Fresh Start at Pre-School Labeling School Supplies

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School is back in; many of the older kids are back already but my 4 year old is starting her first day of pre-school this week and our house has been full of preparation and lots, and lots, of squeals. Over the years my older kids have had things go … [Read more...]

Peach Bellini Mocktail

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  Peach Cobbler, Peach Crisp, Peach and Pineapple Upside Down Cake, could there be anything better? I suppose if you are not a fan of peaches, yes but I love peaches. In fact peaches is one of my most picky child's favourite fruit. Being that we … [Read more...]

Campfire French Toast

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  Camping is one of favourite ways to spend time together vacationing as a family. We often go will extended family with travel trailers, making plans ahead for easy to make groups meals. With a plethora of little mouths to feed all wanting the … [Read more...]

Garlic Herb Grilled Potatoes

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During the summer potato packs are a staple for our meals. I love my barbecue and use it regularly throughout the summer. Having a garden full of fresh vegetables to choose from makes it even easier, especially baby potatoes which are perfect for … [Read more...]

Lazy Cabbage Roll Casserole

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It's the middle of summer and I'm cooking casseroles. Have I mentioned how much I love casseroles? They are an easy, make ahead/pop in the oven kind of meal and that is important come back to school time. The other day I Hubs and I were rolling up … [Read more...]

Family Adventure Travel Zip Line Tours @ZIPcypresshills

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Not long ago my family spent time vacationing together at Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan where we spent quality family time together. These days with the use of electronics it's hard to motivate the teens to want to drop the smartphones and enjoy their … [Read more...]

Honey-Lavender Blackberry and Feta Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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  Growing up with busy public servant working parents, I spent many lunch hours cooking my own meals. One of my go-to easy school-aged recipes was the famously known, Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Now that I am an adult with a bit of a more … [Read more...]

Campfire Apple S’more Nachos

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We're just got back from a weekend of camping and there was no shortage of grilling goodies over the fire. The flavour over a smokey fire is a memory of it's own for the kids to take into their adulthood but it's not just about flavour, it's about … [Read more...]

Family Fun Among Tranquility at The Resort at Cypress Hills Saskatchewan

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  A few weeks ago my family of 6 visited one of our favourite vacation spots, Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan. As I mentioned in my post, Road Tripping to The Resort at Cypress Hills, fond memories keep bringing our family back to the location. … [Read more...]

Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream

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I love blueberries. Last year we planted a blueberry bush on our farm, hoping we'd have fresh blueberries for the picking this year, but it didn't make it through the winter. We will be replanting next year; for now we will enjoy our blueberries from … [Read more...]

New Baby Alpaca Joined the Farm Named

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If you're not following along on Instagram, you are missing out on some serious baby animal cuteness. Recently our very first baby Alpaca, a girl Cria, was born to Muffin and after a little birthing assistance, Mom and baby are perfectly healthy. … [Read more...]

Canadian Caesar Cocktail #CanadaDay

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Canada Day is next week and among the fireworks and good food that most Canadians will be celebrating with a beverage or two, mocktail or cocktail. For Hubs and I, besides beer there is nothing more Canadian than a frosty Canadian Caesar. We don't … [Read more...]

Lemon Dill Marinated Veggies

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Canada Day is coming up, as is Memorial Day for my American friends and family, and like many, I'm busy planning some of my favourite dishes for a backyard barbecue celebration. Most years we celebrate with fireworks, friends and good food; this year … [Read more...]

Spontaneous Family Travel on a Budget

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With a large family, we don't get away on vacations as often as we used to. Larger, more detailed travel arrangements take some planning for itineraries, accommodations, family activities (that offer something for everyone) and  most of all, … [Read more...]

Road Tripping to The Resort at Cypress Hills #TLPFamilyTravel

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As a single mom of 3 little kids, I began looking for budget friendly family travel options that was in fairly close proximity to home, in case anything should happen. My first year as a single parent vacationing with my kids, I decided on Cypress … [Read more...]