Category Archives: Active Lifestyle

The long, lazy days of summer

It’s been a lovely summer filled with adventures, our first summer living in Kincardine by the lake. You never know how many friends you have till you live in cottage country, we’ve had lots of visitors! Garden parties, picnics and … Continue reading

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Coastal Grandma Style

Coastal Grandma Style Did you know this is a trend? Well, I am a grandmother, I live on the coast of Lake Huron and I love stylish clothes – so I guess that’s me – Coastal Grandma Style. I did … Continue reading

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A Special Mother’s Day

First time having my three children together for Mother’s Day in 22 years! I was so happy that Jean, my firstborn, came to visit us from Seattle! Our first adventure when she arrived was rescuing three baby red squirrels. No … Continue reading

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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

Dolman T-shirt from Drizzle and Shine Continue reading

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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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