time for tags

The end of November is here and it’s time to get in the groove for a little gift wrapping for the upcoming holiday season. What is a gift without a tag? A tag can be more than your standard To and From and can announce various salutations, such as quotes to live by, snippets of […]

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A floral triptych

I found these lovely flowers while on a walk in Kitsilano, and thought they’d make a cool trio along with my film frames. I remember KODAK very well. In fact, I wasted tons of money taking pictures with my little film camera, that were over or under exposed. In those days, you couldn’t redo. You […]

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5 Summer Favourites

There’s so much to love about the summer season. Wherever you spend you summer months, whether it’s working or vacationing, there are many things to appreciate. If you haven’t seen one of my new favourites, see this post on berry picking… I’ve made a new little list ( I could have gone on and on […]

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Summer Notes Pt. 2 Farmers’ Market

Farmer’s Markets are one of my very favourite places. It’s always been amazing to me that people are able to grow such luscious produce. I wonder what their secret is. I currently have one Roma tomato plant and I’m having trouble keeping it healthy, so heaven forbid I should start something from seed! But I […]

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Summer Notes Pt. 1

We’re into it now… Summer. The kids are out or off the computer, families are trying to find ways to stay safe while enjoying the longer days and warmer weather. One Covid-friendly activity is to go berry-picking. 1.You’re out of doors and spread out so you’re in a relatively safer environment. 2. You’re not sharing […]

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Cool Cucumber Salad

Happy Summer! Today I have a cool cucumber salad for your summer get togethers, picnics or for a little everyday variety. To me, summer means different foods than when hibernating for the winter. During winter, I eat more beef, bread, heavier foods. Goodness knows I have no fear of wasting away, but such is the […]

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Something exciting is Coming

This is how my good friend Kim began her latest post…Something exciting is coming. Those words grab you right? Instantly my senses are heightened…what could she mean? Will it be exciting for ME? I would assume so, since she is not one to boast or call attention to herself and besides, she offers classes and […]

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Lilac heaven

I’m swooning a bit today as lilac season has arrived where I’m from and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a bunch of the heady blooms! Do I have my own lilac bushes? Not yet. Our yard is new and it’s a large sand put right now, so a girl’s gotta do what […]

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7 Ways to stay sane this spring

While cooped up in our houses, our apartments and such, avoiding catching or spreading the virus, we may forget that seasons keep on keeping on and we may miss some of the signs that life is continuing its heartbeat. Spring fever is a real thing, especially this year when we are house bound & focused […]

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