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Teacher Appreciation Gift Printable

printable teacher appreciation gift

Can you taste it?  Summer freedom is just around the corner.  No more lunches to pack or permission slips to sign.  No more homework, no more books and you’ll earn zero dirty looks from the teacher if you end the year with this beauty of a teacher appreciation gift.  I decided to make this free […]

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The Ultimate Gluten Free Waffle

gluten free waffles

I’m not exaggerating.  Nope. I’ve had waffles and I’ve had gluten free waffles and it’s usually easy to tell the difference between the two.  But not this time folks, you’d be hard pressed to guess that these crisp on the outside and soft on the inside waffles are gluten free but they are!  The secret […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

strawberry rhubarb jam no pectin

Nothing gets me more excited for summer’s bounty than discovering that first batch of spring rhubarb at the farmer’s market.  Spring rhubarb means that exciting things are happening; the sun is shining, the dirt is awake and nourishing, the frost is gone and we’re off to the races! It’s still pretty early and the stalks […]

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Join the party! #reduceyourrisk


Join the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Safeway Canada for the #ReduceYourRisk Twitter Party! We’ll be discussing how food and lifestyle choices can influence your risk of developing breast cancer. Plus we’ll share some of our favourite recipes and cooking tips to make your healthy choices even easier! Follow me (@hometoheather) Safeway (@SafewayCanada) and the […]

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Canmore – a budget savvy vacay


I know, I know.  Things are unstable here in Alberta. The economy is slow, things are uncertain, oil oil oil blah blah blah.  Not to make light, because I know this is a very real problem and people I know are affected.  But for some, it’s less a matter of losing their jobs and more […]

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In carrying on tradition

card games family traditions

Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, birthday gatherings, Sunday dinner.  All of these family get togethers usually ended the same way.  The adults would clear the dishes and the cards would come out.  As a small child, I would play with toys or colouring on the floor beside the table and as I got older I would sit […]

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Comics, Cosplay, and Satan Oh My!

Calgary Comic Expo

Last weekend was Calgary Expo and this was my third year attending.  If you haven’t gone yet, you are missing out.  Put it in your calendar for next year and get yourself there. 2016’s expo is April 28 – May 1. Over 100,000 people visited the grounds for the highest attendance in Expo history.  I […]

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My word


Did you pick a word?  Back in January, resolution time, I picked a word that I wanted to define 2015.  My word was “Enrich.”  I wanted to focus time on energy enriching my life, my kids’ lives and my community too.  And I wasn’t talking about money, although money helps.  No, what I was thinking […]

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Vintage Bentwood Rocking Chair Makeover

thonet bentwood rocker hole in cane

I always remember the ones that get away.  The second hand items that I don’t have room in the car for, the beauties that need just too much work, the treasures that are priced just a bit too high for my liking.  I remember them and pine for them and continuously hunt for them so […]

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Capturing Goals

blogging photos

1) Food Photography & Lighting: A Commercial Photographer’s Guide To Creating Irresistible Images 2) Custom Camera Strap from ten8e 3) Canon EOS 70D Digital Field Guide 4) Custom Smartphone cover from iMaketheCase  One of my goals for 2015 has been to improve my photography.  So far the process has been neither easy nor inexpensive.  As […]