I had one mission on my first ever trip to Mall of America in Minneapolis…to find and try on a pair of NYDJ jeans I’ve heard so much about lately. There is a huge buzz around the fit of the cleverly named slimming jeans (Not Your Daughters Jeans) and I wanted to check them out […]

Annual Children’s Art Show with instructor Judy Swallow Judy Swallow has a very special place in my heart, she was my childhood art teacher for many years while I was growing up.  My artistic journey has come full circle with a creative career in photography, and it all began at Swallow’s Art Nest.  It is […]

 After countless tries at making my own iced coffee at home, I finally have a recipe that I LOVE! Living in rural Saskatchewan, we stock up on beans at Starbucks whenever we are in the city.  We grind our beans fresh every morning and make a strong pot of coffee to start the day.  During […]

I’m not going to lie, I’ll miss our old small town grocery store!  Today was the last day it was open and in a few days everything will be moved over to the brand new grocery store location in Oxbow built by Southern Plains Co-op!  It’s very exciting for our small town of approx 1200 […]

Meal Planning PDF for the Busy Family or Mom I have been an avid meal planner for years, so many years that I’ve tweaked this sheet time after time to get it to work with our families meal schedule.  It has saved us so much money in spoiled food, shaved time off of guessing ‘what’s […]

Asian Themed Girls Birthday Party with Candy Sushi Rolls and Panda Cupcakes I know every Mom says it, but it’s hard to believe Scarlett has turned TEN years old!!!  In our house there’s an a rule that each child gets 10 birthday parties, so with this being Scarlett’s last big party with friends, we decided to […]

I am a dreamer!  Probably one of the BIGGEST dreamers you’ll ever know.  I believe in dreaming big and doing what it takes to make it happen. I was pondering the other day…what do I really want my days to look like, which brought me to writing about my idea of a perfect day. A perfect […]

It’s been almost a month since Dad passed away.  My family and I have been visited by so many emotions during our grieving process.  A few weeks after he left us, I was having trouble focusing on work and the to-do lists of life, so I called my therapist (of almost two years) for a […]

Time doesn’t heal….It just teaches us how to live with the pain….. Honouring a life with a good word is a very difficult task as we learned preparing this summation of Dad’s life. I wanted to share his eulogy as an expression of my grief and a celebration of his life. I have to commend my sister Christa […]

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, LOVE leaves a memory no one can steal. As you may have heard, Dad (Bill Snider) passed away peacefully early this morning. We will share ‘Celebration of Life’ details as soon as arrangements are made. Thank you everyone for your love and support.

Ten years ago we became parents of this red-headed terrific boy. Ace William is one of my most favourite people on earth, not only because he made me a Mom, but because he is so unique!  This creative, crazy, playful, energetic, curious, caring boy has been such a joy to raise.  I often call him my […]

One thing I love about living in our small town of Oxbow, Saskatchewan is that we’re a block from the outdoor swimming pool.  This is where the kids take two weeks of swimming lessons each year, just as I did when I was a kid.  We had great weather for the set, with just a […]








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