Newfoundland Canada

Newfoundland is one of the most magical places on earth. It’s rich in history, full of natural wonders, and has unbelievable coastlines. Where else can you see whales in the wild, icebergs, and puffins all in one day. Colorful communities, quaint ports, and a unique landscape await.

A couple of weeks ago Mr. SH and I took another trip to Newfoundland Canada. If you’re new to this blog you may not know that my daughter B and her family currently live there near the Bonavista Peninsula close to the Bonavista Discovery Trail which is rich in history and natural beauty. This year our focus…

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Very Easy Crock Pot Roast. This recipe is so easy to make. The secret is the spice blend you add. Just put the roast in the crock pot, add the spices, and cook until done. It even makes its own gravy.

Crock Pot Roast Beef

Friends, I am about to change your life, Oh, yes I am! While visiting B in Newfoundland, she served up the most delicious Crock Pot Roast Beef I've ever eaten. And, I have her permission to share it with you. First, I want to let you know that B has a very nice food blog where you can find more on this recipe. The Secret is the Spice Blend The secret to this recipe is the spice blend. ...

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Vintage Camper Trailers are all the rage. I’ve rounded up a small collection of beautiful campers plus a few restoration ideas. Time to hit the open road in your own restored vintage camper trailer.

Vintage Camper Trailers

Traveling the open road has been on my mind lately. Bestie is traveling around in her RV and my daughter Kitty has been chatting about one day buying a pop up camper. I've even tossed around the idea of restoring a camper trailer and turning it into mobile sewing classes. {I have since recouped my better senses and tossed that idea out the window.} We just returned from another week in ...

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Learn how to create beautiful hand sewing pictures on fabric. Look for inspiration all around you and turn your creativity into a textile project that shares your particular voice. This is more than quilting - it’s creating art with fabric.

Slow Sewing Fabric Pictures

Recently, I have had in my hands a book that epitomizes the life-giving magic of slow sewing. The book is called Fabric Pictures and it is about slow sewing fabric pictures. (affiliate) As I have been pondering the whole topic of slow sewing, it has taken on many different meanings. Last week I talked about hand embroidery and now I'm creating fabric pictures. Find Your Voice The book begins ...

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Gluten-Free Okra Fritters. So unbelievably good! Kids love these - what a great way to eat your veggies! Serve with a Greek yogurt or Tziki sauce. Watch them disappear.

Gluten-Free Okra Fritters

Most people refuse to eat okra. They complain because it's too slimy. I get it. I don't like sautéed okra. However, when properly prepared okra can be delicious. Below I'm going to share with you Gluten-Free Okra Fritters that everyone will love. True story: I once brought them to a church gathering and they were gobbled up like candy. It wasn't until the platter was empty that I 'fessed up and ...

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Slow Sewing is all about taking the time to hand sew projects. Whether it’s hand embroidery, appliqué, or hand quilting, Slow Sewing is a way to take a break and relax with a needle and thread.

Learning About Hand Embroidery

I recently introduced you to the idea of Slow Sewing. Well, nothing defines slow sewing better than hand embroidery. Unfortunately, I never learned hand embroidery, so I decided that this summer would be a good time to take on this task. My friend Kitty at Night Quilter was the one who inspired me to take on this project. She had been working on a color wheel sampler and I was intrigued. I ...

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My ridiculously easy Southwestern Coleslaw is both sweet and tangy. I use an oil and vinegar dressing with lime juice and coconut sugar. This gives it a summer-perfect light flavor. cole slaw | recipes

Southwestern Cole Slaw

When Summer arrives in Texas it is time to cool down and serve up cole slaw.  More particularly, Southwestern Cole Slaw. While I like cole slaw that has a mayonnaise dressing, I prefer mine to have an oil and vinegar dressing.  And, I especially like it to have just little kick.   Today, I am sharing my favorite cole slaw recipe, Southwestern Cole Slaw. Southwestern Cole Slaw   ...

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Follow this simple formula for a quick and easy gluten-free lunch. Whether for yourself or your kids heading back to school, these lunchbox ideas will prepare you for healthy lunches all year long. Grab a bento box and pack up these five components for a nourishing on-the-go meal or even an outdoor picnic. Ideas and recipes including gluten-free, paleo, and dairy-free options.

Quick + Easy Gluten-Free Lunch Ideas

Occasionally, I will attend a function that requires I bring my own lunch. For most folks this means slapping some meat and cheese between two slices of bread. Being gluten-free makes this more of a challenge. That's why I've put together a method for Quick + Easy Gluten Free Lunch Ideas. Follow this simple formula, whether for yourself or kids heading back to school. These lunchbox ideas will ...

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Shopping at Ikea can be difficult unless you have a plan. I spent months planning and shopping at Ikea for my new home. I made great decisions and had very few returns. The key to a good Ikea shopping experience is having a plan.

Tips for Shopping at Ikea

A few months ago a friend asked me for some advice about shopping at Ikea. Since I have practically furnished my entire house with Ikea purchases I felt like I had some good advice to share. Later I saw a Facebook post about her Ikea experience. I'm not sure I had prepared her well enough. In order for this to never happen again, I've prepared Tips for Shopping at Ikea. This list will help you ...

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Have you heard about Slow Sewing? Taking the time to sew a little something by hand. It’s about pausing with a needle and thread and taking and reflecting on your project. Slow Sewing is about creating with your hands.

The Life-Changing Magic of Slow Sewing

What is the Life-Changing Magic of Slow Sewing? Recently, I read this book called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. It's a best seller and lots of folks are getting into the KonMari Method of decluttering. Just search "konmari" on Pinterest and you'll understand. For me, I'm not really changed by the book. I keep a fairly tidy home and have brutally decluttered with our ...

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Want an easy DIY Sewing Project made from fat quarters. All you need are a few fat quarters and the ability to sew a straight stitch. sewing | DIY

Things to Make with Fat Quarters + A Giveaway

Fat quarters have to be the most versatile fabrics around. You don't need to be an expert quilter to have fun with fat quarters either. Purses, scarves, plushies, you name it ~ fat quarters are perfect for all sorts of sewing. Below I'm sharing some of my favorite fat quarter projects, plus a few that I've found around the web. And, Fat Quarter Shop is giving away one Fun Happy Home Fat ...

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