My Dirt

She’s only 11. Well, 11 and 3/4 to be exact. I can’t keep her from growing up much longer and I don’t want to force her to give up her youth too soon but the fact is that she’s already in middle school, her body is changing (sorry B if you read this), she’s babysitting 3 siblings without hesitation or … Continue reading


A place to call home. It’s nothing like what I imagined it would be. Once upon a time my dream house was all laid out on paper with professional designs and all the bells and whistles you could dream of. Appliance garages, his and hers walk-in closets with an accessory vault, wine cave, library balcony, butler pantry, blah, blah, blah. … Continue reading

best quotes from The Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt

Hitting the treadmill on a chilly raining spring day is a necessary evil but give me my iPad and my headphones and I can run all day long…well not all day but for an hour or 2 Kimmie Schmidts for sure. I cannot get enough of this show which is a brand new, original series from Netflix. I’ve just finished … Continue reading


I just realized that in mid February, I was ‘officially’ 3 years cancer free. Pretty amazing considering the last few months have been a roller coaster of lumps and tests and needles and stitches. I know the last time I updated about my health it was with a huge sigh of relief that my oncologist’s hasty diagnosis of a relapse of … Continue reading

beach waves kids

Lets be honest, Hawaii can make anyone happy. Forget Disneyland, Hawaii is the happiest place on earth, people and I found, that without question, Hawaii makes happy kids.   Life gets simpler. Everything is on “island time”. I get lots of sleep (this is key). The vitamin D tank is filled to the brim. Everything is good. Our time on … Continue reading

Okanagan Spirits

This is my office today!   If being away from my home office and my husband away from his office office for 3 weeks, means that we both plug in for a few hours here and there to work remotely from this beautiful place then I’m all for it. Sometimes the lines between work and play get blurred but really, … Continue reading


When we started dating, I told him that I was not at all into Valentines day, this is our Valentines story.     I don’t need a day with over priced roses and chocolates and a dinner out with all the other couples who want to declare their love at a noisy, crowded restaurant. I never did. I want romance … Continue reading

honibe vitamins

    The kids have been excited for this family holiday for just about a year. We’ve been talking about it and planning and checking things out online and researching for so long that it felt like it would never come. Poof! The trip is here and all I could think about in the weeks and days leading up to … Continue reading


  Remember when I posted this awesome video time capsule? Well as of February 2, 2015 all you Android users can see how great it really is. Get the One Day App for ANDROID here!   And just for the fun of it, here’s a new video I made with the girls enroute to Hawaii (please excuse the airport announcements in … Continue reading

kids on a beach

  My favourite time of day. Sun is going down. Kids burning off the last of their energy and the daylight. Aloha XO

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