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All the gear we use and the places we go to get outside.

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Let’s Get Outside; Gear to Pack Along

For those who follow me on social media like Instagram or Twitter, you will know that when I get tired of the city-life, I like to get outside and walk amongst the trees. However, recently I have been reflecting on what I do to be prepared for “getting outside”. The fact is, us folks lucky […]

#5 Dads Go Wild
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5 Dads Go Wild; Winter Edition

This week I’ve been thinking back to August when the #5dadsgowild crew headed out to Ross Lake Campground in the Skagit Valley Provincial Park. We spent time hiking, talking, sitting around the campfire, stargazing, and of course photographing products. While we were sitting beside the campfire watching the fire and the sky we were counting […]

5 Dads Go Wild
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The 5 Dads Go Wild Tell All Vlog

Disclosure: for our 3rd annual 5 Dads Go Wild camping trip we partnered with a collection of brands to test out their products. However, as always, editorial control remains with me. This year we went on our 5 Dads Go Wild camping trip a lot earlier in the year than we have the last couple […]

Brave Star Selvage
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Brave Star Selvedge Denim Update

At the start of the school year that just ended I received a pair of heavy weight Brave Star Selvedge denim jeans. When I say heavy weight , I mean really heavy. For comparison, the unwashed, “shrink to fit” denim jeans I have from Levi’s are about a 12.5 ounce denim. The Brave Star heavy […]

BN3TH
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BN3TH Underwear Made my Dream Come True

You know how people talk about “bucket lists” and all the things they want to do before they go for the big dirt-nap? Well one of my bucket list items has always been to be an underwear model. And thanks to the good folks at BN3TH – my dream has come true. Disclosure – BN3TH […]

Pen Holder
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The Handiest Little Device; A Fridge Pen Holder Pouch

I don’t know about your situation, but in our house virtually every morning there has been at LEAST one, usually two, three or more “morning meetings” going on at any one time. And before each meeting the battle cry would sound, “I NEED A PEN OR PENCIL!!” Everyone would begin to scramble to find a […]

Plywood Plank Flooring
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Plywood Plank Flooring Update

Back in September of 2018 I installed a plywood plank flooring in our kitchen and I shared here about it. Well, it is long past due for me to update how the floor has been aging. Well, I am happy to say that … they are still awesome! They have “aged” a little which has […]

Bonfire
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How to Make a Bow

Like you, I have been in self-isolation for the last few days and probably like you, I have been watching lots of tv about how to flip a house and other useful YouTube videos on things like how to make a bow. In this current economic climate I didn’t think it was possible to flip […]

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The 49th annual BC Home + Garden Show

The show that all home renovators, contractors, gardeners, and foodies wait all year for, the BC Home + Garden Show returns February 19-23, 2020 at BC Place Stadium. This year’s show has a lineup of leading home improvement, design and garden experts. Over 425 exhibitors, fresh new features and the top trends of the season will be […]