• 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

    Riding Mountain National Park: May Long Weekend Camping Trip

    Riding Mountain National Park

    The first camping trip of the year started off at a park I have never visited before. Riding Mountain National Park is Manitoba’s only National Park and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to finally visit it. It had been my birthday on the Friday of the May long weekend so we didn’t leave until Saturday morning. It’s nice not to rush right after work and we could take our time doing a little bit of birthday celebrations with my family. My family drove out in the RV and Mr. Darcy, Fionn and I drove out in our own vehicle. It took us about 3.5 hours to drive…