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Easy to Make Rustic Minimal DIY Christmas Wreath

Every year I want to make a Christmas wreath–think modern, rustic, and full of natural greens.  I love looking at all the options in the stores, but the prices make me pause.  So I set out to make my own. This version is super easy to make and the supplies

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Beginners Guide to Peonies: Growing Tips and Beautiful DIYs.

Peony season is finally here!  For two weeks in June peony lovers everywhere rejoice and furiously arrange and photograph their precious flowers. . . or maybe that’s just me.  There’s nothing like those delicate shades of pink and that glorious scent wafting from every bloom. But peonies aren’t always as

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5 Easy Annual Flowers for Beginner Seed Savers

What’s the easiest way you can make a dent in your gardening budget?  Saving seeds!! It’s so easy to save seeds from cut flowers and other annual flowers that you can use next year.  While some seeds require a little more know-how than others to save, I’ve compiled some of

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Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Jam with Pectin

As a child, my favourite jam without question was strawberry jam. I loved my grandma’s homemade jam and I slathered it thick on fresh slices of homemade bread. However, once I became an adult, strawberry jam kind of tasted. . . bland. I wondered how I loved it so much

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Classic Melt-In-Your-Mouth Shortbread

Christmas is almost here!  If you’re searching for a last-minute cookie recipe, you’ve come to the right place.  Classic melt in your mouth shortbread comes together quickly and is guaranteed to be a hit with Santa (or on the family baking tray).

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Mixer-Friendly Pumpkin Bread Recipe

When you think of pumpkin bread, you probably think of the sweet cake-like stuff that’s usually served with coffee, right?  This pumpkin bread is completely different.  Use this delicious and moist pumpkin bread for making sandwiches or toasted for breakfast with butter and jam.

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Quick and Easy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Walnuts

Every Saturday morning I like to make a special breakfast for my family.  It’s one of those simple little traditions we all look forward to.  Usually it’s waffles or pancakes, sometimes cheesy eggs on toast, or maybe a more protein-packed eggs and bacon if I know we’ll be busy. Whatever

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How to Make an Adorable Halloween Chick Costume

One of the things I love most about my son is that he’s not like everybody else.  In the last three years when I’ve asked him what he’s wanted to be for Halloween, he’s always come up with a unique answer.  And he never waivers in his choice either. Last

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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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