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A Day at Petrofka Orchards

Amongst all the craziness of moving the last bit of our stuff and starting a new teaching year, family time has been in short supply.  We decided to remedy the situation and took a family stay-cation to the Petrofka Orchards.  We first encountered the Orchards two years ago when we

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Zucchini Sandwich Bread

Over the next week or so I’ll be sharing recipes to use my surplus of zucchini.  If there’s anything you’d like me to feature on the blog, give me a shout in the comments. In my house, bread recipes have to follow three rules.  They must be easy, able to be

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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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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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DIY Bridal Flowers for Practically Free!

Today’s post is for all our brides and those helping them plan their weddings.  If you’re lucky enough to have a wedding during peony season, it’s really easy to get a crafty friend to make this bridal bouquet for you.  I originally planned to only post an arrangement for the

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Garage Sale Truths: What No One Else Will Tell You

I’ve organized many a garage sale in my time, including two estate sales, so I know a thing or two about how to move the merchandise.  Originally when I was thinking about what I would post this week, I thought I would write the usual kind of advice article about

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DIY Fairy Garden

Over the next three weeks I’ll be taking a break from posts about the renovation.  It’s music festival season, so progress is unlikely.  However, it’s perfect time for quick DIY projects!

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Easy Chalkboard Birthday Sign

We recently celebrated my son’s 5th birthday and this time I wanted to keep things simple.  No going crazy, no stressing, out nothing.  While I didn’t succeed on all accounts, I did succeed with this easy birthday sign! I love my chalkboard signs and I often look at chalk board

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Kristen

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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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