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Make a birdhouse

There is definitely spring in the air in Toronto.Our new pets this winter has given us a lot of joy: cardinals, woodpeckers, blue jays, chickadees, morning doves and even a hawk has visited our small urban backyard. It is hard to believe that we live in the fifth largest city in North America when you look out our backyard windows. I’m so happy we finally found a birdfeeder that was squirrel proof and attracted so many different birds.

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Skating,Snowmen an Gold Medals

hockeyreflectorLast Sunday I promised my daughter we'd go skating.  There was laundry to do, bathrooms and a kitchen clean and vacuuming to be done.  I was exhausted after doing everything that needed to be done and I asked her if we could maybe go another day.  Her answer was "you promised".  Fair enough. So we got ourselves ready to go just as the big hockey game was starting.

My husband is the big hockey fan in the family.  I'd watched quite a bit of the Olympics and well, I wasn't broken up about missing the game.  Off we went to the rink.

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Plant seeds indoors

seeds3Are you a kitchen gardener, victory gardener, or maybe just like me, want to grow your own food, and gets excited
when you’re daughter at four says; “look it is coming spuds up, when is it time to pick them? “

New York, London, or out in the country, We all can grow something, and connect with the natural world. If you are an apartment dweller simply use containers to grow your vegetables Add a comment

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Semlor and Fastelavns boller and Mardi Gras

Different foods are served all over the world, but this pre-lent treat have something in common as they are both very rich with cream and sweet buns like king cake in New Orleans with icing and different colors. Funny enough my husband is going to New Orleans and I’m going to ask him to bring some King cake home so I can taste how it taste compares to semlor and fastelavnbun.

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6 Savvy Spring Break Suggestions: Outdoor Adventures for the Whole Family

By Heidi Drake,Playoutdoors

familyhikingfrontSpring hasn't quite sprung yet in many areas of the globe, but the annual phenomenon known as Spring Break is soon here! If you haven't made reservations yet but know you want to grab the kids and get outside, take heed of the following six places to go and adventuresome things to do with the entire family:

Camp in Arizona. Budget is a big concern for many these days, so if hotels and airfare aren't practical this year, pack up the family, the tent, camping gear and hit the road. The warm, sunny state of Arizona is not only packed with tons of hiking and exploring opportunities, there's a camp site to fit every style and budget, from full-hookup RV sites to family tent camping areas. If beautiful lakes and southwestern adventure appeal to you, take your family and check out the Grand Canyon State.


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Caught in the rain

Have you ever been caught in the rain? I don't mean a light sprinkle of rain...a sunshower. I mean a downpour - cats and dogs type storm. My daughters and I were caught in a storm last spring...and it was marvelous.

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