Sign Up for September's NaBloPoMo

The theme for September is HEALING. ...more

Heal Your Heart and Mind with September's NaBloPoMo

As bloggers, our best tool for healing is the written word, so we are going to ask you to write your way towards healing this month. Whether you were emotionally affected by the shooting of Michael Brown, or have another event in your life where you ...more

Add All of Your Blog Posts to August's Open Thread

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more

Sign Up for August's NaBloPoMo

The theme for August is MNEMONIC. ...more

Dive Into Your Memories with August's NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month?  ...more

NaBloPoMo September 2014 Blogroll

The theme for September is HEALING. ...more
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NaBloPoMo September 2014 Badges

The official badge for September. ...more
so adorable!! I will be grabbing one for my blog and participating this month =) ...more

NaBloPoMo September 2014 Prompts

The theme for September's NaBloPoMo is HEALING. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in September—or even if you're not!—here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free writing!) ...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 44

What's on your gratitude list as we bid farewell to August and look ahead to fall? I'm grateful for the ever-nearing opportunity I'll have to see my family and some old friends when I visit Victoria in October - now that September is practically here, it seems like my trip is that much closer, and I'm getting more and more excited about it! Hope you'll join me in this week's Gratitude Linkup! ...more

"Trying again" check-in

A little while back I shared that I was trying again - that is, getting myself back on track with healthy living in order to reach and maintain a healthy weight. It's only been a few weeks since I made that decision, but I thought it was time for me to check in and let you all know how I'm doing. ...more

Even Pets Can Have Chores

No able-bodied human or animal would live in my house without contributing in some way to our householdOur pet guinea pig pushed his luck one day when I discovered why Guinea pigs are called PIGS. It is because they eat just like real pigs that’s why.I was losing patience with ours; every time I opened the fridge that little rodent would squeak like crazy, begging for another vegetable....more

7 Quick Spiritual Gardening Takes

Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.  Robert Brault One is nearer God’s heart in a gardenthan anywhere else on earth. by Dorothy Frances Gurney...more

FROM THE BELLY

Once again it is Friday and time for story telling in 100 or so words by Friday Fictioneers.  It is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  I am screaming and howling out my tall tale of 100 words.  Do you know how stress relieving that can be?  Try it for yourself and see.  I tell no lies - no much....more

Photo Friday: Warmth

My choice for today's Photo Friday picture actually has a double meaning related to the "Warmth" prompt. The first is obvious - flaming saganaki! - but the second is the "warm" memories I have of the occasion. ...more

IN AND OUT OF THE WOODS

I'm back from the woods again. I can feel the vibrations of busyness as I enter the city limits - the hum of electricity and traffic. I can smell the aroma of fast food and concrete along Idylwyld Drive. The quiet and coolness of the woods are left far behind - along with the sweet scent of spruce pine needles....more

EOS...not just a lipgloss...

EOS is End of Summer. And it's that lip stuff that comes in the pod like container. There are approximately 10 of these in various colors rolling around my house and car. Most unrealistic packaging gimmick I have ever seen. ...more
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UPcycling Rugs

This is all about UPcycling, NOT REcycling . Sheets  can be recreated into gorgeous crocheted  rugs. Crocheting rag rugs is so much fun to do because it is fast and satisfying.I crocheted each rag rug in  a few  hours, from one single sheet and half a queen sized duvet. No pattern needed;  just make a magic circle, squeeze in 8 to 11 half double crochets into the loop and start crocheting around. I varied the rows with  half double crochets and double crochet stitches using a size Q hook…fun, fast, frugal!...more

My two cents’ worth on working from home

Almost three years ago now (I truly can't believe it's been so long!) Peter and I moved to Windsor, Ontario and I started working from home (part time) for my employer in Victoria, BC. Though I'd never really seen myself as the work-from-home-type prior to giving it a try, I quickly discovered that it actually fits me well - and that furthermore, I absolutely love it. ...more