mother's day

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is fast approaching.  Depending on the stage of life you are in, Mother’s Day may have a different meaning or approach to you.  Do you have little ones? Able-bodied teenagers? Or adult children who do not live at home anymore? Regardless of your life ‘stage’ – Mother’s Day is a...

avocado

Avocado Awesomeness

Do you get excited when you discover a new tasty find?  I do.  An added bonus is when I find out the fantastic health benefits of it as well. That for me, is the fantastic avocado. It’s simply a whole lot of avocado awesomeness. If life gives you avocados, make guacomole. A...

feeling drained

Feeling Drained

Do you wake up exhausted or find you need a nap by 1pm?  Is your head full or are you just feeling drained all the time?  If you answered YES to any of these, read on for a few simple daily habit changes that could restore your energy levels. Lately, I am...

on the plus side

On The Plus Side

If you overheard others talking about you, what would you hear?  If you could see your own funeral, what would others speak or write about you?  How do you wake up in the morning? Go about your day? If you sat quietly and thought about it, do you tend to look on...

banana bread

Beloved Banana Bread

Do you have recipes that you know when you are making them, your family, or certain members of your family beam with delight?  That type of baking that results in that great big hug upon discovery?  I certainly have a few of those and one of them is banana bread.  When I think...

Easter

Keeping Up With Traditions

Easter is fast approaching which means spring has arrived.  Flowers are (or will be) blooming, trees starting to bud, and the Easter Bunny.  As you may have read in some previous blogs, I love traditions and even though my own children are in the adult age ranges, I am still keeping up...

St Jacob's

St Jacob’s Staycation

Have you ever been to Waterloo? Kitchener? St Jacob’s?  We travel to Waterloo a lot.  One of our children attends University not far from there and we often require a place to stay either upon pick up or drop off due to having a near 5 hours drive.  The Holiday Inn Express and...

st patrick's day

My Favourite Leprechaun

What does St Patrick’s Day mean to you? Green beer? Late night bar adventures? Green hats, shamrock glasses, and leprechauns?  Well, to me, it means celebrating the love of my life – my husband.  You see, he was born on St Patrick’s day and his heritage is Irish, so March 17 is...

visions, dreams, children's book,

A Vision Bursting Into Reality

Have you ever had a dream or a goal and thought maybe it was too far of a reach?  That there was no way it would happen or be attainable?  Let me begin to tell you that anything is possible if you want it to happen.  A book is a dream you...

toronto, fairmont royal york

A Toronto Get-A-Way

It’s hard to believe that a year ago, I was in Toronto, by myself, heading to a Rise Conference by Rachel Hollis.  I was so nervous to go since I was going alone, it was over my birthday and it was something I had never done before.  It was amazing.  As you most...