Raincoast Books – Alchemy of Herbs!

Herbs and spices have always intrigued me. There is so much flavor to be had with more than salt and pepper! And the plants of the earth have so much goodness to give back to us! Having said this, “Alchemy of Herbs” was definitely a book I was interested in checking out!  This book is […]

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Raincoast Books – Ferment for Good!

The more I read, the more I learn, the more I find out that the traditional way of cooking, which included plenty of fermented foods, is the better way for our bodies! And so, I’ve been trying to include more fermented foods in our diet. Now, it’s been easy for me. I’ve always enjoyed sauerkraut […]

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Conair Titanium 390 Haircutting & Grooming Kit!

Shortly after I got married, I learned how to cut my husband’s hair. I grew up with my Dad cutting my brothers’ hair and my husband grew up with his Mom cutting his Dad’s hair, so home haircuts really were the norm for us! And given that haircuts can be a pricey event, it seemed […]

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Raincoast Books – Vinegar Socks!

I’ve always been intrigued with essential oils and herbs and the ancient remedies. You know, all those things that we’ve been losing knowledge of for the last 80 years or so and now we’re trying to gain it all back! Tis a pity, really! I’m a pretty firm believer that we need to use a […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Sew Mini Animals

It’s no secret in our home that there is one of us who loves animals more than the anyone else. It doesn’t even matter what kind of animal…any stuffed animal and any real animal (perhaps with a few exceptions such as wasps! *wink*) This is our middle daughter…and we love that she loves animals so […]

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Raincoast Books – Marvel Universe Crochet! ~Giveaway!

Quite a few years ago now, I taught myself to crochet via YouTube videos. The picture instructions just didn’t cut it for me, apparently I was more visual than that! Haha! Long live YouTube! Since then, I’ve enjoyed creating different things; mug cozies, baby blankets, scarves and cowls, etc. And I always have way too […]

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Raincoast – Cut Flower Garden!

I’ve always loved flowers. Everything from the colourful petunia, to the lovely peony, to the exotic colombine. We took produce to a farmers’ market for a couple years and one thing I would loved to have taken was bouquets of flowers grown on my farm. However, we were having kids at that point and life […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Make Your Own Soap!

I remember just loving “crafty stuff” when I was a kid! Knitting, sewing, drawing, fabric paints, friendship bracelets, cross stitch, you name it and I probably tried it! Then came college, and a job, and life in general, so my time to do crafty stuff got a lot less. Now as a mom to three […]

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Personalized Invitations Like No Other!

I love to celebrate things….celebrating special events…whether big or small doesn’t have to be a ton of work, and it can create some amazing memories! Birthdays are one of these things that we love to celebrate. It’s the one special day of the year that we celebrate a specific child and we love to find […]

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Stress Less & Paint! ~ GIVEAWAY!!

Painting is something I’ve always enjoyed. In the last…hmmm…say 10 years since having children I’ll admit that it’s not something I’ve had much time for, but every once in a while I’ll take an evening, pull out my paintbrushes and the current paint-by-number picture I’m working on and paint the night away. 😉 And yes, […]

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