Staying at the cottage for the summer has been good for all of us. It was a huge summer of growth for Evan. He learned to ride his bike. He became independent enough to ride around our community looking for his friends. Basically, he grew up a ton. On part of growing up is figuring […]
I love the cottage look and feel even if you don’t actually *have* a cottage. Decorating our cottage has been a labor of love. I started off with mostly Ikea furniture and I am adding interesting pieces as I go. Here are some great posts full of cottage style decorating ideas! Pull inspiration from them and add […]
School is still in full swing for us but May long weekend (May 21-23) is the unofficial start of summer and all the fun it brings. It’s time to start spending weekends hiking, biking and enjoying everything outdoors. For some, the May long weekend is the time to get the house ready for summer. It’s […]
Last year my yard looked the nicest it has in years. I filled my favorite wood barrels with tons of gorgeous flowers that I bought at The Real Canadian Superstore. I figured out that digging in the dirt and making my yard pretty was a great way to chase happy. Unfortunately, the one thing that […]
It’s only 2 days until Christmas! I’m getting pretty excited! Are you done with all of your preparations? Since we are spending Christmas at the cottage, I am trying to make sure I am not doing things just to be doing them. Do we need tons of Christmas baking? No. So I bought chips […]
Canada is very similar to the US so you can be lulled into a false sense that they are exactly the same. Then something comes up that makes me say “huh?” One of these things is Saskatoon berries. I knew there was a city called Saskatoon but I had no idea that there were […]
Since moving to the cottage for the summer, I have been attending farmers’ markets almost every week. I go for the fresh fruits and vegetables but I have fallen in love with the dinner rolls/buns sold by the local Hutterite colony. They are white, fluffy and slightly sweet…..and addictive. We had company for dinner last […]
Checking out the chickens at Brown Eggs and Lamb Small Circle food store. Playing dominoes with our friends who are also our cottage neighbors. Enjoying fresh green beans. Yum! What are you up to this week?