Another awesome #urbex today - I was able to find not 1, not 2 but 3 abandoned farm houses to explore. I actually located 6-7 in a little cluster in Milton/Oakville - but am only going to post about these 3 today. IF YOUR INTERESTED IN SEEING THE VIDEO VERSION OF THIS POST - CLICK… Continue reading Urbex: Exploring 3 Abandoned Farm Houses in 1 DAY!
This weekend I did another awesome urban explore at an old abandoned factory in town. I’m not gonna share the exact location. You may think it’s ridiculous to not share the location of a place you’ve explored. It is an abandoned building after all, what’s the big deal? The reason I don’t share location information… Continue reading Urbex: Exploring an Abandoned Popular Canadian Meat Processing Plant!
I've been slacking a bit in my blogging lately, I hadn't posted much since May really - I took a little hiatus to try and deal with our new norm and since we've been been in the red zone or lockdown for the majority of the last 4-5 months I've been feeling a bit uninspired… Continue reading WOW! THANK YOU! Nearly 37,000 Views. 23,000 Visitors. 202 Followers!
On the coldest day registered this year, my friend Thomas and I decided to stay local for our #urbex and decided to explore an abandoned factory in town. It has been abandoned for decades and I drive by it quite regularly, for some reason it never occurred to me to explore it .... so 2… Continue reading Urbex: Abandoned Leather Tanning Factory Explore!!
Before getting into the meat of this post, it’s important to understand blood typing. Interestingly, 85% of the world’s population are Rh+ and only 15% are Rh-. Most of us don’t know our blood type (if you don’t, I strongly encourage you to find out, it’s so important, especially if you require a blood transfusion).… Continue reading Rh- Alien Blood,Royal Blue Bloods and My Linage to King John I
While I was laying around a few weeks ago, I binged watched the TLC show Extreme Cheapskates. It's an American reality tv series that profiles the lives of those who take frugality to an extreme. Now, let's all be real here and accept that a lot of it appears to be staged and scripted. It may be… Continue reading Saving Money is Great. Saving Lots of Money is Even Better.
𝕄𝕪 𝕓𝕝𝕠𝕘 𝕙𝕒𝕤 𝕓𝕖𝕖𝕟 𝕓𝕝𝕠𝕨𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕦𝕡 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕒 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕠𝕟 𝕀 𝕒𝕞 𝕟𝕠𝕥 𝕪𝕖𝕥 𝕨𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕠 𝕒𝕔𝕔𝕖𝕡𝕥! In 2018 I posted a blog on an up and coming Toronto rapper - who since, has gained the love and respect of many a fan ... to the tune of nearly 20,000,000 downloads on Spotify ALONE! His first album… Continue reading RIP: Toronto Rapper Houdini Killed 🎩 1998-2020 (I Can’t Believe They Took Your Life 😭)
DID THE COOLEST THING YESTERDAY!!! I explored the BC Copper Company Smelter Ruins in Greenwood, British Columbia (BC). IT'S BEEN ABANDONED FOR 102 YEARS! The weather on Big White (Mountain) called for rain all day, that was the perfect opportunity for a day trip! Initially planned to head to Penticton, BC and the weather was… Continue reading Exploring The 102 Year Old Abandoned BC Copper Company Smelter Ruins
COVID-19 social distancing walk and I'm out and about in the great city of Kelowna, British Columbia (BC). Whilst living up on Big White, a trip down to Kelowna would not be complete without taking the time to search for the legendary Ogopogo who reputedly resides in Okanagan Lake. Lake Okanagan is about 250 miles (400 kms)… Continue reading Monster Hunt: My Search for the Ogopogo Lake Monster
In the words of sexy hotness, Matthew McConaughey, "alright alright alright". It's been a hot minute since I've posted ... so I just want to bring you all up to date on the current lay of the land - my year long adventure to South East Asia, COVID-19 and social distancing. What a crazy time… Continue reading COVID-19: My 12 Month Trip of a Life Time Was Canceled, I Quit My Job, Sold My Car & Rented Out My Condo !
