Monday, July 30, 2012

Camping Trip to Lake Huron

I absolutely love the outdoors!  I wish I could spend all my time outside.  I am most happy and at peace when I am outside with nature.  Camping is a perfect fit for me!

My husband and I have enjoyed lots of camping trips together over the years.  We were much more accustomed to back country camping and portaging until our little ones came along.  We have since discovered the world of car camping and invested in a whole second tub of camping gear.

Last week we went to MacGregor Point.  It is on the shores of Lake Huron, just 5 minutes South of Port Elgin.  It is such a great family spot.  We spent a lot of time there last summer when Little V was just a few months old.  It's a great camp ground and the location is wonderful.  There are beautiful beaches so close by - Gobles Grove, Port Elgin and Southhampton, to name a few.



Camping, playing at the beach and eating ice cream cones at the harbor are just so much more fun with two little kids in tow!


Remembering to take a family photo as camp was almost packed up!
The girls chill'n in their little "camping chairs".



Little V LOVES sand!  You couldn't keep it out of her hands (or mouth and hair!).
We saw a porcupine from the side of the road!




All aboard the Port Elgin Miniature Steam Train!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Big Day in Etsy Treasuries!

What a lucky day it has been for me (excluding the never ending downpour of rain while camping with hubby and the girls)! My products were featured in 3 different Etsy treasuries today! Getting a product in an Etsy treasury is always a big deal for me. It's just exciting! Thanks to all the shop owners who put such great effort into creating these fun collections of products! I always have fun creating treasuries. 


Thanks to Mytoolstore.com for including my new nautical pencil case in their "Back to School" collection.

'Back to School' by mytoolstoreDOTcom

Chalkboard Notebook & Chalk, Binder Notebook for Back to School Supplies - ArtisanPost
Chalkboard Notebook & C...
$22.50
Colored Wooden Pencils.12  pencils made of natural Distressed wood - Ready to Ship - ArtGiftStore
Colored Wooden Pencils....
$14.50
Throw Pillow World map 16 inch Africa Antarctica Madagascar Seychelles Egypt Iran Afganistan Pakistan Atlantic Ocean Saudi Arabia Maldives - IconicPillows
Throw Pillow World map ...
$25.00
Hand Stamped Bracelet quote Today is the Day metal Cuff bracelet - back to school - WyomingCreative
Hand Stamped Bracelet q...
$15.00
Personalized Backpack - Book Bag - sports Back pack - Sling Bag - Back to school supplies - cre8ivgifts
Personalized Backpack -...
$10.00
Ruler Pendant Necklace Wood Vintage Meter Stick By Hendywood - Hendywood
Ruler Pendant Necklace ...
$20.00
Back to School handmade polymer clay earrings 2 sets ( 4 ) - digitsdesigns
Back to School handmade...
$10.00
Pencil Case, Zippered Pouch, Back to School, Nautical, Navy Blue with White Sail Boats and Bright Yellow Liner - Pepperpicnic
Pencil Case, Zippered P...
$12.00
Teacher's Gift, Upcycled Book Apple 7", MADE TO ORDER, great for Back to School - whimsysworkshop
Teacher's Gift, Upc...
$15.00
First Day of Kindergarten Shirt - Personalized Back to School Shirt - HeatherRogersDesigns
First Day of Kindergart...
$16.50
Vintage Wood Box Six Point Wonder Pen Woodworking Pen or Rustic Pencil Container - CalloohCallay
Vintage Wood Box Six Po...
$24.00
Inspirational plaque.  Learning is a Journey. ON SALE  Graduation. - KnottyNotions
Inspirational plaque. ...
$15.00
Custom childrens kindergarten is so last year first grade rocks back to school Tshirt - zoeysattic
Custom childrens kinder...
$16.50
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. 11 Harry Potter Pencils, For the Writer, Magic, Wizardry, Back To School - cloudandclover
I solemnly swear that I...
$8.75
Pinata: Yellow School Bus - DalePinatas
Pinata: Yellow School B...
$55.00
ROYAL Quiet De Luxe manual typewriter, with case (non-working) - typeBtypewriters
ROYAL Quiet De Luxe man...
$195.00

Thanks to Sue, from Hook U Up Custom Crafts, for including my reusable snack bag in her treasury "Beware! They are Coming!"

'Beware! They are Coming!' by suefern643

Thank you Petekdesign for the title! :)

