If there ever was a rabbit hole to fall into, it would have be the mysterious and magical world of medicinal mushrooms. The mycelial kingdom is a fascinating example of the innate intelligence of mother nature. Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) is no exceptionRead More
As I am sitting here typing this recipe up, I have a pot of this syrup simmering behind me. The smell is INTOXICATING. It smells a kin to something your mom would have simmering over the stove at Christmas time, mulled wine maybe?Read More
I have always found the transition from warm weather to cold weather a rapid shift. All of a sudden the days are drastically shorter, and the air has that crisp nip to it.Read More
As I sit here writing this post I am looking out my window to the Vancouver North Shore mountains and seeing a clean dusting of fresh snow. I knew this must have been coming as this last week I have been FREEZING my butt off in my little laneway home.Read More
A common Physics law is; To hold up a structure you need three pillars.
Less and the structure will falter, more is possible but not necessarily needed.
The front of our landlords house is covered in big beautiful purple lavender bushes. Every time I walk past them I drag my hands through them and then proceed to give my hands a big sniff. I LOVE the scent of lavender.Read More
Oh how we love our minivan.
Not really words you would expect to hear come from the mouths of a young couple. We honestly do love it though! We take out all the seats in the back of our van and create a comfortable bed with lots of blankets and pillows. You could say its a form of glamping.Read More
These last couple weeks in Vancouver we have been having a MAJOR heat wave. I can't complain as I love the heat and wait for this time of year during the rest of the year. But, man it is hot! Especially in our tiny little laneway house. It is pretty much an easy bake oven right now.Read More
As our wedding quickly approaches, the weight of our craft projects seems heavier and heavier. I think I may have bit off more than I can chew! Oh well, that is kind of my style.Read More
Lindeman Lake is a small glacier lake in Chilliwack, BC. It has become a popular day hiking spot due to the fact its only 1.7km to reach the lake from the parking lot, making it a short hike in. We decided to head out on July 1st, Canada Day. Knowing that we may be in for a busy hike, we left early in the am.Read More
We have been having some crazy unusually hot weather lately here on the west coast. While it worries me in one sense from an environmental stand, I can't help but try and soak up as much of it as I can.Read More
Sometimes there are days where inspiration and motivation seems like a distant memory. It is a ship that has sailed and you were left standing on the dock squinting into the fog... where did it go?Read More
I sometimes feel like I am in a constant search for the cleanest, greenest, most effective beauty products. I struggle with this area a lot. For the past 10ish years I have been conscious about what goes in and on my body. It sometimes feels as though I have tried every natural body lotion, hair product, make-up on this planet.Read More
Do your New Year's resolutions look something like this?
- Get fit
- Eat healthier
- Drink less
- Get better grades
If they do, you are definitely not alone. Most people make a laundry list of very broad to-do's as the end of the year approaches.Read More