Friday, 27 July 2012

IKEA Hackers: Billy/Benno Cubby Unit

IKEA Hackers: Billy/Benno Cubby Unit: Materials: 6 Billy Bookcases, 2 Benno TV Benches, 18 coat hooks Description: Build the Benno TV benches, leaving out the drawers. Build the Billies, flipping all shelves and the top/bottom upside down as you go.

I chose to omit the back panel too. Do not use the shelves in what is now the bottom half of the unit.

Place 3 upside-down Billies on each Benno, anchoring them to the wall. Screw coat hooks into the sides and back wall of each cubby.

~ Melanie Ward, Muskoka, Ontario

This is a great idea. You could even put doors on it for a tidy entry way!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Some Highlights of an Anticipated Day

Yesterday I had a chance to catch up with a friend from high school. For many of you this would not be a big thing because you see them all the time, and still live in the same place where you went to school. For me, however, it is a VERY BIG thing because I completed school in Western Australia 13 years ago and have lived in Victoria for the past 11 years.
So when my friend put on Facebook that she was coming to Victoria I jumped at the chance to catch up.
That day was yesterday and lunch was our catch-up time of choice.

We had lunch at Australia on Collins, where these umbrellas are hanging. They start 4 levels above the food court and it's such a fun thing to see. So many different colours.

It was too bad that I couldn't take one with me, because later I had to stand in the rain while waiting for a tram. Thankfully there was a kind lady standing next to me who shared her umbrella so that I didn't get soaked.
After lunch we headed to my favourite place for hot chocolate. A little out of the way chocolate place that sells real Belgian Hot Chocolate in a variety of flavours. I chose dark cinnamon! Next time I'm going back to milk cinnamon, so if you want me to share my spot with you, you'll have to join me on my next trip to the city.

Friday Fill-Ins - July 13 we go!

1. For the first time in ages I have almost finised everything on my 'To Do' list!
2. Watching the sun set into the Indian Ocean is one of my best memories of summer so far.
3. My recipe for pancakes is one of my favorites because I don't have to let it rest for half and hour between mixing and cooking.
4. I will remember many things for years to come others I will forget almost immediately.
5. It starts with a look.
6. Unscented is a fragrance I enjoy most in a candle because it doesn't give me a headache.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a night at home, tomorrow my plans include doing all the things I was supposed to do over the holidays but didn't (or not) and Sunday, I want to enjoy the fellowship at church and plan for the first week of term at GNG with my fellow leaders!

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Fruit of a Vine

I picked this pumpkin from our garden today. It self seeded from the compost we put in the potato bed. It was the only pumpkin on the vine, and ...

It's the size of a pear!!!

Saturday, 7 July 2012

When We Stand Together by Nickelback

I've really been enjoying listening to this song every time it comes on the radio, but it wasn't until I watched this clip that the meaning of it really 'struck a chord'.

Listen to the words ... I mean really listen ... and look at the pictures shown as you do ...

This is what the Church - God's people - must do for us to be effective in the world at bringing people to Christ. This is something we have been hearing a lot about at Suburban Baptist Church for the past month. Read the passages in the Bible where it talks about the Church being the body and how each part is needed for the body to be whole. Then listen to this song again!