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Thursday July 20th 2017

‘The MacKay Way’ Archives

Fiber College – Getting Ready

Fiber College – Getting Ready

It’s time again. Mom and I are packing up our bags and materials and we’ll be headed to a few days of creativity at Fiber College: A Grand Gathering of Fiber Artists and Students on the Coast of Maine: Educating Creative Expression! What’s new this year? [Read More]

Picking Paint

Picking Paint

If you have ever gone through a renovation you may know how it feels when it’s finally reached the point where a room has come together enough for paint to be applied. It’s certainly exciting and perhaps a little anxiety filled. Enter our new guest room. I [Read More]

Delivered – Mia’s New Dress

Delivered – Mia’s New Dress

As it happens, Mia and her father were able to come for a visit to see us and I was able to give her dress over in person! She loved it so much that she “NEEEEEDED” to wear it on the airplane home. More information about this dress may be found HERE.   [Read More]

Dusty? Yes we are!

Dusty? Yes we are!

I’ve been Pinning things onto my boards over on Pinterest (Follow Along!). I’ve been stacking and squirreling away fabrics (shhhhh === don’t tell the feller!) And I’ve been bookmarking and copying in to file techniques for this and that all in an [Read More]

Faster Than You Think

Faster Than You Think

Growing a vegetable garden feels like a labour of love when you are first planting. You dig, weed, plant, water and tend. You wait. You wait some more. You weed some more and wonder, how long? How LONG!!?? This year I decided to take photos a bit more often to show those of [Read More]

Anna KAL

Anna KAL

Between teaching 3 10-12 hour days in a row weekly, living with a major house renovation (yes, that’s the floor sander you’re hearing in the background of this post) and sorting the gardens out in time for them to grow and prosper… I joined a KAL.   [Read More]

Mia’s New Dress

Mia’s New Dress

Although there hasn’t been much internet available over here at The MacKay Way during the house renovation (router is 3 floors down and the signal only sporadically reaches my office), there HAS been loads of creating going on with the help of a series of extension [Read More]

Who, Me? How Fun!

Who, Me? How Fun!

Just got the Love Sewing Newsletter and I’m the spotlighted instructor! [Read More]

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

There are days when I come home having taught a 12 hour day and the thought of cooking is almost too much for me. Almost… This is one of the recipes that I’ve developed for a fast, healthy and tasty dinner… especially good when you’re not in the mood to be [Read More]

A little reno here…A little reno there…

A little reno here…A little reno there…

There are days during a renovation where you ask yourself… Is this EVER going to end??? This is a shot of what is now our Master Bedroom, before we moved in with the prior tenants furniture still in it. There comes a point where you just can’t have one more fuse [Read More]

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Our FAVORITE Brownies!

Our FAVORITE Brownies!

I bet I’ve tried 25 brownie recipes over the years… but this one…this one takes the cake…er brownie! They [Read More]

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

When I got the call that I’d be doing a full 26 minutes on the TV show Robin’s Nest, and it would be [Read More]

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Things around The MacKay Way are never dull. I can’t ever recall having an “I’m Bored” moment, [Read More]

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

After three weeks on the road it was so nice to come home and stroll through the gardens to collect some things for [Read More]

The Staple Dress

The Staple Dress

September has rolled in with a BANG! So much to do in the weeks ahead that my lists have lists!!! As I started my [Read More]

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