The bike ride sunbeam that kept me company

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* NOTE: CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING COMMENT ISSUES. We are working on a fix. Thanks for your patience! * The day was ‘family day.’ And it was GORGEOUS out. Not wishing to stay locked indoors, I suggested to my son we go for a ‘family bike ride.’ Fun, right?! Wrong. He had no interest.  Ah, drat. Well, […]

What if undesirable tasks came with prizes? – djm2

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The morning started off like any other… I woke up, snuggled the cats by my feet, (ok, one was leaning against my chin… love that!), then puttered into the kitchen, rubbing my eyes, hopeful to fire up the perfect brew in short order. But when I entered the kitchen, it wasn’t its usual clean and pretty self. The sink […]

Funky Junk’s best DIY of 2015 – then and now

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Well junkers, this is a good time to look over the entire year in one big scroll. So what went down in 2015? Ohhh…. well… I purged, painted, collected old wood, made cool stuff with old wood, organized better, created more storage. Then I saw a little more of the world, then came back home […]

6 survival tips for those that HATE exercising

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6 survival tips for those that HATE exercising   1. Want to be younger? Oh, go take a walk! Literally. DAILY. You’ll feel 10 years younger in a week or so.  * It’s true. Movement will make you much more limber. I actually feel a difference the first time out. . 2. So you don’t like working out? You aren’t suppose […]

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 […]

Happy Father’s Day to nontraditional families

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( 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

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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 […]

Files full of memories

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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 […]