Tag Archives: winter

Welcome to Winter and the Light returning…

Yesterday was our first Winter Solstice… at least it felt like our first. It was a quiet and soulful day. Little signs everywhere that this path we’ve chosen is the one for us : Perfect snowy day, mild temperatures… We … Continue reading

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A day filled with making – Preparing for Winter Solstice and Christmas

Yesterday was so busy… but a good king of busy. We had 2 modes : WITH the kids and WHEN the kids were sleeping. 🙂 With the kids we… … made popcorn garlands for our Solstice Tree … baked vegan … Continue reading

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Slowing down, feeling good

So much fun! Here.  Best homemade clay recipe to date! My husband looked at me yesterday, as we were threading pony beads onto our latest homemade ornament project, and simply said : “It’s strange, but I feel so much more … Continue reading

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Warm and slow Sunday

We were on the road much of the day yesterday. A round trip to Montreal for a little bit of Christmas shopping and some time with my sister and our niece. We are so lucky to have little people that … Continue reading

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First snowy walk of the year

Although the world around us has been hit with snow repeatedly over the last few weeks, we, aside from the very occasional ephemeral flurries, were yet to have any real snow. That changed yesterday. You can imagine the early morning … Continue reading

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Polar vortex and staying warm

It is bitterly cold this week. The wind chill factor has brought the temperatures down to -6’C tonight (21’F) and tomorrow should be even colder with half an inch of freezing rain. The gusts of wind have been reaching 45 … Continue reading

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Signing off for a few days… Gratitude

A few weeks ago, I posted about our ceiling and the troubles we had with the winter weight on the roof of our house. Well tomorrow (and possibly Friday), the contractors are coming back to give us a brand new … Continue reading

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