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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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At eleven months old, Emery is: wearing 12 month size clothing sleeping in her crib, other baby's cribs when we visit for a long time and play pens when travelling napping atleast 1 good nap a day, and then catching whatever shut eye she can in car seats, strollers and... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Delightfully Domestic
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We just got back home last night from the most amazing ten day adventure in the mountains! I have so much catching up (and unpacking) to do! xo. Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Delightfully Domestic
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Enjoy your favorite childhood treat with a coconut-y twist that adds extra ooey gooey goodness! Coconut Oil Rice Crispy Squares Recipe: 6 TBSP coconut oil 6 TBSP butter 6 cups marshmallows 10 cups rice crispies Melt the oil and butter together in a large microwave safe bowl. Add the marshmallows... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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I had a couple of girl friends over last night for an Arbonne party since my friend has recently started selling Arbonne, and because I just love their products! We got to do a foot scrub/soak/pedicure and try out a hand scrub and a bunch of facial products and it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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This was a super easy 30 minute DIY project! I had a cork board sitting unused in my basement and I wanted something behind my desk that was a little more interesting to look at than a plain cork board. It used to hang in our apartment with a "leave... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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I refer to this garden below our living room bay window as our salsa garden because it is overflowing with 5 varieties of tomato plants, jalapenos and hot peppers. I look at it and go all saucer eyed, but the saucers are mason jars of spicy salsa! We also have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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We met up with my parents at the river Sunday afternoon for a picnic then my dad took my husband and I paddling down the river on his kayaks. Meanwhile, Emery had a fun time of exploration on shore with my mom. It was a family and fun filled day!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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The hard part of going home with a bucket full of berries is not eating them all in the first night. The second hardest part deciding what to turn them into! I used 8 cups of berries to make two batches of pie filling, one to freeze and one to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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When two pregnant women and one nursing mama go berry picking together, a mid-way picnic is a must! My friend spoiled us with these homemade scones (rhubarb ginger and apple) and jam (strawberry and raspberry). Up until this point, all three of us had picked minimal berries and I had... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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Today I am celebrating every day moments of the past couple of weeks, like: ^^ wedding fun. I love wedding season and a reason to dress up! ^^ ^^ the dangers of living within walking distance of a pizza place. Pretty sure our fridge will be covered in pizzeria magnets... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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Our front yard flower bed was the most labor intensive project we tackled this Spring, and has made the biggest impact to our yard. I love pulling into our driveway and being greeted by it, especially because it is mainly made up of perennials transplanted from my friend's garden in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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At ten months old, Emery is: wearing 9-12 month clothing in the 50th percentile for weight at 19lb 14oz in the 60th percentile for height sleeping, and putting herself to sleep, in her crib napping 2x a day eating all the cheese. she even ate plain feta once without blinking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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We spent our third annual Canada Day long weekend on Candle Lake! And I have to say, these two baby girls at 8.5 and 10 months old made it the funnest weekend yet. We suited them up in lifejackets and took them out on my uncles boat to an island... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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My husband and I spent a full day together in the mountains on Saturday (thanks Mom and Dad for watching the babe!). We drove to Grande Cache Saturday morning and paddled around Victor Lake where we saw so many beautiful birds and a ton of fish both in the water... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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My husband dreamt up the idea of this eavestrough patio garden and built it at the end of April. You can see how much chillier it was outside just by looking at the first set of photos. Now, this garden gets a ton of sun and heat and the herbs... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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I am embracing the stay-at-home pioneer woman lifestyle. Well, as well as one can who lives in the city anyways. The sun is cooking hot and I'm letting it do my drying for me, it just makes sense! My husband just built me a clothes line in the backyard and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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We debated what mountain to paint on the main wall in the nursery for a while, finally deciding on Pyramid Mountain because it is iconic of our favorite Rocky Mountain Town, Jasper. It is also the highest mountain I ever summited at 9065 ft, a 28.5km round trip multisport adventure.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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Last night we hosted a BBQ for our friends to celebrate the start of Summer, so it's time to reflect on books read in the Spring and embark on a list of refreshing, lighthearted reads for Summer. Although, most of them probably won't be lighthearted. My favorite novels never are.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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I needed this reminder during the bike portion of the sprint triathlon I raced yesterday morning. My thoughtful husband stuck it on my bicycle while he was pumping the tires the night before my race, and at 6:41am race morning it brought a smile to my face when I hopped... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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My Fathers Day crafting this year was inspired by one of mine and Emery's favorite books: "I Am A Bunny". The plot is very simple, as all of her baby books are, and tells the story of a bunny named Nicolas exploring nature throughout the changing seasons. The art is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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I bought mango popsicles from the grocery store the other week which were advertised as being "natural" and made with "real fruit". The texture and taste fooled me, but when I read the box I was shocked to see how long the ingredients list was and that it contained corn... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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If you're like me, folding and hanging clean laundry is the chore that gets neglected weekly, clean clothes piling up in baskets at the foot of the bed. I like tossing dirty laundry into the wash, I find that chore to be instantly gratifying because the mess it out of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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Two of my best friends are pregnant, one due in the Fall and one in the Winter so both babes will need toques! I was so happy with how Emery's purple beanie turned out that I decided to recreate it with skinnier needles and wool for a newborn. Both beanies... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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I've been in a bit of a slump in the cooking department this Spring. It seems like after a day spent working hard in the yard I just want to come inside, throw some snacks on a plate, call it dinner and eat it on the couch with my feet... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic
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I'm so excited to finally see our nursery the way we had envisioned it looking when I was pregnant and we were moving into our house! The priority was to paint all the walls the same shade of white, get rid of the gross carpet and lay down hardwood in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Delightfully Domestic