Book Reviews

‘The Echoing’- book review & blog tour **Giveaway!**

Diana / August 22, 2016

**Giveaway Closed** Books. I love books. Well, most books. Quite often books become my escape, allowing me to leave my own concerns (and piles of laundry) behind and venture into a world created by an author. When Jessica Blackburn asked for volunteers to read and review her new fantasy novel “The Echoing” I jumped at the offer.  As much as…

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Personal Blog

Family Vacation 2016- Camping in Waterton

We spent the whole last week of July on vacation visiting family and having adventures. I had my phone with me to snap photos the whole time but rarely pulled out my camera to document things. On our trip to Waterton I made an effort to take more photos, capturing a few of the fun things we did.

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Grandma’s Sweet Relish Recipe- easy to prepare and preserve

It’s my 7th birthday. I’m just like any ordinary 7-year-old, complete with two missing front teeth, a bad haircut, and a love for the girl band “Spice Girls”. Grandma asks me what I would like for my birthday and my immediate response is, “A jar of relish!” You may be thinking my claim to being ordinary is incorrect, as any…

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Decorating, Refinishing

DIY Rustic Wood Stain: steel wool & apple cider vinegar

I was pondering my latest Kijiji find, a set of IKEA nightstands. The stain held a yellow tinge that made me queasy, they definitely wouldn’t suffice. My bedroom, miss-matched furniture and all, held a cooler tone and clashed terribly with the golden-yellow tables. My first thought ventured to a white or cream paint, that would be easy enough! However, as…

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6 Incredible Blueberry Recipes – our Family Favorites

The blueberries were sitting on the produce store shelf in a big cardboard box, a yellow sign below them read “fresh BC blueberries” (for Americans, BC stands for British Columbia, my neighboring province). Each blueberry looked plump and delicious, causing the tiny overpriced cartons of shipped in blueberries sitting beside them to look pitiful. I had to have those BC…

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Personal Blog

Father’s Day

Today was Jordan’s third Father’s Day. Poor guy was assigned to give a talk in church. When his time in the program arrived was he was announced as a ‘seasoned father’. He got up to the podium and made a joke out of being labeled a ‘seasoned father’ after only 3 years. {The definition of seasoned is having a lot…

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