Category Archives: {DIY}

Wind Chimes & Homemade Egg Noodles

“I saw you toss the kite on high And blow the birds about the sky; And all around I heard you pass, Like ladies’ skirts across the grass — O wind, a-blowing all day long, O wind, that sings so loud a song…” The Wind; R.L. Stevenson     When the breeze blows around this […]

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Spring Cleaning {Feathering Your Nest 💕}

“The homeliest tasks get beautiful if loving hands do them.” ~ Louisa May Alcott     Our Ontario April has been cold, full of snow and ice, but … it is still SPRING … and warmer temperatures are coming soon! The cooler weather has not stopped us from doing some good ol’ fashioned SPRING CLEANING […]

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A Sunday of Chocolate Cake and Choking Smoke

      It’s a quiet Sunday afternoon and I have just sat down for a well-needed cup of chamomile tea. The wind is howling outside, despite the lovely beautiful sunshine that is filtering through the kitchen window panes. My geraniums are in full bloom, sitting cheerily on the windowsill, their tiny pink blossoms searching […]

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Putting up Soups & Stews

      As our sweet baby #8 is due in the fall, I got it into my nesting-inspired brain that perhaps canning some items ahead of time would be prudent. Our baby is due in the beginning of October, which generally is a busy canning season for me. I know that even in September, […]

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Miss Tiggy Winkle’s Linen Spray

“There was a nice hot singey smell; and at the table, with an iron in her hand stood a very stout short person staring anxiously at Lucie.” – The Tale of Miss Tiggy Winkle Have you ever noticed the beauty of an ironed pillow case? I did not realize there was a difference between just […]

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