It’s Christmas and I am thinking of our beautiful NB Beaches! #MyNBChristmasTree

Over the past few summers, my boys and I have spent many hours on the road, visiting and exploring our beautiful New Brunswick coastline.  As I thought about a theme for a New Brunswick Christmas Tree, my very first thought was to create a tree that represents all those fun day trips and adventures we have spent as a family. Family is our focus this time of year, so we decided to create some ornaments that cherish those tidbits of time spent Discovering NB Beaches. There is so much more to explore in NB, and I look forward to adding more hand made ornaments to this tree each year. 

Make Your Own – Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is such an amazing addition to our pantry, and I have recently decided to make my own.

Apple Cider Vinegar is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. The health benefits include gut health, immune boosting to fight colds, alergies and more. It can be used to help clear acne, repel fleas on pets, soothe sunburns, as a hair conditioner and much more.

Homemade Laundry Powder – BORAX FREE

Did you realize how easy and frugal it is to make your own laundry powder or liquid? I have shared two recipes in the past that both contained borax (a naturally occuring substance), but the health warnings and requests to reduce exposure to borax have prompted me to find an alternative recipe. 
This is the simplest two ingredient recipe I have come up, that I like, for keeping our clothing clean and fresh. 

7 Frugal and Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts

7 Frugal and Thoughtful Mother's Day Gifts 

Mother's day is right around the corner and it is time to plan. I have noticed over the past few years, I am usually stopping in at a flower shop or picking up something last minute for mother's day. It's not that I don't love pampering my mom, and appreciate everything she does for myself and my family, I just find it hard to buy for her. 

Inspired Creativity – A Rekindled Passion For Photography

I remember getting up in time for sunrises on the river, or taking impromptu road trips and just stopping anywhere along the way to snap a photograph, it seems like a lifetime ago. When I went to college, my days were spent hiking trails to find the perfect lighting, hours upon hours in dark rooms or the studio, and waiting to see what I captured on film. My, how times and technology have changed.