Fall Photography Favorites

As Autumn is my favourite shooting month, I have put together a few of my fall favourites. These are most of the essentials of my photography during September- October as I mix and match for my flatlays. A wood or canvas backdrop is perfect for arranging items and both evoke a darker and cooler mood. […]

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Good morning!

There’s nothing that sets my day off with a pleasant jolt to the spirit more than a hello or good morning from a  stranger. Always unexpected but always appreciated, it is a personal acknowledgement that validates that I. Am. I often walk early in the morning, preferably on a nature trail but lately, in the […]

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Peach Vanilla Cheesecake Trifle

You’ve heard the expressions “Sweet as a peach” and “Everything’s Peachy” right? Where I am from, peaches are equated with summer, sunlight and backyard barbecues boasting peach bellini’s, peach pie and peach flavoured iced tea. Last week, some friends gave us a flat of peaches, perfectly ripe. If left uneaten, they would only last a […]

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Blueberry Meringues

If you have a sweet tooth like I do, then you should think about adding these delights to a luncheon or summer party. They are colourful, chewy and so easy to make. I have used blueberry syrup for these but they could easily be made using a raspberry, blackberry or for you Canadians-Saskatoon berry syrup […]

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If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee, I might tell you that life is good and I am lucky to be enjoying it with good health. If we were having coffee, might warn you that I am a wee bit clumsy, so you may see me spill some of that coffee on my shirt or shorts. Don’t […]

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WordPress Photo Challenge

Ooh shiny! That was the challenge of this week, aimed to prompt us to think about what we cannot resist. I can think of many things that I am drawn to over and over but this time, I had to post this photo of white sand coral from the Caribbean. The first time I saw […]

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7 Tips for enjoying a Botanical Garden

Each time we pass by a beautiful botanical garden while on vacation, I sigh. When we had a family at home, we were always too busy to stop and if we did have time, I normally had 4 plus kids in tow and the idea of dragging them around a large flower garden didn’t seem […]

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Super Simple Watermelon-Blueberry Treat

Who doesn’t love watermelon on a hot summer day? This treat will cool you down in no time. This super simple watermelon shaved ice is the perfect antidote to the blazing heat- a great light and tasty dessert perfect for the whole family. Let’s get to it. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 8 […]

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A page from Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. I am having a series of unfortunate events and it seems as if I have landed smack dab in the middle of Murphy and his black comedy. Road Trip, European Vacation or Planes Trains and […]

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