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Venustas heated vest review

I recently received a heated vest made by Venustas Heated Apparel. I must say it’s a darn blessing. The vest comes with a small battery that fits in my palm that you plug into a usb port in one of the interior pockets. The… Continue Reading “Venustas heated vest review”

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The rain

Summer is over. Like really over. Grey skies and cold winds have become dominante through out the days. When lucky, the sun comes and says hi for a few minutes. Sometimes seconds. As if, it is a casual reminder that it is strong enough… Continue Reading “The rain”

Who built your home.

“Each year, an estimated two million womenand men die as a result of occupational accidents and work-related diseases. Across the globe, there are some 270 million occupational accidents and 160 million work-related diseases each year.” https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—dcomm/documents/publication/wcms_067574.pdf When sitting inside your home, have these question… Continue Reading “Who built your home.”

My toxic trait

My toxic trait is that when things aren’t going well, I put up all my walls, I shut all the doors and windows and disappear. I become less responsive to text messages and phone calls. I become very distant with those that I love.… Continue Reading “My toxic trait”

The west coast

The bright sun heats the sand and rocks of the coast, bringing in warm waves and creating the most spectacular contrast with the freezing cold water for those who swim in the reviving,Pacific Ocean. The rivers and creeks are being filled by the melting… Continue Reading “The west coast”

5 Life lessons I’ve learned from living in a Rv.

Through out the years of my family and I living on the road, I was positive that I’d be so much more grateful to live in a house, but instead it’s taught me to appreciate the Rv life even more. During my experience I’ve… Continue Reading “5 Life lessons I’ve learned from living in a Rv.”

Why she ran away

Look at her smile, doesn’t she look happy. Look at her life, isn’t she lucky ? Today, I am happy as fuck and I feel completely blessed for the life I’m living. Although, about 6 years ago and as far back as I can… Continue Reading “Why she ran away”

Scrambled thoughts

For weeks now I find myself typing then erasing, over and over again. When I get an idea, my fingers start putting it down then my mind drifts off into a million different things that barely even seem important. I eventually realize that I’ve… Continue Reading “Scrambled thoughts”

Happy birthday Baba

Today is your birthday. I don’t know why I always remember. I seem to always think of it days before, as if I had something to plan for it. But there’s nothing. You’re not there. When I was young, I would count the months… Continue Reading “Happy birthday Baba”

For one to be a master carpenter, you must first be the best labour

Some of you might know, I became a carpenter without going to school for it. 4 years in now and I am still a long ways from becoming a master carpenter. Although, through out those years, I am confident that these quick 3 tips… Continue Reading “For one to be a master carpenter, you must first be the best labour”

Chasing away my winter blues

Summer is officially just around the corner. Everywhere I look has turned green, Mother Nature has laid her blanket of wild flowers over our yard and the bumble bees and butterflies are over joyed. As I’m writing this, I am laying on our back… Continue Reading “Chasing away my winter blues”

Delicious crispy breakfast potatoes

It’s Sunday morning and it’s your turn to make breakfast. Don’t leave everyone disappointed with dull breakfast potatoes that are overly mushy and only taste good with ketchup. I put together this flavorful healthy recipe that will make your taste buds go crazy and… Continue Reading “Delicious crispy breakfast potatoes”

Sugar snap peas and feta salad

With summer being around the corner, quick, healthy and refreshing recipes are what you need. After a long, hot day a work, some of us will be motivated to eat take-out or might even buy a pre-made salad at the grocery store. You really… Continue Reading “Sugar snap peas and feta salad”

Dairy free, homemade maple pudding

When it’s 8 o’clock on Saturna island, there is no way you can get dessert unless it’s already at your house. So there I was with this massive craving for sweets, searching the kitchen for ingredients and the web for recipes and I landed… Continue Reading “Dairy free, homemade maple pudding”

Home by the sea

Every morning at the crack of dawn, I hear the eagles scream as they fly over our house. It has become my new alarm, the one on my phone is now just a back up. When I get the coffee ready, I always look… Continue Reading “Home by the sea”

Phoking easy soup

I think many of us probably spent a few dollars to much on Pho nights. I mean, it’s definitely one of those things you can’t say no to and for some, it doesn’t seem like it would be easy to make. Good news, it… Continue Reading “Phoking easy soup”

A day in her shoes

Walk a day in her shoes, You might feel it to. The feeling of be small, Or even nothing at all. Walk a day in her shoes, You might feel out of place. Always working so hard, But never win the race. Can you… Continue Reading “A day in her shoes”

The carpenter diet

If you haven’t done it yourself, you’ve more then likely seen a coworker survive off energy drinks and gas station snacks. You might even know that feeling of wanting to puke a bit after lunch, as your bent over framing a wall. I know… Continue Reading “The carpenter diet”

Celebrate women

Celebrate your hard work, your efforts, your freedom. Celebrate your health, your power and your worth. Celebrate your ethnicity, your religion and sexuality Celebrate your body, your curves and all that makes you beautiful. Celebrate your perfect flaws, your wrinkles and grey hair and… Continue Reading “Celebrate women”

Early bird

Why be a morning person, would it be to listen to the early birds sing as they fetch themselves food before daylight has had the chance to takes it’s place in the sky or maybe it could be to take full advantage of the… Continue Reading “Early bird”

Crepes – breakfast delight

1 cup of flour 1 1/2 milk or almond milk 1 tbsp sugar 2 egg 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tbsp vanilla 2 tsp cinnamon Pinch of salt Crepes are my excuse to eat dessert for breakfast and this recipe kinda makes it easy… Continue Reading “Crepes – breakfast delight”

Easy creamy chicken Alfredo

For this sauce you will need, -cream cheese -milk -Parmesan -1 tsp of basil -1 Tbsp of oregano -fresh parsley by taste -lots of pepper -a dash of salt -5 garlic cloves, finely chopped Here’s a extra easy recipe for an amazing pasta night… Continue Reading “Easy creamy chicken Alfredo”

Good morning.

