pleasantly surprise me

I found this quote on Pinterest the other day and it caught my attention because the words mean something to me. I should literally print it out and stick it on my fridge or bathroom mirror so that I can see it each and every day. Source: via Bruna on Pinterest Until  now, I have ...continue reading

bits and pieces of fun


As soon as the weather kicked into sunshine mode, summer began in full force for my family and I.  Since here where I live in beautiful British Columbia only manages to get a good two months of warm, sunshiny weather for summer, we have no choice but to take advantage of every minute of it. So we ...continue reading

a friend is …

The other day, while having a chat over coffee with a friend, we ended up in a discussion about friendship. The friend, from here on out, will be referred to as Judy to protect her identity. Judy confided in me that for the last year or so, she has been struggling with her feelings about a ...continue reading

instagram happy + a birthday party


I think I'm the only person on the planet that does not own an Iphone. Story of my life though. I'm always technologically behind the times. My teenager and husband both have Ipod Touches and use them only where wireless is available. Last Christmas, hubby broke down and bought me an Ipad ...continue reading

bffs, besties, buddies, girlfriends

Best Buds

Since we were little girls, my best friend Rosa and I always dreamed we would grow up, get married and have daughters who would end up being best friends like us. Well, we did have daughters and although they're only six, they're well on their way to building a pretty good friendship. I guess ...continue reading

old friends, new friends, true friends


My life has been filled with an abundance of friends. Those who have come and gone and those who have stuck around. I would rather have a handful of girls in my life who come by the name friend honestly than too many friends who say they are friends but really are not. A friend is there for ...continue reading



It's Tuesday, which means time for Quotable Bits with Bianca from Bits of Bee.  Last week, I spent a lot of time searching for random quotes. I found two of them I liked. {via here} Originally, I saw this one in my news feed on Facebook. I had to laugh when I read it because, on some ...continue reading

let’s BEE friends with Hope!


I am happy to welcome back my #Lets Bee Friends feature! It went on hiatus a month ago in lieu of celebrating my one year blogiversary throughout the month of October. I've missed it immensely! As you will soon discover, I've slightly changed the format of the guest feature.  No more ...continue reading

the ups and downs of blogging

Ever get tired of blogging? Ever feel like you've lost your writing mojo? Like everything else we do in life, sometimes you need to take a break from something so you can appreciate it better. Maybe refocus. Maybe appreciate the things in life you miss out on when you're always glued to ...continue reading

making friends on twitter: the rules

Before Twitter, I was a Facebook junkie. It was a great venue through which I could keep in touch with friends and family anywhere in the world. I got bored of Facebook very quickly. When I started blogging, my husband introduced me to Twitter. I didn't get it at first because it was nothing ...continue reading