Tag Archives: Canada

Daily Photo- Proud Canuck

Patriotic me…Olympic mitts, scarf and fleece pillow…


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Green Gables, home to Anne, in Prince Edward Island, over 100 years of entertaining the world with her spirit and red hair..

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to one and all.  May the spirit of love, joy, peace and family find you well and safe, not just now, but every day of the year.

May dreams, wishes and hopes come true and may all of you be happy.

Take care and see you all again soon.



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Pictou, NS: Str8 Scenery

Str8 and I stayed in Pictou, NS, to go to the drive-in movie theatre.  A first for Str8.  So, we stayed at a fabulous B&B, the Willow House Inn.  Turns out, I knew their daughter well-she was my doctor’s receptionist for years, and then worked at one of my jobs with me!

Willow House Inn B&B..Str8 & I loved stayin there.

We enjoyed the town very much.  Historic, quaint, pretty.  It really reminded me of the cottage resort towns in Ontario.  I was very happy with the weekend. Wonder what adventures next summer will have?

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PEI Vacation Photos 1:Str8 From the Island

Just a completely bononkers random photo post of some pix from our PEI trip to visit my best friend Connie and my goddaughters.

(As some random posts have inevitably shown up here, being totally not related to relationships and such, I figured I would just go with that, and keep up the  ADHD approach…to blogging) wink.


..and wonder who is in this shot?....


in the haunted fun house in PEI, Str8 and I enjoyed..

Sandspit amusement park, Cavendish PEI- we took Connie & the girls for the day

Summerside PEI, home to Connie & ma gurls..

nothing says yummy better then Cow's on the ferry into PEI..

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Str8 Dirty on Diva Clean: Companion

So, on a timely note, Str8’s sisters popped in to say hello, while I was at work. I had a coronary, thinking about people being in my house in it’s current condition.  Although I was told there was positive response, I am voting to tear through this place.  Kim and Aggie, please come on in!

just a point of reference from the article.





Lynda Reeves launched the home decor and design movement in Canada.  While not as well know as Martha Stewart, Lynda is more than just our version.  The House & Home empire is one of our best.



Lynda Reeves, Design Goddess





One of my idols







Reeves has the most taste of any decor designer I know.

and then

Steven Sabados and partner Chris Hyndman, recently







we have Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman, gurus, design gods who started with their own firm, now helm their empire, based out of the studios at CBC, home to their highly rated and loved daytime talk show.

Their last true design series






They out grew their original TV series, Designer Guys, and let newer home gurus take the helm.  They had a short lived run with this one.

The Designer Guys







Back when they first started and helped to revolutionize design in Canada, and became celebrities as in the U.S., and overseas.

Hellen Buttigieg, organizational goddess








Personal coach, design diva, therapist.  I love this woman!!!







this lady knows how to get it done, and efficiently and neatly and fabulously.

Hellen's TV series






and this was the launch of the next great design empire to grace Canada.

one of her later design series.  Debbie has become a champion of good, and an angel to so many, with shows about helping people and surprising deserving ordinary folk






this one she helped young people get the chance to do good with their lives, by giving them the chance to learn on this reality like show the skills to build a new life.







a leader in do-it-yourself. loves her





her latest angel design series, where she surprises unsuspecting local heroes with suped up rooms and home renos.  She gets the community to do the work.

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Urban Canadian Dolls: Hit or Miss?

Great Idea

Came across this picture this week.   Seems the creators wanted to have Canadian dolls to represent girls from Canada, with background stories, to help them learn about their country, be proud, and learn morals about being a good person. Great Idea. But as it is a Canadian thing, I at this time, have not seen or heard of these dolls.  But rest assured, I will investigate this more.

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