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How to Make Easy & Delicious Pumpkin Seeds for Your Next Snack

Remember this from our last post about making pumpkin puree?  Those “guts” from your Halloween Jack-o-lantern needn’t go to waste!  I’ll show you how you can make an easy and delicious snack from the leftover pumpkin seeds. In yet another attempt in finding nutritious-things-my-son-might-consider-eating, I decided I would try roasting

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The Best of Shifting Roots 2017

Hard to believe that 2017 is almost at a close.  Here’s a look at some of the most popular and talked about posts this year.  I’d love to know your favourite in the comments! The Post that Got Picked Up by Viral Nova Last Easter I tried over 30 different

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10 Must-Have Items to Hygge All Winter Long

Have you heard of Hygge? Chances are, you’ve probably been practicing hygge all along without realizing it. This post contains affiliate links.  If you purchase anything, I earn a small commission at no extra charge to you.  Thanks for your support! What is Hygge anyway? Hygge is the idea of feeling

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Warm and Cozy Character Home Tour

These days, I feel as if my renovation will never end.  What was initially supposed to be a two week renovation is now stretching into October. . . so about three months.  My dear friend Naomi has kindly offered her home as fodder for this blog.  Let’s take a look,

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Don’t worry friends, Shifting Roots isn’t turning into a mommy blog anytime soon.  My son started Kindergarten today and I think that’s an occasion worth breaking my niche for. Kindergarten. It’s Dominic’s first day of kindergarten and it feels so bittersweet.  Part of me can’t believe that my teeny tiny

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5 Tips for Making a Pallet Sign You’ll Love

This post is sponsored by Free Spirit Market.   All thoughts and opinions are my own. Move over paint nite, pallet sign making workshops are where its at.  I recently attended Free Spirit Market’s pallet sign making workshop and it was a blast.

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3 Homemade Mini Face Masks for Glowing Skin

While I’m out camping and renovating for the next 5 weeks, I’ve asked my friend Sarah to do a guest post.  I love Sarah’s blog Pretty Simple Ideas.  She has the best beauty DIY’s and tips on living your best life, all while keeping it simple.  Head on over to

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10 Must-Have Summer Bag Essentials

The temperatures are soaring, flowers are blooming, the sun is shining. . . it feels like summer to me.  For our family, summer means impromptu play dates, trips to the splash park, lazy beach days, and lots of ice cream.  It’s hard living a block from the best ice cream

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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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