How to fuel a wanderlust heart when you can’t travel

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I thought I was going to get the opportunity to go to a massive bucket list destination through work this fall. I’ve always dreamed of visiting New York. When I went to Toronto last year, I was ‘this close!’ But chose to stay there instead as it’s a destination in itself! But when my most recent […]

How to make it when you’re newly single

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Today’s post is a little.. different. It’s very personal. And rather gutsy.  I wrote it a few months ago, but it never felt like the right time to publish it. I honestly didn’t know if I ever would. I’m not even sure why I wrote it! But I was motivated to publish it today for a […]

Don’t be jealous. Just get busy

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I have this artist friend Dan that travels alot. When I worked for him, he’d talk about his ‘next big thing’, travelling to some far off exotic country, for work reasons. I’d listen with wide eyed interest, and was genuinely happy for his success. Then one day, I finally  confessed, “I could only wish.” “What do you mean?” […]

Happy Father’s Day to nontraditional families


( Our Maui adventures ) I grew up in a very traditional, loving family. 40 acre dairy farm, rambling old farmhouse, plenty of country to roam, horses in the cow fields, two great and present parents… I kinda had it all. (my very long story is HERE) Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d […]

What we don’t have… and that’s ok


Saturday started off much like any other Saturday. I took my first coffee over to the computer, and started to aimlessly scroll my Facebook feed. What I soon found was how many directions it took me where I would normally have not spent time. Quickly realizing I was getting sucked into a time vortex that […]

Dream farm, we need to chat

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Dear Dream farm, we need to chat.  When I moved into my current home, it was because it was within my budget and in a nice, family oriented neighbourhood. It was a mess, but eventually as time moved on, I had the help I needed to fix it up. (My story is HERE) Today? My […]

The secret to successful public speaking

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When I wake up each morning, these sweet, beautiful eyes greet me. Everything about this little face speaks the comforts of home… Safe. Calm. Unconditional love. Acceptance. The first sunbeam of the day casts a welcoming glow against my safely tucked in feet, still buried underneath the covers. Not one mistake has been made yet, for the […]

Is an iPhone 6 + really worth it?

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We were still in Disney for Christmas. But in between the luscious dole whips and the frenzy of The California Screamer, my son blurted out, “Mom, I can’t wait to go home!” Still chomping on my churro, (or was it Mickey Mouse pretzel) my brow pulled a puzzled why now… “Say what?! Why? I mean, […]

Files full of memories


I’ve said it before, and you’ll probably hear me whine 100 times more… purging is hard work. VERY hard. And it just got harder, because I’ve officially ventured into “The Zone” I’ve been avoiding for a long, long time. See those big ‘ol metal file boxes? I’ve never been a fan of them. I mean, they […]

When BE is enough


There was a knock on the door today I didn’t expect. First, the delivery driver apologized for waking me up.  Hmm… he didn’t wake me up. I guess I should have taken more time to get cleaned up for the day?  Anyway, upon opening the package, I knew exactly what it was! YES! I wrote […]

How I mentally file inspiration

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Today I had it made in the shade. I had just rolled up my sleeves and was going to kick up some real DIY Christmas dust… when the phone rang. My son’s retainer (braces thing) snapped, so it was time to head to town to get it fixed immediately. After mentally switching gears and leaving the house, I honestly didn’t […]

Happy New Life… with a Christmas decor recap

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Old windows Christmas fireplace mantel With every Christmas season approaching, I always have this vision. The Christmas spirit will one day just explode! Our days will be filled with Christmas music, fluffy hot beverages, and our houses will get decked out into magical wonderlands without a hitch. We’ll have plenty of cookies in the freezer, our […]

18 – Rejoice! You are who you are.

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While waiting for our regular Friday night pizza delivery, I decided to spend a little time in the workshop and work on a new project. It was a drizzly night, but that didn’t matter. With lights blazing, I opened the back and main garage door so I could take in the fresh air and hear the […]