Mt. Baker: Chain Lakes Loop


Every year, we go up to Mt. Baker in the middle of summer and walk through the trails. This summer, we decided to take my parents, sister and kids along on our adventure. Having only visited Mt. Baker in the winter for skiing lessons, they were in for a real treat to see the beauty […]

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 Hollywood movies were filmed […]

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 creative when they put their heads together. […]

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 morning coffee, trying to […]

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 […]