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It's time to dig into 2024

January 08, 2024 - I'm back from an extended holiday and although it was mostly time at home, I'm feeling refreshed and ready to start 2024...
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Merry Christmas 2023

December 19, 2023 - We waited for snow but it did not come so here we are sitting on the grass in December. Wishing you and yours a wonderf...
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Morning walks at Elbow Tree Cottage

September 27, 2023 - I remind myself to breathe deep on my morning walks. When the winter arrives I will miss the smell of the earth and tree...
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Northern Diversity: Beauty and Wellness

June 28, 2023 - I was preparing a cup of tea this morning and decided to a little impromptu photo shoot for my friends over at Northern...
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Softball photo night for Westlock Minor Ball

April 20, 2023 - “There are only two seasons – Winter and Baseball.” – Bill Veeck Westlock Minor Ball's Softball teams have photo night...
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Back in the studio after an extended break

January 11, 2023 - Happy New Year! After being away for a few weeks celebrating the holiday with family and friends visiting from far, far...
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Dairy Free Pumpkin Coffee Creamer

November 02, 2021 - All of the pumpkin and none of the additives. If you try to avoid additives like colours and flavours you'll love this h...
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A quick staycation

July 27, 2021 - I'm on vacation - just a short three-day break from the studio to welcome company. Visitors is a wonderful reason to tak...
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It's time to celebrate cousins!

July 24, 2021 - I have a memory that feels like a hug every time I recall it. The house is full of people, two large pots of tomato sauc...
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I hope you're feeling tropical - it's National Pina Colada Day

July 09, 2021 - It's #nationalpinacoladaday so if you're feeling tropical have a drink with me. ⁠⁠ INGREDIENTS⁠⁠ 1 1/2 cups of ice 1...
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Summer is early!

June 06, 2021 - Summer technically starts on Sunday, 20 June but as far as I'm concerned we've been getting summer for weeks now and I'm...
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Spring & Summer Magazine 2021

April 30, 2021 - It's Spring! Here at the cottage I've been spending a lot of time with dirt; digging it, sorting it, planting seeds with...
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Coffee & Bourbon

April 19, 2021 - It's happy hour at the cottage. Leftover coffee doesn't usually exist at the cottage but it's Spring which meant my day...
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Spring in Alberta

April 12, 2021 - Spring is here.... Alberta's version of Spring is here. Beautiful tone on tone shades of brown and tan broken up by gorg...
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So grateful that my doors are open

March 30, 2021 - I'm grateful to have the opportunity to continue offering my services during this time. I recently welcomed young athle...
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Valentine's Day Printable Activity

February 14, 2021 - It's basically my job to reminisce. I think it's important to take joy in moments past and memories that put a smile on...
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Cold weather chores

February 02, 2021 - Cold weather is in the forecast so around here that means making sure the wood pile by the house is sufficiently stocked...
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My wish for your new year

January 13, 2021 - I wish that your year is full of winter activities, fun at the lake, family get togethers around the table, camping in t...
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Farewell 2020

January 01, 2021 - What were the highlights of your 2020 ❓ Did you find value in social distancing? Did you gain a new perspective? Are you...
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Holiday Hours

December 24, 2020 - I'll be taking some time away from the studio for a Christmas break but the store will still be open for those of you wh...
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Happy holidays from my family to yours

December 18, 2020 - Next week is Christmas - yay! From my family to yours, we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful festive season full o...
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Gin & Germain

December 11, 2020 - It's Friday and I'm celebrating the end of a good week with some Gin & Germain. I discovered St. Germain when I came acr...
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National Cookie Day

December 04, 2020 - I asked Barry what cookie he wanted me to bake for Christmas and he said "chocolate chip". Well I don't think that's a C...
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Summer is coming to and end

September 24, 2020 - How is it even possible that the end of summer is upon us? Living in Alberta, Canada, I've come to appreciate each seaso...
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The views are changing here at Elbow Tree Cottage

September 17, 2020 - If there was any doubt Autumn is close, the changes in the harvest will confirm all you need to know. The views are cha...
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Happy National Day of Encouragement

September 12, 2020 - You can do it! What you're looking for is not out there, it is in you. Happy National Day of Encouragement xo
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Summer, you were fantastic!

