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This is my 100th post!  In honour of this very special occasion, I wanted to look back at some of my favourite posts and discuss where I’m at with my goals for my 32nd year! I have a number of favourite posts, all for various reasons.  Some posts I like the writing, others I like […]

Gratitude Gems: A List

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I’m thankful for too many things today to narrow it down to just one, so instead here are a bunch of little gems! 1. It’s my niece Laurel’s birthday today and she is such a sweet and happy […]

Random Acts of Kindness: A Rant

I’m having a little trouble with one of my goals because, apparently, I’m too “kind.”  Yes, “kind” in quotations because some people, I’ve discovered, have a skewed sense of the meaning of the word. Let me back up.  I was inspired by an Aunt to set a goal of completing 12 random acts of kindness […]

And now to interrupt my regularly scheduled programming…

I’m just a girl who likes to write and my main outlet is this blog.  I have no illusions about this whole blogging thing – I understand that there are millions of them and that mine is just one tiny dot in a sky full of stars.  That is, until I was nominated for an award. What happened […]

Gratitude Gems: The /’Thee-EH-tah/

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! This weekend I was fortunate to spend a bunch of time with my mom.  We enjoy many of the same things so this weekend we indulged in one of our favourite past times: going to the theatre (pronounced […]

A Boring Read

I really love to read.  I go through spurts, but give me an awesome book and a comfy chair and I could stay at it for days.  It’s why I joined two book clubs, why I have a huge wishlist on, and why getting to read a chapter book to my niece is one […]

Mini Garden Spaces

Moving to our new place was a big adjustment in many ways, including leaving our garden.  Who knew growing up that I would care so much about a plot of dirt and some plants when back then my mom had to force me to help with the weeding.  I absolutely hated weeding, and I mostly still do […]

June Fitness Challenge: Planks & A Border Collie

We realized about two weeks in that we may have gotten in over our heads with our rescue pup, Harlowe. The day we picked her up, she had just undergone her spay surgery and was on medication for the next 5 days, so she was understandably subdued during almost the entire first week.  A few […]

It’s Not in Me to Give, Apparently

Canadian Blood Services always tells us, “It’s in you to give,” but I’m starting to seriously doubt whether it applies to me.  I’ve tried countless times but there are so many checks and balances along the way, it’s almost a miracle if I ever give a donation.  If you’ve never given blood, here’s a preparatory […]

Gratitude Gems: So… Tired…

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I’m exhausted today.  Last Wednesday was our anniversary and so we had a full day of doing whatever the heck we wanted together because it was also a stat holiday and we both had the day off!  Getting […]