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Summer Essentials | Kelsey's Favourites

It may be August, but summer isn't over yet! In the Fraser Valley, we are having some incredibly hot weather with some beautiful sunshine that makes it seem like summer is here to stay. (I hope so!) These days, it seems like I rotate through my treasured items and would rather have less, and truly love the items I do have. I constantly find myself grabbing my go-to items and have become a creature...
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Lake House Sneak Peek | Outdoor Living

If you've been following along with our Lake House build, you know it's been quite the adventure so far! If you're new here, to get you caught up... we are currently building our dream home on waterfront acreage in the Fraser Valley, BC. This is something that we've dreamed of doing together since Terry and I first met. We bought our property last June and are now framing the main floor. Wahoo!  My husband Terry...
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Best Hikes In The Fraser Valley

With spring arriving and the sunshine returning, it’s time to get outside! You would not believe how many emails I get asking for some of my favourite local gems. Whether you've lived in the Fraser Valley your whole life or you've just moved here, hopefully, this list will give you a few places to check out this season. Here’s a quick round-up of some of my go-to spots that often show up on my Instagram...
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Frequently Asked Questions | 2018 Edition

Hi friends! Last week on Instagram I asked you to DM any questions you wanted to be answered on the blog and here's a roundup of the most asked questions. If I missed yours, or there's anything else you're curious about, let me know in the comments. Thanks to all those who sent in questions! Where is the Lake House located? Our home build is on a private lake in the Fraser Valley in...
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Winter Home Build Update

Hey friends! We've had a lot of messages and questions about where things are at with our home build. There's been many highs and lows as we plugged along these past 6 months. We're really excited to share what's been happening! For those that are new here and want to catch up, feel free to read this post to find out about how we sold our house out of the blue, and this post about how...
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JOURNAL | My Highlights of 2017

Happy 2018 friends! I CANNOT believe how quickly time is moving by. As I was going through my photos to put together a recap of this year, it really hit me how many challenges this year held. I know social media tends to give the impression that everyone's living a better life than you (or they actually are,) but in reality, everyone has stuff they are dealing with and moving through. That's living, right?...
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JOURNAL | Chapter Two

Remember this post back in May when we suddenly sold our house with zero idea where life would take us next? It’s now August and it's been one crazy ride.  Since then, we’ve been renting and doing some soul searching to find out what is next. Surprisingly that's a harder question than we imagined. When we bought our last house, we had a very clear idea of who we were, where we imagined life would...
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Canada Day | Enchanted Woods

Happy Canada Day! We’re currently celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday from Pender Island. The sun is shinning, and I’m watching hummingbirds in the garden as I type this. We've never been here before and we're taking full advantage of the long summer days as we explore the island.  I can’t tell you how nice it is to slow down for a moment and catch our breath. These past few months have been so crazy with...
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JOURNAL | Big News!

First of all, Happy belated Mother's Day! I wanted to give a little life update with some big news and a little clue why I've been MIA on social media lately!  Recently, while Terry was on night shift, I noticed the red light on our home answering machine blinking. Often we forget to listen to these messages as it’s usually spam calls and anyone who knows us personally, calls our cell phones. For whatever...
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TRAVEL | Unexpected Anaheim

We just got back from a 4 day whirlwind adventure in Anaheim. Like many in BC, prior to our trip, all I really knew about Anaheim was Disneyland (sorry Anaheim locals!) I've since learned there IS SO MUCH MORE!!! I've never really spent much time in Anaheim itself. In the past we've been there for a day or two to see Disney and I've never had the chance to explore much else.  Those of...
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