September 09, 2020 - Summer, you were fantastic! The wind in the leaves, the ground beneath my bare feet, the sun on my face, bon fires on lo...
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Celebrate Read A Book Day and benefit your wellbeing

September 06, 2020 - Some of the benefits you get from reading. Reading strengthens the brain, builds vocabulary, prevents cognitive decline,...
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Inventory time of year

August 25, 2020 - I was organizing the cold room and, although I wasn't expecting it, the chore filled me full of anticipation for colder...
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A surprise tool that I need to do what I do

August 03, 2020 - You can probably guess that as a photographer my day-to-day often involves using tools like my Nikon, memory cards and P...
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Enjoy it while you can

July 20, 2020 - It’s been cold for the last couple of days – the temperature has dipped down to 11 and my mom was actually sitting on th...
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The canola is coming

July 12, 2020 - It's coming! Yes, it's true, I'm eagerly anticipating the lush green fields to turn into a sunny yellow and the canola p...
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I'm fighting the urge and I don't know why?

July 09, 2020 - I'm fighting the urge to have a bonfire, play my favourite music really loud and dance like no one's watching until I ca...
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Happy Father's Day

June 21, 2020 - Happy Father's Day! "A father doesn't tell you that he loves you, he shows you." Dimitri The Stoneheart
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Naturally distanced here at Elbow Tree Cottage

May 31, 2020 - We are naturally distanced here at Elbow Tree Cottage 🏡and this has made dealing with the isolation rules easier.⁠ ⁠...
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How do you lift your spirits?

May 22, 2020 - What do you do to lift your spirits? Whenever I’m having a bad day I want to stay cozy in my bed and maybe binge watch a...
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Isolation sized sugar here at the cottage

May 14, 2020 - I've been baking up a storm here at the cottage and getting too comfortable in my cozy pants. This bag of sugar was desi...
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Who else is looking forward to their favourite meal out?

May 07, 2020 - Who else is looking forward to visiting their favourite restaurant once we are allowed out to play? This must be how a d...
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Not booking sessions until June

May 01, 2020 - Although I can prepare photo gifts with images from your past shoots, please note that due to COVID19 I will not be book...
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Spring is in the air!

April 20, 2020 - I know it's been Spring for a while now but the snow is only now visibly starting to melt. I'm excited for the first thu...
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Looking to set up a reading nook

April 02, 2020 - I really need to get some books so I can escape the day-to-day realities. Please send me your recommendations. I'd love...
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It's time for yoga

March 29, 2020 - Okay, it's time to start yoga. Health and calm is something I need in my life and I've been wanting to start this health...
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Model by nature

March 25, 2020 - I swear he knows what the camera is because he is so good at striking a pose when I point it at him. This is Iltis showi...
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Corona Virus makes you feel ...

March 17, 2020 - I can't believe I'm actually going to admit this: the Corona virus has me feeling a mix of emotions because although it...
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I don't know how the human brain works

February 20, 2020 - I really don't know how the human brain works but I woke up this morning with memories flooding to the surface. Clearly...
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It's officially 'clean-out-your-computer-day'

February 10, 2020 - It’s truth time....technology edition! 🖥️ Today it’s National Clean Out Your Computer Day, tell me the state of your fi...
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I need your suggestions

February 04, 2020 - I've never asked this before, but I need your recommendations! Right now I’m immersed in a big photo design project (mor...
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Saturday mornings

February 01, 2020 - During the weekday my breakfast can consist of only coffee. So I like making Saturday’s breakfast a bit special. We let...
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Not jack of all trades but master of one

January 22, 2020 - I may not be a jack-of-all-trades, but I'm told I’m master-of-one. My photography clients say that I can put people at e...
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One more day kinda feeling ...

December 31, 2019 - There’s one day left of 2019 and I’m feeling a mix of anxiousness and anticipation because I’ve got lots of ideas for 20...
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Making Resolutions?

December 30, 2019 - Are you the resolution-making type? I have definitely shied away from the practice in the past but I think it would be a...
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Wishing you a warm and cozy holiday season

December 25, 2019 - It's the small things we forget as we get older, and they can be the most heartwarming, so this holiday season try to ge...
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Christmas Traditions

December 17, 2019 - Do your December traditions start well before Christmas Day? Since arriving back to Canada from living abroad I've been...
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Happiness is meant to be shared

December 12, 2019 - I feel like sharing a moment makes it more special - more enjoyable. 🍷 Sharing a bottle of wine is more enjoyable than...
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It's Cyber Monday

December 02, 2019 - Happy Cyber Monday! I’ll be at my computer all day but I won’t be shopping. I’m busy over here filling Christmas orders.
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Happy Halloween

October 31, 2019 - Wishing you and your family a ghoulish Halloween!
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I'm going to miss October

October 28, 2019 - I'm going to miss you October! No mosquitoes, beautiful fresh air, stunning views of colourful trees, outdoor fires and...
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Last minute Autumn hygge

October 26, 2019 - Trying to soak up as much last minute autumn hygge as possible 🍂 What's your favourite cozy autumn activity.... or non-...
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Back to work after an extended long weekend

October 17, 2019 - Lots of Thanksgiving memories were made and after an extended long weekend I'm back, caffeinated and ready to focus!!! I...
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Today's To Do List is going to be ignored

September 23, 2019 - What on your To Do list is realistically not going to get done today? My list includes: clean the kitchen, organize desk...
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It's harvest time!

