Sunday, 27 August 2017


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Today's post is going to be about food. Recipes & other goodies. I have been finding some interesting stuff on Facebook & wanted to share them here as well. 

This recipe is for easy-to-make, healthy cookies!

This creamy cucumber salad is only 90 calories!
I prefer mine with a light Italian vinaigrette, cuts the calories almost in half.

And here are some useful tips on using up your leftovers.

Here's a pretty good recipe for refrigerator pickles:

Here's a very interesting take on a cheese burger:

And this looks interesting, but I don't generally cook with wine:

And here's a recipe for home-made Ranch dressing:

Chocolate oatmeal no-bake cookies:

And some interesting sheet cake decorating hacks:

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

This blog is going to be about saving money. I see all kinds of advertisements for what seems to be a good deal, until I look a little deeper. Sometimes I find good deals totally by accident. Last spring when I was still living in Abbotsford, I saw an ad for Garage, a very cool shop in 7 Oaks mall. They had tank tops on for $5 each, which is a pretty sweet deal, or so I thought. Later the same day I was buying some Mott's vegetable cocktail at the Dollar Tree & as I walked in the door I noticed they had racks of shirts. I liked this one so much, I got 2 of them! 

This spring I checked them out while I was in town (I live in Mission now) & bought several tank tops, like this one: 

They had a lot of different types of shirts & I even saw some girl's bathing suits at the one on Marshall road. They also often have socks, underwear & even bras.
And remember, this the Dollar Tree, each of these is only $1.25 (pt) for a post-tax total of $1.40!

Another thing you might want to know about, Sears in Abbotsford is going out of business. I saw them putting out a sign that said 50% - 70% off. I got 3 pairs of beautiful jeans there before Christmas, for under $10 a pair. And I got a beautiful faux-fur winter coat there in December 2015 for only $35 (originally tagged @ $199!) Check it out!! 
I got the black shirt @ Liquidation World in 2008. Black tends to make me heat sick, so I can only wear it in the winter.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Its a beautiful day today, so I took some pics of Mount Baker. I have a great view in my new place in Mission, BC.
I bought some new shirts yesterday, at the Dollar Tree in Abbotsford. Here's one:

Monday, 17 April 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hope those of you that celebrate Easter had a wonderful long weekend. I haven't posted anything since before Christmas, so I figured it was time to get off my ass & blog already.

It occurred to me that I should be sharing more of the stuff here, that I generally share on Facebook. Here's an interesting article on the rash of "religious liberty" & "bathroom" bills cropping up across the US.
A couple of interesting articles on women's rights as they are reflected in public nudity laws:

And several lists of new, interesting films that have come out recently, on SXSW & other places.
And something new & interesting looking on Netflix:

I just learned something cool, did you know that we can make roads with recycled plastic?

On a somewhat sad note, the author of one of my all-time favourite books "Zen &the art of motorcycle maintenance" has passed away.

I saw a wonderful new video on Facebook today & I just had to share it. Also, Pennington's has 2 beautiful songs that you can download for free! You can watch the video here:

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

It's that time of the year again. Thanksgiving is over & its time for me to share a lot of awesome Christmas shows (mostly on YouTube), for those of us who do not have cable.

A Muppet Family Christmas, the first Henson holiday creation I ever watched (I think), has them all, The Muppets (from the 80s TV show), the Fraggles & the muppets from Sesame street. I love this show & still watch it every year!

Christmas Eve on Sesame street:

The Snowman, introduced by the late David Bowie.
And its sequel, The Snowman & the snowdog:

John Denver & the Muppets, a Christmas together (1979)

An older favourite from when my kids were little, Santa & the 3 bears

This one is from 1988 & features the title tune sung by Canada's Valdy, Bluetoes!

Mole's Christmas is adapted form Wind in the Willows.

This newer holiday show is sure to give you a chuckle, Olive the other Reindeer.

Christopher the Christmas tree:

The original Rudolph:

A Charlie Brown Christmas:

Its Christmastime again, Charlie Brown:

A Garfield Christmas:

Frosty the snowman:

And the sequel, Frosty's Winter Wonderland:

And while this isn't exactly holiday themed, I still think it fits here as being somewhat wintery. Do you remember watching the Woody Woodpecker show & there was cute 5 minute short in between Woody's episodes, called "Chilly Willy", a little penguin? Well, you can check them out again, here:

Monday, 14 November 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

I am starting something new @ Michaelann's Photography. I have a new software program, that can make any photograph, into a personalized animated GIF, with snow falling! Or I can make it into a short animated video, complete with sound effects or music. 

I am also offering personalized Christmas cards, 10 for $10, with your own photo on them. And a free video, complete with sound effects or music. 

I even have a new program that can take your favourite photograph & make an animated wallpaper, with snow or butterflies, whatever you like, plus sound effects!

I have been an amateur /family photographer for over 30 years, my work is now available for sale, at very affordable prices. I have 2 websites where you can view some of my work, my prices are $10 for 8" x 10"s or 8 1/2" x 11 1/2". I have a limited number of 11" x 14", for $15. These websites show a sample of my work, I have lots more! 

Contact info: Michaelann Dahlman (604)-901-8447  email:

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Tuesday, September 27,2016.

A little nugget of information on why Canada & the US have different Thanksgiving dates. Got this article from a local free newspaper "The Penny Express" in 2010.