am pretty tired today, and I don't know what to post. We had a lazy day and I really have no reason to be tired. But I am just feeling really stressed about work, trying to meet my Partylite goal, moving, buying the farm, infertility, trying to eat healthy and not getting enough exercise. My mid back stiffness is bad right now and my jaw has been hurting lots. I don't mean to complain, I am just feeling overwhelmed lately.

So, all you really get is a cute picture of my Greaser.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cinnamon Bread

I made this today! Just about to go have a slice right now...

I made it with soy milk, margarine and whole wheat. But I used really sugar, I could only compromise so much...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Busy With Candles

This evening I have been very busy organizing myself with Partylite. I got an new order in, oh how I missed the sweet smell of fresh Partylite, so I organized that. Then I called and messaged people to try to book some more shows. I got one more booked. I would still like 2 or 3 more home parties this month! I have spent the last few minutes totalling up orders from Facebook and e-mail.

I am thinking about having a Mystery hostess party. I am not sure how well it will do, but I am getting worried about reaching my goal. It is SO hard to get people to book parties. I don't understand. I LOVE going to parties!

So far I am at $2800 in sales. I have 4 book parties on the go that I am closing soon, and one home party to do. I will get halfway for sure! 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

New House Dreams

I have been dreaming a lot about the new house. I love this look with the grey walls, white wainscotting and dark floors.

I LOVE the colour of the floors in the second picture.

And the very dark grey in the last picture is really intriguing!

Source: via Lindsey on Pinterest

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Fiesta Lime Chicken

Today we hosted a bible study and potluck at our place and I tried a new recipe.  It is one of my favourites from applebees. I don't know why I always try recipes for the first time on a new crown, but I do. It was delicious! I am glad I did. I subbed the sour cream for greek yogurt & skipped the tequila. Next time I will also use the light mayo, but this time we were just using up what we had!

Fiesta Lime Chicken


  1. 1 Prepare marinade: Mix together in bowl; water, teriyaki sauce, juice from 1/2 of lime, garlic, tequila (if desired), liquid smoke, salt and ginger.
  2. 2 Marinate chicken breasts at least an hour in mixture.
  3. 3 Prepare sauce: Mix together in bowl; mayonnaise, sour cream, salsa, milk, cajun spice, parsley and hot sauce.
  4. 4 Cover and place in refrigerator until needed.
  5. 5 Broil or grill chicken chicken until cooked through.
  6. 6 Brush tops of chicken breasts with sauce, sprinkle on cheese and broil until cheese is melted.
  7. 7 Cut remaining lime into 4ths.
  8. 8 Serve chicken on tortilla chips with lime garnish.
  9. 9 Great with rice!

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Wooden Countertops

In the fun of dreaming and planning for our house, somehow I thought of the idea to have wooden countertops. I would really like the look of them, and I would like to stain them the same colour of the table I will build. I am still trying to research it to see what is safe stain wise and what type of wood I should use. We don't care it if gets beat up and burned. In fact we kinda like that. We want it to look rustic and well worn. We actually want to use it as a cutting board too. Eric wants to be able to stick knives in it instead of using a knife block.

If you know of anyone who has done their own wood countertops please let me know. I think I would like to ask them some questions!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tournament & Ten Pin

So the boys lost. Every game. Made for not so exciting hockey, but I had a great time hanging out with friends.

After the tournament was over we went to Montana's for supper an then 10 pin bowling! I have never been 10 pin bowling before, and I found it was a lot easier. I even managed to get a strike throwing with my left hand! We had a great night/weekend with friends. We definitely don't do that enough!

Friday, November 11, 2011


This weekend are in Steinbach for the EMC Cup mens hockey tournament. This is a weekend I always look forward to every weekend. I enjoy relaxing, chatting with friends, watching the boys play and mostly a weekend away with Eric. 

They lost their game this evening, and have a game first thing tomorrow morning at 815, and then again at 230ish. We have a lot of time to kill. I plan on doing a costco run and possible looking for some flooring for the new place! Should be a fun day!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

First Successful Show!

This evening I had my first Partylite show. It was a HUGE success. There was so many people that showed up it was unreal. I felt so overwhelmed and so blessed by the support. Thank you to everyone that came out!

