Saturday, March 03, 2012

March 3rd - #marchphotoaday

So today's was a bit of a stretch from the theme. The photo is if a cupcake that Cambria and Jenn made for a birthday party for Wilika. The party is around the corner in our neighbourhood. Todays theme is Neighbourhood so it fits!!


Thursday, March 01, 2012

March 1st - Photo

March 1st Photo of the Day!


March Photo a Day

I am going to try something new - Photo a Day!  I haven't done one of these before as I though it would be a pain offloading a photo everyday.. BUT.. I am going to do it with my iPhone!  Sweet right!

Here is the list for March!

Sunday, June 05, 2011


I have created a new blog to showcase my decals that I make for Charity.  Yup 100% of the proceeds of these decals goes to the Weekend to End Women's Cancers.  I have to raise $2000.. that is a lot of vinyl baby!

Will you check out the blog today?

Maybe give me a link??

Thanks a bunch!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Freedom of the Seas 2010 - Continued

Sunday, November 14, 2010
Port Canaveral, Fl / Sea Day

We got up Sunday morning and had a nice free breakfast at the hotel.  We had decided to book a shuttle rather than taking the hotel shuttle.  It was a good decision as there were lots of people waiting to get down to the Pier.

We got to the Pier nice and early, cleared customs and retrieved our Sea Pass cards.  Then we had to wait in a line as we were there before embarkation started.  It really wasn't that long of a wait before we were allowed to go aboard.  Our First stop was bolero's bar.  I cannot remember what I ordered but it was yummy!!

After that we toured around the ship for a bit seeing where everything is.  We had some time to kill before we could get into our Stateroom so we went to the Windjammer for lunch.  The food was okay there.  It was a lot of the same stuff though everyday.  I supposed that is just the way it is with buffet food.

Our luggage arrived after a bit, well most of it.  There were several bags that had smuggled booze in them and we were rather worried about being sent to 'The Naughty Room'.  Turns out all the booze arrived but yet one bag was still missing.  Patricia had packed a banned item, an iron, and we ended up in the 'Naughty Room' after all.  It wasn't that big of a deal.  They tagged the iron and kept it until the end of the cruise.

Buy now we had started to move and we headed up on deck to watch sailaway.  There was music and dancing and drinks and WIND.. holy moley a lot of WIND.

We went back to our Staterooms after some more exploring and Paul started pouring drinks.  We hung out on our balcony (opened the sliding door between the two balconies) and waited for our slated dinner time.  We opted for the My Time dining which was great.  All we needed to do was call down and let them know what time we would be coming to eat.  If that time slot was full we would get a different one.

It was about this time that I started noticing HOW bad this boat was a rocking!  I was getting queasier and queasier as we got closer to going down to the dining room.  Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE food and would hate to miss it.  I missed it.  I was feeling so rotton I took some medication that Patricia had and went to bed.  The rest of them went to dinner, the Cigar Bar and who knows where else.  Todd certainly doesn't remember!

Monday, November 15, 2010Sea Day

Patricia is a life saver!  She gave me her behind the ear dot thing for sea sickness and I was back on my feet and ready to enjoy the cruise.  The weather however was making that a little difficult.  We went to the Windjammer for breakfast and then toured around the ship some more.  There was lots of little things to do but Todd didn't want to.  I went to the Sexy Legs competition with Patricia at some point during the day and to Trivia at the Schooner Bar.  I think that is about the time that we met Paul.  He was our awesome Bartender from Jamaica.  We tipped generously the first round and then the next round there would be one free drink or a free water.  This went on throughout the duration of the cruise.  This was our favorite bar by far!

That night was my first night seeing the dining room and it was awesome.  The food, the wait staff.. everything was awesome.  After we ate we were strolling along the promenade and heard some music coming from the English Pub.  We went in and had a drink or 3 and had a great time singing along with the guitar player dude and all the other drunks.  Todd went out to find the washroom and came back and suggested we try another bar that he 'heard' on his way to the washroom. 

Turns out it was the Schooner Bar again and it was the Piano man.  He was AMAZING.. we spent a lot of time there singing and drinking!  I am pretty sure we closed the bar that night.

Freedom of the Seas 2010

This is a LONG overdue posting that I am going to use as journaling for my Cruise Scrapbook.

One VERY cold and dismal day in February 2010 I told Todd that I wanted to go to Jamaica!  We thought about that for a bit and ended up deciding to go on a cruise.  After a lot of online research we selected The Freedom of the Seas and a Western Caribean itinerary.  We asked some friends to join us on the trip as we figured it would be a lot more fun with more people.  Paul and Patricia thought it would be a hoot so they came along with us.  I know Deneen is still kicking herself for not coming.

Our itnerary was:

Saturday, November 13 - Brampton/Buffalo/Orlando
Paul and Patricia came and picked us up and we drove to Buffalo to catch our flight on Southest Airlines to Orlando, FL.  It was a nice easy drive, although early, and we had no problems getting to the airport in plenty of time so we had breakfast at the Anchor bar.  Paul was smart enough to order wings and beer for breakfast.  Todd is still bitter that he didn't get the wings.

We flew into Orlando and then rented a car (which I didn't get a photo of.. odd) and drove to our hotel for the night, The Residence Inn at Cape Canaveral Cocoa Beach. 

Todd drove Patricia and I to the Mall as I was still short one bathing suit and then the guys went back to the hotel to ditch the car and went to Grills Seafood Deck and Tiki Bar.   After finishing our shopping Patricia and I grabbed a cab back to Port Canaveral to meet the guys.  We had the most insane cab ride!  He called himself The Boom Cab.  He had REALLY loud music, flashing lights and up until the week before a fog machine.  However he had that confiscated by the Police.  NICE.

We got to the bar in plenty of time to have lots of drinks and appy's but we did miss watching the Saturday Ships sail out.

I am not sure whose idea it was, but we ended up walking back to the hotel, crossing a major highway and only getting lost once!  Then it was sleepytime! 

More to come later!