Helpful Hint

Remember to check your sump pump pit.

Especially with all of the rain that we have been receiving as of late.

Test the equipment to make sure that it will work when you need it.

I found a wonderful place with great information “City of Edmonton Flood Inspectors”.

They have a ton of great information.

P.S. even if you do not live in Edmonton, the information is most helpful.


Always, Carol

In the garden…..there be flowers……and….

Summer of 2009, my first summer here in Edmonton

There be kids and puppies .........and ME.....Summer of 2009

Parade of Flowers .....

Valentine's gift from Azlin from Regina to Edmonton...yellow roses..

More pretty flowers......from my first summer in Edmonton

Neighbourhood Children enjoying a nice day in my backyard....

Open House for our Dear Stella Jewelry ……

On Saturday, November 20th, 2010, Amanda and I held our first “Open House” for our Dear Stella Jewelry business.  We were both so excited.  The morning was crisp but the sky was clear so we were off to a great start to the day.  I had baked like a mad woman.  Picked up special coffee, some teas and juice for the liquid refreshments.    Alvin was going to stay with Steven for the day.  So all that was left was to set up all of our prized creations.  I must say I was both excited and nervous.  We hoped that our open house would be a huge success.  Invitations and notices had gone out to our friends and family that lived in Edmonton and area.

Setting up for the Open House


Cookies, anyone?


Unbaked Chocolate Macaroons, everyone's fav


Fruit Cocktail Cake


Chocolate Chip & More Cookies....


Now some photos of our jewelry……

Starting to set up the table with all of our bracelets......


Our Dear Stella Jewelry


Shades of purple.....


Shades of Fall


Black and Silver ...... Ready for a Night on the Town


Green & Purple - very pretty


So as you can see I love to bake and I also love to make jewelry.  We have now included necklaces and hair pins in our line.  In the near future, we plan to make earrings as well.  We have made a couple of bracelet and necklace sets and will continue to do so.   I would say that our first “Open House” was a huge success.  We had friends new and old join us,  made some sales, as well as contacts for future.

Please go to Facebook and check out our Dear Stella Jewelry page.  Please enter “Dear Stella Jewelry” as someone has the Dear Stella name on Facebook.

Thank You

Always, Carol

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