Four Decades of #love- It’s Our #Anniversary


DH and I have been together for forty years- hard to believe! We met July 9, 1982, on his eighteenth birthday. It was also our high school’s graduation party. There was a huge after-dance party out at a friend’s farm with at least half of the grads attending. So many people, loud music, alcohol (the…

Book Review: Sweetheart Cove (Blue Haven Book 1) by Jacquie Biggar


Today on my blog, I’m sharing a review of one of Jacquie Biggar’s earlier books. I’ve read two of hers to date, and below you can check out her … Book Review: Sweetheart Cove (Blue Haven Book 1) by Jacquie Biggar I’m honoured to come across this wonderful review for Sweetheart Cove from Jay. Thank…

What Does the New Normal Look Like #Family #WorldViews


What is your new normal? Life has changed for all of us. Whether we like it or not, Covid-19 is an eyeopener. It shows that humans aren’t as invincible as we’d like to believe. Like many others, I’ve been struggling to get my bearings. Half the time, I feel like a balloon floating in the…

Positivity- #SundayStills #Photography


Lifting the spirits with positivity- Sunday Stills Challenge Terri Webster Schrandt chose a wonderful theme for this week’s challenge- what lifts your spirits? You can view Terri’s photos or join the challenge here. Number one on my list of things to lift my spirits would have to go to my grandson. He’s truly the light…

#BookReview- Twenty Years After “I Do” by D.G. Kaye #Memoir @pokercubster


May/December memoirs. In this personal accounting, D.G. Kaye shares the insights and wisdom she has accrued through twenty years of keeping her marriage strong and thriving despite the everyday changes and challenges of aging. Kaye reveals how a little creative planning, acceptance, and unconditional love can create a bond no obstacle will break. Kaye’s stories…

Give Thanks #GratitudePost #Family


Gratitude What gratitude means to me. This is going to be a rather personal post, but I feel the need to put into words my topsy-turvy state of mind. I guess it all started a couple of years ago when my daughter and grandson moved to the other end of the country so she could…

He’s Still the One #Anniversary #FamilyFirst


Hard to imagine it’s been thirty-five years since DH and I said the big “I do” and began what would be a journey together filled with love, laughter, and yes, tears. I remember being a nervous wreck that day. No one mentioned how stressful it is to plan a wedding- thank goodness I had the…

Baking up Memories #FamilyFirst #Dessert #Recipes


One of my favorite treats my mom always made was Lemon Poppyseed Loaf. She had a baking table at our local Farmer’s Market where she sold Nanaimo bars, Butter Tart Squares, Rocky Road Squares, Lemon Pies and the most delicious glazed loaves. Customers would line up to buy her desserts and she rarely had leftovers-…

Hardwired by Andrea Bills #Suspense #BookReview


When Navy Seal Operative Luke Kiersey, who suffers from amnesia, is finally granted leave after five years, he finds himself driving to a house he doesn’t recognize in a town he’s never been to. The house is home to a beautiful woman and a little girl with big blue eyes. Day after day, he drives…