Category Archives: Active Lifestyle

Out with the old and in with the new

A New Year; a new house 2021 was a very unusually busy year. Here’s the short story. We moved to Kincardine in December–a charming beach town on Lake Huron in Ontario–about two hours from where we used to live. Here’s … Continue reading

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NORTHERN REFLECTIONS: holiday apparel

Northern Reflections is a quality Canadian women’s clothing company, I’ve been a happy customer over the years (since 1985 when the first store opened) and I’m delighted to collaborate with a company who cares about our environment and values SLOW … Continue reading

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Secondhand sweatshirt from a street vendor

Not your typical sweatshirt, this one has style! Shopping secondhand is one of the ways I like to find treasures and keep things out of landfills. I found this gray BENCH sweatshirt ($6) on one of our weekends in Kincardine … Continue reading

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Black and White Dolman T-shirts from Drizzle and Shine

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Summer Wrap-up

Southern Ontario is a beautiful piece of God’s country. Continue reading

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Endless Summer

S is for Summer. This cotton top has a swirly “S” – it’s a patchwork of 3 different prints. I bought it at the Fremont Flea Market in Seattle five years ago and wore it to visit the Sea Shepherd … Continue reading

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By the Seaside in Blue and White

Ever since our youngest son moved to a small beach town in Ontario, it’s almost like having a cottage. Every weekend we drive up to visit and enjoy life in cottage country. Simple pleasures of walking along the shore feels … Continue reading

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Kincardine: Ontario’s Scottish Destination

What a way to start a summer morning (especially with a busy day ahead) coffee and a stroll along the beach of Kincardine. The locals say that when you live here, you’ll never want to move away. Our youngest son … Continue reading

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In the Mood for Summer

White is my favourite look for summer, although I love white all year round, it’s especially my favourite choice in summer. I love the fresh, crisp, clean look of white–simply devine! This boatneck summer sweater from Simons has a beach … Continue reading

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FLOWER POWER: florals on white

My love affair with florals germinated as a child and blossomed in my teen years during the ’60s. Inspired by my mother who adored flowers; besides having floral prints on her gorgeous dresses and blouses, we had floral drapes in … Continue reading

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