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Sap

You know it’s spring when the sap starts to run in the Maple trees.
Growing up my family always gathered sap, boiled it down outside and bottled our own maple syrup.
Now my parents are making it again after a long hiatus and my sister and her family are carrying on the tradition.
No maple syrup compares to the kind that is boiled down over an open fire outside…. with a beautiful family member tending to it, sometimes until it’s late in the night.
It’s smokey tasting and each bottle is a little bit different from the last…perfect!

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-Ceilidh

Mail

I used to write and send a lot of mail… actually, that is how Dan and I ended up together but that is a story for another day!
For some reason I had gotten out of the habit of making mail so I am now giving myself a goal to send something in the mail each week.
I always hope to get something in the mail for myself so I figure sending mail is the best way to make sure this happens, since people will often write back.
I also think that subscribing to magazines is special and it obviously guarantees you will get something in the mail!

It’s  starting to feel like spring in these parts and it is a beautiful sunny day so I took the opportunity and took some photos with the help of the sun light!
mailday1. A card for some great friends 2. Tea to enjoy while writing 3. All the mail- three pieces this week! 4. Kinfolk came in the mail! 

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-Ceilidh

RHC

I often have a hard time deciding on what things to bring into our home… think art, lamps, bedding… it’s actually kind of annoying and sometimes I wish I could say the same about my other shopping habits (…clothing!) but I can not! I do think it pays off being picky because when the right thing does come along, I know!
I recently bought  this Zodiac Moon Calendar made by Rachel Hawkes Cameron. She is absolutely great and her art work is just what I want to see everyday!
You can visit her website here.

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I think there may still be some of these available at Second Storey in Halifax!

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-Ceilidh

Merry Everything

It seems that I have been busy lately… but since yesterday at 11 am I have been on vacation (for a week!) so I finally took some photos to share.
Christmas is coming and we have been busy making and wrapping gifts, listening to and making Christmas music (Elvis’s Blue Christmas, anyone?!) and eating and drinking a lot!
On Christmas eve we will go to visit my family in Tatamagouche…. I am pretty excited as there are extra good Christmas Surprises this year( I can’t say anything else or I will ruin the surprise)!
We will cook a duck and make donuts and eat chocolate and drink cocktails (it’s really hard for me not to only talk about food/drink!!).
The Cocoa & Honey chocolates (in the last photo) are for sale at the Brewery Market here in Halifax, they are SO good.

MerryEveryThing

1. Clementines with leaves 2.Wrapping time 3. Gifts that are mostly for Nieces and Nephews! 4. Elvis is good 5. Festive table 6. Chocolates 

Ps. the font above is available at one of my favourite blogs Emmadime (specifically here).

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-Ceilidh

Little house

This weekend Dan and I went to Tatamagouche, NS to visit some family.
My sister, Meghan, and her Husband, Tony, recently built themselves a really amazing little house. I took a bunch of photos & I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them! Meghan and Tony are two of the most talented people you could hope to meet.
Most of the things you see in the photos are  things they made with their own two hands!  From pottery, to the shelves that the pottery sits on, the walls of the house and the art!
Being with them in their tiny house in the woods definitely reminded us of where we would eventually like to be some day…littlehouse

1. Kitchen supplies 2. Lush plants 3. Art! 4. Leaf imprints on the floor 5. Bathroom goods 6. More art! 7. Tub texture 8. Hand dyed curtains 9. Hand made Guitar stand
10. A little view 11.Sliding door

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-Ceilidh