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If we met for coffee

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If we met for coffee, I’d order a refreshing iced coffee with milk for myself (what would you have to drink?), and we would claim a patio table outside the café so that we could enjoy the gorgeous sunshine and soft summer breeze while we chatted. [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Red

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What is your favourite part of summer? There’s a whole lot to love about the season, but I especially delight in the abundance and variety of fresh, ripe, sweet fruit available throughout the warmer months. So although I had several photos I could have [click to continue…]

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The Alphabet Salad Connection

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The theme of this month’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) challenge is Connect – and since that particular topic is rather near and dear to my social-loving heart, I thought I’d tackle a few of the writing prompts now and then as I [click to continue…]

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Photo A Day Challenge – June 18-30, 2015

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Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canucks! In honour of the holiday I had a little fun decorating my profile pic (I do love photo editing apps!), and present it here so that non-Canadians can share a little bit in the fun and celebration of [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday No. 50

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

As you may (or may not!) have noticed, June was a real bust for me in terms of keeping up with my daily blogging practice. Early in the month I decided to skip posting on a day when I’d been busy and didn’t feel particularly compelled to write – and that, being my [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Soft

Photo Friday: Soft

Photo Friday: Soft

Photo Friday

NaBloPoMo May 2015

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gratitude

Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful dad, who is at the top of today’s gratitude list. He is a terrific father in a whole lot of ways, but in light of the tragedy in Charleston this past week I must say that I am especially grateful to him for instilling the understanding [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Flowers

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My heart has been heavy ever since hearing about the tragic deaths of nine people in a racially-motivated execution which was carried out in the midst of a prayer meeting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. [click to continue…]

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Photo A Day Challenge – June 1-17, 2015

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More than halfway through June? How can it be?! Guess it’s time for me to share my first batch of photos from the Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day Challenge.

Incidentally, this month I’d [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday No. 49

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

This week has been all about the tangling for me – learning patterns, starting (and finishing!) a project, and even trying my hand at a new technique. I’ve been having a lot whole of fun with it, and I’m excited to share the results with you. [click to continue…]

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gratitude

Happy Sunday! Wherever you are, however you might be feeling, whatever the weather, there is always something in your life for which to be grateful. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to stop and consider your blessings and then share some of them [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Atmosphere

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One of the spots I love most in all the world is Pagliacci’s Restaurant (Pag’s, for short) in Victoria, BC. The food is absolutely divine, the atmosphere loud, bustling, and energetic, and the warm terracotta-coloured walls with New York City-inspired mural [click to continue…]

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My Food Dislike List – UPDATED!

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If you happen to follow me on various forms of social media, you may have seen that yesterday’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt of “Disgust” inspired me to post a photo of a big bunch of cilantro (shudder!)… and the subsequent stream of comments that followed [click to continue…]

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Happy Tangleversary to Me!

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Exactly two years ago today (that would be June 9, 2013 for those of you keeping track at home!) I opened a new-to-me book (One Zentangle A Day: A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun by Beckah Krahula), learned [click to continue…]

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Just on the off-chance that there was ever any doubt in your mind that we really, truly, honestly DO live with four cats, I present you with photographic proof – the first picture I’ve been able to take of all four of the furry beasts together in one place [click to continue…]

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gratitude

Today’s post features something a little unusual at the top of my gratitude list – my new glasses, which I just picked up this week. I’m feeling grateful about them for a number of reasons: that the woman I dealt with at the store was very patient with [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Road Trip!

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I will admit right up front that my selection of picture for today’s Photo Friday challenge prompt of “Road Trip!” is very, very silly. It’s something I set up for a previous Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day Challenge (the prompt in that case was “Yellow”), and I happen [click to continue…]

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Photo A Day Challenge – May 17-31, 2015

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Well, the month of May is now history (at least for this year!), and I’ve already moved on to snapping my daily photos for the Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day Challenge in June – but this is the first opportunity I’ve had to actually share the remainder of last [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday No. 48

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

A very Happy Tangled Tuesday to you, Alphabet Salad readers! It’s been a fun week of creativity which included a bunch of new patterns learned, a challenge completed, AND a finished project all wrapped up, so let’s get this tangling show on the road! [click to continue…]

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#MicroblogMondays 40 – How do you keep up?

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With somewhere around a bazillion blogs (give or take!) filling the blogosphere with words and pictures, information and instruction, observations and resources, keeping up with the many (many, many!) bloggers you’re interested in following can get [click to continue…]

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