Behind the Blog: On Blog Contributors

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I'm back again with my Behind the Blog series.  I'm really loving sharing with you some of the things that happen behind the scenes with blogging!  It's very therapeutic.  I get asked a lot of questions about blogging, so maybe this series will help? So far I've shared with you my answer to the question I get asked all the time:  How do I do it all?.  Then I wrote a post on How to start your own blog, and today, I'm going a bit more into the nitty gritty of blogging: the world of blog … [Read more...]

Be Awesome Link Party #5! Come link up!

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- - - Welcome back to our Be Awesome Link Party! Hello friends! We are SO very happy to have you here with us, sharing your projects and inspiring us all week after week! Together with myself, Angie of Echoes of Laughter, Virginia of Fynes Designs, Julie of Sober Julie, Crystal of Sew Creative, Tara of Suburble, Stacey of This Lil Piglet and Shauna of Satori Design for Living, we all welcome you to our 8 blog link party! Yes, 8 blogs! Your projects will be seen on all 8 blogs at one … [Read more...]

Let’s take a road trip with the AMA #RoadTripWin Contest!

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It's summer!  Wooooohoooooo!  This means it's road trip season!  Time to hit the pavement and get out and explore the world in 2 short summer months! We do a lot of driving in the summer to various campgrounds and trips to see family, so we like to be prepared.  And the first part of being prepared means we have an AMA membership.  We've had our AMA membership for as long as I can remember (forever really), and I am most thankful for it when we're on long drives away from home.  I like the … [Read more...]

Epiphanie Bag Review & Giveaway!

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  Oooooh do I have something SO fun for you today!  I'm giving you the chance to win an Epiphanie camera bag!  Woot woot! I have been coveting one of these amazing bags ever since I started blogging...for real.  They are the ultimate in camera bags, created by the uber talented Maile Wilson.  Maile is a professional photographer who saw the need for a stylish and practical camera bag for both men and women.  So she created her own line of camera bags in all sizes and colours and styles. … [Read more...]

Tips for an easy summer picnic!

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 Last weekend we packed up an easy lunch and headed out to the countryside for a family picnic.  Summers are made for picnics, so we try to have as many as we can when the weather is nice.  They're such a nice way to spend the day!  Everything tastes better outdoors don't you think? The great thing about picnics is you can make them as simple or fancy as you like.  Most of the time we just grab a few sandwiches and snacks and head out the door, but this weekend I felt like making things a … [Read more...]

Pesto Grilled Chicken with Fresh Tomato Pasta

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We love chicken grilled on the BBQ...there's just no better summer meal.  Two of our absolute faves are BBQ Chicken Kabobs, and BBQ Beer Roasted Chicken.  So good.  But I'm always looking for new chicken recipes, so when I stumbled on this recipe for Pesto Grilled Chicken I just knew I had to try it.  Basil + chicken + BBQ = Heaven on Earth.  This recipe is especially delicious if you use all your fresh garden basil, and make a batch of pesto - the flavour from homemade pesto is unreal! By … [Read more...]

Be Awesome Link Party #4! Come link up!

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- - - Welcome back to our Be Awesome Link Party! Hello friends! We are SO very happy to have you here with us, sharing your projects and inspiring us all week after week! Together with myself, Angie of Echoes of Laughter, Virginia of Fynes Designs, Julie of Sober Julie, Crystal of Sew Creative, Tara of Suburble, Stacey of This Lil Piglet and Shauna of Satori Design for Living, we all welcome you to our 8 blog link party! Yes, 8 blogs! Your projects will be seen on all 8 blogs at one … [Read more...]

Which brew did I choose? A follow up & giveaway announcement! #KraftMeACoffee

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So remember that one time my husband & I did a coffee taste test? We were challenged to try out the NEW line of Keurig®*Compatible Pods now available in the familiar Kraft brands: Maxwell House, Gevalia and Nabob.  I love a good challenge - no one has to ask me more than once to try coffee!  Have I ever mentioned my love of coffee?  Hmmm maybe only a gazillion times?! Anyway, we had some fun with this and even took silly coffee selfies!  (What a good sport this husband of mine is!) For … [Read more...]