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


( 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 […]

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 […]

11 – Take care of yourself (with video)

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I have been exceptionally blessed to have led a pretty healthy life. Aside from a few fender benders for aches and pains, I have never even spent one night in a hospital room, except when my son came into the picture. And even THEN, I was an adoptive mom, (<— story there!) so I stayed for him, […]

6 & 7 – Know your limitations, and know how to chill

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Did anyone notice I skipped out on posting yesterday?  I was rolling out a huge, wordy one. But when I clicked publish, I lost half of it. A corrupt cut and paste. Not good. And at 1:30 AM, I wasn’t about to pound keys for another hour to fill it back up. Limitation #1 – no more […]

Today, I chose plain and simple… grateful.

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Today was a very nice day. My son is at his Dad’s, which left me completely in my own element. It’s been awhile. My morning coffee started out on the patio. I could feel the heat of the day firing up, but was in no rush to partake in rushing. My Kicking Horse coffee was as […]

6 reasons why we joined a (real) gym

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Do you remember my hilarious post about my gym with a view on the mountain? Well, I truly do love my outdoor evening walks! I regard them as nature’s gym with revolving scenery. With outdoor breezes sweeping your face, and the fact that it’s FREE, a workout doesn’t get much better than that! Trouble was, my son didn’t like walking. And I wanted to […]

Saved by a babbling brook

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Ever get in that place where there’s too much to do? So rather than just get productive (which would seem obvious), you shut down instead? I arrive there more frequently than I care to admit. You see, I’m an overthinker.  Desiring to get productive with a new project, I’ve paced through my home for a […]