December 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Hiking into the New Year

My husband, Dave, has a pair of Limmer boots. They are handmade boots that are made in New Hampshire. He has had the boots for at least 15 years. Even though they have always been just a little too tight he continues to wear them because he likes the tightness when hiking, loves the boots and the company that…


Added by Ann Courcy on December 31, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Sing Along with the Best Christmas Songs for Children

Christmas songs are a fun way to get into the holidays with your children. Many parents are intimidated by this idea because they aren't confident in their own singing abilities. You don't have to be a great singer, or even a good singer, to teach Christmas songs to your children.

Think about picking up some holiday CDs at the local library or watching Christmas YouTube videos together as a…


Added by Lynda Way on December 22, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

A Story About Urban Renewal to Capture the Imaginations of Children.

Our family loves the book, The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown.

Brown tells the story of a boy living in a city without greenery where people spend all their time indoors. The hero of the story, Liam, loves being outside despite the dreariness of his…


Added by Julia Cadieux on December 18, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments

That Time of Year

“It’s that time of year, when the world falls in love. When every song you hear seems to say, “Merry Christmas. May your New Year dreams come true…” 

This is a line from one of my favourite Christmas songs by…


Added by Kris Antonius on December 17, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

DIY Coconut Oil Bird Feeders

Suet bird feeders have been on our to-do list for a while. Since we generally don’t have suet lying around, I decided to use coconut oil (not our really pure one, but a slightly refined version). A lot of the recipes that we found included things like corn syrup and we really just wanted to keep it simple for our feathery friends.



Added by Kris Antonius on December 17, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

DIY Reusable Gift Wrap

Year after year, I’d go from being totally floored to carefully select or craft Christmas gifts only to slump when it was time to wrap them. Not only did I dislike using up a bunch of paper product to wrap our gifts, but the readily available, last minute – ahem – wrapping paper options weren’t stellar either.

Here are just two simple things we’ve done over the…


Added by Kris Antonius on December 17, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Whitetail Doe -

Whitetail Doe -

A doe is a female deer.  Does look similar to bucks, but they are graceful and beautiful in a different way.  And they never have antlers, of course.

A buck is probably chasing this doe. Whitetails are close to the end of the rut right now.  The rut is when bucks go crazy with hormones and start fighting…


Added by Wilder Good on December 11, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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