Life, Love, & Laundry

You Look Beautiful Today

Posted by Lisa Stevens on

You Look Beautiful Today

I am my own worse critic. I look at myself in the mirror and see all my flaws. I look in my head and see all the things that are wrong with me, from the way I think to the things I think about.  It is a hard place to be in....not liking yourself. I always wondered how I can love others....if I have a hard time loving myself. There are tons of sayings around that talk about not caring what others think of you, and those are great, but when others think you are great, but you think you suck...

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The Cursed Blessing of Parenting

Posted by Ben Stevens on

The Cursed Blessing of Parenting

The one thing I can say for certain is I have experience when it comes to parenting,  since I have five children.  Now I have to say that even though I have five kids, I have never been a fan of babies, which I know is not popular to say.  The most common response when I share is "But babies are so cute, how could you not like babies".  Interestingly enough, I never get that response from people who currently have a baby in their home, more often the response then is "I get it, babies are hard".  That truth...

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Let There Be Words

Posted by Lisa Stevens on

Let There Be Words

I do not feel I am overly artistic. I never excelled at art class in school, I don't draw or paint or play any instruments (I used to play the flute....way back in Junior High School....but I picked flute because it would fit in my backpack and no one even knew I played....oh silly teenager...lol). I enjoy doing crafts but don't find any of them are overly "artistic" in nature. I love to dance, but not in a graceful dancer kind of way...more like a "I like to move it, move it" kinda way...just for fun hahaha. But the one...

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The Steven's Favourite Summertime Snacks

Posted by Ben Stevens on

The Steven's Favourite Summertime Snacks

Today as I write this our part of the country is under a heat warning as the temps soar to around 40C or 105F for our American friends.  That is drastic difference from the 12C or 53F we had on Monday.  So, with summer here it means lots of outdoor fun and for our family it means lots of treats we typically tend to have this time of year.  Today I want to share with you a few delicious treats our family gobbles up quicker than a cheetah on Redbull.   Marshmallow Cheese Crackers -  This is a childhood treat I've...

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We All Need A Vacation

Posted by Ben Stevens on

We All Need A Vacation

Everybody needs a vacation and that's exactly where we are this week.  We do most our vacation time in the winter months, when retail tends to slow down after Christmas but we do take a little in the summer, since it is such a short season here in eastern Canada.  Everyone seems to have their own unique pattern to vacation and what they enjoy.  I want to share with you how we spend our vacation and ask that you share how you spend yours with us.   We have a variety of ways we spend our vacation in the summer....

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