I've been nursing a flu/cold since last Thursday. And, while I feel much better than I did at the onset, I leave on my 12 month adventure in 2.5 months and my health is one of the only things that matter to me at the moment. I need to be in top health before I… Continue reading My Journey Through The World of Functional Medicine Pt 3
Happy Super Soul Sunday peeps! Briefly chatting today about the importance of vibes, ju ju, energy -- or whichever word you use to describe the energy you allow into and around your space as well as the energy you put out into the world/universe. A friend and I were chatting a few years ago about… Continue reading Bad Vibes Don’t Go With My Outfit!
Ugh, I've been dragging my butt so hard lately *again* and if I'm being honest, it's been a lot of months, like 6-7 or so! I just thought I was exhausted and burning the candles at both ends and that it would pass (I need to learn to listen to myself better). If you're reading… Continue reading My Journey Through The World of Functional Medicine Pt 1
I am so immensely grateful for each and every one of you who follow and read my personal lifestyle blog, I can't even describe how thankful I am. Never in a million years did I think that when I started my little passion blog in 2016 - much to do about nothing, not having a… Continue reading 20,000 Views! Thank You For Reading Me!
It feels just not too long ago I had posted that I was moving to Vietnam and here it is ONLY 4.5 months away! I can hardly believe it! I have changed the departure date so many times - it was originally end of February and then I had postponed it to March, then… Continue reading Only 4.5 Months Til I Move to SEAsia!
Ok, let's get honest for a moment shall we? How bad do you really want change? Enough to get off your hinney and make it happen? Or are you going to sit there and complain about how you despise your job, how your BF/GF isn't the right one for you, how you've always wanted… Continue reading Do You Want the Change or Just to Complain?
Have you ever wondered what a Life Coach actually does? Have you ever wondered if we're all just shovelling clouds trying to impress you all to drum up clientele? Do you think that Life Coaches are immune to ordinary every day problems because of our training? (Buzzer sound) Most of the time I'd like to… Continue reading Yes, Life Coaches Have “Those Days” Too!
Can't is 100% for the average! You’re better than that 😉 When you aim to live a bigger, more powerful life and follow your dreams - there is no “can't”. Everything is a possibility, even your breakdowns. Aim high, because at least when you land you’ll land amongst the stars 🌟 Namaste T xo #lifecoach… Continue reading Can’t Is The Addiction of Average
I've seen a lot of buzz on the internet lately about some version of the post below - some positive and others negative - and neither are right or wrong - it's all a matter of perspective and opinions depending on how you view the world. I am of the belief that as individuals we… Continue reading Meet The Person Responsible For Your Life
Consider that: “You have the life you're willing to put up with. Think about it, what are the problems of those heinous dark shadows currently spoiling the warmth and happiness of your otherwise blissful life? 🎯 Do you hate your job? 🎯 Are you in a bad relationship? 🎯 Is there something wrong with your health? Fine! Get… Continue reading Consider That You Have the Life You’re Willing to Put Up With
So, you think you can’t do something? You’re too scared? 😱. You can, you are scared AND do it anyway! Anyone who knows me knows I’m deathly afraid of heights. Ask my kids how I am when we take off on a plane. Ask them which one’s hand used to hurt worse from the nail marks… Continue reading Holy Crow! I Conquered my BIGGEST Fear!
It's been a hot minute since my last blog. I've been working a lot the last few weeks (Summer is always super busy in my line of work), I'm also working on growing my Life Coaching business (My Better Life Coach), manning my Arbonne business (pure, safe and beneficial health and wellness products) and still managing… Continue reading Littering and Integrity – What’s The Connection?
Isn’t that the truth?!? How many times do you hear or say “I don’t have time” or “I’m too busy”❓ The fact of the matter is, we ALL have the same 24 hours in a day, and we choose how to spend that time, and with whom. How do you spend your time? Are… Continue reading So, You Don’t Have Time?
