• Hygge candles
    Home & Gardens

    How to Hygge: 10 easy ways you can add Hygge to your evening routine

    If you’ve browsed Pinterest or visited a book shop you’ve probably heard about Hygge a million times already. It has become very trendy and usually trends come and go like the seasons. But I have been enjoying Hygge for the past couple years and I think it’s here to stay. I stumbled upon it in online while I was searching for ways to bring calm to my life after a hectic work day. Pronounced ‘hue-guh’ it is of Danish origin and can be many things. In short it’s creating a cozy atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with the people you love. My neck of the woods is…

  • Red Fox Otter Falls
    Adventures

    Autumn camping trip to Otter Falls

    Can you believe I never went camping once this summer? I couldn’t stand this fact and booked a last minute trip to Otter Falls campground in Manitoba. How would I sum it up? One word. COLD. We learned the hard way and made a list of cold weather camping tips to share so you don’t have to freeze like we did! My husband Darcy and I had never camped past the September long weekend.  We knew it was going to be cold so we packed everything! The forecast was saying it would rain for days and we replied with “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!” We…

  • Feeding a Chickadee
    Adventures

    A mother and daughter adventure to beautiful British Columbia

    This past March I hopped on a plane with my mom and flew to British Columbia. For the last few years Mom has been making this yearly trip to visit her sister and family. She invited me along this time for a little mother daughter adventure. It definitely started out a bit rocky with some of the flights getting canceled due to blizzard weather but even though our flight was delayed a little we were still scheduled to leave for Abbotsford. Our flight made one stop in Edmonton first and I was really nervous. This was the first time I had flown in a snow storm. Looking out the window…

  • Sandilands Provincial Forest Ski Trail
    Adventures

    Cross Country Ski Adventure in the Sandilands

    This winter I decided to take up cross country skiing. Due to a knee injury I’ve not been able to exercise or be as active as I’d like to be. I needed to find an activity that would keep me moving, close to nature and help clear my mind. I found the sliding motion of skiing was just the right movement and didn’t cause any pain to my knee. It’s been quite an awesome workout and has really increased my stamina and endurance. Mr. Darcy has also taken it up so we get to spend time together and it’s fun to motivate each other. But the biggest benefit I’ve enjoyed…

  • Swedish woven hearts
    Home & Gardens

    Christmas traditions I’ll carry on forever

    Each year Christmas traditions are celebrated and new ones begin. I’m a huge fan of tradition and taking notice to the things my family has done year after year. I’ve learned that the decorations we display, food we make, gatherings we attend and even the music we play during the holidays is what makes our celebrations unique and memorable. Now that I have a home of my own I’ve started my own traditions and of course brought along the most special ones that will always make my Christmas special. Here are some I’d like to share with you. Picking out a real Christmas tree A real Christmas tree is the longest tradition I can…

  • The Forest Fairy birthday party
    Fairy Love

    A Fairy Happy Birthday with The Forest Fairy

    This past October I was asked to attend a fairy themed birthday party my friend was throwing for her two daughters. The invite was a little different as I was not going as a guest but the entertainment. What is a fairy party without a real fairy?! My friend knew I already had the outfit, accessories, glitter and wings ready to go and asked me if I would dress up and add some magic to the party. How could I say no?

  • The Forest Fairy Cottonwood Tree
    Nature

    Happy National Tree Day September 23, 2015 – Celebrating the Cottonwood

    Happy National Tree Day! Let’s take a moment to celebrate our native trees and the fact that without them we wouldn’t have our beautiful forests. Also happy first day of Autumn! Trees have been an inspiration to me for as long as I can remember. I’ve been trying to think back and figure out when I became so fascinated by trees and I always think of my beloved childhood tree an Eastern Cottonwood. That tree and I grew up together and it was the definition of a grand gentle giant. Towering over every tree in the forest with a massive trunk that split into several limbs perfect for climbing and…

  • Fairy Day 2015
    Fairy Love

    Happy International Fairy Day 2015

    It’s that time of year again when we celebrate a beautiful day dedicated to the fairies! Fairy day is a holiday celebrated all around the world from the imagination of artist Jessica Galbreth. I remember seeing her work back when I first became aware of the Fae and it really inspired me to look more into the world of fairies. Every year I’ve tried to acknowledge this day as a reminder that there’s always time to appreciate the magic in our lives. Celebrate today by looking closely at the magic around you. Those who don’t look for magic will never find it.