I wake this morning, the weather is gloomy yet I feel brighter then ever. I press start on the coffee machine, the sound of the steaming water along with the birds chirping makes up that perfect morning melody. Derick is sound asleep, catching up… Continue Reading “Good morning.”

Be your own source of happiness

We are almost settled in. Our small amount of furniture is all in place and our belongings along with our little treasures/decorations have found their spots in the house. There is still this feeling of being lost in this larger place that I am… Continue Reading “Be your own source of happiness”

Getting off the road

After almost 3 years of living on the road, moving from town to town, we’ve finally decided to settle down for a year or so in a adorable little trailer home, here on Saturna Island. We are heavy hearted to be getting out of… Continue Reading “Getting off the road”

Zesty garlic tomato chicken/ Greek feta rice

Here’s a quick, little recipe I put together last night that is officially one of my favorites. It’s filling and refreshing without leaving you feeling bloated. Here’s what your are going to need. For veggies you will need the following ⁃ 1 Red and… Continue Reading “Zesty garlic tomato chicken/ Greek feta rice”

Quit your desk job

I remember like it was yesterday, I was sitting at my desk in Gatineau, Quebec, wearing a suits, wondering what the heck I was doing with my life. I had dropped out of college, landed on a “great opportunity” job as an admin, and… Continue Reading “Quit your desk job”

Winter on a rain shadowed Island

It’s now the middle of winter, the ground is covered with a mix of mud, fresh grass and blossoming flowers. Roses bushes are beginning to bloom and the locals are getting their gardens beds ready for this spring. The west coast has been treating… Continue Reading “Winter on a rain shadowed Island”

Being a female, traveling carpenter.

As I was growing up, l had the stereotypical idea that by the age of 25 I would be married, working in an office, have a house, kids and in general be settled down near my family. I am now 25, move about twice… Continue Reading “Being a female, traveling carpenter.”

Make yourself at home 🏡

Counter extension Personally, I am someone who loves to cook big meals and living in a motor, has not always made that easy. It took me a while to adapt to not having any counter space. I would usually just put my large cutting… Continue Reading “Make yourself at home 🏡”

Change of plans

It’s been a while since I took the time write about what’s going on work wise for us, so let me get you in the loop. Before the holidays, we finished the footing on the ocean front here on Saturna Island. Now I won’t… Continue Reading “Change of plans”

Thank you …

Let’s take a minute to thank the dads, husbands, boyfriends and brothers. Take a minute to thank your bosses, foremen,supervisors and co-workers. Some of us are lucky to have certain men by our side to teach us ,defend us and support us. I’ve had… Continue Reading “Thank you …”

From me to him.

From me to him. You had no right. You had no right to say those things. You had no right to make me feel like I was less. You had no right to touch me. You had no right to make me feel so… Continue Reading “From me to him.”

For our daughter’s daughters

Let me justify why I’m doing all of this. Why am I writing these blogs, why I work my a** off and what I’m hoping for the futur of the industry. I grew up in a world where there was jobs “for women” and… Continue Reading “For our daughter’s daughters”

My biggest challenges

Physically Let’s talk about the 3 biggest challenges I’ve had to face to become a carpenter so far. Not saying they are the only ones, but definitely the ones that took the longest for me to get through. So I’m about 5’6” and weight… Continue Reading “My biggest challenges”

On to the next one

Since we finalized our big project in Ukee, we’ve been filling in the work time gap by preparing a lot and forms for a pre-fab home on Salt spring Island. Our home crew will be building it and the idea is for it to… Continue Reading “On to the next one”

Treat yourself

  After living in a motorhome for 2 years, it’s good to remember to treat yourself. Don’t give me wrong, I love the Rv life, but a big cozy bed and unlimited hot water is definitely nice once in while. So on Thursday night,… Continue Reading “Treat yourself”

A summer in Canada’s surf town.

This pass summer, Derick and I had the opportunity to live in Uclulet, Bc. It was honestly a dream come true to have found this job in may, when everything was shutting down on Vancouver Island because of COVID 19. As soon as we… Continue Reading “A summer in Canada’s surf town.”

A challenging career

So I finally decided that I would take the time to go in to detail on what exactly do I do for a living. In this blog ill write about how and why I became a carpenter and a bit about what it’s like… Continue Reading “A challenging career”

Long story short

A lot has changed since I last wrote anything on here . To start off, the bus project has been put on pause. We decided this when last spring when we had moved to Squamish and unfortunately faced some major financial issues due to… Continue Reading “Long story short”

Enjoying life

I must say, the more I take advantage of the whole mobile home thing, the more I enjoy and appreciate the beauty of it. I believe adapting is still in the process but I think we’re doing just fine. I’m always trying to find… Continue Reading “Enjoying life”

Adapting

 This pass month has been dedicated to adapting and settling with our new lifestyle . We decided to go from a large two floor home to a 24ft long Ford Citation. We love it.  I know you might be confused on why we bought… Continue Reading “Adapting”

Getting dry and warm

Alright, ready to hear what we got done ? Once we had the bus down to bare metal,  we started working on what is priority to us, keeping the bus dry and warm. To do so first we decided to scrape all the old… Continue Reading “Getting dry and warm”

Strip it down

So obviously before starting to build our dream home, we had to rip everything out, and I mean EVERYTHING. The flooring, the ceiling and the windows. Considering the fact that winters will get cold , which means lots of condensation, we wanted to insulate… Continue Reading “Strip it down”