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Cut a Christmas tree and take a photo

Well, it's that time of year. When my first son was little I did bring him in to a studio to get some pictures taken, but once we got a decent camera I decided that I'd take all of their pictures, and we do it outside, of course.My in-laws have a cranberry bog right behind their house which is also a Christmas tree farm (we got our Christmas tree there last year!)  So it's basically one stop shopping for outdoor holiday photography.

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Reflector hunt in the dark

reflectorhuntOne of the things that it seems to be a consensus on is that it can be hard to get outside this time of year. Not just because of the weather but also the dark days of winter. Wearing reflectors this time of year can prevent accidents for adults and kids. But, did you know reflectors could be fun too?

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Make a Hot Chocolate Kit

Who doesn’t love hot chocolate? Whenever my family is out enjoying winter activities we makes sure to have a full thermos with us. This year I am giving my hot chocolate recipe, in kit form, for gifts this year to friends, teachers and outdoor lovers.

It takes an extra step, but I prefer to make hot chocolate from melted semi sweet chocolate chips rather than coco powder. I think it just tastes better than powder.

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Pinecones

We have had great fun in our outdoor playgroup lately. Five years after my first outdoor playgroup with my first-born daughter, I’m starting a new group in a new neighborhood with my second daughter. Last Monday we had fun collecting pinecones on our hike and decorating them.

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Do the smart thing wear safety reflectors

“In 2010, the most recent Ontario data available [Ontario Road Safety Annual Report], the peak times for serious injuries and fatalities to pedestrians involved in motor vehicle collisions was between 4pm and 9pm”, said Woozageer.
He also points out that, as the days get shorter in the winter months, motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians
increase. “The most dangerous times for pedestrians is during the autumn and winter months”, said Woozageer. “From 2006 to 2010, 40% of serious injuries and 42% of fatalities to pedestrians occurred between October and January.
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Hot chocolate season

I do not know about you, but here in Canada it is definitely started to be hot chocolate season. I’m glad I have put in the bulbs and raked leaves over my flower beds, because Mister Frost has been visited us in the nights this last week.

 

 

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