Lilac heaven

I’m swooning a bit today as lilac season has arrived where I’m from and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a bunch of the heady blooms! Do I have my own lilac bushes? Not yet. Our yard is new and it’s a large sand put right now, so a girl’s gotta do what […]

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7 Ways to stay sane this spring

While cooped up in our houses, our apartments and such, avoiding catching or spreading the virus, we may forget that seasons keep on keeping on and we may miss some of the signs that life is continuing its heartbeat. Spring fever is a real thing, especially this year when we are house bound & focused […]

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My Dream Studio

I have been very lucky, that when building my new home, I was able to design a dreamy photography studio in order to organize my camera equipment and to shoot my still life photos in a designated place. It doubles as my laundry room and craft centre and I have even transplanted a few bulbs […]

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Share Your World- January 28

I am piggy-backing off the Share Your World post that I read on Melanie’s Cee’s post a few days ago. So as January comes to an end, here are my responses. QUESTIONS: 1.  What age would you like to live to? Only as old as I am able to connect with family and friends in a meaningful […]

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Landscape Learning

Hello. As most of you know, I mainly do still life photography and post over on my instagram @kpardell . I’ve been doing that for a number of years and it really allows the creative juices to flow. I love creating and playing around with things. Besides I get to regularly use all the pretty things […]

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk cookies

All I want for Christmas is my…. My kids asked me for my list, and being the very fortunate person that I am, there wasn’t a lot that I need or want. I had to think for a few minutes before settling on ” How about some baking books?” So, to my surprise ( not) […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

Well it’s that time of year again… The time where we jump expectantly into setting lofty New Year’s goals and undoubtedly fall short of achieving them by February. Who wanted to lose 10 pounds anyway? Maybe it’s better to set a goal that isn’t so specific, like I’ll get in better shape! Will it be […]

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Why I’ll always Love a Bookstore

I heart Bookstores. Bookshops, book mobiles, Anything with books. They ooze with charm and endless possibilities. Although you can find books on nearly any title of any topic, baby stuffs, maps, notebooks, pencils,  and other writing tools round out the available merchandise. But that’s not the reason I love bookstores. They serve as a melting pot of […]

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Weekly Winter Pleasures

This post pays homage to my favourite winter things. Of course my favourite things are always family and time spent together but that’s a given. Today, it’s about my favourite season WINTER! Officially December has just begun and though I am still waiting for snow to arrive here, the chill has certainly seeped in. I […]

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