Tag: Travel

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.”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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 🏡”

Mental reset

As we loaded the car with our wetsuits and boards, cats ,dog and other essentials, we looked at each other with excitement even though we both questioned our decision of making this trip during such eventful times. ( See last post for details.) We… Continue Reading “Mental reset”

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”

You might not have known.

You had an interview with her and wondered why she was so anxious. You might not know that she has been turned down from every other application. You wondered why she took things so seriously. You might not know how many people took her… Continue Reading “You might not have known.”

So far on Saturna Island

It’s been just over a month now that we are living on a beautiful Vineyard on Saturna Island. The sunrises along with the sunsets behind the ocean and mountain view’s have not been disappointing. Our days at work have been a beautiful balance of… Continue Reading “So far on Saturna Island”

Pouring concrete forms

Here’s a short video for you all of what a day of pouring concrete footings look like on Saturna Island. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get updates on the amazing custom house we are getting ready to build here on Saturna Island

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”

Birthday Weekend

So a few weeks ago Derick and I had booked a room at the Water Edge resort in Uclulet, Bc, with a balcony hot-tub with a harbor view with a plan to get some good surfing done. Last week I got a call saying… Continue Reading “Birthday Weekend”

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”

It gets easier

Now trust me when I say, I know this job isn’t always easy as a women. When we wake up, we don’t get to put on our new favorite outfit, doing our hair is useless, we don’t get home smelling like flowers, our nails… Continue Reading “It gets easier”

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”

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”