The Simple Home: Living Well While Spending Less

“Don’t make your life complicated, live simply.” There’s something about living simply that brings a sense of connectedness and grounding. I realize that living “simply” will have various significance from one person to the next; we are all unique. One thing is certain for all of us however and that is, we live in a…

Things I’ve Been Loving

The Chateau Diaries The Chateau De Lelande, a home built in the 16th century is located in the heart of France.  Owned today by a woman named Stephanie it has been lovingly restored and brought back to life over the 15 years she has owned it.  Having spent her life in London Stephanie dreamed of…

Some Of My Faves & Keeping Entertained While Social Distancing.

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift which is why we call it the present. With the uncertain time we are experiencing all over the world and social distancing the new norm, I’ve been keeping busy at home planning meals, cooking and freezing food, taking time to exercise and learning all…

A Weekend Journal: Vineyards, Wedding Bells and Buddha Bowl Recipe.

After a whirlwind couple of weeks it feels good to sit in my quiet studio and write.  The rain came early this morning and we moved slowly preparing breakfast smoothies, doing light house cleaning, watering plants; those mundane chores you miss when life is so busy as it tends to get in the summer.  I…

A Weekend Catch Up – (And Recipe for My Vietnamese Salad Rolls)

  Sunday.  Blue skies and big white fluffy clouds.  The storm has passed.  On Friday and Saturday we got more rain than all of March.  We drove through the storm, my sister, mother and I, along country roads to the town of Langley where we found the perfect dress for my sister’s upcoming wedding,  then…

April Favourites

Hello friends!  These are the things I’ve been using and loving this month 1. Reading  –  At different times, in conversation with my boyfriend I’ve said things that he’s said sounded like something out of a Carlos Castaneda book.  I  had heard about him many times and was curious.  Luckily he has the entire collection…

Essential Oils Derived from Spring Flowers

A clear representation of the arrival of Spring is Nature bursting with colourful flowers.  Not only beautiful to the eye;  many have exceptional health (physical and mental) benefits.  I’ve compiled a list of Essential Oils made with the petals of fragrant flowers and their uses in Aromatherapy. I will share not only the medicinal properties here but psychological profiles as well. Blessed…