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Road Trip to Salem, Oregon For The Total Solar Eclipse 2017

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Tweet If you’re interested in all things celestial or you’re just heading down the I5 for a road trip to California in August, you may want to spend a day in Salem, Oregon. That’s where, on August 21st, you’ll be able to witness the total solar eclipse. This is the first time in 99 years the USA will be treated …

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Arlo Pro Review for Best Buy Plug In

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Tweet Have you seen my Arlo Pro review? It’s so crazy to watch this video when we’re in the middle of summer, but if you’re in the market for an Arlo camera take a look. My favourite part is when I caught the coyote roaming my yard.  

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California road trip from Vancouver: 2017

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Tweet I’m not sure if anyone noticed, but I had taken a leave of absence from the blog for awhile. We had just moved to the farm, were knee deep in renovations, and something had to give before I cracked up. Now that my reno is almost done, I’ve got a farm yard full of animals, and I’m pretty happy …

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DIY Coffee Bar In A Farmhouse Kitchen

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Tweet Having a coffee bar is a big deal these days. I’m a dedicated coffee fan so I knew when I was building my kitchen (thank you Ikea) I would be adding a DIY coffee bar to one wall. Given that it’s one of the smallest kitchens you’ve ever seen, I knew adding that spot just for coffee was going …

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Farm Life: New Youtube Video

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Travel Virtually With The Laguna Beach Web Cam

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Tweet I’m back after a long hiatus of renovations, remodels, and adjusting to a farmhouse lifestyle. From getting used to pine instead of drywall to an invasion of mice that my lazy cats won’t seem to take care of, it’s been an adventure. But summer is looming, and with that summer vacation. We took a vacation from our regular California …

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Creating Farmhouse Style In The Kitchen

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Tweet Since Christmas I’ve been busy creating a farmhouse kitchen that would suit this little old farmhouse I live in. It’s been challenging, because the kitchen is actually really narrow. Although I gave away pretty much half of what I own to move here, I still had boxes and boxes of my favorite small appliances and kitchen gadgets to find …

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Hello from the other side: our farmhouse renovation

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Tweet For the past few months I’ve been AWOL from my blog, and although I’ve posted a few times and alluded to how things were going after we moved from our 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom house into a tiny 900 square foot farmhouse, I’ve never gone into detail about what we had to do to get to where we are …

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The real deal about a farmhouse reno

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Tweet The term farmhouse means different things in different situations. Where I grew up in central Canada, a farmhouse was something you built on your 4 quarters of land, and although it might of been old when you bought it, the harsh winters meant you better keep up with the foundation, the roof, and everything else if you didn’t want …

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Dead things under my farmhouse

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Tweet That’s a catchy title, isn’t it? Unfortunately for us, it’s also true. I’ve been writing about restoring the 1920’s farmhouse we bought a month ago, and after a lot of demo, we finally got to the part where we’ve hired someone to come in and level our floor. The house was actually sinking 3 inches in the front and …

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