Author Archives: Tanya

Spice it up!

Well, my friends, summer is all too rapidly drawing to a close. (Don’t shoot the messenger.)  The back to schoolView full post »

“Divine Beauty Within…”

My thoughts have been very much directed lately to the beauty of life in all its complexity and simplicity. Too often IView full post »

A Chalkboard via the Thrift Store

I love chalkboards. I currently have three of varying sizes. It’s fun to write signs of celebration, holidayView full post »

Real Women Real Life: “On Mission… part 2”

Welcome back to Part 2 of Sonya’s story.   If you have not read “On Mission…part 1” you can doView full post »

Mother’s Day Tablescapes Revisited

As Mother’s Day approaches, I am sharing two Mother’s Day tables that I have done.  It always seems such aView full post »

Real Women Real Life – “On Mission… part 1”

Today at Take Six, we are welcoming our friend Sonya to share with us how God can speak to us when we are not evenView full post »

Trusting in Spring

Spring has arrived! I brought in some Forsythia several days ago to force bloom. It only took 3 days for the beautifulView full post »

Chocolate Chip Crisps

Good Saturday morning, my friends! I have a great recipe for you this weekend. Such yummyness for anyone on a wheat freeView full post »

Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

Question of the day: How do you get repair men to do a great job when working at your home? Answer: Feed themView full post »

Boston, MA & Halifax, NS – A Special Friendship

On December 6, 1917 at 9am the Halifax Explosion destroyed much of our city.  It happened when the SS Mont-Blanc, aView full post »

Real Women Real Life – The Pain in the Offering

While we entirely enjoy sharing the pretty, tasty, eye catching side of life here at Take Six, we are alsoView full post »

Coconut Flour Chocolate Cake

A great recipe for those eating wheat free. Coconut Flour Chocolate Cake ¾ cup coconut flour ¼ cup cocoa powder 1 tspView full post »

Farmhouse Easter Table

We, at Take Six, would like to say a huge THANK YOU to my daughter, Nicole. She did all the work for our blog move fromView full post »

Thrift Find and Birds Nest

My friend Holly and I took off Thursday morning  to make the thrift store rounds.  I always look forward to our funView full post »

Before & After ~ Easter Topiary

This week a thrift store in my area moved to a much bigger location.  I thought it would be supportive of me to “View full post »

Cajun Chicken Soup

I know it is only February, but this morning the birds were singing.  They must be trying to explain that Spring is onView full post »

Homemade Pita Bread

I love Pita Bread!  But I’m a bit of a “Pita Princess”. I only like it when it is REALLY soft, and itView full post »


I love my Mark’s Choice Amaryllis that I found a couple years ago at my favorite Home Hardware store.     WhenView full post »

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

This winter has been much colder in Nova Scotia than the last few.  You quickly become unaccustomed to windchillView full post »

Hand Warmers

We could use many sets of these hand warmers in Nova Scotia this month.   Let’s just say…it’s freezinView full post »

Bread Machine Bagels~Paula

Everyone loves bagels, but have you ever made your own? Not me…until yesterday! I found the recipe on a blog,View full post »

Valentine Doilies

Have you seen Martha Stewart’s valentine doilies? They are all over Pinterest. They are the cutest things…View full post »

Chocolate Coconut Flour Cupcakes

Last week was my son’s birthday and he was 20.  I cannot believe how time has flown by.  I decided to make him hisView full post »

Valentine Garland

While sorting through and organizing Christmas decor after the holidays I came across this strand of pink mini lightsView full post »