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The Sugar Shack Festival of Trees Grande Prairie 2009

The Sugar Shack Festival of Trees Grande Prairie 2009

The end of summer means a lot of things to people, and for this girl, it means gingerbread! The emails and donation material came out a few weeks ago and I am so excited about this years Festival! Truthfully though, gingerbread is never far from my mind, I am continually on the hunt for inspiration for the next showpiece! And good news! After a suggestion by yours truly, this year we are going to be using bigger boards!  24 x…

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Angel Academy Festival of Trees Grande Prairie 2012

Angel Academy Festival of Trees Grande Prairie 2012

The Angel Academy, where all angels come to get their wings! The annual Festival of Trees  in Grande Prairie kicked off last night with the Decorators Take A Bough event out at the Tec Center. It is a chance for those who designed and donated for the event to gather for a few hours, have a coffee and explore the venue.  It is an evening of fun without the crowds and is a fantastic way to get into the Christmas Spirit! My theme…

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Recipe To Riches. Canada’s Top 5!

Recipe To Riches. Canada’s Top 5!

If anything this chapter in my journey has taught me is patience. When you are dealing with a televison production that is traveling across the country, sorting through all of the contestants and products and making so many decisions there is a lot of waiting involved. And so I did. After I received my gold ticket in Vancouver I was told I would hear from the show, either way, on the 4th of March. It is amazing what you can accomplish when…

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Gingerbread Dreams Festival Of Trees Grande Prairie 2006

Gingerbread Dreams Festival Of Trees Grande Prairie 2006

Never in a million years did I expect I would come to design and create gingerbread houses. I did make a few of the kit ones you can buy. I remember the feeling of “that is all” after the simple build. Though I never had a reason to build anything bigger. Many years later and a move to north of Grande Prairie I had seen pictures from the local Festival of Trees in the newspaper. My first thought was cool, gingerbread…

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Precision Well Servicing Rig #1 GBH 2005

Precision Well Servicing Rig #1 GBH 2005

Talk about jumping in with both feet! I had seen an article in the local newspaper about the annual gingerbread house competiton that takes place at the Festival of Trees event in Grande Prairie every winter. It is a major fundraiser for the QEII Foundation. I was completely inspired and vowed to join the Festival the following year. But I seem to have been bitten by some kind of bug and needed to try my hand at it immediately.  …

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