Sophie & Her Hair Donation

Today, we feature a post written by Sophie (age 9) who has earned herself $10 to spend at Tumbleweed Toys. Thank you, Sophie!


Hi, I am Sophie and I am nine years old.  Today I went with my dad to Chatters in Aberdeen Mall to get my haircut for charity.  Genna cut 13 and half inches off my hair and I

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Spicy Pepper Jelly

So I have always loved canning Jalapeño jelly, this year I tried a new recipe that turned out amazing.

I got this recipe for Spicy Pepper Jelly off of All Recipes and thought I would share.


I made a few changes to the recipe, First I used liquid pectin instead of the powered because I personally like working with it better. Second I also only used 4 cups of sugar. Finally, I substituted Jalapeño peppers with some really great Habanero peppers that were from my garden. Enjoy spread over cream cheese on crackers.

2 1/2 cups finely chopped red bellpeppers

1 1/4 cups finely chopped green bellpeppers

1/4 cup finely chopped jalapeno peppers

1 cup apple cider vinegar

1 (1.75 ounce) package powdered pectin

5 cups white sugar

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Sam’s Book Review: Kids Can Earn with Tumbleweed Toys

Today, we feature a post written by Samantha Masse (Age 6) who has earned herself $10 to spend at Tumbleweed Toys. Thank you, Sam!

 The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn– Sam’s Book Review

I got this book when I started Kindergarten last year. I felt nervous when I first went to school. The book helped me because I didn’t really want to go to school and leave Mommy. Now I can use my kissing hand whenever I leave my family. Other kids might enjoy this book because the kissing hand is really easy to do when you leave your family.

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Been There Done That – Preparing for Back-to-School!

This month, our Been There Done That squad answers the following question (click here to get to know the members of the BTDT Squad):

How do you prepare your kids for the start of the school year?

Sarah K.

Since we homeschool, our school year starts whenever mom gets organized! lol.  This year we are taking a big road trip to Manitoba in September so we will not be starting until mid September.  I usually get the kids prepared by letting them see the start date on the calendar and we start getting into our school routine about a week before the start date (bedtimes and wakeup times).  The first few days are similar to public school I am sure.  Trying to get the kids into school “gear” where there is no complaining etc. about all the work! lol


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Presenting….Been There Done That Squad

Thank you to Lisa from Aspect Arts Photography for taking the pictures of the Been There Done That (BTDT) squad.

Aspect Arts Photography - Kamloops, BC

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