White Lake Provincial Park Ontario

White Lake Provincial Park Ontario
White Lake Provincial Park Ontario

The weather was so beautiful last Sunday that Tim and I decided to get out of town for a hiking adventure at the White Lake Provincial Park Ontario. It is just one of the several Ontario Provincial Parks located on the Lake Superior Circle Route. This was our first visit to the White Lake Provincial Park Ontario even though we drive past it several times a year and also live less than an hours drive from the park. And boy am I glad we finally stopped! Now I want to make it a goal to visit all of the Ontario’s Provincial Parks along Hwy 17 North.

white Lake Provincial Park Ontario
White Lake Provincial Park Ontario

There are several hiking trails to choose from at the White Lake Provincial Park Ontario. Since this was my first time out in the woods this summer I thought I should ease into it-chuckle, chuckle. I voted for the Clearwater trail to start, but frankly it was too easy,  even for someone who was a little rusty.

white Lake Provincial park Ontario
White Lake Provincial Park Ontario

The water was definitely clear on the Clearwater Trail!

White lake Provincial park Ontario
White Lake Provincial Park Ontario

The woodlands were littered with all kinds of magical fairy stumps.

White Lake provincial Park Ontario
White Lake Provincial Park Ontario

And there were giant shaggy bark trees.

White Lake Provincial Park Ontario
White Lake Provincial Park Ontario

Still full of energy, we decided to hike the Deer Lake Trail too. It is a 4.5 km trail, but after going 1.5 km the trail was covered with water and unless you have rubber boots on you would be walking through water mid-calf. Besides this fact, I heard some very distinct snapping of tree limbs and was thoroughly convinced it was a bear!

White Lake Provincial Park Ontario
White Lake Provincial Park Ontario

I spotted several Lady slippers on the Deer Trail.

White Lake Provincial Park Ontario
White Lake Provincial park Ontario

There were many fallen fungus covered trees on the woodland floor and some that looked like they had been just recently cut to clear the path for walking. All in all it was just about as perfect a day as one can have! We passed a moose on the road on our way out of town, spotted a beautiful red billed sand crane on the road back home, and then while watching TV we spotted a big black bear running across the road into our neighbors back yards. There have been nine bears spotted in town so far this spring and they have had to put three of them down I have heard. I am hoping that the berries ripen soon so they will return to the woods where they won’t suffer anymore harm.

Now I’m off to the sewing room for the next couple of days to put my new embroidery machine to the test! I can’t wait to share my projects with you on my next post.

Blessings Kimberly Signature


Farmhouse Counter From Reclaimed Lumber


Farmhouse counter From Reclaimed Lumber
Farmhouse Counter From Reclaimed Lumber

I have been wanting a Farmhouse counter forever! Two years ago when we moved into our house, I spotted three huge hunks of reclaimed lumber in our garage. I knew right then and there that this lumber would make a beautiful Farmhouse counter for my kitchen.


Counter Made From Reclaimed Lumber
Counter Made From Reclaimed Lumber

I didn’t mention my dream to my husband just then. After all the house was in need of attention elsewhere (everywhere) at that time!

farmhouse counter
Farmhouse Counter Made from Reclaimed Lumber

A few weeks ago when I shared my idea with Tim, I don’t think he had the vision for the project at all. But he took it on and created this beautiful counter for me. Once he started sanding it didn’t take long to see how beautiful the wood was under all of the gray and weathered wood.


See what I’m talking about? The wood had been used as a work bench for many, many years.


 In the end we are both very happy with how it turned out. I’m thrilled because now I have even more space to display my Farmhouse treasures. Tim is  just glad to have somewhere store our canned goods! KIM I am partying here: Furniture Feature Friday Party@ Miss Mustard Seed Share It Friday@ Common Ground Frugal Friday Friday Features Home Sweet Home Party Shabbilicious Friday An Upcycled Link Party Saturday Sparks   Vintage Inspiration Party

Forget Me Not Flowers

Forget Me Not Flowers
Forget Me Not Flowers

I had to quickly get out today to pick the Forget Me Not flowers before they disappeared.

They are really the most delicate and prettiest of flowers to me.
But they don’t seem to last long enough.
I bet they are already long gone from your yards.
Foget Me Not flowers
Foget Me Not Flowers

I hadn’t showed you yet, but the day of the Mother’s Day tea there was also a church sale at the local St. Paul’s United Church.

I was so thrilled to find two Forget Me Not flower teacups there.
They are both bone china and I was able to purchase them, along with several other items, for just a twenty dollar donation.
forget Me Not flowers
Forget Me Not Flowers
 I couldn’t resist getting a shot of the Forget Me Not flower teacups along side the real thing.
The sun was bright on the yard at that time, so there are many shadows showing, but I like the photo just the same!
Forget Me Not flowers
Forget Me Not Flowers
Of course now that I was on this whole Forget Me Not flower theme, I remembered that I had bought a necklace that reminded me of Forget Me Not.
I quickly retrieved it from the drawer, double wrapped it around my wrist, then called to Tim to come out and take a picture of me picking the flowers.
Even though none of this makes any sense to him, I’m sure, he was still good about going along with my craziness!
Forget Me Not Flowers
Forget Me Not Flowers
Lastly, here is my pretty ……
What? I don’t know what it is.
Maybe a sugar dish?
It’s another pretty Forget Me Not  flower piece I found and it had to come home with me.
Forget Me Not Flowers
Foget Me Not flowers

Just one more shot.

As you can see I could be a ‘before’ candidate for Jane Seymour’s special tissue paper hands cream.
 If by chance you are reading this, Jane, just e-mail me and I will send you my address.
I am more than ready and willing to be a guinea pig for your new tissue crepe paper skin cream!
~Until next time-Kimberly~

I found a review here-http://amominredhighheels.com/crepe-erase-review/