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We are a family of four with a passion for crafts and travelling. My mom, the L in DLTK, started this website when my sister and I were very young and it has grown since... just like us! We started writing these blog posts so that we could connect with all of you more personally—share our stories, our favourite crafts, our love for holidays and family traditions, and our passion for travelling.

Here are some of our most recent posts, but check out the links below to read some more posts on your favourite topics!

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UnbelievaBUBBLE
November 2018 - Alberta, Canada
Kaitlyn Guenther

Mindfulness in Autumn

I feel like as an adult or even a teenager it is easy to forget what it feels like to play games and make up your own rules and use your imagination. It is easy to get caught up in work, and somehow we end up prioritizing the material reward of working over the intrinsic reward of playing. I understand how that happens, especially because I understand that importance of putting in an honest, hard days work. But I also try my hardest to remember the significance of playing. The intrinsic feeling I get when I blow bubbles for even just five minutes is irreplacable.

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An Afternoon in Toronto
Featuring food, fun, and fall flicks
October 29, 2018 - Toronto, Canada
Tasha Guenther

Greater Toronto Area field

Living in Hamilton, I am far enough away from the nation's most popular city to feel no spectacular affinity with it. Nevertheless, I am close enough to visit often. Short moments in Toronto are what I enjoy the most.

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Dressing the Family for a Hike
October 2018 - Alberta, Canada
Leanne Guenther

The Saskatchewan Prairie

Wheat fields and blues skies as far as you can see on the Saskatchewan prairie.

I’ve lived in western Canada my entire life.  As a child, I lived in Saskatchewan — think wheat fields, blue skies and prairies.

As an adult, we’ve lived right next door in Alberta.  Still lots of grain fields and prairies, but also cattle ranching and the Rocky Mountains.

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Mind-fall-ness
September 2018 - Alberta, Canada
Kaitlyn Guenther

Mindfulness in Autumn

During my psychology class we discussed a new school of thought called mindfulness. It is the act of letting go of day to day worries and enjoying the details in our world that so often go unnoticed during our busy schedules. My professor explained the notion that if we are constantly thinking of our to-do lists and deadlines, we will rarely be able to truly focus on one task at time. When she was explaining this I realized how true it actually is.

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Fall Favs
October 8, 2018 - Ontario, Canada
Tasha Guenther

farmers market

Time flies around us, not us through it: sometimes, I find it quite difficult to ground myself in my own environment or space. My mind is constantly wandering, I am always daydreaming, and the state of being distracted is very familiar to me. Social media makes the “passing by” of snapshots, moments, and events in my life even more complicated (albeit, interesting) for the very reason that I often find my mind elsewhere than in my current physical setting. Social media allows me to return to moments that I might not have been fully present for.

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Peyto Lake
September 2018 - Alberta, Canada
Leanne Guenther

Peyto Lake

Nope, that photo isn’t edited.  Peyto Lake really looks like that even on an unusually overcast, snowy day in September (we’d come out expecting a sunny autumn day and ended up in a winter wonderland instead!)

Peyto Lake is considered one of the most beautiful views on the Icefields Parkway in Alberta, Canada.  The spectacular shade of blue is caused by rock flour – fine grains of rock as fine as flour, ground by glaciers over the course of time and deposited into the mountain waters as the glaciers in the area melt.

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Today is a Good Day
September 2018 - Alberta, Canada
Kaitlyn Guenther

English Ivy

So I've had this beautiful house plant since I was about 17 years old, and it is one of my most cherished belongings. It is an english ivy that curls and crawls and stretches out in all sorts of directions. My ivy lives in a glass mason jar with a handle. I hope that it is a happy plant.

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