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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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We attended the Christmas party for my husband's class this weekend. He was in charge of planning it, and since I am a big fan of photo booths at parties I decided to craft some Christmas-y props up the afternoon of. You should too, it's super easy and a nice... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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At three months old, Emery is: curious and likes to face outwards now to watch the action soothed by loud music, singing and dancing excited when dad comes home from work, she's learnt who her papa is starting to make shy and crying when I pass her off wearing 3... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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The tree has been trimmed and the halls have been decked. With 23 days to go, all I'm seeing is red and green. xo. Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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We went straight home from church on Sunday to decorate our Christmas tree! Emery was very excited as you can tell, and so was I since usually we have a firm no-tree-decorating-until-the-first-of-December rule. Since my husband has school all day and work all night on Mondays, we got to trim... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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I'm celebrating everyday moments of the past couple weeks, like.. ^^ a quiet changeroom to nurse my little bear in, while shoppig at target ^^ ^^ a husband who will eat dinner with one hand if the babe is fussy so that I can enjoy my dinner with two ^^... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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My kitchen looks like Santa's little workshop, but like any good elf I can't reveal what I have been working on until Christmas so although the blog has been a little DIY-lacking, believe me my life has not! :) I'm loving being at home this holiday season and can't wait... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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..for Emery's happy place: her change table, and that silly tongue-out smile I get when I lay her on it. xo. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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^^ This weekend was the perfect way to welcome the Christmas season, which I think begins after Rememberance Day although we don't put up our tree until December 1st. Every day is the weekend for me now, but our Friday-Sunday were filled to the brim with good people and celebration... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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If you are a pinner, I'm sure you've seen a recipe for crusty, overnight no-knead bread floating around Pinterest. I thought it was too good to be true, a bread recipe with 4 ingredients that required basically no effort. When I make buns or bread I use my Granny's tried... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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^^ Our five year old nephew started hockey this winter. After church on Sunday we went to the arena to watch his hockey practice, it was seriously the cutest. He can skate better than me already. ^^ ^^ Emery is very excited to be cheerleader at his games. She mainly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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I use my iphone and instagram app often for capturing everyday moments. It's fun to celebrate and remember the little things, like.. ^^Black coffee and a stack of books to read. Non-stop books for $7.50 a year, thanks to my library card.^^ ^^ Getting back into running. It's humbling and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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If I had to pick one dessert to have for the rest of my life, it would be these popcorn balls. My husband doesn't even like popcorn and he loves these. It's my Granny's recipe and you should definitely try it and let it become a family favorite in your... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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^^ Finishing up an exciting dream about the neighbor's tree out her nursery window while lying on the change table, or perhaps a nightmare about the stroller, who knows. Tummy starts grumbling.. ^^ ^^ Big stretch. This waking up business is hard.. especially after a 9 hour snooze! ^^ ^^... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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Left to right: Hans Solo, the cutest little Yoda, Princess Leia ^^ Our family went Starwars themed this year and I think we'll have to recreate it with future children because 1) babies dressed as Yoda are way too cute to happen only once in a lifetime and 2) we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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We stayed home on Halloween to pass out candy to trick-or-treaters since it's our first year in a house and not an appartment, and we invited our friends over to admire our baby girl in her costume and play games. I counted 36 trick-or-treaters during the evening, won one round... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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At two months old, Emery is: Eating every 3 hours during the day Sleeping for longer durations at night (from 11-7 last night! the new record!) Mainly wearing 0-3 month size clothing with a couple newborn t-shirts that still fit A cloth diapered baby Still not a fan of her... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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This is my Granny's butter tart recipe and my absolutely favorite. To me, butter tarts mean Thanksgiving and Christmas and summer holidays, getting together with family and scrounging Granny's deep freeze for the endless assortment of treats she stores in there. Butter Tarts Recipe: 1 cup melted butter 3 cups... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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Emery just grew into her cloth diapers last week, and the first week of cloth diapering has gone so smoothly. We are three loads of laundry in and still no blow outs! So far I am very happy that we went with the Bum Genius 4.0 style diapers. They're one... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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I sure love the way our little one has slowed life down, and just as the nights are getting longer and the temperature cooler. It's always hard to get out of bed and off to class on a cold Fall morning, especially when a hot cup of gingerbread tea, a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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My 'vision' for the living space in our new house is white white white with lots of living green! Oh yah, and to not spend much money in making this vision a reality. Thankfully I have lots of green thumbs in my life who have been giving me trimmings, succulents... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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On September 21 my sister-in-law Leah threw Emery and I the cutest baby shower! The theme is best described as 'woodland' I believe and it felt like a picnic in the woods on a red gingham blanket. It was perfect! There was punch in mason jars with cute birch tree... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you stuffed your faces and hugged on people you love. I know I did. We went on our first roadtrip with baby this weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving with my dad's side of the family in Edmonton. Mom and I spent a day last week baking pumpkin,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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Some mornings just go perfectly. The baby sleeps well enough that I actually wake before her beckon for breakfast, am able to make my coffee properly and drink it while it's hot while taste-testing a thanksgiving butter tart, and then right when I have the girl packed up in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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And the quest to use up our freshly picked apples this Autumn continues! Apple Bran Muffin Recipe: 1 1/2 cups bran 1 cup milk 1 tbsp lemon juice 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 egg 2/3 cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic
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We have been given so many beautiful and thoughtful homemade gifts for Emery, I should really do a post just on that! I have some very talented friends. Like my friend Kirsten who crocheted these matching burgundy head bands! We wore them to church yesterday. For as long as Emery... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Delightfully Domestic