Saturday, 2 November 2013



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   A few weeks ago my younger cousin showed me a flyer. It was so thoughtful of her to think of me and remembered to tell me about this flyer...

Yep, It's a flyer trying to make Halloween night, "National Kill A Pit Bull Day". In the flyer it speaks of how pit bulls have a high threshold for pain, and use items like bats, poison knifes and bricks to kill the dogs. The flyer also mentions if you can't find a pit bull then kill any big dog you find. 

   This is a post from a guy named "Terry Jordan". Who knows if Terry Jordan is a real person, and if it was him who actually posted this. But regardless of the social media name and picture, there is a real person behind this. Someone out there wrote these words. He sat down and took the time to type this post about killing dogs on Halloween.

   Newspapers and tv broadcasts have covered this story, and have marked this story a Hoax. But regardless of what the media has deemed a "hoax". Someone out in this world still posted those disgusting words and had to realize this world is full of stupid people and those simple words he wrote could have ended countless dogs lives.

   As a dog owner, those four red letters stamped across a paper doesn't erase the horrid words beneath. 

    Call it bad timing, call it ironic whatever you want. But this year at your local Sears and Wal Mart you could pick up this Halloween decoration for only $125.39

   Skinned from nose to tail, the prop was described on WalMart's website as a “foam filled latex prop of a skinned dog with a large tire track squished through its mid torso. Chain attached for dragging purposes," according to The Consumerist. "You have seen bloody road kill, this is bloody road kill.”

  I love Halloween and I'm all for making it fun and gory. But in my personal option this crosses the line. Not only is it Gross to look at and in very bad taste but the dog also looks like a pit bull. Maybe I'm a little sensitive right now about the pit bull issue because of the "National kill a pit bull day" but either way this Halloween "prop" is horrible. 

  Walmart, Sears and Amazon have all pulled the "dead dog Halloween prop" from their shelves but Sears is the company to offer an apologise to the public. 

   I know my little blog isn't going to change the world and I know even if I were to boycott Walmart for the rest of my life and my children's life and grandchildren's life, it wouldn't even make a noticeable ripple to a huge company like Walmart. But It makes me feel better sharing all this info with you, whoever you may be. 



    Hello My readers, well my family :). 

  First I'm terribly sorry I haven't been blogging even though I have promised over and over again to blog at least once a month. I give you my sincerest apologizes. Lately my life has been a little hectic and stressful and because of that my migraines have been at their worst. Most days the light from my computer screen is enough to make cry. I can promise you that I will TRY to blog more often. But this isn't a pity party for me, so we move with the apologies. 

   Second, I need to tell my family and friends how truly sorry I am that I have missed so many events this past year. We all know I used to miss the occasional event in the past, but this year I think I missed ALL of them. Weddings, funerals, births, anniversary's, birthdays including my own, the dragon boat races, Easter, Christmas, Halloweens, my moms 60th Birthday, my nephews birthdays, bachelorette party's, high school reunion with the girls, stag and does, grand openings, graduations, baby showers, wedding showers, family get together, Sunday dinners, black Friday shopping, vacations, trips, retirement party, my dad playing Santa at the shop I was going to be an elf, House warming, drag queen night, the last day in Nonno's house before it was sold. 

   I know I'm forgetting a few more and for that I am also sorry. If it wasn't for these migraines you all know I would have been there. And I'm so sorry that I missed out on celebrating these life events with you. The only event I missed that wasn't 100% because of my health was Kasha's baby shower. On the Friday that I was going to leave for Windsor I broke a tooth and ended up with a nasty infection and decided to leave on the Saturday night instead. When I was traveling to Windsor on the Saturday I was delayed by a tornado, so I went back home that night and it was a good thing I did. T|he tornado had taken shingles off the roof of the house and water was pouring in from the bathroom fan. Even so, I was planning on leaving early Sunday morning to make it in time. But My stupid head and teeth made it impossible. Kasha I am very sorry that I didn't make it to the baby shower. 

   And to everyone else I am so sorry I missed all these events. I hope you all know this is a sincere apologize from the bottom of my heart. 

Love always, 


Tuesday, 16 April 2013



   Hey everyone, so sorry again that it's been so long since Ive blogged. I promise to try and stay on top of my blog entries.

So what have I been up to over the past few months? Well let's go back to December. In case you don't know, I'm a huge Christmas freak!!!!!! In the past I have left my tree up all year and changed the decorations to fit the next upcoming holiday. Four leaf clovers for St.Patties day, pastel colored eggs for Easter, harts and red bulbs for valentines day, so on and so on.

   Each year I always look for a set of Christmas dishes that I like, but have yet to find a set that really thrills me. The other thing is a shower curtain set, I finally found a really cute reindeer shower curtain, bath mat, towels, and sop dispenser this year at JYSK. But they were sold out the first week they hit the shelves. The other thing I'm always on the hunt for is a Christmas bedding set. All I ever find are twin or queen size sets. Since I have a king size bed that doesn't help me.

   So I decided to get creative. Last Christmas Dan bought me a sewing machine. To be honest I was quite intimidated by it. It took me a long time to finally start using it, after watching every Youtube video on how to sew I finally gave it a go.

    I went downtown here in Hamilton to Ottawa St. If you don't know Hamilton Ottawa St is know as the textile capital here.

 Both sides of the streets are full of fabric shops competing with each other, so the prices are pretty good. Ottawa St is one of my favorite places in Hamilton. There's so many fabric shops you can get lost in a sea of fabric. In between all the different sewing shops are some very cute antique stores. I can't help myself, I always have to pop in to see what's new that week when I'm down there.

   Hamilton seems to take great pride in their textile street. Every where you look there's different touches of sewing accessories up and down the street.

 I found this really cute black material with little reindeer on it. The reindeer have big red noses, and silver sparkly antlers. Too cute!!! So I bought a bunch of this fabric and headed home to my sewing machine. After a few hours with the sewing machine and the seam ripper, this is the outcome...

        It's not perfect, but it works. And it looks so cute. It fits in with the black and white theme I have going in the bedroom and the red is just enough for a pop of color. The sparkly antlers really make it look awesome. I made two pillow cases to go with the duvet cover which came out ok as well. If I had to change anything, I would have spent the money on a long zipper instead of adding ribbons to close the duvet cover.

 Look out Martha! I have my seam ripper and I'm commin' for ya!

 Next week: How to get red wine out of a white carpet. It's a damn good thing.