Perfect peonies

There once was a girl who loved flowers She’d gather in sun or rain showers As peonies were her best  Much better than the rest She’d play with their petals for hours…       Peonies are perfect, and have long been my favourite flower. It dates back to childhood over 50 years ago, when […]

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Wedding Bliss

Weddings are lovely and…..long. And they should be. It’s no small thing to herald  a relationship to the world. It takes time and planning, but it’s a joyful celebration of two souls, two hearts. This weekend we attended an extraordinary Sikh wedding, robust with ritual, tradition and colour! If you have never been to a […]

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Anxious rituals

Do you have any anxiety rituals? Do you do well living with chaos or a haphazard environment? Do you feel more in control when you have a tidy house? Do you feel a calming peace once you completed vacuuming or when your yard has been  mowed and your flower beds look pristine? If you’re anything […]

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Setting Goals

I am and always have been a goal-setter. My poor kids haven’t had a chance to be otherwise even though they’ve tried hard at times to do the opposite, but when your mother is an A-type, it really comes down to a coin toss as to which offspring will inherit that gene and which ones […]

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Weekly Pleasures

Another weekly pleasures post! This post always makes me smile because there is always something to smile about. If you can’t see the silver lining or recognize the amazing little moments, then it’s time to start! Life is just better when you can take note of worldly pleasures. And with that… Chamomile tea- I have […]

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With Health in Mind

I think we take our health for granted. At least, I sure do. When I’m feeling well, my focus is on family events, photography, travel, what we’ll have for dinner etc. Like many people, I don’t think about health- namely the physical issues, until they scream at me making their impact known. I don’t really […]

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Black thumb

I swear that I have a black thumb… While my mother makes magic with plants ( they positively flourish in her presence), I struggle to keep mine alive. The photo above is from last year, when I bought some darling succulents in an attempt to create a  display cluster of green on my kitchen window […]

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My Happiness Box

I was reading one of my favorite magazines Bellagrace, and inside was an article that had me thinking. Topic: Happiness, and what would you include in your Happiness box? I’ve been pondering most of the day. The truth is, so many small things make me happy. Maybe not jump up and down happy, but deep […]

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Gotta love cake!

Who doesn’t love cake? You gotta love cake! Last Saturday, we had friends over who we have not seen in a good while. So naturally, the occasion called for a dessert. I have my go-to recipes for dessert, and this one has recently joined my list of fool proof, deliciously moist cakes, so I quickly […]

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Weekly Pleasures-April

Where do I start? Now that April has brought some spring weather I can finally, FINALLY begin tackling  a few much-awaited chores. The snow has come and gone and come and gone so many times and with the most snow in our area in over 30 years-we are just now seeing it melt away. There […]

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