20% OFF: Beware, They Are Coming A3 Poster- Pac-Man Ghost- Sapphire Blue, Geekery Teens Gift - petekdesign
20% OFF: Beware, They A...
$16.00
Hand painted silk chiffon scarf Geometric collection Aqua and tangerine dots MADE TO ORDER - klaradar
Hand painted silk chiff...
$48.00
APPLE PENCIL HOLDER / Pen Holder / Back to School - SpareTimeWoodDesigns
APPLE PENCIL HOLDER / P...
$30.00
Vintage Globe, Cram's Imperial World Globe with metal base - MeshuMaSH
Vintage Globe, Cram'...
$45.00
Large Purse. Hobo Bag: CUSTOM Send me YOUR memorable shirt. Slouch Bag. Boho Chic Fashion. Cross Body Hipster. bag pictured NOT for sale. - SmiLeaGainCreations
Large Purse. Hobo Bag: ...
$36.00
Reserved for Karen - Back to Class - Vintage Stamps - Vintage Wooden Mounted Stamp and Images - becaruns
Reserved for Karen - Ba...
$24.50
Summer Winter Fall Fashion Grey Orange bohemian tribal jewelry necklace fabric scarf cute scarves women girls high unique cotton infinity - necklush
Summer Winter Fall Fash...
$26.00
Back to School Poster: No Glue Sniffing - Teacher Appreciation, School, Plaid, Humorous, Funny Quote - Navy Blue, Orange, Turquoise 11 x 14 - sweetharvey
Back to School Poster: ...
$25.00
iPad Padded Messenger Bag in Black and Orange with Adjustable Strap and Flashlight - in a blink of an i - begforabag
iPad Padded Messenger B...
$65.00
Fabric Flower Hair Clip, statement hair accessory, unique, ruffle, girls, womens, kids, summer, lilac, lavender, cij - SweetSapling
Fabric Flower Hair Clip...
$7.00
Ziggy 1979 Sooper Student Large Wide Ruler - Tom Wilson - American Greetings - School Supplies - myatticstreasures
Ziggy 1979 Sooper Stude...
$6.88
Reusable Snack Bag, Eco Friendly, Gusset and Finger Tabs, Back to School, Fox Trails Print in Blue - Pepperpicnic
Reusable Snack Bag, Eco...
$6.50
A-Z  capital letters orange & blue Digital Clipart (26 PNG files) - craftshackdesign
A-Z capital letters or...
$4.95
Oh bugger pocket Moleskine notebook black green embroidered handmade - KnotworkShop
Oh bugger pocket Molesk...
$10.00
Back to School - Goldfish Pencil Case - Oliver - HeavenlyCreaturesArt
Back to School - Goldfi...
$10.50
Legs in the book. Green sneakers and blue socks . Unusual art bookmark. Funny children gift. Fun for kids. Christmasinjuly sale cij - MyBookmark
Legs in the book. Green...
$25.00


And thanks to Karen, from Expressions123, for including my nautical snack bag and sandwich bag set in her treasury ~~Navy and Gold~~.

'~~ Navy and Gold ~~' by expressions123

Works well together, eh? Regards, Karen / expressions123

Wall hook - chevrons - navy blue sparkle glitter - entryway foyer - key holder - geometric - striped - patriotic nautical - oneeyeddog
Wall hook - chevrons - ...
$30.00
Mystique (Cognac Version) - Harvest Earrings - Autumn Wedding - Fall Earrings - Asymmetric - Limited Edition - MiaMontgomery
Mystique (Cognac Versio...
$85.00
Vintage Cups & Saucers, Set of 4 Demitasse, Blue Orange Apricot Color Combination - fineoldthings
Vintage Cups & Saucers,...
$25.00
Regaliz leather bracelet in navy blue colour with white ceramic bead, metallic parts and magnetic clasp. - TheCraftyblackcat
Regaliz leather bracele...
$14.00
Hourglass Navy Blue and Gold Glazed Vase Accented with Vintage Floral Flair - DetailedNotions
Hourglass Navy Blue and...
$28.00
Paisley Dog Collar -  Navy Blue & Gold Paisley -  Size Large (15-24") SHIPPING INCLUDED - DaisyDog13
Paisley Dog Collar - N...
$17.95
Pearl Tiara Gold - mjwoodall
Pearl Tiara Gold
$57.00
Airstream Gold - limited edition archival print 8/100 - leahgiberson
Airstream Gold - limite...
$35.00
Pirate Classic Cupcake toppers Gold Black and White Personalized handmade by Chocolatetulipdesign - chocolatetulipdesign
Pirate Classic Cupcake ...
$13.50
Vintage Clogs in Navy Blue Leather and Wood - xoUda
Vintage Clogs in Navy B...
$24.50
Framed Mosaic Wall Mirror 30% Off w/Code CIJ30, Broken Dish Mosaic, Vintage - memoriesinmosaics
Framed Mosaic Wall Mirr...
$255.00
Harvest pillow - jawaddel
Harvest pillow
$22.00
Baby/Infant/Toddler/Boys Visor Beanie-Navy Blue, Gold and White-MADE TO ORDER - Karenisa
Baby/Infant/Toddler/Boy...
$22.00
Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bag Set, Gusset Bottom and Finger Tabs, Back to School, Nautical, Navy Blue with White Sailboats - Pepperpicnic
Reusable Sandwich and S...
$14.00
Blue and Teal Watercolor Ink Original Painting and Drawing Womans Face on Watercolor Paper - CGallaFineArt
Blue and Teal Watercolo...
$65.00
10% S A L E Navy blue and white nautical stripes cotton bag / shoulder striped bag/ cross body messenger  bag-MADE TO ORDER - Laroll
10% S A L E Navy blue a...
$45.00