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5 Trails to Visit in Oxford County This Fall

Fall is the best time of year to get outside. A cool, sunny day is by far my favourite and the colours are visually stunning. It’s a season that I wish lasted much longer. With the kids back in school and work routines getting back to normal, it can be

Hiking to Hamilton’s Waterfalls

Hiking to Sherman Falls in Hamilton, ON @ A Simple Something

Summer Camping in Ontario

I can look out my window and see the leaves beginning to turn, but summer is still fresh in my mind. We managed to pack a whole lot into a short amount of time this past summer, and as much as I love the fall weather, I’m sad to leave

A Late Summer Hello

  It’s been quiet around here on the blog front lately. We’ve cruised through most of the summer without a much of a peep from me, and my only excuse is that I’ve been too busy doing rather that writing about doing. Which in itself is not a bad thing,

101 Adventures: The Update

I’m now 10 weeks in to my current 101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge: 101 Adventures. With the seasons (hopefully!) starting to change, I knew it was time for an update. I’m happy to say that I’m exactly where I should be, and I’ve completed 8 goals in the last two and a half months. Considering the dreary, snowy weather that we’ve been having, I was surprised I’ve accomplished that much – I figured that I would complete the majority of my adventures during the summer months.
So what have I accomplished so far on my list of 101 Adventures?

MacGregor Point is a hidden gem when it comes to Ontario provincial parks. We’ve had the opportunity to visit several times now and each time we’re thrilled with the experience. Located along Lake Huron, the park offers many summer and winter activities, along with year-round camping. We visited the park this past weekend for a day trip and got to experience winter in a provincial park for the very first time.

Enjoying Winter at MacGregor Point

MacGregor Point is a hidden gem when it comes to Ontario provincial parks. We’ve had the opportunity to visit several times now and each time we’re thrilled with the experience. Located along Lake Huron, the park offers many summer and winter activities, along with year-round camping. We visited the park

6 DO NOTs for Your First Camping Trip

Do you feel that? Warmth. Sunshine. There may be piles of snow on the ground, but for the first time in months I didn’t freeze my butt off at the bus stop this morning. I know that winter is far from over, but I’ll take whatever little victories I can

101 Things in 1001 Days: Keeping the Excitement Alive Over 33 Months

101 Things in 1001 Days. The number of things is catchy and the number of days is supposed to make you feel that you have all the time in the world. It’s supposed to be a balance between a New Year’s resolution and a bucket list – The resolutions are

Favourite Canadian Books to Read with Your Kids

  My Read the North Challenge is only a month underway, and I’ve been off to a slow, if steady start. After reading one of the books the boys got for Christmas – Carson Crosses Canada – I realized that many of the fantastic books we read with our kids

Biking With Kids: The Perfect Solution to Ditching the Bike Trailer

Our youngest has a birthday coming up, and we’re shopping for a new bike for him. He figured out the two wheel thing at the end of last summer, so it’s time for an upgrade. Just this morning, he told me that he was going to ride his bike on

Simple Outdoor Adventures That Are Close to Home

I’ve mentioned this before, but we’ve really been making an effort to get outside and stay active through these long, cold winter months. It’s tough sometimes, especially when all I want to do is cozy up inside under a blanket and there’s white stuff coming down out of the sky.

I’m Finding My Niche

I’ve been blogging on and off for years, usually with no thought to the bigger picture. I’ve never been sure of the direction I’m heading in, or put any kind of plan into place in regards to scheduling, marketing or end goals. I’ve certainly never thought about what kind of