• Garden Tour - Planting Our Backyard Garden Beds, The First Rhubarb Harvest of the Season Plus Composting Worms!
    GARDEN,  LIVING,  WELLNESS

    May Garden Tour – Planting Our Backyard Garden Beds, Plus Composting Worms!

    I thought it would be fun to document our garden this summer. Living in Saskatchewan we have a much later planting season than a lot of other places so we just got everything in the ground.     We aren’t doing anything crazy in the garden this year but I love documenting it and seeing the plants grow and how much the trees grow from year to year.       LINKS rhubarb syrup for soda our garden two years ago

  • Gluten Free Bake With Me - Gluten Free Banana Bread, Dehydrating Herbs and a Gluten Free Sourdough Starter Fail
    FOOD,  GLUTEN FREE,  LIVING,  RECIPES

    Baking Gluten Free Banana Bread, Dehydrating Herbs & A Failed Gluten Free Sourdough Starter

    This week I was doing some gluten free baking and herb dehydrating and decided to do a bake with me video. Also, I have my first attempt (and fail) at a sourdough starter. Since making the video I have decided I WILL TRY AGAIN! Ha, hopefully there will be a gluten free sourdough success video in the future. I have another post with the banana bread recipe but I’ll include it below as well.       Here are some links from the video: banana bread recipe my food dehydrator homemade gluten free all purpose flour more gluten free recipes  

  • 34 Birthday Goals While 34
    GOALS,  LIVING

    Thirty-Four Birthday Goals

    Well, today I turn another year older. I’m not really big on birthday celebrations. I usually like pick what I want to eat and go on a bit of a local-ish adventure. Other than that I often spend the few weeks leading up to my birthday thinking of goals for the next year. Back when I turned twenty-six (a lifetime ago!) I started making a list of goals based on my age. I like doing this larger list of goals because it forces me to be a bit creative and my list ends up including a number of quick and easy ones, some practical ones and some I need to…

  • BOOKS,  LIVING,  PARENTING,  READING VLOG

    Mother’s Day & Reading Weekend Vlog

    This was a different but yet still really good Mother’s Day weekend. I love my family and my mother and mother-in-law and feel so blessed!           The game we’re playing in the video is Colt Express. FOSTER CARE BLOG POST OUR FOSTER CARE TIMELINE   BOOKS I’M READING HERE: Angela’s Ashes A.D. 30 Mistborn The Broken Way Stay The Dry

  • Feeling Like a Failure as a Foster Parent
    FOSTER CARE,  LIVING

    On Feeling Like a Failure

    This weekend is Mother’s Day weekend, so it feels pretty ironic that I am writing a post about feeling like a failure when it comes to mothering. The timing was not planned. I admitted here right off the bat that we were struggling ever since Cece was placed in our home. Our struggles were much more with ourselves than with her but for a number of reasons the placement was not a good fit and yesterday she ended up moving on to a different foster home at our request. This was not a simple decision.     It was the right decision for our family but I still feel guilty. I…