Chagrin: noun; distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humuliated

Words to Know: Chagrin

How many times have you come across the expression, “Much to his/her/my chagrin…”? If you are a fan of period literature (or did your assigned readings in high school English), you would have come across this more than once. While you likely figured out more […]

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Atlas Coal Mine, Alberta

The abandoned Atlas Coal Mine on the Hoodoo Trail in the Drumheller Valley turned out to be unexpectedly cool. I’m not usually one for tours but this site is pretty unique and we couldn’t quite pass it up, especially once we learned that these tours […]

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Dinosaur Trail, Alberta

Alberta’s Dinosaur Trail is known around the world. You can’t come to Alberta without getting in on some dinosaur action and this driving tour of the Drumheller Valley is a great introduction to the Canadian Badlands that hits all the major points of interest on […]

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Dehydrator Apple Chips

Apple season is in full swing and having recently purchased a food dehydrator, apple chips were high on my priority list. They are incredibly easy to make and a delightful snack when you get the munchies but don’t want to reach for junk food. Like […]

Lake Louise, Alberta

Lake Louise, Alberta

Banff National Park is known around the world as one of the most photogenic places in Canada and Lake Louise as one of its crown jewels. The turquoise waters are real, the views are magnificent, and the journey is well worth it. If you have […]

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Dachshund Draft Stopper

Pinterest is an endless source of inspiration when it comes to DIY projects and I must have hundreds of ideas filed away for “someday”. I was recently browsing sewing project ideas and came across a draft stopper in the shape of a dachshund. I thought […]