Unique sightings during a moody winter trail bike ride

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Winter Vedder River Rotary Trail bike ride

Unique sightings during a moody winter trail bike ride It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a trail ride with you! I just peeked… the last ride shared was THIS beautiful new trail find in September at Cheam Creek Wetlands. Stunning place I’d like to visit again! But when you have these kinds of trails 5 […]

Best upcycled projects of 2020 by Funky Junk!

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rustic fall shed with crate windowbox and directional signs

  Best upcycled projects of 2020 by Funky Junk! Happy New Year everyone! I’m finally back after a week of downtime between Christmas and New Year’s which was so greatly needed. And what a YEAR it’s been. It’s been a VERY long time since I’ve stayed home all summer, never mind a full year! Did […]

Buffalo Checked DIY Hummingbird feeder heater crate

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Buffalo Checked humming bird feeder heater crate

Buffalo Checked DIY Hummingbird feeder heater crate You might call me a hummingbird fan… After viewing how successful my neighbour next door has been with her hummingbird feeders all summer long, I wanted in! I actually had glass hummingbird feeder, but the red stuff covering the glass part was flaking off. So I decided to […]

Ski-themed winter decorating tour

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Ski-themed winter decorating tour A month ago, I decorated for winter.  A MONTH! In other words, I didn’t take pictures. I guess I told myself the winter decorating I put up was too simple to share…  then before I added more, the house got dirty again and the month swept by. Since the sun was […]

Goodbye winter and hello spring in one trail riding day

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The weather on the west coast lately has really surprised us. It went basically from winter to early summer in one day. It’s been AMAZING. Absolutely no complaints at all. It’s just so weird to be wearing shorts with nothing growing yet. I attempted several times to ride the trails while the snow was still […]

Snow memories while meandering the snowy bike trails by foot

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Our west coast weather of late has taken quite a turn! We’ve had bitter cold winds and the past two days a good dump of snow. Normally known as the Bahamas of Canada, BC had been hit by a little of that polar vortex effect that’s been back east. Our conditions didn’t come close to […]

A new winter white Ektorp 3.5 sofa living room

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white ektorp Ikea sofas in a winter living room with wood oar wall decor-001

A new winter white Ektorp 3.5 sofa living room Note: since this post (Jan 2019), Ikea has now discontinued the Ektorp 3.5. I am currently trying to find out if the new Uppland sofa slipcovers will fit this sofa model. I will update once I know for certain. – – – While many of us […]

String wrapped wood Christmas trees with junk stands and sign

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String wrapped Christmas Trees with stencils

String wrapped wood Christmas trees with junk stands and sign Christmas trees are kinda near and dear to my heart. As a kid, our tree was always real, heavy with tinsel and tin light protectors on big, colourful glass bulbs. We were allowed (I think?) to sneak downstairs and bring one gift back upstairs to […]

Rusty junk wooden snowmen with rotating scarves

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Someone asked me in comments if I could make some reclaimed wood snowmen. YES! Yes, I’ve been meaning to do this forever! Give me a challenge with reclaimed wood and I am SO in. So I quickly jotted it down in my make-this list yesterday, fully planning on doing this today. As you can already […]

A bike ride in the snow… and 4 brave things.

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Yesterday was NEARLY thee day… but not quite. I had been patiently waiting for the remaining ice on the road to leave the premises so I could finally hop on my bike and hit the trails. However road shoulders were still inhabited by those annoying little ice glaciers. So I set off on foot instead, […]