Hi lovelies, Happy Labour Day Long Weekend! I have the best news to share with you ... I've finally launched my Life Coaching business. A life coach’s invaluable services have the potential to harmonize and balance people’s lives. As we grow as individuals, we may experience a range of negative emotions, such as guilt, resentment,… Continue reading Passionate About Helping You Live Life Powerfully!
I have tons of obsessions -- an obsession with lip chap, an obsession with recycling, an obsession with traveling, with being right (kidding) and an obsession with True Crime. What is it about serial killers that fascinate huge swaths of the population? What really happened to JonBenét Ramsay? Where is Madeline McCann? Did Michael Peterson… Continue reading True Crime: Are You As Obsessed as I Am?
How often are you offered the opportunity to make money, make a difference, and have fun all on your terms? A few years ago, I became an Independent Consultant with an organization that I fell in love with. I was hard yes to everything they stood for - their stance on the environment, the safety… Continue reading My Team is Growing, Come Join!
Hi everyone, happy long weekend (in most provinces/territories in Canada). I'm so excited and the reason I'm so excited is that I have NO plans. Yes, I'm excited that I have no plans - I get to have a weekend solo to do nothing or everything and I love it. Most of my days and… Continue reading My Travel Bucket List – How Many Have You Been To?
Hey everyone, how are you all doing today? Thanks for reading, I really hope you've all been awesome and living your best lives! I just got in not too long ago from dinner with one of my good friend's who is home for a visit from Japan - she and her family moved there 2… Continue reading Choosing To Be Powerfully Single
One of the best things about creating something from nothing is exactly THAT! Creating something that is POSSIBLE in a space where there is NOTHING (in the way but to create). Last night, my awesome friend, and group member Timothy Holmes and I got to chatting about one of the homework assignments in a course… Continue reading Umm, What’s a Permaculture Community?
Hello all, happy Sunday! Time for some more environment mini posts - brought to you by us @ECOtionally .... Are you up to date with the following? Starbucks Sucks (at plastic free) Did some ECOtionally work today on our next project (stay tuned for more deets!) and decided to work from Starbucks today ☕️. Safe… Continue reading ECOtionally: Environmental Mini Posts (ed: 2)
#HappySuperSoulSunday everyone ☀️ Today I’m doing some more high level planning for my departure in 8 months, if you've been following along with my blog, you'll know I'm moving to South East Asia in 8 months time!!!! I’m so excited, it seems so far away still and I know it’s just gonna fly by at… Continue reading If you could do anything, nothing was in your way and anything was possible ..
These egg muffins are loaded with all your breakfast favourites! Perfect for busy mornings and quick on the go snacks ... I've been eating a lot of eggs lately and was looking for a way to change up the ways I'm cooking them, and decided to go back to an old fan favourite. Recipe makes… Continue reading Recipe: All Day Egg Muffins
I never used to think this way. I used to be of the belief that I wanted the great house, the awesome vehicle, a closet full of name brand clothes - have a Louis Vuitton on my shoulder and Louboutin’s on my feet ... I have all that and more. And, guess what? .... it… Continue reading I’d Rather Have a Passport Full of Stamps
High Tea With Her Royal Highness? Ditch the tea bag .... Did you know that several tea ☕️ bag brands use polypropylene, a sealing plastic, to keep the tea bags from falling apart❓ If you’re eco-conscious ♻️ or even health conscious 💪🏻 and trying to cut down on single-use, man-made materials, you may not be… Continue reading ECOtionally: Environmental Mini Posts (ed: 1)
Here at ECOtionally we have an upcoming 1️⃣ week recycling challenge ♻️ (the week of July 7 to July 14 2019). For the time being it's limited to our local community, However, depending on its success, we will be looking at expanding it in the future (of course there's loot for the lucky participant whose… Continue reading ECOtionally: How We Reuse Items!
Welcome to ECOtionally! My name is Tina Cassidy and I’m the Founder and Leader of ECOtionally, where we are committed to preserving and protecting our environment – one hand – one person at a time. Born of the notion that no matter how small or insignificant your actions may seem, they matter. We believe that… Continue reading I Just Launched My Non Profit – Welcome to ECOtionally!
