• Fairy Crafty

    How I became a vendor at the Scandinavian Christmas Market

    knit hats

    Who doesn’t love a good craft sale? Especially one close to the holiday season for some unique gift purchases and seasonal fun. I do! My mom and I attend the Scandinavian Christmas Market year after year to line up and hopefully get some traditional baking. The bake table is always the most popular and goes quickly! But there are also craft tables featuring local makers. Now when you’re headed to a Scandinavian market you are expecting to find Dala horses, tomtes, straw decorations and all sorts of nordic designs. But we quickly realized these items were lacking at the market and sometimes never offered. This was the reason we began…

  • Adventures

    Hecla Island: Meeting a Curious Fox

    Hecla Island

    For our second camping trip of the year we booked a campsite at Gull Harbour Campground in Hecla Provincial Park. The weather was not looking good for the weekend of June 7 but we were determined to not let the rain ruin our fun. This was the first time we loaded the kayak up and drove a far distance with it on the roof of my vehicle. I was super nervous but really excited to take it out on Lake Winnipeg. It took a good hour to get it strapped down correctly and we made a few stops along the way to check that it was secure. All good! We…

  • Adventures

    Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail: An Accessible Hike To View Manitoba’s Orchids

    Photographing the boardwalk

    What to do on a sunny Saturday afternoon? Well that’s easy! How about a hike? Here’s a little blog about a lovely day trip I planned with Mr. Darcy back in June, 2019. Everything was just beginning to bloom and summer felt like it had finally arrived. Brokenhead Wetland About 30 mins north from Birds Hill Park on Highway 59, you’ll find the Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail. I had seen many beautiful photos featuring the boardwalk and I did some research to find that the trail was an easy drive to visit. It is a 1.5km self-guiding trail on a 100m strip of Crown Land. It took us about 1…