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Springtime Hygge

  hygge [hoo ga]: slowing down, getting cozy, and taking pleasure from the simple things in life When I first heard this Danish word last year at an Etsy event, I thought it was a perfect word for the lifestyle I am working on having.  Fast forward a year and Hygge, or coziness, is exactly my life right  now. Being an at home mom means that my home is my everything.  It is my office, my sanctuary, my coffee shop,…

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Chapters Indigo Gift Ideas

    Click on the image for more info on these items + links.    Christmas is just a month away, so I figured what better time to share some cute holiday gift ideas.  A few months ago I had the pleasure of attending the Chapters / Indigo Holiday preview media event.  Even though the weather was still hot, I was transported into a holiday wonderland with gifts galore.  When it comes to gift shopping there is so much more…

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Prairie Detour

  I get asked two questions a lot, one,  am i in fact a prairie girl and two, where abouts am I from.  Yes, I am a Prairie Girl and I am from Saskatchewan.  The last city I lived in before moving out to BC (and the one I lived in the longest) was Regina.   Compared to the Greater Vancouver Area’s approximate 2.3 million people, Regina’s 200,000 population seems quite small.  However, when I moved from a population 900…

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Banana Oatmeal Muffins

  I don’t think I’ve ever actually shared a recipe on the site before.  I’ve been trying to bake more lately.  We even bought a fancy new Kitchen Aid mixer.   I have been making cookies, granola bars, a first time fail attempt at bread, and muffins.  I have been playing with recipes and working on finding healthier alternative ingredients.  I’m all about cutting back on sugar {my addiction}, and making easy snacks with wholesome ingredients that my whole family…

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Simplify

  There is something about a new year that has us all re-evaluating our lives.  Where can we do better?  How can we do more?  How can we change everything that’s not working?  Rather than making myself a bunch a promises with no real plan on how to execute them, I’m trying something different this year.  I read about coming up with a word that would act as your mantra for the year.   A word to help you keep…

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