Monthly Archives: April 2013

Cobble Hill Mountain

I climbed Cobble Hill today, our local hiking mountain. I do this hike quite frequently to get my regular (I’m exaggerating somewhat with the words ‘frequently’ and ‘regular’!) exercise in. It’s a pretty walk through the forest with lots of cedar, arbutus and fir towering above. The trails are well established with many to choose […]

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Stray ‘Cat’

When I was a child I had a keen sense for stray cats.  Whether we were travelling, camping or just walking in our own neighbourhood I would come across a stray cat.  My desire to take the cats home was quite overwhelming but I was always met with a “No” from my mom.  I did […]

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Kim Giovannini - April 22, 2013 - 1:10 pm

What a great story Shauna! I volunteer with a lab rescue and have kept our last foster, Tamber (a 12 year old yellow gal). I think the rescued ones love you a wee bit more. hehe

Darice/Healing Gems - April 22, 2013 - 1:15 pm

That was so kind of you. All of my animals are rescues and I love them to pieces.

Christine - April 22, 2013 - 1:36 pm

OT…. I had to chuckle to myself when I saw your doll with the froggy hat…. One was included in my bambo parcel (thank you) but my doll has been wearing it backwards and I was left wondering why the eyes are facing the back. It all makes sense now! 😀

Skye Copeland - April 22, 2013 - 4:03 pm

I love this story! I was always bringing home stray cats when I was younger and hiding them in my parents barn (my cousin usually was there to help). My parents would ask why there were cats out there and we would do our most innocent look and shrug our shoulders. :) There are tons of stray cats around our house now (they’re very wild), I’ve named all of them and leave them food and water on our porch. Plus we have our own rescue kitties. :)

Belinda - April 22, 2013 - 5:20 pm

He’s a very handsome boy! :) My cat Marley likes to curl up with my Bamboletta too.

Shauna - April 24, 2013 - 7:04 pm

I think that we should have a photo contest with our pets, rather than the kids. Sounds like our pets like the dolls as much as we all do :)

Studio Style

Hello Friday Friends! This weeks style blog has been brought to you by the gorgeous Shauna who (admittedly) did me a solid by taking the photos and organizing it this week. I’m loving how this segment is becoming more of a studio effort and hats off to ‘ma girl’ for her good eye and iphone […]

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Staff Pick!

Hi Friends! It’s Thursday again and that means it’s Staff Pick time again!!!! Our resident cutie-pie, Brandi, got the lucky pick this week and she chose Miriam, the dark-haired sweetie with the pretty braids. Clothes by: Thamar Hair styled by: Christina Likes: Rainstorms Dislikes: Green peas (canned and frozen) Why she chose her: “I picked […]

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Laurie Whiteman - April 18, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Cute picture

Marie M - April 18, 2013 - 5:24 pm

I totally missed the blue in her hair from the upload pics. Love those braids. Peas are a no no here too. Ew! Lol

Recipe: Rice Crusted Nettle Quiche

I’ve been spending my time the last week harvesting nettle. Such a delicious gift of the season. My first mug of fresh nettle tea always seems to awaken me from my winter hibernation. Here’s one of my favorite ways to incorporate nettle into my weekly menu. Rice Crusted Nettle Quiche preheat oven to 400F Crust: 1.cup uncooked brown […]

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