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  • 11/28/16--11:44: Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • I mentioned in my last post that we traveled to Vancouver as a family for a week. My husband had a conference and I though that it would be a great time to take the kids and spend some time playing tourist.…


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  • 12/08/16--13:32: Christmas Crafting – Day 1
  • For years I have been doing the 12 days of Christmas crafting, and will continue this year too. The 12 days of Christmas Crafting historically has been a mix of crafts, decorations and baking ideas. This will be year number…


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  • 12/09/16--10:04: Christmas Crafting – Day 2
  • On the second day of Christmas my true love made for me…A Santa pillow. I saw one of these in a store and it was more than $50.00, which is a little out of my snack bracket for a Christmas…

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  • 12/10/16--10:51: Christmas Crafting – Day 3
  • On the third day of Christmas my true love made for me…JOY. For a few years I have been photographing my friends and their families for Christmas. I make props and setup photo areas in my house. I made these…

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  • 12/12/16--13:10: Christmas Crafting – Day 4
  • “He’s making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out whose naughty or nice”…on day 4 we are making a Naughty & Nice sign. I bought a naughty and nice sign a few years ago at Target (while they…


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  • 12/13/16--13:01: Christmas Crafting – Day 5
  • Let me tell you a little secret, I make a lot of crafts from scratch but I also craft from kits. It’s even better than baking from a box because everything is included. On the 5th day of Christmas my…

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  • 12/14/16--09:00: Christmas Crafting – Day 6
  • Today, I am turning the crafting over to the kids. They make ornaments for the family each year, and this year its melty bead ornaments. As they are getting a little older the crafts are getting a little more advanced…


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  • 12/16/16--13:59: Christmas Crafting – Day 7
  • We are in the midst of a cold spell on the island, and I am struggling to stay warm and cozy. The wool socks, and sweaters just aren’t cutting it. I am sure that I am not alone, so I…


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  • 12/17/16--16:29: Christmas Crafting – Day 8
  • For a while I was on a sock knitting kick. When I determined that I had enough pairs of knit socks, I moved on to finger less gloves. Same yarn different body part. On the eighth day of Christmas my…


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  • 12/18/16--15:19: Christmas Crafting – Day 9
  • It has been a busy few weeks here, and today is the first day in a long time where we didn’t have any commitments. I am spending the day in my jammies knitting. What goes with a day of Christmas…


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    I have made many gingerbread houses over the years and I am getting much better at it. By getting better I mean I now buy them assembled. Not just pre-baked but pre-made. Baking and assembling gingerbread is for the professionals.…


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    I have been on a knitting binge recently, which means lots of leftovers. I haven’t been feeding my family leftovers because of my knitting obsession, but rather I have a lot of leftover yarn. What do you do with the…


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    On the last day of Christmas Crafting my sister made for me…a Messy Bun Hat. Right now there is quite the knitting trend happening, with the creation of the messy bun hat. My sister sent me a message a few weeks…


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    When I decide to knit, or crochet a new project I can be inspired by an image on Ravelry or Pinterest or by the yarn itself. Believe it or not, I am known to wonder the aisles of a craft…


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  • 01/09/17--09:00: Listening
  • As a student and a mother, I am often studying in odd places. I am regularly in the local recreation center studying while my kids are in an arts or sports program. I try and find a nice quiet spot,…


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  • 01/16/17--09:00: Yoga Socks
  • With every new year comes resolutions and I seem to make at least one similar resolution every year. Last year I resolved to listen to more music, and be more active. These resolutions went well together, and I did become…


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    Every once in a while a package from my mom arrives with a surprise inside for the kids. Once it was these little cuties, and another time it was Star Wars and Paw Patrol finger puppets. This past week it…


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  • 02/01/17--09:00: LOVE
  • My youngest wants to decorate for every possible celebration, and I feel the need to oblige him. The day after Christmas he asked if we could decorate for Easter, just like he asked to decorate for Christmas the day after…


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  • 02/14/17--11:42: With all my heart
  • Happy Valentines’s Day! I am a celebrator, I celebrate everything. Including Valentine’s Day which my husband lovingly calls a Hallmark holiday. On a side note, have you seen the price of cards lately? Ridiculous. I pulled out the Valentine’s card that…


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  • 03/14/17--10:23: Gryffindor Scarf
  • I am having one of those “where did the time go moments”. Today is my son’s 8th birthday, and it seems like yesterday that I was swaddling a newborn. I enjoy the independence that he now has, but I miss…

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