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Beautiful Sisters – Watching Them Grow Through Annual Photos

two sisters growing

Since the youngest could sit I have been taking an annual ‘sisters’ photo of my daughters each summer overlooking a beach in this beautiful cove near where we live.

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30 Ideas For Kids Indoor Activities

It donned on me, with the suggestion from a brilliant family member, that we have a fair number of kids indoor activities we have done ourselves. We have used them over the years to keep busy and occupied while … you guessed it… indoors. We have been social distancing at different times, for one reason or another, before we even knew there was actually a term for it!

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The French Riviera

Nice, France

Nice, France

The French Riviera has always been a bucket list item, but for some reason a rather intimidating one. Paris has been on my radar for years and because of hubby’s work more accessible. But the French Riviera was calling my name and this past trip when plans changed, we saw an opportunity and made it happen.

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An IMPROMPTU Trip To Provence France!

Ever planned a European trip in a week (well 8 days to be exact)?! Well we did. The Hubster had last minute work come up and I have a strict never say no to Paris clause (ok I made that up – but I stand by it). So we got busy planning, on what was arguably already a very busy week. We left for Paris with only an inkling we might end up in Provence, France.

Provence, France
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Dedicate A star

dedicate a star

What do get the person who has everything?! Or what if you are searching for a personalized gift? Or maybe even just wanting a sweet sentiment for someone you love? HR MacMillian Space Centre has a fabulous Dedicate-A-Star Program which ticks every box and nearly every occasion (and in several different price points too)!

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A Parisian Week In Spring


Paris is always a good idea!!

A Parisian week in spring is an even better idea! Even if it meant some whirlwind planning of only a week to make it reality. I wasn’t about to turn down Paris in the spring. And of course it did not disappoint.

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Paris In The Winter

Hello breakfast on a heated patio.
A warm lunch of delicious soup á l’oignon and chocolat chaud.
If ever there was an excuse needed for such. Paris in the wintertime is it. Sights are even better when sandwiched between these delicious moments, in the city that has perfected them.

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Reusable Bamboo Cups

bamboo travel cup

Hands Down the Best Travel Cup I Have Ever Used!

We are always looking for small changes we can implement into our routines to make better, greener choices. So when I first picked up one of these Peggalish Bamboo Travel Cups I was sold by how lightweight it was. Meaning I could keep it in bag and not really notice the added bulk. Then I tried it out and was delighted with the warmth of the cup and lack of taste transfer to my beverage. I generally hate the plastic or metal taste given off by traditional travel mugs. I have a few ceramic ones, but they only last so long, are heavy and of course breakable. These seemed like a welcome option. Continue reading Reusable Bamboo Cups