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Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and I spent part of the day doing some self-love rituals. A package came for me the day before (perfect timing!) of some bath products I was being gifted, so I decided to have a long hot shower and use the bar soap. (I promise to put a full review later of every product, even though…

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Deciding to Follow My Passions and Other Thoughts Over Yarn


This weekend we went out to a coworker’s house for brunch, which was very nice and I got to meet their super-sweet kids. It was fun to run after a super energetic toddler and have the simplest things make him laugh. And they have Cornish Rex cats!! I took so many photos of their furry friends….the Rex cats look like…

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A Quick Valentine’s Day Craft


So this month’s days are just falling away like water down a waterfall. I can’t believe how many days of February have disappeared already! So, needless to say, Valentine’s day snuck up on me!! But I have a quick craft idea anyone can do…. You’ll need: cardstock paper scissors any craft supplies you have on hand (seriously, anything can be…

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Setting Up an Indoor Herb Garden in Canada


It is COLD outside, here in Calgary, and I am so grateful that I have an indoor herb garden blessing me with a bit of green to cheer me up. Outside is a beautiful white blanket of snow but, it is prettier to look at than to be in since the temperatures make it unbearable to be outside. When it…

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Setting Up Grief Counseling


Today Josh and I spent the morning talking to a grief counselor to set up sessions for Hunter. We figure he doesn’t need much but would love to set up a therapist for him so he has the tools and the dialogue to use when he needs it. Josh and I just don’t have any idea how to proceed with…

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Easy T-Shirt Yarn Tutorial

Easy T-Shirt Yarn Tutorial


After decluttering my closet, I had a lot of t-shirts that weren’t really worthy of sending to a thrift store. I considered making rags out of them, but I have enough cleaning rags. Instead, I decided on t-shirt yarn! You can make a myriad of things with t-shirt yarn and I have an addiction to crochet, so it is the…

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A Quick Five Minute List to Organize Your Whole Week


Today is the day. I say that every Monday, as I see Monday as the day of the week worthy of mini-resolutions. Far from stressing me out, it creates a sense of order and renewal within me. As soon as I have finished packing the kid’s lunches, I sit and eat breakfast, notepad by my side, planning my week every…

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Five of the Easiest Ways To Get a Handle On Your Finances.


The other day, Josh and I sat down and made the beginnings of some very big decisions. Actually, a long time ago we did that. We made some very vague goals for our future a few years ago, did a couple of quick meetings with advisors (who gave us some vague advice) and patted ourselves on the back. We are…

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Hunter Turned 6 Years Old!


Hunter turned 6 years old on Friday, January 20th. My children turning one year older is not something I take for granted, as I used to. Hunter’s birthday was full of joy tinged with sadness. He mourned the fact that his friend B. couldn’t celebrate with him as she was so excited for his birthday this year. We talked to…

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