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

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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 […]

My VRBO gambling habit

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Maui Sometimes you’ll find gaps in my blogging schedule. And that’s because ‘the current zone’ I’ve sunk myself into hasn’t allowed me to surface yet. Getting stuck in zones can eat me alive. Anyway, because that whatever it was took so much time out of my life, I’ll write a blog post about it, but then leave […]

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 […]

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 […]