I was starting to doubt whether I could sell 10,000 this month. But this give me a lot more hope!

OH! And my website is up and running, so if you can't make it to any of the shows and would like to order, please check it out! 

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

This Weeks Sad Menu

So someone asked what our meal plan was for the week. It is kinda sad this week, but I will post it anyways.

Tuesday - Breakfast for supper & fruit
Wednesday - Hamburgers with carrot stick
Thursday - Frozen Pizza and salad.

Not very creative this week. We mostly used stuff on hand, and though of how much time we have. We chose frozen pizza on thursday because it is on sale, and neither of us will have a lot of time to make a nice meal on Thursday.

We will be sitting down with on Sunday night with the flyers to try to figure out next weeks menu. It should be much more creative!

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Menu Plan

Last night we decided to start doing a menu plan. We were wasting a lot of food, and spending too much money on groceries we didn't need. It made today's shopping experience much easier, and we don't have to ponder all day what we are having. I am excited that we are doing this together. I am interested to see how much money it will save us!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Foster "Child"

Today I kinda took in a Chihuahua who needs a home. She is 5 years old and very very sweet. She follows me around the house already. She needs a home with no small children.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Finished Quilts

Not sure if you remember me posting about making quilts last February. Well I finally finished them and they turned out great. The quilter did a great job and the design is beautiful. They are finally off to their new owners. I finished them a few weeks ago but only uploaded the pictures to my computer today! 

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Happy Movember

This is what I get to look at for the next month. Well, it is actually shaved back from a handle bar to more of a straight "man's moustache" as he likes to call it. Whatever the case, it is large, thick and ugly. But also humorous at the same time. Anyone you know doing Movember?

Don't forget to turn your clocks back! Yay for sleeping in!

Friday, November 04, 2011

Baking Night

Eric was away this evening and I was all out of my good cookies so I decided to try out some new recipes from my Low GI book. I made Chewy Peanut Bars, Chocolate Drops, and Chocolate Almond Slices. I have to say, I am not overly thrilled with any of them. They are all kinda bland. Especially the Choc. Almond Sliced, they are almost bitter! The Chewy Peanut Bars are probably my favourite, but I haven't eaten a whole lot of them to decide if I like them a lot or not.

I feel like this whole night was a fail. Oh well. There is always another night!

Thursday, November 03, 2011


Tonight was my first hockey practice of the season. It was great to get all suited up, to skate around and to hang out with those ladies again. I really like them all.

The only downside is my feet. They started cramping up about 5 minutes in and progressively got worse. In fact my feet are still pretty crampy even right now.

I love playing, but I hate sucking. I just wish I could skate forwards and backwards with ease and to be able to handle the puck. I SO wish I would have played as a kid.

I guess I am going to pay fro Nov/Dec and then we will see what January brings!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Lil' Bro

The other day I did a photo shoot with my brother for my mom's Christmas cards. It was a lot of fun even though I had to bribe him with a box of almonds if he cooperated. He did great despite the fact I made him stand in cold water with bare feet on a cold day. My mom doesn't want me to post the ones for the card until after Christmas, and I am not done editing any of the other ones, but here is a sneak peak!
I love this picture because it looks like he is staring straight through the camera. Plus I love the contrast of the aged wood with the blue.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Even More IUI Stuff!

First thing this morning I got the call from one of the nurses from Heartland. I was so pumped to finally talk to her. I decided to do injectable stimulation because it has a high success rate. This means we will be cycling with the IVFers. And if I get over stimulated, then we can switch to IVF if we want, which we will probably do.

Then she asked if we would be interested in IVF in the future if needed. I said yes, so she put us on the IVF list as of the day we paid, so June 10th, 2011. Which is TOTALLY AWESOME! Usually the wait list is 8-12 months so it is awesome we got a head start. And we don't have to pay an additional sign up fee to get on the list. So this means that if we need to go to IVF, we won't have the long wait time.

She is sending out my forms and a prescription for the pill just incase I need to go on it. She said I would start my cycle around January 4th with insemination day around the week of the 23rd.

I am so glad to finally have some plans. I feel like this is finally going somewhere. That finally everything is falling into place.

Did I mention the nurse I spoke to was SUPER nice!

I am so thankful to God for the hope He continually gives. Please pray for us as we continue on this exciting journey!
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