Diced Chili Cook Off at Ranting Chef

I entered a chili contest.  Woohoo!  I am sharing the Ranting Chef’s page with you all.  The chili I entered, is a meatless chili, seems strange right ?  Shouldn’t chili be full of meat ?  Well mine isn’t!!!  LOL  Mine is a delicious Tofu chili, don’t knock it until you try it.  It really, really is deliciously good.  I am not the biggest fan of meat, but I do like a steak once in a blue moon.  I love love chili, and I wanted to make a recipe that uses Tofu… tada so here it is.   I would so love if you could VOTE for my “Audi Rose, Terrific Tofu Chili” at  please vote contest poll closes October 22, 2014…  😀  TANX! 

Tye Dye Mania

Made up a batch of Tye Dye T-shirts for my Etsy shop “Peonie’s Closet”. They are just about ready to go in the shop! I always love a little tye dye now and then…makes things fun!

Variety of shirts in tye-dye (S-M-L)

Variety of shirts in tye-dye (S-M-L)

Dior, Dior, Dior

My favorite designer, finally had a chance to check out the 2014 Spring & Summer line  (I am late, Oooops!).  Never a disappointment!  Absolutely a beautiful and stunning collection.  Great modern edge to the pieces and of course my favorite, the florals.  No one can go wrong with a black and white classic ensemble.  Bravo!

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My Favorite!

My Favorite!

Love these booties!

Love these booties!


Plans To Build Your Very Own Floating Ping Pong Table

Ugh!  I have had NO NO NO time to blog, POO!  I miss my weekly posts.  I finally have a minute to post my newest item in my Etsy shop.  Plans on how to build your own floating ping pong table for your pool.  I have to say, this is one of the most USED pool items we have.  My poochie Phoebe even loves to get on it and float around hahahaha,  not to mention she goes crazy when the ping pong ball is going back and forth! (I posted photos quite some time ago).  I have had so many compliments about my pool toy that I decided to go ahead and make the plans so you can make your very own ping pong table for your pool.  The kids (and grown ups) will love it!

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Cupcake Catwalk

Share Time! Village Sweets and a few of their cupcake designs.

Playing around with different designs for some cupcakes.  Ideas and possibilities are endless.  Cupcakes make great favors for parties, weddings and other events, especially themed occasions. You can easily just go crazy decorating them.  Here is a sample of some of my many cupcake designs, they are doing their best on the “Catwalk”.

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Mint Julep Cupcake with Love Me Lavender Roses. Mint Julep Cupcake with Love Me Lavender Roses.

Porcelain Blue Cupcake (color) with Kiss Me (color) Roses. Porcelain Blue Cupcake (color) with Kiss Me (color) Roses.

Calypso Coral Cupcake (color) with Chocolate Flavored and Peaches & Cream (color) Roses. Calypso Coral Cupcake (color) with Chocolate Flavored and Peaches & Cream (color) Roses.

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Cottage Life…Simply Beautiful

My best buddy and I headed up to my cottage yesterday for simply, a day off.  Got on our bikes and headed out for an early ride. OMG!  It was just beautiful.  Okay, yeah there is still lots of snow, but we just couldn’t wait.  We couldn’t ask for a better day.  Here in Québec it has been a long long, did I say long? Long winter.  It was wet and it was muddy, but I was just loving it.  We checked out some trails that we will be venturing on in the spring (if we get a spring?) summer and fall.  The Aerobic Corridor trails look like it will be very challenging, can’t wait!  And the great thing is….it’s Free! (For biking and hiking that is, fees for xcountry skiing and snowshoeing). The Lac-Des-Seizes-Iles lake is still pretty frozen, but I am just itching for a day to stick the boat in the water and simply having nothing to do but enjoy a lazy day on the lake!

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So Excited…

Drumroll pleasssssssssssse…Oscar nominations are out, and my favorite is among the list.  I am so excited I want Leonardo DiCaprio to WIN for his role as Jordan Belfort in “The Wolf on Wallstreet”.


Nominated Role

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, a successful stockbroker who becomes involved in a fraudulent securities exchange deal.

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wallstreet

Finally a win for Leonardo DiCaprio at the Golden Globes…  this has been long waiting.  I watched “The Wolf of Wallstreet” last night.  A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!  Well done! I will congratulate you now Mr. DiCaprio, I smell an academy award win.  

Leonardo DiCaprio Golden Globe win 2014 "The Wolf of Wallstreet"

Leonardo DiCaprio
Golden Globe win 2014
“The Wolf of Wallstreet”

The Catcher in the Rye

My year is off to a good start.  One of the things I want to do is read books that I always wanted to read but never did…why?  Pure laziness, Ooops!  So I recently acquired “The Catcher In The Rye”. I am on page 60, started reading about 5 days ago.  I try to read at least 10 pages or so every night (hey whadda want?  I am up at 5:30 in the am yeeesh!) and I am enjoying the book,  this Holden character makes me laugh… he is hysterical, I think he has OCD or something, at times I get dizzy just reading the words.  If anyone has read the book (and I am sure there are zillions of you that did), you get what I mean.   I am only 60 pages in but I feel sorry for this guy, how depressed he gets…  Anyhoo, I think this book is going to be way more enjoyable than that snorefest 50 shades of whatever!  I will let you know what I thought of the book and why it is such a classic when I am done.  It will be my book review of sorts.  Maybe some of you out there can shout out some really great books that are worth reading, that would really be helpful, then I don’t have to search high and low here and there and everywhere.

Hardcover "Catcher in the Rye"

Hardcover “Catcher in the Rye”