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Happy Canada Day!

This morning I was up early and sat down to write in the journals I keep for my girls. As I was writing, it struck me just how lucky we are to live where we do. Last year, when my cousin joined the Canadian Armed Forces, Ella started asking some tough questions about war. I’m so grateful that we live in a country where she has the luxury to not fully understand what war is and what it really means. I hope she’ll never learn first hand about the atrocities of war.

It also got me thinking about so many great Canadian things, as well as some great Canadian companies. I thought I would share a few with you today!

Maple Fudge. So, I’m an “abnormal” Canadian, I’m not a fan of Maple Syrup. If I’m really honest, I’m not a fan of any syrup. Anyway, a couple of months ago, I exchanged some maple fudge for yarn. I couldn’t find any maple fudge in the store, so I made some. I had to taste it before I sent it off, and I have to say, it was delicious. The recipe was easy to follow and the end result was soooooo creamy!

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Wee Woolies. Eric and I both love Merino wool, so we were very excited when friends of our started a company making merino products for kids. Last summer, the girls wore their jammies when we were camping and they were so cozy. The girls LOVE their jammies and because the material is breathable, they are perfect for helping to keep them cool in this heat. Wee Woolies have a brand rep search on right now, so head over to their facebook page for more details. (They also have a Canada Day Sale on!)

I love this photo of Tehya. Just before bed a few weeks ago, she went out to help water the garden in her Wee Woolies… and hat, because you can never be too fancy!

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When my girls were little, my mom found this company in Maple Ridge called Bouges. They make soft sole leather booties for kids. Tehya still wears them sometimes and I love the quality of them.

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My list could go on forever… here are a few more of my favourite companies. Raspberry Kids (amazing quality kids toys!), and MEC (outdoor story mecca!), and Chicks & Girlies (gorgeous hand made leather purses!) and Farm Fairy Fiber (for my yarnie friends, have you seen Keryn’s new line of hand dyed yarn? It’s stunning!) and Tomes and Tales (used books and delicious tea…what’s not to love?) and Sweet Georgia (I love their beautifully dyed fiber) and Sinfully the Best (such delicious chocolate) and Amsterdam Greenhouses (They are so helpful and knowledgeable!)… and on and on it goes…

I would love to know about some of your favourite Canadian companies. Where do you love to shop locally? What other things do you love about Canada?

Hope you have a safe and happy Canada Day!

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