The First Day of the Rest Of My Life and a Free Inspirational Printable
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Last night I came home from work and said to the Hubs “Today is the first day of the rest of my life.” He laughed at me “Do you think you’re being a bit dramatic? I’d say that this is the … Continue reading

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8 Lifestyle Bloggers, 1 Awesome Party! The #BeAwesome Link Party!
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Happy Monday everyone! I hope that you all had a lovely weekend. How many of you are taking an extra long weekend to celebrate Canada Day or The 4th of July? I wish I was, but alas I am at … Continue reading

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2 Bloggers, 2 Fabulous Summer Cocktails- Maker Martini Recipe
Sew Creative Maker Martini Recipe using Absolut Vodka the perfect summer cocktail

When I think of words that define me, these come to mind:  Maker, doer, crafter, builder, creator. I am 1 part girly-girl, 1 part bad-ass maker babe. What’s the perfect way to end a day of creating? Why with a fabulous summer cocktail, … Continue reading

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Fangirling at the Poppytalk for Target Launch!
Fangirling at the Poppytalk for Target launch. Beautiful products for summer entertaining and glamping

Fan·girl (pronounced ˈfanˌgərl) noun- an obsessive female fan.  Hello! My name is Crystal and I am a fan girl. If you don’t know the meaning of fan girl, you can see it above. Obsessive may be too strong of a word for what … Continue reading

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8 Canadian Lifestyle Bloggers Launch the Be Awesome Linky Party!
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If you follow me on Facebook you probably saw me announce some “Awesome” news over the weekend! I have joined forces with 7 other bloggers to host the brand new Be Awesome Linky Party Mondays at 3pm PST/ 6pm EST. When … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Skillet Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Cast Iron Skillet Strawberry Shortcake Recipe. The perfect summer treat with a biscuit or scone style shortcake

I adore baking with cast iron. There is something rustic yet modern about serving a dessert made in a cast iron frying pan. Summer has officially arrived in Vancouver and the June strawberries are plentiful, delicious and begging to be … Continue reading

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Wonderfully Creative Wednesdays DIY, Craft & Food Link Party Week 25
Wonderfully Creative Wednesdays Week 25

It’s that time again! Wonderfully Creative Wednesday! Thank you so much for stopping by to link up your favorite DIY, Food and Craft projects from the past week. We hope that you will take a few minutes and click through … Continue reading

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5 Spice Caramelized Chicken Recipe with Coconut Mango Rice Noodle Salad
5 Spice Caramel Chicken with Coconut Rice Noodle Salad Recipe a fresh summer family favorite from Sew Creative

Summer has finally hit in beautiful Vancouver, BC. With the long, beautiful days, our family wants to get as much outdoor time as possible. Planning ahead for dinner makes it easy to get home from work, get dinner in little … Continue reading

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No One Throws a Twitter Party Like A Party Planner! #WhishParty June 17th, 7pm PST
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Our summers are full of parties. Turtle’s birthday is in June. My birthday, my sister’s birthday and my sister in law’s birthday is in July and The Hubs and Bean’s birthdays are in August. Throw Canada Day and The Fourth … Continue reading

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Hot Air Balloon Themed Children’s Bedroom With Wallternatives Decals
Hot Air Balloon  Children's Room  With Wallternatives Wallprint Decals

When we moved into our new house I vowed that Bean’s room would be one of the first things that I re-decorated. 2 years later her room was the same pepto bismol pink it was when we first moved in. … Continue reading

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Wonderfully Creative Wednesdays Week 24 & Whish Twitter Party
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It’s week 24 of Wonderfully Creative Wednesdays! 24 is my lucky number (The Hubs and I find that lots of significant things happen to us on 24s) so I’m expecting great things from this week! This is a busy, busy … Continue reading

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Oh Canada! 5 Canadian Themed Etsy Items to Celebrate Canada Day
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I grew up in Bellingham, Washington. Every year I looked forward to the 4th of July. Red, white and blue, fireworks, BBQ, potato salad, watermelon and friends getting together to celebrate our country’s freedom.  When I was 19 years old … Continue reading

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