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Are You On ‘E’?

Do you ever have those moments where at the end of the day you have nothing left?  You literally fall into bed and collapse for the night?  I know I have.  I also know that I often get to the point in a week where I am like the Energizer Bunny – going...

Canada

Reasons Canadians Should Be Proud

Happy Canada Day.  July 1 is Canada’s 154th birthday.  With the nearing of this holiday, it got me thinking of reasons why Canadian’s should be proud. I am not a worldly traveler, but I have travelled a small bit.  We lived a short time just outside Chicago for my husband’s schooling, we have travelled...

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A Savory Summer Salad

Are you like me and love salads in the summer?  Every Wednesday throughout the summer, I can be found prepping in the kitchen various weekend salads for the cottage.  I love when I find that perfect new savory summer salad. One salad that I not only make throughout the summer, but also...

My Birthday Boy

How do you celebrate birthdays? Do you do anything special for your family? Your loved ones? Your friends?  I certainly do.  I love to go all out and make my loved one’s birthday special.  It brings me so much joy in doing so.  Today, we are celebrating our son’s 18th birthday.  Our special birthday boy.   And...

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Fitting In Your Fitness

Are you a busy mom? A busy Wife? Or simply unable to organize your day to fit in ‘you’ time? I know I have been there.  Some days, by the time I am up, have organized the household, get to work, home from work and meal plan – by the end...

Boldt Castle

Summer Staycation

Summer is fast approaching which means kids home from school and holidays.  What do you normally do for your summer holidays? Do you travel far? Head to a cottage? Or, stay close to home?   We have done a mixture of everything for our summer holidays?  We have travelled to Ireland (check out...

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Peanut Butter Perfection

Have you ever fell upon a recipe that you just cannot wait to try out?  I certainly have! One that I recently discovered (On National Peanut Butter Day no less), were these scrumptious, mouthwatering peanut butter perfection cookies. Cookies make the world a better place….. This recipe came across my Facebook...

A Heart Attack

How is the health of your heart? Is it hurting?  It is joyful?  Is it hardened?  Or even broken? The health of your heart is not only indicative of your physical health (how and what you eat or how often your exercise), but rather, the health of your heart is indicative of the...

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When Life Gives You Lemons… Drink Water!

Summer is just around the corner and if you are like me, your thirst increases in the heat.  However, do you have a hard time drinking enough water?  I know I do.  I know I should be drinking multiple glasses of water each day, but at the end of the day, I have...

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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...