Discovering Marie

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Posted on: 2015/05/01

SO I am finally coming to join the world a bit more these days. It is very difficult to find the right words lately. I usually am full of them. Since Mom passed away I got mainly nothing. My Love, Crocheting and a great support team is helping through my grief.

Seeing that I am basically wordless I will let you see that my April was full of yarny goodness

Cord Pouch

Cord Pouch

Hook Necklace

Mango Charity Scarf

Key Puch Cell Phone Case and Sunglass Case

Hook Rollup Case

Square no. 10

Opened Hook Roll Up Case

Jewelry Pouch

Surprise Charity Scarf

Cloudy Seas Charity Scarf

Cleaning Cloth

I have really become very lax in blogging the past 6 months or so. I feel terrible about this. I really want to be a “blogger” but my life has been full. I am struggling with the decision on to stop my blog or not. I will continue to think on this as I do not want to make a hasty decision. Perhaps I will only blog monthly. I am looking forward to any feedback you may have for me.

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Rail Station

Just this past Friday I decided I needed quality me time. So I headed to the Elmwood Village and Canalside in Buffalo, NY.
My 1st stop was at Ashker’s (http://www.ashkers.com/)
Upbeet I tried their Upbeet (Beet, Apple, Carrot and Celery)and an Egg White Vegetable Omelet. I highly recommend both!!
2nd Stop was Caffe Aroma where I deviated form my usual Iced Coffee or Macchiato. Instead I went for the Cappuccino and am not sorry for the decision. This cappuccino was spot on and I informed the barista as such!
3rd Stop was Karma Salon on a spur of the moment I decided I needed a haircut. I Yelped on my phone and Ta Da:

My super cute short summer do!

My super cute short summer do!

4th Stop was Everything Elmwood (http://www.everythingelmwood.org/). It was here that I purchased these cute notebooks and a couple of cards (that since have been mailed…oops forgot to take pictures)

Years ago I use to write poetry. I have been missing it of late. Thinking this is the perfect motivation to start again.

Years ago I use to write poetry. I have been missing it of late. Thinking this is the perfect motivation to start again.

5th stop was a spice store. I ended up with a Salt Free all purpose seasoning, Cilantro, Hungarian Paprika and Orange Peel (thinking that the latter will make a fabulous Orange infused simple syrup for Iced Coffee).
6th Stop was Lexington Coop (http://lexington.coop/). I figured can not go Canalside with out something to drink and a snack. Plus it is always a fun shopping experience. Wish we had other Coop’s locally.
7th Stop was Pearl Street Grill (http://buffalobrewerydistrict.com/pearl/node/29). I noticed the time and thought hmmm not too early for a Iced Cold Beer. I actually allowed the waiter to decide for me. All I told him was that I did not like IPA’s and was thinking something fruity. I ended up with a BlueEyed Blueberry Blonde. I enjoyed it though not something I will go out of my way for. I also had the Wild Mushroom flatbread. I was not sure what to expect but was just thrilled it contained marinaded mushrooms. It was Yummers!!
8th Stop was Canalside (http://www.canalsidebuffalo.com/). They offer something for everyone. From activities for children to concerts and an Artist Market.
9th Stop was Talking Leaves Bookstore (http://www.tleavesbooks.com/). I picked up a book of poetry and a book by an author that is new to me.

Literature is one of my passions

Literature is one of my passions

Final stop was back to at Ashker’s. I picked up their Hummus & Garden Veggie Wrap. This was delicious. It was so big that I had half for dinner and finished the other half the next day (everything was still crisp). Oh and not to mention 2 more Upbeets! Apparently I have developed an Upbeet problem…lol
Well I see this is my longest post yet! Hope you enjoyed.

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Last Saturday My Love and I spend a few hours at a local nature preserve. Such beauty

On the 4th of July My Love and I went to a local park to catch the sunset and fireworks. I did take a video of the fireworks display. I could not figure out how to upload it to share with you 😦

Love the clouds in this picture

Love the clouds in this picture

 

Catching the sunset before fire works start

Catching the sunset before fire works start

 

I love watching sunsets

I love watching sunsets

 

Enjoying a beautiful sunset

Enjoying a beautiful sunset

 

What a pretty sun

What a pretty sun

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I have been a busy lady today. Had my hair trimmed, stopped and picked up donuts for breakfast (these are sooo worth the calories), went to the tea shop, stopped at the hobby store with My Love ( he is hugely into RC Cars) and finally stopped and picked up apples.
It is rather grey outside today so I decided to make a pork roast and applesauce. My Love will make his famous twice baked potatoes too. One of my happiest times is even we make a meal together.
BTW:  My Love is very happy with his blanket…which makes me smile!!!
Hope your making the most of this day!

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In-addition to what you see here I also received a 12 week subscription to US Magazine

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I picked up this quilted fabric yesterday. Tomorrow I will be making an apron from it. If I am extremely careful with my stitching it could be a reversible apron.
This is a gift for a woman who has always been like a mother to me. Her favorite color is people and she is an avid gardener. Hope she likes it!

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I thought making a solid perfume would be difficult. Boy was I wrong. All you need is Sweet Almond Oil, Bees Wax Pellets and essential oil. It takes under 10 minutes to make. So happy that I can give this to a friend on Tuesday.


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