Friday, June 24, 2011

My Canada ~ The Great Canadian Blog Bash!!

I am so excited to be participating in

Every month when I get my Canadian Living magazine
the first thing I read
is the last article ~ My Canada

I love the stories
written about places all across
this fabulous country or ours

so when I was planning my blog bash post
I knew exactly what I was going to do

come with me ~ to my little piece of heaven
down a dirt road

to Dorchester Cape

I grew up here on week-ends
it is the place my Dad was born and raised

coming down the hill looking off to the left
is my grandparents farm

many a good time was spent in this house
my grandmother was always doing something
and the smells from her kitchen were heavenly


we walked up and down this road many times
to the beach and back
for swimming and bonfires
in the winter it was sliding and snowshoeing
and some snowmobiling too

in the early 80's Mom & Dad decided that they had enough of camping
and wanting a more permanent place to spend our week-ends
so with land that was bought from a relative for $1.00
Dad cut down some trees ~ took them to the mill
and built a little cabin in the woods

it's not much ~ but it's ours
and it is my quiet place
my do nothing place

walking the road taking pictures of wildflowers

or down by the beach collecting treasures

 or just lying in the hammock and reading a book

eating what we want ~ when we want
naps are always welcome

now my little beach is on Shepody Bay
which is part of the Bay of Fundy
if you stand on our beach and look across the water
you will see Hopewell Rocks

Sandstone pillars of the Hopewell Rocks, on the New Brunswick side of the Bay of Fundy, Canada. The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world, with billions of tonnes of salt-water flowing in and out of the bay, twice a day... every day.

have you heard about the New 7 Wonders of Nature
well the Bay of Fundy is in the running to become one of the 7
so take a minute and give a shout out to Canada
and cast your vote here

I truly love my beach
rocks and all!


Now for a little giveaway!

I am pleased to present a little something
that I love and use on a daily basis

this is a proud Canadian company
started back in 1991 in Victoria, BC

the spices include:
Lemon Dilly ~ Cheese, Chive & Bacon
and 3 Onion

with this little trio you can make 
Epicure's Extraordinary Cheese Dip
and it is to-die-for!

all you have to do to enter is:

be a follower and leave me a comment
it's that simple!

this giveaway is only open to Canadian bloggers this time around
but don't be sad ~ I have a little something else up my sleeve
that I will be revealing soon!

the giveaway will run from today until July 1st
and I will announce the winner
on Monday ~ July 3rd

Happy Friday!!

you do not need to be a follower to enter the giveaway!
Sorry about that!



Monica said...

I loved your story, Lori, made me feel like I was walking that beautiful dirt road and picking wild flowers with you!! I'm a fellow New Brunswicker and I'm so happy to have met you...I'm now a follower and I'll be visiting often!! Great post!!

KShiell said...

What a great post and a beautiful place! :) I'm a new follower! I'll stop by often!

Denise from Beaded Embellishments said...

Following from the blog hop.
What a great post with some lovely pics. My father's family is from New Brunswick and my husband and I have enjoyed exploring parts of New Brunswick on our vacations for the past several years.

Jen M said...

follow via GFC
jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

Gingermommy said...

following you

Pam said...

I'm a new follower and I love Epicure spice blends and dip mixes. Yummy!

melacan at hotmail dto com

Cee@SmookieStyle said...

I'm a new follower!! (Cee@SmookieStyle)

I just went to my first Epicure Party...and I AM IN LOVE!!

Thanks for sharing a bit of your heart with us! It's beautiful place you have!

Margot said...

What a beautiful place! I love the east coast, and have spent a little bit of time in NB down near the Hopewell Rocks. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! It's so wonderful to meet all these new people!

Glogirl said...

Looks like a lovely place to live! Thanks for sharing your story and photos!

Pauline Milner said...

I am originally from Sackville and have a lot of relatives there and in Dorchester. Your pictures are very familiar. I have travelled that dirt road many times.

Can you post the recipe for the Epicure Extraordinary Cheese Dip, if you have it?

Thanks for the great giveaway and the pictures. ~Pauline

Krystal said...

Great pictures! So lovely :)

Thanks for the giveaway! Stopping in from #TGCBB!


Anonymous said...

Great pictures!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment.

Gingermommy said...

I would love to win this. Thanks for sharing

I co host a blog hop for Canadians on Mondays, stop by and add your blog sometime

katrina Brady said...

ooh that dip looks great! would love to try these spices

sweetpeg at gmail dot com


Your post makes me wonder if I ever told you that I lived in Canada (Alberta) for grades 1 - 4. I knew the Canadian nation anthem before I knew the American one.

But I still don't qualify for the giveaway:-).


