I love blog awards. They help to give bloggers encouragement to keep doing what they are doing while putting the spotlight on them for others to see. There are many blog awards out there. Admittedly, I have been nominated for quite a few of them. The Real Neat Blog Award is one that I hadn’t heard of previously. However, I am excited about it. I was nominated for this away by Geraldine from Geraldine Talks. Thank you so much, Geraldine! The Real Neat Blog Award Real Neat Blog Award Rules Display the award logo Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blogRead More →

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October has arrived. I don’t know about you, but it feels like the closer to the end of the year we get, the faster the months pass us by. I could have sworn that only yesterday was the beginning of September, and yet here we are, a few days into October. A new month means it’s time to talk about my goals. The last couple of months have been a bit crazy and I haven’t been hitting my goals. However, that has not deterred me from continuing to set them each month. Before I share my October goals, let’s take a moment and see howRead More →

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August has come to an end. I don’t know where the month went. It was the beginning of the month and then suddenly it was over. Time sure is flying and it has me thinking about the upcoming fall season, which inevitably means getting ready for winter. August was kind of a crazy month and admittedly it meant a lot of my goals got overlooked. Despite that, it was also a great month, as I was able to see my grandmother for the first time in three years. Before I share my September goals, let’s take a moment to see what happened with my AugustRead More →

Ontario boasts 280 Provincial Parks. Neys Provincial Park is one of many located in Northern Ontario and offers plenty of hiking, boating, camping, and other activities. Located within a short drive of town, this park is the perfect place to spend a weekend or several days. Neys Provincial Park – Camping Boasting nearly 150 camping sites, Neys is a great place to stay for a few nights. Over half of these sites offer electrical services, which is great for those who camp using a trailer. Generally speaking, you shouldn’t have any problem getting a spot. However, if you are like us and decide to goRead More →

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July has come to an end and it’s hard to believe that the summer is half over. With August’s arrival, it’s time to set up a new list of monthly goals. I’m not going to lie, July was a bit of a writeoff in many ways. Too many distractions, family visits, enjoying the nice weather and other things kept me busy in ways I hadn’t expected. Before I share my August goals, let’s take a moment to see how I did with my July goals. How did I do with my July goals? Life goals Read at least 10 books. Almost didn’t happen, but squeezedRead More →

I was recently nominated for the Vogue Parody: 73 questions about me by Roger from Mind and Love. I’d never even heard of the Vogue 73 questions about me thing before, so discovering this parody of it was a fun treat. Normally, I have a hard time answering questions about myself, but this was actually quite easy – minus a few of the questions. So sit back and enjoy learning a bit more about me. Vogue Parody: 73 Questions About Me What is your favorite Starbucks order? I’ve never been to Starbucks. So, yeah, feel free to disown me now if you must. What doesRead More →

June is over and with it, we shift into the second half of 2019. Where has the time gone? July’s arrival means it’s time for monthly goals. June was a crazy busy month, and as it sits, I have no idea what July will be like. It could be busy or quiet. Before I share my July goals, let’s take a moment to see how I did with my June Goals. How did I do with my June goals? Read at least 10 books. Just barely. I still read every day, but certainly didn’t put as many hours into it as previous months. Check outRead More →

The garden season has finally arrived up here in the North! This has been a long time coming and after such a long and cold winter, I am so excited. Finally, I can get my hands in the dirt and start growing things. Of course, the weather played its tricks on us. The first half of the month was unusually cold – even for up here. And then it turned abnormally warm. On top of this, we had almost no rain this month. Needless to say, thanks to that, the garden was planted a bit late.¬† This garden update June 2019 covers all that IRead More →

Canada Day is just around the corner. For weeks now the stores have been filling up with Canadian flags and other red and white items. There will be barbeques, red and white food, and fireworks galore. But what about other ways to celebrate Canada Day? As a proud Canadian, consider doing something to celebrate the day that would make Canada proud of you. These 5 unique ways to celebrate Canada Day will help you do just that. The best part of these ideas is that they are budget-friendly. Plant trees But Canada is full of trees, you say. Well, yes and no. It all dependsRead More →

Hello June! We are mid-way through the year already, can you believe it? Time just seems to be flying by. The arrival of June means it’s time to list my June goals. I know June is going to be a fairly busy month, thus I made the decision to cut back on my goals. This will allow me to focus my time and energy on some things that really need to get done that have been put off for too long. Also, it’s the final month of school, the boy is in soccer and it’s getting nice enough outside that I don’t want to beRead More →