Hi there! I'm Leah and this is my blog. "Dream Big Cape Breton" is about my life on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.
It's about looking for, and finding, inspiration + joy all around me.
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Everyone says “Kids are expensive” and “babies require so much stuff!” My partner Brian and I tried to argue against these statements before our child was born – “Nonsense,” we’d say, “Babies aren’t that expensive.” But there is a truth … Continue reading
Herbilicious ice cubes I love cilantro, so much that I planted WAY too much of it this summer. I couldn’t wait to cook with fresh cilantro again! Mmm, mango chutney, sweet potato soup, any number of Indian dishes. However, this … Continue reading
By Dwayne MacEachern We can do anything we set our minds to. I was told that sort of thing growing up. I’m just not sure if it was a mistake to believe it or not. I think we believe it … Continue reading
I interviewed Whitney Pier resident Brian Dean, and his partner Erin, back in February. Since then, Brian has written a guest piece here about cleaning up your neighbourhood, which was honest, sharp-witted, and funny. He’s a really thrifty guy and … Continue reading
I’m so happy to welcome Hannah MacDonald to the blog as a guest writer. This is the first in a series she’ll be writing about her move “Out West”. “One way to Edmonton?” the clerk at the VIA Rail ticket … Continue reading
This post originally appeared on Alicia’s blog, Cape Breton Local Food Adventure. She has kindly allowed me to republish it here. Well, once again the market season is here, and everyone is thinking about buying local! This year perhaps more … Continue reading
A short little post for this short little week: Do you have any favourite money saving websites? Here are a few of mine… Save.ca: this site was mentioned in a comment on the very first Frugal Friday post. Often I … Continue reading
Hi Dream Big readers! Goodness, it’s been awhile. Today I want to share one of my favourite thrifty discoveries. First, the back story: I’ve never had a whole lot of patience for banks. I’ve had a bank account since I … Continue reading
The books reviewed here are available through the Cape Breton Regional Library. Grains are one of those things backyard gardeners tend to avoid. I know when I think of grains I tend to think of massive wheat farms in Saskatchewan. … Continue reading