Edmonton blog roundup: Oct. 4, 2016

Edmonton blog roundup: Oct. 4, 2016

You’ll notice a new look for the blog roundup this time around. I’m playing around with a service called Publicate, which makes it pretty easy for me to pull together the posts that I want to draw your attention to, and I think it’s more eye-catching, too. Hat tip to Mack Male for showing it to me. Let me know what you think!

The blogs have been as abundant as our freakish strawberry patch this year (see above). So let’s dig in, starting with some stunning panoramas from UAV North, crazy wallpaper from Paper Leaf, and a rainbow from Justina Smith.
Edmonton River Valley Panoramas - UAV North
With the fall colours in full bloom in Edmonton, we’ve created a series of 10 aerial Edmonton river valley panoramas to show off this beautiful city!
October 2016 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper | Paper Leaf
Halloween is coming up at the end of the month, and we thought we’d celebrate with something spooky. Now everyone thinks kittens are cute, but personally, I think they’re pretty scary….
you can almost taste it
I’m sure there is a perfectly reasonable explanation as to why I’ve been on a good illustration kick the past couple of weeks. When you have one, please let me know? The only one i can…
Next up: Self-improvement from Cathy Walsh, Steven Robinson and Donloree Hoffman:
The Minimalism Game
September was declared the Month of Minimalism in Walsh Manor. I was inspired by Twitter’s and Edmonton’s cheerleader, reuse and recycle advocate, self proclaimed kook and social media…
How to Make Fishing Less Boring - 52skillz
Time: 8hrs Cost: A Bit of Gas, and $$$ for Food Difficulty: Not too bad with a guide, but super difficult on your own The Quick Version As a kid, I never imagined myself willingly spending…
Apparently I Run For Coffee
Running alongside women who don’t take the easy path and are always pushing to do and be more, I have found myself deeply changed and constantly challenged. Despite the amount of loss I…
Laura Frey is giving away a Short Story Advent Calendar, and Diana and Justine bring words and wisdom home from Blogpodium.
The Short Story Advent Calendar 2016: Giveaway open till Oct. 9
Disclaimer: Giveaway copy is courtesy of the kind people at The Short Story Advent Calendar, but I bought my own copy. I know one of the creators, Michael Hingston, and reviewed his novel…
Blogpodium 2016
Two weekends ago I hopped on a plane with Kristina to go meet Justine, Marissa, Candace, Erinn and a crew of other fabulous creative ladies at Blogpodium! You might remember I went last…
Three take-home messages from Blog Podium 2016.
A few weeks ago, I found myself seated in a room beaming with creativity & inspiriting women. With a hot tea in one hand & a pen in the other, I scribbled some [ … ]
You’ve got some deep thoughts about parenting from Jess Holt, Jason Gregor and Hannah Hamilton, and some lighter thoughts from Lori Godin, Kassey Koumarelas and Family Fun Edmonton.
Lessons from Vegas
Every year my husband takes a trip to see the Blue Jays play with a buddy of his (who, ironically, also just became a twin Dad). And because everything in our household must be even and…
I miss you Dad
On my 14th birthday my father drove me into Edmonton for my learner’s test. I passed and when we walked to the car he tossed me the keys. I couldn’t believe it. I’d never driven in the…
Dear Sons; Here's What You Need To Know About The World Pt. 1
I’m nervously watching highlights on the news as you play beside me happily on the couch. Last night there was a presidential debate in America; not our country, but one that affects us…
Parenting: You Should Be Friends with Her and 'Mom Crushes'
At Costco doing an epic stock up trip the other night, we sat down for a quick and late dinner with the kids (Costco food court for the win). While Jamie stood in line and I entertained…
5 cool Ways to Get Your Kids Excited about Star Gazing | Family...
Saskatchewan may be the Land of Living Skies, but Alberta is no slouch when it comes to expanses of Prairie skies! The wild blue yonder is a thing to behold at any time of day, but once the…
Four Words
Salted. Caramel. Chocolate. Cake. Back in July, we celebrated Alex’s birthday with this delicious cake. I started this post shortly after making it in an effort to share it with all of you…
Did somebody say food? Phil Wilson eats with the Kunitzes, Stump Kitchen makes corn on the cob, and we’ve got recipes and tips from Allways Angela, Christine Bruckmann, Margaret Bose-Johnson and Sheri Landry.
Community Table Project: Kunitz Family Chicken with Dried Fruit
The Community Table Project is about sharing signature recipes from everyday folks, and creating a sense of community around food. If you make a signature dish you think is great, send me…
Stump Kitchen 20: How to make Corn on the Cob!
Huge thanks to Rebecca for being such a rad guest on the show! Shout out to Parker and Nav for taste-testing our corn and being awesome humans. Corn on the cob is the BEST! Peel (or shuck)…
Easy Vegan Banana Pumpkin Loaf
