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Ashley Camsell
Canada
Welcome to my little home on the world wide web where laughter is mandatory and story swapping, inspiration gathering and recipe learning is encouraged.
Interests: Wifey-ing (hence "domestic"), baking, cooking, crafting, scrapbooking, decorating, gardening, organizing, swimming, hiking, biking, camping, singing, climbing, laughing and worshiping Jesus Christ!
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I've been joining my mom for water aerobics one night a week and making a real night-off out of it by lane swimming for 45 minutes first. I crash into bed afterwards (at least when Emery feels like going down easy haha). Usually either my husband or one of my... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Delightfully Domestic
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The last bit of snow from (hopefully) the last big dump of snow of the year is nearly melted away. Spring really is springing (I think!). I'm going with it, anyways. Packing up boots, hanging winter coats in the spare room closet and going on dates to Canadian Tire. Are... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Delightfully Domestic
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Double Chocolate Muffins Recipe: 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. baking powder 3/4 cup cane sugar (could substitute for white sugar) 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup chocolate... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Delightfully Domestic
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In my opinion, photos on the wall make a house a home! Not long after Emery was born, my husband hung up a little gallery wall in our dining room and I sit at the table every day staring at it and remembering our favorite moments! I also love seeing... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Delightfully Domestic
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I'm very into taking apart old clothes to sew something new out of them right now. Thankfully, I'm a hoarder when it comes to clothes and have held onto a lot of items from junior high and high school that are in desperate need of some re-purposing! These headbands are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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A few of my favorite green things include my Garmin running watch, a mini flower pot full of hen and chicks transplanted from my friends flower bed, and this green smoothie made with Complete Green protein powder: big handful of spinach cup of orange juice 1 granny smith apple 2... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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I'm celebrating everyday moments of the past couple weeks, like: ^^ Emery and Chloe bonding over reading week. Just hold still Chlo while the babe tugs on your ears.. ^^ ^^ Slipping out of the guest bed at my in-laws house in the morning to read in front of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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My parents were blessed with their first grandbabies this year, two beautiful girls! And to celebrate becoming a family of 8, we got family photos taken while everyone was together at Christmas time. We just got the photos back from the photographer and are so in love. Mom and I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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I baked this camp-themed birthday cake for a true outdoors man (and chocolate lover!), my father in law. There's no such thing as too grown up for themed birthday cakes, right?? Baking this got me SO excited for all the themed birthdays in Emery's future. I used this recipe from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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She's my girl, alright! Peanut butter and apple slices is my go-to snack. I eat it atleast once a day, and today was Emery's first time sharing it with me. After a week of being sick and not trying out any new solid foods, this snack was an extra special... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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These muffins have become a favorite of mine! Probably because they have healthy ingredients that make me feel good to eat, plus they're hearty and seedy and full of goodness that keeps me full longer (something I am always in the quest for). Healthy Oatmeal Chia Seed Muffin Recipe: 1... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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In my life, there is no 'caught up' on scrapbooking - just slightly less behind. And I'm okay with that. I don't really scrapbook when I'm alone much, I like to work on it with girlfriends and over snacks. Thankfully, my friend Lindi loves hosting such events. Last Saturday I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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At six months old Emery is: wearing 3-6 month size clothing and mostly 6 month size pants eating all the foods! and by 'all' I mean oatmeal, apple sauce (plain, with blueberry or with pomegranate), steamed carrots, banana, avocado, spinach and oranges and one felt heart (OOPS. the other kiddos... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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The local Christian radio station hosted a family ski night at the hill last weekend. It was a warmish night and much slower than a normal weekend night, especially on the non-green runs. My parents joined us and we rotated through watching Emery in the chalet. If she was fussy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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This smoothie is dairy-free (note: I myself am not dairy free, usually my smoothies have greek yogurt in them, this is just a fun dairy-free alternative). The creaminess comes from avocado! Blend together: a big handful of spinach leaves 1 cup orange juice 1 granny smith apple 1/2 banana 1... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
Thanks Lindi! We went on a sunny +3 degree day which helped! Inside her snowsuit she's in a fleece onesie as well, so she felt toasty all day :)
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We took our girl on a day trip to Tumbler Ridge over reading week to snowshoe into one of our favourite waterfalls in the area, Quality Falls. We didn't see any other humans but there were some crusted tracks in the snow. It was so refreshing to get out just... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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I'm celebrating every day moments of the past couple weeks, like: ^^ My view of the coffee counter every morning. Black coffee for me, caramel macchiato for my mister. Our espresso machine has definitely been our most-used wedding present! ^^ ^^ Emery's first day at school! ;) Husband was studying... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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My husband always gives me a few hours off from mom-duty during the week and I always use them to hit the pool, especially since I have decided to enter at least one triathlon this Summer. This was a hard decision because I was afraid to race again knowing I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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Emery was so excited to make her first of many, many years of Valentines Day cards! She was also a bit surprised by the sensation of cool paint on her teeny, tiny feet as we stamped them one at a time to make cute heart shapes. ^^Aren't they sweet?! ^^... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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Nothing says "I love you" like hot coffee, bacon and a tower of pancakes. When my husband and daughter woke up yesterday morning, I had this waiting for them. As they came groggily towards the kitchen, I heard him say to her "that's what love smells like, Emery". Seriously, what... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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We started Emery on solids one week ago. I knew it was time because she could sit up in her bumbo chair and was completely obsessed with the food I was eating! She's been a happy camper all week during meal time now that she gets to join in! Picking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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Getting back into running after baby has forced me to eat my fair share of humble pie, I tell ya! Swimming was way easier to jump back into because I continued lane swimming daily until the 38th week of pregnancy. Strength training was way easier to jump back into because... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe: 1 cup warm butter 2 tsp. vanilla 2 eggs 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup white sugar 2 cups flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup white chocolate chips 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts You know the drill. Whip the wet... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
I'd love to capture some more special moments of your fam Lindi! Especially because it's fun seeing you make art with them at our scrapbook days later
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2015 on [the little things] at Delightfully Domestic