Category Archives: Country Life

A Midsummer Day’s Dream

Every time I see bales of hay or straw in a country field I’ve wanted to do this. At age 64, my dream finally came true. Climbing up on this huge bale was so much fun! Not a big dream, but it was … Continue reading

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Made in Italy

This cool cotton summer top is made in Italy. It’s loose and flowy, comes with this cute scarf that I can wear around my neck, tied as a sash around my hips or worn as a hair band. The top … Continue reading

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Instant Pattern Mixing: flowers and leopard

What I like about this dress is that it’s designed with a patchwork of pattern mixing: flowers, leopard and an abstract print. The front is different from the back and it’s also asymmetrical which gives it a unique designer look. I … Continue reading

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My Country Western Look

… with a southwestern flair! Nothing says country western more than a vest with fringes and this one is faux suede that I picked up at Suzy Shier (Canadian women’s fashion store). Fringes are FUN!!! Although sold separately, this southwest … Continue reading

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Style Challenge and the Donkey Sanctuary

Visiting the Donkey Sanctuary near Guelph, Ontario is something I’ve been wanting to do ever since friends of ours told us they volunteer there. The sanctuary is home for 75 rescued Donkeys (plus even more if you count the mules … Continue reading

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An Apple a Day

So the old adage goes … It’s apple harvest time in Ontario, when we take our annual trip to the nearby village of St. George to go apple picking. This was the first time for my two grandchildren and they … Continue reading

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Green Acres

Farm living may not be the life for me, but I love to get out in the clean, country air, away from the busy city life whenever I can. I’m a little bit country, but mostly a city girl. I … Continue reading

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