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AM News

Do you go on adventures on your own? December 15 2021, 0 Comments

"Going alone into the wilderness is one of the ways I reclaim myself. It is an act of joy and an act of self-defense."

Floe Lake Trip ( aka: If it were easy, it’s wouldn’t be an Adventure) February 14 2019, 0 Comments

 What followed was an incline so excruciatingly steep and snowy, I became very uncertain about reaching the campsite before dark. I scouted for likely spots to camp just in case. There were none. My mind ran through the various likely contingency plans for all possible misfortunes as my dog Zoe plodded steadily behind me.  

Egg, meet face! December 11 2018, 0 Comments

So, we've had something that could politely be called a catastrophic e-mail F-Up. There will be a lot of apologizing in the near future. From me. The issue with Freshbooks is solved now, thanks to their responsive help line, but the worst is done. The e-mail reply I've forwarded to bewildered customers is below.



I’m so sorry you’ve received duplicate receipts for a previous AM Adventures purchase!

It’s annoying and confusing for you, very surprising and embarrassing for me.

As you may know, AM Adventures (photos on leggings, hats, etc) is the photography project of Adrienne Marie Photography. I added an app integration for the AM Adventures store which uses Shopify as an online store to import all previous sales to the main business bookkeeping, which is Freshbooks.

This was only supposed to bring in the data of the sales from the past, and make bookkeeping easier going forward. It was definitely not supposed to send hundreds of past customers a receipt for their past purchases.

No new charges have been made, and no personal information has been shared.

Thank you for your polite inquiries about what on Earth the e-mail is for. It was unintentional, unexpected, and is only a replication of the one you would have received when you made a purchase from us either online, or at one of the markets in places such as Canmore, or Invermere.

Please accept my sincerest (red faced) apologies.

What is a Virtual Market? November 19 2018, 0 Comments

There are few things as enjoyable as a market full of original creations. You may feel more alive and curious surrounded by the mix & match vendors at any artisans market that is just not possible when you visit a Mall Wart. ...

...There is always a cost to doing business, and offering a virtual market day at a discount to the buyer allows the seller to incur the cost on actual, rather than speculative sales. 

Virtual Market: Banff November 22-25 (aka, markets we are not at, but you can still shop with us) November 19 2018, 0 Comments

Consider us there in spirit, and enjoy a reduction in cost for your purchase in lieu of our purchase of market space this weekend. Please share this offer with anyone you think might enjoy it. 

Keto / Low Carb Pancakes February 19 2018, 0 Comments

I have been trying out the world of alternate flours. They are usually keto and / or paleo friendly. Today, my pancakes are a coconut flour experiment.

Keto Cookies = Happiness February 07 2018, 0 Comments

I frequently follow a way of eating that loosely looks like a lazy Keto or a paleo style diet. I don't care much about the terms, and each has legions of lovers and haters. ... A stricter version of Keto would not include these nummy treats, but if you're not currently aiming for the low end (20 grams of carbs per day) but if low carb is 30-50 grams for you, these can fit! 

Chocolate Keto Cookies

Free Printable Watercolor Snowman January 21 2018, 0 Comments

During my ACL surgery recovery, I got to enjoy some painting. I've been playing with watercolours to make gift tags, and fun winter things. This snowman is free to download and use any way you like. Sharing is fun! I don't mind a website credit for its use, but not every use lends itself to a credit. You can save it from this post, or a larger version from the store here:


So, How About That ACL Reconstruction Surgery? January 13 2018, 0 Comments

Day 1 - Banff Mineral Springs Hospital, Day Surgery unit. No account of surgery would be complete without expressing great love, appreciation, and admiration for everyone who was a part of my care that day. The pace there is unhurried, and each nurse made me feel like the only patient, which I most assuredly was not.

Let's *NOT* eat all day, K? January 09 2018, 0 Comments

 Ok, fine, I know I can't live forever, but I AM AIMING FOR 100, and I can do it. If a person is eating for longevity and health, that person needs to let the cells clean house. 
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