Category Archives: Animals

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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Elephant Print Kimono and a Butterfly Pendant

While shopping in Port Dover recently, I bought this black and white elephant print Kimono. I love the comfort and style, but it was the elephants that made me smile. 🙂 Elephants are vegetarians, their size and strength amaze me! They … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS!!!

That’s the message of GOOD FRIDAY and RESURRECTION SUNDAY! I’ll be celebrating the Easter season with dancing. Through the years I get invited to teach celebration dance to people from various denominations, as well as doing worship dance presentations. Just … Continue reading

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Gas Works Park – Seattle

What was once an eye-sore and toxic waste site has been transformed into an industrial playground and urban park with man-made rolling hills. It’s a perfect place for a picnic overlooking beautiful Lake Union. Jean wrote about it on her blog. The … Continue reading

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Birthday Adventure on Whidbey Island

This February Jean treated us to a weekend getaway on Whidbey Island. It’s the place I’ve been looking forward to visiting ever since Jean wrote about it on her blog. The ferry crossing Puget Sound was amazing! We drove on … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Bunny

If you know me, you know I love supporting small businesses and artisans. When Brooklyn Bunny contacted me, I was more than happy to promote this company for several reasons: ♥ designed by artist Johanna Thompson ♥ cruelty-free yarn ♥ made … Continue reading

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Leather is not Fabric

I have heard people use the term “fabric” for leather. Leather is animal skin, but I guess people prefer the euphemism—fabric. The little bunny on my sidebar lets readers know that my blog is fur-free. I wear faux fur to promote … Continue reading

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VegFest and a Body Bag

Our city hosted its first VegFest on the weekend. I wore my body bag. Did you know that’s what they call fanny packs in Germany? They use the English words body bag! Apparently, fanny packs are back in style. I bought … Continue reading

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Flowers for Easter

No signs of life and no flowers anywhere. The calendar says SPRING but the weather is not cooperating! It’s cold and windy with patches of snow. I wouldn’t be surprised if we have another snowfall in April, after all, this … Continue reading

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Why do women wear fur?

Or men, for that matter. Every year since blogging I do a special post for my animal friends (as well as consistently promoting fashion with compassion). My first memories of women wearing fur was my own dear mother. In the … Continue reading

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