Strawberry Picking at Maan Farms

Strawberry picking at Abbotsford Maan Farms

The other day my sister, myself and our babes got together and decided to go strawberry picking for the first time. I have seen a lot of posts and many very delicious looking photos of friends going out to their local berry farms, I wanted to go try it out for myself. As a kid my mom would take me and my sisters berry picking all the time, but it was usually raspberries and blueberries that we picked. I was excited to try out strawberry picking for the first time, and I have some tips for any of you other first timers out there to ensure you have the best experience. Continue reading

Giveaway: 2 tickets to the Canada Day Kick Off Concert at Abbotsford Centre


I am so thrilled to offer you a chance to win 2 tickets to the Canada Day Kick Off Concert at Abbotsford Centre on June 30th. If you have been thinking about something fun to do with the whole family this summer this Kick Off Concert is one that you are not going to want to miss!

Canadian country music stars, Emerson Drive, will launch the Fraser Valley’s Canada Day festivities early this year as they headline the Canada Day Kickoff Concert at the Abbotsford Centre on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 6 pm. Joining Emerson Drive will be local country stars Aaron Pritchett, King & Cash, Beamer Wigley, as well as the winner of this year’s Abbotsford Idol Contest presented by the Abbotsford News.  -Abbotsford Centre

It is with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to give away 2 tickets to Abbotsford Centre’s Canada Day Kick off Concert. For more information on the event and ticket sales please visit Abbotsford Centre or Ticket Master. Tickets as low as $15 + fees. See below for your chance to win.

How to Enter:

  1. Head on over to our Facebook Page, share the Giveaway post and tag a friend.
  2. Follow us on Instagram: @creativewifeandjoyfulworker @abbotsfordcentrelike and comment by tagging a friend on the giveaway post.

**** Winners MUST be able to pick up tickets from Will Call at the Abbotsford Centre Box Office

Contest runs from Saturday May 23, 2015 – Wednesday May 27, 2015. Winner will be contacted within 48 hours of contest closing

Thank you for entering. The winner will be contacted through the social platform from which they won. This Giveaway is sponsored by Abbotsford Centre, all views and opinions are my own.

Shop Spotlight: Twine Abode

Time and time again I am so surprised with how small the world is. I was introduced to Twine Abode through a post on Instagram and fell in love with their style and products. It was after a few emails back and forth that I realized that these lovely ladies, actually lived in the same town as me. I love when that happens! So not only are these products all natural they are local too. Win Win!

I got a sweet package last month and have been using their kid’s bath time products ever since. The smell is amazing! When I tuck my daughter in before bed we always spend a few minutes snuggling and rocking her the chair, I love nuzzling my head in her hair and smelling the natural and fresh sweet orange smell of their kid’s hair and body wash. Pure delight.

Creative Wife and Joyful Worker with Twine Abode Continue reading

Photography: Six Week Old Baby Boy Q

Last week I got to capture some moments of my close girlfriend, her husband, and their six week old baby boy.  My girlfriend has a love and passion for photography, and so when she asked me to take some pictures of her beautiful son I was both honored and nervous.  I wanted to capture these moments perfectly for her and her husband, to showcase the abundance of love they pour out over their son.  Although, my nerves faded once the photo-shoot began, they made it so easy for me, their love, smiles, and comfort for Baby Q was overflowing. I am so pleased to share these photographs of this sweet family with you.

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Organic Wooden Camera: From The Seeds