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Temperature Blanket 2016 – Week 2

Temperature Blanket Week 2

Last week I introduced to you my year-long crochet project: a Temperature Blanket. It’s been so much fun choosing colours and watching them change from day to day, especially with our crazy “El Nino” weather this year! Here’s a picture of the progress so far. Lots of grey (0 to +6 Celsius) and even a row of green (7 degrees!), ... Read More »

Tis the Season For Netflix & a Giveaway #NetfliXmas #Streamteam


 Two of my favourite parts about Christmas have to be: baking delicious treats, and watching amazing Christmas movies! I’m so happy that Netflix has so many great Christmas titles this year for family movie watching! There’s nothing better than pulling a batch of freshly-baked cookies out of the oven and settling down with some hot chocolate for a Christmas movie!  ... Read More »

T Minus 15 Days Until Gainful Employment

I’ve been a little quiet on the blog for the last month, mostly since I found out that I got a job that I had applied for and would be starting said job on December 1st.  As you know, last spring my husband was accepted to Grad School, something that set off a chain reaction of pretty big events in ... Read More »

Keep on the Sunny Side: I have so much to be thankful for!

Thankful for mom!!

I noticed the other day that when someone asked me about our rental house and how we’re liking it, inspite of the many positive things that I could have said about it, I zeroed in on the many features of the house and property that weren’t quite meeting our needs and expectations. When I thought about it, I realized that ... Read More »

Striking a Balance in Life – Something’s Gotta Give

featured balance

I have a really hard time fitting everything into a day. There are so many things that I want to do, so many things that I need to do. There are the regular immediate household needs, like loading and unloading the dishwashers, clearing off the counter tops, tossing a load of laundry into the washer or dryer, and sweeping the crumbs ... Read More »

A blogger sat down to write a simple blog post. What happens next will make your jaw drop!

When you find out what these kids are jumping into, your jaw will drop! (Spoiler: it’s a swimming pool.) She found this cardboard box, but when she rips it open, I’m speechless. (Spoiler: it’s puppies.) She put her toilet brush under the seat. Why? It’s Genius! (Spoiler: it can drip-dry before being put away.) This guy did the coolest, most illegal, DIY ... Read More »

That Time I Set My Oven On Fire

Lattice Top Apple Pie

It’s been a busy and long day. I know that because I have 13,479 steps on my FitBit and I wasn’t even trying today – whereas I usually clock in at about 10,000 these days unless I push it.  We had arranged to have friends over for dinner – a date that we’ve been trying to set since New Year’s Eve ... Read More »

Back to School Life Lessons from Netflix #Streamteam


In just two weeks, we will be saying goodbye to summer. An end to laid-back, relaxed days, and a return to routines and schedules. It can be a little nerve-wracking for everyone involved. Our 5-year old is now in Senior Kindergarten without his big brother in class with him – big changes. The 6-year old is in Grade 1 – ... Read More »

Hi, My Name is Jenn, and I Hate Running. #AfLFamily

I don't Run

I have a confession to make: I kind of hate most physical activity. I mean, I love the romantic notion of being a runner out on an early morning jog, but I feel like I’m going to die when I’m out of breath. I want to be someone that lives life on a bike, but somehow little molehills turn into mountains ... Read More »