Celebrate Local

Something that I’ve embraced in the last few years is local…shop local, buy local and celebrate local. Everything from farm fresh vegetables, egg and meat suppliers, fruits, honey etc. In addition, micro-brews, cider houses, kombucha, and wineries in my region. Now, move onto items such as local retailers supplying clothing and other apparel, personal items 

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Nurture, nature, or what?

We recently had to spend a Saturday driving to the ‘big city’ to buy my daughter pointe shoes for her ballet. It’s not that we couldn’t get them close to home but it can’t compare to ‘The Shoe Room’ which is operated by National Ballet of Canada. When I was growing up I always wanted 

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Downtime

Downtime, what is it? Do you get it? I realized after this past weekend that sometimes you really just have to stop, like literally….stop! And make time for yourself or time for you and a best friend, spouse, or just alone. My husband and I planned on Saturday to take our daughter to dance, bring 

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The Snow Plow Parent

Recently, one of my kids was ┬áplanning to meet with a friend and I realized that things are much different now then when I was growing up, in many ways of course. But what I’m referring to specifically relates to this recent situation. My husband said to me once ‘It didn’t matter where I went 

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The Encore

So, what is it…the sound, the lyrics, their look, or live shows? Is it simply the longevity, the branding or the vibe? In a word, yes! It is the ensemble that is ‘The Rolling Stones.’ As I mentioned in my previous blog whether you are a fan or not when you walk through The Rolling 

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A Rolling Easter Parade

            So, what do these 6 celebrities have in common? Is it their smiles or the fact the 3 of them are wearing a hat? Is it the music that they make or sing? Perhaps they all went to school together?!! In fact, it’s none of these things. Let me 

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United Nations – Cropping Daze and Confused

You may ask… what could bring together a Police Woman from Detroit, a self employed mother of three from Komoka, and a mother/daughter team from Brown City Michigan to Kitchener Ontario…well the love of scrap booking of course! This past weekend I spent 2 full days helping to promote my favourite (and only) scrap booking 

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Sisterhood

The other night I hosted a meeting for my women’s group, P.E.O. and I have to say I am always reminded of how amazing this group of women is. All were very tolerant of my crazy new puppy and I think because she’s a girl, thought she was entitled to attend. Having my husband near 

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