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Cat Antlers

I’m sorry…I just couldn’t resist.  This cat-that-looks-like-a-skinned-chicken in antlers is epic!!  I love him.

I bought Winston a pair of reindeer antlers last week.  Unfortunately he has not held still long enough for me to get a photo of him.  He’s a very angry cat now.  Soon.




Christmas Wish List #1

Each recent year I’ve compiled a short list of items I’ve been wishing for and it seems it’s been very helpful to some family and friends.  So, in keeping with tradition, this is the first official post of the 2015 Sandyland Christmas Wish List.

Oh she glows

The Oh She Glows cookbook is something I’ve been eyeing for a while.  It’s chock-full of incredible recipes and each time I hit Chapters I sit with it and admire the glossy photos of delicious foods.  I was going to order it a while back and just never did.  If Santa* doesn’t bring it this year I will certainly pick it up in the new year.

*Just a note that this book is almost HALF the cost on Amazon and I would never expect Santa (or myself, or anyone else, for that matter) to pay the overpriced in store cost.  🙂



Six Weeks

I always get excited for Christmas in late October. I know it’s early, but I can’t help it.  It’s almost like there’s something in the air that smells like Christmas.  The wind blows differently, the air is cooler, and the days get darker so soon.  And I’m ready for it.

But I wait….

Yesterday was Remembrance Day (Veterans’ Day for my US friends) and I went to a service to honour all the brave folks – including my grandfathers – who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.  My paternal grandfather, who is 97 (and a half) and is the last surviving member of his regiment, was in attendance and sat among his comrades.  He proudly wore his many medals.
I saw this comic strip yesterday and thought it was very fitting.
Truth. Via


My nephews were at the service as well and the little one excitedly explained to me afterward that “an army guy sat next to him”.  He was in awe.


Now that this honourable day is over I couldn’t help but get a little (more) giddy about Christmas.  I was Pinteresting the shit out of Christmas party foods and outfits and checking out Christmas movies (they’ve been playing back-to-back since Thanksgiving weekend – grrr!).  I even watched a cute little Christmas movie last night before bed.

The 12 Dates of Christmas.

via ABC

via ABC

Think of this movie as Groundhog Day on Christmas crack – and minus my man Bill Murray.

I was surprised to find that it was a few years old – as I’d never heard of it.  It was adorable though.

Basically, Kate (Amy Smart) lives Christmas Eve over and over (see? Groundhog Day.).

If you have the chance to watch this over the next SIX WEEKS (ack!!) you definitely should.


It’s Wednesday!

Last night was Halloween.  The final product:

It's me, Wednesday Addams

It’s me, Wednesday Addams

My costume was a success – I apparently creeped many people out – including my mother who didn’t recognize me at first.

*sigh* Satisfaction.