I have a confession… I don’t like pumpkin. In fact I kind of hate it. Lattes, pies, loaves, it’s just not my thing. I do love the smell when I cook or bake with it though. Reminds me of…
Make this easy Apple Pie Pizza for your next dessert
With my obsession with making all the things from pizza dough, this is one thing my husband can’t get enough of. He has even requested is as his ‘birthday cake’ next year…in July……
Giant Puffball Recipes | Kitchen Frau
Giant puffballs make some mighty fine eating! If you’re lucky enough to find one in a field or forest’s edge, try whipping up a few of these delicious puffball recipes. This has been the…
How to save your garden tomatoes after a fall frost | This...
Facebook Tweet This Google+ Pin This Tumblr Reddit Love ThisIf you have a garden, then every day into September that you stay above zero is a good day. Some of our plants still have food to…
We’ve got two takes on bikes as transportation from Troy Pavlek and Glenn Kubish, and a look at bikes (and other wheeled things) as extreme entertainment from Passports and Pigtails.
A Quick Stop in Idaho: Should Edmonton cyclists be able to yield...
The Idaho Stop allows cyclists to approach a stop sign, yield to all pedestrians and traffic in the intersection and then proceed through when it is safe and they have the right of way,…
True Grid
There is a proposal afoot to build what city hall transportation poets call the minimum grid for physically separated bike lane infrastructure. In translation, it’s a vision for a humane…
FISE World Edmonton: An Epic Weekend of Spokes and Slopes
Edmonton, Canada, may be a small city by population, but this northern locale is a major player on the world festival scene. Over the weekend of Sept 16-18th, 2016, we were home to yet…
Speaking of bikes, Lyndsey styles hers, while Gabby shares affordable fall fashion tips, and Joelle shares her fashion photo blooper reel.
Fall Cruisin - Over My Styled Body
Fall is here and I’m sharing my favourite way to get around the city with the cutest pink cruiser you ever did see. Continue reading for all the details! xx
Fall Fashion Updates
Hey! So I recently said in my post about my favorite fall nail colors that I have a super neutral, basic wardrobe because I can’t afford the cost of dressing super seasonally. I thought it…
Spring And Summer 2016 Outfit Bloopers!
I’m pretty used to getting my photo taken as I used to model a looooong time ago. But sometimes I mess up and that’s okay. After a two year hiatus, I mentioned in my that “our blog is…
A little bit of looking back: Copper & Blue traces the history of Pandas hockey, Chris looks back at weather in September, and Edmonton City as Museum tells the story of our first mosque.
University of Alberta: Milestone Achievements
The University of Alberta Pandas hit a milestone achievement this year.
September Review / October Preview
So we come to the end of another month. In terms of high temperatures, September was pretty unexceptional. We had no days above 30°C, and only 2 days above 25°C. But we also didn’t have…
Little Mosque in the Park
How did a mosque come to be in Fort Edmonton Park? Where did it come from? Why does it look a bit like an Orthodox church? Opened in 1938, the Al-Rashid Mosque was the first mosque to be…
Chad Huculak’s End of the Earth comics are now in a book; Jason Foster ponders his place opining on beer; and Graham reflects on racism and what it means to be an ally.
End of the Earth now in book form!
Gig City is your home for the latest news about Edmonton music and live events; catchup on all the shows in Edmonton, the best in drama, comedy, music and more! Learn more about Edmonton…
What is My Role in the Prairie Beer Scene?
This morning my plan was to publish the latest in my series of new brewery profiles (I am trying to catch up with the wave). But then I read Jason van Rassel’s thoughtful piece about the…
White People Talking
In this post I’m going more game-of-life, philosophical, and political than usual. A few things have happened in the past few days: my local university had another case of deplorable…

Finally, Marcia Hamm is on an adventure in Italy; Dani Hub is on an adventure in the Maritimes; and Stacey K previews Love in YEG, the Edmonton’s boutique bridal show — after all, what is more of an adventure than marriage?

Abruzzo Adventure - Emidio Pepe
What a a privilege it was to start our adventure in Abruzzo with a winery that specializes in “natural winemaking”. What does this mean exactly? A family owned and operated estate that…
Out Of The Nest Travels
We met his family in the restaurant and got caught up while we ordered and enjoyed breakfast. Bacon and eggs for everyone else, strawberry waffle for me. With whipped cream. A little ways…
Love in Yeg - Edmonton Boutique Bridal Show - yegwed - Edmonton...
Love in Yeg is Edmonton’s newest boutique bridal show, taking place at the Old Timers’ Cabin on Sunday, February 12, 2017. Early bird tickets ($15) are available until December 31 st ,…

You can find even more at ShareEdmonton. You can also find these picks and previous ones on my Flipboard magazine and in past roundups.

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