Author: Christine

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...

meal planning

Sunday’s Left-Over’s = Monday’s Mains

Are you a busy mom or parent who struggles to prepare delicious weekly meals for your family?  Are you finding yourself grabbing Subway take-out or throwing in a pizza more often than you would like?  I know I have been there and I have done that on more than one occasion.  Then, I...

Sir John A MacDonald, life in black and white

Life In Black And White

Are you a history buff? Did you enjoy learning about history in school?  Are you fully immersed into Ancestory.com?  I would say my answer would be no to all of these questions, but I do love history related aspects now.  I love stumbling upon an old picture and  think, “ how lovely was their...

sunday dinner, family dinner

Sunday Yummy Sunday

Did you grow up in the 80’s?  How about the seventies? The sixties? Or the fifties?  I grew up in the eighties.  My parents, well they grew up in the fifties and sixties where your dad went to work and your mom stayed home.  Those traditions carried over into my upbringing with Sunday Traditions...

snowshoeing, snow much fun

Snow Much Fun!

Do you struggle with outdoor exercise in the winter months?  I know I do.  My husband and I do try to continue with our walks frequently, but I must say, when it is -10 degrees Celsius or colder… well, I like to stay indoors.  One activity that has us longing for each weekend...

learning minutes

Learning Minutes

Have you ever tried something and failed?  If I am completely honest and you are honest with yourselves…. I would bet the answer to be YES.  I call failure – Learning Minutes.   How do you react when you fail at something?  Do you laugh it off? Do you get angry?  Do you get upset?  I...

slow cooker beef and vegetable soup

Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup

Do you have a Go-To soup?  The kind that you know everyone loves and is simple to make?  I do and it is not Chicken Noodle Soup (although, that is commonly made throughout the winter months as well).    My go-to soup is a slow cooker beef and vegetable soup. Soup is a lot...

isolation, bubble, covid

Bubbling in Isolation

When are you happiest?  What is involved in your favourite memories?  When do you feel the safest? The most loved? When does your life spark joy?  Is it at a time when your family has gone away? When you feel alone and isolated? Or is it when you are amongst family and/or friends –...

finding your purpose

Finding Your Purpose

Do you post selfies to your social media accounts?  Do you find yourself counting the number of ‘likes’ each post gets? Do you compare your selfie picture and its ‘likes’ quantity to your best friends post?  I know I have and if we are all honest with ourselves, we all...

dream boards

Dream Boards

We are about to jump into a brand new year.  2021. What will this year bring us?  What adventures or challenges may come our way?  What will we strive to accomplish? When you enter a new year, do you often feel overwhelmed? Excited?  Scared?  I have and I do.  A...