Sarah + Tim

a canadian, american and calico living in perfect harmony

blue bijou on tv show November 30, 2008

Last week I had the privelege of being interviewed on the TV show by Heather Beers!  It was a great experience and the show aired this morning on ABC4 – I promise to upload a link once I have it.  Feel free to visit our website,, for the whole breakdown of the four featured bride, bridesmaid and anniversary looks from the show.  If you know any brides-to-be, we’ve got a great honeymoon getaway giveaway we’re offering, just check out the site for details.

In the meantime, here’s some great shots from the show.

blue-bijou-on-bride-access-008The lovely and talented Heather Beers – she was a huge fan of our bijou 🙂


This is Eldredge Manor, where we shot


Kathi Caldwell, my friend & professional model!  Alta Moda was so kind to provide the gown


Doesn’t Adrienne look like Scarlett Johannson in this shot?




And me.  One of my new favorite pictures, care of Adrienne.


Twilight Review November 21, 2008

I have never picked up the Twilight book or read so much as a word between the covers.  That may change.  Today we saw the Twilight movie.  I admit, before seeing the movie I thought it looked ridiculous, that the actors were terribly cast and that Bella and Edward were some of the ugliest people I’d ever seen.  Let me tell you, they grow on you (particularly Edward).



(doesn’t Robin Allred from our ward bear an amazing resemblance to Bella???)


twilight-northwestAnd I officially miss the pacific northwest

twilight-parentsRather amusing how both Bella’s parents were played by bad guys on 24



So Tim – you have dark hair and great bone structure… squint a little… give me your best brooding look…


Pizza Turned Calzone… November 16, 2008

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Last Sunday we decided to make pizza for dinner.  Tim worked on the dough and I piled on the yummy toppings.  As we were about to put it onto the hot pizza stone in the oven, we realized that the dough was sticking to the wooden pizza peel and when we tried to peel it off, toppings started slipping off.  So we elected to make our pizza into a calzone and voila!  Pretty sure that’s how calzones came to be in the first place…  would you agree?


Some of our favorite toppings: bacon, chicken, onions, peppers, sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts.  What do you put on your pizza?



Homemade French Fries

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So Tim and I recently bought a big bag of organic potatoes – which I highly recommend… they have so much more flavor than regular potatoes! – and been eating them in creative ways.  These fries which we made for lunch this afternoon were AMAZING!  So I decided to share the not-so-difficult recipe with you.

  1. Take 2 or 3 potatoes & slice them as you wish
  2. Grease your baking pan with butter (or Pam if you prefer)
  3. Turn your oven to a high broil
  4. Brush some olive oil onto the fries & sprinkle salt & pepper on them
  5. Broil the fries until they are golden brown
  6. Remove the fries and flip them over; let them brown
  7. Remove from the oven & serve with a few spoonfuls of sour cream, green onions & freshly grated cheese


PS: In Canada, fries eaten with cheese curds & gravy are called poutine & are absolutely delectable!  This is very close… but a few hundred calories off.


Newly Updated: November 9, 2008

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This week, we gave a facelift!  It has been streamlined and updated to include gift ideas (with the giving season around the corner) and lovely testimonials from some of our favorite individuals.  Please check it out – we’d love your feedback and ideas!


PS: PLUS, we are expanding our gallery, so if you have a photo of yourself wearing some blue bijou bling, please send it to us!  We’d love to showcase your photograph and/or testimonial on our website 🙂  Example: Selina wearing the Selina earrings.  Photo by Melia of Lucida Photography



The Making of Batman November 2, 2008

My brilliant brother, Joseph, undertook the task of making his own Batman costume this year.  In his own words:

-fabric $15
-tropicana box $0
-shoe box $0
-mask (bought last year)
-tape $2
-2 baskets $2
-being batman….priceless!

whoa, yep, I did that!

this was all made in a 5 day period.

Here is a step by step photo montage of the making of Batman.

And no Batman be complete without an arch nemesis.  So Joe’s girlfriend, Vivian, stepped in as the role of Joker.  Pretty sweet, hey?


Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, everyone!  Here’s some shots of our darling nieces and nephews who came trick-or-treating.  Aren’t they so cute and scary?!

Don’t mess with Nathan!  He’s a ninja.

Adam makes some great monkey sounds!

Doesn’t Jacob make a smashing George Washington?

Rachel looks SO Chinese – she even has the chopsticks to prove it.

Jef was Smiegel – made kids cry.  Pretty sweet.

Mary was very imaginative with her costume this year – candy corn!

And Jean – the witch in charge of the candy and the door.  What would Halloween have been without her?

So after watching The Office and seeing all the great costumes, I decided to dress up after all, reusing my witch costum from last year.  Here’s some highlights from Halloween 2007:

Dorothy – complete with her ruby red slippers & Toto

Where’s Waldo & … Clorox?

Jack Sparrow