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DIY Projects

Lest We Forget Memorial Wreath

  It's cold and very wintery already in Northern Alberta - our first 'staying' snow landed on November 1st. Already the stores were being filled with Christmas decorations and reminders...

Beeswax Wraps

One of the things that I felt would help me on the way to a Plastic-Reduced kitchen was Beeswax Wraps! These handy sheets and bags were made with an old,...

A Birthday Party Idea

We are finally on the Cusp of the Golden Age in the world of birthday parties..the kind where only the Nearest and Dearest are invited and Mom throws food at...

Nailed It!! Challenges

Lisa’s Challenge #3 Results!

Well holy crap, that was a doozy! My purpose in choosing this project was to end up with a gingerbread ‘looking’ house that I was going to be able to enjoy for many years to come and fondly remember the year I created this amazing beauty. We are going to...

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Carla’s Challenge #3 Results!

Hello and a belated Merry Christmas! I think you can tell from my title's exclamation mark that this Challenge was a SUCCESS!! Before I launch into my Challenge, I have to say to Debbie, OMIGOSH! Kudos!! That is so fricking adorable! I had no idea you were going to KNIT...

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Debbie’s Challenge #3 Results

Challenge #3 – Gingerbread House I was very greatful that Lisa gave us our Christmas/Holiday Challenge early November because we had booked a family holiday in December to celebrate our son’s upcoming High School Graduation. With the general crazy-busy holiday festivities before and after our trip, I knew my time...

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NAILED-IT Challenge #3 – Christmas!

Welcome to challenge#3 - the Christmas edition!! Although November is a lovely month, we passed over a monthly challenge and headed straight into the holidays - YAY! Lucky me, because I was able to choose something that I have wanted to do for a long time, and haven't taken the...

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Carla’s Challenge #2 Results

Well ... not a fail!! [I don't think, anyways] I haven't seen Deb and Lisa's results yet, but I think mine turned out alright! Yahoo! I have to admit that my confidence was mightily shaken after the last challenge. I can't quite rid myself of this nagging feeling that I...

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Gardening & Greenery

A Green Thumb Journey

Growing up in a home with a mother who could seemingly grow anything - whether from seed or snipping, was an amazing thing. And her mother had clearly passed down...

Money Saving Tips & Tricks

POINTS SAVVY – Entry #1: AirMiles

Entry #1: AirMiles ‘I am one step away from being rich, all I need now is the money!’   After many years living on a tight budget, sometimes uncomfortably tight,...

Mixed Reviews – Books, Shows, Products & More

Life Hacks

Vinegar: Liquid Gold

Liquid gold: You may call me VINEGAR! When you find an easy, accessible and inexpensive household product that does so much, it’s hard not to sing its praises!  Today, I...

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