It's Monday night - I just competed my coaching call, did some promo work, just finished some research on a new project I'm working on .... and about 5 days ago I finished a 3 day JUICE CLEANSE ... I've done juice cleanses in the past, but, honestly it's been a hot minute since I… Continue reading Product Review: Freshii Juice Cleanse
Thank you all for reading my blog ‼️ A few days ago I hit 15,000 views ‼️ I really wanted to redefine my readership this year. I’ve been blogging since 2016 but only sporadically. This year I wanted to increase my followers and my viewership. And thanks to my increased presence and ALL OF YOU,… Continue reading 15 000 Views! 15 000 Thank Yous!
⚠️ I am a ridiculously PASSIONATE person, I don't think that anyone who knows me would disagree. That works to my advantage the majority of the time and at times to my disadvantage ... sometimes I need to be dialled down or be more mindful in the way that I communicate 💬 my passion, and, it's… Continue reading Who Are You? What do You Stand For?
Hi All - Happy Saturday‼️ It's late as I write this. I have my second wind - I have been suffering from the wickedest of headaches the last two days (due to the weather) and spent most of yesterday and today sleeping and laying in bed with an ice pack on my noggin' 🤕. So, today… Continue reading Love Train: Single Ladies Dating Workshop
Dating in 2019, wow, what a scary place! Especially on the heels of watching Dirty John! Didn't that podcast and Netflix series freak you the f@ck out? Seriously, parts of Eric Bana's character in Dirty John reminded me of my ex, parts had me scared sh*tless of dating ever again without doing a full background… Continue reading So …. dating in 2019, this is fun!
IT'S DAY 10/10 and I could keep going with my list of gratitudes ... but I'll wrap the posts at 10, as promised. Randy Travis wrote a song years ago called My Heart Cracked ... some of the lyrics go: Shattered dreams, lay everywhere Broken promises, are all we share I finally took, all I… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 10
DAY 9 - the 2nd last day of things that I am grateful for .... it’s able, it’s healthy, i's responsive and its mine ... ... today I am grateful for my body. It takes a lot for me to actually say that. I've been all kinds of down the last 2 years about… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 9
Today's blog is going to be quick and very to the point ... I woke up, felt the warm sun on my face after a long winter, I see the trees trying to bloom their first leaves ... and it hit me, I'm grateful for THAT! I simple act of nature, but I'm grateful for… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 8
Hello day 7! How are we doing today awesome people? .... we all make them, non intentional - oversights. Today I focus on being grateful for my mistakes Made perhaps via clouded judgment, your perspective of the world, opening your mouth when you should have thought beforehand or that… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 7
DAY 6!!! This morning I woke up, made my tea with my shiny red kettle, poured it into my large Starbucks mug, sat in my lovely sea-foam green chair in my lovely new condominium, with my MacBook Air to write this blog. After which, I will put on my CG jacket and RL boots and… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 6
I'm 1/2 way through my 10 days of #gratitude with this post! It hasn't been hard at all finding things to be grateful for ... Post #5 is about the people in my life who have had an impact - in ways some people have no idea that they even have. Some people are just… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 5
Ok, we are onto day 4 TODAY, I have so many things to be grateful for - we all do - we just have to take stock of everything little thing - things don't always have to move mountains to be significant enough to be grateful for - in fact for me it's quite the… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 4
How are we feeling today for Day 3 of our 10 days of GRATITUDE? Who's all following along with me? Comment below - just say hi, I wanna know you're there 🙂 Today's #3 can certainly be difficult to think of in gratitude especially when we're down in the dumps, we've had our heart broken,… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 3
Welcome to day 2 of practicing gratitude ... Thanks for joining me along my gratitude journey. It always feels more productive for me to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys in this case). There's obviously a reason counsellors will suggest journalling, it just feels good to get it out there! I've been practicing… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 2
I've been trying to figure out what to write about next. I wasn't into researching any more on my family tree. But, I have been spending some time determining what I wanted to do the first month of my move to SEAsia (next year - woo hoo!). Enter INDIA --- I have been wanting to… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 1
It's dreary and rainy out today, and I don't wanna get out of bed. Since I am taking a bit of a break from traveling, I thought I'd focus more so on the Genealogy part of my blog ... I still have so many lines that I need to "EXPLORE". I select which one to… Continue reading On Genealogy: My Connection to Explorer, Louis Joliet!
