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 that we better get shopping early - The Countdown Has Begun!┬áIt is easy and fun to get caught up in the energy of the season and I am definitely one who likes to decorate early and watch The Grinch asap. Growing up, Remembrance Day was honoured at school and talked about a little bit at home but I don't remember going to any of the city-wide services. However, my husband...

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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, clean duvet and napkins that were destined for goodwill, a block of Beeswax from our Health Food Store, my handy dandy sewing machine and some string from Dollarama. Thankfully my Mom was around while I sewed the bags and she grated up all the beeswax for me (thanks Mom!) First Step was to create the bags...I used no pattern and just eye-balled the size and shape (which is why this...

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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 you and leaves you pretty much alone. From my side, I'm not worried about kids sneaking booze or sneaking out in the middle of the night to wander the parks. They just stay in, giggle, talk, cry a little, make cookies at 2am...Glorious. The Cusp is not over the edge though and we have a transition period to get through. This year's 11th Birthday for my daughter was the year...

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