Monday, April 29, 2013

This girls life...

Just a quick photo dump of life around here lately :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Science Fair Week

Last week at my kiddo's school it was science fair week and since Nyla did a lovely project I wanted to share it with you :)  I love science fairs myself, I love seeing what those wonderful young minds come up with! Nyla's project this year as you can see below, was called "Will candy make a difference?" What she did was plant some bean seeds in six different pots and to each of the pots (except one) she added a different type of candy to see if there was any visual difference in height for each bean seed grown (IE if the candy helps or hinders growth). She got the rough idea from our reading of The Magician's Nephew (part of Chronicles of Narnia) where anything dropped on the new earth would grow into said thing (ie a metal part of a lamppost would grow into a new lamppost :) Make sense? not really I know ;) That's OK  What I mean to say is that she originally wanted to try and grow a candy tree from candy "seeds" but one of her teachers suggested tweaking it.
She did really well :)

And here are a few of the other kids projects :)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Be a Helper!

As I was buzzing around the world wide web last night, with sadness in my heart thinking about the tragedy that happened yesterday at the Boston Marathon, I happened to go on pinterest and the first thing that caught my eye was this quote and had to share it with all of you.


Have a wonderful day and don't forget to be a helper!

Monday, April 15, 2013

A Visit to Vancouver

Yesterday was my birthday and I turned 32! Ack! It's crazy how fast time flies by isn't it? I had a lovely day spent relaxing with my family as the previous few days were busy busy. My sister, my mom and I went to Vancouver (B.C.) for a couple of days as my sister had to have a surgery done there (she's doing great!). And though the reason we were there wasn't so great, we had a great time doing some touristy stuff despite that reason. We had to stay right downtown Vancouver for a night and two days and the first day we were there it was gorgeous! We decided to go down to Granville Island to see the sights (and get some dinner!) Here's my sister Kim at the market enjoying her gelato :) We had dinner in the Public Market and I can't even describe how amazing the food is, in fact just click on the link above and it'll take you to their website which explains it all way better than I ever could.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Summer House Tour

Welcome to any new readers who have stopped by from the  life {in} grace or the Shabby Creek Cottage  blogs! I hope you enjoy my little tour of our temporary rental abode. I think it is so important to personalize and make any place feel like home, no matter how long or short you plan on being there, especially when you have kids! Hope you enjoy and feel free to leave any questions or comments at the bottom :)

  I was working around the blog the other day and realized that I haven't really done an updated house tour. The original house tour pictures were taken with my iphone the day we moved in, so they weren't very pretty. I've done a couple little update posts featuring the Master Bedroom and the Scraproom/Studio and also shown the Frame wall, but the rest of the house was feeling left out :)
So, grab a cuppa, and follow along...

First off, when you walk in the front door we have this little vignette to greet you,

Friday, April 5, 2013

My Favorite Farming Movies

A couple weeks ago I shared with you my favorite homesteading/farming/gardening books so today continuing in  the same vein, I thought I would share with you my favorite (so far!) farming videos. Now, these movies weren't big box office hits, they are small independent films, but I just love them for the reality that they capture, the good, the bad and the ugly of all that farming is.
Both the films are similar in idea and content, they both feature three different "small" independent organic farms in three similar areas, but the major commonality they have is that they all feature first generation farmers, meaning their farms haven't been passed down from generation to generation.
    The first film I'm going to share with you is the Canadian version called To Make a Farm featuring Green Being FarmCedar Down Farm and Littlepath Farm.  Pat and I saw this movie in a theatre last year, I really enjoyed it and Pat was suitably impressed :) You can click on the link or check out the website here. Or you can check out a preview below.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

An egg-cellent weekend!

Happy April everyone! I can't believe it is April already! 

We had some Easter fun over the weekend, we enjoyed colouring some Easter eggs,


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