Category Archives: Active Lifestyle

My Canada Colours: red and white

I wore my red and white gingham dress to our Ballroom dance class party. What to wear to a Canadian Barn Dance  Marilyn’s barn is the perfect setting for the festivities. Her county-style decor matches her country-style hospitality. Everyone enjoyed the dance … Continue reading

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Active Lifestyle

I was a hula hoop champion and can still keep it going endlessly like this giff. Seriously, I have to stop on purpose because I can keep it going forever. I only met my match once during one of my … Continue reading

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Live a Little

One doesn’t need a lot of money to enjoy the little pleasures in life and to live a little! By live a little – I mean, let’s learn to live with a little less: appreciate what we have and spend … Continue reading

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Animal Print and Faux Leather Pants

There was a time I thought animal prints were tacky, but I changed my mind many years ago and now I own dozens of animal print items from clothes to shoes, including accessories like scarves and even jewellery. What I … Continue reading

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Dressing Up Jeans

Everyone wears jeans and they are easy to dress up. Velvet makes any outfit look regal. My black velvet blazer and white lace peplum top adds a feminine contrast to rugged denim fabric. (My blazer is another great find in … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Summer

My mom and grandmother took my brother and me to the CNE in Toronto when we were young. That was my first time in this huge amusement park, no pictures but lots of fond memories. Since then, I’ve had numerous … Continue reading

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Walking on the Wild Side

Taking a walk on the wild side with my new leopard booties and wearing faux fur and fringes for a wild style. I love imitating the look without harming animals. My jacket is faux suede, faux trim with laces on … Continue reading

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Houses in Seattle

No, I’m not in Seattle, but I’ll do the next best thing … reminisce … I love spending time looking through photos and today is a good day for remembering adventurous days in Seattle, my second home because Jean lives … Continue reading

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Time flies when you’re blogging

As the old adage says, Time flies when you’re having fun! — I guess that means blogging is a lot of fun because it’s been six years (November 2011) since I began this adventure and it feels like yesterday. Thanks … Continue reading

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Autumn can wait

Last week was perfect for this outfit because we had a heatwave. I’m not complaining–more opportunities to wear my summer clothes and enjoy a stroll along the river by the Old Mill ruins. It’s a picturesque location and people come here … Continue reading

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