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Why I Make My Own Soap

I have always had sensitive skin. For most of my life, I have only used one type of soap. The biggest reason for the lack of variety is because I was a child and the soap I used was the soap we had. It was always the same soap. Occasionally there would be a new […]

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How to Avoid a Chicken Popsicle

Happy New Year!!   We rung in 2018 with freezing cold temperatures. Most of our local and provincial New Year celebrations were cancelled due to the frigid weather. When that happens in Canada. You know it’s cold! Now while I’m not one to be up nights worried about New Year celebrations. Usually because I can […]

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Today We Planted Garlic

Well, we did it! My Not So Pioneer Life has planted garlic!! I have always struggled with what I should plant in my garden beds. I do have a limited amount of space and dedicating an entire bed to garlic has not been an option in the last two years. This year I got serious. […]

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Potato Harvest

  Over the last week or two I have been sneaking into the garden bed to collect a handful of potatoes here and there. My love for everything potato does not come with patience. There was no way that I could walk past my garden bed and see a potato peeking up from the dirt […]

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Sarah’s Natural Beauty Products

A lot of folks dabble in DIY. I am happy that I learned to be a regular maker of home and body care products. It’s crafty, fun, and I can pronounce all the ingredients – time well spent. It also makes me feel in touch with the Pioneers who didn’t have the option of just […]

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Why I Planted a Heritage Garden

  History means a lot to me, so much so, that I’ve traced my family tree back to the 1700s… No princesses yet, I’m afraid. I love learning classic skills that still have modern applications, like making my own soap, or knitting a cozy afghan. So when my husband Anthony pointed out that we should […]

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