About Rural Notion

Rural Notion is about our dream to experience everything rural Newfoundland has to offer! 


We are natives to the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and we both grew up in Central Newfoundland (NL). Mike and I both lived in the beautiful city of St. John's for several years. In St. John's we re-met in our twenties and started dating. After a brief stint in Alberta and Texas we moved back to our hometown of Grand Falls- Windsor. 

Back in Central NL we started to explore the region with a fresh view, and fell in love with the Bay of Exploits and Notre Dame Bay. We started dreaming about learning to sail, going cod fishing with friends, and eventually spending our weekends at our cabin on the ocean. 

We agreed that life was too short to daydream, so we are working to make our dreams happen. We purchased an acre of undeveloped land on the ocean and we are building a cabin ourselves from scratch.


Welcome to our home! Please grab a hammer, crack open a beer, and follow along with us and our Rural Notion.



P.S You can learn more about our dream to build a cabin on the ocean in our post "A Cabin on the Ocean".

Meet our little family...

Christina Blanchard





Hi, I'm Christina. I am the one writing the blog. Here are some things about me:

  • I love running & am training for my first marathon, I also play recreational volleyball

  • I have a degree in Engineering & I am currently working towards my professional engineering licence

  • I am passionate about cooking & music

  • I am addicted to podcasts &  audiobooks


Mike is my partner in crime. He is the one pushing to get things done, he is a doer through and through.​

  • Lover and player of Basketball (go Raps go!)

  • Owns and operates Hi- Point Industries, an environmental product manufacturing company

  • Passionate about boating, motorcycles, & gardening

  • Addicted to buy-n-sell websites (no joke)


Duke is our best bud! He is a mixed breed we adopted so we aren't sure exactly what he is. We think he is pointer & beagle. He gets the call of the wild, if he sees a squirrel or rabbit he takes off! Duke loves meeting new friends, sleeping in, and going for runs!

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Want to say Hi? Have a question (or maybe a concern) about something you've read on our site?

Or are you interested in working together on a project?

Shoot me an e-mail, I'd be happy to chat!



About Christina

I'm Christina and I live in the beautiful Canadian province of Newfoundland & Labrador. We are building a cabin by the ocean in rural Notre Dame Bay. Come along with Mike, Duke and I as we pursue our version of the Islanders dream!

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Disclaimer: The information given on this website is for reference and inspiration only. When starting a building project always consult professionals and follow local laws and regulations. 

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