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Beef Bourguignon a la Rustique

For some time now I’ve been toying with the idea of including a different element to my site. Something that is still in the creative genre, only …

Container Planting Goals

<b>It is early,</b> but as I waited for hubby to finish browsing at UFA I couldn’t help but be drawn to the seed display.<b></b> I longingly glanced at different …

Rockin' the Area Rug

<b>If you’re looking</b> for the perfect solution for adding that just-right touch of color and character to your room, area rugs can help you create your …

Baking Substitutes

<b>I have to admit,</b> I haven’t started any holiday baking yet. This year I thought I’d keep it simple and just make a few of our favorite things. I don’t …

Happy Birthday Mom! xo

<b>My Mom’s 65th birthday</b> is right around the corner and I’d like to report that I’m completely prepared for the occasion…but I’m not. Not. At. All. A …

Stain Whoas

<b>Let’s talk stain.</b> Stain is that wonderful concoction that turns an ordinary piece of wood into something amazing. Magically bringing out the grains …

Kitchen Wisdom II

<b>Last week I touched</b> on a few concepts to help your kitchen function to its full potential. This week I wanted to follow that up with simple ways to …

Kitchen Wisdom

<b>To me,</b> of all the rooms in the house, the kitchen is the heart of the home and reflects the overall spirit of the place<b>.</b> Morning coffee while the …

Rapid Relief

<b>As the days start getting shorter,</b> leaves change colours and the air turns crisp there is something inside of me that switches gears.<b></b> After wood has …

Garlic Love

<b>I LOVE garlic!</b> A delicious cup of coffee comes in at a strong 2nd, but nothing beats the taste & simplicity of fresh garlic.<b></b> It is the perfect …

Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat...

<b>I am a proud pet owner.</b> Up until recently my brood consisted of 2 dogs, 1 cat, 5 chickens, 1 water dragon and a partridge in a pear tree. Okay, I may …

Glass Half Full

I am going to be completely honest with you all…I’m exhausted. Completely burnt out emotionally and physically. This past while has KICKED. MY. ASS. …

Dumping Issues

<b>Do any of my readers also</b> have issues with people dumping junk on or near their properties? I sincerely feel the need to bring this ongoing problem …

I'm Baaack!

<b>First & foremost I’d like to apologize</b> for abandoning my readers for the last while. (Sorry Mom, I know you had<i> just</i> subscribed to the paper before I …

Camping

<b>For many of us</b> the idea of heading off into the wild blue yonder in search of some down time is important. I’m talking camping. For generations …

Oxidized Wood

<b>I am a sucker</b> for old wood. There is just something about an old barn or shed that says “Man, have I got stories to tell!” I appreciate getting up …

Moving Tips

<b>As I mentioned last week,</b> moving sucks. It is likely one of the most stressful & exciting times of our lives (aside from planning our weddings and …

Eye of the Storm

<b>If you are considering</b> selling your home, I implore you not to. In fact, if at all possible I suggest you run as fast as you can in the other …

Keeping Chickens

<b>When we relocated</b> from the big city to the Athabasca area one of my must haves was chickens. I dreamed of a quaint little coop full of heritage hens …

OKC or Bust!

For the majority of my married life I’ve been a patch wife, which meant independence was key and basically raising our three boys as a single …