Author: stacey

DIY

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! Please follow and like us:

Vitamix
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 […]

U-Bicycle
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 […]

honey doughnuts
Food and Drink

Honey Doughnuts; Take II

I was back to North Vancouver’s Deep Cove so of course I had to stop and get six doughnuts from Honey Doughnuts – the most incredible doughnuts EVER. Today I picked up four chocolate glazed and two maple with bacon. The chocolate are excellent but my new favourite is the maple bacon. It hits the […]

Durable Goods

Filson Western Vest

A nice little Christmas gift I received this year was the Filson Western Vest (pictured above). The vest is made in the USA of 100% pure Mackinaw wool from Canadian farms. As you probably know, wool is a fantastic material because it keeps you warm even when it is wet. So if you are out […]

Food and Drink

Lunch at the Ovaltine Cafe

Yesterday I went to pick up a new wool vest for myself (Merry Christmas to me!) from the Filson Store in Vancouver’s Gastown and seeing as I was traveling right by it, I decided to stop for lunch at the historic/nostalgic Ovaltine Cafe. Lunch was good. The food, as usual, was tasty and nicely prepared. […]