Author Archives: Stephanie

Catching up….

At times it seems life goes by so quickly. There are days when everything is in place and running smoothly. Then there are days, weeks even, that seem to a run together in a delightful randomness. We have had many … Continue reading

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What happens when the two year old gets into her sisters tea tree oil!

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Nature Therapy…

Since I had eye surgery on the 27th of March, I’ve been on “limited” duty.  I find when I sit around too much life seems a little bleak 🙂 On Saturday my husband said “come on… you need a walk”.  … Continue reading

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Do you like to Yodel?  I do not know how… but I do LOVE my Jotul! Let me explain…. When we moved into our house about 11 years ago we had no idea, at all, how much oil we would … Continue reading

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My birthday, this year, happened to fall right in the middle of Holy Week, and, as chance would have it, on the day of my eye surgery.  The nurses at the hospital gave me a card and balloon They were … Continue reading

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Winding down what has been quite a whirlwind few weeks here.  Our eldest son and his young family moved home so they were here for a few weeks getting our cottage ready to move into. During that craziness there was … Continue reading

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Making do…

One of our goals in life is to live simply….more simply.  I love to see the kids ingenuity re-purposing scraps they find around the farm. One of our sons (aged 9 at the time) created this “airplane swing” for his … Continue reading

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I’ve been teaching myself Afghan (Tunzanian) stitch.  Who knew!  So easy and such a neat stitch when done up. Now to get my hook back from my daughter who stole “borrowed” it!

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I was going to write a post about our dinner last night.  Then while preparing dinner I started thinking about what I use most in the kitchen.  What I utilize the most, my favorite “go to” things that I would … Continue reading

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Ode to Hamster

For about a year my, just turned, 14 year old has been begging for a hamster.  I’ve put her off, stalled, re-directed and downright emphatically said… NO!  We have many animals here on our farm, pick one!  It can be … Continue reading

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