Tag Archives: nature

Things that go bump in the night

It was that moment between being awake and asleep, just as you’re slipping into slumber. We heard a huge thud that shook us into being wide awake. “What was that?” I whispered to my husband who was already sound asleep. … 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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Weekend Getaway: Beach Style

Sauble Beach The west coast of Southern Ontario is dotted with beach towns all along Lake Huron. Summer is the best time for taking a road trip to Sauble Beach. It’s not only one of the most popular beaches in … Continue reading

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A Clothing Exchange Party

My daughter Jean hosts and attends Clothing Exchange parties in Seattle. On her recent visit, she brought me this lamé jacket that she knew I’d like. Fits like a glove and I love it! It’s shiny and lightweight. This jacket … Continue reading

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Heat Wave and a Cool Top

What sold me on this cool multicolour top is the unique print which reminds me of Saris: bright and colourful. It’s light and silky. We’re having Florida weather with days hot enough to melt metal. Humidity so high my hair has … Continue reading

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The Tale of the Travelling Top

Once upon a time there was a fashionable blogger named Jodie who had a lovely mesh top. Carmen enjoyed reading Jodie’s Touch of Style blog and one day commented on the pretty top. Carmen had seen a lot of Giveaways offered … 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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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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