Pesky pests…go away!

Let’s talk for a minute about outdoor pests. There are a lot of them. Some of them are small, some of them are large. Some bite, others sting, and some just make a mess. At the end of the day, a pest is called a pest because we don’t want…

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Our journey to minimalism

About a year ago my husband got on a kick about becoming minimalists. I wasn’t on board. I just didn’t get it. Having moved as often as we have, we had already gotten rid of a lot of stuff. And I really wasn’t into the idea of living in an…

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World Water Day 2019

Today is World Water Day.  It’s a big one for me. I hold it near and dear to my heart. You see, I’ve always been a mermaid.  As a child I wanted to be a marine biologist.  I know, common, but it was real for me. Except we lived in…

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Lessons learned from a hurricane

The universe is a funny place. Sometimes you feel like you can never catch a break, other times you feel like life is falling into place…and then a hurricane hits. Sometimes the hurricane is metaphorical. For me, today, it’s literal and her name is Florence. It’s been a tumultuous year…

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Game Day!

Well, it’s that time of year again…the day when my husband likes to abandon all attempts at healthy eating to fully embrace all that is the Super Bowl! I am one of those people who is not that interested in football.  While I enjoy an excuse to gather with family…

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Good Night Gord

I have never been a die-hard Tragically Hip fan. I don’t own every album and I don’t know the lyrics to every song – but I know the sound of Gord Downie’s’s voice in my sleep. The Hip have been around for almost my entire life – I don’t remember…

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A night of remembrance

I firmly believe that in a lot of ways our world would be a nicer place if we could all go back to a simpler time.   A time when technology didn’t make everything so “easy”, when we had to be more self-sufficient.  In our home we are working, bit-by-bit,…

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ZZzzzzzz…..

Sleep. It seems easy, right? Just close your eyes and relax. How hard can it be? Well, apparently pretty freaking hard sometimes. My baby is 10 months old. He doesn’t sleep. I don’t mean he doesn’t sleep through the night, I mean he doesn’t sleep more than 90 consecutive minutes.…

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