Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Hunting for Canning Jars

 Do you remember my post on canning here? 
Then I showed you all my beautiful canned goods on the new farmhouse counter Tim built for me here.      
Well, guess what? I've run out of canning jars again and I am having quite a time finding any. A few weeks ago when I was canning I paid $15.00 here at our local Home Hardware for a dozen regular mouth jars. Ouch!
This really hurts a woman like myself who always had ten dozen or more jars piled high in boxes in my garage most of my married life.
What happened to them? They were left behind in the last move two years ago.
 I'm sure you're thinking it's no big deal I can just buy a few jars at a rummage sale or at one of the resale shops.
No, not anymore ladies!
You see that photo above with the beautiful recycled canning jar chandelier?
This is one of the reasons I can no longer find cheap canning jars!
Some smarty pants had to go and dream up another use for my gems.
People just can't be happy with putting food in their Ball jars any longer.
Now we have to paint them up pretty like and add flowers to  them.
Did you know that you can line canning jars with fabric?
This looks kind of hard to me....
But cute never the less.
Oh I'm not really as aggravated as I sound, if I had any extras I'd be using them for something pretty too!
I thought I had it made today when I went to WalMart  Canada's on line store and found a dozen one liter jars for $8.97. I had to have a minimum of over $50. for the free shipping. No problem, I could just order six dozen jars and meet the requirement.
I did this and this is what my final charge was with shipping:

Your Shopping Cart

$53.22 **


Standard shipping to (my address)

Pick up


Order Total:
$173.14 **

** Prices are based on your shipping location, and are subject to change in different shipping locations.
Do the math on this. It appears I'm getting taxed for the shipping.
Is that even legal?

 Now I thought this was crazy, so I called and the young  customer service guy thought it couldn't be right either so he was going to report it to his supervisor. He told me to try again in an hour. I tried again, same price. I tried several hours later, same price.
I want these jars badly enough, ladies, that I am going to call again tomorrow and find out just what in the world is going on over there at Wally World.
Stayed tuned and I'll let you know what happens!
Enjoy your Tuesday-Kim

Monday, 29 June 2015

Happiness Is Homemade

Kim's Embroidery Project
Is Happiness really Homemade?
Well it's true that much of my happiness is found in my home. In truth, there just isn't much that I don't enjoy about being a Susie homemaker!
But in reality I think true Happiness is more
 It's a decision we have to make each day to believe and trust that our Heavenly Father sees and knows every single happening in our life.
 All of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
 My mission is to try to be a light in an ever darkening world and like Paul to find contentment for this moment that I find myself in right now, knowing that nothing passes The Lord's attention.
I must allow my heart to be guided by his Holy Spirit and my mind to be renewed by His Word.
This is my prayer for this hour!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Where Is Everyone?

                                             Where has everyone gone?
I checked my sidebar and many of you haven't posted in almost a week! No doubt you are all out and about enjoying summer.
I can't say I blame anyone. After that long winter we need to soak up all the sunshine we can.
As usual my brain has been working overtime, coming up with all kinds of new ideas. Scary, right?
I have decided not to leave blogger completely.
I have always wanted a blog dedicated totally to sewing, so that is next in the works.
My blogger friend, Dawn, at Creative Cain Cabin
has been helping me to get all of the kinks worked out over at Word Press. And hopefully soon it will be easier for you to access me there!
If you are reading this and would like to pop over to my latest post, click here to go to my new blog site.
I've missed visiting with all of you.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Camp and Cottage Living Has Moved

Hello Friends!
Camp and Cottage Living has moved here.
I thank you for being such a faithful follower these past four years and I hope you'll enjoy my new site!
Once you visit the new site you will find several options for following me there.
Take your pick!
Blessing to all-Kimberly

Monday, 8 June 2015

A Day of Disorder


I awoke this morning with my day all nicely planned.
I didn't get very far into it before it became apparent that my plans were going to have to take a detour....
I was going to devote the day to putting the finishing touches on my new WP blog so I can finally begin blogging from there.
When I went to log on it didn't accept my passwords.
Three times it didn't accept my password!
So a quick note to the designer and now I wait until she has the time to get back to me.

I had a choice to make, I could either let this ruin my day or put on my Doris Day face (Que Sera Sera) and get on with it. I do have a kazillion other projects around the house I could (should) be working on, after all.

 I did make it to Home Hardware and the local grocery to purchase my herbs and flowers to plant this last weekend. I've decided to concentrate on developing a perennial garden this year.
I don't mind buying annuals for the hanging flower pots, but I would like to have the front flower beds filled with something that returns on it's own every year.
Less expense and less work!

See this mess?
While I'm busy twiddling my thumbs trying to decide which task to do next.....

this fellow is hard at work on the latest unnecessary (his words, not mine) project I've come up with for our kitchen.
I quickly snapped this photo, then fled left, least I hear any muttering coming out of his mouth!
My default project for today is ironing.
My youtube audio book for today is 'The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax'.
And then, of course, listening to Doris for a little inspiration and uplifting.
Hope you're having an amazing Monday!


Monday, 1 June 2015

Forget Me Nots


I had to quickly get out today to pick the Forget Me Not before they disappeared.
They are really the most delicate and prettiest of flowers to me.
But they don't seem to last long enough.
I bet they are already long gone from your yards.

I hadn't showed you yet, but the day of the Mother's Day tea there was also a church sale at the local St. Paul's United Church.
I was so thrilled to find two Forget Me Not teacups there.
They are both bone china and I was able to purchase them, along with several other items, for just a twenty dollar donation.
 I couldn't resist getting a shot of the Forget Me Not teacups along side the real thing.
The sun was bright on the yard at that time, so there are many shadows showing, but I like the photo just the same!
Of course now that I was on this whole Forget Me Not theme, I remembered that I had bought a necklace that reminded me of Forget Me Not.
I quickly retrieved it from the drawer, double wrapped it around my wrist, then called to Tim to come out and take a picture of me picking the flowers.
Even though none of this makes any sense to him, I'm sure, he was still good about going along with my craziness!
Lastly, here is my pretty ......
What? I don't know what it is.
Maybe a sugar dish?
It's another pretty Forget Me Not piece I found and it had to come home with me.

Just one more shot.
As you can see I could be a 'before' candidate for Jane Seymour's special tissue paper hands cream.
 If by chance you are reading this, Jane, just e-mail me and I will send you my address.
I am more than ready and willing to be a guinea pig for your new tissue crepe paper skin cream!
~Until next time-Kimberly~

I found a review here-http://amominredhighheels.com/crepe-erase-review/