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Sep 24, 2014

Wordless- First Day of School in Vancouver

Wordless- First Day of School in Vancouver

School is back in session in BC! (We were delayed with a strike). Here are photos from Bean’s first day of school!

Big smiles (with missing front teeth) for the first day of school!

Big smiles (with missing front teeth) for the first day of school!

ven though it wasn't Turtle's first day of school, he was still so happy to see all of the excitement going on around him.

ven though it wasn’t Turtle’s first day of school, he was still so happy to see all of the excitement going on around him.

First day of school 2013 and 2014

First day of school 2013 and 2014

We hope that your first day back at school (whenever it…

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Sep 23, 2014

Easy Peasy Peaches Canning Recipe Perfect For Beginners

Easy Peasy Peaches Canning Recipe Perfect For Beginners

Easy Peasy Peaches Canning Recipe perfect for the beginner cannerIt’s hard to believe that my whole foray into canning only started a month ago. I took a food preservation class at my local community centre and after years of wanting to start canning I was hooked. I think I really just needed someone to tell me how easy it was and that I wasn’t going to kill anyone if I did it wrong. In one month I have canned over 60 jars of food. Peaches (20 pounds), Spicy…

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Sep 19, 2014 / 9 notes

DIY Paper Wedding Bouquet and Matching Flower Girl Barrettes- Cricut Design Space Star Challenge

DIY Paper Wedding Bouquet and Matching Flower Girl Barrettes- Cricut Design Space Star Challenge

I have to try making this on my Cricut Explore for my Wedding! DIY Paper Bridal Bouquet and Matching Flower Girl BarrettesI love weddings. There is something so magical about witnessing two people committing to each other for the rest of their lives and celebrating their love. As much as I love weddings, I don’t like attending weddings as a guest. I have some weird, social phobias and I much prefer attending weddings when I have a task. I’d much rather be put to work and have a job during a wedding than sitting…

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Sep 18, 2014

Cast Iron Skillet Peach Puff Pancake Recipe

Cast Iron Skillet Peach Puff Pancake Recipe

Cast Iron Skillet Peach Puff Pancake Recipe a delicious summer and fall breakfast treat, perfect for brunch entertaining

I love this time of year. Summer has always been my favorite time of the year, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve become a bit less tolerant of the heat. I love late summer and early fall because the weather is still beautiful, but the temperature seems to cool down a bit (bye bye noisy AC). Something else that I love about this time of the year is the wonderful produce that comes from the Okanagan.…

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Sep 17, 2014

(Mostly) Wordless- Fun at Hopcott’s Meadows Maze

(Mostly) Wordless- Fun at Hopcott’s Meadows Maze

Sew Creative Trip to Meadows Maze
A few weeks ago, over Labor Day weekend, my good friend Heather (the blogger behind Mother Your Business) invited the kids and I to join her and her family to Hopcott’s Meadows Maze. The Hubs and I took the kids last year, but this weekend I was san husband… the last thing in the world that I would usually do is take the kids to a family attraction, as a single parent, on a long weekend, but I…

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Sep 15, 2014

Be Awesome Link Party Week 13

Be Awesome Link Party Week 13

Be Awesome Link Party Week 13 Featured Pics

Hello Monday everyone! I hope you had a great week! I think it is safe to say that Fall is here with cooler temperatures and leaves starting to drop. You might remember that last Monday, my city got a little snow and I am happy to report that it did not stay around!

I cannot wait to see what you have been up to this week! I love seeing all of the incredible crafts, recipes, decor and more that…

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Sep 12, 2014

Favorite Things Friday: Dreaming of My Dream Kitchen as a #TestDriveMoms

Favorite Things Friday: Dreaming of My Dream Kitchen as a #TestDriveMoms

Dreaming of A New Kitchen Frigidaire Test Drive Moms

Do you have a room in your house that you hate? A room that you try to ignore as much as possible because it kills you that this atrocity lives in your house? For me, that room is our kitchen. When we first moved into our new (old) house, I swore up and down that our kitchen would be the first thing to go. 2 years later… we still have the same old kitchen. It’s pretty horrendous. The cabinets…

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Sep 11, 2014 / 1 note

Spicy Pickled Carrots Canning Recipe + 4 Other Canning Recipes from Canadian Food Bloggers

Spicy Pickled Carrots Canning Recipe + 4 Other Canning Recipes from Canadian Food Bloggers

Spicy Pickled Carrots Canning Recipe. Canning with Crystal from Sew CreativePickled carrots… have you had them before? They are SO GOOD and so simple to make. Best of all, since carrots are readily available 12 months out of the year, you can always whip up a new batch when you start to run low. 

These carrots are cold packed so they are nice and crunchy (I’m not a fan of cooked carrots) and the chilli flakes gives them a nice bit of heat. My family has already put in…

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Sep 10, 2014 / 1 note

Canning 101- Tips and Tricks to Get You Started Canning Today

Canning 101- Tips and Tricks to Get You Started Canning Today

 Canning 101 Tips and Tricks to get you started canning today from Crystal of Sew Creative BlogDo you follow me on Instagram? If you do, you might have noticed that my past two weeks have been CONSUMED by canning. I’ve been thinking about it morning, noon and night. Every summer my family and I frequent a family run farmer’s stand called Hop On Farms. Visiting Hop On each week has become a summertime family tradition for us. The Hubs and I started going there when I was pregnant with Bean…

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Sep 9, 2014

Meeting Inspiring Women at Leading Moms

Meeting Inspiring Women at Leading Moms

Leading Moms Speakers posterOne of my favorite things about being a blogger is the incredible women I get to meet on a consistent basis, many of whom are mothers. I’ve been profoundly changed with the birth of each of my children.

The birth of my daughter taught me the power of multitasking. That I was capable of taking on more than one challenge at a time, to use time management skills, sort through problems and find…

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