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A pictorial tale of my visit with ‘Goddess’ Athena.

A pictorial tale of my visit with ‘Goddess’ Athena.

Because Erin’s been working about 1/2 hour drive away and it means being away from ‘Goddess’ Athena for much longer on those days, she brings Athena over to our house for me to ‘babysit’. ____________________ As adorable and lovable as ‘Goddess’ Athena is, there is definitely a territorial issue going on between her and our two, […]

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Top outdoor adventures for modern kids.

Top outdoor adventures for modern kids.

Research by the National Trust indicates that more than four in five adults believe their children spend less time playing outside than they did at their age. The new age of computer games as well as over-cautious parents and new health and safety rulings has been blamed for the decline in children’s appetite for the […]

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Re-using barn doors in your decor.

Re-using barn doors in your decor.

Re-using barn doors, a beautiful and practical decor option as they are one of the top trends in DIY right now. Depending on the finish, any barn door can be made to fit the style of any home, whether you live in a country cottage or a contemporary loft. Put your barn door on a […]

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Is sending a greeting card still worthwhile? The reasons it matters.

Is sending a greeting card still worthwhile? The reasons it matters.

Is the act of sending a greeting card a dying form of communication? With all of the social media and technology available today, many people are skipping the traditional greeting card, instead opting for short messages through social sharing sites or texting. Are these such messages as caring and thoughtful as sending a greeting card? […]

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Mark, salmon roe, and his cats.

Mark, salmon roe, and his cats.

Mark, salmon roe, and his cats. When Mark refers to the dogs, they’re always “my dogs”. I know they seem attached and like to lounge all over me, come to me for their protection, and run to me for my protection when they feel I’m being threatened, but they are just as much his. Just […]

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Anne of Green Gables? or Erin Blythe?

Anne of Green Gables? or Erin Blythe?

Is this Anne of Green Gables? …or Erin Blythe? When our daughter Erin was three and my son Stuart was eighteen months, we left Cold Lake, Alberta because my husband was transferred by the Canadian Armed Forces to 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario. We decided to make a vacation trip out of it and on our […]

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Questions to ask yourself before buying a wood stove.

Questions to ask yourself before buying a wood stove.

You may be considering buying a wood stove as they are very popular nowadays because of their efficiency and economy. They allow an escape from the modern setting of the city every time you cook your own food. Moreover, a wood stove can serve as a focal point in a home for a classic setting. […]

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Closed-cell foam pads: A helpful, versatile material to have on hand.

Closed-cell foam pads: A helpful, versatile material to have on hand.

I started this post with just the plain closed-cell foam slabs in mind, but quickly found much more to talk about. Plain foam slabs have always been used by us, simply because they are versatile and easily stored away when not in use. Mark and I have been camping a few times with our kids […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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