Summer is coming to an end. SERIOUSLY. Where did the time go? I think every summer goes faster than the one the year before. We had so many grand plans for the summer that somehow got away from us. Having weekly date nights on our back porch after the kids went to bed. Enjoying the local entertainment at the park every Wednesday. Weekly playdates with my friends with kids. Camping.
Somehow summer escaped us, but we did manage to fit a lot of really great moments in. One of the things that I love about photography is that it helps us to remember moments that we might otherwise forget.
Here are my 5 favorite summer smiles: (more…)
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Tagged #kindermom, canada, family, kids, kinder, kinder canada, Kinder mom, memories, photographs, photos, summer
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve spent the last week canning and preserving up a storm! I took a food preservation class last weekend and I can’t believe all the great tips and tricks that I picked up.
I have a ton of foodie friends and family members on my Christmas list. I know that it’s CRAZY to be thinking of Christmas already, but I have a bit of time right now, I know that the fall is going to be busy for me and right now is the best time to be buying fresh, local produce.
I’ll be sharing a couple of canning recipes next week but I thought that I would share a recipe today that is super easy, takes absolutely no special equipment and can be done in minutes. It’s my super simple Raspberry Vinegar recipe and I currently have 7 liters of it “brewing” on my countertop. (more…)
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Tagged christmas, easy, food, foodie, foodie gift idea, gift, gift idea, mason jars, preserving, raspberry, raspberry vinegarette, recipe, summer, vinegar, white wine vinegar
Gifts from my garden. 10 pounds of beautiful tomatoes.
Gifts from the Okanagan. Beautiful Okanagan Peaches that I canned over the weekend.
Gifts for friends and family at Christmas. Raspberry Vinegar and Canned Peached (You should see the color of the raspberry vinegar today!)
Gifts from new friends. I was over the moon excited to receive my new Sonos Speakers today from my friends at Sonos and Best Buy. The sound quality is out of this world and setup is so easy.
Gift I made for my bug obsessed kiddo.
What gifts, big or small, have you given or received this week?
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Tagged best buy, bugs, garden, gardening, gifts, harvest, okanagan peaches, raspberry vinegar, sonos, tomatoes, wordless, wordless wednesday
Happy Monday everyone! I hope that you all had a lovely weekend. I know that mine was certainly busy. On Saturday I took a 6 hour food preservation and canning class and then we had our neighborhood block party. On … Continue reading
Posted in Link Parties!
Tagged diy, Fall Mantel, Fall Mason Jars, food, Fruit Rollup, link party, linkup, Peach Bellini Mocktail, Poncho Shirt, recipes, upholstered chairs, Watermelon mint popsicles
Earlier today I shared my Let Your Dreams Soar Hot Air Balloon Laptop Decal that I made for the Cricut Design Star Challenge. I created that project because it spoke to my heart. I thought that I would share a … Continue reading
Posted in Cricut Design Space Star Challenge, DIY and Craft, Featured, Uncategorized
Tagged birthday party, bug catcher, bug themed birthday, cricut, cricut explore, design space star challenge, diy, glitter, gold, party favors
A couple of weeks ago I received some AMAZING news. I had been selected to participate in the Cricut Design Space Star Challenge!!! If you are the crafty sort, chances are that you either own or are dying to own … Continue reading
Posted in Cricut Design Space Star Challenge, DIY and Craft, Products I Love
Tagged craft, cricut, cricut explore, cutting machine, design space, design space star challenge, dreams, gold, gold is the new black, hot air balloon, inspirational, laptop decal, Let your dreams soar
I’m not very good at emotional posts. Ask me to write a craft or recipe post and I can pump that out like nobody’s business. But ask me to share something that brings tears to my eyes… and that’s a … Continue reading
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Tagged birth, birth story, c-section, childbirth, doula, holistic doula certificate, hospital, midwife, midwives, obgyn, pacific rim college, vbac, vbac success
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. My weekend was busy, busy, busy! Bean turned 6 over the weekend so Saturday was packed with getting ready for the party and then yesterday our house was crammed … Continue reading
3 weeks ago, as I was packing the last few things in my suitcase for BlogHer14 and waiting for the taxi to take me to the airport, my doorbell rang. I ran down to answer the doorbell and found a … Continue reading
Posted in Favorite Things Friday, Products I Love
Tagged accessories, arm bandit, blogher14, fabulous products, Favorite Things Friday, fit belt, fitness, health, MyTagalongs, travel
I’ve been busy, busy, busy getting my new business up and off the ground running. I’m absolutely loving what I’m doing everyday (I think I may just be the best boss that I’ve ever had…) but last week at one … Continue reading
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Tagged adjustable, american girl, beginner, diy, doll, doll clothes, dress, easy, fabric, project, quick, ruffle skirt, sewing
What were your wordless moments this week?