Category Archives: Active Lifestyle

T-shirt dress for all seasons

When I bought this T-shirt dress at Drizzle & Shine, I knew I’d be able to wear it anytime of the year. My daughter Jean wore hers as a tunic with jeans and I decided to try it too. Perfect … Continue reading

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How to beat the Winter blues – C’mon Get Happy!

When I’m happy, I do my happy dance. When I’m blue, I put on my dancin’ shoes and dance away my blues! I love to dance. I can escape reality while I’m dancing and forget about my troubles. Some people … Continue reading

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Exploring Seattle

While visiting my daughter in Seattle in September, I couldn’t resist buying a new wardrobe at her eco boutique Drizzle & Shine. Here’s one of the four skirts I bought. It’s made by Synergy and I have mentioned this fair-trade … Continue reading

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Brown paper packages tied up in strings

I love it when the postman delivers a package, especially from Drizzle & Shine eco-boutique, which specialize in sustainable clothing. “We specialize in items that are kind to the earth and animals and that are made by people who are treated … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season to be jolly

Christmas bells are ringing, Christmas carols fill the air and the dazzling lights so pretty everywhere. My Spanish style dress is festive for celebrating the joy of Christmas time. Can be worn off the shoulders. It has a black velvet bodice, red … Continue reading

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Schafer Baillie Mansion on Capitol Hill

The Schafer Baillie Mansion is an exquisite Bed and Breakfast on Capitol Hill in Seattle–walking distance from Drizzle and Shine, my daughter’s eco boutique. I wore my new gray Synergy top (fair-trade, made in Nepal) that I bought at Jean’s … Continue reading

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Ruby Slippers

I’m lovin’ my ruby red shoes that I bought at Drizzle and Shine in Seattle. Red is my favourite colour for shoes. These ones are made in USA, with wedge heels, peep toes and hearts. (OKA-B Microplast technology provides a lightweight, … Continue reading

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Life is a Beach

One last trip to the beach before the cold winds blow. We have to endure a long, frost-bitten winter here in southern Ontario. So I take every chance I get to relax and enjoy warm weather. I was made for … Continue reading

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Old-fashioned Picnics and the Simple Life

A Sunday afternoon picnic. It’s such a simple pleasure in life. I packed up a tasty little lunch in my watermelon picnic basket. ♥ Avocado and cucumber sandwiches. ♥ Hummus and radishes sandwiches. ♥ Strawberries and grapes for dessert. ♥ Lemon … Continue reading

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The Eagle has Landed

Looking for a place to take some photos of my white and blue tops yesterday, we found this huge statue of an eagle. It just so happens that these cool cotton tops were bought at American Eagle, so it’s a … Continue reading

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