Author: Lisa Pedersen

How to Make a Bird Nest Ball

The other day I was a the garden supply store and I came across bird nest balls for helping your backyard bird friends gather building materials to make their nests.  I thought to myself that this was a great idea for a craft I can do with the kids.  The store was changing $7 per ball!  I wonder if someone will… Read more →

Goat Farm with Kids

We had one of the quintessential spring outings with the kids last week.  We went to visit a small farm that belongs to my cousin in Fanny Bay, BC.  They call themselves Snapdragon Dairy.  Here are a few links describing what they do.  One from Infocus Magazine and one from Eyes On BC.  We didn’t have any crazy things happen… Read more →

Earth Day Birthday Party Activity

Yesterday was Annika’s birthday party.  We were so lucky to have the nicest day in the last little while considering what we had planned for the party activities.  The weather was sunny and warm and the kids hardly came in the house at all; perfect.  They ran around the backyard and played with the outside toys and did their craft… Read more →

Utilizing Old Gardening Magazines

In early March we went to Victoria for spring break and it was beautiful.  We had a great time and after being around the all the nice flowers and gardens I started to get excited about planting our garden.  My Mother-in-law had been cleaning up her basement and found a whole bunch of old and new Gardening magazines that were offered to me.  When Martin… Read more →

Making Your Own Household Cleaners

Store bought household cleaners can contain unhealthy chemicals that are not safe for ourselves, our children, and the environment.  The big cleaning supply companies want you to think you need them, or you will never get rid of germs and bacteria.  You can make all your own cleaners from easy to find ingredients that are healthier for you and for a fraction of… Read more →

Indoor Multi-Cache for Kids

Easter weekend and the weather is horrible.  We were hoping to at least do some family activities; like go for a family picnic, find some geocaches, have an Easter egg hunt in the back yard, or visit a farm.  The stormy weather outside changed these plans in a hurry.  A little rain would not stop us but a full out storm has kept us… Read more →

Wild Things and Bunny Ears

We have recently watched the movie Where the Wild Things Arewith the kids.  Bryce mostly ignored it and played with his cars and Jada cried a lot.  We decided not to traumatize her much longer so we stopped the movie short and put Bryce and Jada to bed.  Annika, Martin, and I finished watching it, and I’m glad we did as I wanted to… Read more →

Organic Gardening Introduction

I have never considered myself an organic gardener but my previous gardening philosophy has inadvertently been organic in nature.   When you are a plant in my garden you never got any chemicals for fertilizer or pesticides, just water (I usually remembered) and sunlight.    My garden was always survival of the fittest and plants had to live in whatever soil conditions… Read more →

Finding the Perfect Kids Bike

The search for the perfect bicycle for our daughter required the full extent of my bargain searching talent.  Her birthday is coming up and I had considered buying a brand new bicycle but it is hard to justify the $60-100 (or more) price tag for a bike she will any ride for a year or so.  After looking at some… Read more →