Thai Noodle Salad - (1 of 1)

Thai Noodle Salad

You may have noticed that I’m on a pasta salad kick.  Honestly, pasta salad is where it’s at. It’s a perfect side for anything you’ve thrown on the grill, as it’s such a cool and fresh dish. And when it’s got a bit of zing, then I’m even happier.  I feel like pasta salad makes… 

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Kids’ Stuff: The 3rd Be Awesome Party

Now that July is here, and commitments are fewer… there is so much more of the day.  And that day needs to be filled. While visiting the amazing link-ups from last week’s party, I found some great ideas to keep the kidlets busy during these long and hot days.  I love the list of animal… 

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100 Books: Our Own Summertime Reading Club on a Bookmark

I’ve already written about my “Holy Crap, Kindergarten is coming… should we be practicing our times tables?!?!” nutty moments that I’ve had in anticipation of the Fall. And while our summer is going to be chock-full of adventures, and family, and renovations and moving, I still want to keep up some of our routines.  One… 

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Let’s go dry camping!

They’re trying to feed a little fish some power bait. He didn’t eat it.   Those who know me, know I like to “glamp”.  I like power. I like running water. I like little private campgrounds that have camp shops full of treats and ice cream bars and extension cords.  But our friends have a… 

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Gold Jewelry Stands

Kicking off Summer: The Be Awesome Link Party #2

Last week, we had a fantastic start to our Be Awesome Link party. An amazing group of talented bloggers showed up and shared their amazing projects; I enjoyed popping into so many new spaces and seeing what’s happening in the blogosphere.  And I will admit, I thought that picking features would be easy. Really, it’s not!… 

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Cocktail Party of Two : The Hacked Greyhound Martini

There’s something about the warm summer nights that makes a fresh, citrus-y drink a necessary accessory. Maybe it’s because the sun stays out until deep into the evening.  Maybe it’s because the weather is warm, and grapefruit is so refreshing.  Or maybe it’s the vodka. Summer and vodka are a beautiful couple.  Absolut shared a… 

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Tie Dyed Pillows: Add some fun to the patio!

  Back when I taught, I had a student who would wear a tie-dyed shirt nearly every day to school.  He had long hair, a guitar, and an insanely laid-back attitude. I marvelled at how nothing seemed to bother him. Homework late? That’s okay… it’ll get in by the end of the day.  Or not…. 

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Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad with Sweet Curried Dressing - (1 of 1)

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad with Sweet Curried Dressing

It’s officially summer… which means it’s time to grill all the things! I love how the barbecue makes such easy work of cooking nearly every party of dinner. Clean up is easier… the smell of barbecue wafts into the neighbours’s yards… people start to wonder, “What are THEY having tonight?”   Right now I’m on… 

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Be Awesome Link Party

A Collection of Inspiration: The Very First #BeAwesome Link Party!

Tonight is a very exciting evening for me and for 7 of my close bloggy friends…. We’re launching a new link party: The Be Awesome party!   The Be Awesome Linky party is just that: show us your awesome projects. What have you been up to lately?  This link party is open to all creative living… 

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