As you know, I'm a genealogy nut, or more like nerd. I love working on my family tree, although in the past 6-8 months I've barely looked at it more or less worked on it. I can't even remember the last genealogy blog I posted (hang on let me check --- other than a quick… Continue reading On Genealogy: Updated DNA Ethnicity Estimate
Today I unveiled that I made a significant life decision - I plan on moving to Vietnam next year! A couple of years ago I became an empty nester. Parents want to encourage their children to grow into independent adults - there was a time that I would count down the years until I turned 42!… Continue reading It’s Official Folks, I’m Moving To Vietnam!
I've been back from Vietnam for about 2 weeks now. I have to admit it's been tough being back - to the cold, the snow, back to working 9-5, not traveling ... Today I want to share a little about my overall experience in Vietnam. What I loved, things I wished I had done and… Continue reading On Travel: Vietnam – What I Loved and Didn’t Love
As I write this, I'm home, in bed - it's 3:00 AM and I cannot sleep - my body still thinks it's 3:00 PM - jet lag sucks! So I thought, what better time than to start my layover in China 🇨🇳 blog. The process was a lot easier than I imagined, so I thought… Continue reading On Travel: 24-hour Transit Into Guangzhou, China Without Visa
tạm biệt Việt Nam Today, I left Vietnam. The country I have come to love over the last 3.5 weeks It’s a mix of emotions having to go back to Canada. I’ll miss it there, I'll miss exploring, the food, the culture, the adventuring and of course, my eldest daughter. On the other hand, I’m… Continue reading On Travel: Mekong Delta, Vietnam 🇻🇳
Xin chào! I hope all is WELL with all of you ---- I'm continuing my travels through Vietnam this week - in Đà Nẵng and the ancient city of Hội An. I am more than pleased with my trip to Vietnam to date. It's truly a beautiful country, steeped in a long difficult history… Continue reading On Travel: Da Nang and Hoi An, Vietnam
I'd been planning this trip for 4 months - months of research, YouTube vlogs, booking hotels, finding places to sightsee- which cities did I want to visit? What did I wanna see while I was there? Did I want to start in the North and travel South or vice versa? I decided to fly into… Continue reading On Travel: chúc mừng năm mới from Vietnam!
#dryjanuary, have you heard of it? Dry January is a public health campaign urging people to abstain from alcohol for the month of January. I just heard about it in December and thought "why not!" So, Why Ditch The Alcohol? Millions of people pledge to ditch the booze every January! Participants testify to how great… Continue reading I Just Completed #dryjanuary!
I remember watching Three Men and a Baby when it came out in 1987. I was 13 years old. It was right up there for me that year along with Dirty Dancing, Labamba, Throw Mama from the Train and Teen Wolf Too! Awww, those were the good ol' days, weren't they? For people of a… Continue reading Remember That Baby From Three Men and a Baby?
I published Part 1/2 of this series a few days ago. Thank you for taking in an interest in the story of my personal journey on loving an addict. Writing this series is a form of healing for me and is also very cathartic. I hope that in sharing my pain I can help someone… Continue reading Part 2: When Loving an Addict Makes You CRAZY!
I'm not an addict. But, I've loved one! I've been sitting on this post since I wrote it 14 months ago. I hummed and I hawed on whether or not to post it. It reveals a vulnerable side of my life, one of which I tried to hide for many many years, On the other… Continue reading Part 1: When Loving an Addict Makes You CRAZY!
