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Accumulated Baggage

Accumulated baggage. The stuff of life that stays packed in our cases, like the outfit we took on a trip, but never wore. Some of us only accumulate a small carry-on, while others tip the scales with the weight of … Continue reading

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Love the Life You’re In

Despite our best efforts to embrace each & every day, some days can be more difficult than others, in seeking gratitude for the life we have been given. To love the life we are in. In a world where we … Continue reading

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Mom’s the Word❤️

 When I began this blog 4 years ago, this was one of the first posts I wrote. As we approach Mother’s Day this weekend, I thought it was worth a re-post with a few updates.   May 6, 2013: We … Continue reading

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Hearts Alone

When I met my husband’s family many years ago, I learned very quickly that they were a card playing family.  Euchre was & is their game of choice. Rather stunned to hear I didn’t know how to play, his grandfather … Continue reading

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Going on Safari-1st drive out

There can be no doubt that the highlight of our trip to South Africa was our safari experience. That is not to diminish the beauty of the the other areas we explored but to come face to face with with … Continue reading

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Share the love❤️

This morning, I was impacted by a post written by my friend Norm over at Norm 2.0. Norm hosts a weekly feature called Thursday Doors where he invites fellow bloggers to share their favourite door photos from around the world. … Continue reading

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Family Traditions

Many of us practice family traditions, particularly around this time of year.  One we established with our kids from a very young age, was making the annual trek to a local tree farm, in search of the perfect Christmas tree, … Continue reading

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All Hail the Queen

If there is one thing I have learned in my lifetime, it is the value of true friendship. Those people in your life who stand by your side through thick & thin, through the good & the bad.  Their friendship … Continue reading

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Welcome to Shamwari

Originally when K & I talked about travelling to South Africa, our intent was to participate in a volunteer project while we were there.  Unfortunately, due to some time restraints, we were not able to participate in this kind of … Continue reading

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The upside of social media

At the age of 16, I took a job at a summer resort about 2 hours north of where I lived.  As a child, I had spent many summers vacationing here with my family. I was hired as a chambermaid, but … Continue reading

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