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Muffin Monday: July Celebrations Corn Muffins

Muffin Monday: July Celebrations Corn Muffins

July Celebrations Corn Muffins Ingredients: (makes 12 muffins) 1 can (14.5oz) creamed corn 2 cups yellow cornmeal 1 cup buttermilk 2 large eggs 8 tbsp butter, melted 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tbsp white sugar 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda 1 ½ […]

Camping: The Great Outdoors and the Basics

Camping: The Great Outdoors and the Basics

Summer time means camping time, am I right?!? One of our familys favorite getaways during the summer months is to go out and go camping. Sometimes it is for a week, and sometimes it is just for a weekend getaway. Both my husband and I […]

Homestead Tour Spring 2017

Homestead Tour Spring 2017

Hello lovelies!

Today I am going to share with you our Spring 2017 Homestead Tour video!

I feel I have to warn you of a few things first though:

  1. I am a beginner with all the video making process so please be patient!
  2. I filmed this video using a selfie stick for the first time and it is a bit wonky, I also didn’t realize that there would be no sound so there isn’t really a description as I walk through, therefore I added some background music that I hope you enjoy.

I hope you enjoyed this version of our homestead tour, please let me know if you enjoyed it and I will work on creating a better version for my summer homestead tour.

Here are some previous garden tours you may enjoy as well

Have a great day!

July Celebrations Turkey Chili

July Celebrations Turkey Chili

Are you looking for a super simple, healthy meal to make for your July celebrations? This yummy turkey chili is easy and delicious and just as good when you reheat it, making it perfect to make ahead and then reheat and serve this Canada Day […]

How to Create a Zen Garden

How to Create a Zen Garden

Sometimes we just want to get away from the homestead life for a little while, don’t you agree? But sometimes it can feel like there’s just not enough time to really get away, especially during those busy summer months full of building, gardening, preserving, animal […]

Bucket List ~ Anywhere!

Bucket List ~ Anywhere!

Some bucket list items can really be done just about anywhere, don’t you think? Today I’m going to share with you MY “anywhere” bucket list.

Adventures to Have Anywhere:

  • Go Skydiving
  • Hike on a Glacier
  • Ride in a Gondola in the air and on the water ( Verbier, Jasper, Grouse Mountain, Venice)
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Go whitewater rafting (Interlaken)
  • Ride in a helicopter
  • Do a triathlon
  • See an active volcano
  • Ride a horse along a beach (Tunisia)
  • Drive in a country on the opposite side of the road
  • Attend a professional sports game (hockey, soccer, football, baseball)
  • Go zip-lining
  • Celebrate Christmas in a different country
  • Go on a cruise
  • Meet someone famous
  • See a favorite band or performer in concert
  • See Cavalia
  • Go scuba diving
  • Go skinny dipping
  • Sunbathe topless on a public beach
  • Go on a wine tour
  • Spend a week on a houseboat
  • See all 7 natural wonders of the world (Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef, Harbor at Rio de Janeiro, Mt. Everest, Northern Lights, Victoria Falls, Paricutin Volcano)
  • See all ” new” wonders of the world (The Great Wall~China, Machu Picchu~Peru, Petra~Jordan, Chichen Itza~Mexico, Christ Redeemer~Brazil, The Roman Colosseum~Italy, The Taj Mahal~India)
  • Get a tattoo
  • Go whale watching
  • Sleep in a yurt
  • Visit at least 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (I will list below and link to the ones I have visited so far)
  1. Paris, Banks of the Seine √
  2. Cathedral of Notre-Dame √
  3. Historic Centre of Rome √
  4. Works of Antoni Gaudi √
  5. Old City of Bern √
  6. Head Smashed-in Buffalo Jump √
  7. Dinosaur Provincial Park √
  8. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks √

Can you think of some other things I should add to my “Anywhere” list? I’ll be adding to this periodically, so pin this image and check back once in a while.

Here are some ideas for your bucket list that you can do "anywhere"

Would you like to help me cross some more items off my bucket lists? Please feel free to contact me!

5 Ways to Get to know the Animals that Share our World

5 Ways to Get to know the Animals that Share our World

  Kids of all ages – and quite a few grownups – enjoy meeting the local wildlife, and summer is a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with some furry four-legged friends. An afternoon at the zoo or a walk through a nearby […]

How to Make Homemade Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent

How to Make Homemade Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent

You might be surprised to learn that you can make your own laundry detergent. What a great way to save time and money! Even better, you can make your own eco-friendly laundry detergent. Good for you. Great for your family. Wonderful for the planet. Here’s […]

Father’s Day Burgers

Father’s Day Burgers

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day, than with a bunch of burgers on the BBQ? This Father’s Day make sure you try these delicious, juicy, slightly peppery burgers with the yummy creamy sauce (we like it on an onion bun with sauteed mushrooms, paired with Dads Delicious Bean Bake and a nice green salad)

This Fathers Day make sure you try these delicious, juicy, slightly peppery burgers and our dads delicious bean bake together for one yummy meal.

Father’s Day Burgers

Ingredients:
1 lb lean ground beef
2 tsp peppercorns
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp green onions, finely chopped
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/4 cup yogurt or sour cream
1 tbsp parsley, minced

Method:
Heat up your BBQ.

Shape your ground beef into 4 hamburger patties and set aside.

Place the peppercorns on a large piece of foil or waxed paper. With a heavy object (bottom of pan) crush and crack peppercorns coarsely. Spread the cracked peppercorns evenly on the paper and place the four patties on top of them. Press down so that the peppercorns stick to the meat and turn around. Repeat until all peppercorns are used up. Put the peppercorn patties onto the BBQ.

In the meantime, heat vegetable oil in a pan and add the green onions and wine vinegar. Cook over medium heat until green onions are just done. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the yogurt/sour cream and parsley.

Spoon the sauce over the burger. Perfect for a Father’s Day BBQ!

Make sure you pin this picture for later.

What better way to celebrate Father's Day, than with a bunch of burgers on the BBQ? This Father's Day make sure you try these delicious, juicy, slightly peppery burgers.

Rejuvenate Your Body and Your Mind with a Weekend Getaway

Rejuvenate Your Body and Your Mind with a Weekend Getaway

There are so many pills, diets, and fads that claim to rejuvenate your mind, but nothing beats a good old-fashioned weekend getaway. A weekend getaway does not have to be expensive or far away; it can be something as simple as staying in an old […]