Here I am ... another year has gone by. 2018 has come and gone in the blink of an eye. It really IS hard to believe. I feels like forever ago we had the winter Olympics and it was only this past February! Thank you for joining me on my life journey, genealogy… Continue reading HaPpY nEw YeArS EvE eVe 2019!
Original post (Head to the bottom to see the concerts I attended in 2018) I love MUSIC and to me there's nothing better than going to a concert. Last year I wrote a blog counting all of my concerts and I wanted to continue that list - so I have updated it here in this… Continue reading concert count: update
Happy Super Soul Sunday! Did you wake up this morning and choose to be happy? Life can be complicated sometimes, can’t it? Things don’t always go the way we hope. Work is stressful. Relationships have their ups and downs. Our expectations are not met. And, each day we have a choice on how we go… Continue reading Be Happy on Purpose!
O.M.G. I've surpassed 10k views - 10,055 to be exact! THANK YOU! This is something I never thought would have been possible! Ever! I love that the views are growing. I mean, who wanted to hear the rants and the stories of a woman from Kitchener Ontario Canada? Apparently you did! This blog has been… Continue reading 10,000 Views! Thank You!
UPDATED: Originally posted on June 22 2017 HELLO ALL! HAPPY THURSDAY! IT’S A SOGGY, DREARY AND WET ONE OUT THERE AS I WRITE TODAY … EVER SO FITTING AS TODAY’S BLOG ENTRY #6 FOCUSSES ON MY ENGLISH ROOTS AND FOLLOWS MY PATERNAL GRAND MOTHER’S, FATHER’S SIDE. I HAVEN’T WRITTEN EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT THEM YET, BUT, I… Continue reading UPDATED: On Genealogy – The LEE Side of ME …
I am heading to Vietnam in February 2019, in time for TET - I've booked my ticket and I'm going for a month - woo hoo 🙌🏻 I have a general lay out of what I want to do, but, am looking for some thoughts and feedback from a traveler's perspective of things to do,… Continue reading Ok, World Travellers, I Need Your Help Planning My Trip to Vietnam!
I remember a time long before Netflix, Amazon Red, Zulu, YouTube Channels and Android Boxes when Summer was the worst time of the year for TV - months of repeats until the Fall schedule started ... Then again, I also remember a time that your cable box was connected to your TV by a cable… Continue reading 10 Shows I’m Binge Watching Right Now
Dad,Every November 18th since 2014 is a painful reminder of your absence in my life. I wish I could turn back time and live out every single day of my life as if it were a grand celebration of you. Had we only known you’d be taken from us so soon and so unexpectedly 😭.I… Continue reading Dad, It’s Been 4 Years and I Still Miss You Soooo Much💔
One hundred years ago – on November 11 1918, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – millions of men laid down their guns. This was Armistice Day, the end of the first world war. Germany, the last belligerent standing among the Central Powers, had collapsed militarily, economically and politically.… Continue reading Remembrance Day 2018 – My Family/Friend Veterans and ALL Vets THANK YOU!
