Category Archives: DIY

In Praise of the Net


I love Pinterest. I realize that it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but it has really helped me to experiment in the kitchen.  I have never really enjoyed cooking, preferring to bake if needing to choose but as a Mom I don’t have much of a choice.  Although I have been using Pinterest for a couple of years it has only been in that last few months that I have been trying the recipes that I pin.  There are so many other families just like mine trying to live on less and I love how the internet gives us a chance to share ideas.  Sometimes I make substitutions as we do not have all the ingredients on hand and I am finding that to be fun too.  Today I tried to make caramels using the recipe found here  It smells fantastic.

I am also starting to decorate for Valentine’s Day.  I found a pin for the cutest paper bird about two years ago and have planned to make them every year since.  I have had the scrap paper and paper clips sitting on my night stand for just as long.  This is my week’s goal to finally make them.

Completed today is a paper heart tree branch craft.  I probably should look for a few more branches outside to add to it but alas it is almost pick up time for school.

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The weather has turned colder here in Burnaby, BC but yesterday I did notice some signs of spring.