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Must-Have Travel Apps for iPhone

10 Must-Have Travel Apps For iPhone

I like to be organized when I travel to ensure I have a stress-free experience. Thankfully, there are some great travel apps for iPhone to help with this from planning a trip, to being on the ground at the destination, to connectivity with friends and family back home. So without further ado, here are my ...

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Camera Settings - Nikon D7000

Photography: 10 Exposure and Camera Setting Tips

Last week’s I shared some tips about camera setup and shoot planning, this week I’ll be sharing tips about exposure and camera settings. There are some basic tips here as well as a few for more advanced photographers. I hope there’s something here you are able to learn from, and I’d love to ...

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Vancouver Island Garter Snake

Wildlife: Vancouver Island Garter Snake

I ran into this Vancouver Island garter snake yesterday while watering the garden and managed to get quite close to take this video. He was actually quite curious and came to check out my iPhone while I took the video before slithering away. About Garter Snakes Most garter snakes have ...

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Olympic Spirit Project Postcard Pack

Olympic Spirit Project Postcards Are Here!

I’m so excited to announce that the Olympic Spirit Project postcards are now available in the online store! YAY!!!  Why Are Olympic Spirit Project Postcards Awesome? Cards Included in the Olympic Spirit Project Postcard Pack: The 5-pack of postcards is available for only $17.95 while they last. If you’re interested in purchasing individual ...

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Photographer's Ephemeris

Photography: 10 Camera Set-Up and Planning Tips

Summer presents us with some great photography opportunities with more light, longer days and clear summer skies. So with that in mind, I’m sharing some camera set-up and planning tips to help improve your photography skills not only for summer, but year round. What are some of the things you ...

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How to make a Snake Bite

Cocktail: How to Make a Snake Bite

It’s full on summer here in the Cowichan Valley, and that means that it’s time to pour some refreshing summertime cocktails! So today I’ll be sharing with you how to make a Snake Bite. Snake Bite Ingredients: (makes 2 drinks) A Snake Bite is ridiculously easy to make: Half beer, half ...

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The Forest of Cumberland

Community: Cumberland Community Forest Society

Last week I drove up to Cumberland, BC for the first time and I heard about the remarkable initiative of the Cumberland Community Forest Society. The Cumberland Community Forest Society is a group of residents from the Cumberland community dedicated to preserving the forest around Cumberland from Comox Lake to Trent River. The forest ...

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Botanical Beach on Vancouver Island

Day Trip: Botanical Beach on Vancouver Island

One of Vancouver Island’s truly unique beach experiences is Botanical Beach, near Port Renfrew in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park. Botanical Beach is about a three-hour drive from either Victoria (via Sooke) or Nanaimo (via Lake Cowichan), so make sure you head out early to give yourself plenty of time to ...

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Pitcher of White Sangria

Cocktail: Tropical White Sangria

With summer around the corner I’m finding any excuse to hit the sun deck to soak up some vitamin D. So earlier this week I invited my girls to come over for a BBQ to test out a new tropical white sangria recipe. It turned out so delicious, that I wanted to share. So without further ado… ...

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Maya Angelou - Dreams Quote

Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014)

There are countless inspiring Maya Angelou quotes. This one spoke to me this morning when I heard of her passing. Rest in peace, Dr. Maya Angelou. Your life and words will continue to inspire far beyond your mortal days. “A person is the product of their dreams. So make sure to ...

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