I was taking a walk with the dog today around my neighbourhood - I moved back to KW just over a year ago. I was born and raised here. Did a 5 year stint in Toronto (Toronto proper, not the GTA - at Dufferin and St. Clair) and then spent 2 years in Manitoba -… Continue reading #DTKLove 💛
I wanted to share authentically with you today for #supersoulsunday I’m often told by people “you’re so strong” , “you’ve been through so much, and have come through the other side better”, “I wish I had your strength”, “you look great for your age" (and thank you, I think I do too - for any… Continue reading Super Soul Sunday Thoughts🧡
Originally posted on December 31, 2017 UPDATE: Sooooo, I'm finally finished Season 11 and I was able to watch the episode that was shot down the street from me in September of 2017. I'll explain a bit the scene I was there for. By the point that I arrived Yannick's scene had already been shot… Continue reading On Set: Update – Murdoch Mysteries Was Shooting in my Hometown …
Good afternoon, good morning or good evening folks - wherever you're reading this from. I'm writing this today from beautiful British Columbia (BC) - it's so true that they immortalize it on their license plates. I'm out here visiting my youngest daughter who moved here a few months ago to enjoy a less chaotic… Continue reading On Travel: Vancouver, BC and Area
A bit ago I posted a blog called On Health: My 30 Day Trial of the Whole Food Plant Based Diet, I've long since completed my 30 day trial of a whole food, plant based (WFPB) diet. I promised you all an update .... So, here are a few of my take aways from that… Continue reading On Health: Update – Whole Food Plant Based Diet
HELLOOOOOOO followers .... I'm super excited about today's blog on HOUDINI --- a rapper from Toronto, Ontario (The 6). I came across his music earlier this year, this kid's got something special. That's why I was so f*cking ecstatic when he agreed to let me interview him for my blog. Houdini started rapping at the age… Continue reading Exclusive Interview With Up-And-Coming Rapper – Houdini
I haven't written a blog on genealogy in what feels like a long while. We've been going through a bit of a heat wave in South Western Ontario the last few days, it's cooler and less humid today at around 25 Celsius. For the better part of the last week it has been hitting near… Continue reading On Genealogy: Willis Carrier – One COOL Dude!
I have such diverse interests ... although I love fashion, and makeup and dressing nicely in name brand clothes - a huge part has "nerd" labeled all over me, and I'm most definitely not offended by it - I've embraced my inner nerdiness. One of the things I am obsessed about are documentaries --- other… Continue reading The Storm Chaser in Me
If you're new to following my blog (thank you for supporting my journey, I do truly appreciate each of my followers -and please feel free to tell a friend, I try to keep my topics relevant and authentic to me as a person and life), then you likely know that I am .... wait for it… Continue reading On Dreams: my plans to move to south east asia
It's been a while since my last blog entry, I've been feeling so many different things lately, and as I started to type I thought I was actually going to talk about empty nest syndrome, or my plans to move to South East Asia in a few years ... but as I started - I… Continue reading On Health: Why I’m Choosing Complimentary Care
It's miserable out as I write this - it's cold and snowing. To think, just yesterday I was in Cuba and today ... back to reality. I hadn't been to Cuba in about 17 years - but my best memory is that of an aqua blue ocean, sugar-white beaches and mojitos - so, I was… Continue reading On Travel: Cuba, Authentico!
Last week myself along with about 19 other colleagues started a trial whole food, plant based (WFPB) diet. The trial is for one month, and we are to stick to the diet with a rule of 80/20. 8 days in and I am starting to believe more than ever that so much of what we… Continue reading On Health: My 30 day Trial of the Whole Food, Plant Based Diet
I took a bit of a break from my close relatives because I found another interesting leaf hint and decided to follow it. I saw this one before, but, I felt I would have to do a lot of research so I passed. Then I came across something else on the same person and decided… Continue reading On Genealogy: The Loyalist, The Spy and The American Revolution
This line continues down my maternal grand-mother side. This is the story of my great great gramma and grampa on my grandma's dad's side. This is the story of Louis Napoléon Allard and Eva Beaulieu. Louis' Birth Louis Napoléon Allard was born on/about November 24, 1874, in Curran, Ontario to Marie Louise Gariepy, age 20, and… Continue reading On Genealogy: My 2x Grand-Parents – Louis Allard & Eva Beaulieu