September 17, 2019 - I was so excited to see the farmer arrive today with his equipment and I can't say why. The oat field is beautiful and h...
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My old apron

September 08, 2019 - I grabbed my old apron today and started making meatballs. As I used my hands to mix the ingredients I looked outside an...
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It's National Read A Book Day

September 06, 2019 - It's 'Read a Book Day' so pick up the book you've been meaning to read and if you're a Juniper Berry VIP also read the e...
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The memories will be worth it

August 16, 2019 - The floor needs cleaning and you're behind on dusting but invite your friends over anyways because the memories you make...
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Out of the office to play hostess

July 25, 2019 - I’m playing hostess for the next week so today is my last day in the studio until Monday 5 August; but that does not mea...
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Wishing you a happy Cousin's Day!

July 24, 2019 - It’s Cousins Day!! Such a coincidence that by the time this month is finished I’ll have had five cousins visit. It’s gon...
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Ice-cream is for bonding

July 21, 2019 - One of my favourite things to do with my nieces and nephews is making ice-cream. It's probably one of their favourite to...
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Soon my house will be overflowing!

July 19, 2019 - Soon my two bedroom house will be overflowing with family. We have 11 family members coming to stay with us for a week,...
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What would your choice be?

July 18, 2019 - VOTE It’s 'Get to Know Your Customers Day'! I want to learn more about you and how I can serve you best, so I have a qu...
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Road Trippin' with someone special

July 14, 2019 - What are you doing today? Today I get to take an 8-9 hour road trip with my sister. There was no chance I would give up...
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Celebrate your loved ones

February 14, 2019 - Some people say Valentine's Day is a manufactured holiday BUT it's a great reminder to be sure that those most special t...
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An exciting first Christmas

December 04, 2018 - We are so excited to be spending our first Christmas in our home with our family. Dreams coming true.
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Merry Christmas

December 25, 2017 - Today I will reminisce, build traditions, enjoy the laughter of my family and miss those too far away to enjoy the warmt...
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In search of white

December 16, 2017 - Christmas shopping for a wall colour for the studio which opens in 2018. SO many whites to choose from. Do you have expe...
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Road Trip!

August 07, 2017 - I'll call it a road trip even though it's not far from home. I believe it classifies as a road trip if I’ve got hot coff...
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Location Scouting in Edmonton, Alberta

July 05, 2017 - I have the opportunity to shoot downtown Edmonton for a client who wants to try something different for her upcoming fam...
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Happy Canada Day!

June 30, 2017 - I hope you're creating Canada Day memories with those special to you. I'm off-the-grid camping this weekend and will be...
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June Charity

June 01, 2017 - Keep our heroes healthy. Call or drop me a line to book your shoot.
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Pizza & Wine

March 22, 2017 - I'm indulging after a long shoot. Photo shoots are full of lunges, squats and shoulder work L* What is your favourite in...
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A Walk in the Snow

January 26, 2017 - This weekend I took advantage of the beautiful winter views and went for a walk with some puppies and my camera. This pu...
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Hello 2017

January 01, 2017 - Sincerely wishing you all a Happy 2017!
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Happy Birthday

October 12, 2016 - I spent my birthday horseback riding with family. The fact that my allergies flared up and that I was tenting in freezin...
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Happy Thanksgiving

October 05, 2016 - I believe that gratitude is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. I hope you are enjoying pumpkin pie with your l...
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Coffee Please

August 10, 2016 - Those of you who know me, or know me through my About Me page, know I love coffee. I will go so far as saying I need cof...
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Packed for a Journey Across the Ocean

May 11, 2016 - I nervously prepared all my photo equipment for shipment across the Ocean for my return to Canada. A lot of bright yello...
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Lovely Little Workspace

April 06, 2016 - We are still travelling but happy I'm able to fit in some work. We are in the town of Sapa now. I was so excited about t...
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Holiday

March 31, 2016 - Hello from Vietnam! I'm currently enjoying the sights of the Mekong, sounds of Saigon, lights of Hoi An and tomorrow I'l...
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