Author Archives: Barbara Barry

If you're a fan of beautiful things, Barbara Bamber's award-winning blog should find its way into your bookmarks. “I’m drawn to beauty and find it everywhere—in my children’s eyes, hoar frost on branches, the turn of a phrase or melodic notes.” Barbara is an ardent Calgary based lifestyle blogger. She hopes to inspire others with her love for for all things creative by sharing an extensive number of delightful recipes, poetry, DIY, crafts, decor projects, photography tips and so much more.

My House of Belonging

being alone can bring with it the sensibility that one is somehow lacking ♥ that one has somehow failed if notView full post »

This Old House

♥ This Old House Just a Smidgen is on the move again, packing up my home brings with it all sorts of unexpectedView full post »

Mindfulness

I’ve read that Thoughts become Things but I think Thoughts can also become Behaviors thatView full post »

Simple Truths

Having a positive and optimistic { even poetic } outlook carries its own burden – the incredible weight ofView full post »

Weaver Cookies

the first rainy day after a series of bright hot sun-baked days usually gives me a little bit of time forView full post »

Mary Macleod’s Shortbread

we’ve been given just a glimpse of spring.. fleeting moments of brilliant sunshine promised yet again, today, weView full post »

Celebrating Milestones with a Banana Split

 I’ve always seen the glass “half full”, always brimming with optimism.. { In fact I was totallyView full post »

Spring’s Eve

Nothing inspires creativity more than vivid landscapes seen when travelling, there was so much saturated exotic colorView full post »

High Priestess

I had my first Tarot card reading yesterday by the lovely Rickie Hurov and I touched and shuffled the cards thenView full post »

Raspberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars

forgive my absence.. wee Smidge { who used to be afraid to fly to Victoria by herself } has been, well, busy.. flyingView full post »

Lemon Tahini Crunch Salad

♥ I’m so happy to say that the fitness goals I set out to accomplish back in January 2015 have been reached! OneView full post »

Ridiculously Easy Cinnamon Bun Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze

breakfast and brunch just got a little easier sometimes you just need easy, ridiculously easy these little wafflesView full post »

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

and so the darkest of days has arrived and will soon be done and the blessed gift of yet another Christmas is a fewView full post »

Eventide

Eventide Over frozen glass These burnished clouds Scintillate, brilliant high Above Lift me skyward, Across frozenView full post »

My Un-Traditional Christmas

Welcome to our Count Down to Christmas Balsam Hill Blog Hop and thank you for stopping by!! If you’ve missedView full post »

DIY Holiday Decor with Rona

Well, this splendid holiday season Rona asked if I’d like to receive a gift box filled with everything I’dView full post »

Sweet and Sticky Applesauce Ribs

♥ Cooking and food prep for keeping on track at the gym is easy enough and healthy as well. But when the kids come forView full post »

They Are Not Me

Written and performed by a talented young man that I’ve known since he was in Grade school. Please take a momentView full post »

New Perspectives

Sometimes we just need to reframe “change the story” we tell ourselves to create an entirely newView full post »

Quick ‘n Healthy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie

I was experimenting with healthy chocolate chip cookie recipes this past week and quite liked these. They are a soft,View full post »