Buying or Creating Gift Baskets

Buying or Creating Gift Baskets

Gift baskets and boxes are always a popular thing to give or receive.  But have you ever received a gift basket where there are items you either didn’t appreciate or you didn’t ever use?  I have.  Have you ever stopped and thought about actually making 

Off-Grid and What Does That Actually Mean?

Off-Grid and What Does That Actually Mean?

In today’s society everyone is plugged in and “on” all of the time. For many of us checking our phone for messages, tweets, Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest is a multiple-times-a-day thing to do. I admit, I do my fair share of those things 

Building Trust and Not My Story To Tell

Building Trust and Not My Story To Tell

One of the most important things to me in any relationship is trust. Trust that I am in a safe place to share my hopes, dreams and secrets. Too many times I hear people repeating conversations and stories about other people. Is that really gossip? 

Greatness and Eeyore

Greatness and Eeyore

I don’t know who the quote is from but I found it compelling.  “Instead of expecting love from someone else, try loving Yourself Authentically, Unconditionally and most importantly, Profoundly. The way you love or treat yourself dictates or defines how others are to treat you. 

Road Trip Within BC And Amazing Poutine

Road Trip Within BC And Amazing Poutine

As Spring arrives my thoughts turn to road trips and travel.  With Covid still affecting touring, today I am going to reflect on a particular road trip heading into the interior of British Columbia.  Our journey took us to a great gem in the Cariboo 

Spring And A New Challenge

Spring And A New Challenge

It is starting to look like Spring here on the West Coast of Canada and I love it!  Seeing the green peek out on tree branches and the tulips, crocus and snowdrops start pushing themselves up out of the ground makes me smile.  Those little signs 

A Galvanized Tub And A True Hero

A Galvanized Tub And A True Hero

Picture if you will a blond haired toddler with big blue eyes and an impish crooked smile. A little boy who loves life and loves his family. One who plays in the cool water of a galvanized tub in the backyard during the heat of 

Gardening And A Green Thumb or Black Thumb

Gardening And A Green Thumb or Black Thumb

As far back as I can remember my parents had a big garden and a greenhouse.  My Mom would start planting tomato, cucumber, peppers and any other vegetable of choice in January or February as seedlings indoors.  Over the years she tried various containers to 

Batch Cooking And Square Containers

Batch Cooking And Square Containers

Since I work outside the home I find weeknight meals can sometimes be rushed or when I go to make that “perfect” comfort food meal, I am missing one or more key ingredients.  For me, I have found making a menu of things I want 

You Are Stronger Than You Think And A Bobby Orr Puzzle

You Are Stronger Than You Think And A Bobby Orr Puzzle

Do you ever wonder how some people just seem to be able to succeed at whatever they do?  Or have you ever tried to figure out how some people manage to reach and exceed their goals?  Even more importantly, ever thought:  “I could never do