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DIY Bread Making Table

DIY Bread Making Table Update

  Update to what I thought was my super clever DIY bread making table. Remember how I said I intentionally made it taller so that I could more comfortably work my bread? Yeah, it was too tall to work at comfortably. So I went back to the plumbing supply store and bought four 8″ sections, […]

BC Bike Show

The BC Bike Show Weekend

On the weekend I had the opportunity to attend the BC Bike Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This event is organized by people who know their supporters – they had a free bicycle valet outside the convention! At the show they had bikes for every segment of the market – including bikes with frames […]

DIY Bread Making Table

DIY Bread Making Table

Yesterday I mentioned the new DIY project I was working on. That project was a DIY Bread Making Table and the good news is that I managed to complete the project before the end of the day yesterday – with the help of my daughter.  I started out with a sketch book where I drew […]


New DIY Project

Much to the chagrin of some people in my home, I’ve started another DIY project! Unlike the other DIY projects I’ve completed (yes, I’ve actually successfully completed some of my projects!) this one is being done in our home, NOT at the cabin. More details to follow!

In the Kitchen

Snow Day and Vitamix Soup

Tuesday was a snow day. Virtually every school in Metro Vancouver was closed so I spent the day alternating between doing professional reading*, watching the kids sledding, stopping the kids from fighting about sledding, and shovelling snow. And making soup in my Vitamix. The snow day Vitamix lunch was a “fresh” pea and butternut squash […]

On the Road

U-Bicycle Bike Share in Port Moody

In case you haven’t noticed, there are bike share programs all over Vancouver. You know what I mean – racks of bikes that all look the same, neatly lined up and looking ever so tempting to jump on and ride. Bike-sharing is now spreading to the burbs. A couple of weekends ago my kids and […]

Taps and Tacos
Food and Drink

Taps and Tacos for After School Snacks

I haven’t had the energy to write anything for the last few days so instead, here are pictures of tacos from Taps and Tacos in Port Moody. Taps and Tacos has a happy “hour” special from 2 – 5pm. Their street tacos, the 4″ tacos are $2.50 each making a perfect fit for our after […]

Snowshoeing at Cypress Bowl
Life Musings

Snowshoeing at Cypress Bowl

Last week I had the pleasure of going for a snowshoe tour of Cypress Bowl with the folks from Healthy Family Media. The snowshoe trip proved to be fun and delicious but perhaps most importantly, very educational. I have been a bit of an “outdoorsman” most of my life. I have lived, worked, and played […]