Author Archives: Barb Bamber

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.

I have a thing for flowers.. sometimes it’s roses.. hydrangea.. pussywillows and a calla lilly.. The closer we get to spring.. most definitely you will almost always see tulips in my kitchen.. Anything to create an early spring… our winter season is so long and tiresome. Today we have beautiful sunlight streaming through our windows […]

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In this particular daydream, I am hiking through the woods, picking a bouquet of delicate wild flowers from the side of the path. The sun is shining down and lifts a fragrant heat wave from the forest floor, redolent with pine. Kneeling, I inhale the heady scent of each flower.. and in that scent is the wind, soft […]

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I have this crazy love for quotes.. their implicit meaning speaks to my heart… Sometimes this world seems too graphic, too literal, too loud.. Let’s steal away a little time for just ourselves, shall we.. just a smidgen, a sliver of quiet.. to peak beneath the surface of our everyday selves and discover the nuances of how we […]

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I still remember the feeling of abject trepidation when I hit “Publish” for the first time on Just a Smidgen.. or the astonishment when I saw “1 view” appear on my stats page. I was confounded.. how had someone actually found and read my blog? Years later, I still feel elated, yet also humbled when someone comes across Just a Smidgen and […]

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