I've been trying to determine where next to follow my ancestry line to and which line to write about. Instead of writing about some distant relative, I thought I'd start writing with those a bit closer to me and write backward. I am going to start with my great grand parents on my mom's… Continue reading On Genealogy: My Maternal Great Grand-Parents: Palma Duchesne & Laurette Allard
My first blog of 2018 .... and it's a recipe. I'm in crunch mode - I'm taking the kids and I to Cuba in no less than 5 weeks ..... The other day, I had the sweetest tooth after dinner and immediately after eating a yummy healthy dinner, I dug right into a Caramel Sea Salt… Continue reading Recipe: Unguilty Pleasure – Yummy Protein Cake in a Cup
This post will mark the end to another year - and my first full blogging year. I took some time to re-read some of my older posts and I see how much I've grown as a writer and as a blogger. Thank you for joining me on my life journey, genealogy search, recipes I've posted,… Continue reading My Note To You on NYE 2018 …
It's UFC night here at the house, it's also New Years Eve Eve - the boys are watching UFC and I'm blogging my second to last entry of the year. I'm into UFC but am truly waiting for the Cyborg vs Holly Holm fight. Not that this has anything at all in common with UFC… Continue reading On Set: Murdoch Mysteries Was Shooting in my Hometown …
It's 5 minutes to midnight I just sat down for the 1st time since 1:00 PM. The last thing on my to do list was make the Christmas fave ... Ambrosia Salad. I make this EVERY year for my mom, she loves it. Of course the kids love it too - I mean who doesn't love… Continue reading Recipe: Christmas Winner – Ambrosia Salad
Most Canadians are familiar with the King's Daugther's/Filles du roi. The Filles du roi, were some 770 women who arrived in the colony of New France (Canada) between 1663 and 1673, under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of France. Most were single French women, many were orphans. Their transportation to Canada and settlement… Continue reading On Genealogy: Filles du roi – Descendant of Jeanne-Claude Boisandré
Rev. Obadiah Holmes definitely has some Famous kin. I've covered Abe Lincoln & Amelia Earhart and now I'm covering my connection to comedic legend, John Ritter, best known as Jack Tripper. Another descendant of Rev. Holmes, is Willis Carrier - the inventor of air conditioning (I really love this guy on hot, sticky, humid days!)… Continue reading On Genealogy: John Ritter is my 9th Cousin, 2x removed!
My lineage just gets better and better! To date I have discovered a relation to a King of France, a US President, one of the Filles du Roi, an explorer, a colleague of Samuel de Champlain, a great Uncle who died in WWI in Flanders ... these are just some of my finds ... and… Continue reading On Genealogy: Say What? I’m Connected To Amelia Earhart!
So this was the MOST EXCITING ancestral find to date! The connection, albeit distant - with the most impressive US Presidents of all time - Honest Abe is my 6th cousin 5x removed. I posted yesterday on my connection to Obadiah Holmes - the important member of the Baptist church who was whipped for his… Continue reading On Genealogy: My Connection to President Lincoln
Ok, it's safe to say we all know that I'm a genealogy NUT, I won't even try to deny it. I love learning and I love history, especially when it comes to MY OWN. They say to know where you're going, you've got to know where you've been. I believe in knowing the trials, tribulations… Continue reading On Genealogy: Whipped for Baptist Beliefs – My Connection to Rev. Obadiah Holmes
Late last night, I couldn't sleep, I decided to do a bit of digging on some hew "hints" on my Ancestry.ca site and take closer look into my DNA profile. A while back I posted a blog called "On Genealogy: My Quaker Connection; Descendant of John Milk, British Colonial America, 1662" which traced my roots… Continue reading On Genealogy: My Salem Witch Trial Connection
I actually wrote this last year ago but didn't post cause I wanted to respect my brother's privacy. I'm really trying to do is show how strong he is. This is a tribute to his grit and will power. We’ve all had a time in our lives that are beyond difficult to cope. When… Continue reading Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough People Do 💪🏻
'We Are Less As A Country Without Gord Downie In It' - Prime Minister Trudeau I had to wait a few days to write this, I just watched the documentary Long Time Running two days ago ... so I needed to collect my thoughts and emotions before I got to it. I want the WORLD… Continue reading no dress rehearsal this is our life: the passing of canadian legend – Gord Downie 😭
🎶 "In West Philadelphia not born nor raised, in Kdub is where I spent most of my days 🎶" --- which is why I decided to take my next trip to Philly. I love to travel, I love history - all kinds of history and Philadelphia is steeped deep in American history. The primary reason for our trip… Continue reading On Travel: Philly, The City of Brotherly Love