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The Ultimate Easy Sour Cherry Pie

When you live in a cold climate like I do, any fruit we can grow seems extra special.  My mother-in-law has two cherry trees on her acreage, and every year I look forward to harvesting those trees.  Sour cherries have come a long way since the Nanking cherries of my

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How to Renovate with Little Kids

At this point in my blog’s life, most of my readers know me in real life.  If you do, you’ve probably wondered at some point, “How does she renovate her house with a four-year-old?” The answer?  I don’t. Well, I do, but I use a babysitter.  I send Dominic to

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Flower Friday

Despite my most positive thoughts, the dining room is not done this week for your viewing pleasure.  It’s halfway there though!  Just baseboard paint and a bit more wallpaper to remove.  You would think that it would be so much easier because this stuff has paint under it.  But it’s

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10 Fruity Summer No-Bake Desserts

Who wants to turn on the oven in the middle of summer?  Not me!  Here’s 10 delicious and fruity summer no-bake desserts for your eating pleasure. No Churn Ice Creams No-Churn Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream No-Churn Raspberry Chocolate Ice Cream [clickToTweet tweet=”No oven, no problem. Delicious summer no-bake desserts you

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Before and After in the Living Room

Behold our former living room in all it’s wallpapered glory:   So obviously I’m pretty terrible at before pictures.  I’ll try and be better as I do the other rooms.  Anyway, after countless hours of scraping wallpaper and popcorn ceiling (still not totally done that), trying to repair walls, and

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10 Must Try Raspberry Recipes + 5 Need to Know Tips

Hot July days bring loads of delicious raspberries to pick and eat.  Now that you’ve cleaned and frozen them, what do you do?  Make lots of delicious raspberry baking!  Here’s 10 recipes you’ve got to try. This post contains affiliate links.  If you purchase something from them I earn a

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Raspberry Season

It’s raspberry season over at my mother-in-law’s acreage and they sure are plentiful this year.  I don’t know what it is, but this year they are especially sweet.

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Easy White Peony & Yellow Lily Bouquet

I wasn’t going to do any more floral arrangements for awhile, but a trip to my Mom’s proved otherwise.  The lilies were in bloom, there were a few good white peonies left, and I simply couldn’t resist.  Do you have some peonies, lilies, yarrow, and ferns in your yard?  If

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Side Table Makeover for under $20!

Tired of your dark brown side table?  I know I was.  It certainly did not go with the light and bright concept I had for the living room.  All you need to change things up is $20 and about 3 hours.  Your actual prepping and painting time probably only adds

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Half Way There in the Living Room

We are officially half done the living room walls!  I sampled the grey shade that Jacqueline suggested, but it just seemed too dark (if you can believe it) for our north facing window.  So I went with white and am loving the result.  Almost all the pins in my Dream

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Kristen

Welcome!

Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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