Did you know Canada said...

I'm a new follower and love your site! So happy to meet you and would love to win this yummy giveaway :)

Susan Margaret said...

I think it looks beautiful in your part of the country! That is what I love about Canada - our country is so diverse!

charmtime at gmail dot com

Sweet Panda said...

Follow you via GFC (Sweet Panda)

sweetpanda2010 at gmail dot com

Kat's Confessions said...

Sounds like an awesome place. The pictures are beautifu! Great job on the post. Thanks so much for joining TGCBB! Following on GFC.

Rebecca said...

I love Epicure product, and your home looks beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway!
I am following you with GFC (Rebby)
rebthecatsitter at

Belinda M said...

I follow on google friend connect

Great giveaway


Leanne109 said...

Hi from Bathurst NB!!! I'm a blogger to and loved your story :D Nothin better then being a Maritimer lol
I adore Epicure spices to mmmmm Extraordinary Cheese Dip!
Come see my blog sometime!

GFC follower Leanne109


missbobloblaw said...

I follow w/gfc (talkingmomcents)

What a great story and giveaway! Thanks for sharing!


Mom vs. the boys said...

those pictures are gorgeous! I've been to hopewell rocks and loved it, the highlight of our trip east! thanks for taking part, great giveaway!
momvstheboys at gmail dot com

PAM said...

What a beautiful place you live. I am on my way over!!!

Nice to meet you and thank you for dropping in at my blog as well.

Berendina said...

Those dip mixes sound super yummy, especially the Chive & Bacon :). I've tried out Epicure products before. Some of their salad dressing mixes and hot cocoa mixes. Also I'm a new follower to your blog via GFC under my name Berendina. Great Giveaway!


Kathy said...

I am a Saint John girl...well Darling's Island be precise. Thanks for stopping by my post Did you link over and join my FB site? I have a contest going for anyone who'likes' my new Oak lawn Images site.

Indeed, Riverview is 'just up the road'. I love your grandparent' cabin. It looks so comfy and your photos are also great.
I'm a new follower.

Jen said...

I am dying to go to the Hopewell Rocks!

RoryBore said...

Stopping by to say...hey, thanks for stopping by :)
I just love this takes me (way) back to visiting my own grandparents farm, down a long and dusty dirt road. Most my summers were spent there and it was just as you have described. I sometimes think my childhood must have come right out of a story book: horses and hayloft, fields of summer corn, hay and wildflowers, and running into the kitchen where Grandma always had something special coming out of the oven!
Bay of Fundy is definitely on my list of "must go to" places.

About Me said...

I am following your blog now. Come and by and visit the Mega Toddler Giveaway that I am hosting now!

Snowy Summer said...

LOvely place!

GFC Follower
snowy summer

Delena said...


We would love to travel to the east coast someday! I use those spices all the time , they are the "real thing" and it is hard to use other brands. I would love to be entered. Thanks!

Ninja Mommers said...

Hi There, I follow via Twitter and GFC! Nice to meet you!!

Fiona said...

That was beautiful! thanks!
fionabarnowl at care2 dotcom

SueBooBadoos said...

What a beautiful place :)
I am a new follower via GFC

Little Miss Kate said...

New follower!

I love the pictures - looks like an amazing place.

The Scent Peddler said...

Hi Lori...I love your little piece of Heaven...thanks for sharing it with us.

I'm a HUGE lover of Epicure's products and the cheese dip is out of this world. Now you've made me hungry for some. LOL

Have a scent-sational day!

Whispered Inspirations said...

Hi there Lori, thank-you so much for linking up to TGCBB! We are so glad to have you! These are absolutely gorgeous CANADIAN landscapes, I especially like the sandstone pillars!

Well, I'm your newest follower! Stay in touch!


CaroleM said...

follower on GFC (CaroleM)

Callista said...

I appreciate the easy entry! I'm so behind I'm still visiting everyone's giveaways before it's to late and then I'll go back and check out and follow everyone else. Whew! Nice to "meet you"

I now follow you and would love to win. It's funny but I'd never heard of Epicure until just a few days ago when I was chatting with a friend. She's hosting a party for it.

callista83 AT cogeco DOT ca

laurainthesky said...

Lovely blog! I love Epicure! Thanks for the chance to win!

Maple Leaf Mommy said...

Hellow from your newsest GFC follower.
So glad to have found you via TGCBB.
I am absolutely in love that Oh Canada piece of word art in your side bar. Did you make it?

Thanks for the intro to Dorchester Cape. It looks like a lovely part of Canada. (and I always sneak ahead to that feature in Cdn Living too!)

Simply Stacie said...

GFC follower

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com