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12 Easy Stay-At-Home Valentines Dates

In this stage of life, the thought of shelling out $100 for a nice meal and another $40 for babysitting on Valentines Day just makes me want to stay home.  I’ve rounded up 12 easy at-home dates that you can do as a couple, with your family, or with a

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Happy Birthday Shifting Roots!

We made it!  Shifting Roots is officially a one-year-old! Last February this blog was just a crazy dream that I knew I had to pursue.  It still has a long way to grow, but it’s grown from 5 readers to close to 1000.  I’ve learned so much along the way

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The Perfect Play Date Lunch Menu

Co-ordinating schedules with babies, toddlers and preschoolers is hard enough without having to figure out something to eat. Picky eaters, vegetarians, gluten free, gah!! Here’s my go to meal that can easily check whatever boxes you need with a timeline for getting it all done and keeping everyone happy. No

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No-Stress Brunch Menu & Party Plan

Cooking for a crowd can be stressful, but not when you make this easy brunch. I love having guests over, but when I first started entertaining, I often found myself stressed out with cleaning and preparing food at the same time. I didn’t know how to time things out, so

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Winter Snowflake Wreath on a Budget

Christmas is over, the weather is super cold, and its back to the grind.  For me, that means I need a project to keep my spirits up.  I found these snowflake ornaments and wreath for 70% off at Superstore and a wreath at Homesense for five dollars that got my

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Best of 2016

It’s been an absolute blast growing my blog in 2016!  What started out as a renovation and home blog has slowly morphed into a food and gardening blog as well.  I call it “Prairie Lifestyle” and I’m sticking with it.  Here’s what you’ve loved over the past year.

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7 Inspirational Books to Start Your New Year Right

I love the week between Christmas and New Years–it’s the time to visit all the family and friends you didn’t see at Christmas, plan out the new year, and curl up with some good books. I’m happy to curl up with a good book any time of year, but there’s

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Simple Tricks to make your next cake look amazing

Do you want to have the glory that comes from being the person who brought “the nice cake” to the party?  Of course you do!!  One of my readers was asking how I made that rose cake last weekend, so I thought I would do a post about the easy

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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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