OY! I need to have a little seminar on how to prepare, present and succeed at a garage sale up here in Cold Lake! I was all gung-ho on garage saling here... until I actually went out this past weekend and was VERY disappointed. At a number of garage sales it was literally a free-for-all and people just tossed their junk on their front lawn and expected everyone to wade through and find something we wanted. Coming from Calgary where garage saling is a part of life in the summer I was very diappointed with the lack of 'saling' I got to do in Cold Lake this past wknd. : (
I may need to print up a 'How to Succeed at Garage Saling' brochure and pass them around this town! Sheesh! It's gonna be a long boring summer if i can't go garage saling!
It has been a very long spring, but we are finally moved... and settled! Cold Lake is a beautiful lake town with a great summer feel to it and it smells of the beach everyday. We are 5 minutes from the beach, so Colton and I have become daily fixtures at the beach. Cold Lake has alot to offer and is full of beautiful scenery and beautiful things. I could stand on the Marina for hours just watching sailboats float past, clouds roll by and people saunter down the pier with all the time in the word. I just wanted to share a few pictures that I have snapped while out-and-about in Cold Lake.
If you ever get a chance to come up this way, I would suggest you do b/c everyone would enjoy all that this area has to offer.
These first 2 pictures are taken from the pier on July 18 as a thunderstorm was rolling in.
This is the ceiling of one of the little Eateries on the lake. The resturant is called Clark's Eatery and it has some of the best home-cooked meals I have ever tasted. Absolutely finger-lickin-good seafood and a really cool atmosphere. It is very rustic and full of antiques... a definate 'must stop' when in Cold Lake.
North Sask. River - just north of Lloydminster on your way up to Cold Lake. Very impressive bridge surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery. There is also a great little campground right by this bridge.
So far, I am a fan of this move and all that it has proven to offer.. but winter could change my mind! Stand by for my update in 6 months...: ) Now all I need to do is find some friends up here! Missing my gals from Calgary... BIG TIME!
Well, the time has come for garage sales! You have no idea how happy this makes me! I am usually looking for old, vintage, tried and true recipe books. I stumbled upon some really great cookbooks this weekend. When I got home and went through them, they were full of hand-written and paper-clipping recipes... JACKPOT!
Here are some pictures of a few of my finds...
I picked up a Blue Ribbon Cook book and inside were newspaper clippings that dated back as far as the 1930's. Reading some of the articles sure makes you realize how much things have changed over the years. There were so many cool articles on what to feed your children, child-rearing, eating off the farm and preserving anything and everything. I sat at the kitchen table for 2 hours lastnight just reading and looking through the two cookbooks I had picked up.
Just a sample of some of the clippings that were in each cookbook.
Material I managed to find at one elderly ladies house. They still had the price tag on them... I think I see some throw pillows in my future!
Portable pant hanger that is on wheels to slide in and out of the closet... It was $1, how could I not grab it?!
This is the china I stumbled upon a couple wknds ago. There were 10 or 12 place settings with serving bowls, creamer and sugar bowl... and all for $10! I thought this was really pretty but not too girly for me. : )
After being up all night coughing, gagging and blowing his nose, he finally fell asleep(out of absolute exhaustion, i'm sure). Poor thing has been sick all week and neither one of us has been getting much sleep and we are going through boxes of kleenex's at an alarming rate!
This is what i woke up to this morning. : (
Watching cartoons with his box of kleenex and water bottle. I think we will be having a cartoon kinda day.
When you think of a comfort dessert, what comes to mind? For me, it's a lemon meringue pie..
I remember as a kid, mom always making lemon meringue pie for Sunday supper dessert. She would get up before the rest of us Sunday morning, make the pie and then set it on the counter to cool. Throughout the day my brothers and I would sneak into the kitchen and steal the meringue peaks off the pie (but no one would admit to taking the peaks off if mom confronted us :). So, by the time supper rolled around mom had a peakless pie, but no one at the table knew what had happened to them..hmmm. I always remember the pies having perfect meringue with sky-high peaks...I have still to learn her 'perfect meringue' secret!