Author: stacey

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What Would You Do if You Won the Lottery?

It’s everyone’s favorite question to answer. With millions of dollars in the bank, you could do virtually anything you set your mind to. There are but a few things in the world that change the direction of a person’s life more suddenly than having access to near-unlimited finances. Finally unburdened by financial strains, what’s the […]

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Life Musings

Hipster or Grandfather?

Funny thing happened at work the other day; a colleague said that I look like a hipster. I thought that was hilarious because if anything, I am becoming more and more like my dad or my grandfather than anything else. As you probably know, I bake my own bread, often in cast iron pans. My […]

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In the Kitchen

Baking Bread at the Cabin

This weekend, the first weekend of spring break was a perfect opportunity to get out of town with my kids and do a little cabin cooking. More specifically – I was baking bread. The first loaf of bread in the video posted above is a full-on, quick rise, no muss yeast bread. In my mixing […]

DIY Bread Making Table
DIY

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, […]

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Vehicles

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

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 […]

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:

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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 […]