Good morning friends and happy friday! Hope you are all gearing up for something fun this weekend! We’re likely staying home and enjoying our backyard since the weather has finally warmed up in these parts. Here are my highs and lows for the week! I’d love to hear yours as well. Feel free to leave me a comment below telling me what you’ve been up to this week. Highs Our fig trees have arrived! I’m so excited that our trees are finally home. We had them housed temporarily at my in-laws farm so that we could settle into our house. They are pretty sensitive plants and moving them twice within one year would have likely killed them. They are here and are doing wonderfully. Milk cake. I made this cake this week and it turned out delicious. It’s a super easy recipe – one of those that you will likely…

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I am soooo glad it’s Friday. Anything fun planned this weekend? Here are my highs & lows for this week! Highs Celebrating my 6 month blog anniversary. The whole idea is still very surreal to me. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and emails on my blogiversary post this week. I’m so blessed that you’ve kindly given me space in your readers. Thank you, thank you, thank you! TTBH’s new look. After wanting a cleaner and neater looking theme I decided to give TTBH a little overhaul. So far, I’m loving the simplicity of this new look and I’m hoping it’s here to stay for awhile. For those of you who are interested I’m running the Rosalie Theme and my new header was created using the chasing embers font available for free from dafont.com Swimming lesson success. I’m so incredibly proud of this little girl! I totally had a…

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Happy Friday folks! Busy weekend ahead? Ours is shaping up to be pretty quiet except for Margs’ swimming lessons. Mer has been working evening shift all week and we’re all extra tired from the change of routine. We’ll be spending the weekend eating good food, relaxing, taking walks, watching movies and resting up for the coming week. If you’re just catching up here are the posts that I published this week. 20 frugal and delicious recipe ideas Starting the day on the right foot- the importance of having a solid morning routine Where to find free images to use on your blog and social media posts Taming my inner mama bear- why jumping in isn’t always the best idea Highs Surviving a complete change of schedule. Our little family was thrust into a night shift this week. Every few months, Mer works a 3 pm – 12 am shift for…

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Morning! Got fun plans for the weekend? Looking to read previous installments of Highs & Lows? Here they are: March 13th, March 6th, February 27th,  February 20th, February 13th, February 6th! If you’re just popping in, these are the posts I published this week. 5 ways being frugal is different than being cheap How to show support to a child loss survivor Highs Snow fun! Massive amounts of snow aren’t all bad! After spending an entire day digging trails and building slides in our back yard, Margs enjoyed zooming around in her sled! We went round and round and round again. In all, I think Mer and I dug out over 3km of trails for her to enjoy. Now, as the weather slowly warms up we’re hoping that the trails will keep at least for another week so baby girl can get a little more enjoyment out of them! Baked…

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Hi there and happy Friday! Have anything fun planned this weekend? We’ve got a few family commitments in addition to toddler activities to keep us busy! If you haven’t had a chance to pop in this week and would like to catch up, here are the posts that I published this week: What surprised me most about being a stay at home mom Have courage and be kind My real experiences with LuLaroe clothing Behind the blog: a day in the life at 15 months Highs Margs’ swimming lessons were a success. Overall, it went quite well. She was a little apprehensive when the instructor asked me to help her float on her back but when it came to jumping in from the pool ledge or using the slide she was super excited! We’re hoping that as the weeks pass she’ll get more comfortable in the water and really love…

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Hey there! How has your week been treating you? If you’re just popping in, here are the posts that I’ve written this week. If you have a minute please have a read. It’s also not too late to enter the Happy Maps giveaway happening here on TTBH. Contest closes on Sunday at 6pm, so if it’s something that interests you please head over and enter to win! Happy Maps Giveaway – where is your happy place? (giveaway closes Sunday – so, plenty of time to enter yourself to win) A few thoughts on time, perspective and circumstance Highs My mom is officially moved in. Work on the basement has finally ended and my mom is comfortable and settled in her new apartment one month ahead of schedule! We converted our basement into a 1-bedroom apartment for her to help reduce her living expenses. Her apartment turned out better than we’d…

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If you’re interested in reading previous installments of Highs & Lows go here, here and here! If you’re looking to catch up on this weeks posts, this is what’s been going on around these parts: Our story of loss, hope and happiness Why I’m uncomfortable being labeled a minimalist Highs Hosting my very first giveaway here on This Tiny Blue House. I’m super excited folks, I’ve got an amazing giveaway lined up for Monday morning! Make sure to check back for a chance to enter to win something that has really stolen my heart. When I started this blog in November, I never thought this blog would be anything more than an online journal (it still is in certain respects) with really no audience. I’m realizing that the blogosphere is just an incredible place with so many amazing people and opportunities! I’ve lost 4 lbs! Recently, I’ve gotten really serious…

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