Category Archives: {DIY}

A Fine Winter

“Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups, That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful ev’ning in.” -The Task: The Winter Evening/William Cowper   […]

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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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