first camping trip of the season

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We went on our first camping trip of the season. This past weekend, we ventured out to camp along Alouette Lake. Alouette lake is found within Golden Ears Provincial Park in the Maple Ridge area of British Columbia.  You can find many interesting facts about the area here, including which three ...continue reading

fingerpaint twister

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How do you inspire teenage girls to stay away from technology over the summer? That is the million dollar question! You make them create a summer bucket list of activities requiring no technology or social media whatsoever. My teenage daughter and her friends can be very determined and ...continue reading

3 things in my coffee


Since I started stalking the ingredients labels of the foods I eat, I realized the creamer I was using to flavour my coffee every morning contained too many ingredients I`ve never heard of before. Not good when you`re trying to live a healthier lifestyle. So I experimented a little with my ...continue reading

summer bucket list 2014


Today marks the first official day of Summer for me! Yesterday was my last day of work.  It felt wonderful to sleep in this morning.  I've had breakfast and my much needed coffee and am ready for a day of ... relaxation. The girls and I sat down after breakfast and created a list of things we ...continue reading

surviving the summer: technology not included


Don't be confused with the title of this post! I absolutely love and worship the two months off I so luckily get to enjoy as a teacher. I look forward to my summers because it means I get to sleep in, enjoy a more relaxed schedule free of after school activities and spend more time with family and ...continue reading

3 things every day

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I have been feeling so good lately and I owe it all to eating good food. Two months ago, I changed the way I eat and I've stuck to eating in this new way.  Not only have I watched my body change shape, I have also felt a significant improvement in the way I feel physically and emotionally. It ...continue reading

the happiest place on earth


Hubby and I decided to take our girls to "the happiest place on Earth" ~ Disneyland. We stayed in Anaheim at Homewood Suites by Hilton where we were provided daily deluxe breakfast, themed weeknight meals, beer and wine from 5 to 7 daily and fresh, out of the oven, chocolate chip cookies at 7pm ...continue reading

healthier banana chocolate chip muffins

Banana Choc Chip Muffins

We've been going through some major changes at our house. Between Daddy eating Gluten-Free and me removing sugars and wheat from my diet, we knew we had to do something about the amount of junk our girls eat. They love chocolate chip muffins from Save On Foods, our local grocer. If you read ...continue reading

3 things thursday


Wow! I can't believe it's Thursday already.  Where does my time go? Anyways, I just discovered a new weekly meme that a few of my blogger friends started about 7 weeks ago.  It's called, 3 Things Thursday where you share your favourite things from the week.  Since I'm all about sharing and I always ...continue reading

springtime in watercolours


In celebration of Spring, my students and I decided to decorate the classroom with artwork that reflected the season. We started with flowers. First I began by drawing a large collection of flowers on the whiteboard.  Almost every elementary student can draw flowers, but are they aware of the ...continue reading