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Celebrate the #NatureMoments In Your Life with Nature Valley

I just cannot believe the summer is half over. The time goes by way too fast! When the kids first get out of school I always have such great plans. Then life takes over and our summer fun seems to get pushed to the back. We have had some great adventures but I wish weContinue Reading …

5 Reasons to get a Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Canada is really an amazing place to live, grow and raise a family. The ever changing landscape, four distinctive seasons and friendly people makes it a great place for travelers and locals to discover year after year. I have been very fortunate to live in and explore many of the provinces throughout this great country.Continue Reading …

Get Outdoors with Nature Valley #REDISCOVERNATURE

Somedays it feels like screen time takes over family time. For many it is just how things are today. We stay connected online, work online,  get entertained online and learn online. It is easy enough to get into the habit of sitting in place and not going out exploring the world around us. With each passingContinue Reading …

A Field Trip to the Sugar Bush

Last week I had the opportunity to attend my daughters field trip to the sugar bush. A local farm with animals, produce and a cozy little store. We could not wait to go. I got to the school and opted in for the school bus ride. Since my daughter is in SK this was excitingContinue Reading …

Tips for Growing Poppies

Vibrant poppies are the flower of spring, but they are very finicky and disappoint so many new gardeners after the first week. Unlike other plant and leave options for spring, poppies have a few basic needs that need to be met, and require a couple of additional steps to make sure they thrive. Try these tips to makeContinue Reading …

DIY: Removing the Squirrels from your Birdfeeders

We had a bit of a chuckle a few years back watching a squirrel hang upside down to eat out of our bird feeder.  He seemed to come back every day and feed from this feeder. After a while I felt bad for the birds. This is a particularly challenging time of year for birdsContinue Reading …

Kawarthas a Great Family Getaway Destination #perfectwknds

Ontario is full of beautiful destinations for family’s. Places you can take your kids and enjoy all there is in the outdoors.  Local fun including crystal clear lakes, hiking trails, museums, farms and more. The Kawarthas provide an abundance of opportunities to take in the natural beauty and activities the region has to offer. WhatContinue Reading …

Spring Surprises in the Shed SCREAM!

We finally got around to taking down the Christmas lights at the front of the house today. Long weekend is here (official kick off to summer and all) So figured it was time. The morning was nice and both my girls were here to help me. We filled up two big boxes with the lights. Took them toContinue Reading …