Today is the kick off to the Canada Day long weekend! I have garage sales to scope out, a lingerie bachelorette party to dance the night away at and of course lots of BBQing and fireworks thrown in the mix.

If any of these treats show up on my adventures I will be mighty excited. I doubt they will so maybe I'll whip up some of my own.

{a little more subtle nod to the holiday, Maple Walnut cake}

{and because it wouldn't be Canada Day weekend, or any good weekend for that matter, with out pancakes and maple syrup }


While we are enjoying this perfect summer weekend I want to remind everyone down in Southern Alberta that we are still thinking about them. That there is hopefully some silver lining to all this destruction.

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If anyone out there feels moved to help but are like me and don't know where to start, the fastest and easiest way is to donate or volunteer for the Red Cross (click here to be redirected).

Have a safe, happy and festive weekend!

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