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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: baking, cooking, knitting, crafting, scrapbooking, decorating, gardening, organizing, swimming, running, hiking, biking, camping, singing, climbing, laughing and worshiping Jesus Christ!
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It's been a while since I've blogged. In that time, I've gone back to college full-time, my husband has started his first year of teaching, Emery turned 2 years old, the cross country running season started up again for the Fall, the leaves have yellowed, my mom and I have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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Now, I don't know what your definition of sugar is. For me it's the white crystals that I try to stay away from, not glucose in general. My body runs on glucose! So although these cookies are sweetened (with either agave nectar or honey) I named them "sugar-free" because they... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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This weekend was crazy. We travelled to Manning for my cousins wedding on Saturday, then left the reception during the dance to drive to Peace River where my friend hosted us in her new apartment so we could wake up early to be at the pool for the Peace River... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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The song "Stolen" from Dashboard Confessional's album Dusk and Summer has been the soundtrack to the end of Summer for me since 2007, the year I met my husband and he played it for me. We fell in love that Summer, the Summer before I entered High School, so it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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One more week! :D Monday 30 min swim 60 min bike 2 hour trail walk Tuesday 50 min swim 70 min XC running practice Wednesday 70 min bike Thursday 70 min bike Friday 60 min bike Saturday 70 min XC running practice Sunday rest day (swimming, canoeing and lounging at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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Our desire to hike to the top of Opal Peak was set last Summer after we hiked the Opal hills trail loop and found ourselves going well beyond the trail to the knoll between Opal Peak and Sinking Ship ridge (which you can clearly see in the photo above, Opal... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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Hours wise, this was an awesome week. 18 hours of aerobic activity! Obviously, hiking the Skyline trail made up a bulk of it. Lots of running the rest of the week, two hard swims and only one bike ride. Fun fun! Monday 11.25 hours hiking 44km Tuesday rest day Wednesday... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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We started off our Jasper Park adventure by summiting Bald Hills the first day. My husband hadn't hiked it with us the first time I did, which was two years ago, when I was rocking a big ol' baby belly and he was training for the death race. So my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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My husband and I backpacked the Skyline trail 3 years ago with two of our favorite friends. We hiked it over 3 days, camping 2 nights (night one at Signal Mtn. and night two at Snowbowl, for anyone else interested in doing it) and I blogged about the trip breaking... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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I'm fortunate enough to take my home with me wherever I go in the form of these two, but it's always nice to return to our home-home and eat from our own garden, sink into our own beds and reflect on the adventures of the week past. xo. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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We just got home late last night from our mountain holiday adventure. This list of weekly workouts may appear pathetic, but that's only because I didn't keep track of all the hiking, kayaking and otherwise general non-stop moving (like daily walking trips to the swimming pool, ice cream shop and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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We arrived in Jasper on Friday and are spending the next week hiking and exploring the park. I didn't bring my bike, but I will try to get some swimming in this week still. Despite the lack of "training" my legs are tired from the 3 days of hiking so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
hmmm.. depends on my patience levels for the day Leigh, haha! She's often up on the counter with me sticking her fingers in the bowl and driving me crazy :) Nap-time baking is a lot more relaxing.
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I've been prepping for ten days in the mountains the only way I know how: baking banana bread, berry muffins and peanut butter cookies. I'm fueled by tea and ready for adventure! xo. Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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We spent Friday afternoon with my parents exploring an area that everyone except for Emery and I had already been to before, but were eager to return to because it is AMAZING. It was my mom's birthday and we drove to my parents campsite in Tumbler Ridge in the morning... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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Monday river canoeing 45 min swim Tuesday 3 hour hike Wednesday 30 min swim 60 min bike Thursday 60 min swim practice 30 min strength Friday 40 min run 5 min warm-up - 30 min tempo - 5 min cool-down afternoon of hiking Saturday rest day Sunday canoeing and kayaking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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We spent this past weekend with my in-laws in the woods, living the cabin life and getting out on the river every day. It was so good and refreshing that we even decided to stay another day to make a 4 day holiday out of the trip! I snapped this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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Monday rest day 12 hour road trip Tuesday 40 min swim 60 min bike Wednesday 45 min bike 12 min hard tempo run Thursday 60 min swim practice Friday river canoeing and rest Saturday river canoeing and rest Sunday 50 min run 8 250 meter sprints river kayaking and rest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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We spent Canada Day long weekend the same way we have the last few years, rotating between those two gorgeous views: Candle Lake and my Granny's front yard. It was a dream trip with mostly gorgeous weather, the least bugs I've ever seen at the lake, great food and company... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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Back at it this week! This time training for a sprint triathlon with a pool swim and super flat run course near the end of August. This training will wrap up the Summer. A week after the race the college Fall semester begins which means cross country running season. So... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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My husband found this sea urchin on the beach during our roadtrip to the West coast last year. He brought it home and bleached it clean and we stored it safely on the window sill until this Spring when I went greenhouse shopping with my dear friend Ashley just before... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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I'm celebrating everyday moments of the past couple weeks, like: ^^ exploring Elk Island park in the Spring ^^ ^^ one of my favorite things to do while traveling: visiting a public pool, especially when my parents, daughter and niece come to so I can swim lanes while watching them... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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Since my husband finished his degree, his youngest brother graduated high school and our oldest nephew just had his kindergarten graduation I just had to throw a party and attempt to bake a chocolate cake she shape of a grad cap! We invited all of our family over for a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
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I am so not a warm weather reader. Atleast that's what I thought until looking up last years Spring book report and seeing that I managed to fly through 8 novels last Spring, compared to this year's measly 3! I blame this on the fact that this year I have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at Delightfully Domestic
Thank you so much Leigh! I literally used to not be able to imagine running a 10k either myself, and definitely not in that kind of time. Not until 3 years ago! Which isn't even that long! Now I know that's it's totally possible, for me and for YOU :D