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Cucumber, tomato and dill salad

Fresh, easy, and pretty enough for a party this colourful salad tops our list of go-to recipes for a perfect side dish for a summer. With the bounty of crisp cucumbers and tangy tomatoes this in one of our family favourites. It’s crisp & cool salad for a perfect for a hot summer day. This […]

101 Summer fun ideas (1)

Part 2: 15 things to do with your kids this summer

 Is it just me, or does everyone feel like this last week just crawled by?  Last week of school and to be honest it has been hard, dang hard.  With late nights and even earlier mornings my coffee just hasn’t been strong enough but just like that the school year is done and we are […]

Pick a geocache to find

Geocaching with kids

Geocaching is really fun, you get to catch a glimpse at just how creative people can be. In a way you become friends with people you don’t know and never have met. Geocaching. Have you heard of it? Of course you have. Have you tried it yet? Possibly. I’m newer to the geocaching scene {read: […]

Early Childhood Activities

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“Bug Bin” Insect Sensory Bin

An insect sensory bin is a great way to explore and learn about bugs from the comfort of your home. In this simple sensory bin I used green “easter’ grass for the base, then added in plastic insects and some bug hunter tools such as a bug net and magnifying glasses so we could get […]

Flower Petal Counting

Flower Petal counting: Preschool math

I spy with my little eye something that is pastle pink … Any guesses? The sun is shining, the rain is gone (for now,) and the temperature is finally staying about 10C for more than  a day.  The flowers in my front garden are starting to bloom and we are spending more and more time […]

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{How to knit a headband}..finally a pinterest success!

  Well, kinda… but in my defence it was nothing like the rubber boot disaster. I have to give credit where it is due… the pinner did an amazing job knitting her modish cinched headband.  When she weaved her two ends together they ruffled perfectly.  I had to wrestle mine together to get them to […]

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Food & Recipes

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Cucumber, tomato and dill salad

Fresh, easy, and pretty enough for a party this colourful salad tops our list of go-to recipes for a perfect side dish for a summer. With the bounty of crisp cucumbers and tangy tomatoes this in one of our family favourites. It’s crisp & cool salad for a perfect for a hot summer day. This […]

Crockpot Roasted Chicken

One whole roaster Olive oil Vegetable broth In a large cooking pot, over medium heat, heat oil. Add chicken, cover with lid and brown chicken on both sides, approximately 15 to 20 minutes on each side. (Do this step if you want a nice golden brown… 1200

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{DIY} Apple Cinnamon Loaf

Are you looking for a not-to-sweet, almost-pound-not-quite-coffee cake? This apple cinnamon loaf is absolutely delicious loaf and takes no time at all to put together. Moist and wonderfully sweet. This recipe is a great base for add-in’s such as raisins, cranberries or walnuts but it’s perfectly fine all by itself and goes great with a […]

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Family Life

Pick a geocache to find

Geocaching with kids

Geocaching is really fun, you get to catch a glimpse at just how creative people can be. In a way you become friends with people you don’t know and never have met. Geocaching. Have you heard of it? Of course you have. Have you tried it yet? Possibly. I’m newer to the geocaching scene {read: […]

Car seats

What do you do with an expired car seat?

What do you do with a gently used car seat? I must admit this topic initially had me stumped. I went digging because we have a seat that has expired and is collecting dust in our basement. What was I going to do with it now? I’d never heard of anyone recycling a child’s car seat […]

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little and big…

..had to share because it’s just too dang funny! One cramming for a psychology exam the other “dressing up” Sophia on Disney Junior. Neither one of them paying attention to the other which makes this picture hilarious how similar they actually are.           1200

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