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Nubia: Mice oh Mice such tasty things‚Ķ *Includes Competition*

Mr. Cheddar was SOOOO excited to read about this cat contest, ūüėČ shared by his new feline pal: Nubia (what a cutie!) ūüôā

Stop by to read more and to enter the contest.

Some interesting eco-friendly/upcycled cat toys available and a super grand prize coming up too!

Have a purrrrfect week, Mr. C and G 

Source: Nubia: Mice oh Mice such tasty things… *Includes Competition*

Veggies…Summer Fun Giveaway! :-)

veggies summer fun giveaway

Well, summer is almost here. and¬†I realized the other day, I haven’t had a giveaway/contest at any of my blogs for a quite a while.

For any of my regular readers who also stop by at my review blog: My Real Life Reviews¬† you’ll probably remember that I was hosting contests there in particular and on a fairly regular basis, in the past couple of years.

So, I’ve decided to do something about this lack of free goodies, ūüėČ (I love contests too!!!)¬†so¬†here are the details of:

Veggies…Summer Fun Giveaway!

First of all, the prizes:

lucky penny pouches

Your choice of 2 of the Lucky Penny Pouches shown here.

You can read more about these fun little amulet pouches/charms here.

I make these for orders and gifts too.

Great for bringing more good karma, luck and mojo your way!¬†ūüėČ

cropped gold shawl

A sunshine-yellow cotton crochet shawl

(yes, I made it myself) ūüėČ

This is much prettier than the photo btw!!!

It’s actually a warm, golden-yellow color.

Perfect to wear with sundresses on summer evenings! ūüôā


Haiku Reflections ii front cover


And just in time for summer reading (and cooking)- Kindle copies of  these three books.

And in case you didn’t think summer was a great time for using a slow cooker, think again! ūüėČ

Set and forget it and get out to enjoy the sunshine. No heating up the kitchen either.

You can read more about these Ebooks at:

My Amazon Author’s page.


There will be 3 lucky winners that will be posted here during the day on:  Sunday, June 15th.

Easy peasy to enter too.¬†No FB or Twitter, etc…to visit, like etc.

All that’s required is to leave a comment below answering this question:

What is one of your all-time favorite “summer” books and give a brief description why it is.


Oh and just a few minor details:

-Contest closes at 12:01 (midnight, Pacific time) on June 15th

-Be sure to include a contact email address, if your blog profile/comment isn’t linked to one that I can use to contact you, if you win.

-Winners will have 2 weeks to claim their prizes. 

If not claimed in the two weeks after they are contacted, I will post a replacement winner(s). 

-One entry per person please and NO anonymous comments.

-Open to residents of Canada (except the province of Quebec) and the US. 

If you are a follower here at Veggies… do mention in your comment, you’ll get a bonus entry.


I’m always on the look-out for new books to read (aren’t you?) so I thought this was a great idea for a contest. And this time of year, I especially love those that have a summery theme. ūüėČ


In the meantime, I’m going to be taking a ¬†short blog break.

The to-do pile here is once again out of control, for online and offline projects. Can you relate?

So I’m going to try to make a serious ‘dent’ in all that and also get out more to enjoy the sunny days we are having right now, here in BC. And before it gets TOO hot to actually enjoy being outside.¬†

Good luck with the contest and enjoy the sunshine, wherever you are too.

I’ll see ya soon! ūüôā

A Stroll Down (cookbook) Memory Lane: The Purity Cookbook 1945


I ♥ cookbooks! And there are some that have a whole lot of special memories attached to them too.

At the top of that list for me is The Purity Cookbook (1945 edition) that my mom and grandma both used on an almost daily basis.

My mom’s copy was in tatters from so much use. It was actually just a bunch of loose pages ¬†in a plastic bag in a¬†kitchen drawer. ūüėČ We¬†would go through the pages together, picking out recipes and oohing and ahhhing at the tempting photos.

Here’s a couple of yummy photos from the book:

I have wanted to get a copy of this cookbook¬†for a LONG time. I¬†still have the pages (somewhere) from my mom’s kitchen.

But it would be so nice to have an intact copy too. ūüėČ

 I found out about a sold copy of this cookbook over at Etsy, a while back. Sandra the terrific Etsy shop owner over at SandMarg has graciously offered to notify me, if she should happen to find another copy of this cookbook, in the future. I sure hope she can. Or that a copy becomes available elsewhere.

This seems to be a vintage cookbook that most people are not willing to part with. I’ve read several blog posts/comments about this particular cookbook elsewhere.

Do you have a favorite family cookbook?  One that brings wonderful memories to mind.

When they say “nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven” that¬†certainly¬†can mean¬†all the love and great memories that a treasured cookbook or recipe can bring to mind too. ūüôā

PS: A big thank you to Sandra for also allowing me to share these photos from the cookbook copy she had.

Some Treasures from Etsy. Great gift ideas too!


One of the things about Etsy that I appreciate most is the supportive and generous ways that members interact with each other.

When it comes to being supportive, a really fun way to help out is by creating an Etsy Treasury. For those of you not familiar with all the Etsy lingo, a treasury is a collection of items from various Etsy shops that a curator puts together by way of promotion for them. I LOVE doing these! I enjoy picking out beautiful things to include in my theme-related treasuries and the interacting with other Etsy shop owners. I have been honored to have some of my sale items included in treasuries as well so this is a nice way to give back and say thank you.

If you haven’t visited Etsy already or seen what a Etsy Treasury is all about, take a look at some of these I put together recently:

Some Favs from My Favs

The Blue Bitter Smoke of Wood

Under a Snow White Sky

Come on….Get Happy!


I hope you enjoy the browse. ūüôā

For one of a kind gifts, buy handmade this Christmas, shop Etsy!  

Why I am Loving Etsy!


I have only had my Etsy shop up and running since mid-August and already it’s been such a positive experience. I am amazed at all the advice, good vibes and promotions I’ve been getting from other Etsy members.

Today Lenore Moon is hosting a one day BNR (that’s Etsy lingo for buy and replace) featuring several new and more established shops. Some wonderful goodies¬†to be found¬†including handmade jewelry, fabric toys and clothing, jams, one of a kind T’s, candles….to name but a few.

Check it out at: Etsy Promotion.

With Christmas just around the corner (ok maybe 2 corners) it’s a great time to start checking out Etsy shops and keeping your favorites¬†in mind for¬† future gift ideas. And what could be better than a beautiful¬†handmade gift?

And who knows, you might find something you can’t resist for yourself. And we all need¬†to treat ourselves¬†from time to time, don’t we. ūüėČ

Happy browsing….

Fall Earring Sale at Etsy!


I’m having a half-price earring sale at my Etsy Shop¬†for the month of September.

 Hope you will stop by soon and spread the word.

It’s been such fun finally getting my shop up and running!

 Here are some of my latest creations, just in time for fall.

Speaking of fall, how’s your weather? It’s chilly here today, burrrrrr….but I kind of like it! ūüėČ



Copper Beehives


Revelstoke Dangles


Froggie Green


Orange Bongo


African Queen


Luck be a Lady


Lots more at the shop…